Cooking classes in Melbourne

I run small 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.

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

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 $135-160 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
  • crostini; spinach and ricotta ravioli and an Italian jam crostata

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 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

Saturday 7 April 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. SOLD OUT

Pasta 101

Saturday 28 April 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.SOLD OUT

Let’s make gnocchi

Sunday 29 April 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 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. SOLD OUT

Let’s make gnocchi

Saturday 12 May 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 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. SOLD OUT

Pasta 101

Saturday 30 June 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. SOLD OUT

Mamma’s apple strudel master class

Sunday 1 July 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 28 July 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 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. PLACES AVAILABLE

NEW – pasta sauces

Saturday 29 July 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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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. 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. SOLD OUT

Pasta 101

Saturday 25 August 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 or orecchiette, fettuccine, coloured pasta and ravioli filled with ricotta, then enjoy some 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. PLACES AVAILABLE

NEW – Italian sweet treats

Sunday 26 August 2018
1 pm to 4 pm
North Fitzroy

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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 Sicilian lemon taralli. 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. PLACES AVAILABLE

Let’s make gnocchi

Saturday 20 October 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 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. SOLD OUT

Let’s make gnocchi

Sunday 21 October 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 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. PLACES AVAILABLE

Pasta 101

Saturday 10 November 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make beautiful pasta by hand as well as a manual pasta machine. Make cavatelli or orecchiette, fettuccine, coloured pasta and ravioli filled with ricotta, then enjoy some 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. PLACES AVAILABLE

Pasta sauces

Sunday 11 November 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

book now

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. 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. Please note I buy organic ingredients and the cost of the class is $145 pp to cover my costs. PLACES AVAILABLE

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