COOKING CLASSES MELBOURNE - PINOT & PASTA PARTIES
How it works
GRAB YOUR FRIENDS, COLLEGUES OR FAMILY & LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!
CONFIRM YOUR GROUP & APPETITE
We can hold parties at home for up to 14 people inside or 29 people outside comfortably, including adults and kids.
We also offer the same class but you can choose a moderate level of food to enjoy or a larger amount of food to enjoy depending on your groups appetite.
You can check availability and book your preferred date all online. We'll ask you some questions to confirm your kitchen size and space. A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking.
WE COME TO YOU & CLEAN DOWN YOUR KITCHEN BEFORE WE GO
We want you to have all the fun! Once you make a booking, we'll contact you to confirm any additional details. We also take care of everything on the day, including bringing all of the equipement, food and wine to you. We also clean down your kitchen space before we leave so you don't have to worry about a thing! If you'd like us to bring an extra table, cutlery, wine or chairs we can do so at an additional fee.
Learn from an experienced Chef
Chef Tyson found his passion for pasta over 16 years ago and in that time has travelled to Italy to learn from local Italian chefs and has also run a two hatted restaurant, OMY. He'll teach you the authentic Italian way how to cook pasta all with a rolling pin in one hand a glass of Pinot in the other. He runs cooking classes Melbourne, 7 days a week.
We organise everything
Chef Tyson will take over your kitchen and bring all of the equipment, food and wine and will set up an hour prior to your party. You don't need to worry about a thing. He even packs down, and cleans your kitchen before leaving you all to enjoy the rest of your night!
Up to 14 guests inside, and up to 29 comfortably outdoors*. You can add more guests up to 2 days prior!
Our Pinot & Pasta Parties have been going for 2 years now, and we have held these experiences 150 times both within private homes across Melbourne and also for corporate customers including Xero and Co-build. It's a great way to get friends and family together to have a break from what's going on, and learn something new whilst having a laugh.
We can make any kitchen work
Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, and we can make any kitchen space work. If you're not sure, simply contact us and send us through an image of your kitchen so we can confirm if it's going to work or what additional equipment we might need to bring.
A fantastic experience!!! The Pasta class was amazing, would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Tyson.
Had an amazing experience thanks to Tyson. Was a fantastic idea for my mums 70th birthday. Not only did we have a great time in the kitchen we also learned a lot that will improve the quality of our meals moving forward. It was interesting, engaging, great fun and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Tyson and his team, thank you so much!
Learn to make pasta the authentic Italian way with an inspiring chef at home! Hands on, fun and we come to you. Cooking classes Melbourne!
We offer two classes depending on your groups appetite. Both classes offer exactly the same experience just the amount and type of food is different that's paired with your pasta to enjoy.
All persons must be either booked under one option in the booking form (unfortunately you can't mix and match at this time).
Teach Me & Wine Me – Moderate level of food
$120 per person from 4 persons or more / Or a flat fee of $400 for classes from 1 - 3 people
Have all the fun with a moderate level of food to enjoy and it’s all vegetarian.
Wine Me, Dine Me & Roll Me Out The Door - A lot more food for you to enjoy!
$140 per person for 4 people or more / Or a flat fee of $500 for parties for 1 - 3 people
Perfect if you want molti food at the end to fill you and your friends right up. With this option, a lamb ragu is included with an additional salad to accompany your pasta.
WIth both options, choose between four types of pasta classes including (pick one for the whole class to enjoy):
- Our Classic Pinot & Pasta Party including Fettuccine, Ravioli and Tortellini class (with fresh ricotta as the pasta filling)
- Our fun Gnocchi & Pinot class
- Our Gluten Free Pasta & Pinot class making Fettuccine, Ravioli and Tortellini (with fresh ricotta as the pasta filling)
- Or, our Vegan Friendly Pasta & Pinot class making Fettuccine, Ravioli and Tortellini (with pumpkin as the pasta filling)
All classes you learn how to make 2 simple pasta sauces to accompany the delicious pasta that you make and we cook for you while you mingle with friends.
INCLUSIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Delivery and pick up of all food, equipment and wine to your address (contactless of course!)
- 2 hour fun and hands on learning experience
- Once finished, chef Tyson will show you how to cook up your food ready for you to enjoy
- Complimentary Italian starter per person will be delivered
- Red wine supplied
- Bread and one salad served with dinner will be supplied
- Limoncello to cleanse the palate will be supplied
- Sparkling water
If required – a suitable table, plates and wine glass hire can be arranged at an additional cost.
We can also arrange a platter on arrival for $200 with an array of cured meats, cheeses and antipasto and/or tiramisu at $25 per person for dessert.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my kitchen is big enough to hold a pasta class?
An island bench is ideal for hosting a pasta class. Due to government regulations, we do need to ensure there's adequate spacing between each person. If you don’t have an island benchtop, that’s ok, at an additional small cost we can bring a fold out table that we can work from as well. If you’re unsure you’re welcome to send us a photo for us to judge straight away.
What do I need to do as the host? What do you need me to prepare before you come?
We need a sanitised, cleaned down bench with glasses and dinner plates for your family and friends ready to go. It's important that your guests are ready on time to ensure you're eating at an appropriate hour. And we'll do the rest. We bring ingredients, pots, pans, hand sanitiser, gloves if required and the fun!
Should I supply additional food for people?
We recommend adding a platter on arrival, which we can organise for $200. This allows people to graze throughout the class as they have a glass of wine or two.
How is the class structured?
Learning how to make pasta the authentic Italian way runs for approximately 2 hours depending on the class size. At this time, our chefs then cook the pasta and carefully plate everything ready for guests to enjoy.
If we were to take a standard dinner booking, the timing would be as follows:
5pm - Chef arrives and starts to set up the class.
6 – 8 pm is fun, hands on learning with a rolling pin in one hand and a glass of pinot in the other.
8 – 9pm is enjoying the food with your friends and loved ones whilst our chefs then clean down the work stations in the kitchen to how the found it.
Based on this, we do recommend purchasing our optional grazing platter on arrival or ensuring you have something for guests to nibble on.
CAN WE HAve more than one household join in?
Yes you can! Included in the price is delivering all equipment to one household, if you'd like additional households to join in the fun (up to 6 people) we can deliver all the food, equipment and wine for an additional delivery fee of $25 per household to cover travel costs and time (as we'll also need to pick up the equipment the next day). All other costs remain the same.
what if i don't want alochol included?
That's fine, we include Tiramisu instead of alcohol for you all to enjoy. Please let us know at the time of booking.
I am gluten free is that ok?
Yes, we do offer gluten free and it is pescetarian. Please contact us when you book to organise gluten free pasta for you or your guests.
can children under 18 join in?
Yes absolutley, we're inclusive and we find the Kids sometimes have more fun than the parents! Children 16 and under are $75.
Do you charge extra for over a certain number of km to get to my house or venue?
Yes, any travel over 100km will incur an additional cost. Please contact us prior to booking.
What if some people in the party don’t drink alcohol do we get a discount?
Unfortunately we don’t offer a discount for those that don’t drink alcohol. We can offer a non-alcoholic wine, please note this on your booking form and we’ll ensure to bring this to the class for guests to enjoy.
What if we don’t drink red wine?
White wine can be supplied. Please note this on your booking form and we’ll ensure we bring a bottle or two to your class.
Is your pasta class gluten free, vegan and pescatarian?
Yes, we do offer gluten free and it is pescetarian. Please contact us when you book to organise gluten free pasta for you or your guests. We also have vegan options.
WHAT ADDITIONAL HYGIENE MEASURES ARE YOU TAKING WITH COVID-19
In line with government regulations, we'll be doing the following:
1. Sanitiser available to be used throughout the class, we also recommend regularly washing hands with warm water and soap
2. All phones during food preparation will need to be put aside, but can be picked up again during non cooking times
3. Adequate distancing and space between each person (as it's family and friends it is more relaxed instead of the 1.5 meters with non family and friends)
5. Gloves will also be available if required.
Can my child attend the class too?
Yes, children are welcome to do the classes. Any child 16 and under are considered a Bambino and it's $75 per child.
Do you do this for hens and bux parties?
Yes, we do. We can also recommend great venues to do this if you don't have a house available.
Detailed review of
As Lockdown continues in sunny Melbourne, it’s a great time for some new experience. As part of Lalita’s birthday celebrations, we signed up for a pasta making course with Tyson Bertoncello. And it was awesome.
We were in three locations - I was in my apartment, Lalita and Leo were at her Mum’s place, Christine, and of course Tyson was at his place. All done over ZOOM.
On Sunday morning Tyson dropped off a box of goodies at our two locations. This care pack contained everything we needed right down to anti pasta, bread, red wine, mineral water and some limoncello liqueur to wash everything down. We also had a pasta making machine, breadboards, rolling pins (and an apron for each of us to keep).
Then for two hours and we set about destroying our respective kitchens, with flour flying, pasta flowing - with lots of laughs and equal amounts of wine. Tyson was fun, easy to follow, a great teacher and a very practical chef. We loved him.
The end result - we all made four kinds of pasta, we ate our tortellini with sage and burned butter on the night, and the rest of this week is pasta from Angel Hair to Fettuccini and Farfalle. I was really interested in seeing how Tyson managed this from a teaching point of view and an overall experience point of view. Without a doubt - he was fantastic. The overall experiences was great. Absolutely worth every penny, especially when you consider the boxes of goodies, vino, aprons, time etc. And of course, we just bought a pasta making machine - because the one thing we need more of in lockdown is pasta. LOL. A great lockdown experience.