From the age of 16 until now, I have tried to pursue the love for taste, tradition, and humility in learning the art of cooking. This art is infinitely large and full of constant changes, beautiful scents, vibrant colors, and unconditional love that I have never imagined…
I have put all of my passion in choosing the best organic products, DOP, fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish of the best quality. I make sure to touch and smell the ingredients, as well as make everyone else appreciate the scents and aromas of every ingredient possible…
I could be here writing endless pages of reasons to explain why I have opened this school, Chefactory – The Taste Workshop, but the reason why I opened the doors is just one. I wish to transmit you to the love of resuming our roots, traditions, history, and life in the art of Tuscan cuisine.
The lessons can be taught in: “French-English-Spanish-German-Italian”
The Dinner Deluxe is held from Monday to Friday at 5:00 pm with a duration of approximately 4 hours. It is a four-course dinner including appetizer,
The best thing to do on vacation is to have time for the family as well.
Take care of the values and love of children and how to make them understand what are the most important things in life, incl...
The market tour and cooking lesson is dedicated to Wednesdays and Fridays with a focus on the culture of Tuscan food. This includes the tasting of local and seasonal products with targeted spendin...
Roll up your sleeves and learn how to prepare the original Italian Pizza and Gelato. We will make together the best pizza base and then create two delicious gelato flavors using fresh ingredients. ...
Our family of 4 had a great time making pasta pizza and tiramisu. Walter, our instructor, was amazing and we can’t wait to try the recipes at home.
So much fun and easy to follow instructions. Cooking is so fun now with these new skills.
What a great class! We had such a nice time preparing the dishes and interacting with a great group of participants. Chef Luca was lovely and very knowledgeable. The best part was eating the food we prepared and sharing it with new friends over bottles of Chianti!
The class was fun, the instruction was good and the food was great.
Lots of laughs and interaction.
The class was so much fun! The teachers were very helpful, kind, and funny. Great activity while visiting Florence!
The whole class was a lot of fun and very informative! Walter our teacher was amazing! And the food we made was so good!
Really enjoyed how she explained the ingredients to use and why. Learned several new things today!
Walter was awesome. Great food, great instructions, highly recommend!
This was a great class for someone new to cooking for all ages. We made a delicious meal and received tips from the chef along the way. You work in groups on the same station, rather than prepare your own dishes individually, which was different than what I expected. Overall a good experience!
My wife and I enjoyed learning how to make pizza, pasta, and gelato by hand! The class was fun and informative, and it also went by at a moderate/relaxed pace- not too fast and not too slow. We definitely left wanting to do something like this again, and now we want to see if we can try this at home! It is great that they give you the recipes at the end of the class.
We all had a blast and surprisingly made some pretty tasty food. We highly recommend it for a fun few hours.
Made a variety of dishes (tiramisu for dessert was amazing) and then got to eat a large amount of food coupled with a decent amount of wine. Had a lovely evening making new friends.
The class was great! I booked this the morning of and I was nervous at first because it was so last minute but it was the best desision ever! The food was delicious, and the instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. I’ve never taken a cooking class before and it was exactly how I pictured it to be! There were many people at our table (7 people including myslef) but our instructor made sure everyone took turns and got to participate. Very hands on which I loved. We also got a cook book to go home with!
The class was big in size which i thought wasnt going to be a great experience but with the awesome teachers, they really showed an awesome experience, it was very involved, myself and my wife had a great time. It was also great to meet the other students. Highly recommend this course
It was a lovely course to do especially to really get a feel of pasta making but the class size is very big. This meant some of the class is dictated by the mass - some of ours had to suddenly leave so our class finished in a rush so you couldn’t fully absorb the entire cooking process and the meal was served in a rush. Albeit that wasn’t the fault of the staff completely and they’re all very friendly and knowledgable and spoke multiple languages clearly making it fun as well!
This day out was a great find. Francesco was lovely and easy to talk to, and made the day so much more enjoyable. The Market was great to visit and the cooking class great. Would recommend for anyone.
We had a wonderful experience
Luca was a great teacher. I enjoyed meeting all the other students
The class was great. The instructors were knowledgeable and personable.
The other participants didn’t show so we ended up with a personal class just us and the chef! Gave a tour of the Florence market which is massive and so cool, has a lot to show so it was nice to have explanations. Also did multiple tastings throughout the tour and were able to stop to buy products. Then the class was so fun, we made a 4 course meal and it was delicious. The recipes weren’t insanely difficult either so definitely things we could make at home on our own. Also got the recipes to bring home with us. Would definitely recommend!
Luca was a great teacher... He made the class fun and interesting. We met some lovely people in the class and made some delicious food. Then had a lovely dinner at the end with some delicious wine! Would definitely recommend this class!
Great experience! Enjoyed the market visit & tastings. Class was fun & educational & the food was delicious!
So Fun!! Great experience, knowledgeable instructor, and a great way to explore a little of Florence's city and culture. Going to the market was a great in addition to cooking the four course Italian meal. Walter our instructor was also excellent!
My daughter and I were lucky to have our class taught by Walter. We had a wonderful time preparing a four course meal, and had so much fun in the process. A highlight of our stay in Florence!
Amazing and insightful. We were able to make four pasta dishes from scratch. For all my life, I have only eaten packed pasta noodles, but thanks to this interactive and hands on class, I was able to kneed my own dough, mixed the ingredients and make my first ever pasta. The staff were accommodating, they were also funny. There were only 4 of us during the class, which also made it intimate yet interactive. We also had wine tasting and the chef taught us the right wine if paired with specific pasta. The kitchen was clean and organized. At the end of the class, they gave us the recipes to share back home.
Walter was our teacher and did a great job. There was lots to learn and lots to eat. We enjoyed red wine with our filling meal. I would do this again.
Walter was excellent! We had a wonderful night, learned a lot, and ate a delicious meal with wine. We couldn’t ask for anything more!
The food was fantastic. This is one cooking class from which we will actually try the recipes possibly again and again. Walter was patient, talented and easy to learn from. I will and have already recommended the school to friends and acquaintances.
We had a couple of lovely hours learning to cook the dishes. I am actually quite a good cook and yet I learnt a couple of new things :-) Our chef was really good with a child who was in the class; a natural with kids. Totally recommend this!
Cookly class was just brilliant! Adela was superb, fun, knowledgeable, and great with kids. Highly recommend.
Walter was very nice and did a great job. And so did his fellow employee there.
Very informative, great directions from chef, delicious food. Loved it
Really enjoyed our cooking class! There were only 5 of us meaning the chef could give everyone more attention. All the personnel were very welcoming and kind, answered all our questions and gave lots of useful tips like how to use the knife more efficiently, separate eggs, etc. And of course, we learned a couple of new exciting local recipes. Recommend to everyone for spending a beautiful evening here!
The class was great. Ours in total was from 5:15 to about 9 pm. We cooked pizza, pasta, focaccia, a basic tomato basil sauce, Ragu alla bolognese and tiramisu for desert. Our two teachers were great and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend for those in Florence!
Very nice cooking class. the chef and the others was very good at explaining and included everyone. Good plain homemade food. No extravagance
While we booked the family class last min (group of 4 women!) it was excellent and had such a good time - was almost better as we did things we could easily master at home. The teachers were excellent and the food was amazing. Highly recommended
Excellent class and delicious food. Adella did an excellent job!
i would recommend to friends.
My family (husband, 18 and 17 year old girls, and myself) loved this cooking class. It was a great way to experience Florence! The food was excellent, and the teacher was very informative and a lot of fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our authentic Italian dinner!
So much fun , very friendly and informative . Thankyou x
We had a cooking class with Francesco, who was absolutely the best. The cooking class was small and intimate, my family of four plus one other person. We started the day going to the market (about a 10 min walk from the actual cooking class location), and learned about the different markets, vendors and fresh products from Francesco. We threw some tough questions at him as both my mother and I are long time cooks, and he answered all with ease. The trip to the market did not feel staged or touristy at all. While at the market Francesco asked us what we wanted to eat and, on the fly, created a menu based on what looked good and what we wanted. We then went back to the cooking school and had an excellent time learning not only recipe techniques but also actual cooking techniques, some of which were even new to my mom who has been cooking Italian food for 50+ years. I will never peel garlic the same way again! At first, the men were concerned there wouldn't be enough food, but there was SO MUCH FOOD that some of us couldn't finish it and all of it was ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. I would definitely recommend this class for anyone who is either a beginner or experienced home cook. If you're looking for a personalized, intimate class with your group while traveling, I would definitely recommend. Francesco is insanely talented and also laid back, making the experience seamless! In comparison to the cooking class at Mercato Centrale, this is by far much better due to the intimacy and authentic nature.
Great lesson lead by Francesco. Certainly recommend for families.
Francesco was such a attentive instructor. He took his time to explain the why behind so many of the steps in the cooking course. Such as why salt the water, why use unsalted butter, why always is nutmeg in pasta filling, why slice instead of chop a vegetable, and many more. He was patient, encouraging, funny, and even helped me with my Italian pronounciations.
Francesco and his team were fantastic tonight. Francesco is a true chef, knows everything about cooking, food and chemistry, and is funny to boot! The four course meal was unique with foods that can be made at home with an exciting twist. Would happily recommend to anyone. Thank you!
Cooking with Francesco was fun and I learned a lot! Francesco and his team were very professional and the 4 course meal we made was delicious. I did this class with my mom (mother-daughter Italy trip) and we had a great time with the group (and I usually hate cooking).
Francesca was so professional and yet down to earth, funny and personable. The information he shared was really good. The experience was hands on, fun and the time flew by. We had such a good time and the only disappointing thing about it was that we only did one.
Learned how to make a vegetable flan, ravioli, beef dish, and panna cotta! We explored the local market to get our ingredients before cooking. Loved our instructor and had a blast!
Class was a lot of fun and very instructive
This was the perfect activity in Florence! We loved the cooking class and wine pairing!
We loved our “class” with Adella. (We were the only people so we had a 1:1 session.) The recipes were delicious and easy enough to make at home. I’d definitely recommend this class to anyone looking for something different for dinner!
Our instructor was great. Knife technique, pasta making, three sauces, delicious and informative. Very good!
My mother and I enjoyed this class so much! We had tons of fun while learning authentic Italian sauces with a few french side dishes. I wouldnt even question or hesitate to take this class! It’s a must and an abosolte treat!
Francesco is great! The food was delicious, I learned a bunch of new kitchen techniques, and the whole atmosphere was fantastic. Highly recommend for anyone who wants a unique experience in Florence!
The class was well run. The food we prepared was amazing and flavourful. We enjoyed this class.
I recommend this class. Lots to learn. Lots of hands on. The flavour of the food at the end was amazing. Well organised and friendly. Thank you Ben.
We chose this class because of the low price and the reputed fun family atmosphere - it certainly delivered! Chef Walter was enthusiastic and engaging, and careful to accommodate the mix of ages. My mother and I were joined in class by 3 families with children ranging in age from 14 months to 9 years. The kids meant that knife skills practice was curtailed, but overall added an element of fun to the class. Pasta making was definitely the highlight, though all was delicious (who knew tiramisu could be so easy?). Overall I would definitely recommend this class.
The class was very informative yet fun. Chef Walter & his assistant were great.
Its all about the people, and the instructor was just loads of fun, and very knowledgeable in his profession which he takes pride in, shares his knowledge but makes it a whole load of fun
Such a great experience that brought people together from all over the 🌎
Francesco was so much fun! My husband and I had a fabulous time. We booked this class online the night before the class and had no idea what to expect. We were a little confused on where we were actually supposed to go, so a little more signage and crystal clear direction would have been helpful for those of us who are directionally challenged. However, once we got there we had a blast. Francesco was funny and taught us so much that we would have never known had we not taken a cooking class. It was honestly the perfect thing for us to do while we were in Florence and ended up being a rainy night so it worked well that we had an indoor activity for the night. The food we made was amazing and we learned how to make our own pasta (super easy btw) and learned all kinds of tips and tricks to make cooking amazing Italian meals even easier. Do not hesitate to book this experience. You will have a great time.