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Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

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Firenze, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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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
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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
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Starter
Zucchini millefoglie
Main
Truffle risotto
meatloaf in crust (beef)
Dessert
chocolate cake
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 Point

Via Camillo Cavour, Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

4:50 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not available for kids younger than 8.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No health restrictions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CAF Tour and Travel

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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
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
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Expect to wait on a small corner when you meet up for the class." See review
  • "I highly recommend this class based on the wonderful experience and the amazing price." See review
  • "I highly recommend this Tuscan cooking class to anyone visiting Florence." See review

Reviews

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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.
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Wonderful experience!
alanemck
, 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.
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Cooking class in Florence
WineSeasoningsInc
, Oct 2019
Was a great experience! We learned many skills and had the opportunity to make several recipes. Dinner was very good afterwards. Only issue we had was the food was not very hot when served.
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A must do in Florence!
BackPacker298666
, Sep 2019
Awesome class and the food and wine were great as well. Making the pasta from scratch was really fun and informative! You prepare a full dinner with Desert.
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Cooking in Florence
morganb372
, Sep 2019
We didn’t love this tour like we did most of our other events. The class did not provide wine until the end (which is not what we imagined). The food we made was not very good either. This is a “skip” for us next time.
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Delicious Food and Fun Atmosphere
CocoLynch18
, Aug 2019
I attended the Tuscan Cooking class with my 18 year old daughter and came home with some great recipes. Our chef was very knowledgeable and fun to work with and the food was fabulous! We made a chicken dish that I have made multiple times for my family since returning. We also made gnocchi, pesto, red sauce and a desert. All were wonderful. I highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear CocoLynch18, let us thank you for having shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are so proud to see that you enjoyed so much your Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence, having the chance to learn how to prepare different pasta sauces, a second course and a delicious Italian dessert! Your review represents the best reward for all the efforts and passion that we daily put in our job! We hope to welcome you soon again in another of our activities. Our Best Regards
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Too late to find the place
challing0208
, Aug 2019
Was our fault we missed the class. With all the traveling and itinerary logistics thought the class was the next day. We did get a confirmation call or more like “where are you?” call about 10 minutes before the class was to start but it was too late as we were on the other side of an unfamiliar city. Of course there was t any refund. We lost over $500.
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Fun class
bhumphrey003
, Jul 2019
Enjoyed our time in the class, made a good meal, and enjoyed it with some friendly people. Instructors(Luca) were fun to work with and convinced us we were actually good cooks.
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Must Try When in Florence
Sightsee54933535412
, Jun 2019
I’m not the best cook so I was a little hesitant, but the class was tons of fun. I definitely plan on using the recipes they gave us. We did this as part of our honeymoon and I would absolutely recommend it to others.
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Skip It
Zach M
, Jun 2019
It was tucked into a tiny little building on the north end of town. The company was running 3 classes at once, it was so noisy that we couldn't understand our instructor and he ended up doing about 1/2 of the prep work for us.... There simply was too much going on there for it to be fun, educational, or enjoyable. The idea sounded good, but just wasn't done well especially given the price.
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