An authentic culinary experience with a famous Florentine Chef!
Meet one of our famous and charismatic chefs and learn how to cook a nice Tuscan meal in the heart of Florence!
The day begins with a trip to the Central Market to go shopping with the chef, picking up the freshest ingredients for your lunch. Meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens and learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients and taste local and typical products!
Learn how to make authentic, Italian Pizza and Gelato – a fun cooking class for kids too!
Under the guidance of a professional pizza chef, called a Pizzaiolo, you will make your own pizza - stretch it, sauce it, bake it, slice it. The chef will teach you the key techniques in making a soft and flexible dough and the trick for a flavorful yet light tomato sauce so you can make this pizza at home!
Under the guidance of your fun and friendly Italian host Fabio, Monica or Federico, who are passionate about Italian cooking, immerse yourself in Italian life to discover the gastronomic delights of Rome.
The day begins with a walking tour of the chef's favorite food shops leading to the famous Rome outdoor food market - Campo de' Fiori.
Your day begins with a trip out to Mazzano Romano. Located a short drive away from the bustling center of Rome is the medieval village of Mazzano, an oasis of calm and beauty and the setting for your cooking class. Steeped in natural beauty, Mazzano with its clean environment is a popular retreat for many Roman families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Rome’s city center.
Along with Master Chef Carmen, you will learn to prepare an authentic Neapolitan meal, while following traditional recipes that have been passed down for generations. Each class is held in a comfortable homely environment and it is unique in its own way with different menus to prepare that can consist of pasta (gnocchi or ravioli), meat or fish and typical Italian dessert! All dishes will be prepared with the most genuine and fresh ingredients- After all, you are in Italy!
This morning you will start the tour with a visit to the fresh food market where you will be captured by the smell of baked goods, hand-made pasta, cheese, fish, meat, vegetable and fruit. A paradise for food lovers! However to fully understand the true essence of Genoa, there is nothing better than a traditional pesto lesson in a small restaurant located in the historical center of this ancient town. Grabbing your mortar and pestle, your skillful teacher will reveal the secret process to making their famous pesto sauce. Then, enjoy a relaxing light lunch with the meal you prepared.
Learn the secrets of Italian cuisine during this hands-on cooking class at a beautiful venue in Verona's historical center. With an experienced Italian chef by your side, prepare classic Italian dishes such as hand-made fresh pasta, bruschetta and Tiramisù — all from scratch using the freshest ingredients available — and then enjoy your home-cooked meal together while sipping fine Valpolicella wine. Take the recipe book with you to recreate this fabulous Italian meal at home for your friends!
Learn the secrets of Italian Cuisine during this hands-on cooking class at a beautiful loft-style cooking school in Verona’s historical center. With an experienced Italian chef by your side, you will prepare your customized menu (provided in advance). You will then have the chance to enjoy your delicious home-cooked meal while sipping fine Valpolicella wine. What makes the food so amazing is the use of fresh, high quality ingredients and basic cooking techniques that enhance the natural flavors of the food.
Learn the secrets of Italian Gelato during this hands-on cooking class at a beautiful loft-style cooking school in Verona’s historical center. With an experienced Italian chef by your side, you will learn the secrets on how to make ice cream and fresh fruit sorbet from scratch.
Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.
This morning you will meet your chef at a centrally located restaurant in Taormina. You will take a short walk to the outdoor market to purchase fresh fruit and vegetable and other ingredients you will need for your cooking lesson. Then you will return to the restaurant to learn how to prepare traditional Sicilian dishes. The lesson will conclude with a taste of your own creations accompanied by a glass of wine.
Meeting point will be at a central location. Details will be provided in final documents.
Enjoy a cooking course in a typical 18th century home and learn how to cook typical local recipes! Today you will meet your chef directly in Palermo city center and walk with her to the outdoor market through many stands with fresh fish, fruit, vegetables, spices and other local food. Under the guidance of your chef, you will select the freshest seasonal ingredients that you will use during the cooking class to make a delicious meal.
An intimate, authentic culinary experience with an English-speaking professional restaurant chef! Great for beginners and experienced cooks alike!
The day begins with a trip to the famous “Middle Market” (Mercato di Mezzo) in Bologna to go shopping with the chef, picking up the freshest ingredients for your class.
An intimate, authentic culinary experience with a chef or a Nonna!
You will be welcomed to their home and you will learn how to cook an authentic Bolognese meal: home-made pasta from scratch, Bolognese sauce for the pasta and a dessert.
The lesson will conclude with a taste of your own creations accompanied by a glass of wine.
Exact meeting point and time will be provided in final documents.
Immerse yourself in the flavors and secrets of the Italian Cuisine with a small group hands-on cooking class and discover where Florentines buy their fresh products.
With your professional and passionate Chef, stroll through the old town and visit the historic food shops, Bottegas, in the most authentic district in town – the Oltrarno. You will taste some typical products and buy the ingredients for your cooking class.
An old mill surrounded by olive groves and vineyards is the perfect setting for a small group cooking class. Grabbing your mortar and pestle, your skillful teacher will reveal the traditional process to making their famous basil-based pesto sauce. Enjoy a wonderful tasting of the Pesto you prepared along with some local specialties and a glass of wine.
If your hotel is not located in Portofino, you can reach Portofino by public boat or by public bus (depending on the weather and sea conditions - tickets not included).
Take an adventure to the authentic village of Chiavari and learn how to make the pesto sauce in Sestri Levante. As you walk through the maze-like alleyways in Chiavari, you will discover the old city center exclusive shops, and (on Fridays) the bustling market of this medieval town. Have the chance to see an artisan’s workshop who continues to honor the villages’ ancient traditions. The artisan creates handmade wooden stamps that are used to produce the shape of this regions famous Corzetti Pasta.
Take the day to be immersed in the traditions and authentic food culture of Liguria and Italy. What better way is there to do this, than to dine in a Ligurian family home where they will cook their traditional dishes. Become a guest in their home and enjoy a classic Italian meal experience made with local, fresh ingredients using recipes passed down from their grandmothers. You will learn to cook some of the most famous local dishes and then sit together and enjoy the meal prepared, along with some delicious wine.
Take a traditional Tuscan cooking class in Siena to learn the secrets of this delicious cuisine!
You will attend a private cooking class in a lovely family run restaurant with a beautiful panoramic terrace just above Monterosso. Your Chef will show you how to make the most famous recipes from this beautiful region including the traditional pesto sauce, the frisceu (fried dough), and hand-made pasta. At the end of the lesson have the pleasure of enjoying this tasty meal, along with some delicious wine from Cinque Terre.
The meeting point is in Monterosso al Mare.
Enjoy a private cooking class at a Florentine signora's beautiful home located in the outskirt of Florence. The house was built in the 11th century as a lookout tower. Later, it became the residence of Francesco Granacci, a successful painter in the 16th century and one of Michelangelo’s close friends, and for this reason it was named “Casa del Pittore” (Painter’s house). It’s now a gorgeous renovated stone farmer’s house on a hilltop overlooking Florence.
An intimate, authentic culinary experience with a famous Florentine Chef! Great for beginners and experienced cooks alike!
The day begins with a trip to a farmers' market in Florence to go shopping with the Chef, picking up the freshest ingredients for your class. Meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens and learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients and taste local and typical products!
Learn how to make authentic, Italian Pizza and Gelato in a Tuscan farmhouse!
After a 30-minute ride in a comfortable minivan, you will reach the beautiful setting of your cooking class. First, learn how to grow organic vegetables by exploring the school’s little garden with the chef and, if available, hand pick the vegetables and Tuscan herbs right from the plants. What you will pick will depend on the season.