If you enjoy food and are looking for a unique Barcelona experience, then our TOP-RATED Paella Cooking Class is right for you. First, start with a visit to La Boqueria Market, Catalonia's oldest and one of the most iconic markets in the world. Then you will head to The GAB LAB (our kitchen/dining room), where you will be welcomed with some traditional Spanish Sangria and fresh seasonal tapas. Afterward, roll up your sleeves and throw on an apron as your Chef shows you how to prepare one of the city's best Seafood Paellas (Vegetarian option also available). Then sit down with your new friends and enjoy the meal you helped create. You will also receive a copy of the recipe when finished so that you can recreate this dish at home! It's a fun, informative, and unique way to discover the culture and tradition of this famous Spanish dish. Whether you are just getting started in the kitchen or a veteran Michelin star chef, everyone will find something to enjoy! Plus, you will have the opportunity to meet people worldwide and create memories that will last a lifetime. We would love to have you join us! ** ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - The experience lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours and is capped at about 12ppl. The market is closed on Sundays and public holidays. However, we have local providers, so you will still enjoy a delicious fresh meal. If you are interested in hosting a private event or celebration, we can host up to 25 people. Please use the PRIVATE GROUP link tab in the menu up top.
La Boqueria Market - Our chef will take you to visit the world-famous La Boqueria market to collect the fresh ingredients for your paella. **Market not open on Sundays and Public Holidays
Traditional Spanish Sangria - Learn some finer points in turning wine into this world-famous Spanish drink.
Selection of Seasonal Tapas - A selection of fresh seasonal tapas (approx 4-5) to taste
Interactive Paella Class - Both entertaining and educational this paella cooking class with the chef is great for all levels of chef.
Family Style Meal - Enjoy the meal with your new friends at our large dining room table.
Paella Recipe (Home Version) - A copy of the recipe so you can recreate the dish at home to impress your friends and family.
Our most complete experience (market visit, sangria, tapas and paella course with chef)
Our most complete dinner experience (market visit, sangria, tapas and paella course with chef)
Market visit, sangria, tapas and paella course with chef
Meet your personal chef and teacher for this experience!
Executive Chef Gabriel has explored every corner of Spain, searching for the best paella recipes and techniques. He has spent the last five years honing his skills, and now he's writing a book about Paella to share his enthusiasm with others. Thousands of pupils from around the world have benefited from his expertise. His Seafood Paella has been praised as one of the best in the area (seriously), and now he is ready to share his passion and experience with you!
Chef guided visit to La Boqueria
Stroll through the Raval back to the kitchen
Freshly made seasonal tapas (approx 3-4)
Sangria, Red Wine or non-alcoholic beverages
40 minute interactive Paella class
A set of all the recipes and other information
New friends and a set of memories to last a lifetime!
Additional alcoholic drinks
The heart and soul of everything we do
Where is the meeting point / address?
The meeting point for your experience is at
Gastronomic Arts Barcelona (A.K.A. The GAB LAB)
***Please arrive a few minutes early to avoid being late
What if I am running late?
PLEASE BE ON TIME! We strongly suggest arriving a few minutes early, and there are plenty of bars, stores, and cafes nearby. Unfortunately, we cannot wait for you as the market is always busy, it's difficult to hear you on the phone plus it's not fair to the other guests. So if you are running late, we suggest you meet the group at the meeting point, when they return from the market (approximately 40 minutes after your class has started).
There is a doorbell above the mailbox but we cannot guarantee someone will be there while the group is at the market. So simply put, PLEASE DON'T BE LATE, we don't enjoy leaving you behind any more than you enjoy missing part of the class!
What if I have food allergies or dietary requirements?
You will be asked at checkout for any special dietary requirements or food allergies, and the Chef will double-check on the day of your experience. In the unlikely event that something should happen, we are 280m from Urgent Care.
Why is the visit to La Boqueria Market not included?
MARKET OPENING HOURS
Monday to Saturday: 8:00am - 8:30pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
*** We still offer classes on dates the market is closed. We have a local provider who supports us these days. We promise you will still have a great time and enjoy a delicious meal!
Do you offer Vegetarian options?
YES, you can customize your experience, and you will be given the option to select upon finalizing payment. Sorry, but we do not offer a reduced price for the Vegetarian option.
*** The chef will also ask everyone about food allergies and dietary requirements at the start of the class
Can I pay a deposit to hold my space?
YES, we do accept a deposit on most reservations. You will be given the option at checkout.
Do you host private events?
YES, we do host corporate, private, and custom events. Please use the Private Group tab in the Top Menu, or you can CLICK HERE.
Are children allowed?
YES, all ages are welcome! However, as we are using an open flame, hot oil, sharp knives, and sangria is being served, we ask that anyone under 16 years of age be accompanied by a "responsible" parent or legal guardian.
Can I bring my luggage, bags or bike?
Yes, we have plenty of space to hold your items while we go to the market or during the class. Check with any of our team members for help. While our space is safe, we do not accept any responsibility for lost or missing items.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, please contact us as soon as possible. Cancellation may not be possible depending on the type of booking and the timing of your request, and any cancellation is at our discretion. This cancellation policy does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. Our standard cancellation charges cover the cost of processing your cancellation and compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements.
Standard Cancellation Policy (Reservations of 1-9 people)
In all cases, we will TRY to find an alternative solution that mutually benefits us both. However, in all other cases, the following will apply:
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled class date.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the scheduled class date and time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the scheduled date and time, may not be accepted.
Refund processing can take 7-10 business days
To request a refund email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private / Group Reservations Cancellation Policy (10+ people) :
Cancellation Deadline for Private & Group Reservations: To cancel your reservation, you must notify us, no later than 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival date.
Cancellation Fees: If you cancel your Private or group reservation less than 10 days before your scheduled date, you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the total cost of your reservation. If you cancel less than 5 days before your scheduled arrival date, you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total cost of your reservation.
No Shows: If you do not show up for your reservation without canceling in advance, you will be charged a no-show fee equal to 100% of the total cost of your reservation.
Refunds: If you cancel your reservation within the cancellation deadline, we will refund any deposit or payment made, less the applicable cancellation fee.
Refund processing can take 7-10 business days
To request a refund email: email@example.com
How do the gift cards work?
Gift Card Policy
Our company offers digital gift cards for purchase as a convenient and flexible gift option. Please review the following terms and conditions for using our gift cards:
1 Gift card can only be used to access the event listed on the gift card unless otherwise listed
2 Gift cards expire at end of year - 31st December 2023
3 Gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash, except where required by law.
4 If a purchase exceeds the value of the gift card, the remaining balance must be paid with another payment method.
5 Lost, stolen, or damaged gift cards cannot be replaced. Treat your gift card like cash.
6 Gift cards are not transferable and may only be used by the recipient.
7 Our company reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the gift card program at any time without notice.
By purchasing or using a gift card, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you have any questions about our gift card policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How does billing work?
Any reservations made through this website or any purchases made while on-site will appear as FORMACION LANCASTER S.L.
Barcelona's main thoroughfare is called La Rambla. It connects the Plaça de Catalunya in the city's heart with the Christopher Columbus Monument in Port Vell over a distance of 1.2 kilometres. Between the Barri Gotic neighborhood to the east and the El Raval neighborhood to the west, La Rambla serves as a dividing line.
The picturesque Gothic Quarter, or Barri Gotic, is home to hip pubs, clubs, and Catalan eateries along its ancient winding lanes. The Barcelona History Museum displays the city's Roman ruins. Near Barcelona's Cathedral, artisans offer leather goods and jewellery, and the bustling La Rambla is lined with flower stands and food carts. Weekend art markets are held in the Plaça del Pi, which takes its name from the nearby Gothic church.
The Plaça Reial is a square in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain's Barri Gotic neighborhood. It is a well-liked tourist destination, especially at night, near La Rambla.
Built between 1886 and 1888, the Palau Güell is a house that Antoni Gaud created for the industrial mogul Eusebi Güell. It is located on the Carrer Nou de la Rambla in Barcelona's El Raval district of Catalonia, Spain. Address: Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona
Port Vell is a waterfront harbour part of the Port of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It was constructed as a part of an urban renewal initiative before the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It had previously been a decrepit area with abandoned factories, railroad yards, and warehouses. Today it is lined with restaurants and parks and has a thriving dock!
The Gothic cathedral and residence of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, is the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, popularly known as Cathedral of Barcelona. The cathedral was built during the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, with the bulk of the construction being completed in the fourteenth. Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona
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