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.

  • Minimum Guests 6
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Group, Mother's Day, Pescatarian, Spanish

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Michele M.


29 Oct 2022

Chef Gustavo was fabulous, fun and the food was exquisite!

Suzi G.


21 Aug 2022

We had a fantastic time with Chef Gustavo! We learned many new chopping/dicing tips and techniques in the gazpacho prep, the gazpacho was delicious and so light & fresh! After our first course we headed to Chef Gustavo’s back courtyard to learn more about the history of the traditional paella dish and take part in the cooking of the dish under the bistro lights. The end result was the best paella all of us had ever had - lots and lots of different seafood! We didn’t think we would have room for dessert but we couldn’t pass up such a perfect end to a perfect night. Thank you Chef Gustavo!

Ann C.


29 Jun 2022

Great company, flavors, and fun! Thank you so much Gustavo for a lovely and educational experience.

$ 119 Per person

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

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Meet your chef

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

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