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Small-Group Boozy 7-Recipe Brazilian Cooking Class in Rio de Janeiro

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the culinary scene of Rio with this interactive activity at a small cooking studio. Learn about the flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques specific to Brazilian cuisine from your instructor. Cook a meal where you learn to prepare several dishes and drinks, and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. The class is limited to ensure an intimate experience and personalized attention.
  • Discover Brazilian cuisine during a cooking class in Rio
  • Small group allows for a more personalized experience
  • Learn how to cook a delicious Brazilian recipe
  • Enjoy your creations paired with drinks

Sample Menu


Lime Caipi


Fried hallal cheese with spicy guava jam


Flambeed Fried sausage

sausage and onions flambeed in cachassa (Brazilian rum)


Picanha steak or Seafood Moqueca

Oven baked Picanha steak served with cassava or our fish moqueca stew served with rice. Both come with farofa.


Banana farofa


Buttered cassava

made to serve with picanha menu


Garlic white rice

made to be served with moqueca menu


Brigadeiro (Brazilian fudge)

This will vary according to the exotic fruits available or the sweets our chef produces in her farm, like brigadeiro or doce de leite

What's Included

  • Cooking class
  • 6 Food recipes
  • Caipis! All you care to make and drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages, Optional Chilean wine (red or white) for only R$60

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • R. Sambaíba, 304
    R. Sambaíba, 304 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-140, Brazil

    apt 107, chef Nicole

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the Leblon neighborhood of Rio to a small cooking studio for your evening of hands-on learning. Meet your instructor and a small group to begin your Brazilian culinary adventure. No experience is necessary, and you're bound to learn something new about Brazilian cooking and culture whether you're a novice or an expert chef.

Your group will choose between two traditional Brazilian dishes, a popular Pichaha steak class or a Bahian seafood Moqueca. Each choice is accompanied by two appetizers, bottomless caipirinhas, and a simple Brazilian dessert.

Listen as your instructor guides you through the process of making the dish, taking notes if you like. Most of the ingredients used in these dishes can be found all over the world, so you'll be able to recreate them at home.

After the meal is prepared, sit down with your instructor and your new friends to toast your efforts and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Maximum of seven people per class
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Operated by Cook in Rio

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Super fun
Adrianna_O, Mar 2023
Super happy atmosphere, flexibility and friendliness all around. It was a pleasure to learn new recipes with Nicole and would definitely do it again
Nice Evening
Richard_M, Feb 2023
Enjoying a personal evening with Chef Helen learning how to make various Brazilian dishes and drinks.
Helen was wonderful.
Rebecca_C, Feb 2023
Great cooking class with Helen who was fun and informative. Great food. Helen definitely gets a 5 star rating. I am only giving the company a 4 since our original class was cancelled same day due to a different chef personal problem. That left us with a day with no other plans. However, the owner did a great job of service recovery by booking us to another night (with a slight change in menu) and gave us a great bottle of wine which we shared with the other 2 people in the class. I would highly recommend a class with Helen.
Roger_G, Feb 2023
Fabulous evening - a real insight into Brazilian life through food. It's a must for visitors to Rio.
Must do cook like a local
Paul_B, Jan 2023
This is a must do. Nicole is a beautiful and welcoming host. The food she planned for the course was a great introduction into some traditional Brazilian dishes as well as giving us an opportunity to cook and learn ourselves. We laughed and had an incredibly fun time. You get time to also chat to the other people in the course so this is a great way to learn more about Rio and can give you tips on other things to do while visiting.
Such a BLAST!
Tosha_B, Nov 2022
Chef Simone is amazing!!!! She made the whole experience so great!!!! I would most definitely do it again! We all had a great time!!!!
A delightful evening of food, drinks & conversation!
Jocelyn_M, Nov 2022
A delightful and culturally enriching experience. Prior to cooking we enjoyed the caipirinhas we prepared on the rooftop with an amazing view. Patricia, our host, is a great conversationalist. Her beautiful home was the backdrop for not only learning to cook moqueca. We learned to properly pronounce several words/phrases; she provided recommendations for food, entertainment and shopping; and of course step by step instruction on making the primary dishes.
A Must Do!
Vanessa_M, Nov 2022
We had a fantastic evening cooking with Nicole and Manu in their home <3 The dishes we easy to follow and left lots of room for us to chat and learn about our hosts & Brazil. Tags: great hosts, vegan-friendly, good for friends or couples, brazilian home-cooking, boozy (best-caipirinha!)
Best cooking class ever
Isadora_M, Sep 2022
Best cooking experience I ever had! She is amazing! We cooked moqueca and it was phenomenal! We also made appetizers and drinks.
Cooking class in Rio!
LeahChristiaC_C, Apr 2022
Chef Simone took great care of us during this experience! She taught us a lot about the history of Brazil, the food, the people, and of course taught us how to make delicious snacks, dishes and drinks. I was a little bummed that we were the only two people, I'm used to cooking classes with a bunch of people to share the same experience but nonetheless she was amazing and kept us entertained! She even gave us great recommendations for shopping and more food!
Convivial foodie experience
Leslie_J, Apr 2022
Great meal, learned some things about food and Brazil. Looking for Dende Oil now so I can make the meal.
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Chef Simone is awesome,...
Shayanna_B, Apr 2022
Chef Simone is awesome, very authentic and genuine. Class was very intimate and hands on. Cooking should be fun and this was nothing short of that
Lively, cultural evening of food and friends.
Amy_G, Apr 2022
We had so much fun cooking with Chef Simone. She is very dynamic, friendly and speaks great English! We met 3 other people and a good time was enjoyed by all. The food was very fresh and tasty. We brought some of our own wine and that worked out well too. I highly recommend this to learn more about Brazilian cuisine and culture.
Great Experience
RAVEN_S, Mar 2022
Chef Simone was awesome! She had a wealth of information about Brazilian culture. I learned more than expected. She is knowledge about the food culture and even gave meal preparation tips. Only me and another person from my group of 18 decided to book a cooking class and they definitely missed out. The food and Caprihina's we prepared were great! I would definitely recommend this experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
thanks you Raven! we loved your participation and the liveliness you brought to our class!
Fantastic Experience!
Shayhan_P, Feb 2022
Amazing host, fantastic experience and great ingredients! We would highly recommend this class! Thank you to Chef Simone!
Excellent time and food
Kim_A, Dec 2021
Simone was absolutely incredible. Extremely friendly and a joy to be around. We spent as much time talking and getting ideas to explore more as cooking. The food was great, but her company was even better. Thanks for making us gringas feel at home! Beijos!!
Great evening activity
Lori, Sep 2021
Simone was such a delight in the kitchen! She is so knowledgeable about Brazilian history and cuisine, we learned lot. We especially loved the appetizers. We'll be making some of these at home.
Amazing food /great people this is a Rio must do
Chloe_E, Feb 2021
This is a must do in Rio. Simone is amazing she really makes this experience, her knowledge of Brazil food culture and music is amazing as well as her passion for cooking. The food was delicious & it was a very enjoyable evening with 2 very inspirational women (Simone and Tina 10/10)
Lots of fun
Michelle_B, Mar 2020
Highly recommend. Chef Simone was energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable. She immediately makes you seem part of her family. This was so much fun. I definitely recommend to everyone (you don’t need to have cooking experience)
One of the highlights
Kiki_A, Feb 2020
This was one of the most favorite things from my visit to Rio learned a lot about authentic Brazilian Cuisine and once you have that Brazilian Drink named Capriani you want it anymore but from Chef Simone's cooking class. Chef Simone is a delightful soul inside and out. She has a wealth of knowledge about the Brazilian culture and history. this excursion I would say is a MUST!! Do in Rio JANERO.... The way she taught was great she was funny very informative and the meal that we prepared with our own hands we got to eat absolutely delicious. I would give it more than five stars if I could.


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