Cookery holidays and weekends, short break cooking vacations, and cooking courses from tour operators, chefs and cookery schools in the UK, abroad in Europe and Worldwide.
Listing cooking courses, holidays and vacations covering a range of cuisines; from Indian and Italian cooking to Thai cookery or from Mexican to Moroccan. Operators are providing cooking holidays in the UK or courses abroad: French cooking courses in France, Spanish cookery holidays in Spain, or culinary schools abroad and in the UK offering a range of styles.
We also list specialist courses for cooks such as baking and bread making, sugarcraft and cake decoration, preserves and jam making, seafood, Aga cookery courses and vegetarian cooking holidays.
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The growing demand for cooking holidays and cookery courses
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based: Connecticut, USA
Culinary vacations in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Peru, Morocco and Greece that include three or four star accommodation, cooking lessons with local chefs, vineyard visits with wine tastings and wine education, visits to markets and local food producers, gourmet meals. Holidays can be paired with walking, hiking, biking, yoga, language lessons and more.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine | walking/trekking/hiking | cycle touring | yoga | Western Europe | Peru | Morocco | Greece |
Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia
based: Umbria, Italy
Offering a wide range of creative classes including cookery, wine tasting, dancing, painting, sculpting, writing, guided walking, herbal tours and olive picking. Classes take place at Villa La Rogaia, an outstanding wheelchair friendly country house in Umbria with pool. They serve delicious food with products from their organic farm.
| dancing (mixed styles) | salsa | cookery | painting/drawing | sculpture/carving | herbalism | wine | Italian language | writing | for people with a disability | olive picking/harvest | Italy |
based: London, UK
Tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to the Far East and India. Asia Odyssey specialises in itineraries to South-East Asia including Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
| animals/safari | cookery | walk/trek/hike | diving/snorkelling | spas
| historical tours | wedding/honeymoon | family | South-East Asia |
Caravanturkey Cultural Center
based: Mugla, Turkey
Caravanturkey Cultural Center offers courses and workshops in rug weaving, Turkish cooking, wood crafts, belly-dancing and yoga; all including accommodation and airport transfers. The Center is located 40 km from Bodrum airport, away from touristic spots and offers totally cultural experiences in a warm friendly atmosphere.
| weaving | cookery | wood crafts | belly dance/Middle Eastern | yoga | Turkey |
Eat, Sleep, Heal Retreat
based: Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK
From their base in Stirlingshire, Scotland; Eat, Sleep, Heal Retreat offers 1-to-1 nutritional therapy and cookery demonstrations to help guests reach their health and wellbeing goals. Whether they have specific health issues, weight management goals, or just want to feel more energised, they have advice and food to suit everyone.
| nutrition | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | retreats | cookery | weight loss | Scotland | UK |
French House Party Carcassonne Featured Site
based: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Cookery, arts or leisure holidays in high-class private property near Carcassonne with great French cuisine and wines. Recommended in "100 World's Best Vacations" book. Eight-bedroomed accommodation has pool, tennis and boules. Tutored courses include painting, books, creative writing, songwriting, movie-making and Gastro Academy with top French chefs.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine | groups | weekends/short breaks | songwriting | writing | film/video | team building | weddings/honeymoons | painting/drawing | France |
based: Molise, Italy
Full immersion Italian language learning combined with a relaxing holiday based in a small, vibrant hilltown in Molise, in Agnone's Centro Storico. Offering individual attention and conversation, with classroom learning, cooking, walking tours, classic Italian films, historic sites and the chance to engage in local town life and practice Italian.
| Italian language | multi-activity | cookery | film/video | unguided walking | Italy |
based: Lucca, Italy
Glass and ceramic workshop holidays for all ages in the stunning surroundings of a restored 13th century monastery in Northern Tuscany. Pottery and glass week and weekend courses tailored to the individual needs of students. Also culinary courses and tastings in this the cradle of food production in Tuscany.
| glass crafts/stained glass | pottery/ceramics | cookery | gastronomic | Italy |
Nick Nairn Cook School
based: Stirling, Scotland, UK
Cook with celebrity chef Nick Nairn at the Nick Nairn Cook School in the foothills of the Trossachs in Scotland. Offering 1 and 5 day classes with Nick Nairn himself or classes with John Webber, Alan Mathieson or Maxine Clark. Accommodation not included but with a list of personal recommendations available on the site.
| cookery | celebrities/stars | Worldwide |
Responsibletravel.com Featured Site
based: East Sussex, UK
Gastronomic and cookery holidays and courses in worldwide locations. Learn to cook authentic Italian, Thai, Indian or Estonian food; discover organic cookery in Herefordshire; learn about the cooking of Provence; enjoy culinary travel in Crete or food and wine holidays in Spain – something for all wine lovers and foodies.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine | UK | Europe | Asia | Africa |
Singles in Crete
based: Crete, Greece
Sociable holidays to Crete for the independent single traveller.
Discover the real Crete tourists never see. Small, family owned
Mistral hotel exclusively for singles. Exclusive personal tours,
wine tasting, Cretan cookery courses, walking holidays, horse riding, Easter breaks.
Good food nice company and excellent atmosphere. No single supplement.
| singles holidays | folk/regional dance | horse/pony trekking
| walking/trekking/hiking | wine
| cookery | Greece | Czech
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