2.5 hour workshop
This is a great experience for those who want to learn the art of making pasta. The classes are run by Vicky, an Italian cookery tutor who wants to spread the passion for good and healthy food in London. The classes are very popular events to socialise, have fun and learn how to make pasta. They are also perfect for kids.
In this beginners' class you'll learn how to make different types of pasta from flour and eggs (water for vegans and with egg-allergy). The class is also BYOB. No prior experience is require. Anybody with enthusiasm to learn a new skill is welcome!
How is the class structured?
When you arrive, you will find the ingredients laid out ready to be used. The class will kick off with Vicky sharing some fun facts about the history of pasta. Then, Vicky will explain you where ingredients come from, what kind of ingredients are used, where to buy the best ingredients in the future and why to use those specific ingredients.
The workshop is very hands-on. After a demonstration of how to make the dough, you will make everything yourself. Vicky will guide you through the process step-by-step, including mixing and kneading, before working on making the different shapes! You’ll get lots of tips & tricks for your skills in the kitchen. You'll also feel the relaxing effects of cooking - it is amazing!
After all the hard work, you can either take all the pasta home with you or we can eat it all together.
What do you learn?
- How much flour and eggs is required
- How to correctly knead the pasta dough
- What kind of flours you should use for a perfect dough
- How to process the dough to obtain the pasta, with the help of a pasta machine
What is included?
- All the ingredients and material
- Eat or bring home the pasta we make
- The workshop
- A booklet with my “secret" recipes
What kind of pasta do you want to make?
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20th February 2019: 11am - 1pm - Kids cooking class in Covent Garden, at Tea & Crafting
17th March 2019: 3 - 5.30pm - Make Rainbow Tagliatelle in Hampstead
25th March 2019: 6.30pm - 9pm - Make Rainbow Tagliatelle in Covent Garden, at Tea & Crafting
13th April 2019: 3 - 5.30pm - Make Colourful farfalle (bowtie) in Hampstead
14th April 2019: 3 - 5.30pm - Make Green Lasagne in Hampstead
19th May 2019: 3 - 5.30pm - Make Green Lasagne in Hampstead
26th June 2019: 6.30pm - 9pm - Make Polka dots vegan Tortelli in Covent Garden, at Tea & Crafting
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Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Pasta 'n Play
I am Vicky and my passion for cooking started more than 30 years ago when I used to watch my Grandmother preparing food for our family. I was not only watching but on some lucky occasions, I took part in the process. My tasks as Nonna’s assistant chef were messing around with flour and playing with the dough. I started learning like this, having fun and playing and this is how my cooking classes are. I now want to spread the passion for good and healthy food in London. I moved here 6 years ago and since then I have been feeding hundreds of people using the techniques learned from my grandmother. I have a background in tax law. I worked as a tax advisor during the week and cookery tutor during the weekend for almost three years, until pregnant when I decided to quit the office job for a more adventurous career. I decided to start my own cookery school. I tested the recipes on friends first and then started advertising the class: online, through directories and social media; on the street, with flyers and through word of mouth. The classes grew to the point where I was running them every weekend. “I enjoy it so much and it fits so well around my family. I am finally doing the job of my dreams” says Vicky. My mission is to educate people on how much fun it can be to cook together with family and friends. But the benefits don’t stop there...It also makes everyone eat healthier food! The recipes I cook are simple but extremely tasty, made only with the best ingredients. I take great care of the environment using only organic products and carefully picking my suppliers. I have a zero-waste policy in place and the use of plastic is reduced where possible. I strongly believe that everyone should have access to good and healthy food and for this reason, I am an active volunteer in the local community. I collaborate with the Camden Health Kick, a project that aims to offer free healthy activities to increase the health of the community members.
I will bring all ingredients and equipment. Bring your biggest smile, because we are going to have lots of fun
No age limit. The classes are suitable for kids and adults. It is completely safe and Vicky is a First aid trained and DBS checked. She also holds Food Safety & Hygiene certificate.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.