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Born to Cook Barcelona

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Wholesome, Educational, Fun

My daughter and I arrived with no expectations for this day. We met our chef, Ari, and right from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth it-go hungry!

It ended up being a private class as my wife and I were the only participants which was unusual... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“chef alex”(8 reviews)
“market tour”(7 reviews)
“cooking class”(19 reviews)
You will learn how to prepare, serve or select the best ingredients to produce the best dishes in Spain. Learn the insights of Mediterranean cuisine with hands-on experience provided by local Chefs. You will feel like home at the premises which are...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Mirallers 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 639 28 98 21
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Reviewed October 9, 2015

What a wonderful find! Alex was our chef today and he began the class with an intro to our menu. We were then off to the Santa Caterina Market for the ingredients and an education of shopping in this delicious market! Alex took the time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I arrived with no expectations for this day. We met our chef, Ari, and right from the start he was engaging and fun. We toured Saint Catherine Markets, and La Boqueria. Ari even allowed a coffee stop..lol. Back at the kitchen we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It ended up being a private class as my wife and I were the only participants which was unusual. Still, the market tours were very informative. The meal you prepare is elaborate. Go hungry-Patatas bravas, paella, etc. Good company and a nice day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to cook and eat! Although we have made dozens of paellas in the past we have never really learned how hands on. We found Born to Cook Barcelona here on TripAdvisor and jumped at the opportunity. Otger was our teacher and he did...More

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Toni C, Manager at Born to Cook Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment :) we are very happy to read this. Kinds regards from Otger!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was excellent, we learnt, had excellent food and wine, we laughed... a day to remember for sure, thank you Otger!

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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Chef OJ was not only A great chef but a very hospitable and fun host. We started at the two markets to shop and then went to a 13th -14th century building for our cooking class the food was fabulous and experience even better would...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent the day with Chef OJ. We enjoyed every minute. From the walk thru the markets to learning some tips for making authentic Catalunya food. Thanks for a great day. A proper siesta was needed post class. We highly recommend this...More

Thank Jimmy W
Toni C, Manager at Born to Cook Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thanks!! we are very happy to read this message :) Kind regards

Reviewed September 17, 2018

We actually did two different cooking classes at two different schools while we were in Barcelona. This one offered an amazing location in El Born, and spent a little more time in the market actually chatting with the vendors as we went. Great instructor and...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Our favorite day in Barcelona was spent with Born to Cook and Chef Alex. From the market tours and tips, to the snacks, wine and of course learning the core Spanish dishes from the expert with this unique hands on experience. You won't be disappointed...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Incredible time! Thank you Alex! You made cooking fun. What a great way to spend a day. We’ll treasure this experience for years to come.

1  Thank Carlos P
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

5 hour cooking class includes tour and shopping at St Catherine Market and visit to Boqueria Market. Purchased food supplies for paella, fried potatoes, gazpacho and a creme brûlée type dessert. Staff is very accommodating and Chef ‘OJ’ was tremendous. Learned a lot, met wonderful...More

2  Thank AMTravelers03
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enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few
places that live and breathe such exciting energy
regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood
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Helen G
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Response from FamilyTraveller5ofus | Reviewed this property |
Hi Helen I did my market tour and cooking class through Born to Cook and would recommend them. I contacted them through their website with the date I wanted and they responded promptly. There were two children ( similar ages... More