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Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence

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Firenze, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Learn to prepare a full Italian meal from scratch during a small-group cooking class in Florence. Your instructor is a professional chef who takes you first on a shopping excursion to the Central Market, then leads you through the steps of preparing the multicourse meal. Includes lunch with wine, and recipes to take home.
  • Small-group cooking class with lunch, in Florence
  • Visit the Central Market to shop for ingredients and get a close look at a typical Florentine market
  • Learn to make fresh pasta by hand
  • Prepare a pasta sauce, main course, appetizer, and dessert
  • Sip wine, water, or a soft drink with lunch
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Starter
Tuscan Bruschetta
Served with toasted Bread, A selection of Fresh tomatoes, basil, salt pepper and extra-virgin olive oil on top.
Main
Fresh Pasta
Handmade Pasta, tagliatelle, with ragù sauce (beef).
Dessert
Tiramisù
Delicious dessert made with Mascarpone cheese, fresh eggs, coffee and chocolate on top.
All necessary ingredients
Lunch with drinks included (wine or soft drink)
Visit to the Central Market in Florence with the Chef
Learn the tips and secrets of the Tuscan cuisine from our local Chef
Prepare a 3-Course meal
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Cooking Class: Learn How To Make Italian Foods, Via Ricasoli, 44r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the meeting point in central Florence.

After introductions, your chef-instructor takes you on a visit to the Central Market. Hear about the cuisine of Florence as you shop for your cooking class and meal.

After shopping, head to the chef's teaching kitchen, which is located in the heart of Florence. Learn to make fresh pasta from scratch, kneading the dough by hand and cooking a fresh sauce (either tomato, ragù Bolognese, or pesto). Next, put together ‘bruschetta’ for your appetizer, create a main course (seafood or meat) accompanied by a side dish, and top it off with a dessert.

Your chef leads you through the steps of making this multicourse meal, including instruction on how to decorate the plates. Finally, sit down for a lunch feast that features the dishes you made. Local wine, water, or a soft drink is included with your lunch.

At the end of your class, your instructor provides the recipes and a graduation certificate to take home with you.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The cooking lesson operates with small groups
  • On Sundays and bank holidays - when the central market is closed – the visit to the market will be skipped.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour And Travel Services SA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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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 Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table 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
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table 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 Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Take good note, take photos or take video, because a ton of what he teaches is not included in the recipes he provides." See review
  • "I fully recommend trying classes throughout Italy, as the similarities help you hone your talents, and the differences make for interesting comparisons." See review
  • "What a great way to combine lunch, a market tour and a hands on learning experience." See review

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Watching knead the pasta dough
Fergus_S
, Aug 2020
If you ever have an opening for me to be your hobbit helper. I’m there. Thank you. Best experience EVERRRRR
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Hands on Cooking experience - learn real Tuscan technique
John
, Feb 2020
The 6 hours went by very quickly. First a quick stop at the market to learn not just about the purchases for the meal but also a tasting of olive oil, balsamic etc. Then back to the "lab" to start to cook - and this is a hands on class not a tourist class where you watch the chef. We learned many things ...... of what we were doing wrong back home. Entertaining local chef where we learned so much about Italian food but also about local Italian life and Tuscany tradition and history. One of the highlights of our trip.
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Fun cooking 1/2 day
PrincessDA
, Oct 2019
Had a fun morning preparing fresh pasta, ragu, bruschetta & tiramisu. The visit to the Market was great, only wish we had been with the chef as he selected ingredients. Facility was very modern and clean. Our food turned out delicious. My biggest suggestion to make this tour better would be to make the meeting point the market. We met up at a spot about 1/2 mile away on the side of the road, only to walk to the market, then to walk again to the kitchen facility. This made no sense to me.
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Great Instruction
Lorraine M
, Sep 2019
Hands-on lesson. Small group, 10 people. Thomas was charming and very informative. Enjoyed our class very much. Recipes were received so I can cook at home.
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Great Cooking Class
Like2travel55
, Aug 2019
We had a fantastic time with Manuel visiting the Central Market, the Olive Oil store and learning to cook pasta, tiramisu and other delights. Manuel shared his sometimes comical opinion of cooking and table etiquette, Italian history, politics, and anything else we brought up. Our only complaint is that while we enjoyed the meals, we are not able to enjoy them at home. The meal recipes were not provided while we were there, and although they were promised to be emailed, they were never sent. Make sure you receive the recipes before you leave! We would have rated this experience higher if the recipes were provided so we could recreate the meal at home.
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Fantastic
Camper44067
, Jul 2019
Everything I wanted it to be. I would have liked though when we went to the market (since I don’t cook) for the chef to show me how he picks out produce, flour etc. I did like the oil presentation, the lady was awesome! Everything was great! The best meal I had in Italy 🥰
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Made one of the best dishes I have had in all of Italy
916Oscar
, Jul 2019
The class is a very casual, low key cooking class. Starting with a quick visit to the local Mercato for supplies, and a cool education on local balsamic vinegar, the course is a complete lesson in properly making one of the best local dishes. Chef Emanuele has a fun casual, lighthearted style. Take good note, take photos or take video, because a ton of what he teaches is not included in the recipes he provides. Everyone gets to participate. The dishes we made were Ragu with fresh pasta and Tiramisu. They turned out amazing! The day went by quickly and the dishes were delicious. Plenty of wine was also included. I would say it is good for all ages over 16 +/-. Enjoy
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Chef Emmanuel 👌🏾
Andrew M
, Jul 2019
Learned so much. Drank tasty Chianti. The tour through the market was very informative. It was fun picking out what we needed to cook with. And never a dull moment with our chef for the day-Emmanuel!
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Fun experience
Dave M
, Jun 2019
Although our guide was late for pickup and the instructions for meeting him were not very great, once we got to the kitchen, it was a fun experience. Our chef was very engaging and talkative, and we enjoyed learning how to make all the items on the menu. We did the class with kids and it was probably borderline for them, but worth the time.
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Amazing
Travel00631215071
, Jun 2019
We had Thomas as our Chef and he was incredible. Patient, energetic and took the time to explain everything he was doing. Such a treat
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