A Glimpse into Staff Classes

A Glimpse into Staff Classes

Our team at Eataly dedicates our daily lives to promoting a real understanding of high-quality food and drink, creating a place where you can eat, shop, and learn.

To accomplish this, we encourage each other to share the stories behind the products that we carry. However, with nuanced regional Italian products from small producers and thousands employees across the country, this is no small task.

Luckily, we are surrounded by connoisseurs of Italian cuisine who are eager to share their knowledge! From mozzarella making to olive oil tasting, Eataly offers a variety of food and drink classes to all staff members.

“I feel so fortunate to work for a company that values curiosity and wants its staff to ask questions and grow each day,” said Jennifer Telfeyan, Eataly NYC Flatiron's Director of Staff Education. “There are so many stories of employees starting their career with Eataly in one department and growing either within their department or branching out to a new one with a newly-discovered interest.

“Staff classes foster this culture and give all of us an opportunity to stretch our minds beyond what we’re working with on a daily basis.”

From pumpkin carving to fish filleting, our staff classes inspire us all.

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To give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of these staff classes, Eataly Magazine attended Pasta 101 on a recent Friday afternoon. Fresh Pasta Manager Luca Donofrio guided a class through the pasta-making process, starting with the basic difference between fresh and dry pasta and ending with a cooking demonstration (with delicious tastes for all!).

“I love going to these classes,” said Mario Monti, a cashier floor leader, brushing dough from his hands. In addition to accumulating new skills in the kitchen – he cited Knife Skills as a useful class – Mario shares everything he learns with his team.

“A lot of our customers will ask us about products as they check out, so it’s great to be able to provide them with the answers of experts,” Mario explained.

“The Eataly manifesto says it best,” Jennifer agreed: “The more you know, the more you enjoy!”

And how lucky are we that we get to do what we love! Interested in joining our team? Discover open positions for our stores (present and to come). Envious of our staff classes but happy with your job? Check out our selection of cooking classes at La Scuola. We'll toast to that.

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