Caterer to teach how to makeTuscany-style meal


Amy von Eiff is taking some of the recipes she learned in Florence, Italy, and using them to create a Tuscany cooking experience for local residents.

Von Eiff, Fishers, has been teaching classes for 11 years as part of A Cut Above Catering in Carmel, but this will be the first time she is teaching at the Fishers Test Kitchen’s Signature Table, 9713 District North Dr. Her Tuscany classes will be Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, but a time and ticketing platform had not been set as of press time.

von Eiff

Attendees will learn how to make gnocchi and pair it with a brown-butter sage sauce. They also will learn how to make a Sicilian-style broccolini and traditional chicken piccata.

“What’s different for me is I am a catering chef, so I really learn and teach people how to cook dishes beforehand and how to hold them correctly so they don’t look like a mess when their guests arrive,” von Eiff said. “I really teach my tips and tricks on how to cook beforehand and be organized with it and how to present it. It’s important for me to really hone-in on why I am a little bit different.

“It’s truly a hands-on experience and not just doing traditional cooking classes where you’re listening to the chef.”

Von Eiff applauds the idea behind the Fishers Test Kitchen and the Signature Table.

“I think it’s a really great idea for Fishers,” she said. “I’m so excited that Fishers is having this culinary excitement with the whole area, and with the Test Kitchen and the Signature Table, it really brings an experience to Fishers.”

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