Are you looking for an authentic experience away from the usual tourist routes and programmed cooking classes? Are you are ready to immerse yourself in the colors of the Italian landscape, to uncover the secrets of Italian cuisine, and feel the scent of lands untouched by time? Welcome to the Culinary Institute of Bologna, located in the Apennine mountains, between Florence and Bologna. You'll stay in a private mountain retreat and cook every day with the chef away from the hustle and bustle of the typical tourist areas.
Chef Stefano Corvucci will take you on a journey to the places where the traditional Italian dishes were born. He will teach you the culinary secrets of Pellegrino Artusi, the father of modern-day Italian cuisine. Artusi travelled throughout Italy and collected the regional recipes we now enjoy today. You'll work side by side in the kitchen of the house you will stay. His focus is on technique so you will be able incorporate what you learn. This is not a "classroom" that is menu driven, but a culinary experience. Choose from a variety of options for lunch and dinner. Whether you are a novice or a professional, this program is designed to enhance your skills.
Chef Stefano will be your host for these multi-day vacations. We offer you to experience the rich art, food, and nature of Italy. Whether it is a trip to a fresco decorated church, a hike in the woods or a visit to a local winery, Chef will be your personal escort during these all inclusive tours. Cook along with the chef and enjoy the solitude of an authentic mountain chalet and experience Italy like a local.