Cooking Holidays

Whether you’re a passionate foodie or new to cooking, everyone is welcome in the kitchens of our cookery holiday hosts. Find your ideal cooking break in France, Spain, Greece, Italy & more and join like-minded travellers. Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of cookery holidays are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.

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  • Tuscan 3 Night Cooking Experience

    3 Nights Italy

    Truly immerse yourself in Italian cuisine, and learn to prepare home-cooked, traditional dishes from simple pasta sauces..

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    £591 *pp
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  • Cooking Holiday in a Castle in Italy

    5 nights Italy

    Immerse yourself in Italian cooking and wine in the glorious surroundings of a castle in the Dolomite mountains. Discove..

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    £1980 pp
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  • Greek Island Cooking Holiday

    7 Nights Greece

    Immerse yourself in Greek island life on this 7 night Greek cookery holiday in Poros that promises not only a culinary e..

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    £2350 pp
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  • Discover World Cuisine- Riverside Cooking Holiday

    4 nights Portugal

    Discover new flavours and recipes from around the world on this unique 4 night cooking holiday set in a stunning riversi..

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    £814 pp*
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  • French Cookery and Gastronomy Holiday

    7 Night France

    Set in a beautiful 19th century farmhouse sitting in 50 acres of countryside, you'll learn to cook tasty French cuisine ..

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    £1890 pp*
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  • Cooking and Wine-Tasting in Tuscany

    7 Nights Italy

    Promising to be not only a cooking experience but also a cultural one, this family-run 7 night Italian cooking and wine ..

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    £1591 pp
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  • Gourmet Cookery Course In Rural France

    5 Nights France

    Discover the beauty of rural French countryside and learn the art of gourmet french cuisine with a world-renowned chef! ..

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    £3478 pp
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  • Vegetarian Cooking Break in the Algarve

    4 nights Portugal

    Discover Mediterranean lifestyle cuisine, hands on cooking lessons, health insights and time for relaxing on riverside s..

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    £814 pp*
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  • Pick your Cooking Holidays location

    France

    From classics like onion soup and beef bourguignon to cutting edge cuisine, in stunning locations from Provence to Paris, Brittany to Bordeaux, come and learn to cook like a local in a country madly passionate about food.

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    Greece

    Whether you’re looking to perfect your moussaka, learn how to wrap your vine leaves, cook up a delicious mezze or satisfy your sweet tooth with a plate of sticky baklava, we've got just the thing.

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    Italy

    Choose from our range of cooking holidays in Italy and you’ll be kneading pasta dough, flipping pizzas, and whipping up authentic regional dishes in no time, from Tuscany to Puglia, Rome to Venice & much more.

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    Portugal

    A cultural hot pot over the centuries, Portugal's cuisine is a fine demonstration of that. From the famous fish dishes and 'bacalhau' to world-famous puff pastries and sweet Port to wash it all down with.

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    Scotland

    From traditional classics like haggis and hot smoked salmon to cutting edge cuisine, in stunning locations just a couple of hours from the vibrant cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, come and learn to cook like a local.

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    Spain

    Sample plump olives in Seville, velvety creme Catalan in Barcelona and fresh clams with smoky chorizo over a glass of crisp Cava in Menorca. Discover Spain beyond the tapas and paella.

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    Immersive hands-on cooking in stunning destinations

    Sample more than the local cuisine

    Cooking is about more than just food.

    It’s about stretching your knowledge of flavour combinations and understanding the beauty of local ingredients and daring to be bold with them. And, more importantly, sharing a laugh and a glass of wine with others over a meal you’ve prepared together.

    Hands-on cooking holidays let you experience all of that in breathtaking destinations around the world. And with Michelin-starred chefs, fourth-generation cooks and local artisans showing you the way around the kitchen, you’ll return with new skills and satisfied tastebuds.

    Go learn to flambe, saute and puree in the charming French countryside, try your hand at tapas on cooking holidays in the heart of Andalucia or use the day’s freshest catch in your Mediterranean meals while on a Greek island.

    Spend your cooking holiday in Italy’s Tuscan hills rolling out traditional pizza and pasta dough or add exotic dishes to your repertoire in fiery Mexico.

    Cooking courses with added flair

    If you’re looking to sharpen more than just your knife skills, combine your cookery courses with another hobby or passion. Spend the morning in the saddle and the evening in an apron on a horse riding and cooking holiday.

    Perfect your downward dog and your baking ratios on cooking and yoga retreats. Or improve two arts during painting and cooking holidays or language and cooking experiences.

    Whatever your tastes, you can find a cookery holiday to indulge your inner chef and a group of like-minded people to experience it with. Whether it’s a cooking holiday in Italy, a culinary adventure through Spain, or a foodie retreat in France, never settle for ordinary.

    Who are our cooking holiday guests?

    Lifelong chefs, beginners who struggle to chop an onion, fervent foodies – everyone is welcome in the kitchens of our cooking schools.

    You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities, from solo travellers to couples to friends. Some love the local seasonal food, others are simply looking for a getaway that mixes relaxation with life-enhancing activities.

    All that’s required is a passion for food, a love of learning and a refusal to be boxed in. Is this you? It looks like you. Come join them.

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