Your hosts

Grateful Owner
Italian Culinary Adventures

Rhonda Vilardo

As founder/owner of Italian Culinary Adventures, Rhonda begins an exciting new chapter in Italy after five years of living her dream in Tuscany as co-owner of Tuscan Women Cook. Rhonda was intimately involved in every facet of the running of this esteemed 21 year old culinary immersion program, including guest/community relations, classes, sales and marketing. Before her work in Italian culinary travel, Rhonda spent nearly 20 years as a private label cosmetics director, developing successful brand strategies for an array of clients. Rhonda can often be found in her kitchen rolling fresh pasta, simmering a fragrant sugo and striving to perfect her cantucci.

Claire Berger

Claire joins Italian Culinary Adventures after working at Tuscan Women Cook with Rhonda for the past five years. Her work included serving as an onsite guest ambassador, writing, and contributing to the Tuscan Women Cook cookbook. Claire is an accomplished chef and cooking instructor; Claire’s Cooking Club classes delight cooks of all ages. Claire is also an acclaimed comedian, having worked on many of your favorite sitcoms including Seinfeld and Mad About You. Claire was the first comedian HGTV hired to host a series, Fantasy Open House.

Italian Culinary Adventures

Rhonda and Claire look forward to hosting you on this glorious gastronomic tour that you’ll savor for a lifetime. Book your week with ITALIAN CULINARY ADVENTURES today and get excited about traveling abroad to Travel Pulse’s number #1 post-pandemic destination.