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Cooking class and private dining with Head Chef in Kalamata

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Kalamata - Start Any Day

A 3-hour private dining experience complete with cooking class, to satisfy even the most demanding palates. A renowned Greek head chef prepares and cooks with you a surprise three-course Mediterranean feast in his restaurant, in the heart of Kalamata, using the freshest of ingredients. It’s private dining with friends and family at its finest.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Travel Style: Cultural, Cooking Class
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Easy Accesible Meeting Point
  • Free Cancellation up to 8 days


  • Tantalise your taste buds with an exquisite meal!
  • Participate in the food preparation, in the form of a cooking class
  • Enjoy private dining with friends and family at its finest
  • Learn how to make pasta from scratch


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Transfer in & out

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What to expect


You’ll participate in a cooking class and a private lunch or dinner, prepared by a Greek chef in his restaurant in Kalamata.

Upon request, you may also enjoy the meal in the outdoor area right next to the restaurant or at an olive grove.

You just need to pick the time and place and the chef will prepare a surprise menu just for you, tailored to your individual dietary preferences.

The renowned Greek chef has prepared feasts for many politicians, including Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, François Hollande and Mahmoud Abbas, while he also served as head chef of the former President of the Hellenic Republic.

He has over 30 years of experience and is returning to his homeland Kalamata, where he’ll cook a private meal just for you and your friends or family.


This private dining experience is available Tuesday-Sunday all-year round, for lunch or dinner.Mondays and public holidays are excluded.

The Experience

You can have a choice of Greek appetizers, Mediterranean cuisine, or traditional or modern Greek cuisine.

Part 1: Cooking Class

You have the option of participating in the food preparation, in the form of a cooking class, guided and assisted by the chef. You might even learn how to make pasta from scratch. The chef uses the freshest of ingredients from all over Messinia, converting them into one of the best Mediterranean culinary experiences.

Part 2: Private or Semi-Private Lunch or Dinner

The meal consists of appetizer, main and dessert, true to the Mediterranean tradition, and is paired with amazing Messinian wines. You’ll enjoy private dining with friends and family at its finest, in groups of no more than 10 people. What’s more you can choose between indoor or al fresco dining.



How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold MAMA’S FLAVOURS signage at the meeting point. Full details will be send to your e-mail, till 12 hours prior to departure.

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months. Comfortable footwear is highly recommended. Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Are there any special conditions I should be aware of?

· The dining experience must be booked in advance.

· The menu may be tailored to your individual dietary needs.

· Micro-catering at your own place is available upon request.

· If you have your own vehicle, we can organise a pick-up from a central location in Kalamata.

· Availability: Tuesday-Sunday all-year round, excluding public holidays.

· Languages: English & Greek. Other languages can be provided at an extra charge.

· Family friendly.

· Wheelchair accessible 80%.

Is there a supplement for solo traveler?

Yes. In all exclusive private tours, both day & multiday, solo traveler needs to pay extra supplement around 70-75%  of the standard price based on 2 travelers. Please contact us for more details.

Do you run your tours on other languages apart from English?

Yes. We can also provide German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Arab speaking guide or escort at extra cost. Please mind that availability is very limited.

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