Nella Cucina - Your Complete Culinary Experience

Nella Cucina is your one stop culinary destination offering commercial equipment and professional kitchen supplies. We are also the home of Toronto's finest culinary school and event venue. This Blog is to keep everyone informed about store and school events including sales, classes, and more! Keep checking back for updates....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kid's Camp 'Deal of the Day'!!!

Today Only!!!

Register a child in our Kid's Camp on December 29 and receive 20% off anything in the store (excluding appliances)!!!

Don't miss out on this great deal! Both you and your kid win!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Deal of the Weekend!

All in stock John Boos cutting boards are 25% off (excl. carts & blocks)!!!

Get Choppin'!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kid's Camp Menu

It's getting cold out there!!!

Let your kid's warm up at our Kid's Winter Break Cooking Camp!!!

The Winter Warm-Up Menu includes:

Day 1:
- White Hot Chocolate with Candy Cane Sprinkles
- Sweet Potato Soup with Matchstick Frites
- Creamy Stuffed Pasta Rolls with Parmesan Sauce
- Warm Crepes with Caramel Bananas

Day 2:
- Apple Cider Milk Steamer with Caramel Whipped Cream
- Pesto Risotto
- Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey -Dijon Dipper
- Chocolate Fondue: Warm Chocolate Ganache with Fresh Fruit and Pound Cake for Dipping

For more info or to register please go to our website or contact our Culinary School Director, Elyse at or 416.922.9055

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Deal of the Day!!!

Need to slice and dice your way through a party-sized season? Mandolins are 25% off today! How handy!

Mention this blog to get the deal!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Baking 'Deal of the Day'!

It's time to get your Holiday Baking started!!!

We're helping you out with 30% off ALL Holiday themed baking items! Make sure to come and check out our Christmas Cookie Cutter Tree!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pasta Making Workshop!

Learn how to make fresh, homemade pasta like they do in Italy in our Pasta Making Workshop.

Join Chef Gabriele Paganelli from Romagna Mia restaurant as he shows you how to make the perfect pasta!
Once the pasta is made The Chef will guide you through making the perfect sauces to accompany it. Then package up your pasta and sauce to enjoy with your family and friends.

Pasta Making Workshop
Saturday, March 5
12 pm - 4 pm

Sign up online at or contact our Culinary School Director at

Deal of the Day!!!

We just received a HUGE order from Bodum!

Come in today and receive 25% off all non-electrical Bodum products!

Don't forget to mention our blog or twitter!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Deal of the Day!!!

30% off Kapoosh Knife Blocks!

Come check them out!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Massimo Capra Book Signing!!!

Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra will be in our store signing copies of his new book!!!

Don't Miss Out!!!

Sunday, December 12 at 1pm!!!

Wellness Mats!!!!

Deal of the Day: Wellness Mats 25% off! 

Come into the store to try standing on one, or check out - you'll LOVE it!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Deal of the Day!!!

Waiting For the Deal of the Day? 

MyPressi Portable Espresso Maker!
30% off today only!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Great Deal on Le Creuset!!!

Today's 'Deal of the Day'!!!

25% off of Le Creuset Cast Iron OR Buy 2 and get 30% off of both!!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Get Cookin'!!!!!

Today's 'Deal of the Day'!!!!

Any piece of Cuisinox open stock cookware - 30% off today only!

Just mention our blog or twitter!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

30% off Glassware!

Today's 'Deal of the Day'!!!

30% off ALL Schott Zweisel Glassware!

Don't Miss It!!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Deal of the Day!

Great Deal!!!

25% off ALL John Boos Cutting Boards! They are beyond gorgeous!

Come check it out and don't forget to mention our blog or twitter in order to get the discount!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday Shopping Party!!!

Don't forget about our Holiday Shopping Party!!!!

Deal of the Day (and Tomorrow)!

Today and Tomorrow, 15% of ALL Knives!!!!

Come check it out! Don't forget to mention our Blog or Twitter in order to receive the discount!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Deal of the Day!!

25% off all  Kapoosh Knife Blocks!

These things are amazing!!!! Store various, any size knives in ONE block! Come check them out!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

25% off Bodum Products!


25% off All Non-Electrical Bodum Products!
Coffee Mugs, French Presses, Tea Pots and MORE!!!!

Make sure to mention our Blog or Twitter in order to receive the discount!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Basic Skills Workshop

As previously mentioned, we will be offering a Basic Skills Workshop, every Saturday in February.

This workshop is designed for people who want to learn basic cooking skills but who don't have the time or money to register in a full cooking course. The workshop is split into four sessions, and can be purchased separately so you can choose which skills you would like to learn:

Week 1: Knife Skills
Week 2: Roasting and Braising
Week 3: Steaming
Week 4: Searing, Sauteing and Grilling

$125/class. Sign up for all 4 classes and receive $100 back in a Nella Cucina Gift Card!!!!

To sign up or for more information:
Phone: 416.922.9055

Salt and Pepper Mills 25% Off!!!

Today's Deal of the Day!!!!

25% off ALL Salt and Pepper Mills (including shakers)!!!

Don't forget to mention that you follow our Blog or Twitter in order to receive the discount!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Deal of the Day

From now until Christmas we will be featuring a new "Deal of the Day", EVERYDAY!!!

Make sure to follow us here, on Twitter and on Facebook so you are always up to date on these amazing deals!

Today's "Deal of the Day":

Staub cast iron - 25% off one piece, or take 2 or more for 30% off each piece! 

Make sure to check back tomorrow for the next "Deal of the Day"!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Break Kid's Cooking Camp

Looking for a fun activity for your kids during their Holiday Break?

Sign them up for our Kid's Cooking Camp.
December 29 and 30, 10am - 3pm.
$75/day, attend one or both!

The kids will enjoy a full day of cooking and other activites! Check out our website for more info:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Baking Class Menu

Check out the menu for our Holiday Baking Class:

  • Mini Steamed Cranberry Pudding with Eggnog Sauce
  • Whipped Shortbread with Dried Cranberry and Toasted Coconut
  • Peanut Butter and Jam Bars
  • Orange and Almond Florentine on a Shortbread Crust
  • Almond Bark, Mars Bar Squares and other Holiday Confections
I don't know about you, but I'm drooling....

Register online at, by email or by phone 416.922.9055

Hurry up! Spots are filling up!

Valentine's Day Cooking Classes

We know it isn't even Christmas yet, but here at Nella Cucina we want to help you get a step ahead!

We just added three great Valentine's Day Classes to our schedule:
  • Valentine's Day Chocolate Making on Thursday, February 10
  • Couples in the Kitchen for Valentine's day on Saturday, February 12 OR Sunday, February 13
Check out the class descriptions and register online at our website:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Appetizer Menu

We just finalized the menu for our Holiday Appetizer class.

Register online at to learn how to make the following:

  • Lemon and Pinenut Mascarpone Stuffed Figs wrapped with Prosciutto
  • Phyllo Turkey and Cranberry Samosas with Pomegrante Glaze
  • Camembert Baked with Poached Pears, Candied Walnuts and Port-Balsamic Reduction
  • Roasted Beet and Pistachio Goat Cheese Log
  • Spicy Hummus with Smoky Sesae\me Oil served with Black Sesame Naan Bread
Hungry yet? Register Today!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Class: Indian Classics for Everyday

We just added a new class to our schedule...

Indian Classics for Everday
Tuesday, February 1, 2010

Looking for classic Indian dishes to prepare for everyday mealtimes? Then this is the class for you! Join mother and daughter team, Arvinda and Preena Chauhan of Arvinda's Indian Spice Blends in a delicious evening of classic Indian dishes you will make over and over again. This class will focus on important techniques used in Indian cuisine, giving you a foundation to build upon for all of your Indian cooking.

The menu, perfect for a comforting Winter meal, includes:
  • Masoor Dal: Red Lentil and Carrot Soup  served with Pappadums 
  • Aloo Gobi: Potato, Cauliflower and Pea Curry
  • Coconut Malabar Chicken Curry
  • Basmati Rice Pullao
  • Whole Wheat Handmade Chappatis
  • Authentic Masala Chai Tea
This class will be hands-on, and costs $95/person. You can register online at, by email at, or by phone 416.922.9055.

In the meantime, come check out Arvinda's Indian Spice Blends  in our store. The base to creating authentic and delicious Indian meals at home.

Arvinda's Spice Blends are available in many varieties
$7.20 each

Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Cooking Classes!

Halloween is over,  it's time to start preparing for the Holiday Season.

We've got you covered! Join us in our kitchen for our Holiday Appetizer and Holiday Baking classes. You will learn to make delicious dishes perfect for your own Holiday Parties or to bring to others.

For more information or to sign up please visit our website at, send me an email at or give the store a call at 416.922.9055.

We hope to see you 'in the kitchen' with us soon!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We're Getting Ready for the Holidays!

Can you believe its almost November? Time is flying by, but that just means the Holiday season is just around the corner. Here at Nella Cucina we are getting stocked up with perfect Holiday entertaining products and great gift ideas!

Just in today...

Gourmet du Village Dip Warmers, Dip Chillers and Dip Mixes.

Hot dips need to stay warm.  Now it is easy with this electric dip warmer.
2 dip mixes and recipes included.

Keep your dips chilled with this beautiful dip chiller, it stays cold far longer than regular ice cubes and is far less of a mess.
Dip mix and recipe included.
Assorted Colours. $14-$17

Easily make delicious dips with Gourmet du Village Dip Mixes.
Add a cup of sour cream and a cup of mayo and you've made a terrific dip in no time. These mixes are all natural and also make delicious spreads for sandwiches.
Assorted Flavours.
Each mix makes 2 cups of dip. $4 each.

Come by the store to pick up your Gourmet du Village products today!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nella Cucina's Cooking Workshops

Want to learn how to cook?

Don't have the time or money to enroll in a certification course?

COMING SOON: Nella Cucina's Cooking Workshops!

We will soon be offering 3-4 week workshops. Taking place on Saturday's starting in February. These workshops allow anyone to gain basic culinary experience. You can purchase these classes 'a la carte' or attend the whole workshop for the best value in culinary education!

In addition to the workshops we will be offering 'Chef' packages to go along with enrolment. Sign up and receive discounts on specially designed packages of essential chef utensils. These will be available in various price ranges.

Available Workshops
  • Basic Skills
  • Basic Italian
  • Basic French
  • and more!
Keep checking the blog for updates or email for more info!!!

Coming up in January

We just added some January classes to our Cooking School schedule.

You can find out more info and register online on our website

New classes include:
  • Winter Warm Up
  • An Evening in Tuscany
  • French Bistro
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Sauces and Marinades

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just in....

Look what we just got in stock!!!

Entertaining is easy and FUN when you have your guests over for a Raclette Party. The non-stick reversible grill / crêpe top is ideal for grilling meats and veggies, and is perfect for grilling sandwiches, eggs, bacon, pancakes, and dessert crêpes. Variable heat control and 1200 watts for fast heating. Includes 8 heat-resistant spatulas and raclette dishes.

Come into the store to check it out!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Product Line: Lékué

Just in time for the holiday season we just received a large shipment of Lékué products.

Lékué is a line of innovative products made of 100% Platinum Silicone.

Here are just some of the products that we have in store: 

Lemon Squeezer

Stretch Top Food Storage Lids
Prices Vary Depending on Size and Package
Cooking Mesh
Silicone Sushi Mat

Cocktail Ice Crusher
$35.00 for a Pack of Two
Decopen: Decorating Pen
$25.00 Includes Recipes and Two Nozzles
Check out the product website: for product info and even some instructional videos. Then make sure to stop by the store to pick some up! Perfect to help you prepare your Thanksgiving Feast this weekend! They will also make GREAT stocking stuffers this Holiday season!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Kid's Winter Break Cooking Camp

Are your kids glued to the Food Network? Are cookbooks scattered around your home? If you have an aspiring chef or foodie in your home treat them to a couple of days of hands-on cooking in our professional kitchen!

December 29 and 30th
10am - 3pm

We will be putting together "mini-chef" packages available to purchase along with the class, containing everything your little chef needs to continue cooking at home! More details to come....

For more details or to register go to our website

Planning a Holiday Party?

Nella Cucina Culinary School offers a unique culinary experience for your Holiday Party.
Featuring Hands-On Cooking Classes, 'Around the World' Cooking Stations, Cooking Competitons, and much, much more!

For more information or to book please contact our Cooking School Director at:

Your Complete Culinary Experience

Nella Cucina is your one stop culinary destination, offering commercial equipment and professional kitchen supplies. We are also the home of Toronto's finest culinary school and event venue.

This blog is to keep all you foodies out there informed about all upcoming events taking place in our store and cooking school. This includes sales, cooking classes, and much, much more!

Make sure to "follow" us so you don't miss out!!!