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.

New Classes with new menus for the 2018-2019 school year, coming soon!

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Check out pre-sales for our new online instructional videos below!

  • Awesome immersive experience full of fun people, and plenty of knowledge shared regarding the history of the ingredients and processes of the food you are making that day.

    Kevin Dougan Avatar Kevin Dougan
    5/14/2018

    Such a lovely day spent with my daughters Amy and Sarah along with my adopted son Julio. Coming from a family where the heart was the kitchen and the food prepared and ate there, this was truly the best Mother's... Read More

    Susan Neath Avatar Susan Neath
    5/13/2018

    Your cookbook was fun to read and I am anxious to start cooking!

    Alfreida Swainston Avatar Alfreida Swainston
    4/26/2018
  • If you want to learn to prepare authentic Italian food or you want to travel to Italy for amazing food and wine experiences don't hesitate to book with Natalina. We can't wait for our next trip - A Taste of... Read More

    Liz Harloff Avatar Liz Harloff
    4/15/2018

    I’ve been to a couple of Natalina’s classes and have absolutely loved them! She really knows what she’s doing, the classes are a tonne of fun, and you make the most delicious food. Whether it’s just for you; with your... Read More

    Tricia Kopec Avatar Tricia Kopec
    4/14/2018

    I’ve had the pleasure of taking Natalina’s basic Italian, bread making and part of the advanced Italian courses. The courses were informative and fun, I can’t wait to go back for another one! Natalina has so much... Read More

    Dean Elliott Avatar Dean Elliott
    3/30/2018
  • I would highly recommend the Niagara Winery Tour with Natalina. She is a gifted guide and I was so happy to have met her and to have spent the day with her.

    It’s good value for the money, for the time... Read More

    michele wilson Avatar michele wilson
    3/30/2018

    Last fall I attended a Winery Tour with Natalina. It was a day I'll not soon forget!

    Diana Simeoni Soucie Avatar Diana Simeoni Soucie
    3/29/2018

    Natalinas kitchen. Is a cookbook well written wether you've taken her classes or not I found the information and tips most useful .I made the Torta Di Mele -Apple Cake last week and found it easy and tasty. Top of... Read More

    David Sykes Avatar David Sykes
    3/29/2018
  • Attended the Pizza making course and came away with a new appreciation for making food for my family with quality ingredients. Also learned more about flours and yeasts to produce better tasting food. Thank you Natalina.

    Deborah MacIntyre Avatar Deborah MacIntyre
    3/25/2018

    I have attended 2 classes at Natalina’s Kitchen both were so much fun, the hands on learning makes using the lessons again much easier and less daunting. Both menus we have put to use many times. I have also purchased... Read More

    Amie King-Tedesco Avatar Amie King-Tedesco
    3/16/2018

    Attended bread making course and it was fabulous. Learned so much about flours, yeasts and rising techniques. We were served a delicious lunch and went home with sample bread. I have been making bread weekly ever since. Lots of fun... Read More

    Bonnie Draper Avatar Bonnie Draper
    3/14/2018
  • My D-I-L, Sharon, and I attended your Taste of Calabria cooking class on Mar.10th and had a great time putting together our meal, even making pasta! We are going to try and replicate the meal for our spouses, hoping w... Read More

    Eleanor Harrison Avatar Eleanor Harrison
    3/13/2018

    Taste of Calabria class was amazing! Great food, good company and learned a lot!

    Patrick Stiles Avatar Patrick Stiles
    3/12/2018

    Did the pasta and lasagna making class today with my mom and sister in law and we had such a great time and the food was delicious! I will be trying to replicate both recipies at home.

    Kate Fairfull-Drohan Avatar Kate Fairfull-Drohan
    11/18/2017
  • I have used my cookbook often! I love how easy the recipes are to follow. Everything I have made has been delicious. I can't wait to try something new! ❤️

    Amie Tedesco Avatar Amie Tedesco
    10/06/2017

    The book gives you tips and suggestions as well as pictures which help you know what the final product should look like. The recipes use ingredients you probably have in your pantry and most are easy to make on a weeknight.

    Sandi Cavallo Avatar Sandi Cavallo
    10/06/2017

    On February 25, I went on a food and wine tour to Niagara on the Lake with 19 friends of la Cucina di Natalina. We had an amazing time together! The group bonded through social media and we had a... Read More

    Maureen Glassford-Lowden Avatar Maureen Glassford-Lowden
    2/26/2017

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-FULL
    • Saturday, April 14 – FULL
  • 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 – FULL
  • Saturday, February 10- FULL
  • 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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