CATERING students at Kendal College are to be treated to a masterclass in traditional Bolognese cookery.

Stefano Corvucci, head and founder of CIBO – the Culinary Institute of Bologna, in Italy – is a firm upholder of traditional Bolognese cookery and tutors amateur and professional chefs at the city’s only purpose-built cookery school.

Bologna is regarded as 'the home of the very best in Italian cuisine' and gave the world tortelloni, ragu, tagliatelle, among other things.

Stefano, who will be making his first trip to Cumbria - on his first ever visit to the UK - said: “I am passionate about authentic Bolognese cooking, so to have the opportunity to tutor some of the UK’s top chefs of the future is fantastic.”

During his visit to Kendal College, the chef will share the tips and techniques underpinning traditional Bolognese cookery and explain his approach to cooking.

He will demonstrate the art of making authentic Bolognese sauce, tomato sauce and Bolognese sausage sauce, as well as focusing on pasta.

A trained lawyer by profession, Stefano will also showcase his risotto techniques and explain how to make the perfect broths for meat, shellfish and fish risotto dishes.

Chef lecturer Yannick Lequitte, of Kendal College, said: “We know how important it is to form strong links with people in the industry as education and industry need to go hand in hand.

"We work with lots of local businesses and producers who regularly come into the college to run demonstrations and speak to the students about their experiences but this will be the first time we’ve had a traditional Italian focused masterclass."

Stefano has many tales to tell, cooking as he does with foodies from all over the world as well as dealing with customers dining at his two restaurants in Bologna.

He will be hosted by Kendal College on Monday (November 16).