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Cooking Class in Quito with chef + Market Tour with Andres + transport included

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

A new place offers so many new experiences but when you go home, all you have is the pictures of your time there. This Quito Cooking Class and Market Tour with Professional Chef lets you bring home much more than just photos, as you'll learn to make traditional recipes with a gourmet twist in old town Quito.
  • Go on a tour in Quito's Central Market while you pick up fresh produce
  • Enjoy a cooking class in the heart of historic Quito in a colonial building
  • Learn to make three traditional dishes of Ecuador with recipes to take home
  • A morning start time leave your evening free for other plans

Sample Menu

Starter

Traditional Quito Shrimp Ceviche

Served with shrimp cooked to perfection, onions, various tomato textures, and orange juice. (The starter dish can be modified to your requests)

Main

Encocado de Pescado (Coconut Fish Dish)

You will cook the fish with a delicious coconut sauce. The fish is served with yellow rice, plantain chips, and a garden salad.

Dessert

Chocolate Soup

The dish includes a variety of Ecuadorian fresh fruits and a chocolate sauce made with real Ecuadorian cocoa and a bit of liquor.

Starter

Locro de Papa (Potato Cheese Soup)

The Locro de Papa is a classic dish from Quito. It is a savory dish, with tons of cheese, potatoes and decorated with an avocado rose.

Main

Chicken Tamales

Tamales are made in an achira leaf and cooked in a special pot for tamales. They are fun to make and very tasty.

Dessert

Quimbolito Quiteño (Fluffy cake in a leaf)

Quimbolitos are awesome, they are a traditional dessert in Quito, a fluffy cake steamed inside an achira leaf.

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Tour of Central Market and Cooking Class
  • Apron and chef hat for cooking
  • Soda/Pop
  • Recipes
  • Extra food and drinks not mentioned on itinerary
  • Tips for the chef/guide

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

We can pick you up from a hotel in urban Quito. If you are staying in the Historic Center we will stop by your hotel and walk to the market with you. If you are staying close to the airport we can pick you up but that will incur a $35 dollar surcharge roundtrip.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cooking Class in Quito with chef + Market Tour with Andres + transport included?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Cooking Class in Quito with chef + Market Tour with Andres + transport included?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Cooking Class in Quito with chef + Market Tour with Andres + transport included?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cooking Class in Quito with chef + Market Tour with Andres + transport included?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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A great cooking experience
Monica_D, Aug 2022
The recipes were so different from the usual. The flavors were wonderful. Anyone who enjoys cooking would enjoy the experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Monica, thanks for the good review. Im happy you gals had a good day visiting the market and doing the cooking class. Have a great time in Ecuador.
I had a great time...
Whitney_M, Jul 2022
I had a great time cooking and learning about all this delicious food. I loved being able to taste and learn about all of the delicious fruit 😋
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Whitney, thanks for the good review. im happy you had a great time! The cooking class is really fun, and it was cool you got Chef Edwin to teach you about the fruits and Ecuadorian cuisine. Have a great time in Ecuador. Best regards... Andres
We highly recommend this...
Gabe_A, May 2022
We highly recommend this class if you have the time! It was the favorite thing we did while in Quito!
Response from Host, May 2022
Ohhh how cool of you to say that Gabe! Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm so happy you had a great time with Karen at the market and the cooking class. It's a bummer I was not able to be there with you guys. Hope the rest of your travels in Ecuador are great. Cheers!
Fun and interactive cooking class in Quito
krithika_p, Apr 2022
Our cooking class with Andres and Edwin was one of the highlights of our time in Quito! After picking us up from our hotel, Andres took us to the local markets where he explained all the different fruits, vegetables and meats found in Ecuador and used in traditional cooking. We then went to his beautiful cooking school in the old town, where chef Edwin took us step by step through 3 traditional dishes. We made a potato and avocado soup, tamales and finished with some fresh local fruit and chocolate. Edwin was fun, interactive and very informative. Would recommend this experience to anyone wanting to experience something different in the city!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Krithika, thanks for the wonderful review! Im so happy you had a great time during the tour. You guys were really fun and Edwin had a great time with you as well. Cheers!
relaxing and fun
Erik_O, Apr 2022
We had a great time from beginning to end: going through the market to learn about some local foods and juices, sampling a couple of things there, and then prepping and cooking our soup, entrée, and dessert. Everyone was friendly and fun. And we enjoyed our guide so much that the four of us did another tour with him a couple of days later.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Erik and gang. I had a great time with you guys! Definitely the fun group :) The cooking class was boss and the market tour was cool. Hope you had a good time in Otavalo too. Keep in touch guys, see you when you come back. Cheers!
Great cooking class!
Lynn_M, Mar 2022
Wendy, Amy and I had a blast with Andres - he was very informative and personable! We especially enjoyed the market before the cooking class, trying local fruits and the mote! Of course the cooking class was the highlight and we look forward to trying the dishes at home! Great location, would definitely consider staying at that hostel the next time we're in town. Would love to take another cooking class with the same chef as well. Would recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn about local cuisine. And we made new friends!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi gals, Im so glad you had a great time during the market visit and with the cooking class. It was cool seeing you at the market again the next day. I had a blast with you gals and the other two girls that joined in. Mote is good stuff! Hope to see you back here in Ecuador, Im creating a cool cooking class and foodie tour that would be perfect for you gals. Thanks for the review. Cheers!
Perfect first day in Quito
Kelly_P, Mar 2022
Market tour was awesome. Andres our driver was fantastic. The chef and her helper were knowledgeable and helpful in the kitchen. Food was excellent. Overall an excellent first day in Quito
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi gals, thanks for the wonderful review. I also had a blast with you at the market and during the cooking class. You two are too cool for school. Hope you have a fantastic time in Galapagos. Keep in touch and hope to see you again. Cheers!
Excellent fun and food
sjori, Dec 2021
This was absolutely so much fun for our family. Everything was on time and well organized. The food was absolutely delicious and so fun to eat some of the local foods and fruits.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Im so happy you guys had a great time. It was fun to visit the market and I know you enjoyed the cooking class. Hope to have you back someday.
Don’t miss this class!
Leah_G, Jun 2021
Our guide andres was so warm friendly. He made the class so enjoyable. He introduced us to new fruits and vegetables we have never seen. The food we made was incredible- we are definitely going to try these recipes at home. We have done cooking classes all over the world but honestly this was my favorite
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Hi Leah, that´s so nice of you to say. I had a great time with you guys and Im so happy you had a great time in Quito and with the cooking class. You gals were awesome :) The day we spent roaming around Quito was so fun! Keep in touch!
Edwin is delightful
Michael_N, May 2021
Edwin is delightful and the food we prepared was delicious. Quito was in total lockdown except for tourist events. We loved the experience we went back for dinner! By the way, Hostel Masaya is wonderful we wished we would have stayed there. The rooms are nicer than most hotels and the facility is very well kept.
Response from Host, May 2021
Hi Michael. thanks for the review. I'm glad you had a good time in Quito despite the lockdown. Safe travels.

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