Pasta 'n Play undefined classes in London
Pasta 'n Play undefined classes in London

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Pasta 'n Play

23 reviews
23 reviews

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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Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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....
Anonymous
26 Jul
Vicky is an excellent teacher- she’s fun to be around & has fabulous attention to detail!

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Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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....
Anonymous
26 Jul
Vicky is an excellent teacher- she’s fun to be around & has fabulous attention to detail!
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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!
Anonymous
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!
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
1 Aug
Very educative pasta making class. Highly recommend!
Anonymous
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
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
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!
Anonymous
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!
Anonymous
26 Jul
Vittoria was just fantastic! All of the children had a great time at the party. She made everyone feel special. The class was smooth and seamless and enjoyed by all! I would happily recommend her parties to children of all ages.
Anonymous
26 Jul
Looking for alternate activities for my nephew and niece of 6 and 8 years old, I took them to Vicky's pasta making class. It turned out to be a great experience. The kids are taught how to mix and knead the dough, and eventually turn them into pasta. Their eyes simply lit up when Vicky demonstrated the magic of rolling the pasta dough into the machine, and out came the perfectly shaped spaghetti and tagliolini! There is certainly a high level of enthusiasm and enjoyment in the room. Towards the end of the class all the kids sit down together to enjoy their hand made pasta. It is a great way to entertain the kids and teach them about food (I noticed Vicky uses high quality and organic ingredients too). The kids are asking to return for another class already!
Anonymous
29 Jul
It was great learning how to make pasta from scratch, the Italian way. The teacher was great and even showed the children what wheat looked like before it was ground into flour. The venue was great with cool drinking water and clean washroom facilities .
Anonymous
1 Aug
I took the workshop with my children. It was brilliant! We learnt to make pasta from scratch something I never did before! Vicky is a great teacher very friendly and welcoming. She’s great with children, she’s helped us especially as I had more then one child with me. We also made two sauces that were delicious. All the ingredients fresh. She took into account our dietary needs and made it vegan. My children and I loved the class and highly recommend it. It’s such a great family friendly class. I will definitely attend another workshop soon.
Anonymous
2 Aug
I really enjoyed the workshop for kids! Brilliant idea and great way to spend the afternoon with my nephew. Vittoria was very patient, sweet with all the kids and helped us all tthe way through.
Anonymous
7 Aug
Our daughter Olivia loves pasta, but making it herself was even better!! And it tasted so good! Vittoria is great with kids: fun loving, enthusiastic and patient! I can highly recommend her classes (the only downside: you then don't want to eat store bought pasta anymore, as Vittoria's home made pasta tastes too good)
Anonymous
31 Jul
A wonderful afternoon making pasta, Vicky was fantastic and so accommodating. We learned a lot, I’m very tempted to try her kids class to make blue pasta! Such a brilliant experience, Vicky is super knowledgable and made us feel at home. We’ve definitely learned a skill for life, I foresee lots of fresh pasta dinners in our future!
Anonymous
1 Aug
Non to make lasagna. The trachea was very informative and friendly and she explains very well. The vanue was super nice.