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Culinary Programs


Adults 19+
February 21 – April 4
6:00 – 8:30pm

We are pleased to introduce a new series of unique culinary workshops, with a distinct Italian flair! Join us for an intimate and interactive cooking experience, where you’ll explore beginner-level rustic Italian recipes for contemporary living. All workshops will include a pairing of wine and a communal meal to enjoy your culinary creations with the other participants.

Instructor:  Franco Berti is an Italian-born and raised, Toronto-based chef / pizzaiolo and visual artist. Uniquely influenced by the Italian and the Toronto gastronomical culture, Franco enjoys taking a fresh approach to traditional meals, giving them new meaning.

Thursday, February 21Gnocchi Fatti in Casa (SOLD OUT!)
*Vegetarian, Interactive workshop
Thursday, February 28L’Apertivo Italiano – Italian Fingerfoods: Polpette, Crostini & Fritti and Spritz
Thursday, March 7Octopus alla Veneziana
Thursday, March 21A Milanese Classic: Osso buco with Saffron Risotto
Thursday, March 28Pizza al Taglio
*Vegetarian, Interactive workshop
Thursday, April 4Flavours of Sicily: Caponata with Seared Tuna, Sardines Scottadito

Click to view or download our Fall & Winter 2018/2019 Program Guide

# of Weeks6 weeks
Ages19+ years
Time6:00 – 8:30pm
Individual Workshop$60.00 + HST
*Register for 4 or more workshops and get 1 class 50% off.

To register online, click below:


To register via phone, email or in person, or for more information and to inquire further, please contact:

Cassandra Zannella
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Email: cultural@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

Arts, Youth & Culture Department (2nd floor, Room C201)
Monday, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3