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Peruvian Cooking Class and Market Tour

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 265 reviews.Cusco, PeruPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Jesus Alexander

4 hours
Peruvian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our Cusco Culinary cooking experience starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical and traditional local market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru, the best chocolate, local cheeses, and traditional bread.

After that, we will walk to our cooking studio, a traditional house from 1922, that is part of the world heritage Cusco center. We start our cooking classes preparing the national drink of Peru , pashion fruit pisco sour. Then, we prepare three traditional peruvian exquisite dishes and a delicious dessert. Our class is full hands on and you will take part in all the preparation. After you we finish we will enjoy all the food and you will have a great peruvian meal.

Our dishes are easy to be converted into vegetarian , so if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is the perfect class for you.

After the class we will also send you the recepies, so then you can share your new talent, as a Peruvian chef, with your family and friends.
Our Cusco Culinary cooking experience starts at San Pedro Market (at door number 1), with a visit to this historical and traditional local market. We will try some of the most exotic fruits of Peru, the best chocolate, local cheeses, and traditional bread.

After that, we will walk to our cooking studio, a traditional house from 1922, that is part of the world heritage Cusco center. We start our cooking classes preparing the natio…

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What's included

  • Food
    Peruvian dishes
    We accomodate to the meal restrictions of our guests....
  • Drinks
    Chicha morada, agua, pisco sour (this drink includes alcohol, but we can pr...
From $55
/ person
Fri, Oct 9
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Fri, Oct 9
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sat, Oct 10
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Jesus Alexander

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 265 Reviews
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I am Jesus, a profesional chef, and I love to cook and meet new people. I studied in Peru and started working in gastronomy since 2006. SInce that time I have worked in many restaurants and in different cities of Peru. I am an specialist in Peruvian gastronomy and Japanese food.

I really enjoy teaching and sharing my experience about Peruvian cooking to people from all over the world. I would love you to be part of my cooking class and learn from it, so then you can make Peruvian food at home.
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Where you'll be

We visit the San Pedro Market, where we get a little taste of local life in Cusco. This is the oldest market in our city and travelers get delighted with this experience.

We prepare the dishes in our cooking studio that is in a colonial house in the center of Cusco. It is well decorated, clean and comfortable. We have heard good comments of it!

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 265 reviews.

Denise
March 2020
We had an amazing time at Jesus’ cooking class! He was very friendly and took time to answer any questions we had. The food was AMAZING, and with his help we were able to cook things we never thought we could! It was a great way to connect with and learn the Peruvian culture. This class was a highlight of our time in Cusco and should definitely be part of anyone’s trip!
We had an amazing time at Jesus’ cooking class! He was very friendly and took time to answer any questions we had. The food was AMAZING, and with his help we were able to cook thin…
Paige
March 2020
This cooking class with Jesus was a highlight of our Peru trip that we will never forget! I am so glad we booked with him, it truly was an experience of a lifetime. From walking through the local market and learning about all of the products, to buying the ingredients we would use during class, and then being able to hands on help cook the wonderful meals with the guidance of Jesus- it was a simply amazing morning. We also meet a wonderful couple from Canada that we were able to share the class with and are now connected with and hopefully will meet again one day! 10/10 would recommend and if we’re ever back in Cusco we will do this again!
This cooking class with Jesus was a highlight of our Peru trip that we will never forget! I am so glad we booked with him, it truly was an experience of a lifetime. From walking th…
Stephanie
March 2020
Had a wonderful time with Jesus in his beautiful kitchen. My boyfriend and I ended up having a private cooking class with him for our first day in Cusco. Walking around the market was great, as was the time in the kitchen learning about Peru and the cuisine. Jesus was a fun and knowledgeable teacher and especially for my boyfriend who is both a foodie and avid cook, it was an awesome afternoon.
Had a wonderful time with Jesus in his beautiful kitchen. My boyfriend and I ended up having a private cooking class with him for our first day in Cusco. Walking around the market…
Lael
February 2020
One of the best experiences I’ve ever encountered!! Jesus was well-informed, helpful and so fun! The food is spectacular and this is truly a one in a lifetime experience! An absolute must-do in Cusco!!
Haley
February 2020
Amazing experience! Great local insight and amazing history of Peru and Peruvian cuisine. So much and a great way to begin our time in Cusco. HIGHLY recommend!
Joanna
February 2020
We had a lovely experience with Jesus - he walked us through the market and stopped at different stalls to share information about Peruvian produce, cuisine, and culture. It was so much fun to pick up the ingredients for our cooking class that was accessible to all levels and delicious!
We had a lovely experience with Jesus - he walked us through the market and stopped at different stalls to share information about Peruvian produce, cuisine, and culture. It was so…

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  • Fri, Oct 9
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Fri, Oct 9
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Sat, Oct 10
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Sat, Oct 10
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Sun, Oct 11
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Sun, Oct 11
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Mon, Oct 12
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Mon, Oct 12
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $55 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
Dairy-free
Gluten-free
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Vegetarian
Fish allergy
Tree nut allergy
Peanut allergy
Egg-free
Pescatarian

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 9 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

More tips

The cooking classes are in the morning and in the afternoon.
* In the morning from 9:00 to 13:00
* In the afternoon from 15:00 to 19:00

What to bring

Optional: Extra money in case participants want to buy some souvenirs