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.

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

  • 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

    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!

    renata chambers Avatar
    renata chambers

    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
  • 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

    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...
    Read More

    Amy Hosking Avatar
    Amy Hosking

    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
  • 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

    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

    Terry Griffin Avatar
    Terry Griffin

    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
  • 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

    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

    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

    T and G Clark Avatar
    T and G Clark
  • 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

    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...
    Read More

    Bruce Chambers Avatar
    Bruce Chambers

    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

    Sharyn O'Leary Sweeney Avatar
    Sharyn O'Leary Sweeney
  • 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),...
    Read More

    Kathy Arentz Avatar
    Kathy Arentz

    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

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

    Gee Gee Avatar
    Gee Gee

    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

    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

    Susan Mills-Zorzes Avatar
    Susan Mills-Zorzes
  • 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

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

    Janice Reiner Avatar
    Janice Reiner

    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
  • 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

    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

    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

    Susan Neath Avatar
    Susan Neath
  • 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

    Liz Harloff Avatar
    Liz Harloff

    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

    Liz Harloff Avatar
    Liz Harloff

    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

    Tricia Kopec Avatar
    Tricia Kopec

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

 No Knead, Assorted Focaccia

 No Knead, Crusty Italian Bread

 No Knead, Italian, Semola Bread 





    Fresh Pasta

    $110 + HST

    Hand Formed, Eggless, Semola Pasta with Meat Sauce

    Egg Noodle Pasta with a Pasta Machine

    Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage & Butter Sauce

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm FULL
    • Thursday, October 31, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm FULL
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm FULL
    • Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm FULL
    • Maximum 10 participants
    • Be sure to read our missed class policy
    • Be sure to read our Allergy/Special requests policy

    Pizza Two Ways

    $110 + HST

    Thick Crust, Pan Pizza with Mozzarella & Basil Pesto
    (dough made in class)

    Thin Crust, Wood-fired Pizza with Assorted Toppings
    (dough made 24 hours ahead, recipe provided)

    • Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm  FULL

    • Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm FULL
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm  FULL

    • Maximum 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

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

     Gluten Free Italian

    $110 + HST

    *please note this class is only Gluten Free, other allergens are present such as Soy and eggs etc.  Suitable for Celiac diet and Gluten sensitive 

    Fresh Gluten Free Pasta with Fagioli
    Gluten Free, Hand Stretched Pizza with Imported Caputo GF Flour, Assorted Toppings
    Seasonal Risotto

    Italian Date Night or Girls Night & 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

    Menu I *

    $140 + HST per person
    • Upcoming Class Dates:
      • Saturday, November 9, 2019, 4-8:00 pm  FULL
      • Saturday, December 14, 2019, 4-8:00 pm 4 places remaining
    • Caprese Salad w/ Fresh Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella

    • Squash Risotto

    • Marinated Beef with Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, & Oregano w/ Seasonal Vegetable

    • Mascarpone Cream w/ Roasted Seasonal Fruit & Local Honey

    • Espresso

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

    * naturally gluten free

    Menu II

    $140 + HST per person
    • Upcoming Class Dates:
      • Saturday, November 16, 2019, 4-8:00 pm FULL
      • Saturday, November 23, 2019, 4-8:00 pm FULL
    • 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

    • 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

    Saturday’s with Natalina

    A full day, immersive, Italian food culture experience.

    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 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!

    $210 + HST

    • Saturday, September 14, 2019 FULL
    • Saturday, November 2, 2019 FULL

    Taste of Niagara Wine Country 

    Sunday, October 20, 2019 7 places remaining 

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 FULL

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

    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)

    Tour includes round-trip luxury coach bus transportation with 3 pick-up and drop-off locations to choose from (Natalina’s Kitchen, Highway 6 & Highway 401 Carpool, Aldershot GO Station). Exact pick-up times to be provided.

    $210 + HST
    What’s 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.
    • 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.

    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.

    Peek inside Natalina's Kitchen!