Experienced home bakers and culinary professionals, take note: the Mediterranean Culinary Academy (MCA) has launched a new course that is focused on helping you refine your baking skills.

The four-day Artisan Bread and Pizza course, held from 9-12 November, will be led by internationally esteemed chef and expert on Artisan Baking, Chef Porzia Vitali.

“We are honoured to welcome Chef Porzia Vitali to the Academy to lead this exciting new course on the art of Artisan Baking,” shares Kurt Mifsud, MCA Founder and CEO. “While experienced home bakers will love this course, it has been developed specifically with those already in the industry in mind, such as Culinary Arts students, those in catering companies, chefs, or anyone who wants to master their baking skills.”

Chef Porzia Vitali is an expert baker who specialises in bread, gastronomy, pastry, pizza and event catering and banqueting from her family-run bakery. Through the four-day course, Chef Vitali will guide you on a range of topics and techniques including selecting the correct flour for, and the baking of, different types of dough, yeast and fermentation, how to make and properly taste various types of bread, and bread boule preparation and fermentation.

Apart from mastering the equipment, baking utensils, kitchen timings and organisation involved in the process, you will also learn how to make Neapolitan style pizza ‘Pizza al taglio’, a tomato sauce preparation for pizza and how to properly use mozzarella.

Priced at just €600, the course will be held in both Italian and English, after which you will receive a certificate of participation.

The MCA is the first educational establishment of its kind in the region and the first product-driven food academy in the world. It offers both home cooks and culinary professionals a wide range of technical culinary abilities, with education, professionalism and sustainability at its core.

The Artisan Bread and Pizza [Pro] course will take place at The Pod, Spinola Park, St Julian’s from 9 to 12 November 2020 from 10am to 4pm daily. More information about this and other courses available at the MCA is available online at www.mcamalta.com.

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Chef Porzia Vitali