Spring in Italy

Food, wine and conversation Italian style!

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There will be plenty of food, wine and happy conversation on the menu in this class. We will focus on the same rustic dishes you would enjoy while sojourning in Italy – unfussy, yet utterly delicious. You’ll learn how to turn simple, seasonal ingredients into sublime meals.

A journey into Italian spring cooking is one of the most rewarding food experiences when fish meets pastas and aromatic vegetables are mixed with delicious small goods, balsamic and olive oils. In this session you will learn how to make: 

  • Jellied Mediterranean Vegetables with Sardines and Salsa Verde
  • Homemade Spaghetti con Pancetta
  • Green Spaghetti al Pesto and Squid Ink Spaghetti. 

There will be also: 

  • Melon Salad with Parma Ham and Orange Dressing
  • Chilled Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Vongole
  • Braised Sage Rabbit with creamy White Polenta
  • Open Seafood Lasagna with Basil
  • Braised Spring Lamb with Melanzani and Vine Tomatoes 

Then we finish off with Cassata with Cherry Compote and Zabaglione; Burned Wine Cream with Stracciatella Ice cream.

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What you will learn
  • Basic knife skills
  • Presentation techniques that will lift everyday mealtimes and dinner parties to a whole new level
  • Prepare the healthiest, tastiest meals to improve your wellbeing and give you abundant energy so you can always perform at your best
What you will get
  • Tuition under an expert chef
  • Cooking skills to impress dinner guests

What to bring
  • Notepad
  • Writing materials
What to wear

Neat casual with comfy shoes (closed toes)

Appropriate for

Beginners are welcome.

Trupp Cooking School, located next to Prahran Market in the heart of Melbourne’s food hub, is the brainchild of internationally renowned three-hat chef and cooking teacher Walter Trupp. Walters hands on involvement from the creation to the preparation and execution of a cooking class means his personal signature goes into every dish you come to make, bringing the potential three hat chef out in you!

Trupp Cooking School in Melbourne has been designed to accommodate a wide range of interests and abilities, with a wealth of courses created for those just starting out in the kitchen, through to those who are confident gourmet chefs.  It is here that the zealous home cook can access the skills and techniques of an award-winning master cook.

You can learn everything from mastering basic knife skills and learning the secrets of wholefood health, to presentation techniques that will lift everyday mealtimes and dinner parties to a whole new level.

The courses are available in ‘sit-down’ and ‘hands-on’ formats, with intimate classes being the norm. The school, which is equipped with the latest appliances and utensils, can also be booked for private lessons or corporate functions (up to 20 people). Team-building cooking challenges and entertaining cook-up parties are just some of the highly popular events in Walter’s ever-evolving repertoire.

Choose from a wide selection of classes and experience the art of cooking in an ultramodern kitchen that emphasises fun, conversation, skill development and healthy living. Trupp offers basic cooking classes in Melbourne, check out our cooking class schedule for the full list of class offerings.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School or organised by Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School.


I agree to give Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School classes and events or on Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School's premises. (For use of Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School marketing materials).


Trupp-The Chefs Table Cooking School requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions:

Cancellations, Refunds and Transfers

All courses are subject to minimum and maximum numbers of enrolments. If insufficient enrolments are received, the School may need to cancel classes. You will be notified no later the 48 hours prior to the scheduled commencement date, and a full refund will be available to you.

Cancellation: There are limited places in each class and late cancellations usually cannot be on-sold. Bookings cannot be transferred, if we receive less than 2 weeks notice.

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