Woking Academy

Taste of Italy

Packed full of flavour, vibrant ingredients and steeped in history, there is so much to learn when it comes to Italian cooking. Of course there's pasta, so our chefs will be taking you through the essentials of perfect pasta while making the most of wonderful Mediterranean produce and indulging in a decadent dessert.


Sunday Jul 28th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fully booked

Thursday Sep 19th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Places available

Saturday Oct 5th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Limited places

What to expect

With our Taste of… classes we want to get you excited about some of the amazing food that’s being cooked all around the world. There’s so much to learn and discover when it comes to regional cuisines, from new flavours to age-old traditions, this is just the starting point for many more kitchen adventures to come. 

With rugged mountains, miles of coastline and countryside filled with olive groves and vineyards, Italy is an incredibly diverse country and its food reflects this. 

This class will introduce to you to ingredients and techniques that really celebrate Italy’s food culture, from colourful salads, vegetables and herbs, to perfectly-rolled pasta with simple sauces or fillings, to indulgently creamy desserts. There's a reason Italian food is so popular - it's all just delicious!

Class details

Class starts: 10am, arrive anytime from 9.30am to check in at reception

Class finishes: 3-3.30pm, depending on lunch break and time to finish dishes

Class size: Maximum 12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • How to make pasta from scratch with ribbon and/or filled pasta shaping techniques
  • Seasonal sauces, such as wild mushroom and marsala ragu, classic puttanesca, sweet butternut or herby ricotta
  • Simple meat, fish or shellfish dish with seasonal flavours
  • Rich creamy dessert, perhaps a chocolate and Amaretti bonet or layered tiramisu

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)