Chefactory Cooking Academy
Lessons & Workshops • Cooking Classes
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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From the age of 16 until now, I have tried to pursue the love for taste, tradition, and humility in learning the art of cooking. This art is infinitely large and full of constant changes, beautiful scents, vibrant colors, and unconditional love that I have never imagined… I have put all my passion in choosing the best organic products, DOP, fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish of the best quality. I make sure to touch and smell the ingredients, as well as make everyone else appreciate the scents and aromas of every ingredient possible… I could be here writing endless pages of reasons to explain why I have opened this school, Chefactory – The Taste Workshop, but the reason why I opened the doors is just one. I wish to transmit you to the love of resuming our roots, traditions, history, and life in the art of Tuscan cuisine. The lessons can be taught in: “-English-Spanish-German-Italian”
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Don G
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Friends
Francesco made the experience just great. He was incredibly patient with us and extremely helpful. We learned so many things. We have decided to start making our own pasta and learned the simplicity of great sauces. I highly recommend this class to anyone that really wants to learn to make good and authentic Italian cuisine.
Written March 31, 2022
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Thank you so much for your beautiful review, hope to see you soon in Florence ready to do another of our multiple different classes. Just check our website. Kindly Francesco
Written April 2, 2022
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3766Meggie
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands19 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Our cook Stefano was a very friendly person who explained the cooking methods very well and answered all our questions about ingredients and cutting techniques in a professional way. We enjoyed all the dishes. I would only recommend to serve the appetizer between the cooking lessons, we got a little hungry.
Francesco, the owner of the Chefactory provided us with a lot of background information of the cooking school and his enthusiasm was well received. He went out of his way, together with Stefano to bring the customer journey to a higher level. We wish them a prosperous non-covid future of their business.
Written July 31, 2021
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I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful review and for having graced us with your presence. I hope to see you soon and cook together again. A warm greeting from all the staff
Written August 12, 2021
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KarmaKarma
New Smyrna Beach, FL104 contributions
Apr 2022
My friend and I completed a 5 day private course at Chefactory last week. The experience was exceptional. I know some people come for just a day but they are really missing out by not booking a longer experience. We made 6 pastas, 6 desserts and 3 main courses but you can choose different combinations. The instructor chefs were wonderful- patient, knowledgeable and fun. VERY highly recommend Chef Francisco, the great instructors and the Chefactory Cooking Academy.
Written May 5, 2022
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Than you so much for this beautiful review, you had such a great energy and this is very important too. Hope to see you soon doing something different in our Academy and send you a big hug from Florence. Kindly Francesco
Written May 7, 2022
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Melanie Ross
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Don’t waste your money, this company has the worst customer service. I have never left a negative review before but my experience with Chefactory and the owner has been out of this world horrific. We signed up for a class showed up just to have all the doors locked, emailed them and called. Finally 30 mins after the class started we left and asked for a refund. The owner refused to provide a refund and exchanged several nasty emails insulting me while I did everything I could to go to the class and he has refused to provide any assistance. Really ruined part of our trip and our perception of Florence as a whole. Find another company to take a class from and Save yourself the trouble.
Written September 11, 2021
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Dear Lanie Broussard, we are truly sorry for the review you posted, but unfortunately we also have to say that thanks to our many customers, I am not that rude, quite the contrary. After several calls to your mobile, we left a voice message offering you the opportunity to participate in the next cooking class, although there is really no way to miss it based on the photos posted and the link that takes you directly in front of our school. The class was in action with already 14 people in the group, wonderful and very kind, who waited for you for 25 minutes and that we will never end to thank for the friendliness and patience. the glass window of the activity is directly visible to anyone who passes and stops attracted to watch all our customers in action in the kitchen. our company fortunately has never lacked, neither respect nor precision and this is the basis of every owner, including me. I would have compensated you for the cab as well and I would have done everything I could to accommodate you, even if your mistake was not within our competence. So I would like to thank all of our kind clients who appreciate our unique service and professionalism, as well as me as the owner of this project of mine. I wish you all the best Francesco Arancio General Manager Chefactory Cooking Academy Florence
Written October 4, 2021
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danepeterpadley
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The whole experience was amazing and chef Franscesco was incredible. So many useful tips and such a great personality. Would definitely recommend this for anyone wanted to learn how to cook Italian meals and about how food is made!
Written August 19, 2020
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Ho pe ti see you soon and give you all the best of our new recipes. Huge hug's Francesco
Written October 5, 2021
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MikeynDnvr
Denver, CO157 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Yesterday I had a tour of the Market Central with Francesco. We then went to his academy where he taught me Florentine cooking basics. Francesco was thorough but patient and kind and at no time did I feel rushed. This was a fantastic experience and if you are visiting Florence, I would highly recommend checking his availability. It was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy. I'm so glad I was able to spend the day with and learn from Francesco. 5 stars plus!
Written July 18, 2021
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It was a pleasure, to have had the opportunity to spend a wonderful morning, informative and full of enthusiasm in learning together. Thank you thank you again and I hope to see you soon. Francesco
Written July 19, 2021
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Lindy
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
We did the market tour combined with a cooking class. The entire experience was amazing, Francesco showed us not only the highlights of the market, but also on route to the cooking studio he explained elaborately the buildings we passed, the secret doorways we should look at etc. The cooking class was great, we got to ask a lot of questions and learned all kinds of handy tricks for cooking at home. I would definitely recommend this experience!
Written September 30, 2021
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Thank you thank you thank you a lot of times. You brought my Day in at the top. Kindly Francesco
Written October 4, 2021
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Francie C
Annapolis, MD60 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Five of us took this class together and had a blast learning how to make sauces, tortellini, ravioli, gnocchi and panna cotto. Chef Francesco is an absolute delight and made the event extra special. Grazie Mille Francesco!
Written September 28, 2021
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Mille grazie to you my dear. Hope to see you soon in Florence. Francesco
Written October 4, 2021
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TakeMeAnywhere4811
California10 contributions
Apr 2022
My husband and I loved the first class with the Chefactory we did a 2nd one and it was even better. Our chef was Gretchen and she took us on a tour of the market before our cooking class. Worth every second and we highly recommend doing any of the offered classes while here.
Written July 4, 2022
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Thank you again for everything. Hope to see you soon in Florence and at Chefactory cooking academy Florence. Kindly Francesco
Written July 5, 2022
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Catherine C
Georgetown, TX24 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
I went here with my grown daughter and best friend. We did the dinner deluxe, with 4 courses. The team that helped with us cook was outstanding. Chef Francesco is friendly and his instructions were excellent.

I am excited to take the recipes back home and recreate them.

There were 2 different classes going on that evening but we were put into smaller groups of 5 to 6 people to work at each table. I felt like the chef did a good job of making sure we all knew what to do to be successful and at the end of the lesson we had a delicious meal.

Definitely a fun event.
Written September 29, 2022
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Chefactory F
A thousand thanks for this detailed review and thank you for all the compliments regarding the school and the Staff. This is a review that really shows the reality of the facts and the love we put into making you feel good, but also the professionalism of what goes on before. I hope to see you again soon and wish you all the best. Francesco
Written October 3, 2022
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  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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