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Visit San Sebastian

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Spain

Difficulty: 

Beginner to Advanced

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours

Language: 

English, Spanish

VISIT SAN SEBASTIAN

Spain

Beginner to Advanced

2 to 2-1/2 hours

Spanish

Spain

Virtually transport to Spain to learn how to make their most famous pinchos

Take a trip to the North of Spain in this beautiful cooking class where you'll learn the art of San Sebastian's most famous pinchos. Considered a cornerstone of local culture, pinchos are small bites found throughout the north of Spain in bars and taverns. Enjoyed best with a drink and alongside the company of friends, pinchos are paid for by piece. They're often found served on skewers and served atop of nice piece of artisan bread - perfect to soak up your ale or Tinto Verano. You'll graze on a number of these small, skewered bites displayed at the end of the bar throughout the time you're enjoying your drinks.


This virtual cooking class menu includes four fabulous pinchos perfect for a full dinner or grazing with friends. Together with your chef, you'll master Shrimp and Bacon skewers (with a delightful homemade dressing!), Stewed Mushrooms in a White Wine reduction, Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes - and of course, Gilda, the iconic pincho synonymous with San Sebastian. You'll find out why it's synonymous in your class! Share stories, have fun, get private coaching, laugh together and make an amazing meal. Book your virtual cooking class and transport to San Sebastian.


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.

Cooking Class Menu

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GROUP CLASS