New From Bellini Cookery School.  See our recipes in our new section "5 for 4" and find a nutritious and delicious meal which can be made for £5.00 and under.

At Bellini Cookery School, we have been teaching Italian cooking with easy-to-do recipes for over 10 years. We offer classes for every level: absolute beginners, gourmet cooks, chefs; whatever you are looking for, we have the class for you!  Our many years of experience working within fast paced restaurant environments have allowed us to gather knowledge and information which we will teach you in our classes, that will enable you to cook effortlessly at home--you will be amazed at what you can achieve, with just a little guidance from us.

 

Christmas Groupon Vouchers - it's not too late, if you act quickly!

 

If you received a Groupon Bellini Cookery School Class for Christmas and you have been a tad late in booking, you have until 16th of April to call/email and book your class.

  So do get in touch, a world of delicious culinary treats awaits you - the Bellini Easy Way!

 Remember you can choose to upgrade your voucher to a Private Class or Cooking Party with friends/family.

 

Join in the fun - view our classes in action on Bellini Cookery School Facebook Page

 

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Testimonials:  "I want to thank you both for today's class - we have learned more in these 3 hours than a library of cookery books could! Angelo shared his passion for good food and so much of his knowledge. We both are grateful and are looking forward to our own filled pasta now! We'll keep an eye on your classes and hope to travel down again for more!
Please both of you keep well
Kerstin and Hannah"

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Open Day Video

We had a very successful and fun cooking Ham on the Bellini Cookery School Open Day in December.  A short video to enjoy:

 

Classes On Offer

Here is the format of the classes that we offer, but please call/text or email if you have any queries or would just like to arrange a private class – we are always happy to help.  Please click on Class Descriptions to find detailed descriptions of the topics, Class Schedule to find out when they are offered, and Book a Class to reserve your spot.

Cook and Go
Cook, Wine and Dine
Cooking Parties
Demonstrations
Private Classes

Cook and Go

A group cooking class which is part hands on and part demonstration.

  • You work as a team and prepare the recipes along with Chef Angelo. He explains the method as you go, as well as sharing valuable hints and tips to enable you to cook more skillfully and effortlessly at home.
  • Questions are addressed throughout the class.
  • You take all the food home with you.
  • On Regional Cook 'n' Go, you have the option to dine in for a mere £6 supplement which includes a free Regional Wine Tasting

 

Price:

£85

What's Included?

Recipe notes, all ingredients and the provision of an apron. Containers to take the food home. 

£6 supplement to dine in for Regional Cook 'n' Go, which includes a free Regional Wine sampling and takes a little more time

Duration:

2-3 hours

Cook, Wine and Dine

A group cooking class which is part hands on and part demonstration.

  • You prepare the recipes along with Chef Angelo, who explains the method and shares his knowledge and secrets with you.
  • Questions are addressed throughout the class, and everyone sits down together at the end of the class to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labour, along with some wine.
  • A brief wine tasting is included.

Price:

£109

What's Included?

Recipe notes, all ingredients and the provision of an apron, hat and pen. A brief wine tasting. Sit down meal, served with wine.

Duration:

3-4 hours

Cooking Parties

Cooking-Together-Day For Friends And Family (minimum 5 persons)

Celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, by having a fun cooking class together with friends/family, doing the menu of your choice under the instruction of Chef Angelo.

  • A happy, fun, informative and relaxing time for all.
  • Sit down together and relax after you have finished cooking and savour your delicious dishes with wine!
  • You may choose a class from our Class Schedule or we can arrange a special menu with you in advance.
  • Examples of classes -  Fresh Pasta Class, Italian Dinner Party, Wild Mushroom Class, Easy Meals, Fish And Seafood, Bread And Pizza Making, Florentine Cuisine.

 

Price:

please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements

What's Included?

Recipe notes, all ingredients, wine and the provision of an apron, hat and pen.

Duration:

3-4 hours

Demonstrations

A basic group class on an array of different topics. 

  • Chef Angelo demonstrates various cooking recipes, explaining and talking you through the method.
  • He will share valuable hints and tips from his wealth of culinary expertise and show you how easy it is for you to master the recipes at home.
  • There is a question time at the end of the class.
  • A glass of wine will be served on arrival and you will have the opportunity to taste the dishes during or after the class.

Price:

£30

What's Included?

Recipes, a glass of wine or tea/coffee and a taster of the dishes.

Duration:

90-120 minutes

Private Classes

A private class on which Chef Angelo will shares his secrets on authentic Italian cooking, to help you to create your special choice of recipes/dishes.

  • Informative and relaxed, you may choose to do the class alone or together with your partner, parent, friend/s, learning new techniques and cooking skills from a skilled and talented chef which will expand your culinary knowledge and enable you to master new recipes you may not have thought possible.
  • You may choose to challenge yourself to cook a fresh lobster or pheasant or come along to master making fresh filled pastas - it is all up to you!
  • You may choose to take your delicious food home or relax and enjoy after the class with wine.
  • We would arrange with you in advance exactly what you would like to cook e.g.  pastas, Regional Italian cooking, healthy cooking or choose a class from our Class Schedule.
  • Example of classes:  Fresh Pasta    Pizza Making    Fast Easy Meals   Italian Vegetarian     Wild Mushroom (Includes Risotto Making)    Filled Pastas and Sauces  Cooking Game    Fish And Seafood     Bread And Focaccia Making     Regional Italian Cooking e.g. Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Scottish Recipes     French Recipes    International Recipes.

Price:

please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements

What's Included?

Recipe notes, all ingredients, and the provision of an apron, hat and pen.

Duration:

1 hour minimum

Our Newsletter

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November 2012
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Hi Folks,

 

Well, here we are in the short days and the long spooky nights syndrome - the perfect time to be at home cooking up some delicious comfort foods -  creamy risotto, potato gnocchi, spicy root vegetable soups and succulent, aromatic roasts - what better way for a food-lover to spend their time!!!!


Root vegetables are in abundance along with Winter wooly jumpers, cosy beds, rich hot chocolate and Christmas sparkle - time to get busy, Santa!

 

It has all been happening at Bellini Cook School -  the first Italian Sausage Making Class is happening this month on Friday 22nd of November - all meat, 99%, no rusks, husks or grizzle, a mighty meaty feast indeed! Special price of only £32.50 to Bellini Loyalty Card Holders.

 

2014 SCHEDULE is now online -
Please book with us now to avoid disappointment - Bellini Loyalty Card Holders Cook 'n' Go Classes only £32.50 per class


Hope to see you soon,
Chef Angelo and Gina x

 



Recipe of the Month

 

A beautifully presented poached salmon for your Festive buffet table - impress family, friends and neighbours!


Salmone in Bella Vista

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5-2kg whole salmon
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 carrot large, chopped into 6
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt to season

Garnish as you wish - cucumber, mayonnaise, black olives, red peppers

 

Method:

  1.  Place salmon and all ingredients into a fish kettle or deep baking tray and cover salmon with water (wrap salmon in muslin for easy handling)
  2. Place the kettle/tray on top of a the cooker with the lid on a medium heat and bring to boil
  3. Cover, and continue to cook slowly on low heat (18-20 mins per kilo)
  4. Once ready, carefully remove the salmon and place on a tray to cool (reserve the stock for other use)
  5. Once salmon is cool, remove head and tail, then peel off skin towards the tail
  6. Make an incision down centre of salmon and gently remove back bone (try to keep salmon intact)
  7. Gently place salmon on a large flat platter, replace head and tail then garnish as you wish e.g  cucumber slices as scales, piped mayonnaise, quartered red peppers/black olives

           (Remember to keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve)

 Special Offers

Last Minute Class Offers (few spaces remaining) BOOK NOW!


Contact us for last minute class offerings and see our website for Special Offers.


Press here to book your class now, offer ends soon.
(Please note, you MUST purchase your class from Bellini Cookery School to qualify for Loyalty Card stamps)


Events

We were delighted to recently host a Hen Party for Clare - and what fun we all had!

The hens made potato gnocchi and truly delicious tiramisu before they merrily hit the town (without the chef hats!!!!).

Well done ladies and congratulations to Clare who is impressing her new hubby with her Italian culinary skills!

Thank you ladies, great to have you along!


Coming Soon

What's New:  

Coming soon - Bellini Christmas Open Day on Monday 9 of December 4-8pm

You are warmly invited to join us, for a glass of wine and some of Chef Angelo's goodies.


Chef Angelo will give a free Italian Cookery Demonstration and be available for some culinary chin wag - invitations will be sent out soon!

Dine-In Classes


These new classes serve a 3 course meal with wine so that you can sit down, relax and chill after cooking, unlike the Cook 'n' Go Classes where you take the food home.



What’s In Season?


Eating what is in season is tastier, healthier, greener, cheaper, and in this all too hectic world of 'busy-ness' that we seem to live in, put's our seasons into perspective - strawberries in sun filled lazy Summer days, spicy pumpkin soup to warm up dark, spooky halloween nights by the bonfire.fruitveg

Fruit and Vegetables

Apples, clementines, cranberries,  dates, mangoes,  pears,  pineapples, plums, pomegranates, quince, satsumas, sharon fruit

Artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower celeriac, celery, chicory, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, salsify, swede, squash, turnips

Truffles - if you can find them - tell us where!!!!!

 

Nuts


Almonds, brazil nuts, chestnuts, cob nuts, walnuts

 

Seafood


Clams, cod, coley, dab, dover sole, grey mullet, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, plaice, pollack, red mullet, sea bass, sea bream, skate, squid, turbot,  winkles

 

Meat and Game


Beef, duck, goose, grouse, guinea fowl, hare, lamb, mallard  (wild duck), partridge, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison, wood pigeon



Class Schedule  Support

 

Take a Look at our Schedule of New Classes on offer: www.bellinicookeryschool.co.uk


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Products for Sale

Products For Sale (within Gino's Italian Kitchen)

To make your life easy, come by the shop and pick up what you need for our classes, no need to search through the city or up and down the supermarket aisles.

 

Ingredients

We have a range competitively priced quality ingredients available to purchase for you to do the recipes at home e.g. 'Tipo 00' Italian Pizza/Pasta Flour, Carnaroli, Arborio Risotto, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

Cooking Utensils

We stock practical utensils and equipment that you may require for cooking at home. 

The utensils are mainly of a robust catering quality and specifically chosen to assist you with your food preparation at home at very reasonable prices.  

 

Click Here for Directions to Gino's Italian Kitchen.