The Live Cookery Theatre will showcase a host of Italian chefs and masterclasses from Manchester to Italy and beyond.

Saturday @ 11am for kids, 1.15pm for adults. Sunday 11am for kids, 12noon for adults

Carmela's Kitchen

Join Carmella Hayes of Carmela's kitchen for a hands on workshop making some beautiful pasta, as only she does!

Sunday 15th July 2.30pm

Gianfranco Iervolino

One of the world’s most renowned pizza chefs & a regular on Italian TV & radio he’s also known for his Neapolitan singing!

Saturday 14th July @ 2.30pm and Sunday 15th July @ 5pm

Carlo Molon

An exciting and influential cook, Carlo is currently Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotel on Lake Como. He’ll be bringing his modern and experimental twists on Italian flavours to the Festa.

Saturday 14th July @ 2.30pm

Maurizio Cecco

Maurizio, of authentic Neapolitan restaurant Salvi’s (founders of the Festival) will be showing of his Italian heritage.

Saturday 14th July @ 4pm

Aperol Spritz

Join Aperol Ambassador for a masterclass on how to make the perfect Aperol.

Saturday 14th July @ 12noon

Proove Pizza making

Join Proove as they demonstrate the art of the perfect pizza!

Sunday 15th July @ 15.45pm

Pasta Factory

Join pasta factory as they demonstrate how to make the perfect pasta!

Sunday 15th July @ 1.15pm

Francesco Scafuri

Francesco Scafuri from Tre Ciccio shows you how to create potted beef and paté ravioli, served in a creamy porcini mushroom sauce


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Join us for a celebration of all things Italian right in the heart of the city centre