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Professional Chef Certificate
2014 April 14th
Accademia Italiana Chef
I got Professional Chef Certificate
Examination Committee Review about my dishes:
ERIKA ELIA – PROFESSIONAL CHEF Erika has amazed the entire Commission for the passion towards the kitchen consistently demonstrated during the course and in the examination and the extreme accuracy and precision in the preparation of her dishes. Passion and precision, flair and concreteness, all factors that Erika has demonstrated very well knowing how to use the stove. She made her debut with a starter of artichoke mousse with sea bass tartare in blackberry vinegar, followed by a first course of soup crab from Argentario with a shrimps and prawns bisque in a bread crust; all prepared with an impeccable technical. Passed with flying colors amazing the examination committee with her signature dishes, is now ready for a bright career!
Examination Committee Review about my dishes (in Italian)
They Say About Us
(our Students, our Customers)
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience yesterday. we had such a good time, and the food was amazing!
Many, many thanks to both you and Paola for last night’s cooking class. We all had a great evening, enjoyed your company very much and had a lot of fun preparing the food. It was delicious as well and we shall look forward to finishing the food off tonight! We hope you had a good journey home and wish you every success in the future. We shall definitely recommend you and tell to the agencie of our experience. Best wishes,
We recently did a cooking class at our villa in Tuscany with Erika and her terrific assistant, Paola. We had 8 people in our group, ages 18 to 60, with varying levels of cooking skills. I have done a lot of cooking classes, and Erika’s rates very high on my list. We scheduled the class for the day we arrived in Italy. Erika and Paola were at the villa, setting up, when we arrived. They patiently waited for us to get settled, and then jumped right in. Erika is talented as a chef AND as a teacher. She was patient, funny, and delightful all evening. The menu was varied, and she modified it on the fly (I don’t like coffee, and when I asked if tiramisu can be made without it, she grabbed some dark chocolate she had with her and improvised – it was fabulous!) After the pasta was made, and the bruschetta consumed, Erika and Paola served us and cleaned up as if they had never been there. We only wish we had scheduled them for more nights during our stay. Next time!
thank you for excellent pictures and cooking session. Your event and enthusiastic leadership really made our trip complete!
Dear Erika ,
We all loved your passion and ability to create a wonderful atmosphere !
This was a priceless experience and memory from our trip.
We will be recommending you and look forward to next time we visit your beautiful region.
Vi var 13 personer (8 voksne og 5 barn) som leide Villa en uke i juli.
Ferien ble toppet opp av flere besøk av den utrolige gode og sjarmerende kokken Erika Elia fra “Cuocheinvacanza Cuciniamo Con Voi” (søk opp navnet på Facebook). Helt utrolig mat og Erika skaper herlig stemning hver gang! Uansett om du bor sørover mot Maremma eller opp mot Lucca osv så kan Erika komme kjørende. Hun kjøper inn, lager mat og rydder/vasker.
We were 13 people (8 adults and 5 children) who rented a Villa one week in July.The holiday was topped by several visits to the incredible good and charming chef Erika Elia from “Cuocheinvacanza cuciniamo con voi” (look for the name on Facebook). Absolutely amazing food and Erika creates a wonderful atmosphere every time! If you live in Tuscany, (Lucca, Pisa, Florence etc.) Erika and her team then drove toward your home. She buys, cooks and cleans up the kitchen.
Pardon my delayed email.
Thank you so much for all of your efforts. The visit was a highlight of the trip to Italy for the entire group. It is difficult to impress restaurateurs and chefs and I know that you dishes did.
Not enough thanks and not enough praise. I look forward to seeing you again.
Just wanted to thank you again for coming to our apt last night to cook with us! We all had a great night and enjoyed meeting you!! We ate the ravioli again tonight and it was just as delicious !!
Robyn, Marc,Tess and Meredith
We had a great time yesterday and really enjoyed the cooking class.
We are still enjoying the wonderful flavours as part of our dinner this evening.We did the sage and butter sauce again on the tagliatelle that was left over. I think we may have enough for lunch tomorrow !!!!!. We also used the lovely tomato sauce on bread again it is most delicious.
You have given us many happy memories to bring home to Ireland.
Mary Paul Ha Thi and Danh.
Fantastic cooking, nice evening! Can absolutely be recommanded 🙂
Once again thanks again for making a fabulous meal for my guests from Norway and waiting so patiently while they were stuck in traffic.
They were really impressed! Five stars all round:)