ONLINE CLASSES: I run online cooking classes via ZOOM for up to eight participants. Classes run on weekends, for one and a half to two hours, usually around lunch time AEST, with classes for cakes/sweets in the afternoon. As the class is small in size, we can all see each other on screen and I can give assistance where possible. See further details below. Class cost is $75 AUD per screen (up to two participants per screen). Please go to my online shop to see what classes I have available
IN PERSON CLASSES (2020): classes are commencing again from mid December 2020. If you had a class booked in 2020 that was cancelled due to the pandemic, I would have sent you an email with details of the rescheduled class. If I have not been in touch, please email me via the contact form. If you have a gift voucher purchased in 2019 and 2020, you will have a class credit that is valid until the end of 2021, 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.
IN PERSON CLASSES (2021): I run intimate cooking classes for 6 – 8 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 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.
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
Online pasta or gnocchi classes
Let’s make lunch together! Learn to make different types of pasta and a sauce to go with it and then have it for lunch. 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 6 – 8 people and will be run via the online meeting platform “Zoom”. I will send you an ingredient and equipment list at least three days before the class to give you time to shop and I will send you the class link the day before the class. Even if you have never used Zoom before, it will be a breeze. The class runs about two hours. After the class, I will send you the recipe booklet so you can make the same meal again at your leisure. Click on to my online shop to see what online classes I have available in the next few months.
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 up to 8 people and will be run via the online meeting platform “Zoom”. I will send you an ingredient and equipment list at least three days before the class to give you time to shop and I will send you the class link the day 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.
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 1.2 – 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.
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.
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.