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Celebrating the 2024 Season!

Let's gather together at Jillyanna'sfor special wood-fired dinners, private pizza parties, wood-fired intensives and cooking classes.

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Located in picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine

Jillyanna’s facility includes three ovens: a Mugnaini woodfired oven, a Miele electric oven and a Viking gas oven. Classes take place inside the teaching kitchen and outside of the kitchen on a bluestone patio. There are several spacious marble, granite and cherry wood work stations as well as plenty of stools and chairs. Classes take place rain or shine.

Meet Jillyanna

Jillyanna (Jill Strauss) has worked in professional restaurant kitchens throughout New England and has studied Italian cooking with famous cookbook author Giuliano Hazan in Verona and fourth-generation pizzaiolo Enzo Coccia in Naples. In 2012, Jill renovated her own private kitchen and picturesque patio to create an elegant indoor and outdoor classroom where she can share her Italian-inspired recipes and woodfired cooking techniques with students from all over the world.

Reviews from Real Customers:

"Great time! Learned a lot!! We have been trying to take a class with Jillyanna for years, but our schedules did not align…. However for our thanksgiving trip to Maine we reached out to her and she agreed to do a pizza party with my family of six.

The pizza was excellent! We ate so much! And she made homemade ice cream and gelato… it was so much fun! We enjoyed our time with Jillyanna and her assistant Valerie…We can’t wait to take a class with her!"

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"Jillyanna is a master of her craft and has sought out amazing techniques and recipes to share with us. We had a blast making pasta and the end result was magnificent. I think we will be thinking about homemade pasta with Bolognese for a while now, and the best part is she made us feel like it's achievable to do on our own. The class is educational and also very delicious. It's well planned to maximize learning many recipes all while making sure you leave with a full and happy tummy."

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