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Vegan Cooking Class


In this cooking class, you will learn how to prepare some traditional Italian dishes that are originally vegan.
Alternatively, I will guide you through the process of turning some traditional Italian recipes into a delectable vegan creation.

Don’t miss this chance to try some amazing Italian vegan cuisine, here some examples of what you will prepare, depending on the seasonality:

  • caponata, a Sicilian dish based on eggplant and tomatoes
  • ribollita, a Tuscan soup based on cabbage, potatoes, and beans
  • risotto with mushrooms or any vegetable in season
  • pasta with broccoli
  • biancomangiare, a Sicilian dessert based on almonds

We will use seasonal, organic, locally sourced ingredients.

I speak Italian, English, and French, if guests speak different languages, then English will be used.


Sesto Calende, a small town in the Ticino Natural Park in the lake Maggiore area, easily reachable from

  • Milan – 45 minutes by train or by car
  • Stresa – 20 minutes by train, 35 minutes by car
  • Como – 45 minutes by car
  • Milan Malpensa Airport – 30 minutes by car

We will have lunch in the wood, literally, enjoying food and complimentary beer or wine.

In case of adverse weather conditions, lunch will be held in the living room of my home that has large windows overlooking the woods.

Caponata (Sicilian vegan dish)


  • hands-on cooking class
  • three courses meal
  • 1 glass of wine or beer
  • bottled water
  • lunch in the wood
  • taxes
Asparagus and turmeric risotto


Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. The total amount will be charged if the booking is canceled less than 24 hours before the event.

Frequently asked questions

Where do Marco’s Kitchen cooking classes take place?

Cooking classes can be organized in Sesto Calende at Marco’s Kitchen for up to about 10 participants, or in other locations on Lake Maggiore or in Milan if the number of participants is higher.

What is the duration of Marco’s Kitchen cooking class?

Usually 3 hours are spent in the kitchen preparing the 3-course meal which is then shared. In total, therefore, usually the duration is about 4-5 hours.

Is it possible to organize the cooking class privately?

Of course! Visit this page to book a private event that can be defined together with you both in terms of terms and duration.
For example, if you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, I can prepare part of your lunch (or dinner) for you.

In my group there are people who are not interested in cooking, can they only participate in the lunch (or dinner) prepared by me?

Yes, of course, contact us for more information.

Need more info?

Don’t hesitate to contact us, we will answer all of your questions!

Pumpkin and Jerusalem artichoke soup

And if you’re not already Vegan, but you want to start, have a look at how to go Vegan for a week.

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