Cooking Class - Traditional Paella Valencia

Let Chef Mario show you how to make real, authentic paella from Valencia!

Valencia, a city on the East Coast of Spain, is full of culinary inspiration, and Chef Mario will showcase some of these divine and unique flavors in this class.

Chef Mario will share with you that the best way to make classic Spanish paella is from the Valencian people. He will show you how to create this beautifully aromatic and flavorsome dish in the traditional manner that his mother has used. You will be privy to divine chef secrets as you create a dish straight out of your dreams! Sit back and enjoy your creation.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Group, Spanish

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Saskia B.


30 Jul 2019

Mario is a very proud and fun Spaniard, yet born and raised in Paris. Family man he is, he learned to cook the Valencian paella to perfection; we have never experienced anything like it, the knowledge, flavors, simplicity and relaxed air with which he cooks are just pure elegance. Amazing meal and such fun conversation. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Glenn H.


21 Jun 2019

Chef Mario was a fantastic host. He clearly loves to cook and that showed in his preparation of the Paella. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time. I would whole heartily recommend this experience with Chef Mario



15 Mar 2019

I purchased this experience for my husband who loves cooking and trying new foods. Besides being an extremely picky eater, eating has always just been a task I need to do for substinance and the faster I could do it the better so I can do other things. I've never understood when people made a fuss over food. Mario had his worked cut out for him with getting me to eat much of anything. My husband loving everything was expected but Mario's meal literally changed my mind about food. Homemade Sangria and Valencia Olives started our fantastic adventure with Chef Mario as we began the main meal. We have never had Gazpacho before and I was a bit hesitant about eating cold soup but this was one of the most delicious things I have ever had and with Chef Mario's teaching and culinary skills, I could taste and identify everything that was added. We had to stop eating it all because we knew we would be too full for anything else if we finished. Beginning the Paella Valenciana as the main entree', Chef Mario had great stories of the food in Valencia along with great tips in cooking. We could smell each ingredient as it was added while Chef Mario explained what every ingredient is used for. After the Gazpacho, I was already looking forward to the Paella. Something I never would imagine myself saying about any meal. We had to take home more than 1/2 of the amount of Paella Valenciana because we were just so full. Finally beginning the homemade Churros con Chocolate, was something we've never had either. We made the Churros and the Chocolate served in coffee mugs like hot chocolate would be. Though bursting at the seams, we had to have a bite or two and it was spectacular! I imagined us making this unique dessert experience for friends and family. Finally, Chef Mario gave all all little to-go packages for the remaining food and it remained in our refrigerator for 1 day before it was all gone. The CozyMeal experience itself was already a 10. Chef Mario made it a 20. We would definitely recommend Chef Mario to anyone looking for a great authentic Valencian meal made by a superb chef!

Meet your chef

Chef Mario
Chef Mario Verified chef

Over the last several years, Chef Mario has been busy honing his culinary skills in a variety of upscale French and Spanish restaurants. Most recently, Chef Mario could be found in the kitchen of one of Miami’s best French Mediterranean restaurants. Now, Chef Mario has gone out on his own to follow his passion by launching a paella catering and delivery business as well as teaching an array of outstanding cooking classes!

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