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Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence
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Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

By Caf Tour & Travel
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Eating one excellent meal is a fleeting experience, but learning how to cook classic Italian dishes is knowledge that will last a lifetime. During this Italian cooking class, you’ll prepare and cook a 4-course meal under the guidance of a chef. A small group limited to 16 means you’ll receive personalized attention throughout and you’ll have a chance to feast on the fruits of your labors, accompanied by Tuscan wine, at the end of the class.
from
$67.97
per adult
from
$67.97
per adult

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Ages 8-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
4h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English, Italian, Spanish

Highlights
  • Opt for a more hands-on culinary experience in Florence 
  • Take home recipes and continue cooking Italian classics back at home 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 16
  • Tuscan wine is included 

  • 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

Your culinary experience begins in central Florence, when you’ll greet your guide and head to the cooking school, located near the iconic Ponte Vecchio (medieval stone bridge). On arrival, you’ll don an apron and discuss the dishes you’ll be cooking with your guide. Depending on the season, dishes can include chicken stew, fresh pasta, and tiramisu. Throughout the class, you’ll receive expert tips and get an inside glimpse into Tuscany’s world-famous culinary scene. Once the food is ready, sit down to feast on the dishes you’ve made accompanied by Tuscan wine.

Departure details
  • Via Venezia & Via Camillo Cavour, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy 04:30 pm at Via Venezia, on the corner with Via Cavour, sidewalk opposite to the Coffee Bar. An Assistant waits for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence logos
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2428C1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not available for kids younger than 8.
  • All Cooking Class Team is vaccinated for Covid 19
  • No health restrictions
  • 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 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence?
Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence price starts from $73.20. Discover and book Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence on Tripadvisor
What is the Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence cancellation policy?
Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence?
Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence is hosted by Caf Tour & Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Caf Tour & Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2428C1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

acerullo2611
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Great preview of Cinque Terra with no stress
Marta was an amazing tour guide. Very clear in her instrument and organized. The trip was smooth and efficient. We
Bert R
Bert R
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Great Chianti Classico and trip in a perfect setting
Great trip with matching duration (not too long and not too short) in very comfortable bus. The wineries visited we
sassys_muses
sassys_muses
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Fabulous trip
Vera the guide and Marco the driver were fabulous and the trip was amazing The cathedral at sienna is a must it is
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Q3379PYkeithm
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Dissatisfied with Viator
The actual concert was amazing! The food was no more than average served by excellent and helpful waiters. I give
RoryQuealey
RoryQuealey
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Great experience
Had a lovely experience exploring Tuscany with Asia and Massino! Very informative and friendly, and such beautiful
Gregory D
Gregory D
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Good Tour
The tour was well organized; the information presented was well prepared and highly informative. Pictures do not do
AriaYass
AriaYass
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Such a fun tour to pisa
This was on of my favorite and most fun tours! Its a whole day tour basically so i recommend you do not book anythi
Ray C
Ray C
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A tour of parts of Tuscany without the stress
The tour was very interesting and made it easy for us to see parts of tuscany. Overall the tour was very well organ
U2155GEfionaj
U2155GEfionaj
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Great way to spend a day in the Tuscan countryside and see some areas outside Florence.
It was lovely to be able to tour the Tuscan countryside and just relax knowing the driving and navigation is taken
Seaside153106
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Florence Dinner & 3 Tenors (no, not THE 3 Tenors) concert.
The dinner and the concert were really nice. Be prepared, though, that the church can be pretty hot and stuffy. A
shirleyforeman
shirleyforeman
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Not my cup of tea
I expected a more diverse collection of art. I wasn't well informed (my fault) as it was principally religious art.
mariella_borg26
mariella_borg26
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Book without lunch
Very disappointed with this tour we took on Tuesday September 6th. Our guide Tabatha is a very nice person but he
Shaun E
Shaun E
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What a Fun day and Great cooking experience!
Had such a fun and amazing time with our Chef and Guide, Stephano..and the food was amazing that WE cooked...wow! G
Alex C
Alex C
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great tour
Excellent tour, our tour guide Lisa and Caterina were very professional and knowledge. The highlight of our tour wa
mikemP8540QA
mikemP8540QA
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Great tour and customer service
We were scheduled for the semi-private mini van tour, but there weren't enough people so we were added to the bus t
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Billy
London, UK3 contributions
Couples
Absolutely loved the experience, I booked this as a surprise for my girlfriend with neither of us being experienced cooks. Our chef Francesco (who was leading the class) was brilliant, sassy, funny and was very patient as we were stationed with another couple who loved a chat. Despite there being a few difficult people in the wider group the chef showed great interpersonal skills in handling varying attitudes with a great sense of humour. Wine was provided during the class and we later sat down to a 4 course meal as the chefs served the food we had prepared earlier.

The kitchen itself was modern, well laid out and provided a comfortable atmosphere. During the class the chef talked us through his experience, Italian cuisine and tips and tricks to get the most out of the recipes we were executing.

With Francesco taking another group as we sat down to consume our meal, he made sure to come and have a chat before we left and we were given a recipe book to recreate the dishes at home (which we definitely will!).

Would highly recommend the class to anyone regardless of prior cooking experience.

Thank you Francesco so much for making us feel so comfortable. :)
Written June 6, 2022
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Kathi K
3 contributions
This class was amazing - so much fun and learned a lot not only about Italian cooking, but some very helpful general kitchen tips about knife work and oven times. The food was amazing and we knew that we had a part in every bite. My husband, a photographer and non cook, also participated and the chef was so generous with him allowing him time for his photos and also making him work in the kitchen in a way that set him up for success.

I couldn't recommend this more highly - a great way to learn and experience the culture.
Written May 24, 2022
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Cynthia B
19 contributions
Couples
One of the highlights of our trip to Italy! Our group of 11 thoroughly enjoyed Chef Francisco’s cooking class. Fresh, simple ingredients, Francisco’s enthusiastic instruction, and teamwork resulted in a scrumptious four course dinner. Francisco was born to do this! His love of cooking and his ability to share his knowledge in an easy going, humor filled way was delightful. Would highly recommend this experience!!
Written July 9, 2022
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MB R
Westfield, MA84 contributions
Family
What a fun night! Chef Stefano was charming and very patient with his cooking instructions. The dishes we cooked were simple but flavorful and a wonderful addition to our culinary menu at home. Highly recommend this activity when in Florence.
Written November 13, 2021
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GrayLineFlorenceMood
Dear MB R, many thanks for your kind review! We are so happy to hear that you have loved your cooking class with our professional Chef in Florence. We are sure that you will surprise your friends with a typical Tuscan meal prepared with your own hands ;) Our best regards
Written November 15, 2021
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lilyklein
Cornwall, NY9 contributions
Very delicious food and extremely nice chef. I’ve never been to a cooking class so I’m not sure how they usually work but after you prepare the ingredients they add them all into one pot and then serve it to the table. All 4 dishes were delicious and I would definitely recommend. Also comes with wine!!!
Written August 5, 2022
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Nick
New Bern, NC26 contributions
Whether novice or experienced this was an enjoyable class. This is one you could take more than once to pick up better skills. Great people running this as well - very patient but kept the class moving along.
Written December 6, 2019
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Jennifer C
New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States15 contributions
Solo
Ours was a large class 24+ broken into 4 cooking stations. two stations had their own chef, we had the head chef attending two groups. Be prepared for a lot of standing as there were only a few chairs available in the cooking area. Be aware that you won’t be eating what you prepared personally. All the food is combined together and then served out in a dining area. Hope that everyone is decent at cooking! This also didn’t involve going to a market to shop for the food which is why I booked this class as I didn’t have more time to devote to that, but i’m retrospect, perhaps that’s where you might learn more.
We made a potato flan type appetiser which involves peeling potatoes, ricing them, and mixing together some more ingredients and putting the mixture into cups. some of us chopped onions. note that each person doesn’t prepare everything, you work as a group at your station. if you happen to have a Julia Child at your station, you end up standing and watching a lot, not much doing.
we also made some turkey marsala which involved browning turkey chunks and more chopped onions and mushrooms. Lastly we put together a tiramisu for dessert. we also made pasta for ravioli but that was a bit more of a job than time allowed for so the dough didn’t get thin enough and it ended up being quite thick and tough ravioli. there was a lot left in bowls no one wanted to eat.
This is getting long so I’ll try to remain brief. Dinner was finally served well after 8:00. Other folks joined the eating part, not sure where they were in preparing. i was disappointed that there didn’t end up being enough of the turkey marsala for everyone. the first people served had a decent portion but by the time they got half way served i saw them counting how many more to go and we ended up with about three pieces of meat and it was more of a taste of the fish rather than a true dinner.
all in all i was disappointed that you didn’t really learn at least some tuscan cooking and there wasn’t enough food (other than the lousey ravioli) for a dinner. i needed to supplement on my walk back to the hotel.
Written September 14, 2019
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Lauren B
Crawley, UK8 contributions
Couples
We had an amazing experience. The classes were the perfect size, very Organized and the perfect length of time! Very Hands on and felt very comfortable doing everything. In the end, we ate all the food together with a bottle of wine. Before you leave, they also give you a Recipe booklet of everything you cooked. We met some great people from all over the world, which we will still have contact with :) and would highly recommend this class for anyone.
Written July 1, 2019
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sales C
Dear laurendoyle19, 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 traditional Cooking Course in Florence, having the chance to learn how to prepare a typical Tuscan meal and enjoy all together what you have prepared. Your review represents the best reward for all the efforts and passion that we daily put in our job and we are sure that you'll soon surprise all your friends with your first home-made Italian pasta! We hope to welcome you soon again in another of our activities. Our Best Regards
Written July 6, 2019
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Emily M
Wilmslow, UK10 contributions
A thoroughly enjoyable evening, our chef Kevin was wonderful. The teaching ranged from individual help when you needed it, and speaking to the group as a whole.
Overall it was very tasty, and wine is served when you eat together at the end.

Some points to add, you don’t make your own food, you contribute to a larger pot with the other members of the group. If you want to eat what you have personally made, this isn’t the course for you.
Our menu consisted of aubergine parmigiana, potato ravioli, chicken and mushroom marsala, and tiramisu.
The description says it’s near Ponte Vecchio, but has moved near the museum of natural history instead.
You stand for the majority of the class (which is around 3-4 hours) so be sure to bring good shoes.

Having said that, my partner and I enjoyed the evening very much, and was a great experience to have whilst in Florence.
Written March 1, 2019
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Dear Emorton, 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 traditional Cooking Course in Florence, having the chance to learn how to prepare typical Tuscan meals! Your review represents the best reward for all the efforts and passion that we daily put in our job and we are sure that you'll soon surprise all your friends with your first home-made Italian dishes! We hope to welcome you soon again in another of our activities. Our Best Regards
Written March 12, 2019
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Marcy G
Philadelphia, PA8 contributions
Couples
We had the best time taking this cooking class with Adela. She was knowledgeable and patient, fun and informative. We would recommend taking this cooking class when in Florence. The food was delicious and, as it turned out, the best meal we’ve had in Florence since arriving 4 days ago! Wish we had the leftovers! Highly recommended. Ciao!!
Written November 23, 2019
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GrayLineFlorenceMood
Dear Marcy G, what a wonderful review! Many thanks for having shared your experience with us and our common readers. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed so much your Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence, having the chance to learn how to prepare a typical Tuscan meal. Our Company was founded more than 60 years ago and our first goal has always been to guarantee to all our customers an excellent experience, always mantaining the highest standard of service. For this reason, your review is really the best reward for all the passion and care we put every day in our job! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in one of our activities. Our Best Regards
Written November 25, 2019
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