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Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome

Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome
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Learn how to make your own gourmet, 6-course Italian meal—and receive one-on-one instruction from a trained chef—with this small-group, hands-on cooking class. Perfect for ambitious home cooks, this half-day course begins in the morning with a trip to the Campo de’ Fiori market, where you’ll shop for fresh ingredients with your host. Then, head to the kitchen, where you’ll prepare pasta from scratch, cook with seasonal ingredients, and finally sit down to enjoy your meal, plus wines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Master the art of homemade pasta, and prepare multiple authentic dishes
  • See how locals shop when you visit the bustling Campo de’ Fiori market
  • This small-group class guarantees personal instruction and guidance
  • The class includes a 6-course meal, local wines, and take-home recipes
What to expect
  • Meet your guide, a professional chef, at Piazza Farnese in central Rome and discuss the day’s menu before setting off to the Campo de' Fiori market to shop for fresh ingredients. Enjoy a glimpse of typical Italian life as you explore the bustling marketplace and browse the colorful stalls. Listen as your guide explains the seasonal produce, herbs, and spices on sale and help select the meat, vegetables, and cheeses that you use in your cooking class. Next, head to your cooking space for the day, an open-plan apartment in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere district, and set to work. Your cooking class is 100% hands-on and you learn to make fresh pasta from scratch, plus chopping the vegetables, blending the sauces and presenting the dishes. Create three equally delicious pastas—a stuffed pasta, a long pasta, and a short-medium pasta—accompanied by 3 different sauces. That’s not all: prepare a second course of meat, a vegetable side dish, and an indulgent dessert. Along the way, master traditional techniques and pick up expert tips to help you recreate your favorite dishes back home. Finally, sit down in the dining area to enjoy your home-cooked feast, accompanied by a selection of Italian wines. Your tour ends after lunch and you are given the recipes to take home with you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Master the art of homemade pasta, and prepare multiple authentic dishes
  • See how locals shop when you visit the bustling Campo de’ Fiori market
  • This small-group class guarantees personal instruction and guidance
  • The class includes a 6-course meal, local wines, and take-home recipes
What to expect
  • Meet your guide, a professional chef, at Piazza Farnese in central Rome and discuss the day’s menu before setting off to the Campo de' Fiori market to shop for fresh ingredients. Enjoy a glimpse of typical Italian life as you explore the bustling marketplace and browse the colorful stalls. Listen as your guide explains the seasonal produce, herbs, and spices on sale and help select the meat, vegetables, and cheeses that you use in your cooking class. Next, head to your cooking space for the day, an open-plan apartment in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere district, and set to work. Your cooking class is 100% hands-on and you learn to make fresh pasta from scratch, plus chopping the vegetables, blending the sauces and presenting the dishes. Create three equally delicious pastas—a stuffed pasta, a long pasta, and a short-medium pasta—accompanied by 3 different sauces. That’s not all: prepare a second course of meat, a vegetable side dish, and an indulgent dessert. Along the way, master traditional techniques and pick up expert tips to help you recreate your favorite dishes back home. Finally, sit down in the dining area to enjoy your home-cooked feast, accompanied by a selection of Italian wines. Your tour ends after lunch and you are given the recipes to take home with you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31090P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Campo de' Fiori market tour
  • Professional chef
  • Lunch
  • Wine included
  • Recipes will be emailed
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transport
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Piazza Farnese, 00186 Roma RM, Italy In fronte of the french embassy At 9:30 am
  • Trastevere, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please make a note of any dietary requirements in the Special Requirements box when you book
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We need a total of 4 participants to start a class. If we don’t reach the goal we’ll suggest an other date or the class could be canceled
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Campo de' Fiori market tour
  • Professional chef
  • Lunch
  • Wine included
  • Recipes will be emailed
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transport
Departure details
  • Piazza Farnese, 00186 Roma RM, Italy In fronte of the french embassy At 9:30 am
  • Trastevere, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Trastevere, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please make a note of any dietary requirements in the Special Requirements box when you book
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We need a total of 4 participants to start a class. If we don’t reach the goal we’ll suggest an other date or the class could be canceled
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Tali E
4 contributions
Amazing experience, the highlight of our trip
Sep 2021
We had a one day cooking class for a family of 7 grownups and one child, to celebrate our mother's birthday. Chef Federico and his wife Louise are amazing hosts, their farm is beautiful and the food was extraordinary. Most of the ingredients we used grow in the farm, which is ancient and unique and worth a tour itself.
We prepared a 5 course meal from scratch with fresh pasta, learned some priceless secrets and had a great meal after all the effort :) This was the highlight of our 9 days vacation, and we can't wait to come back and do this again. Highly recommended!!!
Written October 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chefinaday
Thanks for your review!
Written October 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dr William T
29 contributions
A fantastic day at "Chef in a Day" cooking school in Umbria!
Now located in Umbria, we had the great opportunity to attend Chef Federico's "Chef in a Day" cooking school. What a fabulous treat! It was all hands on where we learned how to make 3 different pastas from scratch as well as 3 different sauces. We learned many cooking techniques we were not aware of, and we are pretty good cooks in our own right. The hillside estate was gorgeous and the teaching kitchen is top notch, designed for a great learning experience. The food he taught us how to prepare was fantastic as was the wines he served us during the class and eating the dishes we prepared. Chef Federico's teaching style was funny and engaging so we didn't want to leave at the end of the class. If you are a foodie and are visiting central Italy, this is one experience you must not miss!
Written October 14, 2021
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Chefinaday
Thanks so much!
Written October 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zoe
11 contributions
What dreams are made of…
Jul 2021 • Friends
Originally, I booked this class for a teacher friend and I. We were staying 5 days in Rome and I always take a cooking class wherever I go now.

The class was short two people so Federico asked if we would be willing to come to Umbria for an on site course. I was game but after I saw the photos on their site I decided to surprise my friend. It’s always good to get out of the city and enjoy a different landscape.

The cooking is of course essential but what this offered our trip was a whole day of beautiful landscape, tour, culinary experience and spending time with people who are not only doing what they love but love the life that they have built for themselves.

They are so excited to share it with the world and I honestly ready to go back again and stay for a few days this time.

This part of your trip will be the creative highlight everyone hopes their vacation has but seldom does.
Written September 13, 2021
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Allison
5 contributions
Highlight of Rome
Jul 2021
Absolutely amazing cooking class with Chef Alessandri, it was the highlight of our trip to Rome.

We began by picking up some ingredients at an outdoor market and supermarket, before heading to the comfortable kitchen space. The day flew by, we were enjoying ourselves so much with the wine, conversation, and cooking.

Chef gave us useful and impactful lessons that we will take back to our own home cooking, and the pasta we cooked was incredibly delicious.

Can’t recommend this experience enough!
Written July 28, 2021
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DMH
Downers Grove, IL3 contributions
A MUST VISIT IN ROME
What a fantastic way to spend an entire day with my daughter. We met with the Chef at a farmers market and picked out fruits and vegetables for our courses for the day. We than learned how to make 4 different Italian dishes. After every dish, we were able to sit and enjoy what we had prepared. The Chef was outstanding and taught us how to cook true Italian food. This is not to be missed in Rome !
Written July 27, 2021
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Daniel
13 contributions
Unique and authentic cooking experience
We did our first cooking class for our anniversary back in Sept 2018 with Chef Federico Alessandri in Rome. Fair to say that this was our best cooking class and experience so far. Chef Federico starts with the group on the market where you buy all the fresh ingredients for the ~5h cooking class. Accompanied by plenty of wine you get the authentic Italian cooking experience. Starting with different handmade pastas, tomato sauce cooked for 3h to artsy/fine plating you learn quite a lot in a fun and entertaining way with lots of laughter. Federico has plenty of stories to tell and you feel that he is enjoying to share his knowledge with the class students. Expect to have a great day and authentic experience. Course is worth every EUR as you will def leave with a full belly... No dinner required on that day!

This October we had the pleasure to get a sneak peak of the multi-day cooking class with accommodation in Umbria at Casale Alessandri. During the first cooking class Chef Federico was explaining how he wanted to extend the course and use the medieval family castle in Umbria to offer multi-day Italian cooking classes.
In the 6 day stay we enjoyed about 36 different courses (breakfasts not included)!! This is heaven for anybody remotely interested in culinary or just eating! During the 6 day stay we had 3 cooking classes, 2 Chefs Fine Dining Dinners and 4 Rustic Dinners which where still 3 course dinners and not less impressive and tasty. More cooking classes give you the possibility to learn even more about your favorite Italian dishes. You learn more pasta styles, various styles of sauces and new dishes
Federico and his wife Louise are both lovely hosts and make sure that you have the most relaxed stay. The various rooms off the medieval family castle are lovely renovated, decorated and clean. The property is nicely redone with own olive trees and a great infinity pool. Casale Alessandri is located in the heart of Umbria which makes it a great start point to visit Perugia, Assisi and the surrounding little towns. Federico and Louise gave us plenty of suggestions for day trips.

Definitely will come back in summer to enjoy the pool and more cooking!
Written December 31, 2020
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Chefinaday
Thanks for your great review! Looking forward to see you again in summer and maybe having a pool side bbq
Written January 6, 2021
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Epicurist999
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How amazing: I really became a "chef" in a day, believing I will be able to reproduce some of the amazing dishes
Jul 2020 • Family
We had the luck of being the first group to be taught by chef Federico since lockdown. And it was quite an experience to see the genuine joy of the people at the market and in the specialized shops to see him back at last. He clearly is a well respected member of the community and it was a real joy to see all this top produce and get the explanation of the different qualities and possible combinations as per inspiration of the moment.
Chef Federico has it all: he has charm, a great sense of humor, speaks perfect English and most importantly, he is an artist of the senses: learning to knead your pasta until you feel it has the right texture, while wonderful aroma’s curl in your nose enticing your appetite, which is only enhanced by the visual spectacle that is surpassed by the best pasta I ever tasted in my life. And the gnocchi: I never liked them before, that is until I tried his fluffy pillows. We learned equally about how do it right as well as why so many people get it wrong.
Chef Federico is also a very good teacher. After all cooking has a strong link with chemistry. You clearly feel his years of training with high ranked Michelin star chefs, but his greatest quality is that he can explain in a simple way how most Italian dishes are made out of a wonderful combination of just a few elements and how one of his mother sauces (tomato of course) combined with other elements results in different dishes. His enthusiasm and love for food are infectious and I go home with the conviction that I can really pull it off to reproduce some of his amazing dishes.
All of this (market, visit to the shops, the cooking class) happened respecting very stringent corona measures, so we felt safe. But it didn’t kill the atmosphere, on the contrary. It felt good to return to some kind of normality, cooking in perfect companionship (all of our family being foodies). For me this ranked as the best activity in Rome. Thank you chef Federico !!!
Written July 20, 2020
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KarelG
Deinze, Belgium11 contributions
Great, delicious and professional activity
Jul 2020 • Family
Thanks to Chef Frederico who is a great teacher. He is engaging, speaks very well English and not only explains how things need to be done, but also particularly why it needs to be done that way.

We started at the market where Frederico explained what we would prepare and why he choose what vegetables. Then he took us to a cheese store first and after that to the butcher. Same again: clear explanation what and why.

Then on to the cooking studio where we started the preparations for 3 types of pasta. First preparing the mother sauce and then each of us had to knead the 3 different doughs. I am not a great fan of Gnocchi, so I was sceptical on that one. We continued and had the chance to also taste different wines.

While Frederico was cooking the tortelloni in the mother sauce, we started to salivate, young and old(er). Frederico nicely set up the plates. And then the biggest surprise had yet to come: our first taste of this dish. Simply extraordinary. The best pasta we ever ate. Both pasta and sauce were truly exceptional. We want to make it ourselves again as soon as possible when back at home.

We had another semolina pasta with Zucchini sauce and then the Gnocchi. I honestly have to review my view on Gnocchi. They were very tender and great in the Gorgonzola sauce.

Frederico then learned us how to cook chicken no longer raw while still tender with a delicious lemon sauce.

Finally, we were served peach marinated in white wine. Very balanced and great desert.

We all agreed that this was a fantastic activity and experience and talked often about it the following days up to today.

Frederico is also funny during his explanations adding to the engaging learning.

Congratulations and thanks Frederico !
Written July 20, 2020
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Arthur
Deinze, Belgium6 contributions
Best pasta ever
Jul 2020 • Family
We started immediately when we arrived even we were that 20 minutes early and he just said “no problem we can do an extra pasta”We went to the market and he explained what we needed and why. The cooking was fun for everyone and it was just amazing how he cooked. He didn’t cook with standard timing, but with his nose and mouth. This cooking class is a pleasure for young and old, experienced and beginner. He explained every step, and no it was not boring it was with humor and passion. His pasta sorentina is the best pasta I ever ate. If you want to learn how to make real Italian food this is the perfect place.
Written July 15, 2020
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JMS18
Pelham, NY258 contributions
Fantastic
This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Italy in February. Our family of 5, including my 79 year old mother and 2 teenager, all had a great time- and that's rare, to please all of us. We met in the Piazza Farnese, and did some grocery shopping, with Chef asking us about our likes and dislikes. We bought all of the ingredients that we needed from the market, plus a few little shops and a small grocery store, then walked to his studio. It was about a 10 minute walk. After we got there and washed up, he started to explain the three pastas we were going to make: a semolina cavatappi, an egg and flour spaghetti, and little tiny gnocchi. He closely supervised all of us while we worked, but we did a lot of the work. He also had us help make an unbelievably good tomato sauce, which he served with the spaghetti. There was a Roman broccoli sauce on the semolina pasta, and a sweet Gorgonzola (not actually sweet, nor blue cheese-y) sauce for the gnocchi. As each pasta was done, he served it on different tableware. There was also unlimited wine, but we only had 1 bottle. For dessert, they served strawberries marinated in mint and white wine. Light and delicious.

I'm so glad that we did this. I urge anyone reading this to book it as soon as travel is allowed again.
Written March 15, 2020
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Unbelievable experience!
The highlight of our time in Italy, this was everything - amazing value - incredible castle with history - genuine
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Cooking classes in times of COVID19
In these times of COVID confinement we all need to find something new to do, and find a way to at least travel in o
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Very funny and helpful
We went with our boys that are 12 and 14 years of age, they enjoyed it a lot and told us they would love to come ba
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Wonderful Memories
Federico is such a talented chef but more than that he knows how to impart the love of cooking. We had such a wond
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Wonderful memory of our trip in Rome
I cannot find the words to express my gratitude for the chef Federico. This course has allowed us to bring back wit
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Wonderful recipes
We are not the best of cooks, but during the class we have been able with no great effort to prepare wonderful reci
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Very helpful and friendly
It is easy to book it, very helpful and friendly staff. They came to our place because we could not go to the marke
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Place in a fantastic area in Rome
This place is fantastic, located in a distinctive area in Rome. If you like Italy, Federico’s course is the right p
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Thanks Federico
I can’t wait to prepare the recipes at home, I am sure I will impress all of my friends. I feel like an Italian whe
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Highly recommended !!
An unforgettable experience, a very talented and helpful chef. I really enjoyed every single dish that we cooked an
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Federico is good and speaks well in English. We had fun and the market in Rome is very characteristic and then we w
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Excellent
oon as I will have a chance I would like to be Federico’s student again. This time I have gone with some friends an
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Fun filled day
My mother in law, daughter (16))and I enjoyed this experience immensely. We learned how to prepare wonderful food w
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Great adventure for Foodies
After much research on TripAdvisor, I decided upon this cooking class to attend during my time in Rome. A decision
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Amazing experience!
This proved to be an excellent experience. We have been warm heartedly welcomed. We prepared many recipes and perso
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