We have just arrived home in Australia and wanted to tell you we had such a wonderful trip to Italy. We wanted to thank you for the fabulous day we had with you cooking. We loved the things you helped us to cook and we are now looking forward to making them at home.
Sarah M., Australia
The class in Venice was really good. Of all the market tour and cooking classes we could have done, this was great as we got to see the fish market where a lot of produce was still alive - it is so fresh. We have now mastered pasta and gnocchi, things we had tried at home but just couldn't get right, and got some very good inspiration from the dishes we cooked. We were especially stoked about learning to cook with artichokes- we did them in 3 different ways over the classes. Isabella was lovely and a great teacher.
Cheers, Kerry, Australia
Our group of 5 people had a wonderful time in our cooking class with Isabella in Venice. Isabella was very friendly, welcoming & also very professional. The food was superb!! We learned how to make gnocchi, the best tiramisu, beautiful Italian toasted sandwiches & a delicious prawn dish. Isabella also provided us with delicious Italian cheeses & Italian wine. The food, the company & the overall experience was exceptional. We learned a lot about Italian and Venetian ingredients & cooking!! We would definitely recommend Isabella's cooking class in Venice.
Prepare delicious traditional Italian dishes like risotto, gnocchi, or polenta
Finish lunch with best-ever tiramisu prepared with your expert home chef
Explore traditional Venetian bustling outdoor local food market
Purchase fresh ingredients for half-day cooking class in central Venice
Cook in real Venetian home near Rialto bridge with English-speaking cook
After meeting up with Isabella, your delightful English-speaking chef for the day, in a central Venetian location, you'll stroll together through the beautiful, vibrant, and eye-catching Rialto outdoor food market where many local Venetians do their daily shopping. Isabella will point out regional specialties and products including fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, and cheeses that will get wake up your appetite!
Together you will purchase the seasonal ingredients for your upcoming cooking class, and will walk the short distance to Isabella's home with your fresh ingredients. Her charming home is the perfect environment to learn how real Venetians cook in their homes. Isabella is not a professional chef, but a proven food lover with 20 years experience cooking for her friends and family. Isabella has been working in the tourist industry for decades as a respected city guide, and loves to teach her visitors about the Venetian food traditions and typical Venetian cuisine.
The Venetian traditional culinary delights are usually well-marked by a presence of seafood as a primary component in this delicious regional cuisine, but Isabella is happy to accommodate your culinary preferences to include any specific ingredients found locally. The course can be tailored to be meat, fish or vegetarian - traditional Italian food in general happily has a rich variety of traditional and contemporary recipes to learn.
In this fun, relaxed setting, you'll cook beside Isabella to prepare a full Venetian meal before sitting down to enjoy the delicious dishes you'll know have learned to create. The meal is accompanied by fantastic local wines selected specially for your prepared dishes.
Guided outdoor food market walk with your English-speaking chef, Isabella (approx. 45 min).
English-language cooking class at Isabella's home (lesson and lunch lasts approx. 3 hours).
Delicious seated meal of prepared dishes to follow.
Lovely local wines paired with the dishes in your prepared meal.
22% VAT taxes.
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Transportation to meeting point near the Rialto Bridge is not included. The address for the easy-to-find meeting point in Venice's city center near the Rialto bridge will be sent to you upon completion of your booking.
Upon booking, please email us with any food allergies or preferences you may have. We are happy to accommodate you. Also, please be aware that Isabella has two cats, so this class may not be suited to people with feline allergies.
Please note that the fish market is not open on Mondays.