Market Visit and Paella Class

Learn to cook in the home of paella: Valencia!

€55.00

What better place to learn how to cook Spain's national dish than in the home of paella: Valencia!

• Award-winning cooking school
• Easy to get to location near Central Market
• Market visit included
• Full lunch with local wine included
• No minimum group size

Accompanied by your chef, you'll begin with a visit to the bustling 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.

Busy in the mornings? See our Evening Paella Class without market visit.

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 Important Info).

After a welcome drink, it's all hands on deck as we head to the kitchen and start the paella cooking class proper. You'll get down to business with your chef guiding you through the steps to prepare the perfect paella.

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.

This is a wonderful social activity, with everyone having fun in the kitchen and when you finish your rice masterpiece, the proof is in the tasting! Be your own judge as you sit down with the group for a "family" lunch and enjoy the final dish you proudly cooked with your own hands.

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
             
Price per adult   €55   €75   €65
             
Contains meat   Yes   No   No
             
Contains shellfish   No**   Yes   No
             
Contains onions or garlic   No   Yes   No
             
Suitable for vegans   No   No   Yes
             
Gluten free   Yes   Yes   Yes
             
Dairy free   Yes   Yes   Yes
             
Free of colours and preservatives   Yes   Yes   Yes

 

* On Sundays the market is closed so the activity starts 1 hour later and does not include the market visit.

** You may be given the option to include snails in the traditional Valencia paella, but they are not compulsory. People with shellfish allergies should check with their doctor before consuming snails.

Duration

Approx. 5 hours (market approx. 1 hour, cooking approx. 3 hours, eating approx. 1 hour)

Date & Times

10am. Mon-Sat.
11am. Sun.*
See also our Evening Class without market visit

Pricing

Traditional Paella
Adults (18 years and over): €55
Youths (12-17 years): €35
Children (0-11 years): €15

Vegetable Paella
Adults (18 years and over): €65
Youths (12-17 years): €45
Children (0-11 years): €15

Seafood Paella
Adults (18 years and over): €75
Youths (12-17 years): €55
Children (0-11 years): €18

Age Limit

None

Language of Tour

English and Spanish

Notes

What's Included:

Market visit (except Sundays), 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.

What's Not Included:

Transport to/from the meeting point, additional food or drinks.

Other Information:

The tour goes ahead rain or shine. It is your responsibility to check the weather and bring suitable clothing. 

Local Service Provider Information:

Complete service provider information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your E-ticket.

Important:

Bookings and deposits are non-refundable and non-changeable. Reservations subject to our reservation policy here.

Meeting Point

The meeting point is at the school close to the Plaza de la Reina in the heart of the city centre.

Detailed directions are included on your E-ticket.

Restrictions

Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please inform us of any special dietary requirements or food allergies by replying to the confirmation email after booking, and you should also remind your guide on the day.

Photos are illustrative only, the actual food and drink may vary.

Children are the responsibility of their parents/guardians at all times. Children from the age of about 7-8 years who are interested in cooking can usually participate in the kitchen under close supervision of their parents/guardians. Smaller children usually need to be kept occupied by one of their parents/guardians in a quieter part of the kitchen while the rest of the adults cook. Infants may also be able to sleep in their pram/buggy in a quiet area.

*On Sundays the market is closed so the activity starts 1 hour later and does not include the market visit.

What's Included:

Market visit (except Sundays), 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.

What's Not Included:

Transport to/from the meeting point, additional food or drinks.

Other Information:

The tour goes ahead rain or shine. It is your responsibility to check the weather and bring suitable clothing. 

Local Service Provider Information:

Complete service provider information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your E-ticket.

Important:

Bookings and deposits are non-refundable and non-changeable. Reservations subject to our reservation policy here.

The meeting point is at the school close to the Plaza de la Reina in the heart of the city centre.

Detailed directions are included on your E-ticket.

Traditional Paella
Adults (18 years and over): €55
Youths (12-17 years): €35
Children (0-11 years): €15

Vegetable Paella
Adults (18 years and over): €65
Youths (12-17 years): €45
Children (0-11 years): €15

Seafood Paella
Adults (18 years and over): €75
Youths (12-17 years): €55
Children (0-11 years): €18

Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please inform us of any special dietary requirements or food allergies by replying to the confirmation email after booking, and you should also remind your guide on the day.

Photos are illustrative only, the actual food and drink may vary.

Children are the responsibility of their parents/guardians at all times. Children from the age of about 7-8 years who are interested in cooking can usually participate in the kitchen under close supervision of their parents/guardians. Smaller children usually need to be kept occupied by one of their parents/guardians in a quieter part of the kitchen while the rest of the adults cook. Infants may also be able to sleep in their pram/buggy in a quiet area.

*On Sundays the market is closed so the activity starts 1 hour later and does not include the market visit.

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