Join our cook Vasia for an unforgettable cooking experience at The Greek Kitchen. Learning to cook at an early age, this Athens-born food lover has been putting together multiple-course meals for family and friends for years.
With roots in the Northern Greek city of Kavala and the amazing island of Chios, Vasia has a wealth of knowledge covering a huge section of Greek produce; producing her own olive oil, pickles and sweet preserves as well as continuing the Chios tradition of taking the sap from the unique Mastic trees that grow on the island and turning it, with her family, into the delicious liquor that we use in many of our products.
Vasia has been with The Greek Kitchen since before it opened and has been the driving force behind our traditional cooking classes and Greek sweets and coffee classes.
First things first! We need ingredients so together with your cook you will head into Varvakios Agora, the Athens' Central Market where all of the freshest, best produce is sold in the city coming in from all over Greece: But it's not just a place for buying food; your cook will show you some hidden bars, cafes and shops that you can come back to for some more interesting experiences than just finding a restaurant in the Plaka!
Once back at the cooking studio you'll have some time to get to know each other and talk about the menu for the day, we use seasonal ingredients here so all of our dishes are using produce when it's at it's best. We also like to create dishes that give us a reason to talk about some of the places around our beautiful country so that you can learn more about local food traditions.
Then it's time to cook!
We are now in the late summer/early autumn period so you will be making:
All classes include drinking water, a generous serving of local wine and a shot of local digestive liquor.
After the class relax with your meal in our yard. You'll have the opportunity to ask your cook about what to see and do in Athens while you're here!
Please bear in mind that we are a fun cooking class for people of all cooking experience levels who want to make a nice meal with a local cook for a really good price so if you are looking for a Michelin star standard cooking experience to match your top chef skills you'll need to find somewhere that provides it!
The Greek Kitchen is a little hidden from view although it's really easy to find! We are located between the hat shop and the hardware store at number 36; just on the right hand side of the branch of the National Bank of Greece. We have just a little sign above the door so come in, follow the signs up 2 short flights of stairs until you come to the blue door, which is us! We are on the same floor as a men's tailor.
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity