A Message from La Cucina di Sandra:
Please note that all attendees over the age of 16 years must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Proof of vaccination may be required. We also ask that you wear a mask. If you or anyone with you is exhibiting even minor cold or flu symptoms we respectfully request that you reschedule your booking. We will reserve the right to turn guests away at the door if an issue arises.
A night in Rome - Eat like the Romans do!

A night in Rome - Eat like the Romans do!

Italian cooking class

Over 100 people have attended this class


They say that Rome being the capital has no distinctive cuisine of its own; but you would not be able to say that to a true Roman.

Rome has preserved its traditional cuisine in its home kitchens and trattorias. Rome the province has a wealth of vegetables and dishes which are unique in Italy.

From dishes so popular that they have spread worldwide to those virtually unknown, we will explore a side of Roman cuisine you have never experienced.

What are my classes about?

  • Classes are interactive demonstrations, held at my home in Richmond.
  • I cater for a minimum of 4 people to a maximum of 8 people.
  • You will be welcomed into my home to enjoy a three course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal.
  • Informal and highly entertaining, you will see each course prepared, cooked and then served at the dining table.
  • A full set of recipes for all the dishes prepared will be provided on the night and also emailed to you after the class.
  • The guests are expected to arrive at 6.30pm and classes will be over between 10 and 10.30pm.
  • If you would like more information please contact Sandra by emailing lacucina.disandra@ozemail.com.au.


As much as I loved the food and watching it being prepared in front of me, I think the part that I liked most was the lady herself. Sandra is clearly a lover of creativity and style and she shares a special intimacy with her participants that makes her lessons very real and honest. Attending a La Cucina Di Sandra cooking class is but a small invitation into Sandra’s world. Go visit the Italian lady in her beautiful Richmond home and get a taste of what REAL Italian cooking is all about. Thanks Sandra! Bree (www.imageffect.com.au) 

Before attending her class we had never met Sandra, but already we’re talking about how we can swing another trip to Melbourne. Sandra’s passion for Italy and generosity with her knowledge make this an experience worth travelling for. We drove eight hours from Adelaide to get to La Cucina di Sandra and it was indeed ‘vale la pena’ – worth the effort! Here’s all you need to know to book your own evening or buy a class for a friend. So go ahead – take a trip to Italy, if only for an evening. [Mary Louise (www.heartinabruzzo.me)]

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What you will learn

  • Adapt Australian ingredients to Italian dishes you did not know you could cook!
  • Relive your Roman holiday for one night!
  • Prepare authentic Roman dishes with modern flair

What you will get

  • Partake in a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal
  • A full set of recipes for all dishes enjoyed on the night
  • Enjoy learning through interactive demonstrations

What to wear


La Cucina di Sandra

(297 Reviews)

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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5.0 (11 reviews)
Sallyrated it
24 Apr 2021
A wonderful evening! Thanks Sandra for sharing your extensive culinary knowledge and skills and your home!
Tomrated it
23 Apr 2021
It was a great night, Sandra is brilliant, a really great character. Her extensive knowledge, passion for Italy, Australia and good generally is truly impressive!! I expected to eat which I did but I was surprised by how much I learnt! The food was stunning. We had a great time! Thanks Sandra
Blair rated it
23 Mar 2021
We thought this cooking class was fantastic, Sandra takes the time to explain the value of good quality produce and where to find it! An enjoyable evening had by all!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested anytime before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

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@ozemail.com.au
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