What you'll do
Learn to cook traditional Spanish and Catalan dishes with one of our local Grandma in a hands-on cooking class, which will be guided and translated by a co-host. Learn about local tradition and food through an immersive and unique experience! Every day we will have a different grandma sharing her best recipes with the attendees. Every participant will have a cutting board, the required tools and an apron to take an active role in the cooking class. After the class, we will share our culinary creations in a group table setting and toast, honoring the knowledge we gained from our grandma of the day. The Cooking Class You will spend a lovely time with Grandma in the kitchen, assisted by a social cook, who will translate for her and make sure that you are having a great time while learning the traditional cuisine of Spain directly from the source. In our hands-on format, Grandma will teach you to cook a full menu from scratch consisting of a starter, main dish, and dessert. You will taste your creations together as a group with the grandma and her assistant. The dishes will be paired with local wines or refreshments.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
- Vetted by Airbnb
Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
We your hosts, Veronica and Yves, met at our sons' school. We share a passion for cooking and strongly believe in the importance of tradition. We offer, through our workshops, an authentic Barcelona experience. We hope to take you on a culinary adventure with local grandmas to teach and share traditional Spanish and Catalan cuisine! Let us, along with a local abuela, guide you through a hands-on cooking class where you will create your own delicious local dishes. Let us share with you the warmth of the kitchen, let our grandmas share recipes that have been in their families for generations, and experience Barcelona cuisine in true local fashion.
About the organization
Associació Punto de Encuentro Gastronómico
. Our non-profit association engages more than 30 local grandmas, who host the cooking experiences and share their knowledge and personal stories with the travelers. We support this segment of our society to integrate them back into the active life through several cooking iniciatives. By booking this experience you support them with an emotional boost and some complementary incomes.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Associació Punto de Encuentro Gastronómico.
Full Meal. Our special Olives in the grandma´s dressing.
Wine pairing and water
Optional walking groceries session with grandma
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Where you'll be
- Optional market/grocery store experience: Ask for an optional local grocery stores and market visit to get fresh and seasonal ingredients for the meal. - Be welcome in grandma's private home or a cooking lab and let yourself be guided in a step-by-step cooking class filled with plenty of tricks and stories about the recipes you are going to create - Enjoy your culinary creations at the table, accompanied by local wines and refreshments.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
You will have aprons and working stations with all the tools required. Bring your camera to take amazing pictures!
Local Grandmas' Hands-on Cooking class