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Exclusive "Food Valley Travel" for 2019

Unique private cooking class

Unique location open to the option for the first time ever for the 135th anniversary of the company



 

City of departure: Guastalla (RE) - Half day
  • For the first time ever and only with us, it will be possible to visit the manufacturing facility of Bertazzoni. A deep immersion in the history and innovation of one of the oldest producers of cooking appliances in Italy
  • There will be the opportunity to watch an emotional video,  walk through the spectacular showroom where  you'll see both historical pieces from the XIX century and innovative and modern models, obtained by a continuous and unique engineering research like no one else in the world
  • Most of all, there will be the opportunity to be protagonist of an exclusive cooking lesson held by a Bertazzoni Chef, that will wait for you in the amazing kitchen of the facility in order to bring you through a journey made of ingredients and flavors of the territory, that will end with the preparation of a real "Emilian style" lunch that will be tasted with selected paired wines
  • Bertazzoni is today a byword for style and excellence all over the world. The family company is presided over by the fifth and sixth generations – an unbroken line that stretches back to the 19th century and an Italian town called Guastalla near Parma. This is where Francesco Bertazzoni, a maker of precision weighing machines for the cheese industry, noticed a new type of wood burning stove being used for heating railcars on the railroad from Germany. He and his son Antonio began to make their own stoves, which were soon being sent all over Italy.
  • In 1909 the family established its first factory. They expanded again in the 1920s as their wood burning stove cookers - sold under the La Germania brand - won awards of excellence. Napoleone, Francesco’s grandson, introduced new mass production techniques he learned while working for Fiat in Turin. In the inter-war years, stove production soared to 80,000 units. 
  • In the 1950s Bertazzoni began to make its first gas stoves. The clean, instant energy transformed the prospects of the company. In the 1960s the first exports began and, by the turn of the century, the company’s cooking appliances were being sold in over 60 countries around the world.
  • In 2001, the company introduced the unequalled 'Toyota system' for manufacturing that relies on the relationship between exceptional speed and uncompromising quality, dependent on the commitment and culture of the company's people. Bertazzoni also began exhaustive analysis of the American market and in 2005 launched a series of all-new ranges there under the new 'Bertazzoni' brand name. Success soon followed.
    Today Bertazzoni exports its cooking appliances all over the world selling at the top end of the market through a high-quality dealer network, both under the Bertazzoni and the Bertazzoni La Germania brands names.


Type of tour: private

Availability: Monday to Saturday 

Duration: 3,30 hrs

Cancellation policy: 

  • No fee up to 16 days before the tour starting day; 
  • From 15 days to 7 days before the tour starting day: 20% penalty;
  • From 6 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 40% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 60% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

    Inclusions:  

    • showroom tour (20 min)
    • video that explains the process of production (10 min)
    • private cooking lesson with typical "Emilian" menu and personal Chef (1,30/2h)
    • lunch and drinks (1/1,30h)
    • gift at the end of the visit

    Exclusions: 

    • transportation if not selected
    • everything not mentioned in the inclusions

    Additional info:

    • The meeting point with the driver, if requested, is directly at the hall of the hotel or at another point to be decided together considering the best logistics
    • the option WITH TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED, is calculated from departures from the cities of Parma, Reggio-Emilia and Modena. For other cities: prices upon request

     

     

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