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Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

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From $79.71

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  • 4 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Try your hand in an Italian kitchen on this cooking class in Florence. Set in a palace in the heart of the city, learn how to whip up an authentic 4-course dinner with the help of an expert instructor. Craft Tuscan classics such as fresh pasta, chicken stew and tiramisu for dessert. Reward your hard work afterward with a feast of your creations, paired with delicious Tuscan wine. Numbers are limited to 16 in this small-group workshop in order to keep your experience intimate.
  • Create a 4-course menu with guidance from an expert local chef
  • Enjoy your dishes over dinner with complimentary Tuscan wine
  • Receive a recipe booklet to recreate your dishes back at home
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your chef in a small-group class limited to 16 people

Sample Menu

Starter

Zucchini millefoglie

Main

Truffle risotto

Main

meatloaf in crust (beef)

Dessert

chocolate cake

What's Included

  • Cooking class
  • Expert local Chef with cooking assistant
  • Dinner with drinks
  • Recipe booklet to take home
  • Small Group of max 15 pax for each professional Chef

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • Via Camillo Cavour, Firenze FI, Italy
      04:40 pm at Via Cavour, on the corner with Via Venezia, sidewalk opposite to the Coffee Bar. An Assistant waits for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence logos

    Departure Time

    • 4:50 PM

    Return Details

    • Returns to original departure point

    What To Expect

    Your Tuscan cooking class will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your small group near Piazza Santa Trinita. Follow your instructor across the Arno River where the cooking school is located.

    Soak up the views of the iconic Ponte Vecchio as you cross the Arno before making your way into the modern kitchen. Tie on your provided apron, roll up your sleeves and get to work with the guidance of an expert chef. The menu tends to vary but typically comprises chicken stew, potato gnocchi and a dessert, such as the popular tiramisu. (A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section below.) Hear about Tuscan culinary techniques and traditions as you prep and cook your meal.

    Afterward, reap the benefits of all your hard work! Seated around your fellow chefs, enjoy your creations with a glass of local wine.

    Once your stomach and taste buds have been sated, your Tuscan cooking class will conclude. You’ll leave with a recipe booklet so you can recreate your dishes back home.

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not available for kids younger than 8.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • All Cooking Class Team is vaccinated for Covid 19
    • No health restrictions
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Operated by CAF Tour and Travel

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence?

    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence.

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence.

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence.

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence.

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    Expect to wait on a small corner when you meet up for the class.
    I highly recommend this Tuscan cooking class to anyone visiting Florence.
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    Fun experience with great food!
    Corin_C, Jan 2022
    The class was just me, my bf and one other couple. The instructor was extremely kind and accommodating to dietary restrictions the other couple had. She helped us make 2 different batches of food to accommodate. She explained culinary reasoning for the recipes and, most importantly, we got a great multi-course meal to eat at the end! They provide the recipes for you to take home, so you don’t have to worry about taking notes. Great experience!
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Dear Corin_C, thanks a lot for your kind feedback! We are so happy to hear that you have loved every aspect of your Tuscan Cooking class with dinner in Florence, the best way to get to know the authentic food of the locals. We hope to meet you again in the future to let you discover other authentic experiences! Our best regards
    Real Culinary Confidence Achieved in One Evening
    Sonya_K, Jan 2022
    I was delighted with my recent cooking class in Florence. The chef and team interspersed humor while skillfully managing our large group to teach us: appetizer preparation, knife skills, the how to’s of fresh pasta and meaty ragu, how to dress up a hearty main meat dish and, wait for it… a creamy, cheesy dessert. The commercial kitchen was pristine and well-stocked. Under the Chef and team’s guidance, we created a delicious four-course meal to remember. What’s even better, the skills learned will allow us to replicate a taste of Florence once back home. Bravo team – it was divine.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Dear Sonya_K, what an amazing feedback! You can't imagine how proud we are to know that you have appreciated so much your Tuscan cooking class with dinner in Florence. We are sure that you will surprise your friends with delicious Tuscan meals prepared with your own hands ;) We hope to meet you again in the future. Our best regards
    Eat like a queen!
    Abby_D, Dec 2021
    I highly recommend this experience. Friendly instructor, great food, small class. We had a potato souffle for appetizer, pappardelle for first course, Peposo for second course and chocolate souffle dessert. Delicious!
    Wonderful cooking class
    Lauren_R, Nov 2021
    Really fun experience. Our chef was really knowledgeable and the food turned out delicious. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Dear Lauren_R, thank you so much for having joined our Tuscan Cooking class and for having shared your kind feedback with us. We are really happy to read that you have appreciated your "hands-on" activity and we are sure that you will prepare a perfect Tuscan meal to your friends, once back home :) Hoping to meet you again soon to let you live other memorable experiences. Our best regards
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Tuscan cooking class
    Paul_V, Sep 2021
    My wife and I had a great experience cooking a four course meal. The chef was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in preparing the meal. We had generous portions of wine and learned new concepts. It was a great cooking experience.
    Simple steps, great tips, lovely and patient chef hosts, yummy creations!
    Belinda_K, Sep 2021
    Caterina was super professional, patient and lovely. Recipe ingredients and steps were simple, well-explained, and provided on paper at the end. Stefano explained which cheeses are lactose free and ensured that each course accommodated one person in our group. A very lovely evening indeed. Grazie mille a Caterina e Stefano! Venite in Texas!
    Delightful cooking adventure
    Erica_K, Sep 2021
    Our instructor was very patient and made sure we understood every part of the process creating the food we ultimately ate which was delicious. In addition the facility was immaculately clean. Plus we love the wine. I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in creasing their capabilities as a chef.
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    Dear Erica_K, what a wonderful feedback! Many thanks for having booked our Tuscan Cooking class with dinner and for having shared your experience with us and our common readers. We are so glad to hear that the activity satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcome you again in the future on another of our tours. Our best regards
    Top notch
    bradley_i, Sep 2021
    What a great class, the chef was so engaging and patient. We learned a lot and ,had a awesome meal. The kitchen was complete and very easy to use. I am highly recommending this fine school. 5 stars!!!!!
    Worth Your Time & Money
    Chris S, Oct 2019
    First let me say the experience was very good. I've been to several in the states. This was my first abroad. The actual class and chef were excellent. Cleanliness was excellent. Instructions were clear and fun. The chef even went so far to whip up Gluten free gnocchi at the last minute for my wife. Which by the way were pillows of heaven and if I may be so bold to say I am an authority on at least eating them, as I order it just about any opportunity I have. Sorry I digressed. The chef even gave us the recipe. Some small nits I do have about the class, but shouldn't stop you from going as the value for the money is well spent, IMHO. Expect to wait on a small corner when you meet up for the class. The operators should find a better initial location. The other is lighting. The kitchen lighting is spot on. Where you dine and get initial instruction before going into the kitchen is however poorly lit. The lighting is sterile cold blue LED. The artwork doesn't help as what is currently displayed is bold black brush strokes. Tables and chairs were functional but did not improve the experience. Correct these and the experience would have been outstanding.
    Wonderful experience!
    Alane_M, Oct 2019
    This was one of the highlights of our trip to Florence. Walter, our chef, was engaging and funny while teaching us how to make our meal. It was very educational as far as cooking goes. In the end, we were very impressed with ourselves . . . the food was delicious! We are now inspired to get our own pasta machine - who knew making pasta could be so simple? We also met some great people and enjoyed their company throughout the experience. I highly recommend this Tuscan cooking class to anyone visiting Florence. It is money well spent and you won't be disappointed.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
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