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 & SATURDAY @ 10am- 4pm

1 person £150 (taxes included)

For Groups of more than 4 People, please contact us via email or phone to get a 20% group discount.

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.

what to expect:

• 1 hour shopping tour of Portobello Market followed by a 5-hour cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home.
• The preparation of 5 to 6 dishes of Antipasti, a Pasta or Risotto dish, and a Tiramisu for desert.
• All ingredients 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 Thursday Evening Cookery Courses with Charlotte and Claire:

Pasta e Basta Class 

EVERY FIRST THURSDAY @ 6.30pm- 9.30pm

1 person £110 (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 on every Thursday.

Together we will learn to make fresh Tagliatelle and a filled pasta such as Ravioli stuffed with Butternut and Amaretti Biscuits or Tortelloni filled with Seafood. We will also together create three pasta sauces, including one to match a dry pasta. Matching Sauces and Pasta is an art in itself!

what to expect:

• A 3-hour cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home.
• The preparation of 3 Pasta dishes with 3 Sauces
• All ingredients 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

Sunday Cheese & Wine Tasting followed by COOKING CLASS

UPON REQUEST @ 11am- 5pm

We require a minimum of four people for this class.

1 person £150 (taxes included)

Maximum 8 people

Come and enjoy this Full Day Cooking Class on every second Sunday of the month where instead of doing the Market Tour which is closed on a Sunday, you will start the class with a fantastic Cheese and Wine Tasting at the award winning Cave à Fromage shop in Portobello Market. 

Meet Charlotte and Claire at this wonderful cheese shop to try a selection of fantastic cheeses with two matching wines before heading through Portobello back to their bright and airy Notting Hill abode where a delicious pre selected menu of dishes will be waiting for you to be prepared. 


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. Be prepared to cook a selection of up to 7 antipasti dishes, such as their Traditional Meatballs, stuffed Squid with Ricotta, a Mediterranean Tuna Tartar and much more. This will then be followed by a seasonal pasta or risotto dish, and for the finale, a Tiramisu for dessert.

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

• A 40 minute cheese tasting with 2 wines to match followed by a cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home.
• The preparation of up to 7 antipasti dishes, a pasta or risotto dish, and a Tiramisu for dessert.
• All ingredients 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

Sunday Italian Brunch Cooking Class

Upon Request

Minimum 6 people, Maximum 10 People 

1 person £55 (taxes included)

Why not get a group of friends together and join us for a perfect start to a Sunday with an Italian Brunch Cooking Class. We require groups of minimum 6 people for this class.
In this class we put an Italian twist on brunch where we will be creating three delicious Italian Brunch dishes, whilst sipping on some fabulous home made White Peach and Prosecco Bellinis.

The Menu

A Frittata with Free Range Eggs, Zucchini, Streaky Smoked Pancetta and Parmigiano Reggiano

Italian Eggs Benedict with Ciabatta, Prosciutto di San Daniele, Grilled Asparagus and a Hollandaise Sauce

Panettone French Toast with Mascarpone, Rhubarb and Apple Compote and Toasted Almonds

Once the hard work is out of the way, you will be able to relax and enjoy all of the delicious food you prepared before perhaps spending the rest of the afternoon strolling through the beautiful Portobello Market in Notting Hill. A Perfect Sunday, some would say... 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

• The preparation of 3 brunch dishes.
• All ingredients and homemade Prosecco Bellinis
• A guide called ‘Making Cooking More Fun’ containing our recipes, tips on how to buy the best quality products and more useful cooking techniques

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!

 

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 two different classes for team building events, client entertainment and staff parties depending on the amount of people in the group.

-Cooking Class with Portobello Market Tour

Upon Request
Between 5 and 10 people
Price per person: £130.00
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.

-A Cicchetti Making Class

Upon Request
Between 10 and 15 people
Price per person: £110.00
This a 5 hour class with a flexible starting time.

This cooking class is perfect for larger corporate groups where we aim to create the same lively and sociable atmosphere we love in traditional wine bars found in Venice.

The cooking class is built around the concept of Cicchetti which are Venetian Tapas eaten whilst enjoying a glass of wine or a spritz in a Venetian wine bar. Cicchetti are a wonderfully delicious and creative food concept now famous all over the world.

Upon arrival clients will be introduced to Cicchetti and after having had a first glass of Prosecco to get the creativity and taste buds going, guests will create their own cicchetti using a huge variety of ingredients from fresh prawns to roasted vegetables, Venetian salamis, Meatballs and much more.  Together we will then cook a seasonal pasta or risotto dish, followed by the finale of a Tiramisu for dessert.

This is a great sociable class where guests have the freedom to wonder around and interact with each other in a warm and welcoming environment all whilst preparing delicious food.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

• A 5 or 6 hour cooking tuition around the kitchen island in Enrica’s Notting Hill home.
• The preparation of up to 7 antipasti dishes or Cicchetti, a pasta or risotto dish, and a Tiramisu for dessert.
• All ingredients 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

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.