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“Signed up for two days and stayed for another half day!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of CIBO Culinary Institute of Bologna

CIBO Culinary Institute of Bologna
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Owner description: 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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“Signed up for two days and stayed for another half day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Culinary Institute of Bologna (CIBO) has a variety of easily scheduled classes that fit into my travel schedule.
Owner Stefano Corvucci, is an attorney turned chef who owns two restaurants. His passion is sharing his love of food with students at CIBO.
The emphasis was on techniques (not recipes) such as how to salt and when to add wine to maximize flavor development.
Stefano escorted us to a local vegetable market and we found the most beautiful vegetables in the middle of winter including Tuscan artichokes and chicory.
Sara, the pastry chef, taught the desserts. She shared the two ingredients that add complexity to the panna cotta.
I plan to return to CIBO.

Visited February 2013
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Sutton, Canada
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“A unique experience to authentic Bolognese cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

We were greeted by Chef Stefano Corvucci and a super pasta chef. We were fortunate to meet Laura Rangoni, a culinary journalist and writer. We started by the ragù or sauce and then proceeded in making three kinds of pasta: the world famous tagliatelle, strozzapreti and gnocchi. Afterwards we enjoyed eating what we’ve made with the Chef Corvucci and his guests. This was truly a very enjoyable experience the chefs were good and considerate teachers full of hands-on culinary tricks and explanations wrapped in the Bolognese culture. Stongly recommended.

Visited March 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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“The highlight of our Italian vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We arrived in Bologna and found that our class was to be held in Stefano's restaurant. My husband and I were the only students, which was quite delightful. As we walked to the fresh markets, Stefano questioned us as to our likes and dislikes, and told us about the city and his background. We returned for class with a plethora of fresh, beautiful ingredients and some wine to accompany our soon to be feast. The class was informative and fun - making pasta the old fashioned way was worth the effort. We laughed and learned and ate well. Stefano joined us for our delicious meal. What a nice change of pace from touring the sights. I'm also glad we made the trip to Bologna - it has a different feel and was enjoyable to walk through.

Visited October 2012
Thank Melodye L
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Dallas, Texas
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“CIBO Cooking School”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had a wonderful day of culinary arts with CIBO. Stefano Corvacci and Giorgia Lagosti were very knowledgeable and interesting. It began at the market choosing our fresh ingredients for our two meals. We learned that simple ingredients create delicious traditional dishes. This is a very hands-on course. We learned by doing with detailed instruction for the beginner and expert as well. We feasted on soup, homemade pasta with three different sauces/ragus, salad, dessert and, of course, wine. We learned technique, history and cultural. We all loved sharing our culinary creations with our friends new and old. A memorable experience and highlight our our trip.

Visited October 2012
Thank Lorraine P
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I was staying in Venice but decided to spend a day in Bologna and experience a bit of the food that apparently makes the city special, by means of this cooking course. It was a first time experience for us two, so we don't know how it might compare to any other courses that may be out there, but we certainly found it very satisfying and enjoyable. We learned a lot of simple techniques where it counts, and how/where things are allowed to vary.
We did the 10:00-12:30 pasta making course. The time really flies by when you're trying to take it all in, and it's still amazing how much stuff you can get done in that time and it makes a very pleasant and lunch with a complimentary carafe of wine. Very open and accommodating staff.

Visited December 2012
Thank Ko O
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