International Cooking Vacations in Italy, France & More
The leading provider of cooking vacations since 1994

We Know Cooking Vacations

The International Kitchen’s owner, Karen Herbst, pioneered the concept of "cooking vacations" more than 20 years ago. The International Kitchen remains the leader in culinary vacations, offering over 100 cooking vacations and one-day cooking courses in Italy, France, and around the world.

Why take a cooking vacation with The International Kitchen? Watch this segment of NBC Extra's Mansions and Millionaires to see for yourself:

Our 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 vacations has spawned many imitators. Now more than ever, it is critical that you be careful when choosing a culinary vacation. We hold our cooking vacations and culinary tours to high standards by personally visiting and experiencing each and every one. This is not always the case, as many of our “imitators" still offer cooking holidays that we have dropped due to a lack of quality.

Why else should you choose The International Kitchen?

  • We specialize exclusively in cooking vacations & culinary tours.
  • We arrange travel and cooking courses for as few as 2 people.
  • Our classes never exceed 8 to 12 participants (except for private groups).
  • We are recommended by the official tourist offices of Italy, France, and Spain.
  • We have 24/7 contact numbers for any problems before and during travel.

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

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