Vegan Organic Cooking School in Tuscany


VEGAN ITALIAN CUISINE & TUSCAN SPECIALTIES CLASSES


During our hands-on recreational classes, we focus on healthy lifestyle tips and try to encourage people to eat better. 

You will be fully involved making some of the most famous italian and tuscan recipes in their best vegan and healthy version, plus a tasting in the end is included! We only use seasonal, organic, local, fresh ingredients and avoid processed foods. You do not need to be a professional chef to join us. 

 

 

 Most requested half day classes:

 

ITALIAN FRESH PASTA 

(from scratch!) 

with TRADITIONAL SAUCES 

Tagliatelle, Gnocchi, Stuffed Ravioli

 

 

 TUSCAN/ITALIAN Specialties 

 

ITALIAN PASTRY CLASS

 

BREAD, PIZZA AND FOCACCIA

(from scratch!)

 

VEGAN HEALTHY & BALANCED 

 

GLUTEN FREE RECIPES

 

EASY ALKALINE DETOX RECIPES

 

ITALIAN SOUPS 

 

QUICK & HEALTY VEGAN RECIPES 

 

ITALIAN BAKING

 

 We arrange vegan organic cooking lessons, suitable for groups, couples (hooneymooners also!) and even singles: our classes are the unmissable activity to do in the most attractive region of Italy!

 


 

If you are not based in Lucca area, during your vacation, but want to learn, cook or simply taste our delicious vegan foods, our expert chefs can come to your holiday home in Tuscany, for private cooking classes and dinners.

Or you can book a meal 

at our cooking school. 

 

 


So what are you waiting for? Come and spend your next holiday with us!

 

 

Cook & eat vegan in Tuscany!

CERTIFICATE TRAININGS & PROFESSIONAL COURSES


We offer Certificate trainings and Professional Courses from 3 to 7 days. These programs are open to everybody and you do not need to be a professional chef to join them. They are truly helpful and full of healthy tips to reach a better mind & body wellness and lifestyle. Attending these courses will help you to find a job into the natural vegan cuisine world, or it will simply improve your skills and your passion for organic vegan cuisine. 

 

7 DAYS ORGANIC VEGAN CHEF 

This is our most requested educational course. You will learn the fundamental of organic vegan cuisine to start from: improving cutting and cooking techniques, learning how to cook without loosing all nutritions, learning basic methods to cook grains and legumes, know more about condiments and flavors, making a wide variety of tasty and healthy recipes and much more... 


7 DAYS

ORGANIC VEGAN PASTRY CHEF

Our school was the first one in Europe to run an Organic Vegan Pastry certificate program. Our 7 days course is full of fundamental italian pastry techniques: learning perfect vegan dough for cakes and baked desserts, learning how to make a vegan Gelato, making perfect sponge cakes and custards without eggs, improving decorations skills and much more...


FROM 3 TO 5 DAYS GLUTEN FREE 

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Savoury or Pastry

Different educational certificate courses based on the most healthy and simple plant-based recipes transformed into their best

gluten-free version.


We can always personalize courses and schedule a certificate program according to your needs! 

MASTERS &  ADVANCED COURSES


7 DAYS ITALIAN VEGAN FAST FOOD

This master course is a journey

into the most famous italian

recipes for parties and traditional take-away meals. You will be

fully involved during the

preparation of the famous

sicilian Arancini, neapolitan

fritters, hamburgers, pizza,

piadina, sausages, salami,

mozzarella cheese... and everything is plant-based and made from scratch! This is a useful training program either if you are only passionate to vegan cuisine or want to work as a Chef into

organic vegan cuisine world. 

 

A certificate is included in the end.


6 DAYS FOOD THERAPY COURSE 

Our 6 days Food Therapy course consist in theorical and practical days about healthy, macrobiotic vegan foods, following ancient traditional Japanese philosophy of Yin & Yang energies,  5 elements from traditional chinese medicine with connections between organs and seasons, seasons and flavors, cooking techniques and food energies. This program is very helpful to prevent and cure

sickness or bad healthy conditions through healthy food handled

in their best way. 

The food therapy program is a full immersion into macrobiotic philosophy and oriental medicine suggestions through healthy food. A certificate is included.

After your graduation as a food therapist you will be able to make consultancies to help sick people or design healthy menus to cure specific pathologies. 



UPCOMING CLASSES & TRAINING PROGRAMS


LIVE SESSIONS ON MEET at 6 pm (GMT+1 ITALY TIME)

vegan fresh pasta classes series

April 17th,  2021

TAGLIATELLE + RAGU' + PARMIGIANO

Learn how to make Vegan Tagliatelle from scratch and a traditional tuscan ragù. Plus we will make a Parmigiano powder together that is a must on top of any traditional italian fresh pasta.

(2 hours long)

65 per person


May 1st,  2021

RAVIOLI + TUSCAN "MESSY" SAUCE

Learn how to make perfect Vegan Ravioli from scratch and a traditional stuffing. Plus we will make a traditional "messy" sauce to go on top of any traditional italian fresh pasta.

(2 hours long)

65 per person


May 6th,  2021

GNOCCHI FROM SCRATCH! TRADITIONAL + GLUTEN FREE

Learn how to make perfect Vegan Gnocchi from scratch, traditional version + gluten free option accompanied by neapolitan sauce & fresh spicy sauce to go on top of any traditional italian fresh pasta.

(2 hours long)

69  per person


May 9th,  2021

ORECCHIETTE + SPICY BROCCOLI SAUCE

Learn how to make perfect Vegan Orecchiette from scratch and a traditional Broccoletti sauce to go on top of any traditional italian fresh pasta.

(2 hours long)

65 per person

vegan AUTHENTIC TUSCAN  MAINS SERIES

April 18th,  2021

TUSCAN CACCIUCCO + MEATLESS BALLS

Master two amazing tuscan specialties in vegan version! Caciucco is a tasty spiced vegan soup. Meatless balls are perfect for any occasion and you will learn how traditionally we make them!

(2 hours long)

69  per person


May 2nd,  2021

PIZZA!

Learn how to make the real Pizza from scratch!! Discover our rising process secrets and how to reach the perfect consistency. You will be able to enjoy a pizza party at home!

(3 hours long)

79  per person


May 8th,  2021

FOCACCIA!

Learn how to make the authentic tuscan Focaccia from scratch!! Discover our rising process secrets and how to reach the perfect consistency. Enjoy tasty toppings with simple ingredients!

(3 hours long)

79  per person


May 12th,  2021

SFORMATI & FLAN (BECHAMEL SAUCE)

Learn how to prepare a perfect smooth italian Bechamel sauce. Sformato is a typical tuscan crustless pie made with Bechamel and cooked vegetables. Learn the vegan version of tasty Flans (tortini di verdure). 

(2 hours long)

65 per person



VEGAN TUSCAN & ITALIAN DESSERTS

 

MAY 15th, 2021 or 29th, 2021

 

VEGAN CANTUCCI + AMARETTI BISCUITS

 

Learn how to treat yourself with two fabulous type of tuscan biscuits

in vegan version!! Cantucci are usually served with Vinsanto and

Amaretti are perfect next to a cup of espresso.

(2 hours long)

 

 

49 per person.


TAILOR MADE COOKING CLASSES - HOW TO JOIN US ONLINE STEP BY STEP:

1. Click on the "ASK FOR A CLASS" button below. You will be redirected to your email provider. Send us an email with: Preferred topics/recipes + Number/Name of participants + Date and time when you want to attend + Any other question!
2. You will receive an email with a class proposal, then a list of ingredients and payment method.
3. Once payment will be made we will send you an invitation by e-mail, containing a link to connect with us.
4. Prepare your phone or laptop before the session. Open the video call with the link on the device.
5. Enjoy!

After sending a booking request, we will keep in touch to define the menu details and list of ingredients. 
Minimum number of persons: 2 - Booking must be made at least 1 day before the class.


 

 

 

  

Are you a professionist?

Chef or owner of a restaurant/bakery/café

and want to improve yourself

with professional plant-based cuisine?

 

Are you a nutritionist? A wellness educator? A Food blogger?

   

Contact us to know more about courses

and classes we can create for your special needs!

 

scuolagioiadivivere@gmail.com


ABOUT US

 

Marina and Stefania, mother and daughter, are the owner's of Gioia di Vivere Cooking School, a non profit organization, set in a warm and traditional tuscan farm surrounded by nature in Lucca town.

 

Marina is a 40 years experienced chef of healthy and organic cuisine. From 1976 she studied vegetarian cooking techniques and, few years later, macrobiotic cuisine with Michio Kushi. Then Marina run three restaurants in three different italian cities. In 1992 she founded her cooking school to teach healthy cooking fundamentals techniques and plant-based recipes, plus the importance of   how food significantly affects our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  From  more than 20 years she focused on healthy vegan cuisine. 

 

Stefania is a chef  trainer at Gioia di Vivere Cooking School from more than 10 years. She became a popular foodblogger in 2014 and a year later, after a long trip in New York city and a food workshop in Firenze she started to run Gioia di Vivere's vegan classes in english version.

 

In their cooking school only organic, seasonal, whole, balanced, fresh and delicious food exist and students learn the secret of italian recipes in an healthy and balanced vegan version. 

 


Find out more about our cooking classes

in this brochure:

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How to contact and reach us:


For more information about booking and prices please:

Call or text (also WhatsApp)

 + 39 347 6246789

 

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You will find us in the beautiful city of LUCCA, Tuscany

Adress: Via del Francia, 95 - San Macario in Monte 55100 Lucca, Italy

 

Nearby places:

Cinque Terre 90 km - Firenze 80 km - Viareggio (nearest seaside)

25 km - Pisa 20 km -  Lucca city centre 7 km. 

 

 



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