International Cooking Vacations: Italy, France & Spain Cooking Class Opportunities & Tours
The leading provider of cooking vacations since 1994

Why take a culinary vacation with The International Kitchen? Watch owner Karen Herbst explain below on NBC Extra's Mansions and Millionaires.

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Our company's owner, Karen Herbst, pioneered the concept of "cooking vacations" over 20 years ago, and today The International Kitchen remains the leader in the industry, now offering over 90 cooking vacations and over 50 choices for one-day cooking classes. Our credo and promise to you: a top quality, authentic, intimate cooking experience, with lots of laughter and friendship and memories to last a lifetime.

The popularity of culinary travel has spawned many imitators. Now more than ever, it is critical that you be careful when choosing a culinary vacation and make sure you are dealing with a full time, professional organization. We "vet" our cooking vacations all the time by visiting and experiencing them ourselves; in fact, many of our "imitators" sell programs that we have dropped due to a lack of quality.

How else are we different than other tour operators in the culinary world?

  • We specialize exclusively in culinary travel.
  • We have both set departures and dates on request for as few as 2 people.
  • The maximum number in our classes is never more than 8 to 12, depending on the size of the kitchen, unless booked by a private group.
  • We are recognized and recommended by the Italian, French, and Spain tourist offices and have received awards for our programs and services.
  • We have 24/7 contact numbers for any problems before and during travel.
  • We have the knowledge and buying power to assist with any pre and/or post travel at competitive rates.
  • We offer programs in over a dozen countries, and are always looking to expand our offerings once we know that we can offer a top quality experience.

We encourage you to contact us for more information or further details: 800-945-8606 or

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