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Cooking class in Italy - do you tip the instructor?

Sep 17th, 2009, 08:03 AM
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Cooking class in Italy - do you tip the instructor?

Hoping someone can help out with this question -

A friend is heading to Tuscany and has a hired a chef to come to their villa to teach a cooking class. These people (chef and English-speaking assistant) will help plan the menu, do all of the shopping, bring utensils if needed, teach how to make each course, clean up and leave the leftovers. It lasts about 6 hours. They are being charged 70E per person (6 people) for this class. Is a tip expected for this type of thing? If so, how much? I know in a restaurant, it isn't expected but you can leave a small tip if you want.

I took one of their classes a few years ago and it was a really fun experience and the chef was great but I didn't pay for it so not sure if a tip was given.

Thanks!
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Sep 17th, 2009, 10:51 AM
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I can't answer your question but can you give me the information about the class? Do you have an email or a website link?

I've been looking at classes and most of them are well over 100 euro!
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Sep 17th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Hi - here it is:

http://amoresapore.com/

I thought they were great!
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Sep 17th, 2009, 11:02 AM
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Their website says: The charges do not include beverages or gratuity. They do include all shopping, cooking, and cleanup.

So yes, a tip is expected. I'd guess it should be at least 10 Euro per person but I've never done something like this. Sounds fun though!
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Sep 17th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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Thanks CL, I'll check it out.
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Sep 17th, 2009, 12:51 PM
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We booked a private 5 hour class for our group of 12, had a fabulous evening and tipped the chef 50E.
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Sep 17th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Thanks, everyone! I'll let my friend know.

Have fun nina - when I did this it was so much fun and educational, too!
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