Ciao! I’m Sabina, a Certified Personal Chef, Chef instructor and Caterer from Rome. I am also a Certified English/Italian Translator. In 2011 I obtained a diploma as Personal Chef at Gambero Rosso. I was the co-founder member of the Italian Food Bloggers’ Association - AIFB and in the past I ran a successful food blog, cook ‘n’ book. I have worked for a popular food magazine, taken part in tv food programmes, published recipes in various food magazines and recipe books. I am also a certificated teacher of Italian language for foreigners. I have worked for some of the greatest Italian Chefs, working with them in catering events and English cooking classes.
I am thrilled to introduce you to the secrets of our genuine traditional cuisine. Before becoming a Personal Chef and a Chef instructor, I learnt the magic of cooking from my two grannies, both excellent cooks. At the age of 5, I knew exactly how to make fresh pasta dough, and I had already melted for over-usage my first “Dolce Forno” a toy oven that could cook small pastry desserts.
At the age of 25 I replaced my mum in a cooking class of a course she was attending, and from that moment on I took cooking classes anytime I had the opportunity to do it, even when I was on holiday. It was nearly 30 years ago, and in Rome, there were only two cooking schools. After taking a degree in Economics and having worked first as a financial accountant and later as a professional sworn written translator, I decided that cooking had to become my job. I took a professional diploma as a Personal Chef, opened a food blog, worked for a food magazine, and in 2014 I founded my cooking school in Rome. For a couple of years so cook! offered also a restaurant service at lunch time and since 2017 I have started a cafeteria, which is open on Sunday morning.
I love bringing my background and experience to the classroom, creating for you an enjoyable way to fine-tune your culinary skills and a great way to spend time together in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. I can’t do without tradition in my cuisine, transforming it with a creative and innovative eye. Traditional, genuine family recipes are the base of my class menus.
My greatest joy is to share my knowledge of our traditional cuisine while, at the same time, doing the best I can to satisfy your needs and curiosity about Italian food. Cooking for me is an extraordinary experience, and it means taking you by the hand to a joyful place where you can feel free and happy to learn creatively.
Follow me on a beautiful culinary journey.