Throughout the year there are many festivals and events that celebrate the strong Italian heritage, local produce and wines of the region. At these events there are opportunities to learn the art of cooking from the Italian families themselves. In addition to these special festival events, Politini Wines at Cheshunt offer Sicilian Cooking Experiences – Salami and Salsicce Making and Cannoli Making classes and there is also the A Tavola! Cooking School run by Katrina Pizzini located in Whitfield.
A Tavola! Cooking School
Katrina Pizzini's hands on classes will leave everyone empowered and inspired by the end of the session. Most classes are taught by Katrina, but guest chefs will also be invited to take certain classes, the prices for these classes may differ to those run by Katrina. Katrina's cooking school kitchen is equipped for up to eight participants in each class.
Helping Katrina in her classes is Carla Pizzini, Katrina's sister-in-law. Carla learned the basics from her mother, but has over the years managed a number of commercial kitchens including one which solely served vegetarian dishes. Carla has a gentle and encouraging manner which helps make participants feel comfortable and relaxed.
Classes range from learning the art of making pasta, to the art of cheese making or producing the ultimate dinner party.