Online Cooking Class - Pantry Paella

Chef James will show you how to make a versatile paella using common pantry items.

Spanish paella is a versatile dish that often features seafood, chicken, sausage and seasonal produce. In this live and interactive online cooking class, Chef James will walk you through making authentic paella and garlic aioli using common ingredients found in your pantry with plenty of time for questions. A detailed prep list will be sent out the day before the class.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Order ingredients online and have them delivered to your door.
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Labels Beginner, Date Night, Fun, Gourmet, Spanish


Good extra virgin olive oil, ideally from Spain
Pimenton dulce or picante (sweet or hot, smoked Spanish paprika)
Bilbao Spanish chorizo sausages or any good smoked pork sausage
Tomato passata or canned crushed tomatoes
Carton of good quality store bought chicken or vegetable broth
Saffron threads
Romano or green beans, or English peas
Jar of piquillo peppers
Bomba Spanish rice from Valencia
Sunflower, safflower oil or vegetable oil
Garlic cloves
Lemon juice or Sherry vinegar

Kitchen Equipment

Paella pan 13 to 14 inches in diameter, or similar size cast iron pan
Stove with gas
Electric or induction burner
Pot for holding and heating broth
Stirring spoon
Immersion blender, regular blender or food processor

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Kathleen O.

19 Jan 2021

Enjoyed class a lot.

Kim L.

18 Jan 2021

Chef James was very enjoyable and moved our Paella cooking class through at a steady pace, making sure everyone was at the same place at the same time. All instructions were clear, easy to follow, all questions answered, culminating in a delicious meal. Thank you, Chef!

Mark R.

30 Dec 2020

Chef James was friendly, incredibly inclusive for all on the lesson and very skilled. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone. Even ay past Covid as this gets people and family together from all over the country/world.

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$ 39 Per device

75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Chef James
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Food safety certified

As you can probably tell cooking is my passion. There is almost nothing I love more than throwing dinner parties and coming up with wonderful and creative dishes. I offer cooking and catering services, including cooking class parties, private dinners and catered events. I feature Italian and Spanish-inspired dishes of the highest quality, and use locally grown and artisan ingredients.

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