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Moroccan Cooking Class With Chef Najlae !

Marrakesh, MoroccoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Najlae

4 hours
Moroccan
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

We will start the day (depending on morning or afternoon session) at 9h30 or 15:00.

Hello! Thank you for choosing to spend your time with me! I hope you have a wonderful experience. I have written down a general itinerary of what we will be doing. Please take a minute to read through it.

We will meet at the local pharmacy near my house, as my house is a little difficult to find.

We will then buy some vegetables and fruit from the local market and go back to my house, which I share with my two beloved dogs and my family, and is in the heart of the old Medina. After learning how to brew some traditional mint tea, we will sit down and have tea and traditional Moroccan biscuits and cakes to start off with.

The fun then begins! We will start by preparing our main meal, which I will guide you through. This will be based on what we pick up at the market. I will take you step-by-step through the spices, herbs and cooking techniques we use to make an authentic Moroccan meal. The preparation can be as fast or as slow as you like!

After finishing the cooking, we will visit the local bakery to pick up fresh baked bread for our meal, and hopefully the meal will be ready by the time we get back! Once back, if you prefer, Rachida will happily do some stunning henna patterns on your hands whilst I prepare the table.

I love sharing stories about my culture and also hearing about yours and I love to be helpful so when we dine together, please do let me know if you have any questions about Marrakesh, from acceptable prices for spices in the markets to places of interest in the city. Please also let me know if you have any allergies to any food or to dogs. See you soon!
Other things to note
Thank you for telling me if you have special wishes or dietary restrictions.
Classes take place every day of the year and can accommodate from 2 to 8.
The class start at 9h30 AM.
The class start at 3pm in the afternoon.
We will start the day (depending on morning or afternoon session) at 9h30 or 15:00.

Hello! Thank you for choosing to spend your time with me! I hope you have a wonderful experience. I have written down a general itinerary of what we will be doing. Please take a minute to read through it.

We will meet at the local pharmacy near my house, as my house is a little difficult to find.

We will then buy some vegetables an…

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What's included

  • Food
    Breakfast !
    Moroccan Crepes.
    Lunch.
  • Drinks
    Moroccan Tea With Pastry
  • Equipment
    I have all the necessary equipment for the preparation as well as all the e...
From $29
/ person
Wed, Dec 16
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$29 per person
$29 per person
Wed, Dec 16
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$29 per person
$29 per person

Meet your host, Najlae

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 591 Reviews
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Are you ready to attend a live lesson in Moroccan kitchen, and have a good moment to discover and learn our famous typical meals as well? Are you ready to prepare them easly by yourselves? Yes you're in the right place..
So don't think too much and let's join me in my kitchen, I'm Najlae and I'd like to share with you the enjoyment in cooking, and also the Intertainment to get a knowledge about our rich and traditional kitchen, spices and many products used in this field as well.
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Where you'll be

You will visit my house, and before starting our course we will leave bought our ingredients in a local souks; as well as the old bakery where we brought our bread for lunch we will share with you our life and our culture.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 591 reviews.

Zoe
March 2020
The food we made was amazing and I will definitely be making it again back at home. Najlae is lovely and a really good teacher. Would recommend
Douglas
March 2020
This whole experience was amazing. I loved every single dish, and I loved learning how to make it. My friend and I already have plans to go back to America and remake some of these dishes. Finding Najlae in the beginning was a bit hard, but it was so worth it. She is so kind, and it feels like she genuinely cares about her guests. I could not recommend the experience more!
This whole experience was amazing. I loved every single dish, and I loved learning how to make it. My friend and I already have plans to go back to America and remake some of these…
Coralie
March 2020
Un cours de cuisine excellent mais surtout une véritable expérience humaine. Avec l'arrivée du covid-19 les conditions au Maroc étaient un peu particulières mais Najla nous a fait oublié le temps d'une matinée tous nos tracas. Elle est très bienveillante et attentionnée et nous avons adoré discuté avec elle de sa quotidien et sa culture. Le cours de cuisine était top et complet et elle nous a donné plein de tips pour la suite. Je vous recommande Najla et son expérience à 1000%
Un cours de cuisine excellent mais surtout une véritable expérience humaine. Avec l'arrivée du covid-19 les conditions au Maroc étaient un peu particulières mais Najla nous a fait…
Fern
March 2020
Great afternoon. Lots of fun preparing the dishes and then eating a delicious meal altogether. Learnt a lot about Moroccan life and culture too, plus some great tips and local recommendations for the rest of our trip. Thank you for a wonderful time:)
Great afternoon. Lots of fun preparing the dishes and then eating a delicious meal altogether. Learnt a lot about Moroccan life and culture too, plus some great tips and local reco…
Marie-Claire
March 2020
If I could, I'd give even more than 5 stars for this wonderful experience! Najla was well prepared and is an amazing person. The walk around her quarter to get all the ingredients gave a great and authentic insight into the "real" Moroccan life, far away from all the touristy spots around the city. The food we prepared was so delicious and Najla provided many information about the spices we used and what to take care of when using them. I'll definitely try making some of the dishes at home. Najla told us about her culture and traditions but and also gave many helpful tipps for the rest of our trip. She was really welcoming and we had a great afternoon in her house. Thank you! :)
If I could, I'd give even more than 5 stars for this wonderful experience! Najla was well prepared and is an amazing person. The walk around her quarter to get all the ingredients…
Allyson
March 2020
This was a once in a life time experience I will remember forever. Najlae was so kind and inviting. The shared experience of cooking amazing food with the group and learning Moroccan culture was everything I expected and more. I highly recommend this experience and will do it again if I visit Marrakech in the future!!
This was a once in a life time experience I will remember forever. Najlae was so kind and inviting. The shared experience of cooking amazing food with the group and learning Morocc…

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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

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Your camera to take memories !!