Want to learn the best of Spanish cooking from a professional chef?
I run cooking courses from my Finca out in the Andalucian countryside. The aim is to teach guests to be confident in their culinary ability and make classic Mediterranean dishes, with a twist, such as tapas, paella, desserts and much more – all under expert guidance.
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It’s not just about the experience in the kitchen – holidays here are about exploring Andalucia through its local cuisine. This includes the hustle and bustle of the Mercado Central in Cadiz , the taste of sherry in one of many bodegas of Jerez de la Frontera and ordering the best food in an authentic restaurant (not a ‘tourist trap’ in sight).
It’s not all activity – there is still time to relax within idyllic surroundings. Finca Alta Cocina is set in six acres of land, residing underneath a picturesque hill covered in olive trees.
The modern guest house has four en-suite double rooms – three with balconies – and a spacious living room. If the Spanish sun feels a little too hot, there’s the 12 x 6 – metre pool outside to cool off.
The 4-day course
Breaks begin on Wednesdays and cost €618 per person, which includes the accommodation, food, excursions and classes. A maximum of six persons can attend the course, to ensure everyone gets to be hands on in the kitchen.
We begin with a visit to the historic port city of Cádiz before 11am, where we sample the sights, sounds and smells of the local market before picking up our ingredients. We then stop off for tapas in one of the best tapas bars in the city.
After lunch a trip to Jerez de la Frontera, another traditional Andalucian city, known worldwide for its signature sherry. We take a tour of one of the local sherry bodegas and sample some of the delightful produce.
We then make our way back to the local town of Algodonales, for dinner to try the delicious local cuisine in one of many restaurants located around the main square.
Breakfast between 9.30am and 10am , followed by a free afternoon for guests to explore the local area, swim or sunbathe.
Cooking classes begin at 5.30pm and finish around 8.30pm, where we will make a dinner including a variety of tapas, with wine and dessert.
A leisurely breakfast, followed by a free afternoon. In this evening’s cooking classes we get to grips with paella, again accompanied by local wine and a dessert.
Breakfast followed by some more free time. Day Four’s class will be putting together a three-course farewell dinner complete with drinks.
Departure after breakfast.
To get in touch about booking your trip, or if you have any questions, contact me using the form below