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Forno RustoForno Rustico in the Sonoma countryside.

Forno Rustico is headed by Lea Bergen, a well-known chef, wood-fired cooking expert and Forno Bravo partner. We have been talking with Lea for some time about starting a new wood-fired cooking school with an emphasis on small classes, personal attention, and the highest levels of cooking. And we are thrilled to say that her new venture Forno Rustico, has taken off.

Forno Rustico offers individual lessons and lessons for small groups, from 2-3 people and 4-8 people (the largest size) -- with an emphasis on personalized, individual attention. The content of each class is set up between Lea and the individuals, and times are set on a per class basis.

Forno Rustico can also travel to your home and conduct private (or small group) lessons in your Forno Bravo oven. They are happy to work with you on customer lesson plans and menus and they travel throughout the U.S.

Lea has the perfect wood-fired cooking background, having been:

Director of De'Medici Cooking School in Chianti, Italy
Culinary Director of Webvan
VP Program Development California Culinary Academy
GM of Thomas Fogarty Winery
Chef at Greens Restaurant (San Francisco)
Line cook at Chez Panisse (Berkeley)
Founding chef Opera House Cafe (Petaluma)

You can reach Forno Rustico at 707 321-6917.