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Bespoke Paella Cooking Class

Socarrát to ya!

Whether you know the basics of paella making or not, whether you even like cooking or not, this class is a lot of fun!

About our Paella Cooking Class

People are asking me to teach a paella cooking class, so here it is, a paella for the people!

Let’s get it straight, the authentic paella from Valencia is for a certain, niche occasion that we will explain in detail. The advanced paellas that have evolved from this – anything from seafood marisco to surf’n’turf aka mar y montaña or vegan – is where we are today.

In Barcelona and Spain, the world of paella is vast and I intend to show you everything I know as a specialised paella chef (Diploma from Michelin-star Hofmann Culinary School in Barcelona). Are you ready?

a lovely paella
Sorry, what’s socarrat again?

Thank you for asking. It’s that bit at the end of paella cooking that separates the grain from the chaff or man from beast…you get the idea. Socarrat means “to singe” but in culinary terms, it means so much more. With socarrat we get the final crunchy punch that brings our paella together.

Class Details

What you can expect from this Paella Cooking Class

I will guide you through the steps, working from scratch with our market-fresh produce (A market trip can be worked in to this class, subject to availability), we literally build a paella as a group in my Savour Academy kitchen.

Paella Options

The options for what type of paella we make depend entirely on you and range from my my rock’n’roll vegan paella (I kid you not!) to a traditional Catalan surf’n’turf such as Del Senyoret or the favourite Paella de Marisco or the not-for-the-faint-of-heart Valencian paella. The paella world is your oyster, your mussel or whatever you want it to be!

Paella Cooking Class with Seafood

Additional information

Duration:

3 hours aprox.

Schedule:

Dinnertime 18:00 – 23:00, Lunchtime 11:00 – 16:00

Price:

€79 (4-10 people), €99 (2-3 people)

Includes:

Cooking class and materials, Wine pairing with the meal

Group size:

From 2 to 10 people, Option for larger group

Dietary option:

Under request

What people are saying about our Paella Cooking Class

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

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 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, ...
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 her co-chef were flexible & fun hosts and the food was super tasty. Was a really lovely experience, thank you!
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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