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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Daniela's Cooking School Reviews
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 booked ... more »
OMG! My parents booked a class with Daniela and Nadia as a surprise for my kids and I to have while we are here in Rome. We were so thrilled to be a part of this. Daniela and Nadia are such warm, welc... more »
My friend and I had a wonderful morning with Daniela and her assistant Nadia. We met at the Testaccio market where we sat and planned the meal over coffee. She gave us options and we picked things we ... 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.
I was in Rome traveling solo in November 2013. Before I went I did a lot of research on cooking schools before I choose Daniela's. A few of the reasons were she was located close to central Rome, she was very flexible as to what we could accomplish during the class and it could be a one on one class. Plus it was in her own home. Well I couldn't have been happier with my decision. Even before I met her she was very nice and helpful in letting me decide what I wanted to learn to cook. I basically picked my menu with her help and great suggestions. She was also willing to do the shopping for me and only having a cooking lesson. She agreed to concentrate on one type of food instead of a full start to finish menu. We ended up cooking five types of pasta. She had everything ready when I got there including coffee and even a few wine choices for me. The recipes were even printed out on paper for me to review while cooking and also take notes on. We cooked all of the dishes with the freshly bought ingredients as well as herbs from her garden just outside her kitchen door. When they were done we ate in her beautifuly decorated dining room. The hardest part was forcing myself to stop eating each dish as they were served as I knew I had five of them to try. And there was a ton of food. I had such a good time I decided to do a second class where we cooked five second courses two days later. All were excellent. Daniela was so accomodating that she was more than happy to allow a new friend I met in Rome to come by to catch the end of the cooking and enjoy all of the food with us. And there was still a ton left over. Daniela is an excellent cook and an even better teacher. The two classes I took and the time I spent with Daniela was by far one of the highlights of my trip. I would highly recommend attending her cooking school. I can say for sure that when I visit Rome again, attending another class or two will be on the top of my list of things to do!
Nothing short of fantastic!
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