La Cucina di Sandra

La Cucina di Sandra

Richmond, VIC 3121
Member since 2014
Verified by WeTeachMe

  • 258 Classes
  • 1485 Students
  • 124 Reviews
Description

La Cucina di Sandra is about experiencing and sharing with people the Art of Cooking, the Art of Eating and the Art of Living Life the Italian way in Melbourne.

The Italians say “Il Mangiar bene e’ un’arte”... to eat well is an art. In pursuing this quest Italians become obsessed by food.

My objective with “La Cucina di Sandra” is to teach the Art of eating well, the Italian way.

The classes promise to deliver a true appreciation of how to buy ingredients, cook and enjoy Italian food in an atmosphere that will make the experience like a short holiday to Italy. If you cannot make it to Italy, come and be entertained in my European style home in Richmond for four weekly consecutive sessions or just one class. The sessions will offer Italian music, visuals, cooking classes, conversation and very special dinners that will truly make you understand what the Italians mean by saying “Il mangiar bene e’ un’arte”

And if you are travelling to Italy, we can style a special class for you and your friends and provide travel tips, language classes and a very special menu that will make you feel as though your holiday has already started.

My aim is to provide students with an insight into the delights of Italian cooking with common sense tips on how to shop for and cook dishes, for people who love to eat well and are interested in learning this art. The emphasis will be on original dishes I have collected over a period of 20 years in Italy and Australia which I have successfully transformed into “La Cucina di Sandra”. The classes are designed for people who love cooking and the art of eating well with a modern approach and are designed for the busy lives we all lead. My love for Australia and the exceptional quality of our produce has allowed me to create dishes that are a unique interpretation of my heritage. I will share many of these with my guests.

Relaxed and informal each class will be unique. A maximum of eight people will enjoy an intimate four hours discovering how to prepare my cooking and savouring lunch or dinner around the dining table.

I hope the classes will provide you with such an appreciation of “Mangiar bene” that you will only want to return for more “travels to Italy”!

Remember not everyone will be able to master the “Art of cooking” but everyone can master the “Art of eating” these are the two arts I aim to provide an insight in with “La Cucina di Sandra”.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellation and transfer policy: 

Please be aware that classes and gift vouchers are non-refundable. Cancellations received more than 14+ days of your booked class are entitled to reschedule into another class. A refund will not be given. Cancellations made 14 days or less of class date are non-refundable and non-transferable. Want to send someone in your place? Absolutely no problem – just let us know your friends’ name and contact details by either email lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au or phoning through the details. If, due to extreme and unforeseen circumstances, you cannot attend your class and you are within 14 days of class date, a $50 cancellation fee applies and is not negotiable. We are sure you appreciate the high cost of running the classes, purchases already made and the fact that seats cannot then be on-sold. If you cancel a class that has been booked through redemption of a gift voucher, the same terms and conditions as above will apply.
In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled or re scheduled by La Cucina di Sandra, a future class date will be offered or a refund can be arranged.

How do I know if my place in the class is confirmed?

All reservations are deemed confirmed once payment is received in full. You will also receive a confirmation email. Class reservations must be paid for at time of booking your place but please feel free to contact us, if you need a special allowance (eg. you do not get paid for another 3 days) and we will do our best to assist. You do still need to register for the class.

Can I bring a friend to watch?

Sorry but no. Only confirmed guests that have paid for a place in a class may attend. You are most welcome to come with a friend or partner with you however they will need to register and pay for their place in the class.

What about dietary requirements? 

We do our very best to accommodate certain dietary requirements however it is sometimes not possible with every dish within a particular class but again, so long as we know in advance, we do our very best. Please email any dietary restrictions to us at the time of your booking and well in advance of your class date. We are very happy to organise a vegetarian class, you can email us and we will be happy to design a bespoke class for groups of 4 to 8 people. Some of the scheduled classes are meatless, so just talk to us about your vegetarian needs.

How do I buy and redeem Gift Vouchers?

Please refer to the www.weteachme.com top navigation and click on Gift Vouchers, these menus will explain to you everything you want to know about Gift Vouchers.

Do you provide recipes to take home?

We certainly do, you will be provided with a full set of recipes of the dishes you will enjoy during the class you attend. We aim to inspire you to cook the dishes you enjoyed on the night!

Do I need to bring anything to a class? 

No need, everything will be provided.

Can I bring a camera to the class?

Yes you are welcome to bring a camera however video is not permitted. We request that you use discretion and consider other participants’ privacy if taking photographs. La Cucina di Sandra reserves the right to revoke this permission at any time during the class, without notice and at its sole discretion.

What do I wear to the cooking class?

Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothing.

Do you have a mailing list?

Yes, this is to ensure you are the first to know about new classes, special events, recipes and much more. You can sign up for our newsletter on our website www.lacucinadisandra.com.au or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/lacucinadisandraau.

Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes, this is a great way for us to share information with you www.facebook.com/lacucinadisandraau so jump on over and click "Like" if you like what you see. We love posts and feedback and it is also a great way to keep you up to date with what we do and with the exciting happenings at La Cucina di Sandra.

Do you hold Private cooking classes, Corporate events, Hen's parties, Birthday parties, Christmas cooking classes and private dinners?

Yes, most definitely. We are also happy to design a bespoke class for you from our premises or at your home (kitchen permitting). Just jump onto our website www. lacucinadisandra.com.au  and click on the relevant section and if you still have some questions and want to talk to us please email us on lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au

Have we answered all your questions?

If not please do not hesitate to contact us at lacucina.disandra.com.au
 
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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation and transfer policy: 

Please be aware that classes and gift vouchers are non-refundable. Cancellations received more than 14+ days of your booked class are entitled to reschedule into another class. A refund will not be given. Cancellations made 14 days or less of class date are non-refundable and non-transferable. Want to send someone in your place? Absolutely no problem – just let us know your friends’ name and contact details by either email lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au or phoning through the details. If, due to extreme and unforeseen circumstances, you cannot attend your class and you are within 14 days of class date, a $50 cancellation fee applies and is not negotiable. We are sure you appreciate the high cost of running the classes, purchases already made and the fact that seats cannot then be on-sold. If you cancel a class that has been booked through redemption of a gift voucher, the same terms and conditions as above will apply.
In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled or re scheduled by La Cucina di Sandra, a future class date will be offered or a refund can be arranged.
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Mark

27 December 2018 • The cuisine of Central Italy - La Cucina Abruzzese

We totally enjoyed this experience. We leant a lot from watching Sandra make each of the dishes and then from tasting the result of each of the carefully thought out steps. Sandra has a deep level of knowledge on Italian cooking. She then adapts this knowledge to the ingredients available in Australia. Sandra also tells you where are the best places to buy ingredients at the best prices. Sandra goes beyond the food to make the total experience memorable. This is from the moment you arrive when Sandra introduces herself and welcomes you into her apartment that is beautifully decorated - it resonates with Sandra's character. Italian music in the background rounds out the experience. Sandra clearly has a passion for what she does and enjoys sharing her knowledge. We are looking to attending another ones of her events. Mark & Jacqui

Jeff

25 December 2018 • Nonna's comfort food - La Cucina di Nonna - Italian...

Loved the experience, with some great tips and lovely food perfectly matched with a great music selection. The small group (8) made for a wonderfully intimate experience. Sandra is wonderfully progressive and generous with her tips and advice, with some great stories her past. Recommended.

Adele

24 December 2018 • Nonna's comfort food - La Cucina di Nonna - Italian...

Great class. Sandra shared some great tips and was very knowledgeable. However, it should be called a demonstration class not a cooking class. As it was not interactive. We watched Sandra cook the meals and class was not designed for participation. Still a great experience.

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