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Cook an Italian Feast with much loved celebrity chef Luca Ciano! This class comes with a gift, check it now! 

Luca describes his cooking as simple, fresh and seasonal. He will be bringing some of his most delicious Spring-themed recipes especially for you tonight. 

A truly amazing class which also comes with a complimentary cookbook from Luca, which he will sign for you on the day. Buon Appetito!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • How to make Stuffed Courgette Flowers with Taleggio, Courgetto Pesto and Toasted Almonds
  • How to make Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Sultanas and Beef Flank Ragu
  • How to make Grilled Pineapple with Caramel Ice-cream and Chili Syrup

Born and raised in the culinary capital of Milan, Italy. It was destiny that Luca inherited his passion for food and culinary exploration in his homeland. Luca’s interest and passion for food commenced with his Mum and Nonna when he was just eight years old, taking his first few steps with them in the direction of becoming a chef.

Luca’s established career includes the famous 2 Michelin-starred restaurant ”Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia” in Milan, as well as international roles at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Relais & Chateaux in Bermuda, and in Australia, his adopted homeland at the Sheraton on the Park, The Westin in Sydney and Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley.In 2001/2002, he took part in the Salon Culinaire International de Londres Competition where he was awarded a medal for Senior Pasta Class, and a Merit Award in the Nestle’ Master Chef Grand Prix. A number of his signature dishes from Luca’s London roles have been published in Chefs of Distinction (2003 and 2004 editions).

In 2008 Luca joined Barilla Australia & Asia, where he established the iconic “Casa Barilla” cooking school, where he developed a catalogue of regular hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations in Sydney. Based on regional Italian gastronomy, and showcasing the variety of Italy’s cuisine, Luca has travelled with this concept around Australia, New Zealand across Asia.

In 2012 Luca was awarded in Italy by APCI (Professional Italian Chef Association) ‘Les Toques Blances D’Honneur’, honorary professional career award.Luca was a contributor to the Australian BBC Good Food Magazine from 2010-2013, where several of his signature Italian regional dishes have been published on a regular basis. Luca currently consults for restaurants, hotels, magazines and Italian brands in Australia and around the world, providing guidance and assistance in their daily operations, as well as part of his ambassador roles. Luca has appeared on Channel 7’s The Morning Show, ABC & 2GB Radio and TVSN.In 2015, Luca released his own signature product range which includes hand made pasta sauces and Olive Oils and his best selling cookbook, LUCA’S SEASONAL JOURNEY, was released in April.

Cooking is all about team-work and sharing a good time, and our working stations are designed for 2 people. Therefore, if you've purchased 1 ticket only for this class and are coming by yourself, we will pair you with one of our other guests. A great way to make new friends!

The VIVE Experience is best appreciated with a minimum of 6 guests in the kitchen. If this number hasn't been reached 7 days prior to the class, VIVE Cooking School reserves the right to cancel it. 

By booking this class, you agree to our terms and conditions.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • How to make Stuffed Courgette Flowers with Taleggio, Courgetto Pesto and Toasted Almonds
  • How to make Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Sultanas and Beef Flank Ragu
  • How to make Grilled Pineapple with Caramel Ice-cream and Chili Syrup
What you will get
  • Luca's best-selling Seasonal Journey Cookbook valued at RRP $49.99
  • Expert knowledge and insights from Luca himself
  • Delicious dishes to enjoy with your fellow classmates during the class
  • Any leftovers to take home
  • The recipes for all the dishes prepared during the class

What to bring
  • Your love of Italian food and your appetite
What to wear

We recommend you wear some comfortable closed-toe shoes as you will be standing for most of the night.


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The simple act of cooking and eating is both communal and emotional. Food provides a deep sense of connection and has the power to bring people together - and so VIVE Cooking School was born.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Booking of 3 people or less
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 1 week prior to a class date.
    • No refund available if cancellation is within 1 week and up to 48 hours prior to a class date, however, you will be issued a credit to be used at VIVE Cooking School for another class to be booked within 6 months of the cancellation date. 
    • Cancellation within 48 hours will not be exchanged or refunded, however you may send someone else to attend the class. Please let us know if this is going to be the case. 
  • Booking of 4 or more people
    • You can be refunded or issued with a credit voucher (to be used within 6 months) if you cancel your class up to 3 weeks prior to the class start date.
    • No refund or exchange will be available if cancellation is within 3 weeks prior to the class date. However, please give us a call to discuss your circumstances and we'll be happy to try and help you out.

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Terms & Conditions

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING A CLASS

  • Please read carefully the description of the class before booking including the dishes and make sure to inform us of any food allergies you might have upon booking
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class up to 48 hours prior to its date if we do not have enough bookings. We will inform you as soon as possible and offer you either a refund or the option to book another class at a later date. 
  • Junior Classes:
    • They are strictly for children aged 7 years old and above and a parent will have to help out with any child aged less than 10 years old. 
    • We reserve the right to refuse entry to a child if we feel he/she is too small to attend the class without running the risk to injure him/herself. 

TO PREPARE FOR YOUR COOKING CLASS

  • Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to class commencing so that we can start cooking on time. 
  • This is an immersive, hands-on class. You will be on your feet most of the time so please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.
  • We suggest you do not eat prior to the class as we will conclude with a meal around the table where you will be able to enjoy your creation with your fellow classmates. 

DURING THE CLASS

  • As we are committed to serve you only the freshest produce, please note that some of the class menus may vary slightly depending on product availability on the day. 
  • Please note that cameras are placed in the school and the classes will be filmed and broadcasted live within the precinct of VIVE Cooking School. 
  • Some classes may be recorded and part of the content may be used for promoting future classes on VIVE Cooking School online channels, including (but not restricted to) Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and both on our blog and newsletter.  

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Booking of 3 people or less
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 1 week prior to a class date.
    • No refund available if cancellation is within 1 week and up to 48 hours prior to a class date, however, you will be issued a credit to be used at VIVE Cooking School for another class to be booked within 6 months of the cancellation date. 
    • Cancellation within 48 hours will not be exchanged or refunded, however you may send someone else to attend the class. Please let us know if this is going to be the case. 
  • Booking of 4 or more people
    • You can be refunded or issued with a credit voucher (to be used within 6 months) if you cancel your class up to 3 weeks prior to the class start date.
    • No refund or exchange will be available if cancellation is within 3 weeks prior to the class date. However, please give us a call to discuss your circumstances and we'll be happy to try and help you out.

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