Pasta Making Class by Pasta 'n Play - food in London
Pasta Making Class by Pasta 'n Play - food in London

Pasta Making Class

by Pasta 'n Play

30 reviews
30 reviews
Authentic pasta making with an Italian!

Pasta Making Class

2.5 hour workshop

Beginner

Various locations

Pasta Making Class
by Pasta 'n Play
2.5 hour workshop
£35 per person
Flexitime
£60 per person
5 session block
£100 (42% off) per person

Classes

2.5 hour workshop

Daytime

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?

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

19th June 2019: 6.30pm - 9pm - Make Polka dots vegan Tortelli in Covent Garden, at Tea & Crafting

15th June: 3-5 pm- Polka dots tortellini, on the Floating showroom a boat on the Regent's canal;

13th July: 3-5 pm- Homemade lasagna, on the Floating showroom a boat on the Regent's canal;

4th August: 3-5 pm- Two-tones thick spaghetti, on the Floating showroom a boat on the Regent's canal;

1st September: 3-5 pm- Black and white thick spaghetti (Spaghetti alla chitarra), on the Floating showroom a boat on the Regent's canal.

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Fri 17 May, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Wanstead, E11 2AA
Sun 19 May, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Sat 15 Jun, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wed 19 Jun, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sat 13 Jul, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun 4 Aug, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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Did you know?

Did you know that the fact that Marco Polo brought the pasta recipe from China might be a myth? In reality, the pasta pre-existed Marco Polo. The pasta dates much further back, back to ancient Etruscan civilizations, which made pasta by grinding several types of cereal and grains and then mixed them with water, a blend that was later on cooked producing a tasty and nutritious food product.
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 2
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 2 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am available any day
Location of an Obby Flexitime classHampstead, NW3 2LD
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Reviews (30)
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Becky
12 Nov
Pasta making was good fun and Vicky was a friendly and experienced teacher. It takes place in Vicky’s home - in the large kitchen/living room area - so it’s a nice informal environment. The class was more like 1.5 hours, not 2.5, but there was 7 of us so that might be because it was a smaller class. Thanks for a good class
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Becky
12 Nov
Pasta making was good fun and Vicky was a friendly and experienced teacher. It takes place in Vicky’s home - in the large kitchen/living room area - so it’s a nice informal environment. The class was more like 1.5 hours, not 2.5, but there was 7 of us so that might be because it was a smaller class. Thanks for a good class

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Becky
12 Nov
Pasta making was good fun and Vicky was a friendly and experienced teacher. It takes place in Vicky’s home - in the large kitchen/living room area - so it’s a nice informal environment. The class was more like 1.5 hours, not 2.5, but there was 7 of us so that might be because it was a smaller class. Thanks for a good class
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Becky
12 Nov
Pasta making was good fun and Vicky was a friendly and experienced teacher. It takes place in Vicky’s home - in the large kitchen/living room area - so it’s a nice informal environment. The class was more like 1.5 hours, not 2.5, but there was 7 of us so that might be because it was a smaller class. Thanks for a good class
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Gilda
25 Jul
Vicky is a fantastic teacher. She was very patient and explained everything in a clear and gentle manner. I really found entertaining all the fun facts she told us about pasta. She gave us many informative tips on ingredients and cooking in general. The pasta was so delicious that I am still thinking about it. I cannot wait to attend another class.
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Alexander W.
26 Jul
I found the classes to be very informative and clear. It was my first time making pasta so I needed a bit more explaining than others but Vittoria was super patient. You can feel her passion for pasta and Italian cooking, in general, is huge! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Jonathan and Eleonora (and Ollie)
26 Jul
Wonderful time learning how to make pasta and all the kids loved it! The teacher kept everyone informed throughout and made sure everyone was having fun, she was really great! Then when we got home we got to cook what we made which was a real treat! Thanks guys for the course; now to buy a pasta maker....
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Janine Wallace-Dowse
26 Jul
Vicky is an excellent teacher- she’s fun to be around & has fabulous attention to detail!
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Leon
26 Jul
Vittorias pasta making classes are the perfect way to learn a new skill in a fun, social setting. I can now make Tortillini, I bet you cannot. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to impress the family or simply enjoy an afternoon doing something creative.
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Dom
30 Jul
We had a great time learning to make ravioli on a boat! We learnt to make the dough, roll it and form into filled pasta. Then we all ate the pasta with a glass of wine. Really fun and sociable class, and we still make pasta at home!
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Hasib
30 Jul
Organised a pasta making class for myself and 3 friends on a weekend afternoon. It was absolutely brilliant. Vicky is a great teacher who is attentive, patient and really interesting to talk to. Would fully recommend!
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Martina
1 Aug
I went to Vicky's pasta making with my boyfriend and it was so much fun. You learn a skill for life whilst having lost of fun and laugh in a very chilled and relaxed envrironment. I would certainly return.
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Ionela Brie
1 Aug
Very educative pasta making class. Highly recommend!
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Gregor
1 Aug
I learned how to make pasta from scratch! Great activity with a bunch of friends. The teacher was very enthusiastic and a real Italian from the South! We were on a boat on Regent Canal which was also a nice touch. Highly recommended
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Ludo
2 Aug
The class was fun and the teacher is very professional, patient in helping you with the recipe. I've got to learn a lot of tips to make a perfect pasta! I reccomand it, it's a very nice and fun way to spend a day.
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Settimio Balena
2 Aug
I went to Vicky's a few times and every time it struck me how easy and delicious is her pasta recipes. I also like the environment she creates: she is lots of fun and very entertaining. I already ordered a pasta machine and can't wait to try out my new skill.
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Sarah
4 Aug
Vittoria was a fantastic teacher: calm, patient, and above all very knowledgeable about pasta!! Me and my friend loved the class and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Laurent
6 Aug
We were a group of four and met Vicky for the class on a boat near Paddington, needless to say the location was amazing and we learnt a lot thanks to Vicky's advice and expert knowledge of pasta making! we made coloured fettuccine with squid ink, beetroot and green matcha (for black, red and green pasta respectively) and then enjoyed the fruits of our efforts with the pasta cooked and served with a traditional tomato sauce and a chilled glass of wine! highly recommended and hope to attend more of the other classes Vicky organises!
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Vas
11 Aug
The class was great, really fun and enjoyable. The teacher explained things well and was encouraging. The class was on a boat in Little Venice- an amazing location, particularly given it was a really nice, sunny day. Would definitely recommend it to anyone!
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Sangeetha
10 Sep
We had the best time learning how to make pasta with Vicky on a canal boat! Even my 3 year old niece loved it. We highly recommend this day.
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Magda
10 Sep
Amazing workshop and absolutely delicious ravioli, all in very unusual venue- boat! Can't wait to buy my own pasta maker now :) I definitely recommend Vicky's workshop to anyone interested in making homemade pasta or just having a great evening in friendly atmosphere.
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Min
12 Sep
Had a lot of fun with Vicky on a lovely Sunday afternoon. The venue is awesome, the boat adds to the whole experience. It’s interesting to try pasta making, and to hear the nice story behind Vicky’s love of pasta. Highly recommend to all foodies :p
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J
25 Sep
Great fun! Would recommend! Really friendly and patient teachers :)
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Michelle
30 Oct
Pasta making with Vicky was absolutely fantastic! You get the italian vibe right from the beginning. Beautiful italian music playing in the background while learning how to make orecchiette, tagliatelle, gnocchetti, maccheroni... Vicky is very pacient, knowledgeable and always helpful! By the end of the class we had our very own pasta for dinner with a delicious homemade tomato sauce that Vicky prepared for the class! It was so delicious! I strongly recommend her pasta workshops! So much fun and yum! Really looking forward to the next one!
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Margherita Spadafora
8 Nov
I participated in the cooking class, it was a very constructive and fun experience
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Federica Binanti
9 Nov
I’ll definitely recommend it. I had super fun in learning how to make a perfect tomato sauce!
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Alice
9 Nov
I wanted to try this lesson since ages and I couldn’t do better choice. Vittoria is amazing, she’s friendly and she’s and amazing teacher. Preparing the real Italian pasta was super funny and useful. I’d certainly suggest to book a class with “Pasta&Play”!
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Nasrin
14 Nov
First time making pasta, went with my daughter and we both loved it. Vicky is super friendly and answered any questions patiently. The result, which we got to taste before we left, was delicious. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wishing to learn a new skill or would make a lovely gift.
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Nasrin
18 Nov
The venue is Vicky's kitchen, very clean and bright. Making the pasta dough was fun and Vicky is super friendly and ready to answer any questions and offer plenty of tips. We got to taste our pasta and it was delicious. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in learning a new skill or it would make a wonderful gift.
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NNataliya
16 Jan
Excellent experience. It was really fun, we learned how to make pasta and had to eat all of it at the end. Vittoria explained everything really well and helped us a lot. The space was nice and spacious. Definetely recommend.
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Nataliya
28 Jan
We've learned how to make pasta. It was super easy and we had a lot of fun. Vittoria was really informative and helpful.
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Olivia
25 Feb
Just loved this course with Vittoria. It was so much fun, learnt loads and was also , crazy tasty. I got this for my family as a Christmas present for them all. It was so lovely to learn and do something together. Would recommend to anybody!

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Pasta Making Class by Pasta 'n Play - food in London

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.

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Notes

I will bring all ingredients and equipment. Bring your biggest smile, because we are going to have lots of fun

Age Requirement

12

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Pasta Making Class
by Pasta 'n Play
2.5 hour workshop
£35 per person
Flexitime
£60 per person
5 session block
£100 (42% off) per person
2.5 hour workshop
from £35 per person