Learn to cook traditional Colombian food during this 4-hour class in Cartagena. Shop at a local open-air market with your chef/instructor, who will guide you in selecting ingredients for the dishes. In a local family's kitchen, try your hand at making dishes such as empanadas, coconut rice and others; then feast on your work. Round-trip transportation from Cartagena hotels or a central downtown meeting point is included.
4-hour cooking class in Cartagena
Learn how to make traditional dishes like empanadas or coconut rice
Visit a local open-air market to select ingredients
Cook in a family kitchen just outside the Centro Historico
Begin your 4-hour culinary experience with pickup from your Cartagena hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point downtown. Transfer to a local open-air market to meet your chef/instructor. Peruse the market for ingredients you'll use to make the day's dishes. Immerse yourself in the colors, smells and tastes of the bustling local market, learn how locals shop for their daily produce and cooking supplies. Taste exotic fruit juices and fried snacks such as papa rellena, carmanola and arepae'huevo. Once you've collected the necessary ingredients, proceed to the local family's kitchen, in a house located just outside the Centro Historico. Together, prepare the dishes under the chef's direction, then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Get convenient drop-off back at your hotel or in downtown Cartagena after the class.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Apr 2018
We had such a wonderful time getting to know a local family and visiting a local market. I'd love to go back and do this tour again!
We loved the market tour!! Our tour guides were excellent. The food was outstanding!! Only one recommendation-- perhaps the cooking part could be a bit shorter...
Overall, a fun and delicious experience!
I went on this tour with my husband and six year old daughter. We had a great time and my daughter loved helping and eating what she made. The cooking class was nicely organized and we got to help and learn with every step. You will meet and cook with a Colombian family in their home. The cooking space is laid out well for cooking classes. Definitely a fun and memorable experience to add to your trip to Cartagena.
I truly enjoyed Duran Duran and his wife Maria!!! They treated my family like their own!! We had a great time in the kitchen. We learned not only about the Colombian cuisine, but received a day in the life of what a family in this beautiful country goes through. One of the best tours I have been on!
The perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local market and culture. Duran Duran is knowledgeable, funny and a great host. The tour consists of buying groceries at the largest market in the City where you also get to experience exotic fruits and vegetables. It is a collaborative effort to cook lunch and everyone gets a task. You're given menu options and they were all delicious. This tour is great for individual travelers as well as groups. I highly recommend it!
This tour was highly highly recommended. We went with Maria Duran to the market, purchased ingredients for lunch and they went to their house to cook the food. She was gracious and very accomodating. We had a very short time to spend on the tour and they were able to accomodate our needs. Eddie was also fabulous. If you are looking to get involved in the culture of columbia, and do something different, definitely take this personal cooking experience. I feel like I came out with new friends.