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A tavola! Cooking School

katrina pizziniKatrina Pizzini's hands on classes will leave everyone empowered and inspired by the end of the session. Most classes are taught by Katrina, but guest chefs will also be invited to take certain classes, the prices for these classes may differ to those run by Katrina.

Katrina's cooking school kitchen is equipped for up to eight participants in each class.

Helping Katrina in her classes is Carla Pizzini, Katrina's sister-in-law. Carla learned the basics from her mother, but has over the years managed a number of commercial kitchens including one which solely served vegetarian dishes. Carla has a gentle and encouraging manner which helps make participants feel comfortable and relaxed.

Bookings can be made by calling the winery on phone 03 5729 8278 or via email katrina@pizzini.com.au

Inquiries regarding private group bookings (friends, family or corporate) are welcome.

Gift vouchers can be organised easily and sent to you via email or post.

Click here for 2014 Sessions

A tavola! cooking school booking form - download PDF

Class descriptions

Pasta, Ravioli & Gnocchi
Class $140 per person, Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
This class is not just about how to make pasta and the perfect gnocchi. Participants will learn how to make interesting ravioli fillings and the different sauces to go with the different pastas made.

Lunching Ladies ... & Lads
Class $140 per person Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
Ladies who lunch will love this class. A combination of all of our cooking classes, prepare entree, main and dessert, then sit with your friends to chat over lunch. Lads are welcome!

Quick & Healthy
Class $140 per person Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
Working parents rejoice! Whip up dinner in a flash, no fuss, healthy and yummy meals you and the kids will enjoy. Expand your weekly repertoire and enjoy the praise!

Home Cheese Making
Class $140 per person Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
Cheese maker Anna-Kate Pizzini takes you through the Cheese making process. Includes cheese & wine matching and lunch.

Antipasti & Tapas
Class $140 per person, Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
This class will focus on teaching participants how to prepare interesting entree sized dishes to serve as starters from dumplings to tapas and lots in-between.

spatchcockThe Dinner Party
Class & dinner $185 per person, dinner only $155
Gather six to eight couples for a great afternoon of cooking and a long evening of eating. Eight members of the group will spend the afternoon in the kitchen with Katrina preparing a four course feast while the remainder of the group can spend their time exploring the King Valley or relaxing with a book. In the evening everyone will gather in Pizzini's cellar door to sit down to the dishes prepared during the afternoon, each course will be paired with a Pizzini wine. Minimum of 12 for dinner, maximum of 16.

Pastry Queen's Flaky, Short & Choux NEW
Class $140 per person, Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
Master the art of making different types of pastry for use in both savoury and sweet dishes. Matt Preston dubbed Katrina "The Pastry Queen" whilst on a visit to the King Valley!

Basics For Beginners NEW
Class $140 per person, Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
If your kids are showing a passion for the kitchen, or you think they need some gentle encouragement, book them in to spend time with Katrina in the kitchen to ignite a passion for making healthy, quick meals.

Home Cheese Making, Camembert, Blue Vein, Parmesan, Ricotta & Boccincini NEW
Class $140 per person, Vino e Vita wine club $130 per person
Aimed at the novice, these cheese making classes will no doubt ignite a desire to strive for cheese making perfection. Learn the tricks to making camembert, blue vein, ricotta & sour cream. Home cheese maker Anna-Kate Pizzini teaches these classes.

Whistle Stop Tour of Street Food NEW
A world tour of dishes enjoyed by the populous including curries, noodles, kebabs, fishcakes and salads.

Tuscan Feast with Carmine NEW
Carmine from Osteria La Passione in Richmond joins Katrina in the kitchen to teach pupils how to bone, stuff and roll a suckling pig. There will be many other delights in store for the four course dinner.

A tavola! cooking class timetable 2014


November 2014
Saturday 1st Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Monday 3rd Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Friday 21st Whistle Stop Tour of Street Food
Saturday 22nd Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Thursday 27th Social, Educational & Corporate Team Building
Friday 28th Lunching Ladies & Lads
Saturday 29th Pig on a Spit Dinner Party

December 2014
Thursday 11th Antipasti & Tapas & Dumplings
Friday 12th Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Saturday 13th Blokes & Barrels NEW

January 2015
Friday 2nd Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Saturday 3rd Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Friday 9th Whistle stop tour of Street Food
Saturday 10th Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Friday 16th Lunching Ladies & Lads
Saturday 17th Gluten Free
Friday 23rd Pastries & Desserts
Saturday 24th Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto

February 2015
Thursday 5th Social, Educational & Corporate Team Building
Friday 6th Antipasti, Tapas & Dumplings
Saturday 7th Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Friday 13th Whistle Stop Tour of Street Food
Saturday 14th Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Saturday 21st Single and Loving It NEW
Saturday 28th Dinner Party

A tavola! cooking school is located at Pizzini Wines cellar door, 175 King Valley Road, Whitfield Phone +61 (3) 5729 8030 Email katrina@pizzini.com.au

Pizzini Wines cellar door and cooking school is an Australian Government funded initiative under the Australian Tourism Development Program.