About the Course
Award-winning chef and food writer Valentina Harris will be joining us for a very special guest course. As a well-respected authority on Italian food and food culture, the bestselling author will be teaching students how to make a delicious menu of Italian classics with her own unique twist and culinary flair.
Featuring seasonal dishes for spring and early summer, Valentina’s course will take you on a journey to the heart of Italian gastronomy, sharing her philosophy of seasonal produce served with minimum fuss and maximum care. From a traditional seafood salad and risotto, to baked aubergines, seabass, green beans and a blueberry semifreddo, each course is classic and fun to make.
In this class, you’ll discover how to prepare a variety of different ingredients for a feast of wholesome Italian cooking and cuisine – all under the guidance and expertise of a true master of her craft.
Full Day Class Structure
On arrival, we will introduce you to your day over freshly baked pastries and a cup of tea or coffee.
Your day will include of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by our team of chef’s. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and their individual teaching style.
Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your cookery experience. You will cook your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too!
You will be eating the food that you have cooked for lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine around the dining table. Classes that do not involve cooking lunch will include a delicious light lunch.
This course starts at 10.00am and finishes at approximately 3.00pm
Allergies and Intolerances
We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. We must speak to you before your visit if you have a severe allergy, mild allergy, severe dietary intolerance, or are unable to eat any meat or animal products. You can find out more information about our allergy and dietary restrictions here.