Over the ten week course you will be immersed in Italian cookery and learn to prepare a range of traditional Italian foods, dishes and desserts. You will learn the backbone of the Italian cookery tradition: making pasta gnocchi and risotto from scratch. You will be showed the secret to make a perfect pizza.
You will prepare a range of sauces for many different pasta dishes and also cook famous Italian mains “secondo piatto” with meat and fish, side dishes “ contorni” and other vegetarian options. Those with a sweet tooth can look forward to making a glorious Tiramisu.
The course structure isn’t set in stone, so course participants will have the opportunity to suggest dishes that they would like to learn how to prepare.
By the end of the 10 weeks you will have mastered a range of skills and cooking techniques, and will be confident in cooking a range of wholesome Italian meals for yourself and your family, and get some great ideas for dinner party dishes.
Valentina started studying cookery in the Italian famous cookery school “Il Gambero Rosso” in 2006. Following completion she joined the professional Chefs school “A Tavola con lo Chef” learning all secrets of food and its preparation specialising in pastries.
She moved in Ireland in 2008 working as pastry chef in well-known Galway restaurants then moved into the capital to work in the most fine and high standards Pastry kitchens. She studied Culinary Art in DIT and set up her own food business in 2014.
Valentina’s cookery skills have been honed from a very young age, starting when she was just a little girl pulling up a chair to stand beside her mother or grandmother as they prepared Sunday lunches for all the family. However she developed and perfected these skills by working hard in the industry and training regularly.
Students will purchase their own ingredients. You will be provided with all the recipes in advance thus creating your personal Italian cookery book.