Food is life, and family and heritage are the essence.

When I cook, my nonna cooks, my mamma cooks. They flow through me and help me to connect, nourish and communicate.

My Mission

All my experiences have brought me here. My passion to pass on the joy of life through Sicilian cooking is the driver for these cooking classes. My decades of work as a Sicilian chef have taught me that food can heal, food can link you to a forgotten heritage, food can stir up and reveal the essence of who you are.

It is my mission to inspire you to connect with your food and to appreciate it as more than simply nourishment or fuel. The process of sourcing beautiful ingredients, deciding what to cook to suit the season and the mood, then cooking in your own kitchen and finally, sitting down with your family and sharing a meal together is the greatest gift I can give you. Communicating your love and history and sense of self through food will be the greatest gift you can pass on to your family.

Sicily 2017

Want to embrace all of Carmela’s heritage, love of food and life?

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Cooking with Tomatoes by Carmela D'Amore

Cooking with Tomatoes by Carmela D'Amore

05 May 2016

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C when in season; they also are an important ingredient to use in Italian pasta dishes, commencing from the very traditional Napolitana sauce to your extravagant Pescatore Marinara.

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The Italian Heart by Carmela D'Amore

The Italian Heart by Carmela D'Amore

22 April 2016

Walking you into this heart is the only way that I can explain to you how wonderful and majestic it is. It comes from the creation of this universe that has been designed especially to celebrate the love of life.

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