Cooking Class: Perfect Paella From Scratch

Join chef Joni as she shares her knowledge of nutrition and Spanish cuisine. 


She will guide you and a guest through the process of creating the perfect paella. Along the way, you'll learn the proper terms and techniques for each step as well as the "Four S" combination of smoked paprika, saffron, aromatic sofrito and crusty socarrat. The menu includes a Spanish cheese platter and Joni's smoky surf 'n turf paella with chicken, chorizo, shrimp, mussels, scallops and sofrito. You can choose a vegetarian version with roasted artichoke hearts. This savory meal ends with a Valencia orange cake with almond meal and a sweet dollop of honey. 


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Spanish Cheese Platter

#Gluten-free and dairy-free options available upon request


Joni's Smoky Surf 'n Turf Paella 

With chicken, chorizo, shrimp, mussels, scallops and sofrito

#Vegetarian version includes roasted artichoke hearts, vegetables and sofrito


Valencia Orange Cake 

 With almond meal and honey

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 2
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

Guest reviews for Chef Joni

21 Jun 2020

My wife and I had a great experience with Chef Joni. We had to move the date a couple of times due to the COVID situation and as things started reopening, we finally were able to meet with Chef Joni for a Thai dinner cooking class and celebrate my wife's belated birthday. Chef Joni provided a COVID-safe environment and followed the physical distancing guidelines. The class was well organized, and the whole atmosphere was very relaxed with quiet background music and kitchen/dining area perfectly designed to put you in the right mood. The food was delicious, chatting with Chef Joni was very interesting, she gave as great tips about cooking aids and ingredients, and she took us for a tour in her wonderful garden where she grows different herbs and vegetables. It felt as a special event and we highly recommend!

$ 185 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.


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Chef Joni is a world traveler who has cooked alongside chefs in Marrakesh, Italy and the Bay Area. She was named Best Personal Chef in Silicon Valley by SanFran Magazine and was co-writer of Dave Asprey’s first Bulletproof cookbook. With a focus on technical skills, Chef Joni’s classes aim to teach the science behind cooking and the principles that will help students think and cook like a chef.

Event location: San Francisco

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