Mama Flornece


MaMa Florence Cooking School invites you to experience the authentic flavors of Italy in the heart of Florence. Our cooking course is designed to offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is reminiscent of an informal home setting. Here, you will rediscover the joy and importance of cooking and eating, and learn to appreciate the simple things in life.

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Cooking with us

At MaMa Florence, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable farming and using only the freshest local Tuscan ingredients in our recipes. Our passionate chefs and instructors are dedicated to passing down their knowledge and skills from generation to generation, ensuring that the art of Italian cooking is never lost.


In our cooking classes, we believe in the power of creating emotional connections through cooking and sharing a meal. Join us for a culinary journey in Florence, Italy, where you will not only learn new techniques, but also experience the deep cultural significance of food in Italian society. Enroll in our course today and discover the magic of MaMa Florence Cooking School.

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Our owners

Owners Vanessa Held and Filippo Bartolotta knew they wanted to open an authentic cooking school in Florence, and with years of experience in the wine and food business they also knew they wanted it to stand apart from the crowd. They wanted a cooking school that would reflect their connection to the land with sustainably sourced local pdroducts, fresh seasonal menus, and amazing wines to showcase the very best Italy has to offer, all in a beautiful and exclusive setting.


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Our support team

Our exceptional support team is always available over email and phone and ready to process your order, note your food preferences, create a special event for you, or to help you discover authentic Tuscan food. Comprised of Booking Manager Tania Boido Hirst, Hospitality Manager Elena PontilOperations and Booking Specialist Nina Bernheim, and Market Walk Guide and Chef’s Assistant Annika Mårtensson there is always someone available to ensure participants enjoy their time at MaMa Florence cooking school to the fullest. 

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Le Baccanti Tours S.r.l Viale F.Petrarca 12 | 50122 Firenze | +39 055221138 | mama@mamaflorence.com | P.IVA 05446100488
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