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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Best Madrid Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Paella. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great!!!
I highly recommend it
The Chef is full of information and very proffessional.
Of course, the food was excellente

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Not only did I learn how to make Paella, but Fernando our chef also taught the small group how to make a special salad and a tortilla - all of which we ate - plus he made a special dessert for us. If you are looking for a cultural experience with a difference, this is it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

So, far this was the best tour I have done with Viator. Chef Fernando Cler was a great teacher! Very detailed in his instructions and provided nice little tips you would only learn when cooking with your mama. I thoroughly enjoyed this class.

Nurse
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Had a fabulous time.
Group of eleven, we all got involved with preparing the dishes.
We learnt how to cook an authentic Spanish omlette and Spanish paella. Saffron and the right paprika can be purchased in the market below.
Flambé bananas were served to us as we ate the omelette and paella with the only decent Spanish wine while we were in Spain.
Such a good time and all recipes were emailed. Highly recommend.

Nurse
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Had a fabulous time.
Group of eleven, we all got involved with preparing the dishes.
We learnt how to cook an authentic Spanish omlette and Spanish paella. Saffron and the right paprika can be purchased in the market below.
Flambé bananas were served to us as we ate the omelette and paella with the only decent Spanish wine while we were in Spain.
Such a good time and all recipes were emailed. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

My wife, daughter and sis-in -law along with myself spent the afternoon with Fernando in an informative, entertaining and delicious cooking class. We have been to several classes the last couple years and found we learned as much about cooking and cooking skills and tricks as we did about making Tortillas and a wonderful Paella. Fernando is the type of teacher where you feel you have absorbed the information, not just entertained and fed. A Special thanks to Fernando as my daughter is Vegetarian and he made 2 types of Paella, effortlessly. Well worth the cost and more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Best class ever! The chef was very personable, very knowledgeable. Easy to follow and prepare new recipes. Highly recommend this. Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was the perfect size class. There were only five of us and so we all had a chance to do the hand's on work. The salad, Spanish omelette, the paella and the orange fried bananas were great! Our instructor, Fernando, was excellent! He was hilarious and made sure we knew what we were doing and told us how to adapt the recipes to wear we each lived based on altitude. DEFINITELY do this if you can!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was best cooking class I ever attended! Our teacher Fernando was great ant I learned a lot of things. Food and whine was perfect

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Wonderful hands on cooking class. Professional chef taught our small group Spanish omelette, Orange Cod Salad, Paella, Flaming Banana dessert. Everyone got an apron and some jobs to do. Very social time with other guests as we enjoyed our feast, including lovely wines. We had a walking tour of local market prior to starting to gain further insight into culture. Easy to get to on Metro at Goya station. Fun break from touring palaces, cathedrals and shops.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class in Madrid! The class was held at a beautiful, modern market, which was about a 12 Euro cab ride from the Plaza Mayor where we were staying. The chef was very entertaining and informative. First we toured the market and learned about some of the ingredients we would be using. We also had the opportunity to purchase smoked paprika and saffron from the market that were used in the paella, at a much lower price than they would cost in the US. We learned to cook Paella and Spanish Tortilla, with everyone participating in the preparation, and at the end we were given wine and ate our meal while the chef prepared a delicious dessert. There were 6 people in our group and we were the only ones in the class. It was a great experience, enjoyed by all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This class was fabulous!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

I'm so glad we added this experience at the last minute! Fernando was an excellant chef and teacher! He took us around the market and taught us a lot about how Spanish markets are set up and of course, how to carefully choose our meats and fish. The class was amazing...it was just our party of 4 so we had the classroom/kitchen all to ourselves. We truly did learn a lot about spanish cooking and of course, the meals were amazing! Thank you to Fernando for making this experience an unforgettable one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Very good and informative. Plus, the meal we prepared was delicious!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Best of our trip. We loved the class and had lots of fun. The instructor was knowledgeable and fun. A great experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

My cooking class was fantastic and soooo much fun! Chef Julia is an excellent teacher and I learned so much from her in addition to the cooking. We made a paella, Spanish tortilla, Orange and Cod salad and Pears cooked in wine sauce. YUM!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

If there were more than one class when I was in Paris that Julia conducted, I would have gone out of my way to take it. We had a very small class -- just 3 of us -- and it was a morning to remember.

I loved shopping at the market where Julia prompted us to help purchase fresh items from the vendors. We prepared and ate a traditional four-course Spanish meal and still walked away with left overs. I have no complaints at all and hope that I can do this again when I get to Madrid.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

We were a group of 10 people. Some that came from Canada, Romania, and Madrid. We did the class as a group activity with employees from our company. We had a lot of fun, and it was a great experience.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

Group was small and interactive. Allow us to actually do most of the cooking which added to the experience.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

Really enjoyed the cooking school. Going into the market to buy the ingrdients was great. We were lucky that we were the only two participants in the course that day so we got plenty of hands on experience, not sure if this would be so with a bigger group. We made four dishes that all looked and more importantly tasted great. The paella was the best that we had in Spain. Julia was a great teacher, here English is good and here instructions were easy to follow. A great way to spend half a day in Madrid

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

Instructor was very helpful.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2013

A fun way to enjoy the food of Spain.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
February 2014

It was ok in my opinion.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2013

Julia gave recipes which she didnt follow in her class. Paella was greasy. I can get recipes on the internet -she added nothing special for the premium price we paid

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