Virtual Live Risotto Provolone Fonduta with Luca Ciano


This is a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare delicious risotto with Provolone cheese, alongside chef Luca Ciano himself, from the comfort of your own home. On the Menu:

  • Risotto with caramelised Radicchio, crispy Guanciale, Mild Provolone Valpadana PDO Fonduta, Toasted Peppercorn
  • Recipe, grocery and equipment list will be provided in advance so you can cook along with Chef Luca Ciano
Buon Appetito!

What you’ll learn

  • How to create a much-beloved Italian dish: Risotto with Provolone Cheese.
  • A surprise bonus recipe demonstrated by Luca Ciano.
  • Expert knowledge and insights from Luca himself.
  • Recipe, grocery and equipment list will be provided in advance so you can cook along with Chef Luca Ciano

What you’ll get

  • A unique online live cooking experience creating a delicious dish guided by Luca Ciano himself.
  • A delicious risotto recipe to share with your loved ones in the comfort of your own home.
  • The grocery and equipment list in advance so you can cook along with Chef Luca Ciano.

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What to bring

  • Your love of Italian food and your appetite
  • Prepare your laptop

Do I get to eat the food I make?

Yes, and you are welcome to bring take away boxes if you want to bring home the leftovers.

Do you cater for people who have allergies?

In most cases we can, however as our number one priority is our students’ safety, we will advise you what precaution we will need to take. Please let us know your allergy once you reach the check-out page.

Can I drink during the class?

Yes, you can, we are fully licensed. You can purchase your drinks from us on the day. Please keep in mind that we will be using sharp tools and exposed to hot surfaces, and we reserve the right to refuse entry or ask students to leave the school if the staffs feel the person(s) is/are intoxicated or may cause harm to themselves or anyone else attending the scheduled class or event.

What is the minimum age/height to attend a class?

All adult classes are for 16 years and above. We permit children of 12 years old to 15 years old and at least 1.3m tall to safely reach our workbench, to attend our adult class so long as each child is accompanied by a responsible adult. Ratio 1 child: 1 adult. Please kindly inform us in the note section (no. of children & ages) when making the booking at the checkout page. For the safety of our students, we reserve the right to refuse entry if these conditions are not met.

Upon your arrival to VIVE Cooking School venue

  • Hand-sanitizer will be made available.
  • We recommend you to wear a face mask during the class.

During the cooking class session

  • Disposable food-grade gloves will be made available.
  • Individual eating-ware, drinking glass, water jugs will be provided at each workstation.

What is expected from our students

To combat the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, we can’t do it all alone, and we need your help. This is why we ask our students for the following:

  • Please respect the social distancing rules, and stay at your allocated workstations.
  • If you feel unwell before the class, please stay home and get in touch with us via email.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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About the Guest Chef: Chef Luca Ciano

Born and raised in the culinary capital of Milan, Italy. It was destiny that Luca inherited his passion for food and culinary exploration in his homeland. Luca’s interest and passion for food commenced with his Mum and Nonna when he was just eight years old, taking his first few steps with them in the direction of becoming a chef.

Luca’s established career includes the famous 2 Michelin-starred restaurant ”Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia” in Milan, as well as international roles at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Relais & Chateaux in Bermuda, and in Australia, his adopted homeland at the Sheraton on the Park, The Westin in Sydney and Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley.
In 2001/2002, he took part in the Salon Culinaire International de Londres Competition where he was awarded a medal for Senior Pasta Class, and a Merit Award in the Nestle’ Master Chef Grand Prix. A number of his signature dishes from Luca’s London roles have been published in Chefs of Distinction (2003 and 2004 editions).

In 2008 Luca joined Barilla Australia & Asia, where he established the iconic “Casa Barilla” cooking school, where he developed a catalogue of regular hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations in Sydney. Based on regional Italian gastronomy, and showcasing the variety of Italy’s cuisine, Luca has travelled with this concept around Australia, New Zealand across Asia.

In 2012 Luca was awarded in Italy by APCI (Professional Italian Chef Association) ‘Les Toques Blanches D’Honneur’, honorary professional career award.
Luca was a contributor to the Australian BBC Good Food Magazine from 2010-2013, where several of his signature Italian regional dishes have been published on a regular basis. Luca currently consults for restaurants, hotels, magazines and Italian brands in Australia and around the world, providing guidance and assistance in their daily operations, as well as part of his ambassador roles. Luca has appeared on Channel 7’s The Morning Show, ABC & 2GB Radio and TVSN.
In 2015, Luca released his own signature product range which includes hand made pasta sauces and Olive Oils and his best selling cookbook, LUCA’S SEASONAL JOURNEY, was released in April.

Samantha Heap
Samantha Heap
Had an amazing experience with VIVE COOKING SCHOOL. I participated in the laksa cooking class and the chef and assistant chef made the experience super easy and fun. The ingredients are all measured and prepared. The chef demonstrates and then you follow. It was such a great experience to cook with foods and spices I don’t usually cook with. Whilst being in an environment with amazing and helpful people. Other guest were very nice and overall an experience I’d highly recommended to anyone.
Sandra Deeth
Sandra Deeth
My daughter & I enjoyed a wonderful 3 hours at Vive's Live Like a Roman cooking class last night making Beef Carpaccio & Gnocchi and watching how to make Tiramisu. Mikoko demonstrated clearly and cheerfully, making it easier to replicate the meals. The food was delicious and these cooking classes are a great way to liven up your kitchen, teach you techniques & meet new food enthusiasts. Thanks to Sirto too (hope I have the name right)! Loved it, wholly recommend this and we will do other classes.
Theodora Cambouris
Theodora Cambouris
amazing and lots of fun, the chef on the day 'Jodie' is very engaging, makes cooking an experience and has a wealth of knowledge - highly recommend Vive Cooking School
Naomi Lam
Naomi Lam
Fun, well organised, beautiful kitchen and fantastic team. The molecular gastronomy course I did is one of a kind in Australia, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this exciting branch of culinary art!
Zinnia Oringo
Zinnia Oringo
My husband and I together with our couple friends did the Singapore Chilli Crab cooking class with Julie and we had the best time! I learnt so much and I can't wait to cook Singapore Chilli Crab with friend Mantou! We will definitely do more cooking classes with Vive Cooking School!
John Laing
John Laing
What a great way to spend an evening! Fun, educational and delicious! We did the Asian Street Food course on Fri 19th Jan, and had an absolute ball. We’re already planning out next foray into cooking. I would highly recommend getting a group of friends together and doing a VIVE cooking course. 😁👍🏼
Jilly and Dan Collins
Jilly and Dan Collins
A thoroughly enjoyable evening spent at VIVE cooking school at their French cooking class. Made to feel very welcome and not intimidating, accessible for all levels. Jodie, the chef was fantastic - knowledgeable, great teacher and entertaining! We all got to enjoy what we made straight after the class too. Great gift option.
Catherine Stephenson
Catherine Stephenson
We had a great time at Vive. Jodie and Serta were fantastic, very supportive and explained the process well. We will be back!! The paella and churros were delicious!!
Sherman Fernandes
Sherman Fernandes
One of the best Cooking classes my wife ande ever have been to. We went to the thai cuisine class. Definately recommend this to anyone