Courses

Referrals

“Nella Cucina was very accommodating to our team and provided us with a fun and safe environment to run an amazing event. We had a great time cooking up a storm,  getting competitive in the kitchen and sitting down family-style to enjoy a meal that we all had a hand in at the end. This type of activity is recommended to groups who want to challenge their team and do something different !” –Juice Mobile, Sept. 26, 2013

“I would highly recommend Nella Cucina for your next corporate team building event—the French Bistro menu is delicious! The staff were not only helpful, but were able to create a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere for our party.” –Brocade, Oct. 24, 2013

“Nella Cucina was a warm and welcoming experience from beginning to end. The menu was delicious, easy and fun to make. The staff were attentive and hands-on, ensuring our needs and questions were met. Overall a great time!” –Genzyme, Nov. 14, 2013

"Thank you so much for everything. Everyone keeps telling me that this outing is one of the best that team has had thus far. Thank you also for the delicious recipes, the team and I can’t wait to show off to our families.” –TD Bank, March 18, 2014

"Thanks again for the event. Everyone had a great time and I can safely say it was the highlight of the whole offsite! ☺" –Sapient Global Markets, April 9, 2014

“We were very pleased with how everything went for our event. We have heard nothing but great feedback from all who attended. Tanya was very helpful with the planning. The staff were courteous and the Chefs were very knowledgeable and fun. The food that we prepared under your guidance was fantastic and more so because we all had a hand in the preparation. Overall the night was a success and I’d recommend this team building event to any company who wants a unique and memorable experience.” –James Trimbee, Critical Mass, March 27, 2014

 

Entertain Cucina Style

Corporate Events

Book one of our hands-on team building cooking classes. Get your department involved and inspired.

Or enjoy an evening of entertainment: sit back, relax and watch celebrity chefs as they demonstrate their techniques and share their secrets.

Private Events

Nella Cucina is the perfect venue for parties, reunions, bridal showers and stag parties. Have us plan a themed lecture and demonstration for your guests, followed by hands-on preparation. For that added touch, allow our team to curate unique gift packages to reflect your event.

 

Private Events In the Kitchen: What You Need to Know

This is the perfect way to have an interactive dinner party where the guests work & cook together, meet & mingle. We will break up your group into teams, depending on the size of your group.

Each team will rotate to a different station/country every 20-30 minutes. 

The chef at each station will conduct a mini cooking lesson and assist in hands-on cooking.

Guests will enjoy what they have made, then rotate to the next station! 

 

Menu Sample 

(CHOOSE 4 + 1 DESSERT) 

Taste of Thai 

Thai Salad Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Dim Sum

Pork, Ginger & Coriander Dumplings with Sweet Sesame Sauce

Mediterranean Pastry

Fig & Brie Phyllo with Wildflower Honey

Ole’

Spanish Tortilla with Chorizo, Potato & Onion

Taste of Italy

Handmade Fettuccini in Puttanesca Sauce

Caribbean Chicken

Jerk Chicken Skewers with Mango Cilantro Salsa

Mexican Flare

Baja Fish Tacos with Hicama Slaw & Spicy Black Bean

Canadian AAA

Seared Beef Tenderloin, Blue Cheese Cream & Caramelized Onions

Sushi Selection

Assorted Maki Rolls

Shalom!

Yukon & Sweet Potato Latkes with Cucumber Raita

 

Desserts

(Served after stations finish)

Mango, Pineapple & Papaya salad with Vanilla Cardamom Syrup

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake with a Hazelnut Graham Crust

White Chocolate Skor Brownies with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Dark Chocolate Cake with Berry Compote & Vanilla Crème Anglaise

Tiramisu Ice Cream Popsicles with Espresso Pearls 

 
 *Add some canapés to your event, price per dozen $24 + tax*

*Charcuterie platters, Cheese platters or mixed (for 8-10 people) $50 + tax each *

Please inform us of any allergy or restrictions, so we may plan accordingly.

 

Also see:

Private Events In The Kitchen - What You Need to Know

Walking Through A Typical Event

What Kind of Class Can We Do?

Sample Menus

North American Feast

Roasted Garlic, Aged Cheddar and Ale Soup

Beef Fillet topped with Herb Butter Finished with a Wild Mushroom Demi Cream

Yukon Truffle Mash and Brown Butter Broccolini 

Apple Cranberry Oat Crumble

 

Italian Inspired Menu 

Tuscan Panzanella Salad 

Grilled Vegetable Antipasto with Marinated Cheese 

Pancetta and Sweet Pea Carbonara 

Almond and Orange Cantuccini Biscotti with a Chocolate Espresso Sauce

 

French Bistro Menu

Shaved Fennel, Pear and Toasted Almonds over Arugula with a Tarragon Vinaigrette

Dijon and Herb Crusted Seared Chicken Breast with a Peppercorn and Brandy Jus

Garlic and Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Citrus Glazed Haricot Verts 

Vanilla Bean and Cointreau Crème Brulee 

 

Spanish Siesta Menu

Roasted Tomato and Saffron Soup with Chorizo

Serrano Wrapped Seared Pork Chops over Piperada

Roasted Asparagus with Pinenuts 

Dulce de Leche Rice Pudding

 

 

All our menus are completely customizable. If there is something you would like just let us know and we can develop a new menu just for you!

*Add some canapés to your event, price per dozen $24 + tax*

*Charcuterie platters, Cheese platters or mixed (for 8-10 people) $50 + tax each *

Please inform us of any allergy or restrictions, so we may plan accordingly.

 

Also see:

Private Events In The Kitchen - What You Need to Know

Walking Through A Typical Event

What Kind of Class Can We Do?

Around the World' Sample Menu

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.

Takeout…

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