Couples Cooking Class - Secrets of Paella for 2

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Discover how to make this savory Spanish classic with your sweetie.

Let Chef Joni be your expert guide in learning how to navigate this classic Spanish dish. She combines her background as a chef with her knowledge of being a nutrition educator to promote awareness of the importance of nutritional meals.

In this class, Chef Joni will guide you and your partner through the stages of making paella, and will teach you proper terms and techniques for each step. You will also discover the secrets of the "Four S's": smoked paprika, saffron, sofrito, and socarrat. For the star of the meal, you and your sweetie will learn how to make Chef Joni's own smoky surf 'n turf paella with chicken, chorizo, shrimp, mussels and scallops, and finish up the class with Valencia orange cake and fun with plating tools.

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 Adult, Couples, Date Night, Spanish, Special Occasion, Valentine's

Reviews guests left for this experience



19 Jul 2020

Chef Joni was amazing!! 110% recommend taking her cooking. My boyfriend and I took her paella class and boy was it fun! We had her come to our home to help us celebrate our 4 year anniversary. We started with the cheese platter which tasted amazing and she taught us what goes well together and definitely introduced us to amazing products! Then we moved on the sangria to sip throughout the night. She taught us so many new skills especially with cutting, which was something new for the both of us. Chef Joni was energetic and knowledgeable about cooking and we had such a memorable time with her. After getting the paella pretty much done we decorated and platted our dessert which was a blast, we definitely got to be creative with this part and the dessert was so yummy. Overall we loved every minute of our time with CHef Joni and would definitely take another one of her classes.



11 Sep 2019

Chef Joni was an amazing teacher for our Paella for two class. She had everything laid out beautifully and even had a little snack area so we could munch while cooking. The first thing we made was Sangria, which was lovely to sip on throughout the class. She taught us new techniques for cutting veggies and also introduced us to new ingreidents we hadn't used before. She also made sure to capture all the moments for us, taking pictures, and really laying out her areas to be "instagram ready." We made paella but also a valencia orange cake which was so easy to make and tastey! The decorating of the desserts portion of the class was so fun! Our time with her flew by even though the class actually ran a little longer than scheduled! The result was amazing food and an amazing time. She even took us out to her garden to see the veggies she was growing. She was very kind and obviously passionate about her work. We had plenty of left over food and Sangria to take home. I highly recommend a class with Chef Joni!



12 Aug 2019

We had a great time with Chef Joni. Her class was very informative and the little extras that she did were so appreciated. The knife skills she gave us were so helpful. We loved the Paella and it was nice to have Chef Joni dine with us! She also showed us how to make Spanish Sangria. We so enjoyed our time in the kitchen with Chef Joni!!

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With Chef Joni you will have a hands-on experience to learn how to think like a chef using cooking science and principles. Mostly a self-taught cook, she has completed nutrition and culinary programs, has trained in group dynamics, and has cooked with chefs in Marrakesh, Italy and the Bay Area. Chef Joni co-wrote Dave Asprey's first Bulletproof cookbook, and was named Best Personal Chef in Silicon Valley by the SanFranMagazine.

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