Daniela’s culinary skills were passed down to her from her great-grandmother, and she started to cook at the tender age of fourteen! She abandoned a successful career in marketing with Alitalia Airlines to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a chef. She studied at the renowned Italian Cooking School “Gambero Rosso”, attended the diploma class at the French Culinary Arts School “Le Cordon Bleu”, and followed a course at the International Cooking School of Naples.Use our Rome journey tool to visit Daniela's Cooking School on your trip to Rome, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Meanwhile she established Daniela’s Cooking School, as a brand for her in-home catering and personal chef services.
Her food is delicious, her menus creative, her presentations simple and elegant; in this way Daniela communicates her very own ‘home style cooking.’
Her passion for cooking, her fun-loving personality and her lively sense of humour keep her clients coming back over and over again. You can’t imagine her delight when she sees sparks flying in the kitchen or her excitement when participants leave for home, impatient to try out a brand new recipe or a clever new technique! Being a chef has granted her the luxury of doing what she loves best: creating! Food is a way of life: “it arouses the senses.”
Daniela lives on top of the Aventine Hill the most beautiful,elegant residential area in Rome! Her house is only 100 meters from the famous Circus Maximus and the Colosseum. Her table is set with elegant china dishes, silverware, and crystal glasses.
The warm dining room has antique furniture, a very old round marble table, and modern and older pictures on the wall; all these create such a cosy atmoshere that you’ll never want to leave!
During the summer, your lunch or dinner can be served outside in the lovely, quiet garden where she grows flowers, lemons, and aromatic herbs.
Daniela's Cooking School
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My friend and I had the best time with Daniela and her assistant Nadia, in fact we didn't want to leave when the class was over! They felt like family after a few hours together in the kitchen. I... more »
This is my fifth trip to Italy, but the first time taking our grandchildren. We wanted the perfect trip and we wanted to book a cooking class as a surprise for the kids and our daughter. I had..... more »
I can’t say enough about how amazing this experience was. My husband and I had a class with Daniela this June during our honeymoon and it was fantastic! I was impressed after reading about Daniela’s experience and education online, but our class exceeded our expectations. Daniela met us at a local market in Rome, we discussed what we’d like to make and which ingredients we’d like to focus on (seasonal and fresh of course!), and then we went shopping. Daniela introduced us to the market vendors, gave us some great information about different ingredients and products, and then we headed to her kitchen. We were provided with recipes to take notes on and commenced our prep work and cooking. Our meal included appetizers, fresh pasta, an entrée, and dessert- all with wine pairings. We felt like a part of her family. Daniela was very encouraging and informative, and we loved the fact that we got to prepare everything. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to learn about Italian cooking and food culture and will definitely see Daniela again the next time we head to Rome; her class was one of the highlights of our trip!
I have had the most wonderful experience at Daniela's Cooking school. In fact I am still talking about it. I brought a small group of friends about 3 years ago and they are still talking about it. The tour in the market was wonderful and her lesson followed by lunch was over the top. We ate so much we did not eat dinner that day! Don't miss this mouthwatering experience. You will not be disappointed.
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