Lindsay explores Madrid's top cooking classes, covering everything from paella and sangria basics to advanced modern cuisine techniques. Madrid offers a range of options for beginners and experts alike.
Discover the best cooking classes in Madrid, where you can unlock the secrets of Spanish cuisine. With its beautiful simplicity and emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Spanish food is easily recreated at home.
As Spain's bustling capital, there's no better place to learn the secrets of Spanish cooking than Madrid. Madrid offers a variety of regional Spanish cuisines and local cooking techniques. Ready to dive in? Put on your apron and join one of these Madrid cooking classes. Before you know it, you'll be mastering a tortilla de patatas that could rival that of any abuela!
Best Cooking Classes in Madrid
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Discover the ultimate cooking experience in Madrid with Devour Madrid Cooking Classes. Led by passionate local chefs, this authentic tapas and paella cooking class in the heart of Madrid's beautiful Literary Quarter (Barrio de las Letras) immerses you in the secrets of Spanish cuisine.
Join the morning tapas & paella class in English and learn to whip up a few classic Spanish tapas after exploring the vibrant Antón Martín Market for fresh ingredients. Then, master the secrets of the best paella as you watch (and help!) create the traditional recipe.
What makes this class unique is the fantastic combination of learning and culture with cooking and technique -- you'll walk away with tips to be able to recreate Spanish dishes at home! Unleash your inner chef and master the art of authentic Spanish cooking.
Full disclosure: I helped put this experience together, so of course, I love it! But I think you will too... Also - it can only run a few times a week, so book early to ensure a spot!
2. Alambique Madrid Cooking Class
For some of the most exclusive cooking classes in Madrid, Alambique is your best bet. They offer experiences focusing on a variety of cuisines and techniques (not just Spanish), and their Madrid courses are great. Your instructor is sure to be an expert chef with decades of culinary experience. You'll prepare the meal under their guidance in a private professional kitchen before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
3. Paella Classes in Madrid
Paella Classes in Madrid are common, which is interesting as it isn't a dish local to Madrid! But one of the most intimate experiences on this list is with Chef Arantxa. The experience actually takes place right in her own home! You'll feel as if you've been invited over to a friend's house as Arantxa shows you how to craft the perfect paella from scratch (homemade stock and all!) in her home kitchen.
For something more central, see the first class on this list, the Devour Madrid Paella and Tapas Class.
See Also: The Best Kitchen Stores in Madrid (so you can pick out the paella pan of your dreams!)
4. Soy Chef
If you want to experience one of the most diverse cooking classes in Madrid, look no further! Soy Chef offers so much more than just Spanish cooking classes. In addition to cooking classes for all levels, they also feature wine tastings, gin & tonic workshops, and international cuisine workshops. Not all experiences are offered in English, so this would be a perfect option for anyone who's up for the challenge of practicing their Spanish!
5. A Punto/Cook Madrid
This two-in-one space nestled in the heart of the quirky Chueca neighborhood will delight both foodies and bookworms!
Cook Madrid's cooking classes in Madrid start with a tour of the San Antón Market, then it's time to hit the kitchen! Learn how to craft delicious Spanish delicacies from scratch under the guidance of some of the most renowned local chefs. The same locale also houses the A Punto Bookstore, home to more than 6,000 cookbooks in both Spanish and English! And as a bonus, they also host wine, beer, and spice-tasting events in their cozy tasting room.
Read more: Learn about Lauren's experiences taking cooking classes in Seville, León, and Vejer de la Frontera. And follow her culinary school journey in a professional culinary school in Barcelona.