**Cooking Class Information & Confirmation**

If you have been directed here from Paypal, congradultions you have signed up for one of our amazing cooking classes.  Make sure you added a preferred date of class with the Gift Certificate purchase and we will apply it to a specific date of class or classes that you have picked.  We will be sending you an email confirmation to the email attached to your paypal account with details about the class you signed up for or if you purchased just an open Gift Certificate we will send you an email confirmation you can print out to give to your recipient. 

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See our Spring and Fall schedule of Classes by clicking here http://www.fattuscan.com/classschedule.html

or go to the Cooking Class Button above and click on Class Schedule. 

All classes are held inside the 100 Year Old warm Historic Ambiance of the Historic Vidal House at the Fat Tuscan Café located at 725 NE 1st Street in Downtown Historic Gainesville.

Each class has a theme and/or subject matter taught.  Our classes have both day and evening times as well as weekday and weekend classes.  If a Series is taught on one theme, each class typically builds on the next with different recipes taught at each class so you may attend an entire series and learn something different each time.  We strive to build students knowlege and comfort in the kitchen.  

Students will get hands on experience with a knowledgeable instructor, usually taught by the Owner herself of the Fat Tuscan, Michelle Gioviti or trained in-house staff.

Class are typically limited to no more than 10 students. Classes may include a full coursed meal that is prepared in front of you by the instructor and all items prepared are then eaten by the students.  Also at times for the more 'hands-on' classes such as pasta making and baking, students may return home with their end products to bake at home.  Classes include recipes and the personal instruction for recreating those recipes used in class. *Classes include all supplies, groceries, utensils, equipment, class instruction  and any other such materials that may be needed to accomplish the recipesw as well as printed detailed instructions and or recipes to take home.

Due to the small size of classes, availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

How to Sign up and Purchase Classes:

- Use our purchase button on our Schedule page through Paypal

- Email us at fattuscancafe@gmail.com to check for availability.

- Click on the Cooking Classes - Schedule Link above to purchase Gift Certificates for any of our classes. 

Refund, Exchange, Return Policy:  -- all sales are final, if students miss a class they were signed up for without a 48 hour prior notification to the instructor, then the class is considered attended by the student.  However, with proper cancellation and notification to the instructor, the class vouchers can be exchanged for other cooking class dates throughout the year. *Gift Certificates good for one year from purchase date, afterwhich must be updated yearly before exp. date or they become voided/expired.

Looking for something different to do for a Celebration?? Book a private Cooking Class Event for you and your party.  Cost is $55 per person.  Please email or call us to check available dates and to discuss possible subjects you would like to eat, learn and/or create.  (This is a great Team Building exercise for corporate affairs, email us for possible upgrades to the event and for larger groups). 

fattuscancafe @ gmail.com  ** Email us to check availability, reserve a date or plan your menu.**



Summer Kids Cooking Camp

The Fat Tuscan Cooking School offers students the most comprehensive Cooking Camp in Florida.  Our students get all day one-on-one experience from experienced chefs and work in a real kitchen preparing recipes.  With our hands-on learning approach we encourage each student to prepare recipes and meals for themselves and their families.  This camp is perfect for the kid who is excited about learning to cook and wants experience in the kitchen.  We provide each one of our small week long camps with the opportunity for students to feel engaged and comfortable working with food.  Our approach to learning about cooking is from working with our hands and our passions to enjoying the creativity of cooking as it nourishes a child from the inside out.  Cooking is way to learn positive self esteem and encourages learning through cooking.  There are always lots of laughs and love in our camp kitchen and we encourage learning through tactile engagement and hands on approaches to build self esteem, it is a strength which can build into many areas of a child’s development as well as learning through the act of doing and performing.


Dates are announced by January of every year.

First Come, First Serve – Deposits required to Reserve spots in advance. 

- Reservations & Deposits to reserve the limited spots are accepted beginning the 1st of March every year. 

*Please note, our classes fill up fast.

Email us at fattuscancafe @ gmail.com for details and registration forms starting after March. 



 “We are not just teaching, but nourishing minds inside and out”