Frequent Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we get asked regularly. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What dishes would I prepare during the class?

Dishes vary, depending on your taste, the season, and the availability of fresh and high-quality ingredients in the local market. Guests will make two different kinds of pasta made from scratch, served with salad and Italian wine. And to finish, dessert & coffee.

As the class is private, it’s possible to tailor it to your personal interests: perhaps you’d like to learn to make risotto, or would prefer a vegetarian menu? Just let Amy know in advance, and you can agree a menu to suit your taste.

I’m travelling by myself—can I attend a class with you?

All of the classes offered directly through Amy’s Cucina are private, whether you’re one traveller or five. We can arrange for you to join a small group class with Amy or arrange a class for your own group (min participants 5, max 10). If you get in touch, we’ll be happy to help you find an option that would suit you.

Where is the cooking school located?

Amy’s Cucina is located in her elegant period home on the beautiful via Zezio, a short walk from the centre of Como. Full details of the meeting point will be provided on booking.

I’d like to know more. How can I get in touch?

If you have any questions about Amy’s Cucina, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll find contact details here.

Do you have a special class or menu for children?

Italian cooking is all about the family. If you’re bringing children, just let us know when you book, and we’ll be happy to work with you to plan a menu that the whole family can enjoy preparing… and eating!

Can you cater for vegetarian or other special diets?

Every class can be customized to meet your needs, including dishes that make the most of Italian cooking without meat and/or fish. Just let us know your requirements when you book. (Please note however that, as the kitchen is used to prepare all kinds of different meals, we cannot guarantee that there won’t be traces of nuts, gluten, or other foods.)

When do your group classes run?

Cooking lessons run Monday-Friday from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm.  Upon request, I occasionally will do an evening class during the week or Saturday evening.