My daughter and I had the most wonderful day with Andrea, who was a gracious host/teacher. From the moment we met Andrea, he made us feel completely welcome. We sipped coffee first then we shopped for our lesson, we were never hurried or rushed. We cooked such a variety of dishes it was wonderful. Everything we made with Andrea tasted brilliant. Better still we ate it all, well we tried but no way could we get through it all! Would love to do it all again.
Marlo L., Australia
Get an insider's view of Rome and its vast culinary treasures
Roll up your sleeves with English-speaking chef to prepare full menu
Enjoy this fun, hands-on cooking class in a beautiful informal Italian home
Explore overlooked parts of Rome on food tour of Rome's food markets
Local produce and organic products to create dishes any foodie can appreciate
The sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Roman market are unique sensations best experienced on a guided food tour so you don't miss any of these special Italian moments. A freshly-picked vine-ripened tomato, the shouts of the market vendors, and the wafting perfume of freshly sliced pecorino cheese are all experiences your private guide will be sure you don't miss. Any foodie would jump at this is your chance to shop with your local chef in one of Rome's most intriguing food markets before your half-day, hands-on cooking class in Rome's city center.
The cooking class takes place in a beautiful private home overlooking Rome's Botanical Garden. Your chef's home is a meeting hub for local artists, writers and professionals from the Italian film and entertainment industry. If you love cooking in creative, informal environments, this is the perfect class for you.
Andrea, your English-speaking chef, is a movie director and producer who loves cooking using only high quality, organic local foods. A native of Lazio, he's coined the phrase "Sustainable eating" to describe his inventive approach to cooking and teaching his friends during his half-day cooking classes in Rome.
Andrea's cooking class focuses on traditional Roman dishes created with classic Mediterranean ingredients: garlic, onions, anchovies, tomatoes, capers, olives, rosemary, thyme, and more. You'll knead and roll out fresh pasta to make tagliatelle or ravioli. You'll then learn about Italian sauces: the classic tomato and basil sauce, bolognese meat sauce and other regional dressings.
The second course may include fish or meat, depending on the best, freshest selections available at the food market.
When the weather permits, you'll be to enjoy your meal in the beautiful little courtyard so you can enjoy some Roman sunshine as you eat the dishes you've prepared during your half-day culinary class. On weekdays, an afternoon stroll to walk off your delicious Roman lunch to the nearby Botanical garden is a must.
If you need some thoughts on what to do while on vacation in Rome, this is the perfect option as it combines an insider's take on the Roman food scene, and a hands-on cooking experience in an amazing, vibrant local Roman home. You're bound to create memories of a lifetime as you spend your half-day with Andrea, cooking and eating up a storm!
Food shopping in the local outdoor food market with your charming English-speaking chef.
All ingredients used during your hands-on half-day cooking lesson.
Guided preparation of a 4-course Roman menu with fresh, organic produce.
Complete seated lunch of prepared Roman and Italian regional dishes.
Local red and white wines to accompany the meal.
22% VAT taxes.
Our pampering care!
**PLEASE NOTE** The principle outdoor food markets throughout Italy are generally not open on Sundays. If your calendar only permits a Sunday reservation, please let us know so we can customize your booking to best accommodate your request.? Grazie!
Transportation is not included in this half day cooking course. You must arrange your own transportation to Andrea's course. Clear directions will be sent to you with your confirmation voucher once your booking is complete. Andrea's private home is easily reached by bus or taxi from Rome's city center.
SPECIAL NOTE: Upon booking, please email us with any food allergies or preferences you have for your cooking class with Andrea. We are happy to accommodate you.
We are happy to accommodate groups of over 6 people with this fantastic culinary experience. Please contact us for a specific quote for groups with over 6 participants.
Please note that if you choose to do an afternoon course, the cooking class can unfortunately not include the guided food tour to the market as the market closes in late morning.