Angelo Bean Italian Cooking Studio is officially closed

I will honour the few unredeemed gift certificate vouchers. Please contact me for details.

Having not hosted cooking classes for almost two years due to the prolonged pandemic restrictions, and living quietly in our rural home in Prince Edward County, has led me to embrace a simpler lifestyle closer to nature.

Operating the cooking studio was a long-held dream of mine, and I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to see it fulfilled.  Thank you to all who supported this endeavour.

2021 Studio Update


I am sorry to advise that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the need to social distance for the foreseeable future, I have made the difficult decision to not reopen my cooking studio in 2021.

If you have an unredeemed gift certificate, please contact me at or 416-427-4053 to discuss options.

I look forward to the day when we are all vaccinated against this terrible virus and can get together to enjoy wine, food and fellowship. Until then, stay safe and well.



P.S. Those of you who have attended a class in the past may like to know that I’ve been putting the lockdown to good use, practicing guitar and adding to my musical repertoire. Check out “La Cantina Acustica di Angelo Bean” on YouTube if you’d like to see the results.

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Cooking Studio Fall Classes Update

During the spring and summer, Karen and I have taken advantage of the COVID restrictions to take care of many things that needed to be done at our home/studio in the County. The cork trail is almost ready for outdoor workshops next year.

We are flattered by the daily requests for private classes in the fall, but we think it is best to wait until there is a strong evidence of recovery.

This fall there will be no additional classes scheduled. After consulting with participants we have decided to proceed with the handful of classes booked before the COVID outbreak, with only three to four people registered per class, providing there is no new outbreak of cases.

This winter we will re-evaluate the situation and decide on a course of action for 2021. Already it is clear that we will run only private classes, booked well in advance, where participants are all part of the same social bubble.

If you are a gift certificate holder, do not worry, we will honor our commitment to you. If we cannot fit you into a scheduled class, we will run one especially for you.

Throughout my life I always believed and acted on unexpected events as a catalyst to change and an opportunity to do something new, exciting and better.

Let’s all be responsible and take this as an opportunity to simplify our lives and be better caring people.


Karen & Angelo

Summer Classes Cancelled

Ciao Amici,

I have made the difficult decision to cancel my summer class schedule.  After careful consideration I have concluded that my studio layout combined with the hands-on nature of my classes make it impossible to proceed while following public health guidelines for physical distancing.  I will not compromise my guests’ health or the experience provided.

I am hoping to resume in September, but will only do so if the physical distancing requirements have been lifted.

If you received a gift certificate to one of my classes and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at

I am disappointed that I won’t be seeing you over the summer, but I’m keeping busy with landscaping and home improvement projects. And, I now have time to make my wine-infused artisanal sausages again! I’ll be sharing details on social media over the coming weeks on how to get them.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy summer. Until we meet again…



Spring Classes Cancelled

Ciao Amici,

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation all classes scheduled to the end of June have been cancelled. If you were registered in a spring class you will have already received a full refund.

I am monitoring the situation closely and following Public Health directives. I will post updates to this site.

Stay safe and healthy. I look forward to seeing you when life returns to normal.

Best wishes,