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Meet your bilingual guide at 10am at the Valencia School of Rice and Paella, and walk together to Central Market for a guided tour. Spend approximately one hour exploring this bustling market and collecting the necessary ingredients for your recipe. A hub of Valencia agriculture, the best quality ingredients for paella can be found here. Around 11am, return to the kitchen and learn the process of cooking a real Valencia Paella (the original Paella), which you will then cook for yourself.

Relax and have fun as you cook with your group and learn from an expert chef about the makings of an authentic Paella. During the cooking process, indulge in a tasting of Valencia white wine served with a traditional appetizer. Once finished cooking the paella, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Complement your meal with a taste of Valencia red wine. The paella will be served accompanied by several starters and a traditional and delicious dessert.

Upon completion of the experience, you will receive a diploma certifying your new cooking skills. Experience ends at the cooking school at approximately 2:30pm.
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Central Market (Mercado Central)
Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana
Overview
Get a taste of authentic Spanish culture during this 4.5-hour Paella cooking class in Valencia, the birthplace of the famous rice dish. Shop for ingredients at the Central Market alongside your guide and group, and then head to the kitchen to learn how to turn simple ingredients into a delicious meal with deep cultural roots. This tour includes all instruction, ingredients, food, and drinks during the class.
Highlights
  • Learn to cook the famous Spanish dish Paella from an experienced chef
  • Tour includes all equipment and ingredients necessary, and all food and drinks to accompany the paella
  • Tour the bustling Central Market to collect your ingredient, and get an authentic European market experience
  • Sit down and enjoy eating the meal you helped prepare
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
HANDS DOWN THE BEST PAELLA EXPERIENCE

When you’re in Valencia whatever you do do not waste your time going to any restaurant ordering paella if you want the most authentic delicious, authentic, 200 year old recipe here! My husband and I spent six hours and the value for this excursion is...More

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EscuelaPaellas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope that you have the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learnt and cook delightful paellas for your family and folks. Remember that the recipe is always available in our website. It would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best day out

This is a truly wonderful and memorable experience. From arrival to departure we were made to feel welcome and our fellow cooks were all very friendly. Our bilingual guide was super and very entertaining as was the chef who taught us all about paella cooking....More

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EscuelaPaellas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope that you have the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learnt and cook delightful paellas for your family and folks. Remember that the recipe is always available in our website. It would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
So Wonderful!!!

My wife and I had one of the most fun and enjoyable cultural travel experiences ever at this school. Maria and Maestro Chef Carolina were the most warm and welcoming hosts. We learned so much about the tradition of Paella but their love of what...More

Thank MikeVaTech
EscuelaPaellas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope that you have the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learnt and cook delightful paellas for your family and folks. Remember that the recipe is always available in our website. It would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun and entertaing

The food was delicious. It was very cool to go to the market and hear the history of the market and the ingredients. The instructor was very clear with directions and kept everyone smiling. We had tortilla and wine as a snack while the food...More

Thank Ramsey W
EscuelaPaellas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope that you have the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learnt and cook delightful paellas for your family and folks. Remember that the recipe is always available in our website. It would...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Informative fun and amazing value!!

What a dynamic duo Maria and Pepe!! Anyone traveling to Valencia should do this workshop. Starting with a trip to the market and learning about the ingredients to make an authentic Valencia’s paella. Cooking the paella was informative and fun. While waiting for paella to...More

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EscuelaPaellas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope that you have the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learnt and cook delightful paellas for your family and folks. Remember that the recipe is always available in our website. It would...More

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If you email them in advance they can cater to your dietry requirements! They also check if anyone had any allergies before they commence the activity.
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Next to your resort, there is a metro/tram station. Take the metro to the city center and from there it is just an easy walk to the school! It’s in the middle of the historic city centre. Have fun😁👍🏻
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