Cooking Class in Palermo

Join this amazing experience to learn how to cook real Sicilian dishes from a local who knows the local food and wines!
Wine tasting, Food tasting, Cooking local food

When to book - availability

All year long at 10.00 am or other schedules on request.


  • Learn how to prepare traditional Sicilian food using traditional methods
  • Use fresh and seasonal ingredients to ensure authenticity to your dishes
  • Visit the vibrant and colorful Capo market and select the freshest seasonal ingredients
  • Choose from 6 different wines to perfectly match your delicious food
Languages: English, Italian
Duration: Check for more information
Group size: min 1 - max 12
Starting / Meeting point: In the heart of Palermo near Vucciria Market

Throughout the centuries, Sicilian-style cooking has been strongly influenced by conquerors, kingdoms and many different cultures (Spanish, Greek and Arab) resulting in a delicious blend of styles and flavors found nowhere else in Italy.Unique, fresh with powerful flavors, it’s a fact that Sicilian cooking is widely known as one of the premier cuisines in all of Italy.

There is no better way to learn how to cook Sicilian food than by taking a cooking class from someone who knows the local food and wines. Chef Donna Patricia will guide you through each course explaining the tradition behind each dish and its importance to Sicilian cuisine.

Each one of our cooking courses has been limited to a maximum of 12 participants so that you receive personal direction and feedback from Chef Donna Patricia. The courses are held in a typical 18th century home nearby the old market Vucciria.

We only use fresh and seasonal ingredients to ensure authenticity and because of this the menus prepared will be in accordance with seasonal and market availability. All of our dishes are based on the more historically important Sicilian recipes, focusing on pasta, fresh fish/meat, vegetable dishes and delectable sweets.

Here is how your day will unfold.

Chef Donna Patricia will meet you in the morning and take you on a tour of the vibrant and colorful Capo market. Take in all the sights, sounds and amazing smells of the market while being introduced to many foods you have never seen before; food critical to the cooking style of Sicily. You will be part of selecting the freshest seasonal ingredients in anticipation of creating an amazing meal.

On the way to the cooking studio you’ll enjoy a pleasant walk through Palermo experiencing the stunning, baroque beauty of its architecture. Palermo is without a doubt one of the most interesting artistic cities of the Mediterranean Sea.

Arriving at the house, you are welcomed to the kitchen with a refreshing glass of sicilian white wine while you unpack your market purchases and discuss the delicious menu that lay ahead of you.

A typical lunch menu prepared in a truly authentic Sicilian style will consist of:

A "primo" (pasta)
A “secondo” (fish or meat)
Caponata - The most famous of Sicilian side dishes
Dolce (desert)

Not only do you get to eat all of what you have learned to prepare but you’ll be able to choose from 6 different ‘in purezza’ wines (not blended wines), especially selected for their importance to Sicilian cuisine and to perfectly match your delicious food: Nero d’ Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato, Grecanico, Insolia, Grillo, Catarratto.

What's included

  • Local Chef that will teach you the traditional techiques
  • Visit to the market
  • Fresh ingredients to prepare your meal
  • Wines and water


For cancellations made up to 48 hours before the activity starts, the paid amount will be fully refundable. Otherwise you will be charged the full amount. If you don´t show up for the activity, you will also not receive a refund.
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