Testimonials

“I thank you from the bottom of my heart for offering this week of cookery, friendship, excursions, tastings and immersion in the Italian way of being.  Your attention to detail and your ability to meet our every need made this a perfect cooking holiday. I loved every minute!” Caroline Cavelti, Canada

“I just wanted to say again – THANK YOU for one of THE BEST experiences. The week flew by but I learned so much and met some really wonderful, generous and interesting people. You should be very proud of what you have created in this business.” Jody Robertson, Australia

Thank you so much for organising a simply fantastic week. You’ve certainly worked extremely hard in making everything so simple, easy and enjoyable for us your customers or rather friends. With any event I attend I always judge its success or otherwise on one simple maxim. Irrespective of the cost, be it either a few hundred pounds or several thousand pounds was it Value For Money. Cooking with Sophie in Villa Casagrande was most certainly Value For Money.” Colin Quickmire, UK

 “… and to say how wonderful the course was – I’m still buzzing. The whole set up was brilliant, the location was perfect. Sophie was amazing, I loved her style and loved her humour. It was lovely meeting such nice like-minded people on the course too, they were all great company and we had such good fun especially after a glass or two of those great wines…” Steve Randall, UK

“Our experience was beyond expectations. Hosted by Kelda, cooking instructions by Sophie assisted by Maria was exceptional, fun and helpful. Trip to Venice with thoughts on market purchasing was especially nice touch.  Quite spectacular.  thanks again. Bill.” Bill Julavitz, South Carolina, USA

“Palazzo Casagrande (absolutely beautiful) and cookery school were amazing, beyond anything I imagined. Sophie, Kelda, Maria, Rukman & family were all fantastic. I learned so much and was so inspired. I’m already thinking about our next visit!  Thanks again for everything.” Annette & Bob DeLuca, USA

“… A huge thank you for such a wonderful holiday, you and Amanda and the staff in the house looked after us so well and Jake’s inspirations were brilliant.  The food and the wines were outstanding, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better! It was also good to meet so many people who like the same things we do; to swap ideas and hear about different cultures.” Hilary & Doug Carruthers, UK

“What a wonderful cooking holiday we had. Kelda did a magnificent job and we are already referring others to you. Once again our thanks for one of our best holidays ever- we have so many great memories and skills and that Ursula, so frizz ante, skilful and passionate, was an utter joy!” Elna & William Adams, Australia

“I would like to thank you both for giving me everything I was hoping for plus some more. Tom… well… an email would not be sufficient to say how much I enjoyed learning from him. What really impressed me was his teaching abilities on top of his very obvious talent with cooking and so unassuming and happy to pass on as much as we wanted.” Catharine Abrahamse, South Africa

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