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After a tricky start finding the meeting point due to locals taking us wrong way. we were meet by Najlae and taken to a local stall to buy our fresh ingredients then onto her home. We were shown how make traditional mint tea along with a Lamb tagine and a lemon chicken tagine all served with 3 salads and a fantastic Angel hair dish, all very tasty and expertly taught, we also visited an old bakers were we chose our freshly baked bread and enjoyed this with some local street food before. heading back to sample the delicious food we had made. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone come to Marrakech. Najlae was very good and explained everything and gave you plenty of information to help you with your stay in Marrakech and best of all she shares the recepies with you. A brilliant after spent with our host.
Najlae was absolutely phenomenal! This is a great way to learn the cuisine and the culture in a way that you can’t any other way! She was kind, patient and great to talk to learn about the city and country in a new way.
We had a fantastic time during this cooking class. Najlae is so fun, attentive, talkative and a very good cook! She even gave us lots of tips and information for our stay in Marrakech including the best places she knew of to buy the things we wanted e.g. spices, tagine, lamps etc. And told us how much we should expect to pay
For the cooking class: We started at the meeting point. There were a total of 5 of us, but Najlae said the maximum group size she has can be up to 8. We started by buying the vegetables and fruit we were going to cook/eat at a local shop. The meat was already bought for us. After getting back to Najlae's house, we were then served mint tea with an explanation of how it is traditionally made. She also gave us a selection of pancakes, biscuits and sweets to have for breakfast. Then it was onto the cooking! We all got involved in making both a meat and vegetarian (because we had vegetarians in the group) tagine, as well as a selection of warm and cold salads. Once we had the dishes cooking, we made our way to a local oven/bakery to buy some bread to have with our tagines (It was probably the best bread we had while we were in Marrakech!) After a short walk back to the house, we then all sat down to eat. The food was absolutely delicious. Even though I ended up SO full, I wish we had made more just so I could keep eating it!
Thoroughly recommend this experience, you'll be glad you booked it!
Learn how to make Moroccan dishes such as tanjia, tagine, and pastilla in this traditional cooking class led a local chef. Pick out fresh ingredients from a nearby market, hear cultural insights and insider tips over a traditional tea ceremony, and get hands-on experience in an authentic Moroccan kitchen, before sitting down together with your host’s family to enjoy your homemade meal.
The cooking experience was highly recommended to us just one week before and we spontaneously booked it. It even surpassed our expectations. Our hosts demonstrated authentic Moroccan cooking and involved our small group of three in all the steps. The food was delicious and will be a lasting memory of Morocco.
This was a really great experience. Our hostess, Salma was lovely and patient and took us around the market to buy vegetables and meat. There were only 6 people in our group so we were able to get to know each other a bit.
Chef Khmisa didn't speak much english but she was quite funny while keeping us busy with cutting vegetables, measuring spices and mixing sauces. The meal turned out amazing. I thought I didn't like eggplant but the eggplant salad was delicious. Everything turned out really well and there was loads of food.
The cooking lesson was the perfect way to spend Christmas day. It was a highlight of our trip and I definitely recommend it.
Khmisa and Kawtar, two Moroccan women passionate about cooking, welcome you in Marrakech for a meal at Khmisa's place in the heart of the Medina in the pure Moroccan cuisine tradition and in a family and warm atmosphere. Khmisa, Chef for 25 years now, specialised in Morrocan cuisine and pastry, has worked for several renowned hotel establishments in the cities of Rabat and Marrakech. Kawtar, graduated with a bachelor degree in hospitality and tourism will also assist you during your cooking class and help with the communication between you and the Chef.
At the arrival, we will welcome you with a traditional mint tea and we will discuss with you about the menu choice which will be composed of the most typical best Moroccan dishes. the menu will be starter/ main course/desert. First we will go with Chef Khmisa to the Old Souk . A walk through the souk to buy the fresh ingredient. Once back home, we will start the preparation.
At the beginning we were warmly welcomed by our host for the day and were given a brief as well as interesting introduction in the Morrocan cuisine and spices. Later we were invited to tea before heading to the kitchen where everything was already prepared for us. The chef was a very witty and professional woman who teaches you all important hacks to prepare a delicious Tajine. We also prepared two salads on the side. At the end we received receipts and a tajine form as a present which I found a lovely gesture. I loved this experience very much - thank you
This experience definitely exceeded my expectations: the kitchen was not only really clean, but also nicely decorated, all ingredients were fresh and the recipes were very good. Thanks to the cheff Mrs Habiba we could try indeed the best tajine in Marrakech. In 1 hour course we learned how to do lemon - chicken tajine, berber vegetable tajine, saffron tea and preserved lemons. Planning to return here and try also other cooking classes.
Eating at a traditional Moroccan restaurant in Marrakesh lets you experience Moroccan cuisine, but this Moroccan cooking workshop at La Maison Arabe teaches you how to make the traditional dishes, so you can have them again and again. Use your personal workstation to prepare a meal using fresh local ingredients as you follow a Moroccan cook’s instructions. Then, afterward, you can taste what you’ve made.
Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech
A must-do in Marrakech
, Feb 2020
It was a fabulous half day experience. Visit the local souks to get the ingredients in the morning, different shops for different ingredients. Learnt how to make mint tea, Moroccan salad, chicken tagine, orange slices dessert.
Whilst the tagine is cooking, head to the rooftop, soak up the sun, enjoy the mint tea, and good view of Marrakech.
One of us is vegan. They made a vegan tagine specifically.
Sanae was an engaging instructor. The class was totally hands-on and I appreciated the opportunity to shop for ingredients in the market before beginning to cook. The results were amazingly tasty - better than the tajine I had in any restaurant and the ingredients could not have been any fresher! While the dish cooked, we were able to learn more about Moroccan culture and Sanae answered our questions on daily life. Highly recommended!
Gain a newfound appreciation for Moroccan cuisine during this small-group cooking class, including shopping at the market, preparation of a traditional dish and lunch. Learn some Arabic phrases from your guide to shop at the ‘souq’ (market) for ingredients. Then create a traditional Moroccan meal such as couscous or ‘tagine’ (a meat and vegetable dish named after the pot used for cooking). Finish by enjoying lunch with fellow students in the courtyard of a 'riad,' a traditional Moroccan dwelling. This small-group class, limited to 12 participants, also includes a recipe sheet so you can replicate the dish later.
My friends and I had a great experience with Chef Laila and her nephew Ayoub. We were welcomed into her home and had a great time preparing and cooking our lunch followed by henna painting for those that wanted it. You’ll learn a lot more about spices and preparing food and come away with recipes so you can replicate at home. Ayoub is very happy to chat about life in Morocco and we all came away having had a great day. If you get the chance to go, don’t hesitate.
Fantastic cooking class in a traditional home environment!
, Dec 2019
Fantastic cooking class in a traditional family home! We had the best time with chef Laila, her daughter Fatima and cousin Ayub. We learned the fundamentals of Moroccan teas, salads, marinades, herbs, spices, tegines and dessert. We felt welcomed in her home. It was a great glimpse into the traditional way of life and classic foods all together. We would highly recommend this cooking class for vegetarians as well.
I can’t say enough about how authentic this experience was. Spend a morning with Yasser and Leila and you will not be disappointed. They are gracious hosts who accomodate, inform, smile, laugh and teach. Thank you to you both!
We are a riad, the old moroccan familiar home in the medina.
Walking inside a riad it's like a flashback in the moroccan tradition.
Thanks to our cooking experience our guests will go the traditional Mellah cover market where we will buy all the ingredients for our cooking lesson and like in a traditional moroccan family we will cook together with our chef Aicha and they will discover the secrets of moroccan kitchen and culture.
On request e have gluten free and vegan options
After maximum 1 week our chef they will receive all the recipes by mail
This class was perfect! The chef was personable and a great teacher. We were able to purchase the paella dish and supplies after the class for a discount. Also, the Sangria was AMAZING!!! I enjoyed the class and the paella was the best I had in Spain.
Expand your culinary repertoire during this private Moroccan cooking class, which takes place at an organic farm in the countryside outside Marrakech. A chef schools you on Moroccan cooking and culinary traditions, weaving in fascinating facts about spices, ingredients, and kitchen practices while helping you prepare a meal. After, sit down to feast on the dishes you created.
fun and informative. really enjoyed learning about moroccan cuisine in a relaxed enviroment. particularly enjoyed the spice test. cooked a few dishes dishes which we all sat down and enjoyed eating. prompt collection from riad and dropped back off at the main square. the drive out to the cooking school was also enjoyable, seeing a bit more of marrakech. would recommend.
Explore the flavors and traditions of Moroccan cuisine during a cooking class at a farmhouse outside of Marrakech. Learn to identify aromatic Moroccan spices, cook a full Moroccan meal with classic sides, and enjoy a hearty meal on a terrace surrounded by fruit trees. This Moroccan cooking class includes pickup and drop-off at your Marrakech hotel, with morning tea, snacks, and drinks provided as you cook.
MASTER COOKING "Moroccan traditional cooking workshop"
Tajine Chicken dinner
, Nov 2019
Nothing speaks to understanding a culture like learning to prepare a local dish from a local Chef. In our case it was Sanae. There are 60 or more options for Moroccan cooking classes in Marrakech. We selected this one because it was later in the afternoon and featured a whole meal. We booked our reservation about 10pm the night before and were told to meet our guide in front of a restaurant in the Jemaa El Fna square. About 10 minutes after the designated time our guide arrived and sought us out. She was 28 and had lived in Marrakech for sixteen years or more. To begin with we went to the nearby market to purchase the items for our meal. First, fresh chicken right off the hoof, so to speak. We found an area behind the stalls in the market that had all kinds of foul in crates. Our guide selected the bird of choice and the shop keeper repaired to the butcher to have the bird killed and dressed. If you have not had any similar experiences this one may make you queasy. As a child fortunately my best friend's family had a chicken farm so I was not bothered by the smells and process. After selecting our bird we visited other stalls with a variety of vegetables and selected those we would use for the recipe. We followed our guide as she expertly guided us through the alleys and streets in the back roads of old Marrakech to the Riad for whom she worked. On the roof top a kind of make shift kitchen had been constructed and after riding in the elevator we settled in for our tea making lesion. A bit later we began in earnest preparing the ingredients for our meal. Throughout the session our guide explained in detail the process and the history of various aspects of her culture and our meal. Her knowledge of both was impressive. When completed we sat down to a full meal and conversation. Overall the experience was both impressive, informative and relaxed. Classes usually hold 8-10 people, ours was limited to my wife and I. As a result there was not as much chatter than might have happened with a larger group. Our guide and her assistant were clearly involved in preparing for the instruction which left us waiting on occasion. After dinner our guide directed us back through the streets (alleys really) of Marrakech in order that we might find our way back to our hotel. This was a memorable and informative experience. We have no reason not to recommend it. Learn the cooking, learn the people.
Do you want to impress your friends or continue to enjoy typical Moroccan dishes when you get home? Take advantage of your stay to learn Moroccan cuisine in one of our traditional cooking classes, and share a moment of conviviality during a culinary training followed by the tasting of your achievement during a meal.
Program of the training :
1) Appointment before the Café de France, acquaintance.
2) Direction the walk, discovery of places, products, spices and flavors, make the necessary purchases to prepare the daily specials.
3) Return to the workshop, guided by our cook and equipped with your apron, you will become the chef's day to make an assortment of Moroccan starters, a traditional dish, followed by the desert.
4) Around a meal and accompanied by your kitchen companions you will taste your preparations of the day.
With farm to table you will experience a unique way to cook a traditional Moroccan tajine in an authentic place while learning about Moroccan culture and traditional way of life. As part of this class, you will visit a local market, choose your fresh ingredients you will use on your cooking class, and learn to cook a flavorful Dish.
this was an awesome experience. we made traditional Moroccan pastry cookies and sipped on mint tea. if you take this class, figure out which cookies you like to make and the chef will try to show you how to make them.
Sweet pastries are inextricably bound up with the Moroccan daily ritual, but involve time-honored techniques best-learned from a home cook. That’s what this tea-and-pastry experience offers, with a visit to a local’s private home in Marrakech medina. Meet your host and her family, share traditional Moroccanl tea or coffee, and sample and learn how to make the intricate, filled pastries that accompany it. A choice of time slots provides flexibility.
Delve deeper into Morocco’s home-cooked foods and traditional lifestyle than you could alone on this private market and home-cooking experience in Marrakech. Meet a friendly local host at their home—a riad built around a courtyard— and visit a market for ingredients. Then, return to make several classic Moroccan dishes, such as pastilla meat pies, during a personal cooking class before enjoying them as a home-cooked meal.
Discover the secrets of classic Moroccan cuisine at a cooking class in Marrakech. Choose to make a ‘tagine’ (slow-cooked stew), couscous dish, bread, pastries, or salad, and visit a souk to pick up ingredients. Learn how to create your chosen dish with instruction and tips from a local chef, and take a seat to savor the lunch you helped to create. Ingredients, meal, and return Marrakech hotel transfers are included.
Enjoy your ingredients shopping at the local market
Learn how to make the famous popular Moroccan dish «COUSCOUS»
Fun, immersive hands on experience
Cook with your family, friends, and let us do the dishes
Enjoy a competition of Mint Tea making
Get the recipes and surprise your friends back home
Cook a classic Moroccan meal on a rooftop terrace in the Marrakech medina, and learn the ingredients, spices, and techniques behind your favorite local foods. Visit Jemaa el-Fnaa market to shop for ingredients, then create a series of dishes that you choose from a selection of Moroccan recipes. This 4.5-hour, small-group cooking class is limited to 15 participants for a personalized experience.
Get a more intimate glimpse into Moroccan cuisine during a cooking class in Marrakech—the ideal choice for food lovers and first-time visitors. Taking a cooking class gives you access to ingredients and equipment that you might not normally have access to, while a small group limited to five people ensures that you receive undivided attention from your guide.
Dive straight into Moroccan cooking by learning from a local chef on this express workshop in Marrakech. Visit a cookery school, learn about local spices and culinary culture, get step-by-step tuition on a classic dish and dessert; and savor your creations. Ideal for time-crunched travelers wanting to get acquainted with Moroccan cuisine quickly but in more depth than they can from written recipes; with a handy choice of time slots.
I have been working in many restaurants in Marrakech.I did learn about a lot about cooking. Meanwhile, I feel so good when I am cooking and tasting. I do Speak English; French, Spanish, and a few other languages. My career as a receptionist and a cook makes me a good asset to make this activity. I am always doing a cooking class for my clients in my riad Eva, but now I want to host more people to experience and learn how to cook like a local. I will be there for you at any time and do not hesitate to ask me questions and so on. The price of the activity is So reasonable because it is guaranteed that you will love it. Do not miss that opportunity to discover my skills at cooking.
To know About Moroccan Food Flavours ,Herbs and Spices of Differents Regions , discover the Culinary Art and Moroccan Culture
To Know how to buy Fresh and Local Ingredients from the Market ,Also How to prepare Moroccan Food With Local Family.
Experience a piece of Moroccan culture with a cooking class at a home in Marrakech. You'll join a local host in her kitchen to learn how to make two or three traditional dishes, such as tagine, zalouk (eggplant salad), couscous, or taktouka (a tomato and roasted pepper dip). Then sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.
Experience the traditions and flavors of Berber cuisine during a full-day, private cooking class in a High Atlas village from Marrakech. In addition to cooking alongside a local grandmother, shop for ingredients at a local market, meet women in a Ourika Valley cooperative, and share a 3-course lunch in a family home.
Our shared cooking class will help you discover the Moroccan cuisine and master your cooking skills. Learn with our dedicated local chef and share a meal with other passionate participants from all over the world. Make your own unique Tajine and get to know the secrets behind the most famous Moroccan dish. This cooking class is a great opportunity to learn with the best, master your cooking skills, make unforgettable memories, friends and dishes. A day filled with lots of fun and creativity, perfect for adults and children.
Take in a cooking class of traditional Moroccan food in the morning, then enjoy a Moroccan hammam (Turkish bath) during a 30-minute massage session in Marrakech’s medina quarter in the afternoon. Begin with tea and breakfast, then participate in a comprehensive cooking class, preparing appetizers, an entrée and dessert with the typical ingredients of Moroccan cooking. Lunch is included, of course. In the afternoon, soak up the calm and comfort of a relaxing massage. A local hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Prepare a menu of traditional Moroccan cuisine at a small-group cooking class held in a historic Marrakech riad, where you’ll start with a welcome glass of mint tea. The class uses fresh, simple ingredients and aromatic spices to ensure you’ll be able to reproduce the menu in your home kitchen; when you’ve finished making a fresh salad and savory main course, sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve created.