Cooking course or have a cook at home

There are many opportunities to learn some Italian cooking skills we have found in Umbria. We have selected a few:

1. JENNIFER is a professional chef who has been in Umbria since 2006.  She has learned the traditional cooking of Umbria both through working in restaurants and alongside the "Nonnas" of the region.  Jennifer now offers private chef service, bicycle tours, cooking classes, winery tours, farm tours and more - all from an eno-gastronomical point of view! She is also able to create custom Food & Wine tours in collaboration with artisan producers and experienced guides with whom she has worked over the past 7 years here in Italy.  Please contact Jennifer directly by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., her website www.LifeItalianStyle.com, or by telephone (+39) 336-634092. She is English speaking. Jennifer lives in Spello.

2. SHEILA SANTOLAMAZZA can come to your holiday home for a cooking class or to prepare a 3- or 5-course dinner or lunch for you. Meals and/or lessons focus on traditional Umbrian and Italian cuisine made entirely by hand, on-site, and using only the season’s freshest ingredients.  She speaks English, Italian and Spanish and can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. +393339813695. Sheila mainly works in the Central Umbria area.

3.  LE CUOCHERRANTI are two Italian ladies specialized in cooking at the holiday homes of guests. Read the pdf for prices and menus. They can also organise a wine tasting with a certified sommelier to be combined with a dinner or lunch and they also do cooking classes for children. Furthermore, they can provide catering for anything you would like, from a party to a wedding, a small gathering or something significant.
 You can book the coucherranti at least a week before via email (phoning is possible only if you speak Italian, but via email they can also read English). The website is www.lecuocherranti.it and telephone numbers are Emma mobile +39 347 9365422 or Mara mobile +39 339 8324847. Emma and Mara live in the Umbertide area.

4. VILLA TATTICCHI is an agriturismo in Ponte Pattoli, very centrally located and easy to find. You can cook here starting around 17.00 hrs. You are guided by Francesca, a good cook and the daughter of the Taticchi family. She had a lot of experience cooking in Holland and in Germany where she has been regularly upon request of groups there. The price is 50 euro per person and this includes dinner at the restaurant. It is a very nice place to visit and in summer one sits outside in the lovely garden. You can book the cooking course at least 3 days in advance by phoning or you can send an email (some english is spoken).
Villa Tatichi - Strada Fratticiola, 2 - Ponte Pattoli (PG)
Telephone  +39 075 694 503  -  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Latitudine 43° 10' 59,20"N. Longitude 12°25'33,87"E.

5. FILIPPO and INGRID joined forces with www.theeatalianist.it. Ingrid is a nutritionist and Filippo is a chef. They can organize a cooking class, a theme menu, wine tastings, but also cater for special events. They can meet any dietary request.
Dr Ingrid Palazzetti +39 3395326991 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Filippo Rapo Chef executive +39 3474045785 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Filippo and Ingrid are based near Perugia.

6. WE COOK FOR YOU is based in Orvieto and can cook for you at your holiday home in the Orvieto area and about 70 kms around. They offer regional specialities, genuine home cooking. Their website is www.wecook4you.it. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tel. +393420227844 Luciana Olimpieri

7. PODERE DEL BUONGUSTAIOYour host, Adje, is a very skilled gourmet cook, with many years’ experience. She is now turning to cooking for private customers, and will come into your home and completely take over for a lunch, dinner or an outdoor meal. But you can also come to Podere del Buongustaio for lunch or dinner. She specializes in what she calls ‘fusion cooking’, a blend of the very best of international cookery. She loves cooking Oriental dishes, delicious ice cream, a wonderful variety of bread… and of course Umbrian cooking. Call her or email her for more information: Adje Middelbeek cell. +39 392 6682960, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She lives in Montegiove, West Umbria.