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Tapas Party

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Beginner to Advanced

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours


English, Spanish



Beginner to Advanced

2 to 2-1/2 hours



Learn how to make Gambas al Ajillo and Patatas Bravas in this Tapa Party cooking class with a chef video calling you live from Spain

Tapa is a way of life in Spain. Spain is a culture of enjoyment and focus on a good life. The tradition of tapa is a perfect glimpse into this life. Contrary to what many think, tapa is a style of serving food, rather than the food itself. Anything can be a tapa, as long as it's served in a small bite and is meant for ordering lots of plates meant for sharing. Typically, tapa are served between meals, in bars and homes alike, often with friends and a beverage to boot. And while anything can be a tapa, there are some iconic tapa - the classics, the heavy hitters, the ones you want to eat at every tapa party. If you know those tapas, this cooking class is for you. 

The Tapa Party cooking class is perfect for anyone who enjoys gathering their loved ones for a relaxed affair, grazing on small bites for hours while you share laughter and stories. In this private virtual cooking class, you'll get acquainted with Spain's most iconic tapa. Together with your chef, you'll have a party of your own as you whip up Gambas al Ajillo, the famous Spanish garlic shrimp, a perfect Patatas Bravas, perfectly poached and spicy potatoes, and more. Virtually transport your kitchen to Spain for a cooking experience you'll never forget.

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

Cocktail Recipes

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

Chef Ben

Chef Ben

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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