Food Lover's Odyssey

California, United States

Food Lover's Odyssey offers exclusive gourmet and cooking vacations in Italy and France led by chef Kathy.

Culinary Vacations 1

Limited availability

8 Days Italy Cooking Vacations

September 1-8, 2017

Speaks English

from US$4,150
from US$4,150
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Instructors 1


I received formal training as a chef in both pastry and savory arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. From there I’ve worked in patisseries, pastry kitchens and cooking schools in Paris, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Southern France and Italy. I’ve cooked with other chefs, wine & cheese makers, food purveyors and even a few famous Italian mammas throughout my culinary travels. Since 2012, I’ve been organizing and leading culinary journeys in both Italy and France, and offering daily cooking classes in Provence.

Testimonials 8

  • Aimee United States

    Food Lover's Odyssey website

    The best trip ever!!! I need Kathy to plan all my trips from now on. Great people, great food, beautiful scenery.

  • Travelers

    TripAdvisor website

    We chose the Market Tour and Cooking Class. My daughter and I wanted to brag about doing a cooking course in France! What a treat. We were met by Kathy, and introduced to our 5 other cooking buddies, and a wonderful day followed. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the day, the tour of the different markets was great and Kathy pointed out her favourite stalls, and we had time to shop for ourselves as well. From vanilla pods to delicious cherries, lovely jams... the list was endless. The meal we cooked was delicious, complimented by olives, tapenades, a lovely cheese platter, and a never ending supply of chilled wine. By the end of the meal, we were all chatting like old friends, making for a relaxing, most enjoyable day! The nice part too was that there were only 7 of us of a maximum 8 for the class, so Kathy joined us for the meal as well, and trusted my daughter to make her lunch while she was busy instructing us. Highly recommended. Thank you, Kathy, for a wonderful day.

  • Michelle United States

    Food Lovers Odyssey website

    Awesome trip! Thank you Kathy for giving us so many amazing experiences, great food, and wonderful company to share it with. This was the best trip ever!

  • Melanie United States

    Food Lovers Odyssey website

    It was the best trip on many levels. The cooking, food, art, painting, and friends were all fantastic. It doesnt get any better than that!

  • Judy United States

    Food Lovers Odyssey website

    What an amazingly fun trip! One of the best adventures I have experienced. I am looking forward to traveling with Kathy again next year.

  • Teri United States

    Food Lovers Odyssey website

    I have never been a group tour person, but now I dont think I can travel to Italy again without Kathy. It was one of the best vacations I ever had.

  • Nancy United States

    Food Lovers Odyssey website

    It felt like a group of friends getting together and enjoying the food and culture of Puglia. It was clear that everyone enjoyed what they were doing. You truly wanted us to experience the best of Puglia and we did!

  • Helen United States

    Food Lovers Odyssey website

    I felt like a queen for nine days! Every single person we visited welcomed us into their place of business or home like we were honored guests.

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