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 (unless specified) 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 wine (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.

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 17 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. SOLD OUT

Let’s make gnocchi

Sunday 18 March 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

book now

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

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. PLACES AVAILABLE

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. PLACES AVAILABLE

NEW – Italian sweet treats

Sunday 29 April 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, crostoli, sweet fried pastry wings and 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 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 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

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. PLACES AVAILABLE

Mamma’s apple strudel master class

Sunday 1 July 2018
1 pm to 4 pm
North Fitzroy

book now

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

book now

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 – Pasta sauces

Saturday 29 July 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

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Learn how to make five different types of sauces (including my mother’s killer meat sugo, Amatriciana sauce, basil pesto, and limone sauce) from scratch in this part demo part hands-on class. We will be working from the kitchen bench and sitting down to a five-course pasta meal accompanied by complimentary wine. Maximum of 6 participants. PLACES AVAILABLE

NEW – advanced pasta making

Saturday 25 August 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

NEW – Italian sweet treats

Sunday 26 August 2018
1 pm to 4 pm
North Fitzroy

book now

Learn how to make three types of traditional Italian biscotti. We will be making mostaccioli, delicious spicy diamond shaped biscotti typically eaten in Puglia, crostoli, sweet fried pastry wings and 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 13 October 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

book now

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 or 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

Pasta 101

Sunday 14 October 2018
11 am to 2 pm
North Fitzroy

book now

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 or 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