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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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: Languedoc, France
Courses and retreats that combine a luxurious holiday with an opportunity to develop a skill or talent. Offering a wide range of professionally tutored courses complemented by first class accommodation and food and wine of an impeccable standard. Stunning views, overlooking the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc region of France.
| writing | poetry | wine | cookery | painting/drawing | France |
Convivio Rome Italian Cooking Holidays
based: Ri, Italy
Fun, creative, relaxing and affordable Italian cooking holidays in Toffia, a magical and unspoilt medieval hilltop village just north of Rome. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and fruit orchards. Immerse yourself in true Italian life! Accommodation in recently renovated homes within Toffia. 1 day, 3 night and 5 night holidays available.
| cookery | gastronomic | wine appreciation/tasting | weekends/short breaks | vegetarian | ethical/ecotourism | Italy |
Huge range of special interest courses for everybody, all ages and interests. Whether you want to learn to paint in rural France, throw a pot, carve and sculpt, cook in an historic Chateau, design and make your own jewellery or learn to appreciate wine.
| painting/drawing | mixed media | pottery/ceramics | jewellery making | glass crafts/stained glass | sculpture/carving | wood crafts | gastronomic | vegetarian | cookery | wine | feltmaking | France |
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 |
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 |
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