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Barcelona Cooking Class | Experience the Vibrant Taste of Spain

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No Spain trip is complete without the captivating experience of visiting Barcelona. Barcelona encapsulates the essence of the excitement of existence. This city cultivates unforgettable memories and ample hidden treasures to experience.

From the spicy sensation of a flamenco show to the beautiful architecture of a Gaudi architectural tour, Barcelona is the place to indulge in the exuberance of life. The best way to grasp the very essence of a city is to experience a tour with your tastebuds.

While you cook and taste in Barcelona, you’ll be able to take a little piece of this lively culture home with you. From private lessons to interactive workshops, culinary schools in Barcelona have a wide variety of options for all types of traveling foodies.

Highlights:

  • An amazing and delectable dinner experience
  • Learning about the various top dishes of Barcelona from professional chefs
  • Enjoy hearing about the fascinating history of Spanish cuisine


Know before you book:

  • Any specific dietary requirements should be stated at the time of booking
  • Most classes are wheelchair accessible
  • Most classes have limited spaces and should be booked beforehand

View of Barcelona skyline

Exploring the rich tapestry of Catalonian cuisine will be the highlight of your vacation with its intoxicating tastes and aromas. By participating in a Barcelona cooking class, you’ll gain valuable information on Spanish cookery.

You’ll also pick up tips and tricks for creating authentic Spanish dishes. By delving into the world of Catalonian cuisine, you’ll inevitably catch of glimpse of the diverse local culture and its inner workings.

Whether you enjoy tasting your way through Spain’s famous tapas or prefer paella cooking classes, cooking classes in Barcelona have something for everyone.

Cooking Classes in Barcelona, Spain – Prices

The cost of cooking classes starts at €42 ($49.50 USD) and can go up to €250 ($289.50 USD). Pricing depends on your chosen cooking experience and the duration of your lesson. To find the cooking experience right for you on offer in Barcelona, you can peruse the various options below:

Spanish Cooking Class in Barcelona – Times

While cooking classes tend to run throughout the day, most of the class options are split into either afternoon or evening classes. It all depends on how long the class is scheduled. So, schedule your itinerary accordingly to slot in this interactive experience.

Most classes include a guided trip to the famous La Boqueria market in Barcelona to pick up the freshest ingredients for your dishes. This market’s opening hours are from Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 am – 8:30 pm.

Meat hanging in Barcelona market

Best Time to Go for a Cooking Class in Barcelona

While the capital city of Catalonia promises an epic vacation during any month, Barcelona is best visited in the spring. From May to March, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh smell of blossoming bouquets while enjoying fewer crowds.

Top tip: If you find yourself in Barcelona during the high tourist season (July – August) book your cooking class in advance to avoid disappointment.

Spices at Barcelona market

Cooking Classes in Barcelona, Spain – Options

The dazzling dining and drinking culture in Barcelona is more than a mere attraction. It is the very essence of what makes this city so special. From the satisfying sizzle of seafood to the crisp crunch of chopping vegetables, a cooking class is a delicate dance of the senses. There are a wide variety of cooking classes to choose from to experience the flavor of this city.

Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

To make phenomenal Barcelona food, one of the key ingredients is to obtain fresh produce. The Barcelona cooking school class begins on a guided tour through the La Boqueria market, immersing you in the city’s quaint and spirited ways.

This hands-on experience, with guidance from a local chef, will get you to experience the nitty-gritty of Spanish cooking. But, with hard work comes delectable rewards. You’ll be able to take the recipes home with you as a treasured souvenir from your trip to Spain.

After an evening of hearty meals and endless laughter, you’ll be invited for a free chupito, meaning a liquor shot, at a nearby local bar to keep the good times rolling.

People watching a demonstration at a cooking class

What we liked: An intimate look at how Spanish dishes should be made.

INCLUDES:
  • Cooking tips from the chef and recipes to take home
  • The prepared food of the class
  • An informative seafood paella workshop

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Visits to the market on Sundays (outside their trading hours)

The menu for the night includes a wide range of dishes to fully appreciate the diversity of Catalonian cuisine. Freshly made pinchos, Spanish for ‘spike’ due to the many toothpicks embedded in small appetizers, are served with various ham and cheese options. The main event is a Barcelona paella cooking class that will transfix you with its salty, yet flavorful taste.

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Dinner after a Barcelona cooking class


Barcelona: Sangria and Tapas Cooking Workshop with Drinks

This interactive and immersive workshop thrusts you into the exciting world of cooking and makes you feel like a contender on Top Chef. With plating and decorative tips, you’ll be able to present a dish made for the best gourmet restaurants.

This class allows you to prepare Catalonian and Spanish dishes while tasting the best local Spanish wines for a proper gastronomic affair. Taking place in a venue that dates to the 15th-century, who says a night of boozy and tasty pleasures can’t be a cultural experience?

Become an amateur wine connoisseur by learning about the tips and tricks of wine and food pairings. This class will definitely provide a nifty skill to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party.

People making food and enjoying a cooking class

What we liked: The delicious food and stunning venue.

INCLUDES:
  • All prepared food
  • Unlimited drinks during the duration of the class
  • Complimentary kitchen apron

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

The menu for the night includes a wide variety of tapas to nibble on. The small bites of delights are paired with various white and red wines that compliment the flavors of the dishes. You’ll also be able to enjoy a glass of cava wine in true Spanish fashion.

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People participating in a cooking class


Market to Fork: Market Tour and Private Cooking Class

If you’re looking for a personalized and exclusive cooking class in Barcelona, this might be the top pick for you. With a 4-hour cooking class in a chef’s home, you’ll be able to experience an authentic Catalonian adventure like no other.

The chef will pick the freshest and most appropriate products at the La Boqueria market in accordance with your group’s menu preferences. Spend the class learning about the origins and traditions of Catalonia’s cuisine by tasting some fine local wines.

What we liked: An in-depth look into the process of making Catalonian dishes.

INCLUDES:
  • Ingredients for the dishes
  • Guided market tour
  • All cooked and prepared dishes

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Visiting the market on Sundays

While walking through the market stalls, the chosen chef will explain the various dishes that can be made for the class experience. If you’re unsure what to pick, a paella cooking class in Barcelona is guaranteed to be an amazing experience. Take your time and follow your heart (or rather, stomach).

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Chef assisting couple to cook


 

9.3Expert Score
A Barcelona cooking class is an excellent experience to tour this city in a unique way. By tasting your way through the top dishes of Catalonian cuisine, you’ll be able to fully appreciate this cosmopolitan gem in style.
Comfort
9.2
Location
9
Fun
9.7
Level of activity
9.1
PROS
  • Amazing dishes
  • Interactive cooking classes
  • Informative guide of Spanish and Catalonian cuisine
CONS
  • Limited spaces
  • Classes can’t take place if the minimum number of participants aren’t met
  • Some classes are not suitable for young children

Specification: Barcelona Cooking Class | Experience the Vibrant Taste of Spain

Accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Duration

2.5 – 4.5 hours

Includes

All ingredients and equipment, Meals and drinks

Excludes

Hotel pick-up and drop-off, gratuities

Meals & Drinks

Included

Pickup

Meet at venue

Suitable For

Couples, Foodies, Fun groups

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  1. Martin

    After meeting up with the group, we had a short walk to the market where Karina was purchasing all of the items that we were going to need for cooking our meal. Back at the kitchen, each person had an assignment but you could move around and help out anywhere you were interested. We were closely watched to ensure that no one area impacted the meal for all. After the knives went away a few bottles of wine were opened for our enjoyment while the meal cooked. The group them enjoyed a 4-course meal with more wine – amazing. It was the perfect sized group (8) and ideal for couples.

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  2. Martin

    After meeting up with the group, we had a short walk to the market where Karina was purchasing all of the items that we were going to need for cooking our meal. Back at the kitchen, each person had an assignment but you could move around and help out anywhere you were interested. We were closely watched to ensure that no one area impacted the meal for all. After the knives went away a few bottles of wine were opened for our enjoyment while the meal cooked. The group them enjoyed a 4-course meal with more wine – amazing. It was the perfect sized group (8) and ideal for couples.

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  3. Vivianne

    Touring the market and gaining an insight into Catalonia food traditions was very interesting. We also had the opportunity to share in the preparation of our meal. Did learn a few techniques in how to prepare traditional dishes especially the paella. Good group of people which made it fun. Looking forward to receiving the recipes.

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  4. Vivianne

    Touring the market and gaining an insight into Catalonia food traditions was very interesting. We also had the opportunity to share in the preparation of our meal. Did learn a few techniques in how to prepare traditional dishes especially the paella. Good group of people which made it fun. Looking forward to receiving the recipes.

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  5. Susanne

    Cooking with Yves was a highlight of our trip to Barcelona. Picking out favorite foods with Yves in the Boqueria market and cooking in his kitchen was so informative and fun. Yves kept us all busy in the kitchen and my 10 year old daughter loved it. Wonderful meal and SO fun! Thank you Yves!

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  6. Susanne

    Cooking with Yves was a highlight of our trip to Barcelona. Picking out favorite foods with Yves in the Boqueria market and cooking in his kitchen was so informative and fun. Yves kept us all busy in the kitchen and my 10 year old daughter loved it. Wonderful meal and SO fun! Thank you Yves!

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  7. Maria

    The chef was awesome. It's the best gastronomic experience I have ever done. If you want to know how to do tapas like a local, this is your tour. It was nice to meet people from another country and share this experience with them.

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  8. Maria

    The chef was awesome. It's the best gastronomic experience I have ever done. If you want to know how to do tapas like a local, this is your tour. It was nice to meet people from another country and share this experience with them.

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  9. Emma

    We hired the experience because we wanted to have a good time learning cooking with friends and we were surprised that it was really the pump. The chef is charming, and specializes in Catalan and Spanish cuisine. The workspace can not be better, one of the best! We will definitely go back to try other activities.

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  10. Emma

    We hired the experience because we wanted to have a good time learning cooking with friends and we were surprised that it was really the pump. The chef is charming, and specializes in Catalan and Spanish cuisine. The workspace can not be better, one of the best! We will definitely go back to try other activities.

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