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Italy’s Best Bologna cooking school for foodies, students,
beginning and advanced amateur cooks who love authentic Italian food and taste.

CIBO – 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. Our classes are NOT demonstrations, but participants actively take part in all phases of the food preparation.

Classes are for foodies of all cooking skill levels-beginners, advanced amateur and we also provide special courses for culinary professionals and chefs, wish to advance their knowledge and skills of preparing authentic Italian cuisine.

At the CIBO (Culinary Institute of Bologna) you receive a true hands-on Italian cooking experience; classes are not demonstrations.  Learn from our professional chefs who are employed at local Emilia Romagna restaurants and trattorias. You will work with authentic recipes that have been handed down for centuries. You will perform cooking techniques that will quickly transform you into you into a great Italian cook.

Choose from a multitude of cooking lessons. You may decide to take a few hours to a few days of classes.  Select from the list of our Italian cooking courses. Almost every lesson includes a lunch or dinner.

At CIBO we believe that cooking in Bologna should be relaxing, enjoyable and fun. You eat what you create and every meal is accompanied by our fabulous local wines. To us, a meal without wine is breakfast!

For a complete experience we recommend an entire day of culinary adventure, starting with a cappuccino and pastry at a fabulous bakery and pastry shop. Then off to tour our downtown Bologna market and its fascinating local meat, produce, pastry and grocery products. We then will proceed to our cooking school where you will prepare a complete five  course Bolognese traditional lunch and dinner.

You can come for our short few hours pasta course, or select a half day or full day cooking class. Come for a few days or try our culinary holiday, with total submersion in the foods of Emilia Romagna.

We will happily consider all your requests for a custom cooking class and we will design a special class to accommodate you. If you have allergies or special dietary concerns we will create a class to meet your needs. We can conduct the class in English, Italian, German or Spanish; please indicate your preference.

If you are interested in cooking classes for children, write to us and we will plan a great class experience. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Our hope is not to just meet your needs, but rather, we hope to exceed your expectations!

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Choose and book your cooking class
Classes book up fast so be sure to register early. Select the classes you want to take and then book your courses online! If you have a particular dish you would like to prepare and it's not listed, just write us and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
See you in the cooking class
A good cook is organized! Please make sure to be on time. Sign in for the class, meet your classmates and relax before we start.
At your cooking class
Our cooking classes are hands-on and interactive, they are not demonstrations. Our chefs will walk you through every step of your menu. You and your classmates will then work together to prepare each dish.
Mangia - Enjoy
Once the cooking is done, relax and enjoy your meal with your fellow cooks. Wine is included at every meal- a meal without wine is breakfast!. You will receive all the recipes and be presented with your diploma at the conclusion of the classes