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Immerse yourself in Madrid’s rich culinary culture with a 3-hour cookery class and tour of a traditional market. Browse stalls bursting with exotic produce at the Mercardo de Torrijos then venture within its esteemed cookery school to learn the secrets of Spanish specialties. Under the guidance of an expert chef, prepare signature dishes like flavorsome paella and Spanish omelet while sampling refined red and white wines. An intimate atmosphere is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 10 people.


  • 3-hour Spanish cooking class in Madrid
  • Explore trendy Torrijos Market before your class starts
  • Cook classic dishes like paella, Spanish omelette and gazpacho, while learning about the national cuisine
  • Eat your creations at the end of your cooking session, while enjoying glasses of wine
  • Take a recipe card so you can re-create your dishes back home!
  • Small-group class with a maximum of 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Madrid Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Paella

Learn how to cook paella in Madrid!

Greet your gastronomical guide at Torrijos Market in central Madrid and browse the colorful array of stalls for appetizing ingredients. Then, stroll into the cookery school within the market with your small group to begin your cookery class.

Gain insight into Spain’s rich culinary heritage from your knowledgeable instructor, learning about the locally sourced ingredients that feature in recipes handed down from generations. Prepare ingredients for signature dishes like paella, a flavorsome rice dish made with seafood and meat, gazpacho, a refreshing cold soup made from ripe tomatoes, and tortilla de patatas, Spanish omelet.

After completing your dishes, settle down to enjoy the fruits of your labor alongside your group and guide. Sip complimentary red or white wines as you tantalize your taste buds with the explosive flavors of Spanish cuisine. Collect your recipes cards before leaving to impress with friends and family with your newfound knowledge of Spanish cuisine.

Customer Reviews

Lisa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Herkko R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We indeed learned how to make paella and had fun. Well organized.

Kathleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience. Guided tour of market and then the cooking class. Food was excellent and instructor was very personable. Best Paella we had in Madrid ! Would recommend without hesitation.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Class was amazing! I learned a lot more than how to make paella, like tortilla espanola, my favorite! Only problem was two Spanish speakers joined our group so teacher translated between English and Spanish. I didn and #39;t mind but it did make class run longer, which I was on a time crunch.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Small group - personal attention. Refinement of familiar recipes and excellent tips to make your home cooking hobby mouthwatering. The paella was mouthwatering, and the orange salad unique. If you fear food, stay home. This is the height of flavors and combinations - of proper seasoning and working with traditional food.

Kathryn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a cool way to spend the afternoon. The instructor was entertaining and the food was delicious. We were able to get a tour of the market and learn a lot about the food in the area. We really enjoyed the class!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great class. Made not just paella, but also a cod fish salad and a Spanish omelette.

Kenneth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was absolutely one of the very best cooking classes I have attended in all my travels. Chef Soy is one of the best instructors, easy to understand and giving you lots of information, not only on the different foods in Spain and how to prepare the dishes he was showing us that day, but really great tips in the kitchen. I will book another cooking class with Chef Soy in the near future, but instead of only a half day, it will be a full day or even a week as he's a master in the kitchen.

Philip S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent cookery lesson. Superb location as well in the market. The food we made was absolutely delicious too!!

Bobby B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent cooking class. The instructor was great. I met some amazing people when enjoying authentic cuisine

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