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Cooking class: Caribbean Classics with professional chef

Cartagena, ColombiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Emelis

3 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 10 people, private groups available
Caribbean cuisine
Includes food

What you'll do

For about 3 hours you'll be guided into the gastronomy of the Caribbean kitchen. We'll make sure most ingredients are prepared so you can focus on learning kitchen techniques & methods. We want you to have a fun, informal evening where you can relax with a glass of wine and actively learn something of the Colombian kitchen & food. Afterwards, you'll get to eat what you made as well.
Other things to note
Groups of min. 6 to max. 12 people. Aprons are provided for use during the classes, as well as the recipes.
The class includes: all use of equipment needed + dégustation of the plates you prepared. So you better pay attention ;-)
For about 3 hours you'll be guided into the gastronomy of the Caribbean kitchen. We'll make sure most ingredients are prepared so you can focus on learning kitchen techniques & methods. We want you to have a fun, informal evening where you can relax with a glass of wine and actively learn something of the Colombian kitchen & food. Afterwards, you'll get to eat what you made as well.
Other things to note
Groups of min. 6 to max. 12 peopl…

What's included

  • Food
    Caribbean Food

Meet your host, Emelis

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Emelis is a certified chef from PIVA Belgium where she studied and worked for more than 13 years. Currently she's the chef of her own restaurant Solar - Bar & Food and founder of EMEkitchen, a cooking school for entertainment. She loves to share her passion for food and teach people about the different cooking cultures in the world. In this experience we focus on Colombian kitchen and Caribbean food, flavoured with a European touch of creativity.
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Where you'll be

EMEkitchen is hosted in Solar, which is one of the most popular locations in Getsemaní, the coolest authentic neighbourhood of Cartagena. It's a zone frequented by cultural tourists, adventurers, street art lovers and a TOP 10 Neighbourhood In The World, according to Forbes Magazine (2018).

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Lis
March 2020
This was our first cooking class on a vacation and it will not be our last. We had a great time in a small group setting with hands on help from a wonderful chef who obviously loves her profession and sharing it with others. And we had a great translator. The food we prepared and cooked was delicious and will be easy to replicate at home. Highly recommend!
This was our first cooking class on a vacation and it will not be our last. We had a great time in a small group setting with hands on help from a wonderful chef who obviously lov…
Isabelle
March 2020
Emelis and her translator were fantastic. We really enjoyed being able to prepare some classic Colombian dishes in a hands-on setting and learning more about the local cuisine. The small group size meant everyone had a chance to participate and check in with our instructors if we had any questions. As for the food itself, the meal we prepared was delicious, and I can’t wait to try making some of the recipes at home for myself!
Emelis and her translator were fantastic. We really enjoyed being able to prepare some classic Colombian dishes in a hands-on setting and learning more about the local cuisine. The…
Ida
January 2020
Great experience! The food was delicious and so much fun cooking with friends! I highly recommend this experience! It’s a must do in Cartagena!
Ashoka
January 2020
What a great experience! Emelis and Katia were so lovely and welcoming. We got to cook authentic cuisine that we felt we could easily recreate at home. The location was perfect as it's in the heart of the walled city and the atmosphere was fun and vibrant. Would definitely recommend!
What a great experience! Emelis and Katia were so lovely and welcoming. We got to cook authentic cuisine that we felt we could easily recreate at home. The location was perfect…
Tamara
January 2020
Omg! This was definitely the best part of my trip. Emelis is the best! We had so much. Went was meant to be a cooking class, eventually turned into a mini birthday celebration. Love her energy, which translated into the food. Wish I could do it again.
Omg! This was definitely the best part of my trip. Emelis is the best! We had so much. Went was meant to be a cooking class, eventually turned into a mini birthday celebration. Lov…
Jen
January 2020
If you're looking for an authentic and fun experience look no further! This was an AMAZING experience!!! Eme is so much fun and a very knowledgeable chef! We were able to actively participate and I learned so much! You will not regret choosing this cooking class!!! Overall one of the best experiences I had during my visit!!!
If you're looking for an authentic and fun experience look no further! This was an AMAZING experience!!! Eme is so much fun and a very knowledgeable chef! We were able to actively…

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.

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 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.