Cooking Courses and Holidays

Cooking Courses and Holidays

Virginia Woolf had the right idea when she said 'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well'. We love food and we love it when our guests come back from our cooking holidays excited about their culinary future.

"An all round great experience learning the cuisine within its context. The open air kitchen has an amazing view over the valley to the mountains beyond. The village is safe and charming. Everything is cooked from scratch using local produce bought that day in the market. Loved it!" L Hills, UK: Mexican Cookery Holiday, Mexico

We love cooking holidays

Travel and food go together like, well, cheese and pineapple. Meander around exotic markets. Gather wild herbs. Pluck vibrant vegetables from a kitchen garden and weave your way back to the kitchen to learn how to rustle up anything from the perfect paella to a gooey baklava.

We’ve searched the culinary globe to curate an eclectic mix of cooking holidays that are as magnificent as the people that go on them and the Chefs who host them.

Chefs who have a story to tell and a passion to share. Home cooks with recipes passed from generation to generation. Chefs with Michelin Stars. Cooks that inspire.

We don’t dish up the usual cooking courses. Instead, our holidays are deliberate concoctions of varied and spicy ingredients, carefully balanced, and seasoned to your taste.

Learn anything from patisserie in France to mezze in Greece. Perfect pasta in Italy or dolmus in Turkey. Make friends with seafood in Spain or try salt cod in Portugal.

They say too many cooks spoil the broth; so if you want to holiday together, but not cook together, non cooking guests are always welcome.

Looking for a cooking holiday with a difference?

Fitness holidays and cooking breaks don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Burn off the calories on a surf 'n' turf holiday that combines cooking and surfing in Morocco. Or, counter the gourmet element with a rising trot on a cooking and horse riding holiday in Spain.

Fill your viewfinder and your belly on a cooking and photography holiday in Morocco. Learn the language of food on a cooking and Italian course in Italy or feed your soul on a yoga and cookery break in France.

Whether you want to cook in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Thailand or Turkey, we have the perfect way for you to get away from everything except your passion.

Go. Come back inspired with recipes to share. Thousands have already discovered that our cooking holidays last a lifetime. Come and join them.

What do our guests think?

It’s not the done thing to boast. So you won’t find us crowing about how phenomenal the food is. Nor how good the wine is, or the fact that the accommodation is wonderfully comfortable and characterful, the Chefs inspiring and the company wonderfully convivial. We prefer to let our guests do the talking.

"Everything was exceptional! From the champagne welcome to our first gourmet dinner I knew that I had arrived at a very special place. I can't thank the hosts enough for their welcoming and generous manner. I will definitely return." D Borkovich, Canada: Gourmet Cookery Holiday in Loire Valley, France

"Amazing experience and will be going back another time to visit the lovely place and the amazing people there." E Keegan, Australia: Greek Cookery Holiday in Poros, Greece

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