Paella can help create a party, a social occasion and/or a team-building debate (often over the creation of the paella itself!) - making this one of the most sociable, communal and enjoyable of all culinary activities.  

Where?

Barcelona:
If you are coming to Barcelona, we offer this experience in a beautiful 12th Century traditional masia (Catalan country house), just 20 minutes from Barcelona, in a Catalan wine-producing region. This is a wonderfully rural spot, surrounded by fresh air and vineyards, and just a stone's throw from the sea.

Malaga:
If you are joining us in Malaga, then we offer this activity in the gardens of restaurant next to the beach, or alternatively in a beautiful Spanish Hacienda just outside Malaga.

Other destinations:
We can also bring all of the equipment and catering service to any other destination, as long as they are happy to work with outside caterers. Prices may vary depending on location.

What Can We Expect?
 
As you may know, Paella is a rice dish that celebrates the joy of communal dining and is Spain's proudest culinary achievement... and there are as many variations of paella as there are cooks (or villages) in Spain. We will teach participants to cook an all-star seafood version of the dish.
 
Paella was originally farm labourers' food, cooked by the workers over a wood fire for their lunchtime meal.  It was made with rice, plus whatever was to hand around the rice fields and countryside: tomatoes, onions and snails, with a few beans added for flavour and texture.
 
In our Paella Making Competition, our multi-lingual, companionable and experienced chefs will help you to master all there is to know about making the perfect paella. They will give a live demonstration on the making of the dish, before helping to divide your group into teams of 10-12 people. Teams will then weave their own culinary magic on their bespoke paella, while being guided by one of our chefs.

Upon completion, our head chef will be judging the competition entries on flavour, presentation and 'knowledgeable flair'. The dish which most delights will be declared the winner. 

As well as a fun competition for all involved, there is also emphasis on this activity being a very sociable occasion - something which the Spanish are also masters at!
 
Group sizes

We can happily accommodate group sizes from 40 to 400 people for this activity.

Can You Supply Food (And Drink) Options?

What awaits the patient, creative cooks at the end of this culinary journey? Eating their own, homemade paella!
 
Served with the region's crisp white wine (or a stouter red if preferred), this culinary delight is made complete with a traditional Spanish starter, plus a dessert, as well as beer and soft drinks, as required. 



In Conclusion

Aim to cook the perfect paella under the guidance of our master chefs, while in ​fun, friendly ​competition with your colleagues.

​The duration for this activity is approximately 3 hours (1.5 hours for welcome drinks and cooking, plus 1.5 hours for dining and socialising). 
Transport time from Barcelona to the venue is approximately 25-20 minutes.
Transport time from Malaga to the Hacienda is around 30 minutes.
Transport is not included in the cost, but we will help you arrange transportation where required.
 
​Do contact us for further information and prices. ​

The price includes a welcome drink of cava on arrival, Hors d'oeuvres served during the paella preparations, all ingredients for the paella making contest, aprons for the participants, plus an open bar during the paella preparations (serving beer, wine, sangria and soft drinks).