La Cucina del Gusto

La Cucina del Gusto Cooking School is specialized in cooking vacations throughout Sorrento and Amalfi Coast.

Instructors 1

Carmen Mazzola

Chef Carmen, your chef at La cucina del Gusto cooking school, is a passionate cook since she was a teenager. Her cooking lessons has conquered the hearts and palates of many guests, earning, above all, extraordinary consensus of excellence among American vacationers. Through her lessons, you will learn the secrets for the preparation of typical southern Italian and Sorrento dishes such as, gnocchi, stuffed Napoletan style squid and artichokes. She will show you the secrets of Italian cooking and a way of life that she has come to love. Come and enjoy Sorrento like a local!

Testimonials 5

Sue Shone

La Cucina del Gusto Facebook page

This was amazing Carmen is highly entertaining and informative

Pazzo Buckholz

La Cucina del Gusto Facebook page

Best time ever! First, Carmen is a great chef and teacher. Second, I just don't know how much more fun you could have learning to make great food. Third, without Carmen's teaching, my husband, Michael, and I could not have treated 25 of our friends to a 4 course dinner comprised of dishes we learned to make from Chef Carmen.

a traveler United States

TripAdvisor website

Our family (3 generations) took our last family trip to Sorrento, Italy with my husband, Rich, who has dementia and will not be able to travel again. I have known Carmen for over 10 years. I have grown to rely on her for helping me with tours and of course, making amazing food. Her cooking school is first class! We made and ate ravioli, stuffed chicken breast, and potato dumplings. It was wonderful! The whole family had a great time and learned valuable tips to making a fabulous Italian meal. Thank you, Carmen, for your help and friendship!

Vicki G. Canada

TripAdvisor website

Our group of eight had a great time cooking with Chef Carmen at La Cucina del Gusto. We were staying just outside of Sant'Agata, and Carmen sent transportation to take us to and from the course in Sorrento. We learned how to prepare some complicated dishes, including how to prepare fish, in a very fun atmosphere. Carmen brought a lot of energy and fun stories to the experience. Carmen also helped arrange for reservations at other restaurants in the area that were some of our favorite restaurants during our 5-week stay in Italy. Several days later, Carmen came to our villa to cook for us on our last night. Cooking with Carmen definitely added to our enjoyment of our whole week in the Amalfi Coast.

a traveler United Kingdom

TripAdvisor website

My partner and i arrived at Carmen's cookery school not really knowing what to expect - my partner's not really into cooking, so was a little apprehensive! Within five minutes, Chef Carmen had put him at ease, put a prosecco in his hand and we started to really enjoy the experience! Luckily, the group we were part of were really good fun - we particularly hit it off with a couple of Australians who appreciated the free flowing prosecco as much as us and the two hours of preparing the ravioli, gnocchi, and aubergine dish flew by! We had such a giggle that Steve, Stefano, as Chef Carmen insisted on calling him, got told off (in jest) a couple of times! We were then taken outside to enjoy a huge platter of meats, cheeses and vegetables with more prosecco whilst the food was cooked. We then returned to the large indoor table as a group to enjoy our 3-course meal with wine whilst Chef Carmen encouraged us to have a sing song - that bit was less successful, we could not hold a tune between us! I'd highly recommend the class to anyone!

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