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Chef for the Mediterranean cooking classes in Italy

Laura Giusti

Laura was born in Subbiano, which is a charming village close to Arezzo in the heart of Tuscany.

After completing a degree in Italian Literature and philosophy at the University of Sienna, she took a post graduate course in “archives studies” in Cortona.

Her passion for food and wine inspired her to pursue this as a profession. She studied to be a Professional Sommelier and she also completed an Oil “dégustation” course. To improve her cooking skills she took courses with famous chefs from Florence, Rome and Lucca and with the “Slow Food” organization and Institute of Alberghiero near Siena. She has also completed a Moroccan cookery course in North Africa, and a Spanish course outside Barcelona.

In 1989 she opened up her own restaurant in Capolona near Arezzo “Il Giardino Sull ‘Arno” where she specialized in functions, weddings and private dinners.

She started teaching in 2002 at an Italian cooking school specializing in Traditional Tuscan food and was happy to finally, as she says: “Unite my two greatest passions, cooking and teaching”.

Laura has been teaching the Mediterranean cooking in Italy five years already here at Casa Ombuto. Her extensive knowledge of food and wine, combined with her passion for teaching and personal charm will inspire you.

Author of the cookbook Tuscookany The flavours of Tuscany

Laura's Mediterranean Menu

Your Mediterranean cooking vacations in Italy

Do you want to be inspired by Laura? Check the available dates for the Mediterranean cooking in Italy.