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 May.

 

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. Our classroom is open by appointment or class only. We do not operate a retail store.

Do you have an old Gift Certificate? Just enter the code# at check out and get credit for the value towards any class!

  • Doing a cooking class at Natalina's is so much fun! I learned a lot and the food that we made was absolutely delicious. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it to those who are... Read More

    Cathie Moynihan Avatar
    Cathie Moynihan
    11/24/2019

    We had a great and informative night with Natalina. She helped us create an amazing menu of gluten free greats. Can't wait to join her for another class.

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    Angela Inglis
    11/15/2019

    Natalina's kitchen experience was excellent! She walked us through how to make two kinds of pasta and two sauces to go with them. Everyone got a chance to get their hands dirty and try a new cooking technique or two.... Read More

    Ashley Honsberger Avatar
    Ashley Honsberger
    11/03/2019
  • Natalina has a wealth of knowledge in Italian cuisine. Her wood fired pizza two ways "upped my game". Class was well organized and fun! Thank you!

    Vikki Dupuis Avatar
    Vikki Dupuis
    9/23/2019

    We had an absolutely lovely day with Natalina and the rest of the class. Simple recipes and delicious, authentic Italian home cooking. It was such a perfect way to spend our anniversary!

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    renata chambers
    9/18/2019

    Natalina is a real delight and she goes above and beyond to make sure her travelers are taken care of. The experience is one I will never forget. The food and wine, the destinations, the cooking classes were second... Read More

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    Anne Marie Cummings
    6/01/2019
  • Natalina offers a wonderful, unique experience in a cooking school and I thoroughly enjoyed the full day, from shopping at the market to eating the delicious meal we prepared. Natalina knows how to make cooking interesting and fun and... Read More

    Betty Llewellyn Avatar
    Betty Llewellyn
    4/09/2019

    No better way to spend a Saturday Evening!

    My boyfriend and I attended Natalina's 'Taste of Calabria' class this past weekend. We enjoyed how Natalina tended to all levels of cook. I consider myself an intermediate cook while my boyfriend is...
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    Amy Hosking
    3/11/2019

    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

    Debbie Leone Avatar
    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 đź‘Ť

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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 Avatar
    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

    Trish Knox Avatar
    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

    Nancy Dique Avatar
    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

Specialty Workshops

These are 3 hours in length and include some “hands on” instruction as well as in depth information about ingredients and products used. At least 3 recipes are included and an informal tasting of everything made. There may be some take home samples.

Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings. Limited to 10 students per class. Minimum of 6 to run a class.

Bring your own beverage as desired.

 

No Knead, Savoury Breads

$110 + HST per person

Upcoming Class Dates
Thursday, April 9, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm FULL

Menu

  • No Knead, Assorted Focaccia
  • No Knead, Crusty Italian Bread
  • No Knead, Italian, Semola Bread

Capacity
Maximum of 10 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

 

Fresh Pasta

$110 + HST per person

Upcoming Class Dates

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm FULL
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm

Menu

  • Hand Formed, Eggless, Semola Pasta with Meat Sauce
  • Egg Noodle Pasta with a Pasta Machine
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage & Butter Sauce

Capacity
Maximum of 10 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

 

Pizza Two Ways

$110 + HST per person

Upcoming Class Dates
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm

Menu

  • Thick Crust, Pan Pizza w/ Mozzarella & Basil Pesto (Dough made in class)
  • Thin Crust, Wood-fired* Pizza w/Assorted Toppings (Dough made 24hrs ahead, recipe provided)
    *The wood-fired oven will be used only if the weather co-operates, otherwise, the indoor oven and pizza stones will be used.

Capacity
Maximum of 10 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Pasta Sauces, Three Types

$110 + HST per person

Upcoming Class Dates
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm

Menu

  • Ground Meat Sugo with Beef & Pork
  • Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Basil Pesto
    (commercially prepared dried pasta used for samplings)

Capacity
Maximum of 10 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Gluten Free Italian II

$110 + HST per person

Upcoming Class Dates
Thursday,  February 6, 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 10:00am-1:00pm

Menu

  • No Knead Yeast-raised Italian Gluten Free Focaccia
  • No-Knead  Yeast-raised, Oat, Flax & Buckwheat Gluten Free Bread
  • Panna Cotta w/Blueberry Compote
  • Gluten Free Charcuterie & Cheese will be served with the bread

Capacity

Maximum of 10 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Interactive Dining

This fully “hands on” culinary experience is 4 hours in length. Limited to only 8 participants, this is an intimate evening, cooking with Natalina. Each four course menu includes fresh baked bread (either prepared ahead or from a local, artisanal producer) & light antipasti while cooking, mineral water, espresso coffee and an olive oil demonstration and tasting.

This experience includes a sit-down, four course dinner once the dishes are all prepared. The menus will change with the Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring classes. We encourage participants to bring their own wine. (no corkage fee). Minimum of 6 required to run this class

Special Valentine's Dining

$260 + HST per couple

Upcoming Class Dates
Friday, February 14, 2020, 6-10:00pm  FULL

Menu

  • Grazing Antipasto while cooking
  • Caprese Salad
  • Gnocchi with Braised Beef & Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Chocolate Panna Cotta
  • Bread
  • Mineral Water
  • Espresso

Capacity
Maximum of 5 Couples
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Menu I *

$140 + HST per person

Upcoming Class Dates
This menu available for a private class if you book the entire class of 8, enquire for dates

Menu

  • Caprese Salad w/ Fresh Tomatoes & Mozzarella
  • Squash Risotto
  • Marinated Beef w/ Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Oregano w/ Seasonal Vegatables
  • Mascarpone Cream w/Roasted Seasonal Fruit & Local Honey
  • Espresso

*Naturally Gluten Free

Capacity

Maximum of 8 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Menu II

 $140 + HST per person

Upcoming Class Dates
This menu available for a private class if you book the entire class of 8, enquire for dates

Menu

  • Roasted Vegetables w/Vincotto
  • Fresh Cavatelli Pasta w/ Tomatoes, Beans, Basil & Ricotta Cheese
  • Meat Stuffed Eggplant w/Seasonal Vegetable
  • Fresh Ricotta Cannoli w/Chocolate Shavings
  • Espresso

Capacity
Maximum of 8 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

Full Day, Immersive, Culinary Experiences

Guelph Brewery & Wood-fired Pizza Tour

$165 + HST per person*

*Enter BREW2020 discount code until January 1, 2020 for a $25 discount

Upcoming Dates
Saturday, January 18, 2020
First Pickup 11:00 am, last drop off around 5:30 pm
See full itinerary for all pickup and drop off locations and times.

About

We love Italian food culture and anything local that pairs well with Italian food is worth a visit, a taste and celebrating! 

Guelph, Ontario is one of Canada’s original “Beer towns”… with award winning beer being produced here as early as 1834 and now with 5 commercial brewers all located in this picturesque, Southern Ontario city, I call home!

The local breweries along with the local food producers are the backbone of this tour. You will learn about small, craft beer production and sample many different types of Craft Beer. But, you will also learn to make an amazing antipasto platter with locally produced products. Learn how a Pizzaiolo bakes a pizza in an authentic, Italian, wood-fired oven and finally the secrets to authentic, Sicilian cannoli!

Join us for this one day local event, it’s going to be delicious!

Capacity
Minimum of 15 participants to run the tour, maximum of 25.
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

 

Please email us at info@natalinaskitchen.com for a list of our favourite 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!

 

Saturday's with Natalina

$210 + HST per person

Upcoming Dates
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020

About

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 canning, preserving or cheese project to take home!

Capacity
Maximum of 8 Participants
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Back by popular demand, we are headed to the best wine region in Ontario!

Itinerary
Our first stop at Inniskillin Wines at the Brae Burn Estate will includes a short tour with sparkling ice wine, followed by a charcuterie antipasto with a choice of unlimited red or white wine.

Then enjoy the region’s seasonal and local ingredients as part of a 5-course hands-on cooking class guided by Inniskillin Chef Tim. Enjoy lunch with wine pairings and dessert with ice wine. Recipes included.

After this wonderful afternoon of cooking and wine tasting we will stop for coffee at a local coffee shop and then start the trek home! (espresso, cappuccino, tea, your choice included).

Taste of Niagara Wine Country

$210 + HST per person

Upcoming Dates
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Included

  • Return transportation via luxury coach from designated pick up and drop-off location (Pick-up/drop-off locations include Natalina’s Kitchen (Guelph), the Highway 401/Highway 6 South Carpool Parking Lot, and Aldershot GO Station);
  • Winery tour and sparkling ice wine tasting at Inniskillin Wines at Brae Burn Estate;
  • Antipasto platter with unlimited wine;
  • Five-course cooking class with Inniskillin Chef Tim (includes dinner with wine pairings);
  • Tour Director accompaniment, Natalina Bombino Campagnolo, for the group portion of the day.

Capacity

Please note a minimum of 15 is required to run this tour. A maximum of 25 people can participate to enjoy the best experience for everyone.
Be sure to read our missed class policy.
Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy.

 

 

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! 

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 are a small, intimate school and classes sellout fast. Our classes/ events are like a concert. Once you have a ticket we plan based on ticket sales and no longer market that place. Specialty ingredients can be ordered weeks in advance from our suppliers based on ticket sales. For this reason you may send someone in your place only if you cannot make your class/event. This is common policy in small schools.

We cannot provide refunds or makeups for missed classes/events.

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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