Choose the morning class and you'll begin with a visit to the Central Market where you will go to various stalls and select the elements required to prepare a mouth-watering paella, including some secret ingredients that will give your dish that authentic Valencian taste.
A testimony to the importance of gastronomy in Valencia, you will easily lose yourself in the atmosphere, smells, colours and life of this vibrant market. You'll buy the ingredients according to the type of paella you want to make: Traditional Valencian, Seafood or Vegetarian (prices vary, see below).
Both the morning and evening classes are wonderful social activities, with everyone having fun in the kitchen and learning heaps at the same time. Along with having a plenty of laughs with your chef and other students, you'll be learning some real Spanish chefs' tricks that are sure to impress next time you cook for friends at home.
When you finish your rice masterpiece, the proof is in the tasting! You and the group will sit down for a full "family" lunch or dinner, including starters, your very own paellas, desserts, drinks and, of course, some of the best local wine.
Note: A traditional Valencian paella is made with chicken and rabbit, but you can choose to cook it without the rabbit, or cook a seafood or vegetable version if you wish. All paellas are free of gluten and dairy products and don't contain any colours or preservatives. If you have any special dietary requirements here is a guide for what is contained in each type of paella:
|Traditional Paella||Seafood Paella||Vegetable Paella|
|Morning class per person||€55 (was €60)||€75 (was €80)||€65 (was €70)|
|Evening class per person||€50 (was €60)||€70 (was €80)||€60 (was €70)|
|Contains onions or garlic||No||Yes||No|
|Suitable for vegans||No||No||Yes|
|Free of colours and preservatives||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*You may be given the option to include snails in the traditional Valencia paella, but it is not compulsory. People with shellfish allergies should check with their doctor before consuming snails.
Availability: Monday to Sunday
Time: 10am (morning class) or 6pm (evening class)
Duration: Morning class approx. 5 hours (market visit approx. 1 hour and cooking class approx. 3 hours and 1 hour lunch time). Evening class approx. 3 hours (cooking class approx. 2 hours and 1 hour dinner time).
Meeting Point: School close to Central Market.
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian and French. Alternative languages available by request.
Suitable for: Everybody
What to bring: Comfortable clothes.
Includes: Market visit (mornings Mon-Sat only), cooking class with professional chef, cooking facilities and equipment, and all ingredients. Full meal with starter, main course, dessert, soft drinks and wine at the conclusion of your cooking class.
Not included: Transport to/from the meeting point (but very easy to get to central locaton)
E-ticket: Upon receipt of full payment, you will receive your E-ticket confirming the date, time and meeting place of your tour, along with any other necessary details.
Other information: We can also include transport to/from the meeting point for large groups at an additional cost, contact us for more information.