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CIBO Culinary Institute of Bologna

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Address: Via Augusto Righi 30b, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

CIBO offers the ultimate Italian cooking experience. Enjoy short, half day...

CIBO offers the ultimate Italian cooking experience. Enjoy short, half day or full day classes or a week long culinary adventure. Experience cooking lessons that are taught by professional restaurant chefs, in a fun foodie environment. Join us in downtown, historic Bologna or cook in our nearby countryside location.Classes are not demonstrations. At the Culinary Institute of Bologna(CIBO) you receive a true hands-on Italian cooking experience; you actively participate in the class and learn by actually cooking the dishes we prepare. Learn authentic Bolognese dishes from our professional chefs who are employed at local Emilia Romagna restaurants and trattorias. You will work with authentic recipes that have been handed down for centuries. You will perform cooking techniques that will quickly transform you into you into a great Italian cook.Choose from a multitude of cooking lessons. You may decide to take a few hours to a few days of classes, or enjoy a full week of culinary adventure in downtown Bologna and/or the nearby countryside in Ravenna. Select from the list of our Italian cooking courses. Almost every lesson includes a lunch or dinner.Prepare authentic Bolognese cuisine and then enjoy a wonderful meal that you created. CIBO loves amateurs, professionals, students and foodies, everyone is welcome at every level of expertise. Our professional chefs and staff provide instruction in a friendly, relaxed step-by -step instructional manner The staff will share their expert tips, methods and cookery and techniques. Our classes are not demonstrations but rather hands-on cooking classes offer a unique opportunity to learn from the very best!Using our state of the art professional kitchens will assure of learning quickly and effortlessly. Each kitchen is equipped with the latest kitchenware and cooking equipment.. At CIBO your are in the perfect setting in which to improve your cooking skills and have a fun filled culinary experience!

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Liked so much we returned two years later!

CIBO is a great place to learn many aspects of fine Italian cooking made from the freshest of ingredients. We enjoyed our first time so much in 2015, that we returned in 2017 for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CIBO is a great place to learn many aspects of fine Italian cooking made from the freshest of ingredients. We enjoyed our first time so much in 2015, that we returned in 2017 for another day of cooking. Dot. Stefano Corvucci is a personable man and a fine chef and instructor. We hope to do this again some day. Cooking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

In early 2016 I made the decision to travel from the U.S. to Bologna for the purpose of learning the craft of pasta making. I wanted experienced restaurant chefs who understood the demands of professional kitchens and were also committed to the highest standards of teaching proper technique and execution. I found all this at CIBO with chef Stefano and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

I surprised my fiancée with a cooking class and trip to Bologna for her birthday. I chose CIBO based on the great reviews, and was not disappointed! Gabriela was an amazing teacher, and the food we learnt to cook tasted fantastic. Don't come to Bologna without experiencing CIBO.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We spent a week in the Bologna area and we really wanted to do a culinary instruction experience, preferably hands-on. We wanted to learn how to make egg pasta from scratch as well as some sauces to accompany it. I researched on TA like crazy before we left and finally decided to book CIBO. We booked the afternoon cooking class... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Spending two days with Gabriella cooking in the wonderful kitchen at CIBO was an absolute highlight of my 26 days in Europe. Bologna was a beautiful city to explore, but honestly, I'd have given up my time as a tourist to have spent more time cooking if I'd know how amazing it was going to be. In the two days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I had a great experience during these two days of cooking class. The morning shopping with Lucia was fantastic and informative with her explaining me in full details of the culture, food and people of Bologna. I have learned to make traditional hand roll pasta and ragu. I even learned the trick to de-bone the chicken and fish. Everything that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I signed up to take the 4 hour pasta making class on a Friday evening. Stephano was our instructor and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, easy to understand, and managed the students well. My husband and I were the only one that night registered for our class, but there were 5 other students who were there at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the cooking class with Gabriella and 2 other lovely ladies. We bought our produce first from local suppliers and then learnt a few delicious Italian recipes in their well equipped kitchen. Also nice to sit and share our beautiful food together with a glass of wine. Looking forward to putting my new skills to practice when I get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My goal in coming to Bologna was to learn as much as I could about the dishes and the local cuisine. Not only did I get the immersive experience of shopping in the market each day for fresh produce, meats and cheeses, but I learned lot about the regional dishes and how they differ from other parts within Italy. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I discovered the restaurant (Trattoria del Rosso) a few years ago during a stop-over in Bologna. This was by far the best meal I had during that trip. Soon after I found out that the owner had opened a culinary school at the back. I returned to Bologna last week, married, dragging my husband around all the eateries. We agreed... More 

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