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Italian Cooking Course

Course details

Start date: Wednesday 1st May 2019
Duration: 4 eve classes
Times: 6.30pm- 8.30pm
Venue: Gate 3, 43a Springfield Centre, Bagley lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LY
Cost: £150.00

We bring you this course where you make four authentic mouthwatering Italian classics. With such strong memories of visiting Italy as a child, in particular the lovely aromas and arrays of pizzas in the piazzas, Emily has always felt a strong connection with the cooking of Italy. 

Dishes you make are a simple spinach or chard ravioli with sage butter (fresh pasta dough making, pasta sheets turned into ravioli squares filled with tender chard or spinach and ricotta); a rich meat ragu (skirt steak, minced beef, pancetta, a little chicken liver in a sofrito of chopped onion, carrots, celery, mushroom and tomato); stuffed aubergines al forno (aubergines, sourdough bread, provolone cheese, tomato & herbs topped with parmesan & breadcrumbs and baked); and on the last week we practice the art of making a simple but good pizza dough and you choose from Emily’s topping combinations (potato, anchovy & rosemary or fig, prosciutto, gorgonzola & walnut). Hopefully there will be a little Italian opera to get you in the mood, a drop of Chianti and a taste of  our home-made gelato.

Dishes you will make:

Pasta dough / sheets for a simple spinach (or chard) & ricotta ravioli in sage butter

The ultimate Neapolitan ragu with polenta or fettucine

Melanzane al forno ripiene (stuffed aubergines)

Authentic Italian pizza with a choice of toppings

To note – our evening classes generally finish at 8.30 pm but may end a little earlier or later. We are expecting the first pasta making class to go beyond 8.30pm.


What you can expect from this course
What to bring
Reviews + feedback
What you can expect from this course
  • You will be welcomed to the cooking school on arrival where you have access to tea and coffee making facilities and you can grab an apron. This is followed with a brief introduction to the course structure and kitchen before getting stuck in.
  • All of the ingredients are provided and you will have your own worktop space, kitchen equipment and utensils to work with in our home-from home spacious kitchen. You will have a minimum of two induction rings and access to an oven / sinks.
  • As a general rule, you will follow Emily as she demonstrates each stage of the dish. Emily will cover key skills, quick tips, information about the ingredients and origins of the dish.
  • The dishes you prepare are designed for two people and you will take these away at the end of the class along with the Get Cooking recipes. Don’t forget to bring large sealable containers!
What to bring?

Ingredients, an apron and copies of recipes are all provided.

You just need to bring medium to large sized plastic containers to take away the dish(es) you make.

How do I book onto courses at Get Cooking?

Simply book online using our secure payment system and you will receive an automated email. Or if preferred, email (or ring) with details of the course you wish to book onto & we will send you an invoice with payment details. We confirm bookings once payment is received.

The course I am interested in has already started, can I still join?

People are always welcome to join any of our weekly class courses that have already started subject to available spaces. Get in touch to find out more.

I have a gift voucher, how do I redeem it?

Just email us with the voucher details & course you wish to book onto and we will register you on. If the cost of the course is more than the value of your voucher we will send you an invoice for the difference.

Is there parking?

Yes – there is a large free secure car park at Springfield Mill Commercial Centre where we are based.

How easy is Get Cooking to find?

We are just a minutes’ drive from the Outer Ring Road/ A6120. Turn off at Rodley Junction, as you head towards Rodley village turn right onto Bagley Lane (by The Owl). The car park to Springfield Mill Commercial Centre (Gate 3) is a few yards on- on your right. Or click here  for address, map & more travel information.

Can you accommodate special diets?

We can adapt our dishes for most requirements but please do let us know when you book or drop us an email to discuss. We advise those particularly with a food allergy to read our Allergy Policy.

Is Get Cooking wheelchair accessible?

Yes there is wheelchair access to the cookery school, a wheelchair accessible toilet and two of our workstations can be lowered for wheelchair use – just let us know at the time of booking.

I am 16 years old, can I join any of your courses?

If you are aged 16 and over you are welcome to book on any of our courses. We usually suggest that those under the age of 16 join a course specifically designed for their age group.

How many people can book on your courses?

We would not normally take any more than 10 bookings per course (sometimes less).

I have little experience of cooking, can I still join one of your courses?

Yes absolutely. We welcome everyone on our courses whether you are an experienced or inexperienced cook. We provide extra support to whoever might need it!

I have a question but it isn’t on here, is it OK to get in touch?

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Email admin@get-cooking.org.uk or drop us a text on 07595510039.

Reviews and feedback

Lots of surprises and we definitely learned more than what was on the syllabus ….Emily herself is just very passionate about what she does and wants to share her experience with you! The recipe ideas and techniques were also brilliant. (Daniela) 

A real sense of dedication is evident at this cookery school from both Emily and Adele. A great cooking experience for anyone, whatever level you are at. (Sam)

Great Italian food! (Jamie)