Italian Cooking Class: Cooking with Passion

Learn how to make traditional Italian dishes from scratch

6 hours 45 mins Class size 1 to 6

label $245 (or 4 payments of $61.25 Afterpay)

Take your tastebuds on a trip to Italy with this cooking class in Melbourne and learn how to make mouth-watering dishes that will have your friends and family wanting to come back for dinner time and time again!

In this small, hands-on class, you'll get the chance to learn how to cook using classic flavours and fresh ingredients from expert cook Tonya. You'll begin with learning some basic Italian cooking techniques, in focaccia and pasta making, delicious and flavoursome sauces, risotto and arancini making, classic Italian desserts plus much more. All produce used is local and seasonal in keeping with the Italian style. Tonya will give you her own special tips and tricks to mastering Italian dishes. Let your inner cook take the wheel and enjoy this immersive, interactive, fun experience in the kitchen as you learn to cook with passion!

At the end of the class, you'll get to sit down and enjoy a feast of your own dishes! Sit back and relax as you munch away on some flavourful food and connect with like-minded people in a safe and fun environment.

If you're looking for things to do in Melbourne this weekend or unique group activities to do with friends, then this Italian cooking class could be a fabulous option for you! You will get the chance to learn how to cook delicious meals that you can recreate at home, and, more importantly, you'll leave feeling confident in your new skills and be inspired to cook from scratch at home too!
Dietary requirements are met where possible, so do email for more information on the class menu.

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class, great for any budding chef and also for those looking to learn more cooking skills and interesting dishes to create in the kitchen at home!
What you'll get
  • All ingredients and equipment provided
  • Recipes and guidance from an expert chef
  • Refreshments and welcome inhouse-made cake and biscuit
  • A feast of your own creations at the end of the class with wine!
What to bring
Please make sure to wear enclosed shoes and tie up long hair.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.


St Kilda, VIC

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Cooking on the Bay
Cooking on the Bay

4.9 (7)
5.0 stars (39+)

Participants in classes have commented on how Tonya generously and enthusiastically enjoys sharing her knowledge, experience and ideas. There are interesting foodie hints, tips and musings both during the sessions and whilst sharing the delicious lunch that is taken ‘at the table’, overlooking the views of the bay and beyond.

Tonya’s vibrant and engaging personality will encourage you to want to share ‘the pleasure of the table’ experienced in the morning’s classes with your friends and family. You will be inspired to race home and repeat the dishes you have learnt in the day’s class. Tonya is Melbourne trained at Holmesglen, in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu and the Ritz Escoffier and in Burgundy at La Varenne l’Ecole de Cuisine. She has also visited regional cooking schools in the Dordogne, Normandy and in Tuscany, Italy.

Before training as a chef, Tonya was a librarian, information manager, library trainer and library consultant. Cooking on the Bay boasts an extensive library collection of over 3000 cookbooks and books related to food and France.

Verified reviews

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Anna Xia Mar 2022

70 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews

The class is from 8:45am in the morning to 3ish in the afternoon just in case you were wondering. We made pasta and focaccia from scratch. Porcini mushroom risotto with the leftovers made into arancini, there was a roasted capsicum salsa to go with the focaccia, we had stuffed figs as an entree as well. Finishing off with affogato with homemade vanilla ice cream and panacotta. Tonya and Joan were lovely and joyful. There were 5 participants in total and we all had a lovely time.

Italian Cooking Class: Cooking with Passion review by Anna Xia Sydney

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