Italy's 'heel', Puglia, is literally a luscious garden right in the middle of the Mediterranen. Our produce is envied by the rest of italy and our wines, opulent and captivating with the first sip.
And if you travel down the length of the heel, all the way down to the stunningly beautiful blond-stoned city of Lecce, there is a kitchen that I love more than any other. It’s extension of my nervous system, the physical rendering of how my brain works.
Come cook with us and experience for yourself just how wonderful the foods of Puglia are. Let us know and we'll set a place at the table for you! Benvenuti!
Scuola di Cucina
Scuola di Vino
Meet The Locals
Culinary vacations at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, offer more than just cookery courses in Puglia, Italy: each cooking vacation gives our students the ability to cook like an Italian for a week, following Pugliese recipes, cooking with locally sourced food, making pasta by hand and drinking wine from the Salento. The perfect Italian cooking holiday includes the healthy, yet succulent dishes of the Mediterranean Diet.