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Host: Chiara

Rome, Italy

USD
$70-$190 per person

Learn to make pasta in a hands-on cooking class with a professional chef

Host offerings
  • House
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Chiara

Chiara has always loved to cook, ever since she was a child. When she was young she learned from her mother and grandmother, and then later from culinary school which she attended to further her cooking education and passion. A Roman native, Chiara specializes in traditional regional dishes and is keen on sharing her favorite family recipes. Chiara comes from a family that enjoys cooking together and can often be found in the kitchen rustling up a delicious meal with her children. Chiara is multi-lingual and speaks English, French and Italian, so if you are interested in an experience in another language please note this in your booking!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-6 guests) You will be welcomed by Chiara into her beautiful home very close to the Colosseum, ideally situated to end your day with some delicious home-cooked food! Relax in her living room with a glass of prosecco or cedrata and an appetizer such as pizza romana with buffalo mozzarella, while Chiara gives you a brief introduction to Roman food and culinary traditions. Later, join Chiara at her dining table for your meal. Your menu will be seasonal and may include dishes such as a main of pasta pomodorini and crunchy guanciale (cured pork meat) or saltimbocca (a veal dish) and carciofi alla romana (Roman-style artichokes). Your meal will conclude with a dessert of tiramisù, chocolate cake, crostata (tart) or ice cream and fresh fruits. The meal experience last about 2 hours.

Cooking experience: (2-10 guests) Join Chiara in her kitchen and learn to make traditional Italian food in a hands-on cooking class followed by the meal that will last about 3 hours. You will be given printed recipes and Chiara will briefly introduce you to each dish before you start your cooking class. Learn how to make classic Italian dishes such as handmade pasta, tomato sauce, scaloppini (a meat dish), and tiramisu. After the class you will move to the dining room to feast on your delicious Italian meal!

Market visit: (2-6 guests) Meet Chiara at her home and then she will drive you to the local Testaccio market to shop for ingredients for your cooking class. Her car can seat a maximum of 4 people, so for larger groups you will walk to the market. It is 12-minute walk downhill and 14 minute uphill, from the market to Chiara's home. Your market experience will last for about one hour.

Notes: Chiara can offer vegetarian meals on request. Please note: 1-2 glasses of wine per person is included in the price of your experience.

Chiara can offer a hands-on cooking class for groups up to six people. For larger groups, she offers more of a cooking demonstration instead of a hands-on class due to limited cooking space.

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

Chiara was amazing! She made us feel so comfortable from the time we walked into her home till the time we left. She introduced us to newer foods that we had never experienced before. She was very friendly and down to earth. It was very easy to understand her and she gave us exact information about the food and incorporated that with history about Italy. Her pride for her country showed in her passion for traditional cooking. I am not a chef and Chiara was very patient and understanding while teaching us to cook. She taught us how to cook and prepare a three course meal and dessert. We were stuffed when I left! Overall I loved the experience with her and would definitely recommend her experience!

Lauren and Jerami, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Rome Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
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Chiara

$70-$190 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $140 $130
Market Tour + Meal
Not offered $120 $90
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $190 $170
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $140 $130
Market Tour + Meal
Not offered $120 $90
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $190 $170
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Market Tour+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm

Meet Chiara

Chiara has always loved to cook, ever since she was a child. When she was young she learned from her mother and grandmother, and then later from culinary school which she attended to further her cooking education and passion. A Roman native, Chiara specializes in traditional regional dishes and is keen on sharing her favorite family recipes. Chiara comes from a family that enjoys cooking together and can often be found in the kitchen rustling up a delicious meal with her children. Chiara is multi-lingual and speaks English, French and Italian, so if you are interested in an experience in another language please note this in your booking!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-6 guests) You will be welcomed by Chiara into her beautiful home very close to the Colosseum, ideally situated to end your day with some delicious home-cooked food! Relax in her living room with a glass of prosecco or cedrata and an appetizer such as pizza romana with buffalo mozzarella, while Chiara gives you a brief introduction to Roman food and culinary traditions. Later, join Chiara at her dining table for your meal. Your menu will be seasonal and may include dishes such as a main of pasta pomodorini and crunchy guanciale (cured pork meat) or saltimbocca (a veal dish) and carciofi alla romana (Roman-style artichokes). Your meal will conclude with a dessert of tiramisù, chocolate cake, crostata (tart) or ice cream and fresh fruits. The meal experience last about 2 hours.

Cooking experience: (2-10 guests) Join Chiara in her kitchen and learn to make traditional Italian food in a hands-on cooking class followed by the meal that will last about 3 hours. You will be given printed recipes and Chiara will briefly introduce you to each dish before you start your cooking class. Learn how to make classic Italian dishes such as handmade pasta, tomato sauce, scaloppini (a meat dish), and tiramisu. After the class you will move to the dining room to feast on your delicious Italian meal!

Market visit: (2-6 guests) Meet Chiara at her home and then she will drive you to the local Testaccio market to shop for ingredients for your cooking class. Her car can seat a maximum of 4 people, so for larger groups you will walk to the market. It is 12-minute walk downhill and 14 minute uphill, from the market to Chiara's home. Your market experience will last for about one hour.

Notes: Chiara can offer vegetarian meals on request. Please note: 1-2 glasses of wine per person is included in the price of your experience.

Chiara can offer a hands-on cooking class for groups up to six people. For larger groups, she offers more of a cooking demonstration instead of a hands-on class due to limited cooking space.

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

Chiara was amazing! She made us feel so comfortable from the time we walked into her home till the time we left. She introduced us to newer foods that we had never experienced before. She was very friendly and down to earth. It was very easy to understand her and she gave us exact information about the food and incorporated that with history about Italy. Her pride for her country showed in her passion for traditional cooking. I am not a chef and Chiara was very patient and understanding while teaching us to cook. She taught us how to cook and prepare a three course meal and dessert. We were stuffed when I left! Overall I loved the experience with her and would definitely recommend her experience!

Lauren and Jerami, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Rome Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $140 $130
Market Tour + Meal
Not offered $120 $90
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $190 $170
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $84 $70
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $140 $130
Market Tour + Meal
Not offered $120 $90
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $190 $170
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Market Tour+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm
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