The paella is the most typical and well-known dish from Valencia. Discover how to make this mouthwatering recipe with a professional local chef.
Meet in the city centre of Valencia to begin an unforgettable cooking class divided into three parts:
Mercado Central guided tour
After meeting at the cooking school, stroll to the Central Market of Valencia (Mercado Central) to learn about its history and architecture. This beautiful modernist building was built at the beginning of the twentieth century and is an example of quality in Valencia. Explore its stands, which offer the best products from Valencia’s countryside, and purchase all the necessary ingredients to make authentic Valencian paella.
NB: With the 6 pm tour it is not possible to visit the market.
Once you’re in the cooking school, you’ll be handed your apron and chef hat. Your expert chef will explain how the paella was invented and how it has become one of the most significant symbols of Spanish cuisine.
Then, learn all the steps of a perfect paella and learn its traditional recipe. You will be taught how to cut the vegetables in the right way, making the meat and adding the rice. When the stock begins to boil, you will be offered an aperitif consisting of tomato with olive oil from Valencia, accompanied by typical Valencian wine or artisanal beer.
When the paella is ready, it’s time to eat!
Begin lunch with a salad and next you will try your delicious paella. The meal also includes a drink, dessert and coffee.
At the end, you will be handed a diploma as experts in authentic Valencian paellas.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Adolescents 12-18 years old|
Adolescents 12-18 years oldUS$ 44.40
4 hours 30 minutes.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Paella cooking class.
Lunch or dinner, depending on the option.
Shopping tour in the Central Market (Mercado Central – only in the mornings from Monday to Saturday).
Cooking equipment: chef hat and apron.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Valencia local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Calle Obispo don Jerónimo.