Tutti a Tavola!

Online Cooking Experiences

ICCO Canada and True Italian Taste are bringing you our brand-new Tutti a Tavola series of online cooking classes. During this series we will show you how to prepare authentic Italian dishes with specific DOP/IGP products. We will go over their qualities, characteristics, and the health benefits of incorporating them into your everyday diet with the help of Chef Roberto Fracchioni: his recipes will be created specifically for you and he will reveal all his secrets for a perfect preparation. During each class, a media/influencer guest will engage in a conversation with Chef Roberto. Let’s dive deep into the world of quality and authenticity of a healthier Mediterranean diet!

CLASS SCHEDULE

Tue, June 1, 2021

Speck Alto Adige IGP, Montasio – Panino di Montagna & Insalata Seria
Guest influencer: Jenny Arena
In collaboration with
Jan K Overweel

Tue, June 8, 2021

Coppa Piacentina DOP, Taleggio DOP –  Pasta Priminverno
Guest influencer: Jenny Arena
In collaboration with
Jan K Overweel

Tue, June 15, 2021

Guest influencer: Julie Miguel
TBC

Tue, June 29, 2021

Guest influencer: Michelle Jobin
TBC

Tue, July 6, 2021

Guest influencer: Michelle Jobin
TBC

Tue, July 13, 2021

TBC

Tue, July 20, 2021

TBC

Tue, July 27, 2021

TBC

Roberto Fracchioni Roberto Fracchioni hails from two of the finest food-producing regions in the world: the Emilia-Romagna district of Italy and the Niagara region of Canada. Chef Fracchioni began his culinary training in the kitchens of some of Canada’s most prestigious restaurants. He joined Niagara’s Inn on the Twenty, and in 2000 he was appointed Executive Chef. His career then led him to become Executive Chef at the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Millcroft Inn & Spa for five years. Chef Fracchioni moved to Toronto in 2010 to open Monk Kitchen at Templar Hotel. In 2014, Chef Fracchioni helped to open Flor De Sal, a Toronto fine dining restaurant. In 2016, he moved on to the kitchens at the country luxe destination of Hockley Valley Resort. Chef Fracchioni currently lends his skills as a mentor and business advisor to cooks and restaurateurs throughout Ontario, while teaching at the culinary program of Centennial College in Toronto. Chef Fracchioni has been working with ICCO Canada on the True Italian Taste project since 2017, for the promotion of authentic Italian food and cuisine in Ontario and is the Canadian Brand Ambassador for Prosciutto di Parma.

PARTICIPATING INFLUENCERS

Jenny Arena

Jenny Arena

Food Writer

Jenny Arena is a food writer who delves into the history and origins of food.  She journals the stories and traditions of Italian cuisine, while developing recipes of her own. Jenny has been journaling stories and recipes in her blog Fables and Focaccia for over a decade.  Her passion for the culinary arts expands into hosting curated pop-up dinners and cooking classes for which she has been featured on local media.
Julie Miguel

Julie Miguel

Digital Content Producer

Julie Miguel is a digital content producer with a specialization in food media as well as an active food blogger. The focus of her blog, Daily Tiramisu, is to empower home cooks to be fearless in the kitchen and she does this by taking traditionally difficult recipes and making them easier to execute. Cooking is something that Julie has always been fiercely passionate about.

Julie’s food media career began after she placed 7th on the inaugural season of CTV’s MasterChef Canada. Since then, she started her blog and has made numerous appearances on CTV Your Morning, The Marilyn Denis Show, Fridge Wars and other National and Local Television channels. Julie continues to make regular appearances as a culinary expert on Cityline as well as hosting live cooking segments.

Michelle Jobin

Michelle Jobin

TV Personality & Producer

Michelle Jobin is a television personality and spokesperson with almost two decades of experience in broadcast and online media. After producing and hosting 54 episodes of Dining Toronto, Michelle has become a fixture in the city’s food scene. In 2020, Michelle and co-host Jasmine Baker launched Breaking Bread, a podcast that leverages their industry connections to delve into what’s happening behind the scenes in Toronto’s best kitchens. From social justice to new food trends—no topic is off the table on Breaking Bread. Michelle often appears as an emcee or spokesperson, both on-camera and for live audiences. She has hosted a number of high-profile events including Taste of Toronto, Global Citizen Forum, S. Pellegrino Young Chef competition, Interac Dinner in Black, Chefs for Change and the inaugural Nespresso Café Gourmand competition in Toronto.