Cooking classes in Melbourne

I run small cooking classes for between 4 and 6 people in my renovated warehouse apartment in North Fitzoy in Melbourne. It feels more like a gathering of friends with a shared love of making Italian food rather than a formal class.

All classes are hands-on (unless specified) with your own work-station. We will be tasting the food we make and you will be taking some home to share with family and friends.

Cost per class: $135 per person, includes one-on-one tuition and a take home recipe booklet. Home made Italian biscotti or savoury snacks will be served during the class as well as complimentary Prosecco (or Italian mineral water if you prefer).

VOUCHERS for cooking classes in Melbourne are available. Click here for details. If you wish to redeem a voucher that you have purchased or received, choose a class date that you would like to attend and email me via the contact form below.

COOKING IN ITALY in MAY 2018: If you are planning to be in Sicily in late May and early June 2018, join me at a 5 day residential workshop at the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school. Click here for more details!

BESPOKE CLASSES: I run bespoke Italian cooking demonstrations (with a bit of hands-on) out of my apartment in North Fitzroy for 4-6 of your closest friends or family – tell me what Italian food you would like to learn to cook and we can design the menu together! These can take the form of 2-course lunches accompanied by Prosecco. Please get in touch with me via the contact form below if you would like to find out more. Example menus from past classes include:

  • ricotta and herb gnocchi; panzanella salad and Sicilian cannoli
  • baked semolina gnocchi; braised silverbeet and potatoes and saltimbocca alla Romana

If there are fewer than 4 participants, classes will not be able to run and your money will be refunded. If you are unable to attend a class with up to 72 hours (3 full days) notice, you can obtain a credit to attend a future class.

Pasta 101

Saturday 2 December 2017
111am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make beautiful pasta using a chitarra as well as a manual pasta machine. Make cavatelli, spaghetti alla chitarra, green farfalle and ravioli filled with ricotta, then enjoy some of the pasta you made and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. SOLD OUT

NEW – Pasta making – advanced

Saturday 9 December 2017
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make beautiful coloured pasta using spinach, beetroot and squid ink; pasta with herb imprints and filled pasta including cappelletti.  This class assumes you have made pasta before. Enjoy some of the pasta you have made (as well as taking a big batch home) and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. SOLD OUT

NEW – Italian Christmas treats

Sunday 10 December 2017
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make traditional Italian sweets to share at your Christmas celebration. We will be making mostaccioli, delicious spicy chocolate covered diamond shaped biscotti typically eaten in Puglia as well as crostoli, sweet fried pastry wings. You will be taking a batch of what you make home, to share with family and friends. Home made snacks and a glass of complimentary Prosecco will be available during the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. SOLD OUT

Pasta 101

Saturday 13 January 2018
11am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make beautiful pasta using a chitarra as well as a manual pasta machine. Make cavatelli, spaghetti alla chitarra, green farfalle and ravioli filled with ricotta, then enjoy some of the pasta you made and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. SOLD OUT

NEW – making pasta sauces

Sunday 14 January 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make five different types of sauces to go with dried or fresh pasta, including my mother’s meat ragu’, Amatriciana sauce, “al limone” sauce, and a pesto. Snacks will be available throughout the class as well as complimentary Prosecco. This is part demonstration and part hands-on class with a maximum of 6 participants. We will be enjoying five different pasta dishes as a sit-down meal. PLACES AVAILABLE

Let’s make gnocchi

Saturday 3 February 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make gnocchi with potatoes, ricotta gnocchi and semolina gnocchi (gnocchi alla Romana), then enjoy the gnocchi you have made and complimentary Prosecco. 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 with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. SOLD OUT

Pasta 101

Sunday 4 February 2018
11am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make beautiful pasta using a chitarra as well as a manual pasta machine. Make cavatelli, spaghetti alla chitarra, green farfalle and ravioli filled with ricotta, then enjoy some of the pasta you made and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. PLACES AVAILABLE

NEW – advanced pasta making

Saturday 17 February 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make beautiful coloured pasta using spinach, beetroot and squid ink; pasta with herb imprints and filled pasta including cappelletti.  This class assumes you have made pasta before. Enjoy some of the pasta you have made (as well as taking a big batch home) and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. PLACES AVAILABLE

Mamma’s apple strudel master class

Sunday 18 February 2018
1 pm to 4 pm
North Fitzroy

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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). Snacks will be available throughout the class as well as complimentary Prosecco. This is a hands-on class and a maximum of 6 participants. You will be making strudel in pairs and taking half of one home to share with family and friends. PLACES AVAILABLE

Pasta 101

Saturday 24 March 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make beautiful pasta using a chitarra as well as a manual pasta machine. Make cavatelli, spaghetti alla chitarra, green farfalle and ravioli filled with ricotta, then enjoy some of the pasta you made and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. PLACES AVAILABLE

Let’s make gnocchi

Sunday 25 March 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make gnocchi with potatoes, ricotta gnocchi and semolina gnocchi (gnocchi alla Romana), then enjoy the gnocchi you have made and complimentary Prosecco. 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 with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. PLACES AVAILABLE

NEW – advanced pasta making

Saturday 7 April 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

book now

Learn how to make beautiful coloured pasta using spinach, beetroot and squid ink; pasta with herb imprints and filled pasta including cappelletti.  This class assumes you have made pasta before. Enjoy some of the pasta you have made (as well as taking a big batch home) and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a hands-on class with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants. PLACES AVAILABLE

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