Learn to make authentic pasta and sauces in the traditional style. You will learn old world pasta methods and history of each pasta, regions they came from and sauces that go with them.
Now is your chance to learn to make authentic pasta and sauces in the traditional style. You will learn old world pasta methods and history of each pasta, regions they came from and sauces that go with them. Monthly cooking classes are offered from the Bare Naked Noodles kitchen and private group classes are also offered at your home or office. Cooking is great for team building and family bonding! Bring your appetite and learn to make your favorite pasta and enjoy the fruits of your labors! $50 per person. Special group discounts available.
Pasta 101 Cooking Class
Bare Naked Noodles, Birmingham’s maker and wholesaler of fresh homemade pasta and sauces located in a retail shop on Highway 280 in Greystone. This 2,000 square foot catering kitchen is also known as a “ghost restaurant” where Bare Naked Noodles sells the tomato basil sauce, artisan hand made pasta, infused olive oils, 38 different flavors of ravioli and prepares traditional Italian dishes for carry-out. Bare Naked Noodles offers a daily rotation of fresh Italian lunch and dinner dishes that customers can carry-out and enjoy in the comfort of their own home or office. Bare Naked Noodles offers gluten-free, and special grain pastas as well as vegan, vegetarian, and the “Whole 30” nutritional program.
Bare Naked Noodles also offers a “Grab n Go” freezer section where people can cook gourmet meals at their leisure. Bare Naked Noodles is the best of both worlds. You’ll get the Italian inspired foods that have always been your favorite with Southern style. Locally owned and operated by Linda Croley since 2011, now sells her fresh pastas and sauces to Piggly Wiggly, both locations of Andy’s Farm Market, Pepper Place as well as Ross Bridge Farmers Market. Bare Naked Noodles runs a lucrative catering business and produces pasta for numerous restaurants and country clubs.
Linda Croley says “We make pasta the old school way: hand-rolled and formed using equipment they was used many generations ago in Italy.” Linda retired from the world of financial services after 25 years. A native of Long Island, New York, Linda learned all about making pasta from her Italian grandmother and had a desire to share this culinary art with her adopted hometown, Birmingham, Alabama. “I grew up at the knee of my Italian grandmother and she taught me everything she knew about pasta making,\” Linda said. \”When I retired I decided to pursue my passion for making pasta.” Linda initially set up shop in a commercial kitchen at the Chef\’s Workshop, eventually earning a spot at Pepper Place.” There, she was able to connect with local farmers, chefs, and other advocates passionate about fresh, healthy, locally produced food. \”That changed my whole world because I was able to demo the pasta and the sauces to tons of people and get their feedback,\” Linda said. \”I started using ingredients from the farmers at the market and I use as much locally grown items as I possibly can.”