These are UK-based tour operators and specialist travel agencies featuring cooking holidays, culinary courses, and food tours abroad.
Cooking Experience, The 01473 827568 Short one-day and weekend cookery courses at Hadleigh in Suffolk.
Flavours 0131 343 2500 Italian cookery holidays in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Sicily and Bologna.
Flavours of France 020 3286 3609 Cooking and wine tasting holidays in France, primarily La Rochelle & Lyon, with expert French chefs.
Frui 020 7241 5006 Formerly called "Point 101 Holidays", Frui specialise in creative breaks including gastronomy holidays Abruzzo, Italy, and cooking in Morocco. 0844 502 0445 GoLearnTo is an online agency specialising in learning holidays (languages, dancing, surfing, photography, etc) including cooking and wine holidays. They have a selection of over 65 cookery courses in a wide range of countries.
Gourmet on Tour 020 7396 5550 Culinary tours and cookery course holidays in Asia, USA, Australia, Greece, Spain, UK, Ireland, France and Italy.
Hedonistic Hiking 01858 565148 Small group food & wine walking holidays. Mick and Jackie Parsons are an Anglo-Australian couple who lead guided hiking tours and tailor-made experiences in south-east Australia and in Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont, the Italian Alps, Slovenia, Abruzzo and the Italian Lakes. 
Intrepid Travel 0800 917 6456 Intrepid have a selection of culinary tours (they call them "Gourmet Traveller" tours) to Malaysia, India, Vietnam, China & Japan, to which they have recently added France and Italy.
Italian Secrets 01494 676136 Cookery weeks run by Anna Venturi at her villa on the north coast of Sicily.
Martin Randall Travel 020 8742 3355 Arts & culture specialists with a small programme of gastronomy tours too.
Masterchef Travel 020 7873 5000 A brand of Coxs & Kings, Mastercheff is a collection of small-group culinary holidays worldwide.
On the Menu 08708 998844 Spinoff brand from On the Go Tours who launched a 7-day cooking holiday in Goa, India a decade ago and have now expanded the programme to 17 cookery courses in Australia, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam. The small group cookery courses run from 3 days to 8 days and include accommodation, transfers, cookery sessions and more.
Sapori & Saperi 07768 474610 Cambridge-based Sapori + Saperi Adventures specialise in gastronomic holidays in Lucca and the Garfagnana, Northern Italy.
Spirit Journeys 0800 009 6919 Spirit Journeys have a number of culinary tours to exotic destinations in the Far East.
Summers Leases 0845 230 22 23 Villa rental specialists who are now also offering Italian cooking holidays in Tuscany & Umbria
Swinton Park Cookery School 01765 680900 Residential cookery courses by TV cook Rosemary Shrager who teaches the classical preparation of food and essential techniques including patisserie, baking, sauces and souffles, boning and filleting, etc. Swinton Park is a country house hotel near Ripon in North Yorkshire.
Taste Croatia 0800 331 7100 Food & wine tours across Croatia. Anglo-Croatian couple Chris Stewart & Ana-Maria Volaric run a successful food shop/delicatessen in London's Borough Market specialising in Croatian produce. Their tour programme for groups or individuals is a natural extension of what they do promoting the best that Croatia has to offer to interested 'foodies'.
Tastes of Italy 020 8788 2337 Gourmet breaks in Italy combining luxurious food with Italian culture, plus cookery and wine courses.
Tasting Places 020 7460 0077 Cookery holidays in Greece, Italy & Thailand
Tourdust n/a Online agency specialising in a range of tours, excursions, courses and activities from local suppliers worldwide...including a good selection of cookery and gastronomic trips.
TripFeast 020 7183 5153 star Started by two food & travel enthusiasts, Tripfeast offers culinary travel experiences all over the world, from learning to cook authentic local recipes to sampling the best flavours in the most culturally diverse locations.
World Expeditions 020 8870 2600 World Expeditions have selection of culinary tours to China, Vietnam, India and Japan.


  • Lamai Thai Cookery School offers non-residential authentic Thai cookery classes in London.
  • The Mistley Kitchen runs a programme of one-day cookery workshops at the Mistley Thorn inn in Mistley, Essex.
  • Stirring Stuff operates a range of non-residential single-day, weekend and evening courses in Henley-upon-Thames.
  • Siblu Holidays (£) offer cookery courses at several of their holiday parcs in France. Each course is led by a local chef in a kitchen classroom, close to the parc.

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