Paella Maestro Cooking Class

Barcelona, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Eladi

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

What you'll do

Get the taste of a real Spanish kitchen with Eladi and Anna! We have over 2,800 positive reviews. Here's why.

Whether you are with friends, travelling as a family or flying solo, you'll be in excellent company in a warm, inviting space, working together to prepare 3 classic dishes:
♥ Paella Mixta, the iconic rice dish made with chicken, seafood and fresh vegetables
♥ Crema Catalana, or "Catalan Cream", a delicious local dessert flavoured with citrus and cinnamon
♥ Sangria, a fruity and refreshing wine punch

You'll feel what it's like to be in a real Spanish home in our large, rustic-style cooking space in the artistic neighbourhood of Poblenou. Traditionally, a paella is a communal meal with family and friends. That's why you won't be working on individual dishes, but instead collaborating to create your dishes as a group.

You'll be in good hands as you:
✔ prepare ingredients and participate in the cooking process, step by step
✔ learn some history about the dishes you are making, and the origins of the ingredients
✔ share the meal we've made together, and toast to friends and family
✔ get cooking tips and recipes
✔ take the flavours of Spain home with you

Join us and share our passion for food, Spain and life❗
Other things to note
We are happy to adapt to any dietary requirements that you might have, if requested in advance. Our recipes are gluten-free. However, we will be using seafood and meat. Please contact us in advance to let us know about any food allergy so that we can adapt our dishes. Children welcome.
Get the taste of a real Spanish kitchen with Eladi and Anna! We have over 2,800 positive reviews. Here's why.

Whether you are with friends, travelling as a family or flying solo, you'll be in excellent company in a warm, inviting space, working together to prepare 3 classic dishes:
♥ Paella Mixta, the iconic rice dish made with chicken, seafood and fresh vegetables
♥ Crema Catalana, or "Catalan Cream", a delicious local de…

What's included

  • Food
    Main course: Paella Mixta, the iconic rice dish made with chicken, seafood...
  • Drinks
    Sangria, a fruity and refreshing wine punch, the perfect accompaniment to a...

Meet your Host, Eladi

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2,887 Reviews
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☆ I am Eladi, a technology entrepreneur. I learned my life-long passion for food culture from my great-grandmother in the countryside. I want to share this connection to tradition and family with our visitors. I studied at culinary school and previously worked in various restaurants and hotels.


☆ I am Anna, a health anthropologist. I am passionate about gastronomy, and very knowledgeable about the history of food.

We want you to feel like at home with us, amongst family. We would love to hear your stories and make new friends in our beautiful cooking space. We hope later on you'll recreate the experience for your friends and family.
☆ I am Eladi, a technology entrepreneur. I learned my life-long passion for food culture from my great-grandmother in the countryside. I want to share this connection to tradition and family with our visitors. I studied at culinary school and previously worked in various restaurants and hotels.


☆ I am Anna, a health anthropologist. I am passionate about gastronomy, and very knowledgeable about the history of food.

We want you to feel like at home with us, amongst famil…
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Where you'll be

We are located in POBLENOU: the trendiest neighborhood of Barcelona, full of artistic vibes and authenticity. Officially considered as The Urban Art District of BCN. Earlier known as the industrial part of the city, today it's full of great coffee shops, restaurants, art studios, galleries and the most beautiful city beach BOGATELL.  
Perfect area for bike ride or walk. Near the beach, Forum Park and only 10 min. walking to the Ciutadella Park.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 2,887 reviews.

Elena
November 2020
Celebramos un cumpleaños y no podría haber ido mejor. El taller de cocina era dinámico, Ana nos hablaba de los ingredientes que ella utilizaba, diferentes ingredientes que también podían encajar y sus beneficios. El espacio es muy acogedor y también se nos habló de distintos talleres que podíamos hacer en el futuro o adaptarlos a lo que quisiéramos aprender siguiente. Después del taller se nos mandó la receta directamente para replicarla en casa. ¡Muy buena experiencia, un 10!
Kelly
October 2020
Great experience, would recommend to both tourists and locals! Especially in these times we have the opportunity to learn a bit more about our local dishes. I have been living in Barcelona for five years and this is the first time I made paella from scratch! The food was delicious and Ana is an amazing host. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
Amy
October 2020
Ana was an incredible host! From the moment we stepped into her home we felt comfortable and welcome. The food turned out great and her inclusiveness and attention to detail was exceptional. All around great experience!
Abdoul
July 2020
Expérience très conviviale et chaleureuse, Ana est très pédagogue, nous avons appris une recette originale avec des aliments simples et frais.
Sean
July 2020
Anna was great! She really has a passion for cooking and shares the experience with you. The class is very engaging filled with a bunch of knowledge and fun practices. Anna is also very friendly and the time flew by. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that visits Barcelona.
Hope
March 2020
I could write forever about this experience. To start, I booked this experience at the beginning of my trip in Barcelona because I wanted to truly immerse me and my friends who I was visiting with in Catalan culture. Our trip just so happened to be right when the horrible outbreak of the coronavirus occurred and everyone from the US was being sent back to the states. Our experience was the night before we flew home, and I know that all 8 of my 20 year old friends would agree that this cooking experience was our favorite part of our trip. It was rich in friendship, culture, and learning. If I return to Barcelona in the future, I would do it again, thats how much we loved it! Anna was absolutely amazing. She offered so much more to us than teaching how to make Paella. Thanks for taking me and my friends in with open arms, we had a great time!

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.
Vegetarian
Peanut allergy
Gluten-free
Tree nut allergy

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.