Woking Academy

Taste of Italy: Seasonal menu

We think the Italians have nailed it when it comes to eating seasonally; beautiful ingredients combined in simple dishes. In this Italian cooking class we’ll focus on mixing the best produce with classic Italian cooking techniques, such as beautiful filled pastas, and grilled meats or seafood with flavour-packed sauces.

£100

Saturday Oct 22nd 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Thursday Nov 3rd 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Wednesday Nov 23rd 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Saturday Dec 3rd 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Wednesday Dec 14th 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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.

Learning some essential Italian recipes will set you up for seasonal cooking all year round. Our chefs will help you master something hearty like homemade pasta or gnocchi that you can serve with different fillings and toppings, as well as a quick-to-cook meat or fish dish. For example, in autumn this might be a wild mushroom hand-rolled tagliatelle, in winter prawns dressed with caper and toasted hazelnuts, or in spring some fresh herby ricotta and zingy lemon to brighten up pasta, veg and more.

There’s always room for a sweet treat to finish, whether that's a nutty Italian biscuit, fragrant citrus-scented cake or vibrant roasted fruits – and plenty of inspiration to take home to fuel your next Italian feasts. Buon appetito!

Class details

3-hour classes: Starting 9.30am, 11am or 1pm (please check individual booking)

Arrive up to 30 minutes before your class to check in at reception and there’s no rush at the end – you might be too busy eating your delicious dishes!

Class size: Maximum 10-12 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, gnocchi or similar
  • Seasonal filling or sauce for your pasta or gnocchi (using fresh herbs and produce)
  • Simple meat, fish, seafood or veg dish to master a new skill - this might be quick pan-seared scallops or marinated prawns
  • Sweet treat to finish off, such as after-dinner biscuits or coffee-time cakes

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 
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)