The Taste-Italia cookery schools were started in 2002 by Leo and Maureen Smith. They are found in six beautiful, historic locations in Tuscany and Le Marche. In October 2004, we started our new garden school in Billericay with a year-around programme of day classes, and the school has an extensive kitchen garden which supplies the classes with fresh and seasonal vegetables. Taste-Italia was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise award for 2005 by the Essex Newspaper Group. It has received extensive press coverage by the national press, and has been featured on BBC 2 and Channel 4. Specialist courses are also offered by Taste-Italia, including: Children's courses Family courses Gardening/cookery Singles classes Eating for health Corporate team building All classes are friendly and informal, and are designed to make you relax. Everyone is welcome.
The cost will vary depending on the age of the individual and the class booked. Please see our website for more details.
Taste-Italia is located 2 miles from the High Street of Billericay and Billericay Train Station (Liverpool Street line), and is 10 miles from Brentwood. To reach Taste-Italia, take Junction 29 on the M25 and then take the A127 in the direction of Southend to Billericay. From Billericay High Street, travel down Norsey Road and into Ramsden Heath via Heath Road. Taste-Italia is also only 40 minutes from Stansted Airport.
Please see our website for details of classes and courses available including times and prices.