Become a Chef for a Day

Join my cooking lesson at La Mezzaluna, and I will share many family recipes and traditions with you. The Garfagnana and Serchio Valley region of Tuscany is renowned for its quality of food and the traditional methods of cooking.

My courses are informal with a focus on learning in a relaxed and fun environment. All my cooking courses are conducted in English and take place in the kitchen of my restaurant. I have owned and managed my restaurant for over 30 years and now take great pleasure in passing on my knowledge.

The one-day courses last between 3 and 4 hours. Afterwards, it would be a shame to let all the freshly prepared food go to waste, so we will dine while relaxing with a glass of wine. Add this one-day course on to your holiday, and you will be able to impress your family and friends with your newly acquired culinary skills. During your one-day course, you will learn to cook a surprising variety of dishes. Scroll down for examples.

My one-day courses are subject to availability. If you would like more information or would like to check availability, complete the form below and I will get back to you shortly.

Sample Menus

Pizza - €100

Make authentic pizza dough, cover it with a selection of topping before cooking it in a traditional log oven. Focaccia alle patate and pasta fritta.

Pizza in Log Oven

Pizza in Log oven

Speghetti Allo Scoglia - €120

Spaghetti allo scoglio, o gnocchi agli scampi, frittura mista di pesce, o cacciucco alla livornese, torta della nonna

Speghetti Allo Scoglia

Spaghetti allo Scoglio

Fresh Pasta - €100

Get your hands dirty and have fun learning how to make traditional fresh pasta in a variety of shapes, sizes and fillings.

Fresh Pasta

Making fresh pasta

Zuppa Di Farro - €100

Zuppa di farro, Sformato di patate o verdure, focaccia alle patate, pasta fritta, scaloppina ai funghi, costata di ricotta

Zuppa Di Farro

Zuppa di Farro

Fresh Ragu - €100

Ragu sauce is not to be confused with Bolognese sauce. Pappardelle al ragu o ai funghi, cinghiale in umido con polenta, frittelle di neccio con ricotta

Fresh Ragu

Ragu Sauce

Castagnaccio - €100

Zuppa ribollita, salsiccia e fagioli all uccelletto, pasta fritta, focaccia, castagnaccio



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Please send me details of your event to check availability. The minimum number of 8 people for booking me as your private chef. However, should you wish to book me for an event with fewer people, please contact me and I we can discuss. I’m always happy to help.

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