London cooking school 


The Enrica Rocca Cookery School gives you the chance to serve up a little bit of Italy on a plate - in Notting Hill. Having grown up surrounded by food made using only the best and freshest ingredients, it’s little wonder that Enrica’s daughters have stepped forward to continue the Enrica Rocca cookery school tradition in the heart of London. 


So, meet your hosts for the day: Claire and Charlotte.  Wiser than their years when it comes to all things culinary, you will learn a lot from this enthusiastic duo. Whether you do the shopping first at Portobello Market or meet straight at the cookery school, you can be sure that once the cooking gets going and the wonderful smells start wafting through the air, this lovely kitchen in Notting Hill will suddenly transform itself into a hive of activity seen in a typical Italian home, with lots of chatter over the chopping and the occasional chink of a wine glass being refilled. This is what Enrica Rocca’s cookery school is all about - friendly, lively and really rather brilliantly flamboyant.

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Full Day Cooking Class with portobello Market Tour

EVERY FRIDAY @ 10am- 2.30pm 1 person £150 (taxes included)

EVERY SATURDAY @ 10am- 4pm 1 person £160 (taxes included)

Maximum 8 people

What makes this Notting Hill course so unique is that before the cooking it's the shopping. You will meet at Portobello Road market, which is a vibrant and bustling melange of stalls selling food produce from all over the world. Charlotte and Claire will show you how to select the best quality ingredients in order to create dishes together, taking inspiration from what is fresh and seasonal at the market that day.


Laden down with bags bursting with fresh produce and herbs, it's time to head back to their bright and airy Notting Hill abode. As you gather round in their homely kitchen, the goodies you brought from Portobello market will be unpacked and the cooking begins. Once settled in with a glass of Prosecco, you will create a feast of Italian dishes that use a few well chosen ingredients, cooked with simplicity and brought to the table with gusto, all whilst enjoying a flow of wine and chit-chat around the kitchen island.

All in all you might be preparing up to 10 dishes, but don't worry, there's no need to try and remember everything or make notes, as electronic recipe cards are provided after the course.

Cooking School Enrica Rocca London Notting Hill

what to expect:

• 1 hour shopping tour of Portobello Market followed by a cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home. Maximum 8 people per group. 
• The preparation of 5 to 6 dishes of Antipasti, a Pasta or Risotto dish, and a Tiramisu for desert.
• All ingredients, unlimited Prosecco and wines to compliment the dishes.
• A guide called ‘Making Cooking More Fun’ containing our recipes, tips on how to buy the best quality products and more useful cooking techniques.

Half Day Evening Cooking Classes

Discover our Evening Cookery Courses with Charlotte and Claire:

Fresh Pasta Cooking School Enrica Rocca London

Pasta e Basta Class 

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY @ 6.30pm- 9.30pm

1 person £95 (taxes included)
Maximum 8 people

Nothing beats the taste of freshly made Pasta so come discover the art of fresh pasta making in this 'Pasta e Basta' class, held every Thursday.

Together we will learn to make fresh Tagliatelle, fresh Tagliolini and a seasonal filled pasta such as Ravioli stuffed with Ricotta and Truffle Oil with an Asparagus Sauce. We will also together create three pasta sauces to match our three types of Pasta. Matching Sauces and Pasta is an art in itself! All of this will of course be accompanied with a lovely flow of Prosecco and Italian Wines through out the class and a feast where we will enjoy our freshly made pasta. 

what to expect:

• A 3-hour cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home. Maximum 8 people in the class. 
• The preparation of 3 Pasta dishes with 3 Sauces
• All ingredients, unlimited Prosecco and wines to match the courses
• A guide called ‘Making Cooking More Fun’ containing our recipes, tips on how to buy the best quality products and more useful cooking techniques

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special monthly friday Evening Cooking Class and supper club

Every month come and discover a new region of Italy and the wonderful cuisine they offer. You can either come to learn how to make these wonderful recipes at our special monthly cooking class, or discover these fantastic dishes at our BYOB supper club. 

May edition: a spring evening in sicily

COOKING CLASS FRIDAY 10TH OF MAY @ 6.30pm- 9.30pm 

1 person £95 (Wines included)
Maximum 10 people

Join us on the 10th of May for a very special ‘Evening in Sicily’. With summer finally approaching, what better cuisine to discover than the incredible flavours and recipes of Sicily?

Sicilian food is steeped with an incredible history and back in the 5thCentury, it even introduced Italian gastronomy to Greece. Since then, it evolved with Spanish, French and Arab influences. Being an island in the south of Italy, think of Sicilian dishes created around fish, oranges, lemons, nuts and other sunny delights. Many local recipes are passed down from Sicilian grandmothers, who got them from their own grandmothers. It is rustic fare, delicious and moreish. During this class we will learn to make some of Sicilys best dishes from Arrancini to Sarde Beccafico and the incredible Sicilian Bronte Pistachio Pesto. 

Another amazing aspect of Sicily is the wine. They have been making wine here since the ancient Greeks so are pretty great at it by now and their volcanic soil makes for some incredibly good grapes. We have sourced some delicious wines from Sicily and will do a wine pairing during the class discovering how the fertile soil and Sicily’s long, cloudless summers create some if Italys best wines. 

 WHAT TO EXPECT:

• A 3-hour cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home. 
• The preparation of a three course feast 
• All ingredients, unlimited Prosecco and Sicilian wines to match the courses
• A guide called ‘Making Cooking More Fun’ containing our recipes, tips on how to buy the best quality products and more useful cooking techniques.

The Menu 

Arancini Two Ways 

Ragu and Spring Green Peas

Aurbergine, Cherry Tomato and Smoked Mozzarella 

Sarde a Beccafico and Involtini di Pesce Spada 

Sicilian Sardines stuffed with raisins, pine nuts and breadcrumbs 

Sword Fish Involtini with Provolone Cheese, coated in caper and garlic-flavoured breadcrumbs

Sicilian Raw Fennel and Blood Orange Salad with Taggiasca Olives 

Pasta al Pistacchio di Bronte 

A sweet treat to end the meal 

 

SUPPER CLUB FRIDAY 17TH OF MAY @ 7.00pm- 10.00pm 

1 person £50 (BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE)
Maximum 16 people

Want to get wined and dined? Come with a group of friends, colleagues or your loved ones to enjoy a wonderful supper club in our cosy kitchen and enjoy a feast of Sicily’s finest. 

Together we will celebrate the wonderful gastronomic culture of Sicily with a three course dinner which can be found above as it is the same menu we do in our special monthly cooking class. 

Tickets are £50 and include a three course dinner and welcome drink. Wine will be on sale during the evening or feel free to bring your own. 

To book your tickets, please click on the link below:

https://tickets.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/supper-clubs/a-spring-evening-in-sicily

 

 

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WINE PAIRING COOKING CLASS

UPON REQUEST- MINIMUM FOUR PEOPLE 

1 person £230 (taxes included)

Maximum 15 people

This Evening Wine Pairing Course is a fabulous way to spend an evening discovering some of the most famous Venetian wines with Tom Harrow, one of London’s most influential wine advisers, paired beautifully with traditional Venetian recipes.

Whilst discovering and cooking some wonderful Venetian recipes with Charlotte and Claire, dear friend and incredible wine connoisseur Tom, will introduce you to the art of wine pairing and explain how the wines match the dishes as we enjoy them together. This truly is an interactive and fascinating evening, perfect for any epicurean or group celebration.

For larger groups or corporate activities up to 15people, we are happy to tailor the evening to your specifications and budgets so please do get in touch with us.

An example of what you may be cooking and tasting on the night:

A Selection of Seafood Antipasti

Sword Fish Tartar with lime zest and Red Pepper Corn, Baccala Salted Cod with grilled Polenta, Panfried Scottish Scallops with Orange, Thyme and Ginger

Paired with Ca Del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige NV DOCG

Homemade Tagliarini Pasta with a Mussel, Saffron and Cream Sauce

Paired with Vette di San Leonardo Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Roasted Mediteranean Shoulder of Lamb with Taggiasca Olives, Red Wine and a Truffled Celeriac Purée

Paired with Tenuta di Fessina Erse Etna Rosso 2014 DOC

A Selection of Italian Cheeses

Paired with La Giaretta della Valpolicella Amarone Classico 2014

Homemade Italian Biscotti

Paired with Castello di Neive Vino Passito NV DOC

PRICE INCLUDES:


• An introduction to Wine-matching by a professional sommelier.
• A 5 hour class with the preparation of 5 courses, each matched with a wine

• All of the ingredients for preparing the meal, and carefully selected wines to match.
• “Making cooking more fun!”. A pdf file with many recipes, information on the best products, cooking techniques and suggestions for selecting the best ingredients.


Gift voucher present Cooking School Enrica Rocca London

gift voucher 

Why not offer your friends and loved ones a truly memorable experience at Enrica Rocca Cooking School?

We offer gift vouchers for both our Market Tour Classes and Thursday Evening Classes. All vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase and can be used for any available dates. Vouchers are sent through the post and presented in beautiful Venetian cards.

Please contact us to purchase your gift voucher. 

Cooking School Enrica Rocca London

PrivatE, Kids & family Cooking Class 

Upon Request

Minimum 6 people, Maximum 12 People 

This is a great way to celebrate a special occasion such as a Birthday with your close friends and family. 

Whether you are looking to organise a special occasion for your partner's birthday  or want to experience something different with a group of your closest friends, our tailored private cookery courses are always great fun. With our DOCG certified Enrica Rocca Prosecco being served throughout, you will be surrounded by some of the best quality ingredients Italy has to offer and prepare a true feast, starting with a selection of up to 7 antipasti dishes, such as stuffed squid with ricotta, a salmon tartar and much more. This will then be followed by a seasonal pasta or risotto dish, and for the finale, a Tiramisu for dessert. We are very flexible with times and days of the week where we can host private cookery courses so do get in touch with us to start planning your private cooking class. 

Why not also treat your little ones to a fun-filled family cookery course where the kids will learn how to have fun with food, creating some delicious dishes such as homemade meatballs in a tomato sauce, chicken involtini and a chocolate mousse!

 

Cooking School Enrica Rocca London

Corporate Cooking Class

Client Entertainment, Team Building, Staff Parties

Food brings people together and that is what we love to embrace at our cooking school. Our kitchen is the perfect place to host corporate events in a warm and sociable environment all whilst learning how to cook delicious Italian food and enjoying a selection of hand chosen wines from the Veneto region. This is a great and original way to build relationships with team members and clients where you are encouraged to get your hands dirty in an informal and relaxed setting.

We offer several different structures of corporate classes:

-Cooking Class with Portobello Market Tour

Upon Request
Between 5 and 10 people
Price per person: £130.00 (+VAT)
This is a 6 hour class with a flexible starting time and includes a tour of Portobello Market. 

This cooking class is great for corporate groups of up to 10 people where you will discover Portobello Market, one of London’s most popular food markets and spend a day surrounded by all things Italian. Characterizing these classes is the openness of Charlotte and Claire inviting guests into their home, creating the informality and joie de vivre of spending time with friends.

You will meet at the market where together you will learn how to select the best quality ingredients at the finest fishmongers, butchers & vegetable stalls Notting Hill has to offer. Menus are not created before hand, instead you will create dishes together, taking inspiration from what is fresh and seasonal at the market that day.  You will then head over to Charlotte and Claire’s kitchen a short walk away from the market with your bags bursting with delicious ingredients.

Once settled in with a glass of Prosecco, you will create a feast of Italian dishes that use a few well chosen ingredients, cooked with simplicity and brought to the table with gusto, all whilst enjoying a flow of wine and chit-chat around the kitchen island.

-Create your own Cooking Class

Upon Request
Between 6 and 15 people
Starting Price: £100 Per person(+VAT)
Chose from morning, afternoon or evening cookery class options

We are here to help you create a bespoke corporate cooking class to meet your specific needs, with a great balance of cooking, team interaction and lots of fun.

We have a range of different cookery courses to suit all corporate teams, from fresh pasta making classes to an Italian Cook Off Competition or Venetian Chicchetti Cookery Class where we aim to create the same lively atmosphere we love in traditional wine bars found in Venice.

Regardless of what you are looking for, we will be sure to create a great sociable class where guests will enjoy interacting with each other in a warm and welcoming environment all whilst preparing delicious food and enjoying fantastic wines.

A few of the companies we have had the pleasure of working with:

"Colleagues and i organized this as team building event and had an absolute blast! claire and charlotte are wonderful, the full experience was immersive and exciting and we all learned so much. such a beautiful kitchen as well! i highly recommend this for any company wanting to organize a relaxing and fun team building event"

Deloitte

 

Cancellation Policy

We have a no refund policy. Cancellations must be made at least 3 weeks before the date you booked. If you cancel your booking with a 3 week notice you will be able to book another class in a year from the date of your payment (or from the issue of the gift voucher) without penalty. If you cancel with a shorter notice than 3 weeks you will be allowed to book another class only upon payment of a cancellation fee which amounts to 35% of the price of the class. If you cancel within 3 weeks of your class, you will not be able to book another class and there will not be a refund.