Paella Cooking Class

Prepare paella, tapas and sangria during this fun and social activity

The vast majority of people who come to Spain have one thing on their mind when it comes to food: they can’t wait to get their hands on the country’s legendary rice dish, the paella. Well during this fun culinary activity you get to go one better… you learn how to make the paella for yourself.

The experience starts with a guided tour of Barcelona’s world-famous food market, La Boqueria. Here you will get to see the vibrant bazaar in action, with its colourful food stalls that sell wriggling fresh seafood, nuts, cheeses, fruits, conserves and every cut of meat known to man. Once you’ve bought all the ingredients you need it’s time to head back to the kitchen…

Here in a modern cooking facility, it’s time to don your apron and get your hands dirty as your instructor gets you involved in the preparation process. As you prepare the paella, your bilingual native chef will explain the secrets of this historic dish, whose origins began not far from here in the wetlands surrounding Valencia.

All this dicing and splicing is hungry (and thirsty) work, and so you’ll also be taught how to prepare some of Spain’s favourite tapas dishes, as well as how to mix a refreshing jug of sangria, making this a three-in-one culinary experience. And of course, once they are ready, you get to enjoy tasting all three.

When?

The Paella Cooking Class runs twice a day, at 1pm and 6pm, every single day. Typically the activity lasts around 2.5 or 3 hours.

Price

This experience is one of the best value for money activities in Barcelona at just €35 per head.

Given that the price includes the market tour, the chef and lessons, and a delicious meal with sangria included, it’s a great activity to do instead of dinner one night. The recipes you learn will hopefully stay with you for life, and back home you’ll be able to impress friends and family with authentic tastes of Spain.

Reservations

To reserve your place simply email us on info@barcelona-life.com, and expect to hear back from us within 24 hours or faster. (We’ll try our best to handle any last minute enquiries as well!).

Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for, just mention your requirements in your email.

Private Groups (Team Building, Hen Parties etc.)

This activity is also available for private groups. It’s a great bonding experience for work colleagues looking for original team building ideas, or for groups of girls on a hen do.

Private classes can be organised according to your schedule, in a central Barcelona location, for a price of €39 per head, based on a minimum of 10 people. Smaller groups are welcome to get in touch for a quote. In all cases, email us on info@barcelona-life.com

Related Activities

For an even more extensive kitchen experience, where you prepare a full four-course meal (accompanied by artisan Catalan wine!) check out our recommended Gourmet Cookery Classes, which run every day in both the mornings and evenings.

Latest Reviews of Paella Cooking Class

  • "Excellent- now I need the recipe!" - by Art
    I took the cooking class in mid February- it was excellent- thank you. Would it be possible for you to send me the link for the paella recipe that we cooked.
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