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TRAVEL INSPIRED COOKING.

COOKING INSPIRED TRAVEL.

 HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES & PARTIES

at our farmhouse kitchen  or in your home.

Private lessons and customized experiences by request.

 

THURSDAYS' TRAVEL-INSPIRED 

PICK UP DINNERS & POP UP CHEF'S BARS

LIVE-IN-ITALY VACATIONS

Small group local living at our house in rural Tuscany.

Food, wine, cooking, an authentic travel experience.

PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES

Cooking for events, parties

  NOW BOOKING 2024

 NOW BOOKING FALL 2024

Sept 12 - 19   6 spots available

Sept 21 - 28   sold out

Sept 30 - Oct 7 2 spots available

Oct 10 -17

Oct 19 - 26

 Cooking Experiences for Everyone

 

C&K COOKING CLASSES

Entertainment, inspiration and instruction make cooking & eating at home exciting.

Francesca will welcome you to our Conifer farmhouse kitchen with wine, mineral water and aperitifs.

Don your C&K apron and nibble while we go over the menu and recipes and we'll jump in together to put some extraordinary food together.

Refill your glass and enjoy the background music as you cook. You'll be learning skills,

all about ingredients and flavors, cooking techniques, presentation tips and having fun.

Fill your plate and take a seat at our farmhouse table.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and take home the leftovers.

•All classes are hands-on. Learn by Doing. Just want to watch? That's ok, too.

•Classes are small, with a maximum of 10 people*.

•Experiences as casual and rustic as pasta making to multi-course fine dining.

•Experience flavors and techniques of world cuisine. Taste Morocco, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, MiddleEast, Asia, regional USA. and more.

•Learn presentation tricks that make even the simplest food special.

•Family cooking parties, office cooking parties, team building... give a unique and entertaining experience with valuable skills everyone will use daily.

•Eat what you cook, take home the recipes and new techniques to share with family and friends. 

*We can customize classes to accommodate larger groups for family gatherings and team building events.

Classes for Kids, Tots, Teens, Families, Techniques Workshops & Private Lessons

upon request

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MORE FUN THAN AN EVENING AT A RESTAURANT

CHOOSE FROM A SELECTION OF CLASSES,  CHANGING PERIODICALLY.  WE OFFER  INTERESTING & DELICIOUS DISHES, NEW THINGS TO LEARN, USEFUL TECHNIQUES, FUN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE, AND LOTS TO TALK ABOUT.

THE EVENING INCLUDES PAIRED WINES AND CRAFT NON-ALCOHOL BEVERAGES SO YOU CAN ENJOY SIPPING AND SOCIALIZING WHILE WE COOK.

AS ALWAYS, WE WELCOME YOU WITH SOME APPETIZERS AND YOU'LL EAT AS THE DISHES COME TOGETHER.

YOUR DATE   --    ANY CLASS

CLASSES ARE BOOKED BY REQUEST, SO  CHOOSE FROM OUR OFFERINGS. INVITE SOME FRIENDS OR FAMILY, DISCUSS YOUR PREFERRED DATE AND PERHAPS A COUPLE ALTERNATE DATES.

BOOK ONLINE AND WE WILL CONFIRM YOUR DATE'S AVAILABILITY OR

CONTACT US AND WE WILL BOOK YOUR CLASS. 

PLEASE REQUEST DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS AS NEEDED.

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-  PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES -

ASK US ABOUT COOKING FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT.

 OUR BOUTIQUE BUFFET OFFERS

UNIQUE, CUSTOM  MENUS.

 BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATIONS.

 NO STEAM PANS, HUGE VARIETY, WORLD CUISINE, LOTS FOR GUESTS WITH SPECIAL DIET NEEDS TO ENJOY.

COOKING PARTIES IN YOUR HOME

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Come Away with Us

ALL-INCLUSIVE COOKING VACATIONS 

Would you like to really experience Italy the way Castles and Kitchens does? How about getting to know a place in depth? Meet the neighbors, shop the markets, slip into the everyday culture, cook, eat and drink local, seasonal and authentic meals and wines. 

This is the way we vacation. Join us!

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More cooking. More fun.

Birthday, Office Party, Girls Night Out, Family Celebration --These are just a few reasons to book a cooking party or Chef's Table with us. Gather your crew and you choose the date, time and menu from our beautifully curated list and we'll have everything ready for you to have a great time in our farmhouse kitchen. 

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The Zero-Mile Restaurant! Enjoy a lively "night in", when we turn your kitchen into the restaurant of your choice, from fine dining to exotic world cuisine. You choose the menu and invite some friends.  We will provide ingredients, direction, and entertainment. Or if you prefer, sit, sip, eat and watch us cook. We clean as we go so your kitchen will finish the night neat and tidy and we'll slip quietly out the back door.

 

CONTACT US AND LET'S PLAN YOUR SPECIAL EVENT

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Handmade Sausage

at  AHPIHPIYIO (Abibayio) Restaurant,

Athens, Thissio

 Tomatoes, red onion, crispy onions,  peppers, pomegranate molasses and black garlic sprouts over a charcoal- grilled pork "foot long" sausage, all topped with yogurt crema.

BOOKING  AND  INQUIRY

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