5 star rating: Highly Recommended 349 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Meet Chef Giovanni and learn how to cook a four-course Tuscan banquet in a private home in the heart of Florence! Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group Italian cooking class, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable food expert.

Whether you're a cooking enthusiast or a novice, this full-day cooking class promises to be fun and entertaining. You'll source produce from a local market, a unique opportunity to meet Italian locals and best of all, you can wow friends and family with your Tuscan recipes when you return home.


  • Small group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Relaxed cooking class in the home of English-speaking Italian
  • Learn to cook a Tuscan meal with Chef Giovanni in a private kitchen
  • Purchase ingredients in the Florence Central Market
  • Small group Italian cooking lesson in Florence

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence

First, you'll take a trip to the Florence Central Market, shopping with Chef Giovanni to pick up the ingredients for your lunch. Meeting the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens, you will learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients and how to barter to get the best price. You'll also taste local food and wines.

Then it's time to start your cooking lesson in a private kitchen in Florence. During this true hands-on experience, you will learn how to prepare bruschetta, fresh home-made pasta, and a main course, accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines.

And at the end of your lesson your reward will be the delicious lunch you have prepared, under the watchful eye of Chef Giovanni.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had booked this tour before leaving for Europe; there weren't many loco king schools to choose from and online reviews sounded ok, so we took the chance and I'm so pleased we did. What a fantastic day we had! We were "upgraded" and had the deluxe cooking school experience with a small group totalling 13. Our professional chef Paul took us for a quick but highly informative tour of the indoor food market, and then we all set off into the Tuscan hills to a wonderful old Villa - we couldn't believe our luck.
Paul taught us to make Tiramisu, two types of pasta and he made different sauces to go with them, along with a delicious salad; all with ingredients bought that morning at the market. This was accompanied by local wines - bellissima!
The combination of our fabulous, enthusiastic and engaged group (all so lovely and friendly); our great Chef Paul (so patient! And a great cook!!); the magnificent setting - they make films about places like this... And the wonderful food and wine, made for one of the most memorable days of our holiday.
If you're thinking about doing something like this, I can only say - do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was entrataining , great staff . Perfectly organized and very much hands on. Will do it again next time I am back .

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