Make your own way to Berlin’s Schöneberg district at either 8.30am (Saturdays) or 9.30am (Wednesdays) to meet your guide and small group of no more than four people outside the St. Matthias Church.
After discussing the day’s menu with your guide, head to the Winterfeldtmarket, one of Berlin’s most popular farmer’s markets, to purchase the ingredients needed for your cooking class. Browse some of the 200 stalls, as you shop for organic meats or fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, and herbs and spices. Along the way, listen as your guide points out unique condiments, regional delicacies, Turkish treats, or rare finds such as wild herbs, edible flowers, and foraged mushrooms.
After around an hour and a half at the market, follow your guide back to their home kitchen, a short stroll from the marketplace. Stop along the way at a selection of artisan shops, where you’ll have chance to sample or purchase items such as handmade chocolates or regional wines.
On arrival at your guide’s home, it’s time to get hands on in the kitchen as you whip a 3-course lunch of traditional German cuisine. Pick up tips and techniques from your expert guide as you prepare a variety of different dishes, and learn more about Germany’s rich culinary heritage.
Finally, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor – a delicious home-cooked lunch, accompanied by a glass of German beer or wine.
With your appetite sated, continue exploring Berlin’s Schöneberg district independently or make your own way back to your hotel.