Cooking Classes

Paella Maestro

What you'll do

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Group size: up to 15 people
  • Hosted in: English

Learn step-by-step how to cook your first Paella following my family’s recipe in a charming cooking space located in one the most unique and multicultural neighborhoods of Barcelona, the bohemian district of Gracia. During this cooking workshop, we will also make Sangría, an iconic and traditional refreshment in Spain and while in the region of Catalunya you will be learning to make the most traditional dessert ‘Catalan Cream’, a flavorful, aromatic and creamy dessert.

We will cook all the recipes together and share the tasks just like a traditional Spanish family. Together around one big table with all the necessary fresh ingredients. Some of you will be cutting fruits to prepare the Sangría, while others will be preparing the Catalan Cream or the vegetables for the Paella. Depending on the size of the class, we will all take turns making sure that each one of us have a chance to participate.

At the end of the course we will eat together our communal Paella with a glass of Sangría and completed with the dessert of Catalan Cream.

What's included


Dinner · Dessert

Main course: Paella mixta – a rice-based dish made with chicken, prawns and vegetables.

Dessert: Crema Catalana – an authentic Catalan creamy dessert made of whole cow milk, egg yolks, lemon, cinnamon and cornstarch.



Sangría – one of the all-time greatest Spanish drink made with tasty red wine, refreshing orange juice and fresh fruits . Two full glasses per person.


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Things to keep in mind

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated. Contact us

  • Tree nut allergy
  • Gluten-free allergy
  • Peanut allegry

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Up to 12 guests of all ages can attend.

It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What you will find in our classes

Passionate cooks

Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

Fresh food

Right from the market to the table. 100% local food.

Intimate settings

Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

100% satisfaction

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customers reviews

  •   Great experience overall. Good for those who like to eat and enjoy learning about the history of a dish. Easy to follow instructions to implement when cooking back home. Thoughtfully... read more

    thumb Amanda

      Eladi loves the food and transmit those feelings to the guests! He is very thoughtful and involves everyone in the process. Thank you very much for this experience!

    thumb Karen Ivette

      Fun cooking experience! Learned a lot about cooking Paella and Catalan food culture. Eladi is a great host and very knowledgeable. Food was delicious!!

    thumb Orit
  •   Loved learning the history behind the different dishes. The paella was amazing and I really enjoyed meeting people from all over. Eladi was a fantastic host and I would recommend... read more

    thumb Elizabeth

      Wir haben den Kurs in einer Gruppe gemacht und hatten Spaß auch mit den anderen Teilnehmern. Das Essen war lecker und alles wurde gut erklärt

    thumb Stella

      We expected the experience to be hosted by the host matching the profile, but it wasn't. The host tried her best to teach and take care of everyone. However, not... read more

    thumb Christina
  •   This paella cooking experience was really nice. The host takes his time to explain some relevant information about each dish and also does a really good job in including each... read more

    thumb Fabienne

      The class was amazing!
    It wasn't just about making paella, I was very touched by the story that paella is a dish that creates closeness and intimacy around family and... read more

    thumb Tatiana

      Overall fantastic experience and couldn’t recommend enough. Great value for money, Eladi gives great detail about all the individual ingredients and breaks it downs even for beginner chefs and... read more

    thumb Ben

A 5 STARS experience

star rating  WONDERFUL. Relaxing and absolutely local experience. Great space. Lovely, knowledgeable hostess. I can safely say this (apart from Sagrada Familia and Gaudi) was the highlight of our trip to Barcelona.... read more


star rating  Initially I registered for another paella cooking class, but it was cancelled a day before the class. I looked online and and was glad that i managed to find this... read more

avatar thumb ATan

star rating  Initially I registered for another paella cooking class, but it was cancelled a day before the class. I looked online and and was glad that i managed to find this... read more