One Day Italian Cooking Class


Italian cooking is renowned for it’s use of fresh, high quality ingredients cooked simply but well. Our Italian class will transport you to the heart of Italy where we will take you step by step through a range of classic favourites prepared with authenticity.  You will learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch and cook it to perfection, accompanied by a rich tomato sauce. Master the art of creating flawless risotto, where the skill to perfection is in the  hints and tips to getting stock technique right.  You will then use the leftovers (if there are any!), to make the new hot favourite Italian street food – delicious arancini.

We’ll start by exploring all the specific fresh herbs used in Italian cuisine why they are used as well as the significance of seasonal ingredients to create authentic Italian cuisine. You’ll then be making an array of dishes which will embrace the joys of cooking with garlic, fantastic olive oil, fresh buffalo cheese and cured meats.  You’ll also make your own pizza dough and pizza from scratch the authentic way.

This class is entirely hands-on, so you will be rolling up your sleeves and will make your own pasta and your own dishes throughout the day, no rest for the wicked.  You’ll also have plenty to take home and share with friends and family and show off your new found culinary skill.

The Italian itinerary continues when we break for lunch. Considered to be the most important meal of the day you will be able to experience more of “The Boot’s” famous exports- fine wines and cold crisp beers in convivial company.

Get ready to learn to cook the true flavours of Italy- mangia tutti! Pronto!

You’ll learn to create a range of dishes such as; homemade pasta, tagliatelle, sauce pizzaiola, risotto, arancini and not forgetting pizza! Alternative recipes will be included for any dietary needs.

This class is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten intolerance.

All classes are held at our Rickmansworth venue, WD3 1JR

If you would like to speak in detail about your needs, please get in touch.

  • Usually 6-8 people per class
  • Understand the use of ingredients and the essence of Italian cookery
  • Find out how, why and when to use different ingredients, discover your palette and how to make a significant difference in taste
  • Includes lunch (cooked by you!) and refreshments; wine, beer or soft drinks
  • We provide all ingredients and equipment.
  • Suitable for both inexperienced and experienced cooks

Is lunch provided in this class?
Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there parking available on site?
Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?
Yes, you will need to bring some food containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?
Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

Can I bring a spectator with me?
I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?
Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

I have an intolerance or other dietary requirement
Our Indian classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a those with different dietary needs. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?
Anyone from the age of 11+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?
Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?
We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking.  Please email us or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?

All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

Will I eat the food I make?
There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?
Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?
You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?
Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

Book onto a class: £199

Please click one of the dates below to book your class.

1 place available
Wed 01 Dec
(09:30 - 15:30)
4 places available
Sat 19 Feb
(09:30 - 15:30)
6 places available
Tue 07 Jun
(09:30 - 15:30)

Or buy an open dated voucher:

Can be used on any date, or perfect as a gift!

Or book by phone:

Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions