4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Pay homage to one of Spain’s greatest culinary delights on this 2-hour paella-cooking class, led by a private chef! In a state-of-the-art kitchen in Granada, learn how to make paella from the very best -- a chef who grew up dining on the dish and has worked in some of the country’s finest restaurants! After assisting with the dish’s preparation and cooking, sit down and eat. In addition to your paella meal, a drink, dessert and recipe are all included.


  • 2-hour private paella-cooking class in Granada
  • Learn how to make Spain’s signature dish from a top chef
  • Assist your chef with the preparation and cooking of a classic chicken- and vegetable-based paella
  • Eat your creation and relax with a drink and dessert
  • Take a copy of your paella recipe at the end of your class

What You Can Expect

Granada Cooking Class: How to Make Paella

Granada Cooking Class: How to Make Paella

Meet your chef in a private kitchen near to Granada’s Calle San Marcos area, and then start your 2-hour paella-making class! Drawing on experience gained in several top Spanish restaurants, your chef will teach you everything you need to know about the country’s classic paella dish.

Originating in Valencia around the time of the Moorish invasion, the dish has grown tenfold in its global popularity, but is still very much a regional dish in Spain -- with different ingredients and methods used in different areas of the country. During your class, make one of the most classic paellas (often served in Granada) with chicken, vegetables, short-grained rice, stock and, of course, saffron -- the spice that gives paella its opulent golden tone.

As your chef talks you through the ingredients, get stuck in and help peel, chop, mix and cook! Learn how to caramelize the meat perfectly, and how to control the heat source under the large flat-bottomed paellera pan so the rice cooks evenly. Like all authentic paellas, your dish isn’t quick to cook, so after roughly an hour of stirring and simmering, your creation will be ready to eat.

Sit down with your chef to savor the fruits of your labor, and relax with a drink and dessert. At the end of your 2-hour session, take a written copy of the recipe so you can impress friends and family back home!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We were a group of 4 couples and all thought this was great, even those that aren't usually into cooking. We would recommend it to anyone travelling to Granada who likes to experience something a little different. Javier was very informative and pleasant. The Paella was delicious and we all can't wait to make one at home. Instructions on the location were accurate, kitchen was very workable although a little hot but once we asked for the air conditioning on it was very pleasant. Well done Javier we wis you well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Javier was fantastic! This tour didn't last as long as we thought it would but that didn't take away from it one bit. This ended up being a private cooking class with just the two of us and the chef, Javier. It was held at his cooking school and we had a hands-on cooking experience making paella. Very well prepared and organized. He even had a flan dessert prepared for our meal and offered us sangria with our meal. I am so excited to go home and make this traditional dish myself. Highly recommend!!

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