Renaissance Florence™

Market Tour & Advanced Cooking Class With Chef Lorena ~ 1 Day

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Tie on your apron for an advanced cooking experience in the kitchen with Chef Lorena in the heart of Florence. This Florence market tour and cooking class is for the experienced passionate cook and chef, and includes preparing Tuscan and Florentine cuisine with a profound understanding of tradition.  Using farm-to-table ingredients, you will be prepare antipasti, fresh hand-made pasta, risotto, main courses and dessert.

Shopping with the Chef at the Ambrogio Market in Florence

Join Chef Lorena as she starts the morning with an early morning visit to the Sant’ Ambrogio Market located in the ancient neighborhood of Camaldoli. Artisan vendors display their seasonal goods – fresh, local and piled high. It is a colorful scene as vendors shout out their specials of the day, and Florentines negotiate the best product and price. Our Shopping with the Chef tour takes you through the Sant’Ambrogio market and introduces you to the foods of the region. From artisan bread and cheese, to fruits and vegetables, fish and meats, to salumi and desserts, the market is a historical landmark.

Learn the art of Florentine cooking under the direction of Chef Lorena. Her passion started when she was a child and saying, “cooking is always in my heart and soul.”

In your advanced hands-on cooking classes you will learn to prepare antipasto, pasta, risotto, main courses and desserts under the guidance of Chef Lorena. She learned to cook by watching her grandmother make biscotti and tagliatelle for Sunday lunch. Her passion started when she was a child and continued as she says, “it was always in my heart and soul.”

Everyone  enjoys the food made in class following the cooking class with a toast of local wine.  Chef, food lover, and member of a professional choir at the School of Music in Fiesole, there is always music in Lorena’s kitchen!

You will be preparing the most treasured Tuscan advanced recipes of the four season while enjoying Tuscan food, wine, artisan products and local produce.

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on advanced cooking class preparing antipasti, fresh hand-made pasta, risotto, main courses and dessert.
  • Lunch or dinner follows and includes the food that was prepared in the cooking class with a toast of wine included.
Program Prices

Advanced Cooking Class  $395 per person, based on 2 guests.

Market Tour and Advanced Cooking Class $450 per person, based on 2 guests.

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.

2024 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.