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Pasta Perfetto Masterclass I with Marcello on 18 Jan 2020

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

£37.50 – £75

What will you cook?…

  • Spinach ravioli stuffed with a cheese and spinach filling, dressed in a beurre blanc and sage sauce
  • Stripey bon bon pasta with a sundried tomato and mature cheese filling, accompanied by a sweet pepper & mint sauce

In this 4-hour masterclass, Italian head pasta chef Marcello, who runs Master Pasta making workshops for Piccolino restaurants across the UK,  and makes fresh pasta for top London chefs, will teach you how to create the perfect fresh pasta from scratch, developing specific technical skills around ideal dough consistency, different types of pasta dough, rolling, shaping & cutting, mess-free filling, and different sauce-making techniques.

By the end of the masterclass, you’ll come away with a whole array of new skills you can’t get from a cookery book and the confidence to tackle fresh pasta from scratch any day of the week, saving yourself a fortune on deli prices into the bargain!

Italian born Marcello Ghiretti has worked with Italian chefs since he was 11. He studied Italian and French cuisine in Switzerland, returning to his home town of Parma to specialise in pasta making. After being a sous chef for 10 years in two 3-Rosette restaurants, he then went onto work in two Michelin- starred restaurants and the acclaimed Italian cooking school Alma La Scuola Internazionale Di Cucina, where his skills in bakery and pastry were further honed.
He also has experience in wine and olive oil tasting, a Masters in nutrition, a Chinese medicine diploma, and a professional macrobiotics and personal training diploma. He’s lectured at major universities and hosted visitors from cookery schools in Losanne, Parma, New York, Boston and London.
Marcello has written and published his recipes and is currently Head Pasta Maker for all Piccolino restaurants in the UK, where he also runs master classes for the group.
Feedback from previous events:
  • Enjoyed seeing how it should be done. Obviously a real expert.
  • Very clearly explained and fun to learn new skills
  • Understanding what the texture /consistency of the pasta should be and the sort of thickness for ravioli
  • Marcello provided great background information and was very good at explaining things


January 18, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£37.50 – £75
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Chorlton High School
16 Nell Lane
Manchester, M21 7SL United Kingdom
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Concessionary Guidelines

To enable as many people as possible to access our cooking classes we have introduced a 50% OFF fee for those who genuinely have little or no income. By this we mean students or those on benefits.

  • We can only provide two concessionary tickets per session.
  • As a not for profit social enterprise with no core funding, our mission is to be as inclusive as possible, so we rely upon the honesty & integrity of those booking at a concessionary rate.
  • Please negotiate concessionary rate with [email protected]

For anyone able to fund places for people in extreme hardship, we would gratefully appreciate funding to set up specific sessions in the community to address an urgent communal need.

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