Cooking classes in Melbourne 2019

I run intimate 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 classes are hands-on (unless specified) with your own work-station. We will be tasting the food we make and (unless specified) you will be taking some home to share with family and friends. Please note that my apartment has internal stairs so is not suitable for anyone who cannot easily walk up and down them.

Cost per class: classes are $140 per person, includes one-on-one tuition (except where indicated) and a take home recipe booklet. Home made Italian biscotti, cakes or savoury snacks will be served during the class as well as complimentary wine or Prosecco.

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 3-course lunches accompanied by wine. Please get in touch with me via the contact form below if you would like to find out more. The cost will depend on the menu we come up with and how many people attend but is usually $140-160 per person. 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
  • seasonal crostini; spinach and ricotta ravioli and an Italian jam crostata

VOUCHERS for cooking classes in Melbourne are available. Click here to purchase a voucher for a cooking class of your choice.

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


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


Learn how to make beautiful pasta by hand as well as with a hand-cranked pasta machine. Make cavatelli or fusilli, fettuccine, coloured pasta and ravioli, then enjoy a bowl of the pasta you made and a complimentary glass of wine. 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. It runs from 11am to 2pm.

PASTA 101 CLASSES


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Sunday 23 June – SOLD OUT

Saturday 29 June – SOLD OUT

Saturday 6 July – SOLD OUT

Saturday 3 August – SOLD OUT

Sunday 1 September – SOLD OUT

Sunday 15 September – places available

Saturday 26 October – SOLD OUT

Sunday 8 December – places available

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 with one-on-one tuition and a maximum of 6 participants; it runs from 11am to 2pm.

LET’S MAKE GNOCCHI CLASSES


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Sunday 7 July – SOLD OUT

Saturday 17 August – places available

Saturday 23 November – SOLD OUT

Pasta sauces


I am now running two different classes for pasta sauces:

“Making pasta sauces” – learn how to make five different pasta sauces including my mother’s killer meat sugo, Amatriciana sauce, a “limone” sauce, a pesto and a fifth sauce to be decided when I visit the market to shop for this class.

“Pasta sauces no. 2” – learn how to make five different pasta sauces including pork sauce and radicchio ragu’, Carbonara, crema di zucchine, sage or rocket pesto and a fifth sauce to be decided when I visit the market to shop for this class.

We will try all the sauces, matched with different shapes and types of pasta seated at the dining table with a glass of complimentary wine. Home made snacks will be available throughout the class. This is a demonstration class with a maximum of 6 participants and runs from 11am to 2pm.

PASTA SAUCES CLASSES


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Making pasta sauces: Sunday 30 June – SOLD OUT

Pasta Sauces No.2: Sunday 4 August – SOLD OUT

Making pasta sauces: Saturday 31 August – SOLD OUT

Pasta Sauces No.2: Saturday 4 October – SOLD OUT

Making pasta sauces: Sunday 27 October – SOLD OUT

Pasta sauces No.2: Saturday 9 November – places available

Mamma’s apple strudel masterclass


This class id 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 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. The class runs from 1pm to 4pm.

MAMMA’S APPLE STRUDEL CLASSES


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Sunday 18 August – SOLD OUT

Sunday 24 November – SOLD OUT

Italian sweet treats


Learn how to make three types of traditional Italian biscotti. We will be making mostaccioli, delicious spicy diamond shaped biscotti typically eaten in Puglia, ricotta-filled cannoli and either Sicilian lemon taralli or crostoli. 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; it runs from 1pm to 4pm. Please note that the class in December will be focussed on Christmas treats and will include cannoli and two other Christmas inspired sweets

ITALIAN SWEET TREATS CLASSES


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Sunday 14 July – SOLD OUT

Sunday 15 December – places available

Adriatico Lunch


Join me for a 3-course Sunday lunch inspired by my second cookbook “Adriatico”. This lunch will focus on the beautiful Adriatic coast of the region of Puglia. We will learn the art of making orecchiette, stuffing mussels and we will make a delicious seasonal dessert. I will be serving complementary wine with lunch and we will listen to Italian music while we cook. You will be able to purchase my cookbook Adriatico at a special price. The class is limited to 6 people; it runs from 11am to 2pm.

ADRIATICO LUNCH


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Sunday 6 October – places available

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