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CIBO Culinary Institute of Bologna

Via Augusto Righi 30b, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 348 795 7725
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Amazing cooking class.

I just finished two classes at CIBO with Alex. It was so much fun I’m hoping to come back for an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Estados Unidos
via mobile
A great group learning experience

Twelve of us in Emilia Romagna on a foodie tour... what could be better than to take a cooking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guilford, CT
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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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Via Augusto Righi 30b, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 348 795 7725
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just finished two classes at CIBO with Alex. It was so much fun I’m hoping to come back for an extended time. I couldn’t believe how much we did and how much I learned. It’s very hands on and I felt quite confident when...More

Thank T2295CLjamese
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twelve of us in Emilia Romagna on a foodie tour... what could be better than to take a cooking class! CIBO's Chef Stefano met us at the market to start our day of cooking and learning. His plan for a menu of traditional Bolognese style...More

Thank flyawayCT
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Stefano met us at the street market where we made a plan of what we might want to cook. The fruits and vegetables are fresh and ripe. The fish market was loaded with a huge assortment to choose from. Mussels, shrimp, squid, and fish filled...More

Thank April A
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I took the late afternoon class that focused on making pasta and sauces and my personal favorite, stuffed squash blossoms. We worked with Alexandra as our chef. She was patient, knowledgable and a wonderful teacher. She offered up a bunch of tips that will make...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

I signed up for the three day cooking course at CIBO and had the most wonderful time. The chefs I learned from, Lucia and Alexandra, were incredibly knowledgeable and I learned so much. I was amazed how many things we cooked in a day -...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed October 29, 2017

I’ve been to many cooking classes all over the globe - taking home new techniques and recipes is one of the best souvenirs one can have. CIBO was a great experience, and I wavered between rating it a 4 or 5. The pasta class I...More

Thank washington_wahine
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

I had an excelent time with Stefano, cooking delicious things in a fully equiped kitchen. It was really great!

Thank Fernanda S
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a lifetime experience, visiting the northern Italy city of Bologna, don’t miss this one. A cooking class at CIBO is an experience worthwhile-a Must! You learn all the techniques to prepare pasta in the right way. An Extremely professional staff...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

My wife and I are on an extended holiday through Europe, and one of my most anticipated adventures was a 5-day cooking class at CIBO. I was not disappointed. Our session started at 8:30am everyday with a trip to the market. It was at the...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed September 19, 2017

The instructor was friendly and very helpful. Taught us some methods that we will definitely use at home. Learned how pasta dough should 'feel' and when it is ready.

Thank Allan H
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November 13, 2015|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
I've heard nothing about closing. Stefano, the head chef, just sent out his monthly email announcing that he is guest judge at a competition in England. Recipes and news but no mention of any closing. Fabulous experience... More
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
I paid 195 euros for a class from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Started with a market trip. Worth every bit of the cost! Lucia was an amazing instructor. Don't skip the market trip--that was a great experience!