La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School, Marylebone, London

La Cucina Caldesi is the only dedicated Italian cookery school in central London. It celebrates Italian food and wine with great warmth, hospitality and a respect for tradition.

Tomato bruchetta La Cucina Caldesi

Learn to cook traditional Italian dishes at La Cucina Caldesi in Marylebone

Are you still dreaming of the food you tasted on your summer holiday in Tuscany? Of the platters of assorted antipasti, the tomato bruschetta drizzled with olive oil, the steaming bowls of pasta and colourful pizza?

At La Cucina Caldesi, you can re-create those rich and comforting dishes by taking an Italian cookery course with the experts.

This is London’s Little Italy for cooks. On the days when the frost moans, it will take you back to the warmth of an Italian summer’s day and bring sunshine into your kitchen.

Sally, Editor, The Foodie Travel Guide

La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School

  • Italian cooking classes are in London
  • Fun and informative
  • Tea, coffee & biscotti on arrival
  • Eat the dishes you create
  • Enjoy a glass of wine

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Lessons in Authentic Italian Cooking

Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi opened their Italian Cookery School in London in 2005. It’s neatly tucked away on a little cobbled street behind their popular and informal Italian restaurant Caffe Caldesi in Marylebone. Drawing on Giancarlo’s Tuscan roots, the school offers courses in traditional and regional Italian cuisine.

Giancarlo Caldesi taking an Italian cooking class La Cucina Caldesi

Giancarlo Caldesi taking a class at La Cucina Caldesi

Create Tasty Trattoria Dishes

The emphasis at the school is on learning traditional methods and techniques passed down by generations of Italian cooks. In a setting that’s relaxed and sociable – Giancarlo, Katie, talented chef tutor, Stefano Borella, and an impressive list of guest chefs including Sophie Grigson – all run intimate classes for small groups.

There are daytime, evening and hands-on weekend classes. Each one finishes with the tasty meal you’ve created and a glass of wine. Try a pizza-making masterclass, a 3-hour course cooking seasonal trattoria-style dishes or for the sweet-toothed, a chocolate and macaroons class.


La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School

La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School


118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U 2QF


La Cucina Caldesi

  • Italian cooking classes are in London
  • Fun and informative
  • Tea, coffee & biscotti on arrival
  • Eat the dishes you create
  • Enjoy a glass of wine

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