Our six day cooking course with Claudio far exceeded our expectations. It did not feel like a "group tour" at all — it was very personal... Every aspect of this vacation was thoroughly planned from the transportation to the meals, the fabulous Villa Casagrande — everything. There were no unexpected charges or fees. Everything scheduled was perfectly on time... everyone was gracious, friendly, helpful. I felt like we experienced the real Tuscany — not a "tourist version" of it. Lynn M. (A Classic Tuscan Table with Chef Claudio)
How would you like to spend a week in the Tuscan countryside, learning to cook the Tuscan way from a warm and enthusiastic Italian chef? How about spending a few days at a provencal B&B, visiting the local produce markets and bakeries, enjoying your meals al fresco with a glass of excellent French wine? Or perhaps you would prefer a cooking trip to sunny Spain, where you can immerse yourself in the local cuisine and way of life?
At The International Kitchen we strive to provide the best possible culinary vacation for our clients, and to that end we visit all of the programs we design: we meet the chefs, walk the paths, and sample the foods that will make up your unique and unforgettable cooking vacation. Our culinary tours generally include accommodations, cooking lessons in English, and excursions that explore the local culture (the ruins of Pompeii for example, or Barcelona’s striking architecture) and cuisine (such as a visit to a cheese producer, a winery, or an oil press). And of course, the food! You will enjoy some of the world’s best and most distinctive regional foods and wines on our tours. Our cooking vacations in general run 2 to 7 nights, and can usually be confirmed for as few as two people. The maximum class size depends on the size of the kitchen where your lessons are held, but never exceed 14 in order to ensure a high-quality, hands-on experience.
We want to give you as much information as possible to help you decide which cooking vacation is right for you. For each of our cooking tours, you will find a full and detailed description of the accommodations, the cooking classes, the day-to-day itinerary, and what is included. Our prices and available dates are online, as are client comments from past travelers who have taken our cooking vacations. If you are ready to book, our booking form is available online. If you still need help deciding between a luxurious boutique hotel on Italy’s sunny Amalfi coast, or a converted farmhouse nestled in the Tuscan countryside, contact us. We’d love to talk to you about any of our cooking vacations.