Cooking Class - Traditional Spanish Paella

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Learn how to make authentic Spanish seafood paella completely from scratch.

In this interactive cooking class, Chef Gustavo will teach you how to prepare three classic Spanish recipes centered around a gourmet seafood paella. As you cook, you'll also learn all about Spanish food culture.

Begin by making a refreshing gazpacho with fresh tomatoes, then prepare the entrée: Paella de mariscos studded with a variety of fresh seafood and spices. Chef Gustavo will teach you how to perfectly cook the rice so it stays fluffy and how to bring out the flavor of the seafood. End class with a rich crema catalana that's made in advance.

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

Tomato Gazpacho

Paella de Mariscos

With a variety of seafood and rice

Crema Catalana

Made in advance

Meet your chef

Latin American cuisine is what Chef Gustavo is all about. As the owner and executive chef of Rumba Cafe in Adams Morgan for 20 years, he understands this cuisine more than anything else. His inspiration comes from his own travels through Latin America, the Caribbean, France, Spain, and more. He studied at L’Academie de Cuisine, and is fluent in French fare, as well. He is available to teach classes in both English and Spanish.

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Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Gustavo

Chelsea G.


12 Jan 2022

Chef Gustavo was nothing less than absolutely fabulous! His home is so warm and inviting and he is so full of wisdom and passion for cooking that we were completely blown away! The food was absolutely incredible and he taught us everything so we can make it at home! We will definitely be doing another class, thank you!!!

Maris .


12 Jan 2022

Absolutely loved Chef Gustavo and his cooking class! He was so welcoming and made it a priority to show us that the meals we cooked in the class can be easily replicated at home. I enjoyed that it was a small group (only 6 people total) and that we were able to socialize, in addition to prep ingredients and help cook. Truly a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Karen H.


11 Jan 2022

Fabulous experience. Everything tasted great.

$ 119 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.

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