In-Person Classes

From fresh pasta to focaccia, learn to cook Italian classics in our hands-on, small group cooking classes.

Classes run from September to the end of April.

Coming Spring 2018! Online Classes with Natalina

After our busiest school year ever, we couldn’t accommodate all the requests for our in person classes. So coming in Spring 2018, we’re making them available to everyone via online video!

Taste of the Mediterranean Series

Our popular Saturday night supper club series highlights the food of the regions we tour each spring and fall. If you’re already registered for one of our tours, it is a great way to get a taste of what you’ll experience!

Taste of Puglia-

$85 + HST

  • Upcoming Class Dates:
    • Saturday, November 11 – FULL
    • Saturday, February 24- 3 places left!
    • Saturday, April 14 – 2 places left!
  • Menu includes: mussels in herbs, tomatoes and white wine; fresh cavatelli pasta with braciolla; arugula salad; strawberries served with vin cotto; espresso coffee.
  • 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Maximum of 10 participants
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

Taste of Sicily

$85 + HST

  • Upcoming Class Dates:
    • Saturday, November 25 – FULL
    • Saturday, March 3 – FULL
    • Saturday, April 21 – FULL
  • Menu includes: caponata on crostini; fresh fettucine pasta with tomatoes, garlic, shrimp and white wine; fennel salad; cannoli (premade shells due to time); and espresso coffee.
  • Maximum of 10 participants
  • 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

Taste of Calabria

$85 + HST

  • Upcoming Class Dates
    • Saturday, December 9 – FULL
    • Saturday, January 20 – FULL
    • Saturday, March 10 – FULL
    • Saturday, April 28 – FULL
  • Menu includes: zucchini fritters; pappardelle with braised Ontario Pork; Natalina’s seasonal salad; grilled peaches with Amaretto sauce; and espresso.
  • 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Maximum of 10 participants
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

Special Classes

Valentine’s Day Couples Cooking Class – $160 + HST for 2 people

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – FULL
  • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

Skip the busy restaurant this Valentine’s Day and fall in love with our most popular winter menu! We’ll cook and enjoy baby greens with balsamic soaked raisins, goat’s cheese & pine nuts; homemade potato gnocchi; braised beef in wine & porcini mushroom sauce with roasted root vegetables; zabaglione & strawberries; and espresso coffee. This small group class is limited to 5 couples! Class fee is for two people.

Mother’s Day Cooking Class – $160 + HST for 2 people

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 – FULL
  • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

Spend quality time in the kitchen cooking a homemade meal with your Mom… and an Italian Mamma – Natalina! We’ll cook and enjoy bruschetta; fresh pasta with tomato/basil sauce; chicken parmigiana; rapini with garlic & chilies; panna cotta; and espresso coffee. This small group class is limited to 5 pairs! Class fee is for two people.

Themed Classes

Bread & Focaccia

$85 + HST

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 – FULL
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 – FULL
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

Back by request, this one-day class teaches traditional bread making and the popular “no knead method” developed by Jim Lahey using Natalina’s own Italian recipes for traditional focaccia, no-knead ciabatta, and no-knead sweet focaccia.

Fresh Pasta & Ground Meat Lasagna

$85 + HST

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 – FULL
  • Saturday, February 3 (1 places left), OR 10 (1 places left), 2018
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Maximum of 10 participants
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

Learn to make fresh egg noodle pasta, two ways: “pasta aglio e olio” and classic ground meat lasagna. Class includes recipes, instruction and lunch (pasta, salad and mineral water).

Wood-Fired Oven Pizza

$85 + HST

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 – FULL
  • April 7, 2018 – FULL
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 – FULL
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Maximum of 10 participants per class
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.

We are excited to be the only cooking school in the area with a  wood-fired oven, direct from Italy! Learn to create authentic thin crust, wood-fired pizza and focaccia, as well as how to adapt your conventional oven to get good results. Due to the long rising time, the pizza dough will be prepared before the class (recipe provided) and the class will focus on the premium ingredients, specialty flours & yeasts, seasonal toppings and baking method. This class includes recipes, instruction and lunch including: focaccia, assorted antipasto, pizza, seasonal salad, mineral water and dessert!

Corporate & Private Groups

Due to the growth of our tours, interest in our specialty classes, and our new online classes, private and corporate classes are no longer being offered. Consider booking an entire class of 10 for your group. With ample notice, you may choose to change the class type once you’ve registered your group.

Missed Class Policy

We purchase and order ingredients up to one week before your class.  We are a small, intimate school and classes sell out fast. We often turn away students because classes are full. If you ask to switch classes it may be too late to sell it to someone else. For this reason, we can not offer refunds or exchanges on any course or individual class. If you must miss a class, you may send someone in your place or arrange for someone to pick up your recipes and food. This is standard policy in cooking schools.

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