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Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome

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Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome

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Learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine from a professional chef during this cooking class in Rome. Experience the buzzing atmosphere of the Campo de' Fiori market as you shop for ingredients, then get hands-on as you whip up fresh homemade pasta, side dishes, and dessert. Finish by tucking into a delicious 6-course lunch, accompanied by fine Italian wines.
  • Cooking class in Rome with a professional chef
  • Shop for ingredients at the famous Campo dei Fiori market
  • Get hands-on as you learn to make pasta, dessert, and other Italian specialties
  • Master tips and techniques from a professional chef
  • Enjoy a home-cooked 6-course meal, including dessert and wine
  • Enjoy a fun and educational experience, suitable for all abilities
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
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Campo de' Fiori market tour
Professional chef
Wine included
Recipes will be emailed

Departure Point

Piazza Farnese, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

In fronte of the french embassy At 9:30 am

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Trastevere, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Meet your guide, a professional chef, at Piazza Farnese in central Rome and discuss the day’s menu before setting off to the Campo de' Fiori market to shop for fresh ingredients.

Enjoy a glimpse of typical Italian life as you explore the bustling marketplace and browse the colorful stalls. Listen as your guide explains the seasonal produce, herbs, and spices on sale and help select the meat, vegetables, and cheeses that you use in your cooking class.

Next, head to your cooking space for the day, an open-plan apartment in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere district, and set to work. Your cooking class is 100% hands-on and you learn to make fresh pasta from scratch, plus chopping the vegetables, blending the sauces and presenting the dishes.

Create three equally delicious pastas—a stuffed pasta, a long pasta, and a short-medium pasta—accompanied by 3 different sauces. That’s not all: prepare a second course of meat, a vegetable side dish, and an indulgent dessert. Along the way, master traditional techniques and pick up expert tips to help you recreate your favorite dishes back home.

Finally, sit down in the dining area to enjoy your home-cooked feast, accompanied by a selection of Italian wines. Your tour ends after lunch and you are given the recipes to take home with you.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please make a note of any dietary requirements in the Special Requirements box when you book
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We need a total of 4 participants to start a class. If we don’t reach the goal we’ll suggest an other date or the class could be canceled
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Federico Alessandri
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Also, it is the best thing to do before your long flight back home - no need for not-so-tasty in-flight meals!" See review
  • "If you can set aside half a day during your visit to Rome, I would definitely recommend this class." See review


219 Reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Wonderful Cooking Class
, Dec 2021
This was. one of the highlights of our time in Rome. My wife is not really a cook per se and I think she enjoyed this even more than me! We had to other ladies in the class with us plus Chef was training 2 new assistants that were wonderful. Shopping in the open air market to start then on to the school. Gnocchi, pasta, sauce - so much to learn. Plus it was a really fun atmosphere. Can't wait to get our recipes so we can try once we're home. Will be looking at the Umbria property next time we're in Italy. A+++
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks Joseph! Recipes are coming soon!
Pasta Pasta!
, Nov 2021
First time attending a cooking class in Rome. Loved every minute of the class. Chef Federico was Fun Entertaining and explained every technique in great detail. But what also made this class so fun, I was very fortunate to be in a class with a wonderful. Group of people from US,Germany and Switzerland.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks 😊
Tomatoes 2.0
, Nov 2021
Very good cooking class with the knowledgeable and enthousiast chef Alessandrini. Lifechanging view on tomatoes :-)
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks Vincent
Our best experience by far in Rome.
, Oct 2021
This was the best experience we had in Rome. We enjoyed every second. Chef Alessandri was fantastic, a genuine professional chef. His assistant was very nice. The food was incredible and we cooked it! The session was informative and was easy to follow. We highly recommend this experience. We will do it again the next time we are in Rome
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for your lovely review!
Best cooking class I’ve ever had
, Oct 2021
Chef Federico is amazing! We learned so much about the Italian cuisine and the steps to make all the sauces and pasta. It was also very cool to go to the market as a group so he could explain the individual ingredients and what he looks for. The food was probably some of the best pasta I’ve ever had in my life. Not kidding. And we had an amazing small group. This experience was worth every penny
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
5 Stars!
, Sep 2021
Very good cooking course. In fact, the best I have attended. Chef Frederico was very skilled and created an positive atmosphere of fun and learning. Highly recommend for both the novice and the more experienced.
Chef in a day
, Sep 2021
Great experience and very nice food. The chef was very friendly and open. We learned a lot and would do it again any time;)
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks! 🤗
Highlight of my Trip
, Jul 2021
I have attended a few cooking classes in Europe and this was by far my favorite. Chef Alessandri helped us prepare four delicious recipes. Beyond that, he explained all of his choices in making the recipe and gave us many tips I can use in cooking at home. He was kind, funny, engaging, and interesting. If you are interested in taking a cooking class look no further than this.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks Augustine! I sent you the recipes on whatsapp! See you next time in Umbria
Wonderful experience in Umbria
, Jun 2021
Of everything we did in rome, Naples and Venice, this trip to a cooking class in Umbria was by far the most rewarding, surprising and fun. We feel like we really made new friends, with chef Andressi and his lovely family, and truffle dogs taxi and uber. We learned how to make amazing pasta and gnocchi, explained with expert detail and enough effort to challenge but not too much for fun. We miss you guys already and can't wait to see you again! gratzie Mille!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks Scott, looking forward to see you again!
Best Experience in Italy
, Feb 2020
Highlight of our trip to Italy. My husband & I both enjoyed the experience from the market tour, to hands on pasta making experience. So many things learned from Chef Alessandri. We didn’t feel rushed as we were learning. Plus the 6-course meal was just delicious!!! We were promised copy of recipes we learned and were really hoping they will be emailed.

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