Personalized Traditional Tuscan and Mediterranean Cooking Classes

Sant’ Ambrogio Cooking Class (SACC) is the dream of husband and wife team Lee Cogher and Cecilia Cascella and their close friend Meri Maccari.

We specialise in offering Personalised Traditional Tuscan and Mediterranean Cooking Classes in a friendly and unpretentious ambience for guests with all levels of cooking experience.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe an awesome and memorable cooking class should be fun, educational and personalised. We encourage our guests to let us know if they have any individual requests or preferences in advance; it may be that there’s a specific dish or a food category that interests you and we welcome the opportunity to create a personalised menu that we can prepare, cook and enjoy together. Or simply furnish us with your budget and we’d be happy to create a tailored menu for you.

We try to limit our guest numbers to a maximum of six (6) and working with only fresh ingredients purchased from our favourite stallholders at Sant’Ambrogio Market and local stores, together we prepare and cook a delicious lunch that you can recreate.

We are proud to exclusively use Frances Mayes Tuscan Sun Olive Oil and Wines to accompany lunch.

We are proud to exclusively use Frances Mayes Tuscan Sun Olive Oil and Wines to accompany lunch.

Facilities

Cecilia and Lee’s modern/traditional home, complete with its open contemporary fully fitted spacious kitchen and preparation/dinning area, offers an ideal setting for an educational and memorable cooking experience.

Our Team

Meri Maccari

Lee COGHER

Cecilia

Where we are:

The Sant’Ambrogio area is one of Florence’s best-kept secrets; this is where locals shop, chat over coffee and meet for an aperitivo! Sant’Ambrogio open market offers organic and kilometre “0” products, plus fresh meat, salami, fish, cheeses, legumes, bread, pasta and much more. Our home is only a 3-minute stroll from Sant’Ambrogio market.

Timeframe

We are happy to meet you for coffee at one of the Cafés near Sant’Ambogio market before selecting only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients from our favourit stallholders or you can meet us directly at the class. Whichever you choose, we guarantee a fun and memorable experience and outstanding lunch together.

Cooking classes start from €150 per person:

  • A glass or two of good quality local wine is included in the price, but please let us know if you would like to order a specific wine.

Terms and conditions:

  • Deposit: 25% at time of booking.
  • Balance due: 14 days prior to cooking class.

Cancellation:

  • Cancellation within 21 days prior to cooking class: Deposit is fully refunded.
  • Cancellation between 20 days and 15 days prior to cooking class: Deposit non-refundable - although we are happy to reschedule (without penalty) if our schedules permit.
  • Cancellation 14 days prior to cooking class: 50% of full amount refundable - although we are happy to reschedule (without penalty) if our schedules permit.