La Belle Sabbioneta Welcomes International Head Chef Karen M. Ricks

46018 Sabbioneta, Province of Mantua, Italy

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 5 - 10
La Belle Sabbioneta Welcomes International Head Chef Karen M. Ricks
46018 Sabbioneta, Province of Mantua, Italy

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip

La Belle Sabbioneta is excited to invite you to 

Discover “Our Kitchen Classroom” with International Head Chef / Bestselling Author/ Owner & Creator Karen M. Ricks!

Join us on this Delicious Cooking Retreat of 7Days/6Night-luxury Italian Retreat, fully loaded-8 glorious Italian cities: (Sabbioneta/Verona/Mantova/Venice/Pisa/Florence/San Giovanni en Croce/Milan) €12,650 per person, incl including round trip air airfare, trans transportation to and from, Gourmet Daily Breakfast and lunches, (*Dinners Monday-Thursday you are free to choose) entrance into to the museum’s, tour guide, professional driver, Welcome Mixer, Friday Farewell Dinner & much much more! This is a Living Magically Retreat that you don’t want to miss!  

We are excited to partner with & share our incredible International Global Coach with the biggest heart- and the Greatest Joy & Most Delicious Food to enter into your life, your soul & transform your life, & businesses. You will have that transformational change to bring you to the next level⭐️

Please Join us on this Delicious Cooking Retreat, and welcome this incredible life changing woman:

⭐️Karen M. Ricks Head Chef, Bestselling Author, Creator and Owner of “Our Kitchen Classroom” Culinary & Cuisine Extraordinare &  International Coach. ⭐️

Meet our Incredible International Coach

Karen M. Ricks, Head Chef, International Bestselling Author, Creator & Owner of ”Our Kitchen Classroom” Culinary & Cuisine Extraordinare & Coach ⭐️

Karen M. Ricks-is a Christian wife, Worldschooling mom, and a Nomadic Chef. Teaching for 25 years, she has been a Montessorian since her own preschool days. She holds Montessori teaching certifications for guiding children from infancy through elementary. She has cooked professionally, in restaurants, commercial kitchens, and private homes on four different continents over the last decade.

After 10 years of teaching in central Japan, where Karen founded and operated her own international Montessori school, she sold it all to begin a nomadic life of full-time travel with her family.

Karen spreads her message of embracing a Slow Food Lifestyle, a lifelong love of learning, and education for peace by teaching people of all ages how to cook for themselves and why they need to share that gift with those they love.

All of the black boxes and sharing of hashtags is great for helping to raise awareness. But there's much deeper work that we all have to do in order to see radical and lasting change all over the world. As an educator, I take my role as a communication facilitator very seriously. I've spent the last 13 years immersing myself in a variety of new-to-me countries and languages and experiences. The goal? Meeting people from backgrounds other than my own, and getting to know them on a MORE personal level.

As a chef, some of the most valuable cultural interactions in which I have the privilege of engaging are the exchanging of recipes, techniques, and ideas with other cooks around the globe. There is a special intimacy that develops when we laugh together, when we cook together, when we break bread together. We share our passions. We share our fears. We share the very values that are the essence of who we are as people. And we grow closer because we see our own humanity reflected in each other's hearts. This is Worldschooling! This is education for peace!!! 💜💜💜

If you're ready to take your activism from the screen to your kitchen table, I want to invite you to join me in a special 20th Anniversary Celebration offer from Our Kitchen Classroom:

I'm ready to dig in and do nothing less than change the world! Who's with me??? ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

You can learn more about her, her family’s edible exploits, and the lessons they are learning on their Culinary Worldschooling Adventures

as they gallivant around the globe over at

Our Kitchen Classroom.

What’s included

  • 7Days/6Nights Retreat
    Round Trip Airfare/Transportation to and from La Belle Sabbioneta, Gourmet Breakfast/Lunches Daily/ Entrance into Museums/ Tour Guide/Driver/Welcome Mixer/Friday Farewell Dinner/Retreat Rooms
  • Exclusive Coaching
    One on one Healing/Coaching time exclusive time with the Incredible International Coach/ Personal Time/ 12 Month Guide to a Sparkling Year! Custom surprises...and much more!
  • Welcome Mixer
    Enjoy a fabulous welcome mixer in your honor as we get to know you and roll out the red carpet for you and all of our retreats guest.
  • Friday Farewell Dinner
    This is a cocktail party & you are the guest of honor- cocktail attire/semi formal attire is required. As we share our last night together and celebrate you, and your magical retreat.
  • Exclusive Angel Healing
    Exclusive Empowerment Sessions, and Angel Healing. Including Individual Angel and Oracle Card Readings for you in our Sacred Sharing Circles.
  • Private Use Of kitchens
    On this Delicious retreat we bring the cities alive each day as we learn tips/techniques and menus from an Incredible international Head Chef- who teaches you how to put the Fun & Joy in your food.
  • Extras not included
    Dinners Monday-Thursday (*see Friday Farewell Dinner) you will be free to choose in the incredible cities that we visit. Extras- like souvenirs/ gondola rides/extra activities/ rental cars/bicycles


Day 1-2 Arrival/Welcome
Welcome to La Belle Sabbioneta/Sabbioneta Italy 🇮🇹

Day 1-2,  Sunday Arrival & Welcome Mixer to La Belle Sabbioneta, in Sabbioneta Italy 🇮🇹 we will do a night walking tour!

Day 2-Monday we have a free day as you leisurely tour the museum’s of this beautiful enchanting World UNESCO Renaissance City.  You will feel as if you stepped back 500 years in time-with modern luxuries. 

Tonight you are Free to choose one of the incredible restaurants in Sabbioneta.

Enjoy Personal Culinary Coaching sessions in our Private Kitchens or Retreat Rooms. *Depending on our coaches itinerary.  

*Gourmet Breakfast/Lunches Daily provided-even on Saturday at checkout.  

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La Belle Sabbioneta B&B /La Belle Brand
A Beautiful 500 year Old Previous Jewish Synagogue in the World UNESCO City of Sabbioneta Italy- Tucked away in it's own Star Shaped Walled City, The North Star of Italy-or as we call it the Jewel of Italy-a Magical Renaissance City-there you will find us! La Belle Sabbioneta you will feel like you have gone back into time - but with all of the modern conveniences! We are the perfect venue for your Wedding, Events, Retreats, Tours, or your perfect Italian Stay! So we invite you to join us - La Belle Sabbioneta...Come and Find Yourself!