Private Chef - Memories of Florence

Be transported to the Italian countryside with the scents and tastes of a Tuscan kitchen.

Chef Monica prepares a culinary love letter to her hometown of Florence, Italy in this private chef experience. The menu draws from childhood memories, regional ingredients and local traditions to create an unforgettable meal. Start with a panzanella salad and pasta with cheese. Then choose between classic cacciucco — a soup brimming with the bounty of the sea — or heritage rooster roasted to perfection, both paired with fresh focaccia. Finish with your choice of a traditional dessert.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 4 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up
COVID-19 protocols this chef will implement are:
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Reviews guests left for this experience



15 May 2023

Chef Monica was amazing. I am so glad we chose her and the authentic Northern Italian menu. I highly recommend her!

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16 Mar 2024

My recent sushi cooking class with Chef Monica was an absolute delight. Set in an intimate dining area, the atmosphere was cozy and inviting, fostering a sense of camaraderie among participants. One highlight was meeting a lovely couple who shared laughs and stories throughout the session, adding an extra layer of warmth to the experience. Chef Monica's interactive teaching style made learning the art of sushi-making a breeze. From mastering the use of chopsticks to crafting our own rolls, every step was guided with patience and expertise. The intimate setting allowed for personalized attention, ensuring everyone felt comfortable and engaged. Overall, the class was a perfect blend of fun, learning, and delicious food. I left with not only newfound sushi-making skills but also fond memories of a delightful evening spent in good company. Highly recommended for anyone looking to spice up their culinary repertoire in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.



13 Mar 2024

We went over on time, but had a great experience learning how to make various doughs from scratch! I loved that we learned the whys and didn’t just follow recipes so there’s more understanding behind it all.

Meet your chef

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Award-winning Georgia-based Chef Monica has held many roles in her culinary career, including chef consultant, culinary health coach and personal chef for entertainment industry figures. Her passion for healthy food has always been her North Star. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian catering and has even created her own plant-based food line. Chef Monica counts many Michelin-starred chefs among her admirers and collaborators.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Monica will travel to guests within Atlanta for this experience.

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