Make your own way to La Cuchara de San Marco restaurant in central Quito in time for a 10am departure. After meeting your guide, a professional chef at the restaurant, walk the short distance to Santa Clara Market or La Floresta Market.
Spend time exploring the local marketplace, where you can soak up the lively atmosphere, learn about regional specialties, and sample some local delicacies or exotic fruits. While you’re there, help your guide select the fresh ingredients needed for your cooking class and discuss the various vegetarian or vegan dishes that you will cook.
Back at the restaurant, set to work chopping vegetables, mixing herbs, and blending the sauces, as you prepare an array of dishes, picking up plenty of expert tips and techniques along the way. Finally, sit down to enjoy your home-cooked lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine or beer.
Your tour ends at the restaurant, where you will be presented with a booklet of recipes to take away with you.