The International Kitchen (2 testimonials)

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We are delighted to have you visit the premier culinary travel company. Having pioneered the concept of “cooking school vacations” over 15 years ago, The International Kitchen remains the leader in the industry, now offering over 90 cooking vacations and over 50 choices for one-day cooking classes. Our credo and promise to you: a top quality, authentic, intimate cooking experience, with lots of laughter and friendship and memories to last a lifetime.

The popularity of culinary travel has spawned many imitators. Now more than ever, it is critical that you be careful when choosing a culinary vacation and make sure you are dealing with a full time, professional organization. (Please check our association memberships and testimonials on our cooking vacations and classes, and compare to any other company offering similar trips.) We visit and experience every cooking school vacation we sell and encourage you to call us for more information or further details: 800-945-8606.

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330 N. Wabash Suite 2613
Chicago, IL
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Testimonials (2)

  1. Reviewer: Thomas & Christine L. located in NC USA
    I'd like to start by saying, this was the best vacation of our lives. The Relais Oasi Olimpia is a five star hotel with a four star rating. Every member of the staff was warm hearted and friendly, and totally dedicated to our needs and well being. The rooms were large and comfortable, especially compared to the so-called four star hotel we stayed at in Rome. Carmen Mazzola the general manager was extremely competent, resourceful, and accommodating. Whenever we made a request, or a scheduling change was necessary due to weather or some other reason, she handled all with speed and good nature, always exclaiming, "It's nothing!" when we thanked her. The cooking lessons with Marco the Chef were just what we had hoped them to be. Nothing too intense, (after all we were on vacation) but informative and easy to execute. I'm happy to say, Christine and I are quite competent now in producing a variety of delectable dishes we would be proud to serve anyone. Our boat tour to Positano was wonderful, our host Antonio piloted the boat to the picturesue little town, and later stopped at a cove where we swam in the Mediterranean and had an expertly prepared lunch. Our favorite tour was of the Mozzarella Factory, I won't say anymore as I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Suffice to say, don't miss it. Being Italian-American, this vacation awakened feelings in me long hidden. Personality traits that I have are prevalent in Southern Italy. I felt like I was among my own kind at last. I want to go back.
  2. Reviewer: Katie P located in UK
    I just wanted to let you know that Chris and I had a wonderful time at Chateau de Berne last week. Mayung took very good care of us as ourhostess, and Jean-Louis is great! And of course the location is absolutely beautiful, as you know. We were made to feel very welcome the whole time we were there. I'm a few months pregnant, and Mayung did a great job of juggling our schedule so that I got some rest when I needed it but we also managed to fit in a lot of activities (including a visit to the market, a winery tour and wine tasting and a visit to a local abbey as well as some shopping on our own).And the cooking lessons were very well done. Chris and I were the only students (and in truth, Chris was the only one really cooking with Jean-Louis -- my job was to take notes and pictures!), so it felt like a one-on-one tutorial. Jean-Louis is a patient teacher and he did a good job of explaining everything he was doing. As the week progressed, Chris took a more and more active role in the food preparation, and the hands-on approach was very educational too. Everyone at Chateau de Berne was warm and friendly, and they really did make us feel very welcome there. This program was Chris's birthday present (his 40th) and I'm very pleased with how well it worked out! Thank you!

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A Feast for the Senses in Morocco

A Feast for the Senses in Morocco

Fes-Saïss Airport, Saïss, Fes-Boulemane, Morocco for 7 Days • from $2,925* per person

Provider: The International Kitchen (2 testimonials)

About the location: The city of Fes was founded in 789 and for more than 400 years, it was the capital of Morocco. Today, it’s still Morocco’s intellectual and cultural capital. It’s also the oldest and largest medieval city in the world, with over 200,000 people currently living within the medina walls. It’s vibrant and alive — almost unchanged for hundreds of years. During your Moroccan cooking vacation, you’ll see the highlights of life in the medina: the historical and… 1 testimonial & more

Offered Year-round
Exertion level: 1
Boutique accommodations
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Catalonian Tastes and Treasures

Catalonian Tastes and Treasures

Barcelona Airport, Barcelona, Spain for 5 Days • from $3,100* per person

Provider: The International Kitchen (2 testimonials)

About the location: This wonderful gourmet food and wine tour takes you to the Costa Brava, a land of outstanding beauty, filled with charming fishing villages and well preserved medieval towns in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia by the Mediterranean Sea. You will be based in the L’Empordá region where the enchanting landscape, filled with rolling hills and picturesque stone-built villages is a pleasure to explore as well as the beautiful beaches and cliffs of the amazing Costa Brava. This… more

Offered Year-round
Exertion level: 3
Boutique accommodations
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

France: A Week in Bordeaux Wine Country

France: A Week in Bordeaux Wine Country

Bordeaux Airport, France for 8 Days • from $3,425* per person

Provider: The International Kitchen (2 testimonials)

About the location: Surrounded by the vines of Château Bujan, in a vineyard of the Côtes de Bourg, you will live in the charming 17th-century guest house of the winemakers and join fellow enthusiasts on Bordeaux wine tours. Nestled in a small green valley and restored with talent by architect Marielle Meli (Pascal’s wife), La Maison des Vignes (“House in the Vines”), with its large fireplaces, oak beams, four personalized bedrooms and old books, is totally elegant, while retaining a… 1 testimonial & more

Offered Year-round
Exertion level: 3
Boutique accommodations
Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

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