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Spanish cooking class; paella & more

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 48 reviews.Benalmádena, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Pepe

2.5 hours
Spanish
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Cook with me the best dishes of Spanish cuisine.

Discover with me the secrets to prepare the most authentic paella, in the traditional way, along with a refreshing fresh vegetable gazpacho and extra virgin olive oil. We do not forget the classic omelette, a perfect starter to share with friends, with our personal touch. A fun class where we talk about the typical products of Spanish cuisine and how to get the most out of them.

It is not a theoretical class, the students are the protagonists, they chop the vegetables and cook the dishes under my careful supervision. You don't need to know how to cook, we guide you through the whole process. And best of all, the final tasting, where you can taste the prepared dishes and discover the authentic flavors of our traditional cuisine, first hand.

You will take a good memory of our class, with all the smells and flavors of our traditional cuisine. We also send you, once the class is over, the manual with the recipes with all kinds of details so that you can cook all the dishes learned at home without problem. Do not miss it!!
Cook with me the best dishes of Spanish cuisine.

Discover with me the secrets to prepare the most authentic paella, in the traditional way, along with a refreshing fresh vegetable gazpacho and extra virgin olive oil. We do not forget the classic omelette, a perfect starter to share with friends, with our personal touch. A fun class where we talk about the typical products of Spanish cuisine and how to get the most out of them.

It is not a theoretical class, the students are the protagonists, they chop the vegetables and cook the dishes under my careful supervision. You don't need to know how to cook,…

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What's included

  • Food
    Tasting
    A vegetarian option for the menu is possible. If you have any...
  • Drinks
    Water and wine, coffee or tea (optional)
From $77
/ person
Thu, Jul 16
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$77 per person
$77 per person
Fri, Jul 17
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$77 per person
$77 per person
Mon, Jul 20
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$77 per person
$77 per person

Meet your host, Pepe

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 48 Reviews
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I am a professional chef and teacher, owner of my own cooking school where I have taught classes for amateurs and professionals for more than 10 years. My passion is gastronomy, something I share on my blog and in my cooking classes. Born in Malaga, I have known Spanish and Andalusian cuisine since I was a child. I also like to travel, which has expanded my knowledge of the cuisine and cultures of Asia and Europe. I love meeting new people and sharing my knowledge with them.

You can visit my blog at: https://pepekitchen.com/
Instagram @pepekitchen
I am a professional chef and teacher, owner of my own cooking school where I have taught classes for amateurs and professionals for more than 10 years. My passion is gastronomy, something I share on my blog and in my cooking classes. Born in Malaga, I have known Spanish and Andalusian cuisine since I was a child. I also like to travel, which has expanded my knowledge of the cuisine and cultures of Asia and Europe. I love meeting new people and sharing my knowledge with them.

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Where you'll be

We will celebrate the course in our house, a great well-equipped and spacious space where we will enjoy a good meal-tasting at the end, once all the dishes have been prepared. Enjoy the views of the sea and the privacy of our villa, in a privileged environment, in the heart of the Costa del Sol.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Lea
March 2020
Loistava kokemus jos haluaa tutustua Espanjalaisen ruan saloihin ja ei sitä jo entuudestaan tiedä ja nauttia tekemästään ruuasta joka oli erittäin hyvää (voisin sanoa paras Paella jota ikinä syönyt). Hyvä illanviettotapa esim. kaveriporukalla nauttia illallinen itse tehden.
Loistava kokemus jos haluaa tutustua Espanjalaisen ruan saloihin ja ei sitä jo entuudestaan tiedä ja nauttia tekemästään ruuasta joka oli erittäin hyvää (voisin sanoa paras Paella…
Jordan
February 2020
Had such a great experience. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make authentic Spanish cuisine, and what better way to do than with a lovely, knowledgeable and relaxed gentleman and a glass of wine?!
Jaen
January 2020
I really enjoyed this experience! Very interesting & it's amazing how Pepe could give more information, not just about cooking itself, but facts that tourists could not have known just by being in Malága or reading brochures. As a chef myself, I liked how clean & big the kitchen is & the facility is complete too. & as an educator myself, I liked how straight & precise the instructions are, even the first-timers in the kitchen would do a great job! I would gladly recommend this experience! It was worth every penny & a sumptuous meal & a bottlle of wine are the perfect touch to cap this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Salut Pepe! :)
I really enjoyed this experience! Very interesting & it's amazing how Pepe could give more information, not just about cooking itself, but facts that tourists could not have known…
Ekaterina
September 2019
Extremely interesting and highly recommended event! Pepe is unique professional, eager to share his knowledge and make everyone feel comfortable. We got real good opportunity to cook Spanish dishes and we definitely will repeat it at home.
Kathleen
September 2019
Pepe made us feel very welcome and got us involved in all the tasks for making the gazpacho, tortilla and paella. We all enjoyed our experience very much and it has given everyone in our group the confidence and enthusiasm to make these dishes at home, with the recipes Pepe kindly sent after the class. Sitting together to eat the lunch we had made was the perfect ending to our class. Would definitely recommend.
Pepe made us feel very welcome and got us involved in all the tasks for making the gazpacho, tortilla and paella. We all enjoyed our experience very much and it has given everyone…
Madiha
August 2019
Great experience. Pepe has great knowledge and passion for what he does. We appreciated his style, generous information, and proper division of tasks between us during the class. We felt like we had a hands-on experience with clear details on how and why we use every step and method . No need for a notebook to take notes as he shares all recipes after the class. However do bring your own Tupperware to take the delicious leftovers with you home.
Great experience. Pepe has great knowledge and passion for what he does. We appreciated his style, generous information, and proper division of tasks between us during the class. W…

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    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $77 per person
  • Fri, Jul 17
    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    $77 per person
  • Mon, Jul 20
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $77 per person
  • Wed, Jul 22
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $77 per person
  • Thu, Jul 23
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $77 per person
  • Fri, Jul 24
    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    $77 per person
  • Mon, Jul 27
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $77 per person
  • Wed, Jul 29
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $77 per person

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Shellfish allergy
Dairy-free
Soy-free
Fish allergy
Gluten-free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Peanut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

More tips

It is a 100% practical cooking class, where students prepare all the dishes and then taste them at the end of the class. From Malaga city you can get there by car or commuter train (Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmádena stop), about 2 kms, then we recommend a taxi or Uber. Total 35 min.