THE CHEF ACADEMY’S AND GIO'S KITCHEN RECREATIONAL COURSES RUN EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND ARE ENDURINGLY POPULAR, INSPIRED BY THE BURGEONING FOOD TREND OF MEDITERRANEAN HEALTHY VEGETARIAN FOOD AND ARE ALREADY ATTRACTING PROFESSIONALS AND SKILLED ENTHUSIASTS IN EQUAL MEASURES.
OPTIONAL EXTENSION COURSES INCLUDE PAINTING, POTTERY AND ITALIAN LANGUAGE.
Our professional courses range from 1 to 4 weeks in duration, offering something for all ages and all abilities.
Courses are taught in small groups, with lots of personal attention and dedication to your enjoyment.
Held over five daily classes and one day of local food exploration, “Cuisine Essentials” teaches fundamental cuisine skills to provide you with a solid foundation of cooking expertise. Techniques are first demonstrated by our Master Chefs before you apply them to a number of carefully selected recipes.
This course has been designed to improve your confidence in the home kitchen and provide an essential repertoire of skills that can be applied daily to a variety of dishes. No previous culinary experience is required to apply.
Day 1: Key knife skills, manage essential ingredients, simple pan sauces
Day 2: Making the perfect home made pasta
Day 3: Red meat preparation and cooking
Day 4: Fish and shellfish preparation and cooking
Day 5: Vegetable preparation and cooking, dish presentation
Day 6: Visit to two wineries with a guided wine tasting, lunch in Gallipoli at the exclusive Puritate restaurant.
At the “Puglia Chef Academy”, nutritionists and diet experts teach healthy cooking principles and their professional applications for balanced cooking.
The Puglia Chef Academy also organizes intensive English and Italian (for foreigners) courses, with specific focus on cooking terminology.
One Week programme at only 1.950 Euros per person, including two field trips to Lecce & Matera with visits to wineries.
B&B rates from 95 Euros/Day
Whether it’s a family get-together, a milestone Birthday or just a treat for friends, get in touch about your private booking. We’ll get straight back to you with helpful tips and advice. You can choose from a cookery demonstration with canapes and drinks or a hands-on cookery workshop followed by a meal and glass of wine. Half-day and full-day sessions are available, or evenings if that suits you better. It often works out around 20% cheaper to book a private event rather than attending a cookery course by yourself. You can also pick a theme if you’d like to try out new recipes and techniques, such as baking, bread making, fish, Kosher, pastry and much more! we can tailor your event for you. Whether it is a themed day or a specific demonstration or menu you require, we can organise it for you. If you have a group who would like to do something a little different then please contact us to discuss. we offer several locations: from large professional restaurant style facilities to smaller kitchens with a more familiar and friendly atmosphere.
Learn to make our featured dishes and dine together in a relaxed garden setting. You will learn to make traditional orecchiette pasta, a fresh tomato sauce with herbs, braciole ( rolled meat) eggplant parmisan and tirmaisu. Taste delicious locally sourced cold cuts and cheeses Vegetarian options are available on request. Maximum group size 8 people...
We would be happy to come to the villa you own or rent and organize a memorable food experience for you, your family and friends...
Visit two wineries in the Primitivo Negramaro area of Salice Salentino and taste their award winning wines and delicious food. With an extra €30 , it's possible to add a third winery or spend one hour on the sandy beach of nearby Porto Cesareo, or add a quick tour of Lecce.