Rustic Sicily outdoor cooking experience

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Cook and eat like a Sicilian!

  • Duration:About 4 hours
  • When:All year long
  • Price:From €89 per adult

Learn how to cook an authentic Sicilian meal

Let’s recognize it: part of Sicily’s charm is… its food!
Embark on an exclusive private culinary experience in a unique location, on the top of a hill overlooking the Madonie Mountains and the small town of Castelbuono. Together with Mario, a trained cook who decided 20 years ago to dedicate his life to nature, you will dive into the flavors of the traditional Sicilian cooking. After picking on the spot the aromatics you will need, you will cook open air a full meal composed of 1 antipasti, 1 primo (pasta), 1 secondo and 1 dolce. After the class, you will enjoy a well deserved lunch with all the dishes you’ve prepared.

We’ve selected for you some tasty (and not too difficult) recipes which belong to Sicily’s traditional family dishes and that you will hardly ever eat in a restaurant. This will really be an immersion into authentic Sicily.
The menu will vary according to the season so that we use the best prime materials and will be adjusted according to your tastes or specific diet (vegetarian, intolerances or allergies).

Where and when to meet?

Meet Mario near Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 10 am.
You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book.


  • Learn from an experienced Sicilian chef
  • Prepare a complete Sicilian mealWith antipasti, primo, secondo and dolce. Water, wine and coffee included.
  • True Sicily cookbookWith traditionnal and easy Sicilan recipes
  • Vegetarian-friendly options


Private experience:

Minimum 2 adults
From 2 to 3 adults: 89€ per person
From 4 to 6 adults: 74€ per person
From 7 to 8 adults: 66€ per person
From 9 to 10 adults: 59€ per person
More than 10 adults: please contact us
Children (6-16 years old): 54€
Children (0-5 years): free

Madonie Explorers' Guarantee

  • 10% Discount on the second experience or excursionYou will find the discount code in the first booking confirmation email
  • Free cancellationUp to 48 hours before the tour
  • Rescheduling or cancellation with refund in case of bad weatherIf Madonie Explorers cancels the experience because of bad weather conditions, you can choose to reschedule or to be refunded

Optional Extras

  • Multiday cooking experienceIf you would like to do a cooking holiday in Castelbuono, please contact us.

What to Bring

  • An empty belly!
  • Comfortable shoesYou will reach the cooking experience's place after a 10-minute walk on a country trail. Please contact us if you have any mobility issue.