Private Tour

Kid Friendly Cooking Class in Florence: Learn How to Make Pizza, Pasta & Gelato

Family
Food & Wine
Duration: 3 Hours
Languages: EN, ES

Combine your love for pasta, pizza and gelato (an Italian version of ice cream) with an engaging and educational kid friendly cooking class in Florence. Learn how to make traditional Italian dishes with a private, family-friendly chef in a professional equipped kitchen. Fully hands-on this fun and delicious cooking lesson created for children, teens and their lucky parents is the perfect start to your family trip to Florence!


Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Foodies
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

If you’re looking for a rewarding pizza, pasta and gelato making course with personal attention, this kid friendly cooking class in Florence is a fantastic activity to add to your trip. Using seasonal organic ingredients, our professional chefs are ready to take your family to the next level in flavorful Italian cuisine. Kids (and adults) who want to be a chef for a day will learn to compose classic Italian specialties that represent the cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet.

 

Immerse your family in this fun-filled cooking experience! The focus of this kid friendly cooking class in Florence is to give families the joy of cooking together and develop an understanding of healthy food choices. After a brief introduction to Italian cuisine, tie on your apron and let the pizza, pasta and gelato party begin! Children will use all five of their senses to explore the five food groups and create delicious masterpieces.

 

On this hands-on cooking class in Florence, kids and adults alike can learn how to make fresh pizza dough from scratch and use their imagination to build their own pizzas topped with the flavors of Italy. Young chefs will discover the science behind live yeast when forming the dough before painting on their sauce, sprinkling on their cheese, and adding their favorite toppings.

 

Everyone knows there is nothing quite like the succulent taste of homemade pasta! During this interactive kid friendly cooking class in Florence, big and little chefs alike will also learn the ins and outs of what goes into making fresh egg pasta. For hands-on cultural immersion, the whole family will knead the dough, roll the shapes, cut it into shape using a pasta-cutting machine, and cook them to perfection.

 

Once you’ve made the pizza your chef will teach you how to prepare a classic Italian sauce that will make your pasta dish extraordinarily appetizing, before getting into the sweetest part of the class: making creamy gelato. You will prepare this Italian ice cream in two different delicious flavors, and learn all the tricks to making your own refreshing recipes.

 

Finally it’s time to feast on your creations and sit down for a fabulous lunch. Best of all and at the end of the class you get to keep all the recipes to try them at home so you can wow friends and family with your Tuscan talents even after you’ve left Italy.

 

Why taking this kid friendly cooking class in Florence

If your family enjoys cooking and baking, this experiential learning cooking class is not to be missed! Under the guidance of a passionate chef, get all the secrets and shortcuts you need, from mixing and treating the dough, to baking the pizza in the oven, to cooking the perfect pasta and gelato so that you can duplicate an authentic Italian meal at home. Looking to try more bites in Florence? See our Delicious Florence Street Food Tour.


Highlights

  • Private hands-on cooking class with a family friendly local chef
  • Learn how to make pizza, pasta and gelato from scratch
  • Slice and dice as you spice things up with your family

 


What Is Included

  • Private hands-on cooking class with a professional Italian chef
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients for pizza, pasta and gelato making
  • Sit-down lunch with the food you have personally prepared, including regional wine for the adults
  • Get your recipe booklet

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

Directly at the cooking school located in downtown Florence. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private hands-on cooking class with focus on making pasta, pizza and gelato is available on request Monday through Saturday at 1pm.
  • Minimum age to participate is 6.
  • We encourage you to communicate your dietary restrictions, food allergies or intolerances to our specialists in advance.
  • Mandatory, starting from August 6th, 2021 until further notice: all participants over 12 years old must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to the activity. They will also require to provide valid ID matching the vaccination or test results. You can read more about it here. Those who will not present the required documents, will not be entitled to any refund.

Good to Know

  • All cooking class team is vaccinated for Covid-19.
  • The use of a facemask is mandatory.
  • We suggest wearing closed toe shoes.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans! (please inform us in advance)
  • In addition to English and Spanish languages this kid friendly cooking class in Florence is also available in French and German.
  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.
  • Looking for more activities and places to visit on your family vacation? Check out our list of the top things to do in Florence with kids.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details including the meeting point and phone number. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

Because this cooking class involves knives, pots and pans, it is best suited for children ages six and up. However, as long as very young children stay at a safe distance from the kitchen utensils and tools, they are more than welcome to join.

What if my family has specific dietary needs?

The menu is seasonal and can be adjusted according to your preferences. Vegetarian and/or vegan options are always available on request. We are happy to work around dietary restrictions provided we are notified in advance.

Will my teenage kids like the activity?

Sure they will! Who does not like pasta, pizza and gelato? Even if they do not like cooking, this activity will provide hands-on engagement and will help them relate to the local culture.

Do the parents participate in this Kid Friendly Cooking Class in Florence?

Yes! Every family member will get his or her hands deliciously dirty - as we like to have everyone involved in the cooking part.

Is this Kid Friendly Cooking Class in Florence private?

Yes. This is a private tour/activity just for your family. Only your group will participate. Though this is a private cooking class, there may be small groups in the cooking school at the same time, which means we may have other people while in the cooking school.

Do my children need previous experience in the kitchen?

No experience is required! Our lesson are casual and meant to be fun and instructive, not hardcore. This kid friendly cooking class in Florence is designed to be just as fun for the cooking enthusiast who wants to be a part of every step as it is for the first-timer who’s happier observing and assisting (or taste testing).

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.
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