Italian Cooking Schools: Gritti Palace, Venice
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Hotel Gritti Palace Cooking School
Venice

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About the location: Venice, of course, hardly needs an introduction. And this one-of-a-kind city is the location for the Hotel Gritti Palace, a one-of-a-kind, world class hotel that has been host to famous people for decades. Situated on the Grand Canal, with an incomparable view of the water, the hotel was once the Renaissance residence of the Venetian doge Andrea Gritti. It is one of the world’s most celebrated hotels – famous for excellent service, luxurious guestrooms and public rooms, and a stunning dining terrace overlooking the Canal Grande. The hotel is a splendid little Palazzo that preserves within its walls stories of illustrious visitors such as the British Royal family, the Duke of Windsor, Princes of Monaco and numerous Hollywood stars. Named to the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2002 Gold list and Conde Nast Traveler’s 2001 Readers Choice Awards List, this special haven is, as they say, “to die for!”


Hotel Gritti cooking school chefAbout the cooking lessons: The special cooking demonstration school is located in the hotel and is run by the Club Del Doge Executive Chef, Daniele Turco. Chef Turco leads the themed culinary lessons and is accompanied by the the expertise of visiting celebrity Chefs. The courses are centered on different themes, tastes and aromas, in which both classical and non-classical forms of Venetian and Mediterranean Cuisine are addressed. Your Venetian experience is enhanced with an excursion to the Rialto Market with the chef… and time for personal forays into the Venetian calli, campi, and local legends.


The menu of the day is developed in the presence of the participants and a tasting at lunchtime follows. The wines chosen for the dishes are introduced by a sommelier. At the end of each single course, you will receive a certificate of participation.

Hotel Gritti Palace Cooking School Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival on your own and check in to your room at the Hotel Gritti Palace.
  • Enjoy an aperitivo while the chef presents an overview of the week’s activities.
  • Dinner at the Club del Doge, prepared by Executive Chef Daniele Turco.
  • Overnight.

Day 2

  • Breakfast.
  • Departure for the Rialto market, where you will shop for your class ingredients.
  • Head to the kitchen around 11 a.m. for your hands-on cooking class with dishes based on the season.
  • Lunch to follow, based on your efforts, in the cooking school.
  • Afternoon and dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day 3

  • Breakfast.
  • Meet in the cooking school classroom for your next class, this time focused on dessert. You’ll get to pick among a few options, such as Venetian cicchetti, a regional dessert, or the Bar Longhi’s signature souffle. Tasting of what you’ve prepared to follow.
  • Lunch and dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day 4

  • Breakfast followed by checkout and departure.