Recipe For Reinvention Culinary Travel In Italy With Chef Rachel

Culinary travel is the hottest trend for discerning vacationers dreaming of a memorable and delicious experience. Chef Rachel has partnered with Carol Ketelson and her Delectable Destinations, a luxury boutique travel company that specializes in beyond-your-wildest-dreams culinary tours, creating food and travel memories that will last a lifetime, and has clients coming back year after year to explore new destinations or revisit the old.

Recipe For Reinvention Retreat. It’s All About What’s Next For You…

The Recipe For Reinvention Retreat is a perfect way to step into a new phase of life. You may deserve a much-needed vacation but want more than just sight-seeing. You want insight seeing. You long for a transformative experience that will gently support you into the next delicious phase of your life. Whether you are transitioning out of a marriage or a career, or facing an empty nest, or an empty feeling about where your life seems headed, or you just want to be inspired to make the courageous leap of a lifetime, the Recipe for Reinvention Retreat with Delectable Destinations could be just what you are hungry for.

During this unique and deliciously inspiring journey, you’ll begin to explore what feeds your soul, nurtures your heart and helps you develop the rich and authentic flavor that is YOU. You will cook up your personal Recipe for Reinvention with the gentle stirring up of Chef Reuben’s humor, compassion, and pathos. The week is peppered with short morning or afternoon reinvention sessions: revitalizing meditations, inner excursions and meaningful conversations that cook up ideas, inspiration, and self-exploration.  All this while having a 4-star culinary experience in a stunning region of Italy. Whether you get a taste of what it could be like to live a long-forgotten dream or gather the ingredients for a new one, you will come away with real-world ideas and lasting insights for making the rest of your life a delicious expression of who you really are!


With our culinary travel trips there are no cookie-cutter itineraries or whirlwind tours through tourist-worn cities on big buses. These culinary trips are all about low-key luxury, slow food and slow travel, taking the time with just 6-8 travelers per trip to savor authentic local tastes with skilled artisans, home cooks, 5-star chefs, and off-the-beaten-path explorations. These small groups allow us to get to know our fellow travelers, and for our fellow travelers to get to know each other and colorful locals over great food, wine, and conversation. Memories and friendships are made that last a lifetime.


Imagine yourself on a DD culinary travel tour with Chef Rachel adding her culinary expertise to enhance your experience: spending a day cooking and feasting with a family of chefs whose Amalfi Coast farm has been in the family for generations; harvesting olives in a thousand-year old grove and tasting olive oils like they were wines, dipping crusty bread and sampling house-made cheeses; walking a small organic vineyard and lemon orchard overlooking a dazzling city on the water dating back to the 9th century, then having the vineyard owner prepare you a wine-paired meal that will have you tasting history and love in every bite.

Your FFK-DD culinary travel experience will bring more delights as you wake up in your exquisite private villa or gem hotel with breathtaking vistas at every turn and discover where you are heading, who you will meet, and what you will be eating that day. One of those days you may visit the local market with Chef Rachel, then spend a relaxing evening at the villa cooking regional food and learning how to make the most simple and delicious foods with fresh ingredients. “This just keeps getting better” could be our tagline because it’s the phrase we hear most from our guests during the week we spend together.






Next Available Trip, Fall 2018

Tuscany: October 6-13 – Recipe For Reinvention Retreat with Chef Rachel



  • Round trip pick up and transfer – Airport or train station
  • 6 days/7 nights accommodation at our private villa
  • Daily breakfast, lunches and dinners
  • Local wines included with all lunches and dinners
  • Cooking Classes
  • Vineyard visits, wine, cheese, olive oil, and tastings
  • All excursions and tours as per itinerary
  • Ground transportation – Private for our group
  • Keepsake photo album (shortly after our return)

Not Included:

Airfare, train travel, insurance, incidentals, personal expenses and anything else not otherwise indicated as included.

Detailed Itinerary:

A detailed daily itinerary is available upon request. Please contact us.


$5800.00 per person

All prices listed are in $USD. A deposit of $1000.00 is due at time of booking to secure your space. The balance is due 90 days prior to your departure date.

Prices subject to change without notice. We advise travel and medical insurance.