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Hands-On Cooking Class in Tuscany

Take your vacation, and your knowledge of Italian food, to the next level with a hands-on cooking class in your own kitchen in Tuscany!

Choose the perfect menu for you and your guests, and invite everyone to prepare a meal from scratch with the help of chef Davide Cerretini. Seafood, game, meat, vegetarian, gluten free...Tuscan food covers everything in the most delicious way. There is always something spectacular for everyone. You also have the choice to add a wine pairing to the class with high-end local wines.

This is a unique opportunity to prepare authentic local food with a celebrity chef as your guide. Mouthwatering food prepared by you and your guests is the perfect way to bond even more, like Italian families do.

Learning first hand is always the best way...ask questions, laugh and enjoy your dinner. You'll find it easy to replicate the dishes in the future when you've been guided, step by step, through the process. These are very entertaining classes, you’ll get the thrill of what it means being in the kitchen to create everything from scratch for multiple guests, you’ll learn the timing, the details and the mistakes to avoid.

It will be a memory that will stay with you forever!

Class prices include all the food, teaching and cleaning, so you’ll work to make your meal but then you get to relax, eat, drink and chat with the chef. 

YOU WILL BE CHOOSING 1 APPETIZER AND 1 MAIN DISH FROM THE MENUS BELOW. Once you have booked Chef Davide will contact you to go over the options and help you determine exactly the right menu for you. 

This is an event for 4 to 8 people and is suitable for kids and teens (all attendees are the same price). It includes the food, teaching 2 courses and cleaning.

Item Basic Rate for 4 People (any age) Extra Person (any age)
Class and tasting 390 EUR 50 EUR
Wine 100 EUR 15 EUR

 

Chef Davide has been teaching for over 20 years and running restaurants in San Francisco for 30 years. A lifetime experience at your service for your exclusive lunch or dinner.

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Regular price €390.00 EUR
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BOOK NOW TO RESERVE YOUR DATES

We offer a full refund within 24 hours of booking.

After that time, please see our Cancellation Policy (below).

Chef Davide will contact after you book to go through your menu, logistics and timing.

If your location is outside Volterra, Lajatico or San Gimignano area you’ll receive a separate invoice of €90 for travel expenses, due at the time of confirmation.

Important - Please Read!

Cancellation Policy

Please contact support@1starchef.com if you wish to cancel your booking.

We offer a full refund within 24 hours of booking.

After 24 hours have passed, we retain a percentage of the entire booking amount as a cancellation fee, depending on how much time remains before your event

 From To Amount of original booking retained as cancellation fee 
Reservation Day 50 days until date of booked service 30%
49 days until date of booked service 30 days until date of booked service 50%
29 days until date of booked service 15 days until date of booked service 70%
14 days until date of booked service 0 days until date of booked service 100%

Service Requirements

  1. The Chef need access to the kitchen at least an hour before the start of the event

  2. The kitchen must be clean and free of any personal belonging

  3. The event will start at the schedule time even if not all the guests are present

  4. We will not provide silverware, plates and glassware, make sure to have the necessary on stock

  5. We will use any utensils and pantry available in the kitchen if necessary

  6. Make sure oven and stove are properly working

  7. The dining or working table must be set up by you prior the chef arrival

  8. If kids are present please make sure to monitor them closely and kept off the kitchen and service area

  9.  At the end our team will leave the kitchen clean but not the dining table if guests are still sitting

  10.  Estimate time of event may vary based on the type of menu

  11.  We are not responsible for missing or stolen articles

  12.  Dogs must be kept on leash and off the kitchen and service area at all times

  13.  If any of these requirements are not in place we reserve the right to leave the premises at any time without providing any service and/or any refund

  14.  Please advise the chef of any allergy and/or dietary requirement prior to preparation starting

Travel Policy

A 90 EUR travel flat fee will apply to any area outside Volterra, San Gimignano and Lajatico.

Travel charges will be applied once the booking is confirmed. 

Some Starter Options

MOUSSE DI MORTADELLA E PISTACCHI

Mortadella mousse with pistachio and garlic crostini

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ROTOLINI DI ZUCCHINE AL FORMAGGIO

Grilled zucchini rolls with creamy cheese and chives

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FRITTELLE DI ZUCCHINE E CAROTE

Zucchini and carrot fritters

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PANZANELLA FIORENTINA

Tomato, basil, bread salad Florentine

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POMODORI RIPIENI ALLA PANZANELLA

Fresh tomatoes filled with Panzanella bread salad

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FAGIOLINI IN UMIDO

Tuscan green beans braised with tomatoes

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CROSTINI MISTI

Mix bruschetta, tomato & basil, Cannellini beans & sage, rosemary and garlic

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CROSTINI TOSCANI

Traditional chicken liver pate’ crostini

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CROSTINI DI CAVOLO E SALSICCIA

Crostini with sausage and Tuscan kale

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CROSTINI DEL CHIANTI

Traditional crostini with bread, tomato spread

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GUAZZETTO DI COZZE E VONGOLE

Steamed clams and mussels with white wine sauce and crostini

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CACCIUCCHINO DI SEPPIE

Red wine tomato braised cuttlefish squid

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FUNGHI RIPIENI ALLA SALSICCIA E PECORINO

Roasted mushrooms filled with sausage and Pecorino

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PATATE RIFATTE

Fried potatoes braised with tomato sauce

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COZZE DEL TRAMONTO ALLA LIVORNESE

Baked fresh mussels with tomato and egg

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POMODORI FRITTI IN PASTELLA E SALSA VERDE

Fried tomatoes with Salsa Verde Livornese

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CAPRESE AL FORNO CON ACCIUGHE E POMODORI CONFIT

Tomato confit, fresh mozzarella and anchovies warm caprese

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INSALATA DI SPINACI PERE PECORINO E MIELE

Spinach salad with fresh pears, Pecorino Toscano and honey dressing

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INSALATA LIBECCIATA

Arugula salad with warm mussels, clams, calamari and shrimps

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INSALATA DI SALAME FICHI, NOCI E MORE

Mix green salad with salametto, figs walnut and blackberry dressing

Some Main Course Options

PICI FATTI A MANO AL CACIO E PEPE

Pici Senesi Handmade from scratch with Cacio & Pepe

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PAPPARDELLE FATTE A MANO AI PORCINI

Pappardelle Toscane handmade with butter and Porcini

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TAGLIATELLE FATTE A MANO ALLA BOTTARGA

Tagliatelle handmade with mullet roe Bottarga

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CRESPELLE FIORENTINE

Handmade crepes filled with spinach and ricotta and bechamel

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PAPPA AL POMODORO

Tuscan pappa bread-tomato basil soup

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RIGATONI AL FORNO

Baked rigatoni pasta with Tuscan meat sauce and bechamel

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SCHIACCIATA ALLO SPECK E MASCARPONE

Handmade focaccia Toscana with speck and Mascarpone cheese

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FOCACCIA RIPIENA IN TEGLIA

Handmade focaccia tray filled with prosciutto cotto and mozzarella

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SPAGHETTI ALLO SCOGLIO

Spaghetti with shellfish Frutti di Mare

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RISOTTO AL NERO DI SEPPIA E FUNGHI

Black squid ink risotto with mushrooms

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RISOTTO AI CARCIOFI PECORINO E ZAFFERANO

Risotto with artichokes, Pecorino and saffron.

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RISOTTO AI PORCINI E SALSICCIA

Risotto with sausage and Porcini

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PENNE FLAMBE’ ALL’ARAGOSTA E BRANDY TOSCANO

Penne with lobster flambe’ with Tuscan brandy

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PICI ARTIGIANI ALL’ AGLIONE

Artisan dry Pici Senesi with garlic, tomato and peperoncino

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CASERECCE PASTA AL PESTO DI CAVOLO NERO

Caserecce pasta with Tuscan kale pesto

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ARISTA DI MAIALE RIPIENA AL SALAMINO

Roasted pork loin filled with Tuscan salametto

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POLPETTE TOSCANE

Tuscan meatballs beef and potatoes

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BRACIOLINE IN UMIDO RIPIENE 

Braised braciole beef rolls filled with prosciutto cotto and scamorza with tomato sauce

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STUFATO DELLA NONNA CON POLLO E PATATE

Grandma’s stew chicken and potatoes

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INVOLTINI DI POLLO AL PROSCIUTTO

Pan roasted chicken breast rolls filled with prosciutto and Fontina with butter & sage

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