Learn the Insights of Mediterranean cuisine
You will learn how to prepare, serve and select the best ingredients to produce the best dishes in Spain. You will feel like home cooking with our Chefs in our creative space at the heart of Barcelona’s historical quarters.
The first step will be a visit to the one of the oldest markets in Barcelona, the Santa Caterina, where the locals go for buying fresh ingredients to the daily meal. Discover and taste the local ingredients that are presented to learn about the local and national gastronomy. During the tour, we’ll invite you to taste our specialties, like olives, Iberian ham, tomato, olive oil, chorizo, manchego cheese, tomatoes.
Back to school, you will learn the insights of Mediterranean cuisine with hands-on experience provided. You will see how a traditional Paella looks like, taste the Bravas potatoes with the best sauce you will ever, try a traditional Catalan sauce and literally put fire on the Catalan Cream.
Products we taste at the Market:
Olive Oil – More olive oil is produced in Spain than in any other country in recent years. Try some of the most flavored!
Olive – Gordal, Manzanilla, Arbequinas… know some of the enormous variety available these days and different creative way to eat.
Jamón – Jamón ibérico is a type of cured ham, a true gourmet delight. Learn about the differences in jamones and taste the varieties: Ibérico, Serrano…
Tomatoes* – Spain is a forerunner in the European tomato marketwith hundreds of varieties to choose from. It’s definitely an essential ingredient.
Manchego Cheese – Is one of the world's cheeses with the most valuable history and heritage produced for thousands of years in the La Mancha region of Central Spain.
Chorizo – Chorizo is a sausage that has many different varieties and is eaten all over Spain.
Vinegar – Try different types of vinegar, and their bases.
Please note that the schedule is subject to modification. We’ll contact you in case of any schedule changes.
Meet at the cooking school
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Alex, the lead chef shared tons of information about traditional Catalon cooking, how to select the best ingredients from the market, and cooking tips. He and the assistant chef, Ari, were fun and friendly and kept things moving right along. The market tours were fantastic and the kitchen is located in a beautiful, centuries-old building that was fascinating in and of itself! My 10-year old daughter and I really enjoyed this experience and would do it again.
Everything was delicious and so beautiful!!
Fabulous experience! The chef, “Woody”, is knowledgeable, talented, and unpretentious. We had a great time in the market sampling things and buying some ingredients for our meal. Everyone had ample opportunity for hands on prep and participation as desired. The final meal was so delicious, and the best paella we’ve ever had. A very fun and worthwhile experience. Wouldn’t change a thing.
The cooking school is located in a small lane in the beautiful neighbourhood of El Born. We were greeted with a welcome drink. Once we gathered the group together, we walked to the market. Santa Caterina market is where the locals buy their groceries! It's a very nice and clean market, much less crowded than Boqueria. We tasted some different tomatoes, cheese, ham and more. Our chef and guide knows the market and the people well and stopped here and there to tell us a bit about the ingredients. Back a the cooking school we did an olive oil tasting and then we started cooking. Our 5 course meal was really delicious! The cooking school is absolutely beautiful and the whole vibe is very charming. We had a great group and enjoyed a great cooking experience. Oh and you can help yourself at the bar while cooking - the wines were great ;) Thanks again to the team! Definitely recommend this class!
This class was AMAZING !! loved everything about it ...informational, great chef and staff and the place is beautiful!!! A MUST if in Barcelona. I am a chef and teach cooking in Los Angeles so I was a tough critic, It was 5 star Thank you to everybody . Rachel D USA