Date Night
Taste of Italy
with Jake Zyrek


Monday 6/19/2023
6:30 – 9:30

Culinary Classroom


Indulge in the flavors and ambiance of Italy while honing your cooking skills and sipping some great Italian wines. Guest chef Jake will lead you through the creation of a delicious salad, light handmade pasta dish, and a few simple sides to round out the meal. Italian food is Jake’s specialty, so grab your friend or partner and indulge in this fun and fabulous opportunity. Price is per person and includes wine.


About the Chef

Jake grew up in southeast Michigan, where he started cooking with his grandma as a young kid. He got his first job in the service industry at 12 working as a soda jerk in an old timey ice cream shop in his hometown. From there he worked in pizza shops and catering through college before leaving MI for culinary school at Kendall College in Chicago. While working and attending school he got his first chance to come to Colorado, interning at Larkspur in Vail. From there he spent the next 15 years in the fine dining world working all over the country, from Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Denali park Alaska, and now finally finding a home in Boulder. These days Jake teaches at a few cooking schools and works as a private chef. In his free time he enjoys refinishing furniture, being outdoors as much as possible, and learning as much as he can in all facets of life.