CIBO – Culinary Institute of Bologna

  • CIBO Welcomes You
  • “Hands-On” Classes
  • Make Pasta By Hand
  • Learn Techniques Not Just Recipes
  • Modern Pro Kitchens
  • bolognacookingcolor
  • Learn Cooking Secrets
  • Market Visits
  • English Speaking Chefs
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  • meatpastry
  • No Set Menu
  • Authentic Recipes
We are different

About CIBO

CIBO – The Culinary Institute of Bologna for Foodies offers unique, hands-on cooking classes, that are taught by English speaking, professional, restaurant chefs.  Enjoy short pasta courses, half-day, one-day and multi-day cooking classes. CIBO is in located in downtown Bologna. Read More
Voted Bologna Italy's best cooking school for cooking lessons in of Italian food in Italy

We're Different

CIBO provides only “hands-on” instruction, not demonstrations. Participants work at individual workstations & cooking burners. Learn from restaurant, regional chefs in a professional kitchen – not in someone’s apartment. Working together each day you create new, unique menus. Read More
Modern state of art kitchen at CIBO cooking school in Bologna Italy

How Do I Register

Click on the photo or on the red bar above. Enter date, # of people, select your course(s) & if the class is available (you will know instantly) and submit your payment-that’s it! Receive a receipt, map & more info by email.  Soon you will be cooking and having fun at  CIBO in Bologna! Read More
Voted Bologna Italy's best cooking school for cooking lessons in of Italian food in Italy

Why Select CIBO

At CIBO, our goal is not just to meet your needs, but rather to exceed your expectations. Explore our unique classes.  We’re proud of our experienced, professional, friendly staff  & high standards. Tripadvisor voted us as one of the best cooking schools in Italy. Read More

CIBO Course Listing

Directions To View Course Descriptions, Availability Etc.:

1. Select a course to display class description and pricing.
2. Indicate date, time, number of people and click “Check Availability” button

All classes are “hands-on”,  for all skill levels, conducted in English, and for most classes YOU decide the Menu!

Our classes are bookable 1 Day in advance, but LAST MINUTE BOOKING requests are possible emailing us at:


A step by step guide to our unique small cooking classes- “You plan the menu not us”!

Select Your Class
Select from an array of varied, interesting, unique cooking classes at CIBO !
Check Availability
Enter # of students, date and you will be given availability immediately.
Register On Line
Complete your registration and you will be emailed a receipt, a map and directions to CIBO
Mangia - Enjoy
Enjoy your meal. Unlimited wine is included with most courses (drink responsibly)
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CulinaryInstitute of Bologna, offers the ultimate Italian cooking and dining experience! Using  our state-of-the-art professional kitchens, our cooking lessons will improve your cooking skills and make you an expert in the kitchen. Enjoy an Italian cooking vacation, preparing authentic Bolognese cuisine and then enjoy a wonderful meal that you and your foodie-mates created!
We love amateurs, professionals, students and foodies.
We offer classes for everyone at every level of expertise. Whether you are a beginner or a more “seasoned” cook, you will improve your cooking skills as you learn to create Emilia Romagna authentic Bolognese dishes, taught by a professional restaurant chef. Our professional chefs and staff provide instruction in a friendly, relaxed step-by -step instructional manner. The staff will share their expert tips, methods and cookery and techniques. Our classes are not demonstrations but rather hands-on cooking classes offer a unique opportunity to learn from the very best!Using our state of the art professional kitchens will assure of learning quickly and effortlessly. Each kitchen is equipped with the latest kitchenware and cooking equipment. New state of art kitchen at CIBOAt CIBO your are in the perfect setting in which to improve your cooking skills. Using our state of the art professional kitchens will assure of learning quickly and effortlessly. Each kitchen is equipped with the latest kitchenware and cooking equipment. At CIBO your are in the perfect setting in which to improve your cooking skills. Come to CIBO to learn all aspects of becoming a fantastic Bolognese cook! Learn from a professional chefs who are working at local Emilia Romagna restaurants and trattorias. Plan your next Italian cooking vacation at CIBO. At CIBO we believe that cooking in Bologna should be fun, relaxing, enjoyable and fun. Remember you eat what you create and every meal is accompanied by enjoying our local wines.
At CIBO you will learn cooking techniques and authentic recipes that have been handed down for centuries. So come to CIBO New state of art kitchen at CIBO to experience a real Bolognese cooking school and learn from professional Bolognesi chefs. Learning Bolognese cooking from real chefs from local restaurants assures you to have a first rate, authentic cooking experience. Remember- Our hope is not to just meet your needs, but rather, we hope to exceed your expectations! We will consider all your requests and design a custom cooking class to accommodate your request. Let us know if you have allergies, special dietary concerns. We can conduct the class in English, Italian. or Spanish; please indicate your preference. Amateur-Tourist/Semi -Professional & Courses For Chefs or Chefs in Training: We offer courses at all skill levels; from casual cook to advanced professional. The Culinary Institute of Bologna For Foodies offers unique hands-on cooking classes and culinary adventures. Taught by English speaking, professional restaurant chefs, CIBO offers short pasta courses, as well as half-day, one-day, 3 and 4 day courses, as well as week long foodie culinary vacations. Classes are NOT demonstrations, but participants actively take part in all phases of the food preparation – CIBO is a Hands-On Cooking experience. So learn your craft from restaurant trained chefs. Stefano Corvucci is the founder of The Culinary Institute of BOlogna (CIBO), an accomplished chef and owner of several Bologna restaurants. CIBO uses a fully equipped restaurant kitchen in which “foodies” from all parts of the world learn how to prepare authentic Emilia Romagna cuisine. Bologna Cooking school for Cooking Classes in Bologna for foodies, tourists, & lovers of Bolognese Italian cooking.