Italian Entertaining with Carmela Hayes

Class Summary

Impressive need not mean complicated!
Cook delicious Italian dishes with true Italian passion!

Start Time 10:00am - 4.00pm

Cost £150 per person

Skill Level All skill levels

Class details

Join Carmela for a four course journey through the delights of true Italian food.

From simple yet delicious dinner party dishes to elaborate desserts and
mesmerising yet stunning pasta dishes. Carmela’s mantra is to cook all dishes within our UK seasons whilst showing and highlighting the beauty that can be made and presented from the humble Italian kitchen. Carmela’s classes will open your eyes to the wonder and possibilities that can be found within the arms of the 20 regions that embrace Italy. From the Northern regions which feature heavily the use of butter, rice, polenta, truffle and game to the southern regions which showcase the abundance of seasonal vegetables, fruits, fish, seafood, pasta and
olive oil. Are you ready to learn the correct skills to master the perfect risotto, the smoothest polenta or a simple plate of perfectly pinched tortellini pasta? A feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!


  • Spätzle with asparagus pesto
  • Pasta Imperiale – Biscuit soup from Emilia Romagna
  • Crespelle alla Fiorentina – Savoury pancakes filled with spinach and ricotta, rolled and baked. Topped with a tomato sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Veal escalope cotolette– Breaded cutlets dusted in a delicious savoury polenta mix, served with a stem broccoli and lemon salad
  • Dark chocolate and amaretto cake with a whipped mascarpone crema.



Class notices

The class includes lunch, possibly of dishes made, the remainder will be yours to enjoy at home.
Class Dates: 14th May 2022

All courses include

  • Tree

    Learn in our beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside surroundings

  • Chef's Hat

    Small class sizes ensure more one to one time with our experienced chefs

  • Bed

    Make your visit extra special and stay over in one of our nine luxury Bed and Breakfast rooms or brand new Glamping Cabins!

  • Disabled

    One work station can be lowered for those with disabilities or who may prefer to sit

  • Knife

    All ingredients and an apron are provided and day courses include lunch

  • Washing Up

    And best of all we do all the washing up!