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’ll be some pasta, but our chefs are also passionate about sharing different recipes and combinations that make the most of wonderful Mediterranean produce.


Tuesday Nov 8th 2022

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Places available

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 the vibrant nature of Italy’s Mediterranean food culture, from colourful salads, salty-sharp cheeses, grilled meats and punchy spices to indulgent puddings. 

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!):

  • Farinata (chickpea pancakes) with courgette and Pecorino salad
  • Pasta with seasonal sauce, such as wild mushroom and marsala ragu
  • Florentine steaks with griddled raddichio and Gorgonzola
  • King prawns with n’duja
  • Chocolate and Amaretti bunet (a rich set cream dessert)

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)