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Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome

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Roma, Italy

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine from a professional chef during this cooking class in Rome. Experience the buzzing atmosphere of the Campo de' Fiori market as you shop for ingredients, then get hands-on as you whip up fresh homemade pasta, side dishes, and dessert. Finish by tucking into a delicious 6-course lunch, accompanied by fine Italian wines.
  • Cooking class in Rome with a professional chef
  • Shop for ingredients at the famous Campo dei Fiori market
  • Get hands-on as you learn to make pasta, dessert, and other Italian specialties
  • Master tips and techniques from a professional chef
  • Enjoy a home-cooked 6-course meal, including dessert and wine
  • Enjoy a fun and educational experience, suitable for all abilities
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
Campo de' Fiori market tour
Professional chef
Lunch
Wine included
Recipes will be emailed
Gratuities
Transport

Departure Point

Piazza Farnese, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Trastevere, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Meet your guide, a professional chef, at Piazza Farnese in central Rome and discuss the day’s menu before setting off to the Campo de' Fiori market to shop for fresh ingredients.

Enjoy a glimpse of typical Italian life as you explore the bustling marketplace and browse the colorful stalls. Listen as your guide explains the seasonal produce, herbs, and spices on sale and help select the meat, vegetables, and cheeses that you use in your cooking class.

Next, head to your cooking space for the day, an open-plan apartment in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere district, and set to work. Your cooking class is 100% hands-on and you learn to make fresh pasta from scratch, plus chopping the vegetables, blending the sauces and presenting the dishes.

Create three equally delicious pastas—a stuffed pasta, a long pasta, and a short-medium pasta—accompanied by 3 different sauces. That’s not all: prepare a second course of meat, a vegetable side dish, and an indulgent dessert. Along the way, master traditional techniques and pick up expert tips to help you recreate your favorite dishes back home.

Finally, sit down in the dining area to enjoy your home-cooked feast, accompanied by a selection of Italian wines. Your tour ends after lunch and you are given the recipes to take home with you.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please make a note of any dietary requirements in the Special Requirements box when you book
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Federico Alessandri

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

  • 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.

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What is the maximum group size during Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome ?
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This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "One tip: Do not eat a big breakfast beforehand because you will get a lot of food, which tastes even better because you helped make it." See review
  • "Also, it is the best thing to do before your long flight back home - no need for not-so-tasty in-flight meals!" See review
  • "If you can set aside half a day during your visit to Rome, I would definitely recommend this class." See review

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Best Experience in Italy
Sunflower216
, Feb 2020
Highlight of our trip to Italy. My husband & I both enjoyed the experience from the market tour, to hands on pasta making experience. So many things learned from Chef Alessandri. We didn’t feel rushed as we were learning. Plus the 6-course meal was just delicious!!! We were promised copy of recipes we learned and were really hoping they will be emailed.
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Taking Rome Home
Scott B
, Dec 2019
When we think about visiting Italy, for most of us, I think the first thing that comes to mind is the food. So what better way to take that home than to learn some Italian cooking? Chef Alessandri was an excellent instructor. He kept things light and fun, while sharing a lot of information. One of the things I really liked was that he not only explained HOW to do things - he also explained WHY something should be prepared a certain way to cook it properly and bring out the right flavors. With it being a half-day course, we got to cover a lot of ground. Our class worked on three pasta dishes, each with its own type of pasta and a matching sauce that was quite different from the others. The tomato mother sauce was delicious, of course. The gnocchi turned out to be the best I've had - it nearly melted in your mouth. If you can set aside half a day during your visit to Rome, I would definitely recommend this class. You'll have some new knowledge for making dinner when you get home... and your friends will ooh and ahh over the pictures.
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Chef in a Day Worth the Price
Lrchristen
, Nov 2019
Chef Federico was personable and knew his stuff. We arrived at Piazza Farnese and did a bit of exploring in the market and surrounding narrow cobbled streets. Chef and his two sou chefs were right on time. Our market visit and subsequent cheese ship and butcher shop visits were very informative. Walking to his well equipped cooking studio was a bit of a challenge over the gobble stones. Not recommended for mobility challenged. After washing up, we donned our aprons and got to work. During the next four hours we prepared three different handmade pastas and sauces and a main dish of veal loin and learned a myriad of cool culinary tips. Then we enjoyed the fruits of our labors and those of Chef and his Sou Chefs...accompanied by a choice of excellent red and white local Italian wines. Since we had previously done the must-see tourist attractions, this Chef in a Day Class was well worth the time and the price! Manga and Enjoy!
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Excellent Cooking Class with Chef Fabrizio Minelli
dianeconsultrd
, Nov 2019
The class size was perfect. About 9 students. It was fun going to the market with Chef Minelli to choose the vegetables, cheeses, breads. Chef Minelli showed us how to make from scratch 3 types of pastas one filled with freshly made pesto. We also made fresh Mother Sauce to go with the pasta. The class participated making the dishes with personalized instruction from the chef. Chef Minelli explained things throughout the class such as why three types of tomatoes are used for the sauce or how and why to properly cook the potatoes for the gnocchi. The presentation of all the dishes was impressive. Chef Minelli and his two assistants did an excellent job with the cooking class. Also, the wine was plentiful and delicious too. I would highly recommend taking this class. Informative, organized, professional, delicious and memorable.
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A great day out,,,
zinniaoh
, Sep 2019
Chef Fabrizio and his sous chefs Brenda & Kelly are a wonderful team. Fabrizio is a real character and makes the day both educational and fun. His sense of humour is just like one of us Aussie’s so we understood all his jokes! The step by step instructions, especially the tips on what to do and what NEVER to do, are things we will not forget when we return home. We can not recommend this Chef in a Day experience more highly even if you are not mad about cooking - you can just be mad about eating and you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Fabrizio and team!!!!
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Great time in Rome
marvins422019
, Aug 2019
My husband and I went to the cooking class. It was a very nice size group, and Chef Federico was incredibly nice, entertaining, and knowledgeable. Both my husband and I cook a lot, but we both learned a lot of new things. The food was excellent!
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Amazing insider experience
cece201849
, Jul 2019
This was a fun-filled day learning Italian secrets to their home made recipes, as the Australian way of cooking typical "spaghetti bolognaise" was extremely different. The traditional Italian ways of making pasta and the mother sauce was eye-opening and extremely delicious, something new I have learnt and knowledge I will take home and share with my friends and family. 5 different meals were served, and all very tasty, including the presentation which was made intricately. Wonderful experience, and definitely recommend. Fabrizio was our chef and he was a great teacher and gave lots of recommendations around Rome.
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Great experience!
Aylintoronto
, Jul 2019
it was a very rewarding experience both for my 13 year old daughter and myself. Our chef , Fabrizio, was very informative. I learned quite a bit even though i am quite an experienced cook. The mother sauce that he taught us how to make is to die for! I especially enjoyed the fresh pasta making part of the class. Thank you Fabrizio and the two very helpful sous-chefs!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks for joining us! Chef Alessandri
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Amazing experience!
DianeF1400
, Mar 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our day from start to finish, Chef Alessandri and his team were so passionate, helpful and we had a lot of fun - whilst learning how to make the most incredible food! Thank you for making our first visit to Rome both fun and educational, we can’t wait to replicate the recipes at home!!
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I had such a nice time with Chef...
joo0shin
, Jul 2018
I had such a nice time with Chef Alessandri, making pasta and other dishes. It was my last day in Rome, and definitely my best. We had lots to eat, along with wine. My personal best was the tomato sauce pasta - totally different from any other tomato sauce pasta I've ever had, and the gnocchi. I also got to learn many tips in cooking, which I could use in my other dishes. If you like Italian food, even if you are not so much into cooking, I would definitely recommend this cooking class it will change what you think of Italian food. Also, it is the best thing to do before your long flight back home - no need for not-so-tasty in-flight meals! I would so much like to do another class if I return to Italy, especially in his new place in Umbria.

Product code: 31090P1

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