Master Traditional Italian Cuisine at La Cucina Caldesi
At La Cucina Caldesi, you can re-create those rich and comforting dishes by taking an Italian cookery course with the experts.
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Lessons in Authentic Italian Cooking
Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi opened their Italian Cookery School in London in 2005. It’s neatly tucked away on a little cobbled street behind their popular and informal Italian restaurant Caffe Caldesi in Marylebone. Drawing on Giancarlo’s Tuscan roots, the school offers courses in traditional and regional Italian cuisine.
Create Tasty Trattoria Dishes
The emphasis at the school is on learning traditional methods and techniques passed down by generations of Italian cooks. In a setting that’s relaxed and sociable – Giancarlo, Katie, talented chef tutor, Stefano Borella, and an impressive list of guest chefs including Sophie Grigson – all run intimate classes for small groups.
There are daytime, evening and hands-on weekend classes. Each one finishes with the tasty meal you’ve created and a glass of wine. Try a pizza-making masterclass, a 3-hour course cooking seasonal trattoria-style dishes or for the sweet-toothed, a chocolate and macaroons class.
- Marylebone is a popular foodie destination in London. Take a guided tour of the Sunday Farmers’ Market followed by a Cookery Class at La Cucina Caldesi
- Tuck into an Italian lunch at Caffe Caldesi
- Buy beautiful Emma Bridgwater ceramic serving platters at her flagship London store on Marylebone High Street
- Smell the artisan cheese in the cheese room at La Fromagerie
- For delicious Italian food in the English countryside, book a table at Caldesi in Campagna, Giancarlo and Katie’s restaurant in the foodie village of Bray
- Discover more Italian recipes in Katie Caldesi’s book The Italian Cookery Course Book
- Fancy cooking a different cuisine? Try the cookery courses at Atelier des Chefs just around the corner
How to Find La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School
La Cucina 118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U 2QF
La Cucina Caldesi
La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School
- Italian cooking classes are in London
- Fun and informative
- Tea, coffee & biscotti on arrival
- Eat the dishes you create
- Enjoy a glass of wine
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