Valentina Harris

Valentina is a passionate Italian cook and award-winning author with more than 30 books to her name.

Tracing her family back to 1369 through the illustrious Sforza dynasty, Valentina is the youngest member of a large Anglo-Italian family of gourmets. Educated in Italy, Valentina brought her qualifications for teaching and cooking from Rome to London in 1976.

Valentina is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher, and is passionate about sharing her food philosophy, techniques, stories, and experiences both with food and its intricate history, plus solid and unique kitchen techniques.

As a regular face at food festivals in the UK, Valentina stills finds time to share her expertise and love of Italian food by hosting courses, plus can be found regularly contributing to radio, TV, newspapers, and magazines.

As proud President of the London chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier, Valentina is actively committed to strengthening the position of professional women in the world of food, beverage and hospitality, and uses her wealth of experience to mentor young women who dream of a career within it.

Valentina Harris's Courses

Sat 8th Jun 2019 (1 available dates) Almost gone

Seasonal Pasta Making with Valentina Harris

Impress your friends & family with your newfound pasta making skills following this masterclass with Italian chef Valentina Harris.

Sun 9th Jun 2019 (1 available dates) £185.00

Seasonal Gnocchi & Risotto with Valentina Harris

Wish you could make delicious, authentic gnocchi & risotto? Let renowned Italian chef Valentina Harris show you tips, techniques & mouth-watering recipes.

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