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TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023 | 6:30 PM

with Chef Vince Pianalto of Brightwater

Fresh off a great trip to Italy, Chef Vince is back in the HKS Kitchen to teach us all about tortelli pasta.  Similar to tortellini, tortelli pasta is said to have originated from "torta," a type of medieval pie the Italians revamped into many different types of pasta dishes we know and love today.  In this class, guests will be greeted with savory bread paired with Chef's choice of olive oils from our neighbors at Fresh Harvest.  Participants will then follow Chef Vince's instruction to make a traditional Italian-style tomato sauce.  Then dive into learning the techniques to create these pasta "dumplings" stuffed with ricotta and seasonal herbs. Chef Vince will discuss tools and ingredients needed to recreate this authentic Italian dish in your own homes.  Recipes will be provided.

 *All class ticket sales are final. No refunds or credit transfers to other classes are available.*



Brightwater Instructor Chef Vince Pianalto is originally from Springdale, Ark., and credits his parents and grandmother for being instrumental in his enthusiasm for cooking. As a curious child, he enjoyed working alongside them to learn how to cook.

Vince’s work experience includes being owner and chef of La Maison des Tartes in Fayetteville, owner and chef of Bouchee Bistro in Fayetteville, and owner and chef of Vicenza's Italian Restaurant, as well as the culinary coordinator for William Sonoma in Rogers and a culinary instructor for Springdale High School and Springdale public schools. Vince joined Brightwater in 2016.

“I love teaching my craft to other interested people. Brightwater allows me to do that for a wide variety of students, and I love the team I work with at Brightwater,” says Vince. “Also, working in such a fantastic environment and facility makes teaching so enjoyable.”     

“I feel that Brightwater has opened up a new arena of instruction that is available to a large segment of NWA that wouldn't otherwise be possible,” adds Vince.

In his free time, Vince enjoys spending time with his dogs, gardening, traveling and cooking.

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