About Nico Moretti
About Nico Moretti
Nico Moretti grew up in London, Canada where his father, Vito Moretti, started the city’s first Italian restaurant in the 1950’s. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Nico worked within the oil industry in Australia for 10 years, before leaving it all behind, to pursue his passion for food & entertaining by establishing his own cooking school – Cooking Passions – in 2002.
Cooking Passions now offers participants over 30 different cooking experiences, where they can come along and learn to prepare easy and impressive recipes to replicate at home. Classes are limited to 10-12 people to ensure that everyone can join in, ask questions, and most of all, enjoy all the dishes prepared in the session.
“I’m not a chef, but having grown up in my father’s Italian restaurant and my mother’s kitchen, food in my Italian upbringing was not only a passion, but a religion. I love food, any food and I love cooking and sharing my passion for food with other people.”
The classes are limited to 10-12 people, so everyone gets a front row seat to see, smell, & most importantly eat, all of the dishes created in the classes. “We’ve designed each of our Cooking Passions classes, so that the classes are very relaxed and social, with all our recipes incredibly simple to prepare, but designed to impress, because for me, that’s what eating and entertaining is all about – minimal effort and maximum enjoyment – shared with people you care for. People can bring along a bottle of wine; sit back, relax and enjoy a couple of hours out with friends; and leave with some easy and impressive recipes to prepare at home.”
“All of our Cooking Passions recipes have been designed so they are nice and easy to follow and prepare, and that’s the attraction for a lot of our clients – they know that when they get home they’re going to be able to do them there and have a new set or recipes to add to their current repertoire. Making it simple also helps to re-inspire people back to the kitchen (if they’d left) or to give people the confidence to say…” I can do that !”