Cooking Lesson: From The Market To The Table in Florence

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Italy

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Tour description provided by Viator

Learn how to prepare a typical Italian meal from scratch thanks to a professional chef, and impress all your friends and family at home! With this 4.5-hour cooking class, you will start the tour with a visit to the Central Market in Florence, then you will immerse yourself in the cooking class and top off the experience with a delicious lunch with your own creations.
The class will start with a visit to the Central Market in Florence, where you will enjoy the folklorist atmosphere of the Florentine food market and do some great grocery shopping thanks to the tips and guidance of the chef, who will escort you. Once you've gotten everything you need, you will be driven to the unique location where the class will take place. During your 4-hour lesson, you will prepare a full Italian meal, from appetizer to dessert. You will first learn how to prepare all the needed ingredients by washing and cutting them, as the treatment of the raw materials is essential in cooking. You will learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch, and you will have the chance to knead it yourself with your own hands, so prepare for some action. Then with the fresh ingredients bought at the market, learn how to prepare the real Beef Ragu sauce with some secret tips that only a local Chef can give you. Then, prepare a fresh ‘bruschetta’ with simple but authentic ingredients like bread, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and basil.  It is not a real meal without a proper dessert, so once the sauce is ready to be cooked, you'll start with the tiramisù. Grab eggs, Mascarpone cream cheese, sugar, Italian ladyfingers, cocoa bitter,  coffee and together with your Chef you'll create the best tiramisu ever.  Once everything is ready learn  how to decorate your plate and then finally have lunch with the amazing dishes you made. Lunch will be accompanied by a local wine, water, or soft drink as you prefer. At the end of the class, you will also get a Participation Certificate signed by the chef, as well as the recipes for the dishes you made so you might try them again at home with your friends and family. At the end of the class our minivan you drive you back to the center of Florence where the tour will end.

What’s included

  • Transportation with air conditioned coach or minivan
  • All necessary ingredients
  • Lunch with drinks included (wine or soft drink)
  • Visit to the Central Market in Florence with the Chef
  • Learn the tips and secrets of the Tuscan cuisine from our local Chef
  • Prepare a 3-Course meal 

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour