Private Swiss Cooking Class in Kriens with a Professional Chef | La Vacanza Travel

Private Swiss Cooking Class in Kriens with a Professional Chef

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 3 hours
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Your unique food experience takes place in Marco’s restaurant, located in a beautiful 150-year-old building that is decorated in the shabby chic style. The dining tables are handmade from old doors on the property. The warm lighting and interesting décor make for great talking points throughout the evening! The restaurant is also very close to Mount Pilatus, a major tourist attraction in Lucerne. Marco feels that travelers don’t often get the opportunity to try local food while in Switzerland, so he is excited to share his cuisine with travelers.

During your two-hour, hands-on cooking class you will learn to make a few Swiss specialties with a trained pastry chef, who also loves to cook.

Join Marco in his professional kitchen, a space designed for teaching, to cook the dishes that you will be eating later. During your two-hour, hands-on cooking class help Marco prepare three dishes from scratch - a seasonal starter, a main and dessert. After your cooking class join Marco at the dining table to relish the dishes you helped prepare.

Learn about authentic Swiss cheese, chocolate and other local produce while enjoying a meal that includes a platter of local meats and cheese, salad, chnöpfli (fresh noodles or dumplings) for a main, and for dessert, Swiss chocolate cake with pink peppercorn.

Sample Menu

• Small seasonal salad
• Chnöpfli
• Warm chocolate cake with pink peppercorn

  • Private cooking lesson and home cooked meal with your host Marco
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and lactose free meals are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Kiosk Zentrum Pilatus, Luzernerstrasse 11, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

User's Reviews


03 Aug, 2023

This class is for those who want to truly learn how to prepare Swiss food in a relaxed and fun way. If you like nostalgic places and intimate areas, this class is for you. Marco is an excellent chef and teacher of the class. He explained every ingredient, why things were done certain ways and what you could use to substitute in your own country. The meal was served in an eclectic dining room with many interesting antiques.


01 Jun, 2023

Hanging out with Marco and his cute assistant in his kitchen! Really fun experience for our first trip to Switzerland!


20 Apr, 2023

I booked this cooking class for my mom, my sister, and me. We loved it! Marco’s accommodations are beautiful and homey with a kitchen that is practical enough for a few tourists but professional enough for the incredible chef that he is! Together, he guided us through a delicious chnöpfli (recipe included to make once we get home), a garden-fresh salad, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake. We learned more about Swiss culture and cuisine in our few hours with Marco than we did the few days prior. Our favorite part (besides the food) was just the intimate setting of this experience. Whether you’re staying in Zurich or Lucerne, it’s worth making the trek to Marco’s fun-loving, informative kitchen to experience this all for yourself!


08 Jul, 2022

What a fun experience. We had the restaurant to ourselves with Marco, and it was a fun time. There were 6 of us and everyone participated in the cooking process. Marco made sure everyone was comfortable and had a role to play in making our meal. The meal was delicious and we would recommend to anyone to try it. It's relaxing and enjoyable. Marco joins you for the meal, and the conversation is an added bonus to the experience.


02 Apr, 2022

On our last day in Lucerne, we attended a class by Chef Marco. Since we were the only couple, we had a private lesson. He welcomed us with an appetivo and cheese as we chatted about the menu. The kitchen was spotless and well organized. He explained everything as we set our our mise en place and involved us in every step of the meal prep and cooking. We made chnopfli, ( a type of American macaroni and cheese, with spatzle) salad from his chef garden, and flourless chocolate cake. As we sat down at a table in his quaint dining room, he served us delicious German white wine and our meal. I highly recommend this experience of enhancing your culinary skills and learning about Swiss cuisine and cooking as part of your Switzerland experience if you are in the Lucerne area!

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