Italian Cuisine

International School of Italian Cooking

The beginnings of the Italian Cuisine school date back to 1985 when Professor Nobuo Nishimura, owner of the Japanese publishing house, Bunryu, began to spread Italian traditions in Japan. Nishimura, who had met the young Chef Gianluca Pardini a few years earlier in Tokyo, decided to entrust him with the task of training Japanese Chefs in Italy.

After many years in the hills of Siena, the school was moved to Lucca in 2004, opening its doors to aspiring Chefs from Italy and from all over the world.

Director and Chef Gianluca Pardini, together with his close-knit team carries on the business, teaching the beauty and challenge of confronting the stove every day and being constantly up to date. 

The School
Our school

Cooking class categories

Professional courses, intensive courses and basic courses for amateurs.

Our values

Why choose Italian Cuisine courses

Italian Cuisine stands out for its decades of teaching experience and for the care and attention it gives to each individual student, making them feel actively involved in the creative process and involving them in every moment of learning.

Limited seats

Our professional courses are open to a maximum of 12 participants per edition to give each student his or her own space and importance. 

Best teachers

From star chefs, to bakery artisans, pastry chefs and beyond, they contribute their knowledge for comprehensive training.

In-depth workshops

During the professional course, which takes place 90 percent in the kitchen classroom, in-depth workshops with focus on specific topics are scheduled.


To better prepare our students, professional courses are organized according to a method of dividing the class into working groups: the kitchen is a team, and our school teaches what collaboration means.

Internship and end-of-course graduation

To learn the best and enter the world of work Italian Cuisine has always organized training internships for students in the best Italian restaurants and beyond.
Italian Cuisine is a training agency accredited to the Region of Tuscany. A certificate of participation is issued at the end of the course.


The peculiarity of Italian Cuisine is to encourage the exchange and meeting of different cultures in its cuisine to encourage the enrichment of each student's cultural background.
Many courses are also available in foreign languages.

Italian Cuisine's most popular courses

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Amateur courses

Cooking Classes - Private Lesson in your language

Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience, where you will learn the secrets of Italian cuisine in lesson available in several languages.

Our lessons are all hands on, each member of the group will be a key element in the creation of the dishes: fun and taste are waiting for you at Italian Cuisine, the cooking school that for over 30 years has been transmitting the passion and knowledge of taste and ingredients that make Italian cuisine one of the best in the world!

Professional courses

Professional cooking course

A professionalizing course that will turn your passion into your job. A comprehensive training method where daily practice is mixed with theoretical insights and a tailor-made internship in one of Italy's best restaurants.

Amateur courses

Basic Cooking Classes for Food-Lovers

Explore the World of Cooking with Italian Cuisine!
This program is designed for those who wish not only to learn, but to fully immerse themselves in the fundamental skills of cooking, all in an atmosphere of warm conviviality.

Italian Cuisine is a training organization accredited to the Region of Tuscany

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