Masterclass - Vegan Italian Cuisine

Vegan Italian Cuisine

Date and Time

Sunday 8th October 2023

11:00am - 4:00pm


Ticket £100 inclusive of VAT. £180 for 2 tickets purchased together. When you buy a Made In Hackney cookery class you enjoy an enriching culinary experience and help us fight hunger in our community.


Made In Hackney, Liberty Hall (black & white building by the common), 128 Clapton Common, Spring Hill, Clapton, London, E5 9AA, UK

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The Event

Want to cook delicious Italian dishes using traditional skills and seasonal ingredients? In this class, you will discover how to create classic dishes that transport you through the delights of Italian dining. The experience will leave you asking for “ancora un po’, per favore” (a bit more, please)!

"I'll show you the techniques to make hand-made pasta using plant-based ingredients, and how to make plant-based bechamel and ragu sauces while the complimentary flavours bring the pasta to life as a delicious lasagne. We will also create a seasonal antipasto and make an Italian sweet". Mauro Strumendo, chef and cookery teacher.

This masterclass will include:

  • How to craft delicious Italian dishes using traditional skills and seasonal ingredients
  • How to make and hand-roll a plant-based pasta dough
  • Create a delicious plant-based Bechámel sauce, before combining it with a pasta and a roast vegetable ragu to make a vegetable lasagne using only natural ingredients
  • Make a fresh and vibrant Italian antipasto of Sicilian caponata using delicious ingredients (plus a secret ingredient to add real richness)
  • Create the classic Italian dessert dark chocolate and amaretto mousse, using plant-based ingredients for a light and creamy taste to complete the perfect meal
  • Make and bake sensational lemon and rosemary biscotti  
  • Enjoy your dishes as an organic plant-based dinner 
  • Easy-to-follow recipe sheets provided to recreate the dishes again and again at home

This class will be a mixture of practical cooking, demos and time to ask questions. We are now returning to 'family style' cooking with everyone cooking and sharing workstations. This creates more of a communal and interactive experience, working together as a team. All ingredients and equipment needed for the class are provided.

‏‏About Mauro Strumendo

Mauro is an Italian chef who cultivated his culinary expertise through diverse experiences. Working in various London restaurants since 2012, he gained proficiency in French and British cuisine. In 2016, his culinary exploration took him to Indonesia, where he discovered an array of ingredients. A significant turning point came in 2018 when Mauro had the privilege of working with renowned vegetarian chef Malu' Simoes da Cunha at Montali Country House in Italy. This opportunity allowed him to fuse Italian, Brazilian, and Asian cuisines, creating a range of delectable dishes from scratch.

When you buy a Made In Hackney cookery class you enjoy an enriching culinary experience and help us fight hunger in our community.

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Note: This is a fundraising class and the proceeds help us fight hunger in our community. At Made In Hackney we believe access to good food is a human right - not a privilege. If you would like to learn more about our work, please click here.

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