The Food Studio is a boutique cooking school offering skills in traditional Tuscan and Italian Culinary Arts with a modern twist. Our professional kitchen is ideally located in the heart of Florence. The school also includes a herb garden terrace and stunning dining hall where you will be able to relax and enjoy all your preparations. We provide both private and open classes. Our mission is to deliver the best culinary experience while making you feel at home.
I had a fantastic time at the Florence Food Studio, the team were great and very friendly and knowledgeable. I was a solo traveler and I selected this course specifically because it was open to solo travelers where as many courses required a minimum of 2 people. On my course was a couple from the U.S and another solo traveler also from the U.S. who were all very nice. We visited a local fruit and veg market for ingredients and then a local deli where we had a short explanation about the provenance of all the ingredients and their quality. We also had the opportunity to try the different cheese on offer and I also bought some to take home with me. On arrival at the studio we were told we would be making four dishes, Souffle, Ravioli, Tagliatelli and a Pannacotta, all using the local fresh ingredients we had purchased, specifically selected as they were in season. You have hands on tuition in the creation of fresh egg pasta, I found this invaluable for the little hints and tips you would never have known! You also contribute towards the creation of all the dishes as a group and following a mid class prosciutto and prosecco break (great!) you are served the four dishes you have cooked along with a bottle of wine or two! A really great day and a fantastic way to learn about the different ways of cooking across Italy and specifically, all the little secrets to making amazing fresh pasta.
Paulo was a wonderful teacher! From basic skills, to learning about cheesees, and then all the great cooking, he walked us through it all! Small class size kept it easy to learn. Would do it again tomorrow!
My daughters and I had a leisurely private cooking class with Gorgio, and my husband joined us for the meal. Gorgio was a fabulous, patient teacher and taught us so many useful cooking techniques and tips. We made pasta, ravioli, papa (?) tomato-bread dish, chicken fricassee and the best tiramisu i've ever had (with hard lady fingers). It was a fabulously unique mother-daughter bonding afternoon. Paolo was warm and welcoming. The location is off the beaten trail and very hip. I can't recommend this enough. Grazie!!!
Teacher was smart, easy to follow and very nice. Recipes easy to do at home, delicious and originals. I loved the whole experience
Georgio & Paolo run a professional cooking class and with our class of 3 couples, we were hands on making Pasta's and a Dessert that we then devoured with wine. One of the highlights of our trip. A definite recommend while in Florence.
Initially, it looked rather expensive for us both, but at the end of the session, we felt it was one of the best things we did while in Florence. We met two lovely couples from the USA, made our own pasta & sauce and tossed flour around the kitchen while under the guidance of Georgio & Paolo, who were both passionate & entertaining. Highly recommend.