About Us

InRome Cooking grew out of a deep love of Roman-style, Italian food. Brother and Sister: Marilena and Salvatore Barberi, brought to life their dream of opening a cooking school. The school is in tribute to their father’s legendary restaurant near the Vatican.

After 20 years of hosting and guiding visitors around Rome, the Barberi’s now welcome you to learn Italian recipes from scratch while resting in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.

Getting the kitchen ready was a labor of love. Set in a fantastic historic apartment in the city center, meticulously renovated in 2016. The dining room has a 17th century, hand painted ceiling. And, the school has a sleek, modern kitchen with several stovetops and big marble tables.


Meet Our Team

InRome Cooking’s team now consists of Chef Max, Chef Raffaele, Chef Filippo & Sarah, a keen cook who also takes care of your bookings.

Chef Max grew up in a family restaurants, and previously ran one in the United States with his brother. His favorite part of cooking now is teaching and hosting guests at the school. Max & Sarah met working together at Alice Water's Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome.

Chef Raffaele leads the kitchen at the nearby ‘Parmaroma’ restaurant, and has a long history in restaurants as well. He began to cook in his hometown of Sorrento, in a local restaurant at the age of 15. He worked his way up to head chef.

Chef Filippo was born in Rome, home of the world’s most delicious porchetta. A love of Italian cooking has led him across the globe, from the London Metropolitan Hotel to Los Angeles and the Soho House Cecconi's. Now he is back in Rome and ready to share his passion and recipes with you.