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Classes & One Day Experiences

From bread to fresh pasta and more, learn to cook, homemade, all from scratch in our intimate, hands-on cooking classes or in a small group, one-day, experiential event!

 Classes run from September to May, when we are not touring. Our government inspected, teaching kitchen is located North of Guelph, Ontario and the address will be provided with your registration. The kitchen is open for classes and by appointment only. We do not operate a retail store.

Guelph Brewery & Wood-fired Pizza Tour

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!

Book your private event!
With Natalina
Minimum 8, maximum of 20
$145 + HST per person

Taste of Niagara Wine Country

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).

Saturday, April 18, 2020
With Natalina
Maximum of 25 Participants
$210 + HST per person

Saturday’s with Natalina

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!

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
With Natalina
Maximum of 8 Participants
$210 + HST per person

Specialty Three Hour Workshops

 

These are three hours in length and include some “hands on” instruction as well as in depth information about ingredients and products used. At least three recipes are included and an informal tasting of everything made. There may be some take home samples. Bring your own beverage as desired. Classes are Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings with a limit of ten students per class. We require a minimum of six students to run a class. 

Please read through our missed class policy, as well as allergy and special request policy. 

No Knead Savoury Breads

Menu

  • No Knead, Assorted Focaccia
  • No Knead, Crusty Italian Bread
  • No Knead, Italian, Semola Bread
FULL
Thursday, April 9, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 pm
With Natalina
Maximum of 10 Participants

$110 + HST per person

Fresh Pasta

Menu

  • Hand Formed, Eggless, Semola Pasta with Meat Sauce
  • Egg Noodle Pasta with a Pasta Machine
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage & Butter Sauce
Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 pm
With Natalina
Maximum of 10 Participants
$110 + HST per person

Pizza Two Ways

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.
May dates TBA
With Natalina
Maximum of 10 Participants
$110 + HST per person

Gluten Free Italian

Who says Italian can’t be Gluten Free? Stay tuned for more Gluten Free Italian classes with Natalina in September 2020!

Coming Soon!
With Natalina
Maximum of 10 Participants
$110 + HST per person

Sourdough Bread Baking

We are sourcing the best instructor to bring you the skills to make naturally leavened, sourdough bread! Stay tuned for September 2020 dates! 

Coming Soon!
With Guest Instructor
Maximum of 10 Participants
$110 + HST per person

Spring Baking with Charmian

Introducing Charmian, “The Messy Baker”! You asked for more baking classes and so now we are thrilled to include Charmian as part of our team. Just in time for Spring Entertaining!

Menu

  • Classic chocolate mousse (no-bake)
  • Pavlova nests with homemade lemon curd , fresh berries & cream
  • Orange olive oil cupcakes topped with cream
Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:30 to 9:30 pm
With Charmian
Maximum of 10 Participants
$110 + HST per person

Authentic Mexican

We are sourcing the best authentic Mexican Instructor to teach you all the tricks of a Mexican kitchen! Stay tuned for September dates!

    Coming Soon!
    With Guest Instructor
    Maximum of 10 Participants
    $110 + HST per person

    Interactive Dining

     

    The classes below are all four hours in length, with only 8-10 participants each and create a hands-on cooking experience. Each menu includes a grazing station with fresh bread, charcuterie and cheese.

    Enjoy your freshly cooked dinner accompanied by mineral water, espresso coffee and dessert. We encourage you to take advantage of our no corkage fee and bring your own bottle of wine. There is a minimum of six people required to run these classes. These could be run as a private event with limited dates available with two to four months advance notice.

    Please read through our missed class policy, as well as allergy and special request policy.

     

    Spring Date Night

    Menu

      • Grazing Antipasto while cooking
      • Caprese Salad
      • Gnocchi with Braised Beef & Roasted Root Vegetables
      • Chocolate Panna Cotta
      • Bread
      • Mineral Water
      • Espresso
    Saturday, April 4, 2020
    4:00 to 8:00 pm
    With Natalina
    Maximum of 5 couples
    $260 + HST per couple

    Meet Chef Scott Yates

    We are excited to be partnering with Chef Scott Yates of Bistro Tour! Chef Scott brings “New World Cuisine” to our little, home cooking, cooking school! Specializing in locally sourced ingredients, his cuisine is as elegant as it is delicious!

    Coming Soon!
    With Chef Scott Yates
    Maximum of 10 participants
    $140 + HST per person

    Reviews from Google and Facebook

    Natalina's Kitchen 5 Star Rating

    Rated 4.8/5 across 63 reviews

    • I did this class years ago but have never forgotten the lessons I’ve learned from Natalina! She was so accommodating and helpful. Offered me and my friend tips that we still use to this very day! We use her recipes... Read More

      Sabina Bashir Avatar
      Sabina Bashir
      3/31/2020

      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.

      Angela Inglis Avatar
      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

      Anne Marie Cummings Avatar
      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

      Dorothy Smith Avatar
      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

      Alison Fraser Avatar
      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

      Kathy Hulsman Avatar
      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!

      Alison Fraser Avatar
      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 👍

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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

      Valerie Anderson Avatar
      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 Avatar
      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

      Steve Cave Avatar
      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

      Mike Wakeford Avatar
      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 🙂

      Janice Reiner Avatar
      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.

      Kevin Dougan Avatar
      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

      Susan Neath Avatar
      Susan Neath
      5/13/2018

    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.