Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Master Spain's national dish, Paella Valenciana, in a private online cooking class with a chef live from Spain
Spain's national dish is not only delicious, it's a feast for the eyes. But what you may not know is, the subject of Paella can be quite controversial in Spain. What was traditionally a peasant dish, is now a star on Spanish menus around the world, and Paella Valenciana is what most agree is the original Paella that started it all. Traditionally made with both chicken and rabbit, this Spanish cooking experience will teach you the fundamentals of making a fabulous Paella at home.
Our chefs in Spain will guide you step-by-step, live from their home in Spain, on how to make a quick chicken stock, which will be used in your Chicken Paella. You’ll learn how to ensure your Paella meets all of the Spanish standards in a fun experience with your chef watching and guiding everything you do! Alongside your paella, you’ll make a traditional Spanish starter, Pisto Manchego - a warm vegetable ratatouille that may become a summer staple in your kitchen. Share stories, laugh and enjoy time in your kitchen, with a chef live in Spain! Book your virtual cooking class and have an experience in your home you’ll never forget.
Important: A Paella Pan is required equipment to make this dish the traditional way and enjoy this class to its fullest. If you don't have one, we highly recommend purchasing one for your class. Our Kitchen Assistants will help assist you with finding the best pan for your experience. If you choose to not use a Paella Pan, your class will be modified to make a fabulous Spanish Chicken & Rice.
Complimentary 20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready for your cooking class
2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished chef who lives where the recipe originated
Personalized step-by-step coaching
An awesome and authentic meal
Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience
Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!
The Chef & The Dish Certified Tested Class
What You Get
**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy. If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply. Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.
Meet The Chef
San Sebastian, Spain
As featured in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Ottawa Citizen and more
Chef Bendur (Ben, for short) is based in the beautiful region of San Sebastian, Spain.
Ben has worked in the culinary arts in New York, London, Madrid and San Sebastian over the past 25 years and honed his skills working a variety of different restaurants.
After attending culinary school at El Txoko del Gourmet, in San Sebastian, he went on to have apprenticeships and training at different restaurants in the region-- Spainas Casa Nicolasa and Casa Urbano. After finishing cooking school, his innate curiosity led him to start travelling around the world to learn about different cultures and food traditions.
His first stop was London, England. London opened his mind to many diverse cooking influences from European to Asian cuisines. He spent 5 years working in highly regarded restaurants and hotels, including Lauceston Place, Konditor&Cook and the Harrington Hall Hotel. His second stop was New York where he joined Ibuco NYC as a sous chef.
After travelling and working abroad for seven years, he returned to San Sebastian, where he continued working in different restaurants until he became a partner and co-ower of Don Vito Cafe/Restaurant, an 80 seat popular spot in the heart of San Sebastian´s old town. Both Basque and Mediterranean food offerings on the menu.
Ben soon began teaching at San Sebastian Food Company a cooking school for tourists in San Sebastian. He quickly became head chef/head teacher and discovered a new passion meeting new people from all over the world and teaching them about Spanish food.
He now owns his own cooking experience, CHEFBENSANSEBASTIAN, that he runs with his wife Maria.
Cooking with Ben is an introduction to the Basque/Spanish culture of food. His motivation is to share, enjoy and cook together will have you wanting to return for more. You will enjoy a wide variety of wholesome, ethically raised food. He sources the freshest ingredients of the season. Now, he can't wait to go into your home to teach you about his beautiful Spanish traditions. Book a class with Ben, and learn all about San Sebastian and it's beautiful food traditions.
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