Rome's 5 Best Cooking Schools

Photo of Claudia Rinaldi
5 October 2016

There is one activity every trip to Italy should include – a cooking class. Italian cuisine may be tricky and often, a face-to-face approach is the only way to fully understand procedures and ingredients. An amateur cooking lesson can give you some knowledge, at least enough to go back home, stock up the kitchen with tools and ingredients and implement Italian Cooking Nights on your weekly schedule. Here are the best options in Rome for booking a cooking class.

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Les Chefs Blancs

Les Chefs Blancs is located in the industrial-glam Officine Farneto, one of the headquarters of the new Roman cuisine scenario. Evening timetables are perfect if you want to sight-see in the city by day. Classes have a maximum number of ten participants, to ensure quality learning. Working stations are individual and you can choose between traditional and handmade pasta recipes, truffle delights, desserts, meat stews, and many more.
Via dei Monti Della Farnesina, 77, Rome, Italy

Coquis

Coquis opened in 2012, yet is already a landmark in the capital’s culinary scenario. Individual working stations, renowned chefs and a plentiful recipe selection – pizza, traditional Roman cuisine, fish pasta dishes, to name a few – make this an excellent option. If you are looking for a modern approach and hyper-professional facilities, Coquis is the best place to go. Slow Wine is their alternative course focusing on beverages. If you are not into tutorial books and want a face-to-face wine course, it offers an opportunity to learn while tasting great local wines.
Via Flaminia 575, Rome, Italy, +39 06 3322 0082

Gambero Rosso

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Gambero Rosso
Gambero Rosso | Courtesy of Gambero Rosso
Gambero Rosso is Italy’s slow food institution. Città del Gusto (Taste City) is the capital’s headquarter. They hold show cooking and wine tasting events, publish restaurant guides, have a food channel on TV and a magazine, as well as offering cooking classes. This is probably the cooking school that offers the widest range of courses – dedicated to tuna courses, vegetarian menus and fettuccine and tagliatelle pasta exclusives.

Eataly

Bakery, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Eataly Roma
Eataly Roma | © Diego/Flickr
Even if Eataly is quite crowdy and noisy, its cooking school has a plentiful selection of classes including Kamut Pizza, Healthy Cooking with Spices and The Italian Brunch. Work stations are shared with another person and there are three classrooms, each one appropriate for a different kind of culinary art; cooking, bakery or tasting.

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