Roman Holiday™

Rome Cooking Class ~ Roman Traditions ~ 1 Day


Join Chef Eugenio in a one-day hands-on cooking class in his professional kitchen in the heart of the Eternal City, Rome. Learn how to prepare and taste traditional Roman cuisine, artichokes, fresh pasta, main courses, pizza and desserts and how to select the ingredients at the market too with Italy’s most colorful and acclaimed chef – known as one who loves to cook and to eat.

Chef Eugenio’s family, originally from Naples, immigrated to the Eternal City at an early age. Though still very connected with his countryside roots, Chef Eugenio is 100% Roman and his culinary skills show that.  Learn how to cook without recipes, timers, measuring cups and scales, but with the smells, instinct, and technique that only Chef Eugenio has gained after years of experience.  He cooks with his eyes, like most Italian chefs, using his senses and know how.

His philosophy is ‘to experience hands-on cooking in the kitchen – look, try, and learn.  In fact, he does not use recipes, (recipes are provided) as he works the kitchen turning out antipasti, pasta, main courses and pizza.  In this authentic cooking class, he will teach you his philosophy of cooking, techniques of the kitchen, along with passion and love for food.

Traditional Rome Cooking Class

Your morning class starts at 10am with a welcome and brief introduction before you head into the kitchen. See how Chef Eugenio takes farm fresh ingredients and turns them into a Roman feast.  Chef Eugenio’s unique cooking style includes demonstration, some hands-on and his up close attention in the kitchen. Included is the preparation of antipasto, a first course typically of pasta or risotto, and a second course of meat or fish based on the season.  Everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the cooking class with a toast of local red or white wine.

A recipe book is included with compilation of Chef Eugenio’s creations; recipes may vary depending on the seasons, so we encourage each guest to bring a notebook and camera into the kitchen.

Menu may include such traditions as:

Bucatini All’ Amatriciana ~ Bucatini are a long pasta, similar to spaghetti, but with a hole that runs the lenth of each strand. This traditional dish is said to come from Amatrice, a small town in Lazio, and has a base of guanciale and tomato, topped with grated Pecorino Romano cheese.

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe ~ Spaghetti served in a creamy white sauce of sheep’s milk, Pecorino cheese, and black pepper. This is one of the few Italian dishes that calls for black pepper in abundance!

Pollo Alla Diavola o Alla Romana ~ roasted chicken served ‘devil-style’ or Roman-style

Porchetta ~ Roman-style roasted pork tenderloin

Carciofi alla Romana o alla Giudea ~ Roman-style or Jewish-style artichokes

Program Includes:

  • Cooking class preparing a full course Roman menu.
  • Lunch follows including the foods prepared in class with a toast of local red or white wine.
  • Recipe book with compilation of Chef Eugenio’s creations; recipes may vary depending on the seasons, so we encourage each guest to bring a notebook and camera into the kitchen.
Program Prices

$325 per person, based on minimum of 2 guests.

Cooking class starts at 10am.

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.

* Please note: One-day cooking classes do not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.  If you have a non-cooker who would like dine, but not cook, please let us know and we will also send you pricing.

Check Availability

2024 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. You can check in and start your cooking program any day of the week. Cooking class starts at 10am. 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.