Graduation Festivities

You know how some days just work out really well? We experienced one of those days at the International Academy of Italian Cuisine in Lucca, Italy. Lucky for us, we arrived at our cooking class to learn it was a special day for the students: Classes were ending and it was Graduation Day! How exciting for us to witness this event.

For their “final exam” (this was my kind of test….), each group or team had to create a dish, then present their creation to the rest of us in the class. We dove right in to watch, learn, and cook with the groups. At the end of class, we ate way too much food, and applauded as Chef Gianlucca Pardini awarded the certificates amid cheers and applause.

Hope you enjoy these photos of the Graduates. (Can’t wait to show you all of the creative dishes the students presented for lunch).

Students receive their certificates.

Chef Pardini Awards Diploma to Julia from Bulgaria


Graduating Class

Graduating Class



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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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7 Responses to Graduation Festivities

  1. Daniela Guadagni says:

    hello susan! I’m Daniela Guadagni of Pardini school. Thank for the picture. We are very very nice. really? 🙂 thankyou so much! a kiss for you. by by from my Toscana.


  2. Oh did you luck out! I could go for that final exam. Good thing you were able to walk out – I think I would have been under the table taking a nap.


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