Caponatina Lab
Caponatina Lab

Caponatina Lab

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Introduction: My name is Alice, I was born and raised in Italy, I moved to California in October 2020. With the Caponatina Lab project, I want to promote Italian culture through its food jewels, rediscovering forgotten regional recipes, Sunday dishes at home and which preserve the authentic Italian tradition.

Serves Menlo Park, CA

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1 employee

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Cash, Check, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


Francesco S.

First off, the food was fantastic. Alice gave us a lot of info about what is cooked, its history, traditions, and variants. We loved it. Overall, it was an authentic food experience, like being in a restaurant in Florence or Rome.
Caponatina Lab's reply
thank you so much ! It is a joy for me to make you relive the Italian traditions through the food they tell them!
Sep 7, 2021
Mary M.

The food and flavors of Caponatina Lab are impressive, tasty, appetizing, luscious, infused with love and authentic. Caponatina Lab is like transporting Italia to your home. Arranging the meal with Alice was very easy, she is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and responsible. I was so pleased to share this delicious Italian culinary experience with my family.
Sep 8, 2021
James T.

We hired Alice for a birthday dinner. It was a wonderful experience, the food was incredibly good, well presented and we really felt like being in Italy. We will definitely hire her again.
Caponatina Lab's reply
It was a pleasure to cook for you! Thank you
Sep 7, 2021
Debbie V.

The lasagna was delicious! The pasta was pillow like- so light and airy and the bolognese sauce was a perfect balance of bold meaty flavors sweetened by the carrot and onion. I especially liked the parmigiano dusting on the top!
Caponatina Lab's reply
Thank you very much Debby !
Apr 28, 2021
Carlo B.

Wow, is really like eating in an italian house on Sunday. And believe me, I come from Italy, and Alice with Caponatina Lab really made me feel at home. If you want to experience a real taste from Italy, this is absolutely the best and authentic choice you can find in the Bay area!
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Thank you Carlo !
Apr 28, 2021
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Alice Gregori


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The price a person included: all the ingredients, the cooking, the service and the washing up. Event Duration: 3 or 4 hours. Chef Arrival Time: 1 hour prior to the selected serving time.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    1-new customer send me the request 2 - I'm prepared a couple of proposal menù ( traditional Italian food , seasonal and organic ingredients and Italian product. 3- Customer choose the menu and confirm with downpayment

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    The excellent cooking of my mother, aunt, and grandmother has infused my DNA with indelible food memories. I recall the thrill of kneeling on a chair to make pan di spagna (sponge cake) alongside my mom when I was only three years old and sneaking spoonfuls of the ravioli filling when I was just barely tall enough to reach the table. When I was eight years old, I prepared my first dinner with freshly picked produce from our garden—a meal I’ll always remember. It was a simple bruschetta topped with vegetables and condiments, but with distinct, natural flavors. That vibrancy coupled with the satisfaction of having prepared it myself for my parents forever impacted my relationship with both food and the harmony between products of the terroir and the kitchen. Hence the name Caponatina Lab, which is derived from caponata, a preparation of chopped vegetables.

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