Florence Cooking Academy

Our Cooking Academy is unlike many other schools thanks to its position in the open countryside, where you can live in contact with the aromas and seasonal rhythms of the land.

A "true" experience where some ingredients are harvested the day of the lesson, straight from the garden. A return to the origins and to the Tuscan farming culture where the genuineness of the food was fundamental for healthy living.

The week-long courses teach all the steps necessary for preparing a meal, from the choice of the ingredients to the presentation of the final dish. After a short presentation of the theory, the course members learn to cook, above all thanks to the hands-on work in the large fully-equipped kitchen.

Every morning a complete menu from starters to the dessert will be prepared under the expert guidance of the Chef Carmine who will teach all the steps necessary for preparing tasty recipes with his inborn passion.

The atmosphere in the Academy is convivial so that you can learn such an important art in everybody's life in a joyful way.

And after the lesson... lunch together with the dishes prepared during the lesson!

All lessons are held in Italian, English and Japanese.


Length Number of lessons Cost of the lessons Cost of lessons + accommodation
1 Week 5 Lessons € 240.00 € 900.00
2 Weeks 10 Lessons € 480.00 € 1700.00
3 Weeks 15 Lessons € 720.00 € 2200.00
4 Weeks 20 Lessons € 960.00 € 2600.00
5 Weeks 25 Lessons € 1200.00 € 3200.00
6 Weeks 30 Lessons € 1440.00 € 3700.00
7 Weeks 35 Lessons € 1680.00 € 4100.00

The courses are from Monday to Friday.

In each lesson the course members will prepare a complete four course menu which will be served for their lunch: antipasto, first course, main course and dessert.

What the fees include

The meals consumed during the course lessons are included.

The course includes 1 lesson a week on wine-tasting.

Two culinary trips will be held whatever the length of the course.

The cost of the lessons with accommodation includes staying in a standard double room.

It is possible to book the rooms adjoining Villa le Monache at an extra cost.

Course starting dates 2016

  • 3rd April
  • 5th June
  • 4th September
  • 6th November


Booking and Payment

To book send an email to info@cookingacademyfirenze.it oor phone +39 055 8361 273 or +39 333 2562050.
Payment by bank transfer: IBAN IT96M0616038012100000003146.


You can cancel a booking with a reimbursement on the total amount according to the following terms:

Within 60 days
Total reimbursement
Within 30 days
50% reimbursement
Within 10 days
20% reimbursement