Because of the ongoing demand from our customers and the difficulty in organizing lessons in our Villas from a local cookery school – unless there are substantial numbers attending, – we have researched and organized this service for our guests, and now are in a position to offer this option to you during your holiday with us here in PlaceinPuglia Villas

It is now possible to book our accomplished private chef chef, to demonstrate Italian cookery in your holiday Villa. She specializes in regional cuisine and traditional recipes using wherever possible in season locally grown and sourced ingredients in season.

Arriving at your Villa approx 2hrs before you wish to dine, she will demonstrate the preparation of the fresh ingredients and the cooking techniques of the selected dishes while you watch, feel free to ask questions or even photograph or video the preparation and cooking as she works.

Unless you have a special request for the evenings meal, she will will selct a suitable menu using in – season produce, she will shop for the ingredients and will arrive and begin preparation at the appointed hour.

As each course is cooked she will serve the meal for you, tidying as she works, if required she can also clean up afterwards, and store any left over food and dishes in your fridge for you to enjoy the next day.

A typical meal would include a starter of antipasta , or a risotto, pasta or vegetable dish, followed by a main course of meat or fish and finished with a traditional dessert.

The price of this service is the cost of the ingredients (sales receipts provided) and an hourly charge for the time spent in the Villa with you during the lesson.

There is no charge for the time spent selecting and purchasing the ingredients.

Payment is on the night and is made directly to the chef.

(It is advisable to book this popular service in advance, due to the possibility of a prior reservation for the night which you require from guests in one of our other Villas .)