Cooking Class: Tips and Techniques: Tapas and Paella

Discover traditional ingredients and techniques for making Spanish-inspired tapas and paella in this interactive cooking class. You'll get to practice knife skills and learn how to cook with unique ingredients like chorizo, scallops and more.


Chef Joni will start by demonstrating how to prepare a colorful tapas sampler board filled with a robust flavor profile including manchego cheese, serrano ham and piquillo peppers. Chef Joni's zesty smoky surf-n-turf paella with chicken, chorizo, shrimp and scallops is next. Vegetarians can choose to make paella with roasted artichoke hearts and fresh vegetables. For dessert, learn to make a stunning Valencia orange cake with chocolate and whipped cream. 


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Tapas Sampler Board

Gluten-free and dairy-free options available upon request

With manchego cheese, serrano ham, piquillo peppers and crackers


Joni's Smoky Surf-n-Turf Paella

Vegetarian version available upon request

With chicken, chorizo, shrimp and scallops


Valencia Orange Cake

With chocolate and whipped cream

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsBeginner, Date Night, Spanish, Mediterranean, Couples

Guest reviews for Chef Joni

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Yaniv G.

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!

$ 119 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: Seattle

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