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Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

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Firenze, Italy
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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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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
Via Camillo Cavour , 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

4:50 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
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
  • 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
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
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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
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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.
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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  • "I highly recommend this Tuscan cooking class to anyone visiting Florence." See review


648 Reviews

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Wonderful cooking class
, Nov 2021
Really fun experience. Our chef was really knowledgeable and the food turned out delicious. Highly recommend!
icon 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
Tuscan cooking class
, 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!
, 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
, 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.
icon 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
, 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!
, 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
Cooking class in Florence
, 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.
A must do in Florence!
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cooking in Florence
, 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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