Swiss-Italian Cooking Classes with Chef Domenico de Marco

From Locale @ The Grande Restaurant in Hepburn Springs

Learn how to make bread, pastry, risotto and fondue in Dom’s kitchen.

Domenico comes from near Bologna in Italy. He’s had a stellar career in some of Europe’s best Michelin-starred restaurants where his culinary skills have been honed by renowned chefs Luca Marchini, Piergiorgio Parini and Andrea Accordi. In Australia, he’s worked with high profile chefs Luke Mangan, Neil Perry and Giovanni Pilu.

While skillfully versed in the haute cuisine discipline, Dom has also stayed passionate about simple, artisan-style Italian cooking which he describes as ‘what is in my blood!’ He approaches this with respect for raw food materials, sustainable production practices and the slow, natural development of tastes and food processes.

It’s an inspiring way to cook and eat, and Dom will share his methods with you as you create a mouthwatering array of Swiss-Italian specialties. Dom’s engaging manner, warm teaching style and his candid anecdotes from 20 years of experience in professional kitchens will have you laughing as you learn. Come along and work with our region’s best produce, and then enjoy eating it!