Barcelona's Most Exciting, Innovative Cooking Experiences and Culinary Classes

What was once renowned for its greasy tapas and sangria has, over the past ten years, become an international hub for foodies and culinary experts. Barcelona is one of the Mediterranean's most fashionable places for avant-garde cuisine and innovation in the kitchen. Thanks to the likes of Ferran-Adria and a host of other talented Catalan chefs, restaurants such as El Bulli, Cinc Sentits, ABac, 41 Degrees and Tickets have been attracting tourists to Barcelona's doors for many years. Whether it's Catalan Cuisine, Basque pinxos (tapas on sticks) or Spanish paella, Barcelona and Spain on a whole have greatly evolved on the gastronomic scene. As a result, Barcelona has a wide range of culinary schools and cooking classes for beginners and experts. Whether you're looking for a one day experience to get your feet wet in the kitchen, or a more intensive course with professional chefs, the city has plenty of high quality classes for those of all ages and all cooking styles and levels. Some of the more popular cooking schools are located in the city center, near the Rambla where the famous Boqueria market is situated. There are others however, that are outside the downtown core thus allowing you to visit more local markets, some that you might not have discovered if you weren't doing a class. 



This small, family-run cooking school is located in one of Barcelona's more authentic neighborhoods. A Punto Cuines Per Cuines is an authentic cooking school, catering company and restaurant run by two young and hip Catalans. David and Tamara...  Read More



One of Barcelona's most established and well-known cooking schools, Cook & Taste is perfect for small groups of friends, couples or group excursions. Located right near the famous, Boqueria Market on La Rambla, each experience starts with a...  Read More



This recently opened Barcelona cooking school specializes in unique hands-on cooking experiences for all levels. With a variety of activities and classes including tapas tours, wine events and cooking classes, this is a centrally located,...  Read More



Run and owned by an native Australian who's been living in Barcelona for more than 10 years, Boca a Boca is a hands on cooking experience where you get to cook in a Spanish home. Classes are taught in English or Spanish and sizes are kept small...  Read More



bcnKITCHEN is ideally situated right near the Born market of Santa Catarina. This is slightly off the beaten path from the usual Boqueria Market and is a great way to experience another Barcelona food market and learn about the city's delicious...  Read More



For those looking for an economical, fun, group experience, Travel Bound offers one of a kind cooking classes. They'll teach you about the history and culture of Spanish cuisine, while helping you to prepare your own meal. The focus is on a...  Read More



Created in 1999 by a group of Spanish professionals who shared a passion for culture and cuisine, A Taste of Barcelona, has grown to include offices all over the country. What started as the first boutique company of its kind, specializing in...  Read More

Outside the city


Catacurian is a privately owned boutique cooking hotel in the Priorat region, one of the best and most exclusive wine regions in Spain. They provide culinary vacations where they teach Catalan cuisine as well as a more extensive knowledge of the...  Read More



Fabulous cooking classes by a professional nutritionist and vegan cook. Pabulum focuses on fresh, organic, local and in season foods, providing private and group cooking classes in a modern, trendy loft in the Gothic Quarter. Classes are run by...  Read More

Barcelona Slow Travel
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Barcelona Slow Travel is one of the city's most unique tourism companies as it's all about sustainability. Founded and run by two young and dynamic locals, they focus on creating authentic and real experiences by connecting travellers to locals...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

Sam's love for traveling has taken her to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America. Before...  More About Sam