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About Savour Academy

About Savour Academy venue in Barcelona cooking and wine tasting school

HERE’S TO THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Every road taken has shaped this path…to cooking up food and wine events with you in Barcelona!

Savour Academy is my passion project in food and wine events in Barcelona.

Since 2017, Savour Academy has been evolving as a cooking school, wine academy and culinary hub for Barcelona residents and visitors to the city.

Here in my spacious gastronomy school, you can learn about local and international cuisine with wines of course!

The Founder

About Zara

Hello, I’m Zara Patterson, originally from Northern Ireland but Barcelona has been my home since 2006.

Although my uni background is in PR and Events, my natural progression in gastronomy along with years of wine training has led to sommelier accreditations from WSET (Level 2 Award in Wines) and Gremi de Restauració (Sommelier Diploma).

At Escuela Hofmann I have undertaken their Michelin-star specialisation diploma in paella, to take my cooking classes at Savour Academy to the next level.

For the sustainability cause, I also received my Environmental Management qualification from Foment Barcelona.

With Savour Academy, I’m combining my love of creative culinary events and hosting in my favourite place in the world. I like to share original, sustainable and fun experiences; preferably with food and wine, based in Barcelona.

So let’s share some foodie stories and a glass of wine. Find me on Instagram or Facebook – I look forward to meeting you!

What people are saying about Savour Academy

Shirley

You will love it, so do it!

One of the highlights of our 3 ...
Shirley

You will love it, so do it!

One of the highlights of our 3 month trip through Spain was to learn the tricks n tips of cooking traditional paella with Zara. A really personalized and fantastic experience.
Shirley
Shirley
Mark Share

Cooking with Zara is an absolute joy

She has tremendous knowledge about making paella...
Mark Share

Cooking with Zara is an absolute joy

She has tremendous knowledge about making paella and she led us through all of the steps. We started by shopping at the Mercat d’Hostafrancs. Then we went to her venue, broke open the cava, and then prepared the broth, soffrito, shellfish, and put it all together. We had ordered paella at one of Barcelona’s best restaurants just a few days ago, and the one that we made with Zara was so much better. We are confident that after experiencing this cooking class, we now have the knowledge and skills to follow Zara’s recipe at home to make a really good paella. If you want to learn to make paella, learn from Zara - we’re glad we did.
Mark Share
Mark Share
Kayleigh Toyra

Fun foodie hen do evening

Great, relaxed evening making two paellas. Zara and ...
Kayleigh Toyra

Fun foodie hen do evening

Great, relaxed evening making two paellas. Zara and her co-chef were flexible & fun hosts and the food was super tasty. Was a really lovely experience, thank you!
Kayleigh Toyra
Kayleigh Toyra

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Why choose our Food and Wine Experiences

Enjoy a cooking class, wine tasting, supperclub and much more!

Sustainability

Sustainability

I strive for zero waste in our events and to buy locally, for fresh, seasonal and sustainable products wherever possible.

Experienced Hosts

Experienced Hosts

All Savour Academy experiences are provided by trained, well-seasoned and really fun experts in their field!

Great Service

Great Service

Your enquiries are always welcome and a positive, memorable service is 100% priority.

Unforgettable Experiences

Unforgettable Experiences

Make your Barcelona memories here at Savour Academy, with food and wine experiences that you'll talk about as much as I do!

About Savour Academy

Savour Academy is a relaxed venue for you to learn about wine and much more. The space reflects the quirky vagabond soul of Barcelona, created by my own hands using upcycled and vintage finds.

Here from my second home I host wine tastings, cava sabrage, cooking classes and supperclub pairing events.

FAQ’s

Let’s Cook, Wine & Dine Together!