baking classes with franca



Want to try your hand at bread and pastry making? This one-of-a-kind class taught in Tarboro NC at Alimentaire Wholesome Bread Bakery, will give you the basics of working and baking with sourdough so that you can enjoy fresh baked goodness straight out of your own oven. In  addition to this hands-on experience, you'll get to hear and learn more of the passion that fuels in Franca her long-standing love affair with food, and all things wholesome and natural. Plus, you'll leave with recipes, dough made by you and a freshly baked loaf to enjoy at home!

All materials for the class will be provided. All that's required of you is a love for learning and the taste of true wholesomeness (and, if you choose, your favorite adult beverage, because with what else would you wash bread down!) 

See below for our next scheduled class.

In these classes, you will:

  • Learn the fundamental skills for a lifetime of great baking.

  • Work side-by-side with Franca and Steve and other students to prepare each dish

  • Interact with classmates in a casual, welcoming environment for a rich learning experience.

  • Take home recipes, a list of equipment used, helpful notes, and more.

  • Most classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and feature a complete, seasonally inspired menu.

  • Students are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine or other beverage of their choice. 


Braided Bread Class
November 5, 6-8pm

SORRY, SOLD OUT! Thanks for your interest though. We’ll be hosting more classes before the end of the year! If you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter to stay informed of the details!


Braided Bread

When: Tuesday, November 5, 6 - 8 pm.

For who? Everyone

Cost: $40 person

What to bring: Just you and your Nonna’s favorite apron (also a beverage of your choice, if desired).

How to sign up? Fill out the form below to reserve your place, but hurry as these classes tend to fill up fast.
The first ten are guaranteed a spot!

Not your thing? Our classes make wonderful gifts! Stop by the bakery for a gift card, or just go ahead and sign up your pal, they’ll love you for it!

Signing up after the class has closed? No worries! We’ll post a message on this page once the class fills up and anyone signing up after that will automatically be placed on our waiting list. You will receive an email from us if and when a spot opens.