Cooking: Pasta Making

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Learn how to make your own fresh pasta at this workshop with our cooking courses in Sydney.

This is a 3-hour workshop where you will learn the art of making perfect pasta from Italian chef, Davide Tonucci.

This course includes a meal upon completion of the course of everything you have created with a cold Aperol Spritz, Buon appetite!


By the end of this pasta making course, you will learn essential skills like:

  • Making your own pasta dough
  • Use of the pasta machine and how to handle and cook pasta in different forms
  • Key knife skills
  • Learn to produce the perfect Italian sauce and the art of balancing flavours
  • Presentation skills, make your food look fabulous!
  • Eating – this part is by far the easiest

Course content

  • Pasta, pasta, pasta! Each student to make their own dough and then break into groups to roll it out into different forms
  • Italian Sugo – Davide will share his recipe with you
  • Sauce Puttanesca
  • Sauce Marinara
  • Seasonal Salad – Davide will choose a recipe to share with you based on the best produce found that day
  • Crostata with Jam – a delicious sweet Italian tart filled with jam

Venue and getting there

The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
146 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Public transport
From Central Station, you can either walk up Foveaux Street (an easy uphill stroll that takes less than ten minutes, depending on your speed) or catch the 374 or 376 bus from Eddy Avenue and alight at the intersection of Albion and Crown streets. From there, it’s an easy walk and there’s plenty of Surry Hills action to take in on the way.

Car parking
Street parking is very limited nearby. You might try St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. It is a 5-minute walk from the venue, with casual parking rates after 5 pm at approx. $4/hour.

Please bring to class

  • We’ve cut out disposable plastics, so please bring your own food containers to take any leftovers home
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes – no high heels, please!
  • Aprons supplied, but dress appropriately for the kitchen, and tie back long hair
  • Arrive up to 15 minutes before the class start time

About the chef

"My first memories of making pasta are from when I was a kid. I remember sitting down with my mamma on a Sunday morning, helping her pinch the pasta to make cappelletti for the Sunday lunch (and eating the scraps of raw dough)."

Born and raised in a seaside town on the Italian east coast, Davide’s passion for food was ignited as a child, watching and helping his mamma and Nonna making fresh pasta. In his 20’s he began working in local seafood restaurants and spent time developing his craft under the supervision of a Michelin star chefs. Davide earned the position of head chef for a well-renowned restaurant in his hometown, before coming to Australia in 2011.

Other information

  • Withdrawal from the course is not refundable or transferrable.
  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will be contacted on the phone number and/or email address you provide.
  • We cannot accommodate dietary requirements in all cases. For more information, please contact The Essential Ingredient 02 9555 8300 prior to booking.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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