To Whet Your Appetite… 

Nella Cucina Culinary School offers a unique culinary experience for your private event.  Ideal for corporate team building, holiday parties, birthday celebrations, bridal showers, stags & stagettes, client appreciation, or any special occasion, Nella Cucina will design your party specifically to suit your guests.

Your Choice of Main Courses…

Hands-on Cooking Class Dinner Party

Your group will create their meal with the assistance of our talented team of chefs.  Guests will begin with hors d’oeuvres, then move into the kitchen where your chef for the evening will welcome everyone and present the menu. Guests will be divided into teams, with each team preparing a portion of the menu with the assistance of our chefs.  Competitive elements may be incorporated if desired, and appetizers will be served throughout cooking. After all their hard work, guests will take off their aprons and relax in our dining room while our chef and service team serve the fabulous meal everyone has created!

Duration: About 4 hours


Around the World Cooking Stations

Take your guests on a world culinary tour right here in our kitchen! Guests will begin with hors d’oeuvres, then move into the kitchen where your chef for the evening will welcome everyone and present the menu.  Guests will be divided into teams, with each team rotating through the cooking stations every 20-30 minutes.  The chef at each station will teach a fun & interactive hands-on lesson, guests will enjoy what they have prepared, and then move on to their next ‘destination’!  After each team has completed their tour, guests will all mingle over dessert & coffee.   


Duration: About 4 hours



Pressure Cooker Challenge!

Looking for an exciting competitive experience?!  Our pressure cooker challenge is the perfect solution!

Customized for each group, we can incorporate many elements and themes.  Group will be divided into smaller teams of 5-8 people.  A lottery will start off the competition, with each team picking a ‘protein’ and a ‘region or country’.  Each team will prepare portions of their dish for the entire group and one show plate for the Nella judges.

When cooking is finished, the entire group will be seated and enjoy everyone’s tasty creations.  Teams will be judged by their peers on taste, presentation, relevance to region, and creativity.  

Duration: About 4 hours


A La Carte…

Celebrity Chef Events

As Toronto’s premier culinary destination, Nella Cucina proudly offers celebrity chefs from Toronto and beyond to host your next culinary event.  Chefs Massimo Capra, Susur Lee, David Adjey and Christine Cushing are among those offered.  Pricing upon request.


Customize your very own ‘takeout’ for your guests by picking fabulous items from our retail store.  One of our retail associates will assist you in your selections.  Gifts can range from a $3 vegetable peeler to a $3,000 espresso machine!!  All ‘takeout’ is beautifully packaged to include the customized recipe booklet from your event, and anything else you would like to include.  


Also see:

Private Events In The Kitchen: What You Need to Know

Walking Through A Typical Event

Sample Menus

Around the World' Sample Menu