Cooking Courses and Holidays

Cooking Courses and Holidays

Virginia Woolf had the right idea when she said 'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well'. We love food and we love it when our guests come back from our cooking holidays excited about their culinary future.

"Stay was superb at the five stars hotel with lovely owners Rosie and Filipo. Cooking course was very detailed and was a great learning experience with chef Sergio at the lovely cooking school. It's an experience I will never forget. Five stars!" S Yunn Ho, UK: Cooking and spa holiday, Umbria, Italy

We love cooking holidays

Travel and food go together like, well, cheese and pineapple. Meander around exotic markets. Gather wild herbs. Pluck vibrant vegetables from a kitchen garden and weave your way back to the kitchen to learn how to rustle up anything from the perfect paella to a gooey baklava.

We’ve searched the culinary globe to curate an eclectic mix of cooking holidays that are as magnificent as the people that go on them and the Chefs who host them.

Chefs who have a story to tell and a passion to share. Home cooks with recipes passed from generation to generation. Chefs with Michelin Stars. Cooks that inspire.

We don’t dish up the usual cooking courses. Instead, our holidays are deliberate concoctions of varied and spicy ingredients, carefully balanced, and seasoned to your taste.

Learn anything from patisserie in France to mezze in Greece. Perfect pasta in Italy or dolmus in Turkey. Make friends with seafood in Spain or try salt cod in Portugal.

They say too many cooks spoil the broth; so if you want to holiday together, but not cook together, non cooking guests are always welcome.

Looking for a cooking holiday with a difference?

Fitness holidays and cooking breaks don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Burn off the calories on a surf 'n' turf holiday that combines cooking and surfing in Morocco. Or, counter the gourmet element with a rising trot on a cooking and horse riding holiday in Spain.

Fill your viewfinder and your belly on a cooking and photography holiday in Morocco. Learn the language of food on a cooking and Italian course in Italy or feed your soul on a yoga and cookery break in France.

Whether you want to cook in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Thailand or Turkey, we have the perfect way for you to get away from everything except your passion.

Go. Come back inspired with recipes to share. Thousands have already discovered that our cooking holidays last a lifetime. Come and join them.

What do our guests think?

It’s not the done thing to boast. So you won’t find us crowing about how phenomenal the food is. Nor how good the wine is, or the fact that the accommodation is wonderfully comfortable and characterful, the Chefs inspiring and the company wonderfully convivial. We prefer to let our guests do the talking.

"Marlene & Mark have been the most wonderful hosts. Our cookery course has been a truly wonderful experience, beyond all our expectations. We have learnt so much in such a short time. Marlene & Mark have gone out of their way to make our stay relaxed & so much fun, we wish we could have stayed longer." Chris Anderson, UK: Cooking holiday near Bordeaux

"We had a fantastic time. Very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We really felt part of Tuscan life and had fantastic advice of local places to visit and excellent restaurant/cafe recommendations. We loved the cooking and wine tasting and have brought back with us a wealth of knowledge we plan to share with others. Plus we'll be doing plenty of cooking for all our friends and family. Fantastic trip!" C Punter, UK: Cooking and wine holiday in Tuscany

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