Cooking classes

ONLINE CLASSES: I run online cooking classes via ZOOM for up to 12 participants. Classes run on weekends, for one and a half to three hours. As the class is relatively small in size, we can all see what we are doing and I can help you where possible. See further details below. Class cost is $75 AUD per screen (up to two participants per one screen). Please go to my online shop to see what classes I have available

IN PERSON CLASSES (2022): I will be running limited in-person cooking classes for 6 people in my renovated warehouse apartment in North Fitzroy in Melbourne. It feels more like a gathering of friends with a shared love of making Italian food rather than a formal class.

All in-person classes are hands-on (unless specified) with your own work-station. Check specifics in each class type if we will be eating the food we make or you will be taking (at least some) of it home to share. Please note that my apartment has several internal stairwells so is not suitable for anyone who cannot easily walk up and down them. I also have a cat. At this stage and depending on government restrictions, you will need to use the Victorian Government check-in system and have this linked to your vaccination certificate, which I will need to sight. Current masking rules will also need to be adhered to, much like you would in an indoor restaurant.

Cost per in person class: $150 per person, includes one-on-one tuition (except where indicated) and take home recipe cards/booklet. Home made Italian biscotti, cakes or savoury snacks will be served during the class as well as complimentary wine or Prosecco.

If you have a gift voucher purchased in 2020, you will have a class credit that is valid until 4 May 2022, in spite of the expiry date on your voucher. Thanks for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. You can also nominate to swap one in person class for two online classes.

VOUCHERS for in-person cooking classes in Melbourne are no longer available, however I am selling vouchers for online classes. Click here to purchase a voucher for an online class.

If you wish to redeem a voucher that you have purchased or received, choose a class date that you would like to attend and get in touch with me by email. You can also swap one in-person voucher for two online classes. Just get in touch with me and it can be arranged.

In general, if there are fewer than 4 participants for in-person classes, they will not run and your money will be refunded. For classes purchased after 23 May 2020, if you cannot attend a class, you will be able to transfer to a future class (with one full week’s notice)* or transfer the class to a friend (at any time).

*when you elect to transfer to a future class, it may not be identical to the class you transferred from

IN PERSON – Pasta 1.1 – pasta with semola (vegan)


Learn how to make pasta using semola rimacinata (fine semolina) by hand; no special equipment is necessary! We will be shaping the dough into orecchiette, fusilli and more. We will enjoy a plate of pasta with a sauce that I will demonstrate making and a complimentary glass or wine or Prosecco. This is a hands-on class with your own pasta board (no shared equipment, so you can go at your own pace). You will be making plenty of pasta so you can take what you do not eat home to share with family and friends. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class, which runs from 11am to 2pm. This class is vegan friendly.

PASTA 1.1 CLASSES


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DATES COMING SOON

IN PERSON – Pasta 1.2 – Egg pasta and filled pasta


Learn how to make beautiful egg pasta using hand-cranked pasta machine. We will be making plain egg pasta as well as a coloured version, and shaping it into fettuccine, corzetti and filled pasta shapes (ravioli and others). We will enjoy a plate of pasta with a simple sauce and a complimentary glass or wine or Prosecco. This is a hands-on class with your own pasta board plus pasta machine (no shared equipment, so you can go at your own pace). You will be making plenty of pasta so you can take what you do not eat home to share with family and friends. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class, which runs from 11am to 2pm.

PASTA 1.2 CLASSES


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Sunday 6 March 2022 – COMING SOON

IN PERSON – Let’s make gnocchi


Learn how to make gnocchi with potatoes, ricotta gnocchi and semolina gnocchi (gnocchi alla Romana), then enjoy the gnocchi you have made and a complimentary glass of wine. You will be able to take home a batch of potato gnocchi that you made to share with friends and family. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class that runs from 11am to 2pm.

LET’S MAKE GNOCCHI CLASSES


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Sunday 10 April 2022 – COMING SOON!

IN PERSON – Mamma’s apple strudel masterclass


This class is dedicated to the recipes my mother taught me. Learn how to make my mamma’s apple strudel, typical of the northeastern corner of Italy (with pastry so thin you can read love letters through it).  I also be demonstrating a batch of sweet apple frittole for us to share during the class which we will eat accompanied by complimentary Prosecco. This is a hands-on class. You will be making strudel in pairs and taking half of one home to share with family and friends. The class runs from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

MAMMA’S APPLE STRUDEL CLASSES


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Sunday 27 March 2022 – COMING SOON!

ONLINE – ITALIAN SWEETS


Let’s make sweets together! Learn to make various Italian sweets (eg. crostata, panforte, castagnole – depending on the class). Please go to my online shop to check for available dates. Classes are for 8 – 12 people and will be run via the online meeting platform “Zoom”.  I will send you the recipes and class link the week before the class. Even if you have never used Zoom before, it will be a breeze. The class runs for about 2 hours. After the class, I will send you the recipe booklet so you can make the same sweets at your leisure. Click on the link to my online shop on the right to see what classes I have available in the next few months.

ONLINE ITALIAN SWEETS


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ONLINE – PASTA or GNOCCHI CLASSES


Let’s make lunch/dinner together! Learn to make different types of pasta and a sauce to go with it. Class menus vary from class to class, please go to my online shop to check for dates and what we will be making. Classes are for 8 – 12 people and will be run via the online meeting platform “Zoom”.  I will send you the recipes and class link a week before the class. Even if you have never used Zoom before, it will be a breeze. The class runs about two hours. Click on to my online shop to see what online classes I have available in the next few months.

ONLINE PASTA or GNOCCHI CLASSES


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ONLINE – SWEET or SAVOURY STRUDEL CLASSES


Let’s make strudel together! Learn to make that superfine strudel pastry online. We will then be making a sweet or savoury filling, depending on the class. Please go to my online shop to check for dates and what we will be making. Classes are for up to 12 people and will be run via the online meeting platform “Zoom”.  I will send you the recipe and the class link a week before the class to give you time to prepare. Even if you have never used Zoom before, it will be a breeze. The class runs just under three hours with a break of about 45 minutes in the middle while the strudel is in the oven (this gives you time to clean your kitchen too!). Click on to my online shop to see what online classes I have available in the next few months.

ONLINE SWEET or SAVOURY STRUDEL CLASSES


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If you have any questions about the classes, please contact me