Be an Italian chef for a day
The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, located in the heart of the city’s historic centre, offers more than just cookery courses in Puglia: each cooking experience gives our students the ability to cook like an Italian for a day or for a week, following Pugliese recipes, cooking with locally sourced food, making pasta by hand and drinking wine from the Salento. The perfect Italian cooking holiday includes the healthy, yet succulent dishes of the Mediterranean Diet.
At The Awaiting Table, you won’t just see the place we love, you’ll cannonball into it – into the Apulian traditions, into the kitchen and into Southern Italian life, taking your own place around the generous table.
Sure, you’ll learn regional recipes and develop a crush on local grape varietals, but you’ll go deeper, learning to see the history, local culture, climate, migration patterns and indigenous viticulture practices, as the more beautiful and intriguing elements of everything you’ll put in your mouth.