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Taormina, Italy
Cooking class in Taormina With Chef Massimo

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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The best way to connect with any local culture is through food, and nowhere is this more true than Sicily. With this cooking class, shop for ingredients at the market in Taormina like a local before learning how to prepare a variety of traditional Sicilian dishes with Chef Massimo in his restaurant kitchen. Enjoy the fruits of our labors over lunch afterwards, served with two local wines.
  • Take a deep dive into Sicilian cuisine with a hands-on cooking class
  • Shop for fresh, seasonal ingredients at the Taormina market
  • Make traditional appetizers and first and second courses with a chef
  • Sample the dishes you’ve prepared over lunch, paired with local wines
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Main
Catch of the day in the Messina style
with the freshest fish that we will find together on the market, we will cook together a typical local recipe !!
Lunch
kitchen
All Fees and Taxes
Bottled water
Alcoholic Beverages
spirits
Vico Zecca , Vico Zecca, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

Arch of Porta Messina

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cooking Class in Taormina With Chef Massimo
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Do this class! Definitely worth it!
Sharon_H
, Jun 2022
Massimo was friendly, knowledgeable and committed to teaching us about how choose fresh fish, meat and vegetables. His knowledge and skill as a Chef is clear and his ability to teach and keep everyone involve was excellent. Best part…the meal we made was exceptional.
star-5
Must do in Taormina!
Kathleen_S
, Jun 2022
Wonderful experience. Chef is a wonderful host and educator. Would highly recommend to any of my family and friends
star-5
Superb!
Matt_H
, Jun 2022
The cooking was amazing, learning new tips. Working as a group together and sharing stories. Excellent.
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Super Day with Chef Massimo
Shane_D
, Jun 2022
Fantastic day spent with Chef Massimo . Don’t pass up this cooking class experience. He’s funny, enthusiastic, passionate and a great teacher of the art of cooking.
star-5
Must do!!! Sign up now !
katyafwarner
, Jun 2022
Cooking with Massimo was the BEST! I’ve taken several cooking classes abroad and his far outweighed the others. Massimo is enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and paces the class well. For all the time and value we got from our cooking class and visit to the market the price is a steal. I highly recommend this for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families. We will definitely be back next time we are in Taormina. Note: Massimo also has vegan friendly options and makes the class just as hands on and fun!
star-5
Wonderful Chef, food & setting!
Karen_G
, May 2022
It was great to visit the market with Chef Massimo - he gave lots of tips on shopping for the best produce and when to avoid buying. He selected the best of what was available on the day for our group of 5 to cook. We made pasta with Norma sauce. Sea bass in white wine, capers, olives and cherry tomatoes, Tuma cheese fried in a breadcrumb and herb mixture. Mussels, Veal Meatballs in lemon leaves and caponata. It was all served with some delicious wines. We had the best day at this wonderful house overlooking the sea and left with some excellent new skills. Thank you Chef Massimo it was the best! If you are looking for a cookery class - this is the one to do, we had so much fun! You will not be disappointed!
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A great day overlooking the Ionian Sea
Thomas_D
, May 2022
We had a beautiful day with Chef Massimo. The other members of the group were friendly and we had many laughs together. We also learned a lot about Sicilian cooking. The location did require some ability to climb hills unless one wanted to pay for a taxi. The view was great. The meal was delicious: seafood, chicken, beef, sautéed vegetable salad and, of course, pasta and sauce.
star-5
Don’t miss this class with Chef Massimo
James_P
, May 2022
The cooking class with Chef Massimo was beyond fabulous. Chef Massimo met our group at the Messina gate, then took us to a local market to discuss the right ingredients and acquire the fresh ingredients for the day. Afterwards, he arranged a taxi to take us to his Villa for the cooking and eating. His Villa was a beautiful home located on the slopes overlooking the seaside area of Taormina. We were a group of 6 and began to prepare the meal. Everyone participated and it was great fun. First we made pasta and he taught us how to roll the pasta from dry material into various shapes of pasta. Next we cut and diced various veggies including eggplant, peppers and others to make Caponata. He showed us how to prepare artichoke into a “cup” that then received a pork and cheese mixture, which was then baked. The final main course was Calamari mixed with breadcrumbs, tomatoes, basil, olive oil then baked until crispy fresh sea bass. Massimo showed us how to prepare the entire fish and explained the benefits of cooking the fish with all of its parts. We sat as a group and consumed the awesome meal that we had all prepared together. It was an incredible experience that we will not soon forget. Massimo’s passion for food and the ingredients was the clear and consistent message.
star-5
Phenomenal experience
Mohammed_N
, Mar 2022
This was an amazing experience, not just fun but educational! Massimo is a wonderful patient teacher and the end result - lunch with the rest of the group - incredible. Very well organised, beautiful view from Massimo’s house, one of my favourite experiences of our trip! Well worth every penny. Thanks again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best meal EVER!!!
Jennifer_G
, Mar 2022
This was a highlight on our trip to Taormina! Massimo was very informative not only when we were cooking but also during our market tour. We all leaned not only how to prepare a delicious meal, but also how to use traditional preparations for a multitude of meats and fish. We will not soon forget this incredible day nor our new friend in Taormina!!
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Ami
Amina_W
, Nov 2020
Unfortunately we were unable to go to our scheduled slot with Chef Massimo. We got lost on the highway and couldn't turn off to Taomina. However, the whole time he was on the phone, guiding us. And was so lovely and gave us a refund for the class. If his attention and care in this instance is any indication - his class must be absolutely amazing.
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Amazing experience
David_F
, Sep 2020
One of the highlights of our trip. Massimo is incredibly knowledgeable and funny, you’ll get a sincere and insightful view on the whole process of choosing, cooking and eating Sicilian food. Him and Munir make you feel at home and give you all kinds of recommendations even for when you leave the class. Totally recommended!
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What Cooking Class???
Joyce_W
, Nov 2019
We are so disappointed! The chef CANCELLED our experience! We were looking forward to this! But it didn’t work out. Apparently we were the only ones who signed up & weren’t worth the trouble!
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FABULOUS!
Bren_H
, Sep 2019
This is an absolute must! Chef Massimo was incredible. We started at the market and hand picked items on our menu then went back to a kitchen/restaurant (phenomenal views) where we created everything from start to finish, with the excellence guidance of Massimo. We love making the pasta from scratch and the food tasted excellent. He provided local wines as well. This was definitely one of our favorite highlights of our 2 week vacation in Europe!
star-5
Master cooking Class with a Master Chef
DomenicaNotaro
, Aug 2019
From learning how to identify good produce from the local market, to preparation of the food and then finally eating what we have cooked - Chef Massimo was just fantastic. He had the patience and skill to prepare simple foods and make them taste as if they came out of a 5 star restaurant. If your passionate about food and learning how to make food selections - Chef Massimo is the right person for you. Thank you Chef for a great day and an exceptional food experience. Your company and great nature was nothing short of fabulous - you treated us all with such respect and passion. Next time we visit Taormina, we will be book another cooking class with the talented Chef Massimo. Until we next meet again. Thank You
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Mega Kochkurs
Ingeborg_B
, May 2022
Ein Megaevent mit engagiertem Koch, vielen Kochtipps und super Aussicht. Wir haaben nette Leute kennen gelernt.

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