Sharing the wealth – best cooking classes in Florence
The Food Studio – cooking school in Florence, offering skills in traditional Tuscan Culinary Arts with a modern twist. The project is driven by a dedicated collaboration between the world renown Florentine D.O.C. Chef Benedetta Vitali and two young Florentine aficionados dedicated to preserving their Tuscan heritage: Paolo Dellafiore and Giorgio Pinto. Benedetta is internationally recognized as one of Florence’s most successful chefs having started iconic restaurants such as Cibreo and Zibibbo. She has also published various successful cook books including the James Beard awarded Sofritto. Benedetta has now dedicated herself to passing the torch and “sharing the wealth” offering you the opportunity to inherit a piece of the vast Tuscan culinary patrimony in our exclusive location.
Our focus is on transmitting Italian cooking skills and secrets but at the same time on health, nutrition and wellbeing – all innate elements of the traditional Italian diet. All cultures can be observed, learned and maintained through its food, wine and eno-gastronomic social practices. We aim to highlight and champion the true nature of the Mediterranean diet to make a deep impression and improve the quality of life of everyone who passes through our doors.
We take food and cooking very seriously but this doesn’t mean that our courses are bookish; on the contrary, they are fun, challenging and hands on; offering participants of all levels not only to learn recipes but to really soak up Tuscany’s food culture. Eat and drink to delight your senses but just a little of EVERYTHING will keep you healthy wealthy and wise!
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Reviews from TripAdvisor
Paolo and Giorgio are onto a winning combination here. It starts with a trip to the market and to a couple of local family run stores to get key ingredients.
It is then a short walk to the very cool cooking studio that the boys have set up at the bottom on Georgio mum and dads house.
My daughter and I had been in Italy for about a week in July. It was banging hot, and super crowded everywhere we went.
Going to a quieter area of Florence – it is just a short distance from the crazy crowds but feels miles away – and spending the morning in air conditioned comfort was a welcome relief for us.
We enjoyed making different shapes of pasta, chatting with Georgio and Paolo, making Tira mi su (yum) and more. The boys strike a nice balance between teaching, and then finishing off and plating so that you spend time enjoying and eating.
If you are considering a cooking school while in Florence, this is the one for you, you will not be disappointed.
Very glad we took this class. My teenage daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed learning, cooking and eating. We even now make home made pasta home back in Melbourne! The atmosphere was everything you could wish for–the music playing, the gorgeous venue itself, the wonderful kitchen. And our hosts were great. We met the boys first and walked to a few stores for ingredients. That was a nice way to start. Then to the kitchen to cook and eat. A wonderful experience. A wonderful thing share with Isabella.
I brought several groups to the Food Studio in May and June for several days of cooking with Giorgio, Maria and Pippo. We had a blast!! We made excellent food, brought home wonderful recipes, and have memories to last a lifetime. Thank you!!
We enjoyed this 1/2 day evening cooking class tremendously! It was an awesome way to learn authentic and delicious Tuscan cooking. The best part was that we enjoyed a delicious meal at the end. Paolo and Giorgio were pleasant hosts and they promptly emailed us the recipes of what we made. Giorgio even remembered that I asked about making gnocchi and he sent that recipe to me as well. All around wonderful experience!
I would highly recommend the Food Studio for anyone who is in Florence. My wife and I both love to cook and this was a great way to spend the day. We learned a lot about Italian cooking and enjoyed an amazing four-course meal.