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

Saturday 27th July: 3pm

Gennaro Contaldo

Italian chef, TV star and award-winning author Gennaro Contaldo will star at this year’s Festival. Italian cookery icon Gennaro will be performing a live cookery demo, Q and A and book signing at the Festa on Saturday 27th July at 3.00pm in the Festa Pavilion. The event will be free to attend.

Carmela's Kitchen

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

Maurizio Cecco

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


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