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In-Person Classes

From fresh pasta to focaccia, learn to cook Italian classics in our hands-on, small group cooking classes.

Classes run from September to the end of April.

Classes are held in Natalina’s Professional Teaching Kitchen located 2 minutes North of Guelph. The address and directions will be provided when you register. We are open by appointment or class only.

  • Had the pleasure of attending my first class in Natalina's Kitchen last weekend. We made three different breads that were amazing! We stopped for a delicious lunch break and ended our day with bread sampling and espresso! ... Read More

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    Dorothy Smith
    1/24/2019

    The Online Course is easy to follow and has a tasty and diverse menu. I recently attended the bread making class and it was fun, informative, and the finished products were great! Highly recommend both learning methods for... Read More

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    Alison Fraser
    1/23/2019

    This was my first class with Natalina and the experience was excellent. She took the time to talk about why we should be doing more home cooking and making it a fun time. The instructions were clear and easy to... Read More

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    Terry Griffin
    1/15/2019
  • I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed Natalina's Online Cooking courses. So user friendly. You have your ingredients list to prep for and the videos with excellent tips to follow along to, print out the recipe and... Read More

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    Kathy Hulsman
    12/19/2018

    The online classes are easy to follow, and provide lots of detail and helpful tips! I like being able to complete courses at my own pace and go back to review recipes when I need to. Would highly recommend!

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    Alison Fraser
    12/10/2018

    My friends and I (10 of us) thoroughly enjoyed a Saturday evening cooking class and meal, Calabria style with Natalina at the helm.. We prepared and made our own crusty bread, pasta, meat sauce and delicious dessert. Everyone had... Read More

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    Debbie Leone
    12/10/2018
  • Attended taste of Puglia with hubby and pals. Fun group. Hands on. Good conversation. Great way to learn and experience food of a region of Bella italia 👍

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    T and G Clark
    11/12/2018

    Taking the "Taste of Calabria" tour with host Natalina and guide Silvia proved to be one of my best travel decisions. With 13 other guests, we explored this part of southern Italy together, and by the end of the trip... Read More

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    Valerie Anderson
    11/11/2018

    Fantastic Experience

    What a great trip to Calabria that far exceeded our already very high expectations. We were treated to an expertly planned introduction to the history, beauty and culinary delights of this lesser travelled region of Italy under the...
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    Bruce Chambers
    11/05/2018
  • We went on the wonderful Taste of Calabria Tour, Natalina Bombino Campagnolo is a wonderful facilitator and planned an excellent, informative, and very tasty experience. She helped make our group a family as she introduced us to the... Read More

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    Sharyn O'Leary Sweeney
    11/02/2018

    Our Taste of Calabria Trip

    My husband and I went on a culinary tour through the Calabria region of Italy with Natalina! We ate delicious foods (and helped cook them), enjoyed award winning wines (and visited the wineries that made them),...
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    Kathy Arentz
    11/01/2018

    I attended my first cooking class at Natalina's Kitchen and had a fantastic time! Cooking classes are kept small which allows for a lot of hands on learning. l felt at ease in the class with little to no previous... Read More

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    Steve Cave
    10/04/2018
  • Attended the pizza making class with my wife and it exceeded our expectations. Natalina was knowledgeable and very engaging. We learned a lot of great pizza making techniques and can't wait to start making our own. Would highly recommend taking... Read More

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    Mike Wakeford
    9/30/2018

    Thank you for a most enjoyable Saturday.... so looking forward to your Caneloni class... :)))))))

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    Gee Gee
    9/15/2018

    Natalina's Taste of Puglia tour over-exceeded our expectations. We thought we weren't 'tour people' but the small group, attention to detail, VIP experience was spectacular. From cooking classes, to winery tours, exploring ancient cities, olive groves and ruins, the tour... Read More

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    Trish Knox
    7/11/2018
  • Just returned from A Taste of Puglia Tour with Natalina. What a wonderful experience! It was obvious that our hotels, cooking experiences, meals, wines and visits to local sites of interest were carefully selected and planned. A key strength... Read More

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    Susan Mills-Zorzes
    6/12/2018

    Best. Vacation. Ever. Trip to Puglia region of Italy with Natalina and small group....can’t say enough good things about it. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys wonderful travel made easy 🙂

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    Janice Reiner
    6/10/2018

    Best. Vacation. Ever. Trip to Puglia was amazing!

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    Janice Reiner
    6/10/2018
  • Just returned from the tour of Puglia. If your not a tour person this is for you. A beautiful balance between walking tours, unique places, cooking and eating a variety of delicious foods. Definitely recommend it. I give it 5 stars

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    Nancy Dique
    6/04/2018

    Awesome immersive experience full of fun people, and plenty of knowledge shared regarding the history of the ingredients and processes of the food you are making that day.

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    Kevin Dougan
    5/14/2018

    Such a lovely day spent with my daughters Amy and Sarah along with my adopted son Julio. Coming from a family where the heart was the kitchen and the food prepared and ate there, this was truly the best Mother's... Read More

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    Susan Neath
    5/13/2018
  • Attended the Mother's Day cooking class. Such a lovely day spent with my daughters Amy and Sarah along with my adopted son Julio. Coming from a family where the heart was the kitchen and the food prepared and ate there,... Read More

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    Susan Neath
    5/13/2018

    If you want to learn to prepare authentic Italian food or you want to travel to Italy for amazing food and wine experiences don't hesitate to book with Natalina. We can't wait for our next trip - A Taste of... Read More

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    Liz Harloff
    4/15/2018

    If you want to learn to prepare authentic Italian food or you want to travel to Italy for amazing food and wine experiences don't hesitate to book with Natalina. We can't wait for our next trip - A Taste of... Read More

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    Liz Harloff
    4/15/2018
  • I’ve been to a couple of Natalina’s classes and have absolutely loved them! She really knows what she’s doing, the classes are a tonne of fun, and you make the most delicious food. Whether it’s just for you; with your... Read More

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    Tricia Kopec
    4/14/2018

    I’ve had the pleasure of taking Natalina’s basic Italian, bread making and part of the advanced Italian courses. The courses were informative and fun, I can’t wait to go back for another one! Natalina has so much... Read More

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    Dean Elliott
    3/30/2018

    I would highly recommend the Niagara Winery Tour with Natalina. She is a gifted guide and I was so happy to have met her and to have spent the day with her.

    It’s good value for the money, for the time...
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    michele wilson
    3/30/2018
  • Last fall I attended a Winery Tour with Natalina. It was a day I'll not soon forget!



    From the moment I was met by the coach at the designated pick up spot and greeted by Natalina's warm...
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    Diana Simeoni Soucie
    3/29/2018

    Last fall I attended a Winery Tour with Natalina. It was a day I'll not soon forget!

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    Diana Simeoni Soucie
    3/29/2018

    Natalinas kitchen. Is a cookbook well written wether you've taken her classes or not I found the information and tips most useful .I made the Torta Di Mele -Apple Cake last week and found it easy and tasty. Top... Read More

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    David Sykes
    3/29/2018

Live Now!

Our most popular, 6 week Classic Italian course, now available as part of our online Classes

2017 was our busiest school year ever, we couldn’t accommodate all the requests for our in-person classes. So we’ve launched our most popular 6-week course as an online program. You can learn at your own pace, with many additional resources and recipes that will have you cooking like an Italian Mamma in no time!

Online courses are available to everyone, all the time! In your kitchen, on your schedule at a fraction of the cost of In-person classes! 

*New* Saturdays in Natalina’s Kitchen

A full day, immersive, Italian food culture experience.

$175 + HST

This full-day experience will have you living like an Italian with Natalina as your guide! We will start with a light Italian style breakfast in a local, downtown Guelph coffee bar and then off to the Farmer’s Market to shop for our local, seasonal ingredients.

Back at the cooking school, we will prepare bread, a 4-course “Pranzo” including dessert and a small preserving project with a jar to take home!

Please email us at info@natalinaskitchen.com for a list of our favorite B&B’s in Guelph if you need overnight accomodation!

*You can also print a Gift Certificate for this program after registration and make it a gift!

Taste of the Mediterranean Series

Our popular Saturday night supper club series highlights the food of the regions we tour each spring and fall. If you’re already registered for one of our tours, it is a great way to get a taste of what you’ll experience!

Taste of Puglia

$98 + HST
  • Upcoming Class Dates:
    • Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, March 2, 2019, 4pm – Class Full
  • Menu includes: Focaccia Barese w/  Burrata cheese; Tiella di riso, patate e cozze (a regional Pugliese dish that combines rice, potatoes & mussels, always a favorite on our tour of Puglia); Rosemary & wine roasted pork sausage with a side of swiss chard; Cafe Leccese (a speciality coffee of Lecce, made with homemade almond milk, served hot or cold).
  • Maximum of 10 participants
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.
  • Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Taste of Sicily

$98 + HST
  • Upcoming Class Dates:
    • Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019, 4pm – Class Full
  • Menu includes: Panelle (homemade chickpea fritters); fresh semola pasta a la Norma (a Sicilian specialty pasta made with tomato, eggplant and ricotta salata); baked seabass (or available equivalent); roasted vegetables with vincotto); coffee granita.
  • Maximum of 10 participants
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.
  • Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Taste of Calabria

$98 + HST
  • Upcoming Class Dates
    • Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, 4pm – Class Full
    • Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019, 4pm – Class Full
  • Menu includes: Homemade Calabrese bread & antipasto including my family’s homemade soppressata salami, olives; homemade semola pasta with pork & beef ragu; baby greens & fennel salad; Ceci repeini (little pastry shells filled with chocolate, vincotto & walnuts); Espresso coffee.
  • Maximum of 10 participants
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.
  • Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Special Classes

Valentine’s Day Couples Cooking Class

$195 + HST for 2 people
  • Upcoming Class Dates: We added a 2nd class this year due to demand! (sells out fast!)
    • Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 – Class Full
    • Friday, February 15, 2019 – Class Full
  • Includes one copy of Natalina’s Cookbook
  • Each class is limited to 5 couples each
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.
  • Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Skip the busy restaurant this Valentine’s Day and fall in love with Italian, from scratch, home cooking! We’ll enjoy Burrata Cheese with garlic crostini; Fresh pasta with Italian sausage & tomato sauce; Baby greens with balsamic soaked figs, goat’s cheese & pine nuts; Chocolate, orange Panna cotta; Mineral water, espresso or regular coffee.

Themed Classes

Bread & Focaccia,*New* recipes

$98 + HST

Baking bread is making a comeback and we are excited to share our favorite recipes and techniques with you! In this class we will make a “No Knead”, wholegrain, crusty loaf, a Traditional Barese style Focaccia (made with assorted flours and potatoes) and a sweet Italian Brioche (used for Easter Bread). We discuss different flours, yeasts, and bread techniques. Guaranteed to make YOU a Bread Baker and impress your friends!

We will include a traditional, light, Antipasto style lunch; focaccia, charcuterie, olives, cheese, tomato salad, sweet brioche & espresso.

A half loaf of crusty bread goes home with all participants!

Fresh Pasta & Meat Stuffed Cannelloni

$98 + HST
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, 10am – Class Full
  • Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 10am – Class Full
  • Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019, 10am – Class Full
  • Maximum 10 participants
  • Be sure to read our missed class policy.
  • Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

One of our most popular classes! This time we will share a traditional egg noodle pasta technique used to make Meat Stuffed Cannelloni (a portion to take home) and a special “Spaghetti alla chitarra ” with a tomato, basil sauce. This second pasta will be served for lunch alongside a salad, mineral water, and Affogatto for dessert.

Wood-Fired Oven Pizza & Focaccia

$98 + HST

We are excited to be the only cooking school in the area with a wood-fired oven, direct from Italy!

Learn to create an authentic thin crust, wood-fired pizza and focaccia, as well as how to adapt your conventional oven to get good results. Due to the long rising time, the pizza dough will be prepared before the class (recipe provided) and the class will focus on the premium ingredients, specialty flours & yeasts, seasonal toppings and baking method. This class includes recipes, instruction and lunch including focaccia, assorted antipasto, seasonal salad, assorted pizzas and dessert!

Olive Oil Tasting and Demonstration Class*

$120 + HST

Anyone that has taken a class with Natalina knows she is passionate about REAL Extra Virgin Olive Oil! In this class you are led through an Olive Oil tasting that will highlight how to choose an authentic, extra virgin olive oil and how to spot a fake one. Natalina will then demonstrate a 3 course, “from scratch” menu with Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the star!

In this demonstration-style class, Natalina will prepare a Caprese Salad2; fresh pasta1 with fresh tomatoes2, basil2 & EVOO and Lemon, olive oil cake with Lemoncello Cream1.

* Includes a 250ml bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, received in class
1 Made ahead of class although all recipes are shared
2 When in season, produce from the garden will be used

*New* The Sweet Life; Child Plus Adult Dessert Class

$160+HST for 2 Persons

When children are first interested in cooking… this is an ideal time to introduce them to the wonders of the kitchen! Natalina and her daughter both discovered the kitchen and baking at a very young age!

In this class, children from 8 years and older, along with an adult, will spend an afternoon baking some Classic Italian favorites a long with an adapted favorite “Adult” dessert.

We will create an easy, “child friendly Tiramisu”, pizzelli cookies and Nonna’s Lemon Cookies. The Tiramisu and a beverage will be served and cookies will go home with the participants.

Corporate & Private Groups

Due to the growth of our tours, interest in our specialty classes, and our new online classes, private and corporate classes are no longer being offered. Consider booking an entire class of 10 for your group. With ample notice, you may choose to change the class type once you’ve registered your group.

Missed Class Policy

We purchase and order ingredients up to one week before your class. We are a small, intimate school and classes sell out fast. We often turn away students because classes are full. If you ask to switch classes it may be too late to sell it to someone else. For this reason, we can not offer refunds or exchanges on any course or individual class. If you must miss a class, you may send someone in your place or arrange for someone to pick up your recipes and food. This is standard policy in cooking schools.

Allergy / Special Requests Policy

We are a small cooking school that may not be able to accommodate all special requests for allergies, intolerances. Please email us first, to see if we can accommodate, before registering, as we have a No Refund policy.

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