Cooking Class - Paella Making + Tapas Party - Private

Learn to prepare paella the traditional way: cooked over an open flame!

In this class, Chef Polina will teach you how to make paella. She'll show you how to customize the dish to your liking with ingredients such as Spanish chorizo, shrimp, and roasted peppers. After creating this dazzling dish, you'll continue the Spanish theme with a selection of tapas to enjoy, including her own fresh quail eggs.

Chef Polina invites guests to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with the meal.

  • Minimum Guests 10
  • Maximum Guests 20
  • Event Duration 3 hours

Reviews guests left for this experience



05 Aug 2015

Chef Polina was great. She was super sweet and cooked us a great meal. The experience, however, is totally different from what I expected. I thought this would be a more interactive class. Instead it was more like having a private chef who just cooked for us. All the ingredients were pre-chopped (I'm sure it was to save time) and appetizers were all pre-made. Unless we crowded around her and asked questions while she put the paella together, we wouldn't have learned a single thing. Much of the time was spent just sitting around, tasting the appetizers that were pre-made. The time frame was from 6-10pm. We were done eating and cleaned up by 8pm and the Chef left at 8:30pm. Although Chef Polina was a super nice person, this was not the "cooking class" experience we expected. Definitely not worth the price we paid.

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26 Jan 2019

Polina was wonderful. She was very patient with our 7 and 9 year olds; indulged them in telling her their stories. She worked with ease and answered many of our questions about cooking. We made lots of different types of pasta and enjoyed a meal together afterwards. It was a super fun morning! Thank you, Polina!



11 Nov 2018

Wow! Polina was funny and informative. We learned so much from her. Her class opened my eyes to how fun cooking can be. Thank you Polina!

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I am a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and have years of experience as a personal chef. I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia where I learned the lore of Eastern European cooking from my grandmother. I am a food enthusiast and a member of the United States Personal Chef Association. I enjoy cooking Californian meals, traditional Russian dishes, and world fusion cuisine. I look forward to hosting you!

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