Are you looking for a unique Barcelona cooking class, allowing you to truly experience the Catalan gastronomy? Let us come to pick you up directly at your accommodation and drive you shortly to our favorite farmhouse into the Barcelona countryside. There, we have set the most magical and unique hands-on cooking experience, far away from a regular cooking class in Barcelona.
You’ll be met by the owner of the farmhouse, who will give you a brief introduction about the house and his projects. Then, we’ll take you to the organic farming fields to learn about the traditional regional crops. We’ll then harvest our own seasonal vegetables and wild herbs to be cooked later on. We’ll also see a small-scale chicken house, where we’ll pick our own eggs to use for the dessert.
After we have gathered all our fresh ingredients, we’ll start the cooking class. Prepare to discover our best traditional dishes, all made using your chef’s own family recipes. We might be making calçots (the amazing Catalan onions) in winter, mountain rice and/or fideua (the Catalan noodle seafood paella) in summer. We can also cook traditional meat stews, omelet with wild asparagus (in spring), chicken with apple or other great local delicacies. We can also create a fully vegetarian and/or vegan menu, inspired by our traditional regional recipes.
Since this is a private cooking class, you get to fully customize your menu between our seasonal menu options, choosing a combination of 1 starter, 1 main dish, and 1 dessert to be cooked. Using healthy, traditional family recipes and local, seasonal and organic ingredients, you’ll discover the real Barcelona cuisine just like we cook it at home.
The harvesting time will be of 30 minutes, the cooking class will last some 2 hours, and then another hour will be dedicated for lunch or dinner. Just like a Barcelona family, you’ll sit at the table with your host and eat the dishes together while exchanging stories and laughter. Fine regional small-batch wines will be offered to you both when cooking and as food pairings to celebrate your creations. And your host and new local friend will most likely also invite you for an aperitif or a digestif (or both!) from the family reserve. He always has some impressive treats for his guests!
If the weather allows, we’ll cook and eat outside as much as possible, so that we can enjoy the beautiful views and quietness of the countryside. In the rare event of a rainy or stormy day, you’ll be able to enjoy the inside of a traditional Catalan farmhouse, which is several centuries old (!!!) and which has been restored lately to offer modern comfort and a unique atmosphere.
Please note that this Farm To Table Cooking Class in Barcelona is fully private for your group, fully hand’s on and fully customizable. The starting time is flexible, the menu is customizable, and we can even add an extra 2-hour visit to a nearby (slightly) larger farm to meet with the friendliest local organic farmers and make this experience a full-day one. If you’re into cooking, farming and/or enjoying authentic local experiences, do not miss out on this unique opportunity! We have very limited availabilities and highly recommend to request and book well in advance.
|MEETING POINT||Pick up at your accommodation is provided.|
|DURATION||Half-Day. 6h total (with transportation included).|
|GROUP SIZE||Private experience – all group sizes are welcome|
|LANGUAGES||English, French, Catalan, and Spanish|
|EXTRAS||An extended organic farm visit is available on request (see our Farm to Table Cooking Experience which is the full-day, 9-hour version of this experience). Overnight stays at the farmhouse are available (and we’re currently developing a 24-hour cooking class which might become available very soon!).|
|SUITABLE FOR||Families, groups of friends and couples willing to experience a unique farm to table cooking class in Barcelona. Students and companies are welcome too.|
|ANY ALLERGIES/FOOD RESTRICTIONS?||Pescetarian, vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free and vegan menus can be designed on request.|
All sorts of allergies can be accommodated, as long as it is specified at least 72 hours before the start of the experience.
|NOTES||1. This private farm to table cooking class in Barcelona is a totally unique cooking and eating experience, getting you up close with the Catalan local life. This is fully hands-on. You’ll get to participate in each step of the process. From picking veggies to making fire, cooking and eating with new friends |
You’ll probably get your hands dirty, your shoes dirty and have one of the best time of your holidays in Spain. You’ll be supporting local life, and you’ll see where the food comes from and how it is grown organically. This is a real cultural and human experience, and we highly recommend it to families with children, groups of friends and couples that want a truly unique cooking experience in Barcelona.
2. Almost 100% of the ingredients we use come from regional, small-scale organic farms & producers -only some exotic spices and sugar are not local, however, we purchase them organic. If you’re into wine and olive oil, and meeting with local producers, then you should seriously consider our Beyond Montserrat Tour and/or our Penedes Wine Tour as well.
We provide greener transportation using hybrid and/or heavily filtered vehicles emiting much less CO2 than regular cars. Those vehicles are at the moment available for small groups (less than 4 clients) and large groups (over 8 clients) and we’re currently looking for options for hibrid or electric minivans. We’re also considering launching soon an option to go to the meeting point by train (with your guide), and offering a special green discount to incentivize clients to choose that option.
100% of the ingredients we use are local (from our region), seasonal and sourced straight from small organic producers. All the recipes are traditional Catalan recipes. The wines offered are regional and organic and sourced straight from small-scale producers we’ve personally visited.
100% of the ingredients are organically produced.
Efforts are taken to reduce the amount of waste produced during the experience (plastic bags are avoided when purchasing ingredients, packages are reused, etc…). All the plastic, glass and paper waste produced is recycled, and compost is separated from trash. Non-recycled waste for this activity is close to 0.
On top of having a zero waste policy and work only with local, regional organic producers, we also make our best to reduce our CO2 footprint minimizing the use of private transportation for this experience. Instead, we use public transport or bicycle to shop, organize and supervise this event to make it one of the most sustainable cooking class in Barcelona.