Best Spanish Cooking Classes In Barcelona
BARCELONA COOKING CLASSES: LEARN TO PREPARE TYPICAL SPANISH DISHES
The first time I attended a cooking class on a trip was when I traveled to Petra with Miriam, one of the ForeverBarcelona top tourguides and also a good friend of mine. We had so much fun learning how to cook Middle-Eastern recipes, and I always go back to my cherished notes every time I make hummus or mutabal at home. I just wish everyone could have such an experience when we visit our country, too, and that they bring back their trip memories every time they cook Spanish recipes back home.
I’ve noticed that the interest for cooking classes has also grown a lot late, with more and more of our guests asking us where they can join a cooking class in Barcelona. And I thing that’s such a great way to get in contact with the local culinary culture!
These are our favorite Barcelona cooking schools:
Cook and Taste Barcelona
Cook & Taste were probably the first company to organize an interactive Spanish cooking experience in Barcelona for travelers in English, and after a period up in a top floor of a building in la Rambla with no elevator they finally moved to their new convenient location, on the street level of an alley right next to Plaça Sant Jaume in the Gothic Quarter.
Their cooking classes are family-friendly and can be complemented with a market tour (supplement applies). The menu they teach you varies depending on what’s in season, but it’s usually 2 tapas, a main course (paella!) and dessert. Wine, water, ham and tomato bread are also included, and you get to keep the apron!
Barcelona Cooking Classes
Both cooking classes offered by this company start with a visit of the Boqueria Market to buy the products you’ll be using in the class. Then you can choose one of their two lessons: either a traditional Spanish menu (gazpacho, Spanish potato omelet with tomato bread, paella and Catalan creme brulé) or for the more adventurous, a tapas lesson were you’ll learn how to cook more ambitious dishes such as codfish fritters or surf and turf meatballs.
This second activity is paired with Catalan wines, and it’s a great choice for those who have already taken a first “beginners” cooking class in Spain and want to grow their recipe book with some new exciting recipes.
The menu again isn’t too original (same as any other cooking school), but if you speak Spanish you might want to check their website: they also organize a variety of themed workshops (not always on Spanish food), in their other venues in the Born district.
A sweets workshop
Don’t care too much about savory dishes? Love dessert? Then this is the right cooking class for you! An afternoon 2.5 hour workshop where you’ll be taught to cook 4 different local desserts and sweets that vary with the season and you’ll of course get to enjoy a lovely sweet snack with coffee, or tea, or… dessert wine! Book it here.
Ok, this choice isn’t for everyone, but it’s so unique I thought it was worth mentioning it even if it’ll only be useful for event organizers taking groups of 30 or more. But how cool would it be to attend a cooking class in a baroque building, and then eating on an imperial table?
The price can’t be cheap, but maybe you can convince your boss to organize it for your next company team building trip to Barcelona! The menu is as usual, except that here they teach you how to make sangría instead of giving you wine and sodas. Oh yes, in their website it says “bleeding” instead of “sangría”, whoever did the English translation seems to have used Google Translator, LOL.
AND BONUS! Would you rather learn how to cook at a local’s home?
Marta amb tu cuinem
Have you ever taken a cooking class on a trip? Where was it and how did it go?
Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.
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