Eat, Drink & Tour

Italy  with a Chef

See Tuscany with a Chef this year!

Eat, Drink & Travel

“Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away!”

– Anonymous



Offering culinary adventures to the home cook through the pursuit, preparation and enjoyment of good food, wine and travel.

Privately Guided Foodie Tours of Italy

All inclusive small group tours with a Chef

Interactive Cooking Class Dinners

Enjoy a private 3 hour hands-on cooking class dinner with 10 of your friends or clients.

Team Building Cooking Events

It’s a fun and relaxed way to bring employees or clients together for a cooking team building. 

In-Home Cooking Themed Parties

A great way to celebrate something or someone special.

About Us

Owners Chef Dawn Bause, and husband Fred celebrate their 12th year leading foodie tours in Italy. They are passionate about food, wine and getting to know each region and it’s residents. 

Dawn’s  culinary journey started in Europe many years ago.  She studied in Paris and Gothenburg, and later lived and worked in Geneva,  Antwerp, Brussels, and Frankfort.  Fred also traveled and worked extensively in the U.K. and Spain.

Dawn’s paternal grandparents both immigrated from Hungary, and her maternal grandmother came from Sweden. Fred is half Italian and half German.  Talk about a mix of cultures, traditions, tastes and temperaments. 

Some years later, Dawn and Fred met and married in Venice, Italy. This was the beginning of their love affair with Italy, Fred’s Italian heritage, the “Food & Wine”, and the people.

Not too long after,  Dawn co-authored an Italian food and wine book  called “Romance Begins in the Kitchen”,  proclaiming she clinched Fred’s proposal of marriage by cooking with him. 

When Dawn is not traveling, you’ll find her in the kitchen cooking for family, hosting interactive cooking dinners, team building events, or writing about food, wine and wellness.  Dawn is determined to live to be 100 years old, and be the life of the party! 


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