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Cooking Class - Traditional Tapas and Paella
Cooking Class - Traditional Tapas and Paella
Learn to create Spanish dishes to share with friends and family in this hands-on class.
Join Chef Maggie as you discover how to prepare and serve classic tapas for a dining experience worth recreating with friends and family. True tapas dining is all about sociability, relishing a wide variety of flavors and textures and enjoying them alongside good company.
Begin by handcrafting a classic Spanish tortillas, followed by a Spanish-style bruschetta and crispy ham croquettes. Next, discover the secret to creating the perfect Spanish paella with juicy chicken and infused with garlic, lemon and saffron, before preparing a beautiful platter of sweet, cinnamon-dusted churros.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
With potato, onion and eggs
With French bread and extra virgin olive oil
Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)
With ground beef, tomato, garlic, breadcrumbs and egg
With bomba rice, saffron, chicken, peas, onion, garlic and lemon
With flour, cinnamon, chocolate, baking powder and honey
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please mention this in the message field when you submit your booking request.
- Minimum Guests 4
- Maximum Guests 14
- Meal Courses 5
- Event Duration 3 hours
- Labels Date Night, Gourmet, Group, Mediterranean, Spanish
Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience
10 Dec 2022
I took my team here for a team building / Holiday party. It was a fantastic evening, with lots of cheer and fun. The chef was accommodating to all our dietary needs and very flexible ensuring everyone was well taken care of. We had the Spanish tapas and paella meal and were allowed to BYOB. A suggestion would be to re introduce shrimp in the paella instead of the chicken. Would recommend Chef Maggie for a unique culinary experience with your group.
31 Oct 2022
A++ Maggie was awesome! We did this as a team building event and it was very relaxed and a lot of fun. Highly recommended.
18 Oct 2022
My team loved working with Chef Maggie. Everyone enjoyed the cooking and eating experience and had a ton of fun doing it. I highly recommend this experience for your team.
15 Oct 2022
Maggie was so sweet, and the class was a lot of fun!
15 Oct 2022
Maggie was amazing! We had a blast learning from her. She was helpful, knowledgeable and very easy to get along with! Definitely worth taking a class from!
15 Aug 2022
Wow—what a fun way to break up our routine! Chef Maggie and Tyler were amazing to work with. We did the event with 4 people total as a double-date idea and we all left saying how much fun we had. We were so shocked with how great the food came out with the tips and tricks from the chefs. We want to do another soon—thanks so much for everything, Maggie and Tyler!
02 Aug 2022
Best experience! Chef Maggie was absolutely wonderful. Maggie was friendly, knowledgeable, and a great teacher! The recipes were delicious and Maggie made sure to attend to all 10 of us and our questions. She simply made this night for us so much fun…we loved every second of it!
27 Jul 2022
We were unfortunately not able to do our class because of issues in the building where it was to be held, but Maggie was wonderful for the whole experience of trying to make it work regardless. I can only imagine what she is like as a teacher. If you want to take a class, this woman is amazing. Do it. Don't hesitate. Do it.
18 Jul 2022
We had a great time!
02 Jun 2018
Lots of fun
08 Mar 2018
I really enjoyed this experience. Maggie was down to earth and very personable. She was attentive and knowledgeable. I was comfortable operating under her guidance. She is a good teacher.
07 Mar 2018
Chef Maggie was FANTASTIC! Can’t say enough fond things about her. She was a great instructor, upbeat, friendly, and creative. What more could we have asked for as we learned to prepare paella! Things have been a little busy on this end. I posted a few pics, but have more to post along with a review. This was a wonderful date night for us.
05 Mar 2018
Cooking is not for everybody. If you love it but has nobody to turn to Cozymeal can help with that. A romantic night for two? You want to impress a date with your cooking skills maybe but you need a more polished approach to her/his favorite dish? A professional chef with Cozymeal will be provided. I was invited to Cozymeal's Influencer night in downtown Denver. What a night! First off an apron will be provided to you to put you in that "chef " mood. Everything else too. All you have to do is show up! The class was hosted by Chef Maggie who's professionalism I admire a lot. She's patient and can cook a mean paella. Our location for this event was at the Denver Press Club. It was a lot of fun mixing, prepping, cooking and finally eating the finished product of what we really, actually cooked. Chef Maggie shared with us a few tricks and tips on how to slice and dice away faster but safer eliminating the potential for a bloody kitchen. Cozymeal is a great addition to Denver's burgeoning "things to do." Interested? Do this: go online and fill out all the Info required to start an account. What we cooked we ate and took some leftovers home. For $45/person you just might spend an unforgettable time in the kitchen guided by a professional chef!
02 Mar 2018
I'll get right to it, I love to eat and love to watch people cook. Cozymeal offers both and even pulls you into the mix of cooking. The class is setup at different locations and ours was in back kitchen of a radio club. Chef Maggie was our host and she was wonderful, a patient chef and encourages experimenting with recipes. Janet and I were tasked with an appetizer, dates stuffed with Marcona almonds and wrapped in thick bacon. It turned out quite tasty, just saying. We made several dishes as a group of five and the chef. She taught me a few tricks and explained why she does things with preparation and cooking. The class cuisine was traditional tapas and the grand veggie chicken paella. We also made Valencian Paella with bomba rice, saffron, aioli and chicken, and Mushroom Croquettes. She also through a traditional potato and egg tortilla, and I was the chosen one to flip it, which was successful. Everything turned out really tasty. Chef Maggie also took the time to discuss our experiences and changes we might have made to our recipes or cooking techniques. The class also shows that you can make a great meal in any kitchen, even an outdated industrial one. Overall a great experience, and I look forward to another class.
02 Mar 2018
I had a wonderful experience with Chef Maggie at last night's Paella class! She was very knowledgeable of the cooking techniques as well as the history of Spain. It was a very informative session not to mention all the delicious food we ate at the end! I enjoyed the relaxed learning environment, detailed instructions on preparing each dish and the small group. All in all, it was a great class! Thank you!
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Maggie
18 Jan 2023
The class was great and chef Maggie made it a lot of fun. Our macarons turned out amazing.
12 Jan 2023
Class was super fun and informative! I learned a ton and had a great time.
21 Dec 2022
Chef Tyler was amazing! His passion and love for the food we were making was so apparent and made the class even more fun. Office holiday party well spent!
26 Nov 2022
Maggie is great! She's personable, patient, knowledgeable and fun. Shd creates such a relaxing environment to learn. Will definitely do another class with her! Thank you Maggie!!
18 Nov 2022
Maggie was awesome - authentic, funny, smart, and provided extremely practical approaches to cooking and backing that made even the non-cooks in our group feel comfortable. We booked the Friends' Friendsgiving cooking class for my (adult) niece's birthday, and it was exactly what I was hoping for - unique, participatory, very fun, and extremely yummy!
28 Oct 2022
We did this as a team building and were all very excited going into, and we still had no idea HOW amazing it would be! Chef Tyler was engaging, fun, and taught us how to make incredible fresh pasta. The food and the fun we had together was unforgettable; I would highly, highly recommend this to anyone!!
13 Oct 2022
Chef Maggie and Tyler were great! We appreciate how fun and patient they were with our large group of 12.
06 Aug 2018
The experience was great! We made a bunch of different rolls and got to be a little creative with them. We left feeling like we learned a lot and with a lot of food. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!
06 Aug 2018
We had such a great time with Maggie! She's easy to get along with, is great at teaching, offered us a bunch of tips/shortcuts for making sushi or cooking in general. She made the experience a lot of fun. Also, we got to take home a boatload of leftovers which was awesome!
Guest reviews for Chef Maggie
27 Dec 2017
I had such a great time with Chef Maggie! I have always wanted to make my own Paella, and I can't wait to try this at home! Her recipe was so delicious!
18 Dec 2017
We just used Mezcla Maggie to cater a family wedding way out in the mountains. Not only was she on time and well prepared, but she was able to improvise as needed. The Mexican food was simple but delicious, well done in every respect. A pleasant experience and lovely person to work with.
14 Dec 2017
She was everything plus a million!! Food was outstanding. Price was even more amazing!!!
27 Nov 2017
We had a themed party and Maggie Kates came thru with a creative spread to match the fun and funky theme for the event. Setup and cleanup was a breeze and the food was a hit. Folks were drawn in by the amazingly cool hamburger cookies, but were absolutely wowed by the pumpkin hummus shooters with candied sage. We can't wait to have Maggie back for our next big party.
15 Nov 2017
Maggie was very easy to work with and answered every question I had on time. She set up and served our rehearsal dinner personally which gave it that extra special touch.
28 Sep 2017
The staff loved your food and it was nice, hot, and something totally different than the norm! Thanks.
18 Sep 2017
Maggie provided excellent, professional service for our Holiday department lunch. She showed up early to set up and was vey accommodating. Everyone raved about the food. We had a tight budget to work with and Maggie was my pick after speaking with 4 other caterers. I highly recommend Mezcla Maggie's Catering and will definitely use her again. I have also passed along her contact info/services to other departments in our company.
15 Jul 2017
Great desserts for our offices monthly birthday celebration. Lots of yummy gluten-free options!
08 Feb 2017
We've just started using them, but we really like them. The food is delicious and looks nice.
16 Oct 2015
Maggie created a great Thanksgiving dinner for us!
06 Jun 2015
WONDERFUL Food! and it filled everyone up.
$ 105 Per person
all-inclusive: 3-hour class, 5-course meal and taxes.
Meet your chef
A caterer, instructor and private chef, Chef Maggie has found herself continuing her culinary journey in Denver. After living in Spain, Chef Maggie developed a deep passion for food. She completed the American Culinary Federation Chef Apprenticeship program and has since focused on building her toolbox of culinary skills. Now, Chef Maggie offers her unique and culturally inspired skill set in cooking classes that awaken the senses with comfortable menus that also evoke curiosity and surprise.
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