Chef Marcellino Verzino will teach participants how to cook Gnocchi Sorrentina, a delicious potato pasta dish, during this intimate cooking class at the restaurant’s Chef’s Island. After the class, guests will enjoy lunch of Chef’s dish, a fresh organic salad, and Chef Marcellino’s delicious biscotti. Details: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale. (480) 990-9500, www.marcellinoristorante.com.