2017 Program Coming Soon!

MarketPlace Leichhardt Cooking Stage


Presented by Casa e Cucina

hr Regional Italian Cooking Marquee

Come and join us for a fun day of cooking entertainment at this years Norton Street Italian Festa.

This year’s cooking marquee will focus on regional Italian cooking where you can chat with the chefs and learn the secrets of Italian cooking directly from the Masters of Italian Cuisine!

The Nonnas will cook their home made dishes in the ‘Nonni in Cucina’ and share the food amongst the lucky onlookers.

Our talented chefs will demonstrate and prepare authentic Italian dishes from various regions of Italy and share their passion for Italian food.




Taste the food of Abruzzo by Silvia Colloca, actress, opera singer, cookbook author and amazing cook!

Enzo Guarino, MC of the Festa cooking stage said, “This year will be a spectacular tasting treat for lovers of Italian food. In addition to our great local Italian chefs Paolo Gatto and Christian Colognesi will cook regional Italian dishes from all over Italy, Luke and Scott of My Kitchen Rules fame will demonstrate Italian food ‘clean living’ style, and Silvia Colloca from upcoming Made in Italy on SBS will treat us to a family favourite dish from Abruzzo.”

Born and raised in Milan, Silvia spent most of her summers growing up in Abruzzo, a region east of Rome, where her mother came from. It was here that Silvia began her love of food from the hills and mountains of the region that is simple, wholesome and nutritious.