Ravello cooking school, founded in 1974, as the "Academy of High Medieval Conventual Cuisine", has more than thirty years experience and is renowned both in Italy. The courses include:
Teaching techniques from the oldest to the most advanced cooking styles with recipes from both classical and historical research, as well as more modern and creative cuisine;
Active participation (hands-on) of the "pupils" in the preparation of the dishes;
Practical courses in each culinary section;
Courses provided in several languages;
The opportunity for the participants, to collect the vegetables for the course, from the organic garden;
Full menu from starter, first and main courses, vegetables to desserts from Amalfitan, Neapolitan and Italian cuisine; what is commonly called "Mediterranean cuisine";
School run by a famous gastronomy historian, author of several books and of renowned culinary recipes.
The initial intention was to teach the true Italian cuisine to the many tourists who visited Ravello as gastronomy is one of the fundamental customs of the people. The great travelers of the past, Goethe, Wagner, Reid, Lawrence, besides discovering the beauty of our villages, learned about customs of our people and our culinary traditions.
This continues to the present day: to travel and visit new countries also means to know the tastes and flavours. On the Amalfi Coast thanks to the mild climate and traditions of a people with over fifteen hundred years of history, there were favorable conditions to develop a pleasant culinary evolution.
Moreover, thanks to the value of the structure, organization and professionalism that "Ravello cooking school" can boast, the idea has proved over time of great interest both nationally and internationally. In fact the school has become a destination for students from all over the world. Many of the weekly courses are attended by professionals, lawyers, doctors, engineers and even chefs. They are particularly popular with Americans, who have come to discover the secrets of Neapolitan cooking.
The school offers different levels of courses for all students who wish not only to learn the thousand secrets of cooking, but also spend 3 hours in a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere. In addition to the Italian and Mediterranean cuisine his experience and availability in teaching our courses, we can also organize cooking classes customized to the wishes of "pupils".
The school offers different levels of courses: basic and advanced courses for all students who wish not only to learn the thousand secrets of cooking, but also to spend 3 hours in a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere.
Classes take place in a large and well stocked kitchen where students will have the opportunity to practice the school's teachings.
During the lessons, besides learning to cook, there is also an opportunity to exchange views, comments and questions. All classes end with a tasting of the dishes prepared during the lesson.
The courses vary in length, from a minimum of a single lesson to a maximum of one week. After the week's courses students will be awarded a certificate of attendance.
At the beginning of the course the culinary history of dishes and ingredients will be explained. There will be classes on culinary techniques and the history of the products that you will use in the day's menu. Participants will be accompanied in the organic garden where they will gather produce that will be used and enjoyed during the preparation. Very interesting also is the cave with a medieval chapel, located in the garden and open to the guests. In this place, in the past, the farmers gathered in prayer in their times of rest from work.
The list of dishes in the menu of the day is always made up of: - a starter - a first - a second - dessert.
All the planned menu will be prepared in collaboration between chef and students. There will be a practical demonstration of how to make the dishes by our kitchen Maestro who will assist the "students" as they prepare the dishes.
At the end of the class, students will enjoy the meal they have prepared, with local wines - a culinary experience they will never forget!
ONE DAY COOKING COURSE
The course lasts roughly 3 hours.
At the beginning of the course the culinary history of dishes and ingredients will be explained. There will be classes on culinary techniques and the history of the products that you will use in the day's menu. Participants will be accompanied in Villa's organic garden where they will gather produce that will be used and enjoyed during the preparation. Very interesting also is the cave with a medieval chapel, located in the garden and open to the guests. In this place, in the past, the farmers gathered in prayer in their times of rest from work.
This course is ideal for those who want to have, in one lesson, the basis to give the sensation of the great Neapolitan cuisine to their meals:
Lesson: appetizer, pasta, main course, side dish and dessert.
• 1 cooking class (theory + hands-on) with our Master Chef
• Enjoy the meal you have cooked
• ¼ bottle of Ravello wine and ½ mineral water
Price per person
(this kind of course gives you the opportunity to be joined by other people)
up to 4 participants: Euro 175,00
Price per person (costs for groups or families and the opportunity to be joined by other people )
From 5 to 9 participants: Euro 160,00
More than 10 participants: Euro 145,00
Minimum number of participants required: n. 2
In addition it is possible to organize Exclusive cooking classes (in this case there will be no other person joining your same course) at the following costs:
- Euro 210,00 per person (minimum n. 2 participants)
- Euro 190,00 per person (for n. 3 participants)
- Euro 180,00 per person (for more than 3 participants)