Cooking Class: Classic Spanish Paella

In this hands-on cooking class, you'll learn to make paella, a classic Spanish rice dish often made with chicken or seafood and served in a cast iron pan. As the national food of Spain, there are several varieties of paella stemming from different regions of the country. In this class, you'll learn to make a traditional paella Valencia with chicken and/or pork. From the rice to tender vegetables and meat to spicing the dish with saffron, prepare for an unforgettable cooking class experience. 

Cooking classes on Classpop! are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer to enjoy during the class.


Paella Valencia

With sofrito, chicken and/or pork, green beans, white butter beans, saffron, paprika and Bomba rice

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
  • LabelsGroup, Beginner, Fun, Spanish, Date Night

Classpop! guest reviews for this experience

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18 May 2022

What a fun and informative class. Chef Gustavo was great! Would definitely do more of these classes.

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18 May 2022

Chef Gustavo was so friendly and kind! He shared the history of paella with us and created a wonderful atmosphere.

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15 Apr 2022

Excellent instructor

$85 $ 55 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Meet your chef

Chef Gustavo
Chef Gustavo Verified chef

As owner and executive chef of the lively and eclectic Rumba Cafe in Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan district for 20 years, Chef Gustavo has a deep love and appreciation for Latin American cuisine. He brings international inspiration from his travels through Latin America, France, Spain and the Caribbean. Chef Gustavo studied at the prestigious L'Academie de Cuisine and is available to teach cooking classes in both English and Spanish.

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