Marrakech Cooking Class
A Fun Day Learning To Cook Your Own Moroccan Lunch
Marrakech Cooking School offers cooking courses in a beautiful riad in Marrakech medina. Our trained chef Fatim-Zahra has over 30 years’ experience of cooking Moroccan dishes. You'll learn to cook a variety of tasty recipes such as pastilla, tagine and couscous. You will also experience a local market as we shop for ingredients; as well as sampling our own product for lunch!
Mellah market for ingredients
Learn about different spices
Traditional tea-making ceremony
Make & bake Moroccan bread
Prepare & cook your own lunch
Guidance by professional chef
Swimming pool available
Three course lunch with wine
Marrakech Cooking School offers daily Moroccan cooking courses in Marrakech medina. Based at Riad Africa, chef Fatim-Zahra has over 30 years’ experience of cooking delicious Moroccan dishes. In small groups of up to ten
'trainees', Fatim-Zahra will guide you as you learn to cook a variety of tasty Moroccan recipes.
Marrakech Cooking School offers a highly personalised, interactive and fun cooking day experience. Classes for private groups can be tailored to your tastes or join a daily workshop with other guests to create an international flavour! All classes are conducted in English-language and include preparation
of at least two mouth-watering Moroccan dishes such as briouat, pastilla and a spicy cooked salad plus a fish, chicken, beef or lamb tagine. Roast rabbit in Fassia mustard sauce is a real favourite as are Fatim-Zahra’s barbecued brochettes. Royal couscous is always prepared on Fridays – the traditional day for eating couscous in Morocco.
Every day Marrakech Cooking School’s ‘Dada’ demonstrates how to prepare couscous to perfection. All guests will try their hand at making dough and baking bread the Moroccan way! Menus change on a daily basis and our small group size guarantees a more personalised experience.
0900 Pick-up from riad or hotel
0915 Tour of Mellah market; buy fresh vegetables, spices and other ingredients
1000 Arrive Marrakech Cooking School; tea then begin cooking workshop
1400 Lunch time! Eat whatever you’ve cooked with a glass of local wine
1600 Transfer back to your riad or hotel
Notes: Wine is included with lunch. Please let us know any special dietary requirements in advance
Marrakech Cooking Classes operate daily (except in Ramadan) and must be booked in advance.
If you’d like to swim (cold water pool) please bring a swimming costume. Towels are provided. Bring sun cream and a sunhat too.
Relax at lunchtime and enjoy the fruits of your labour
Learn to make well known dishes as well as less known
A fascinating exploration into Moroccan cuisine
Preparation of ingredients is all part of the fun
Prices from £40 / 500 dirhams
Group Size £GBP Dirhams
2 adults £48 600
3 adults £46 575
4 adults £44 550
5 adults £42 525
6 adults+ £40 500
Note: Prices are Per Person
Price for children to age of 11 years old is £24 (300 dirhams) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.
Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech Medina with transfers to/from Marrakech Cooking School; visit to Mellah market; services/guidance from an English-speaking assistant (and waiter), professional chef and host, Fatim-Zahra, plus/ or her experienced assistant ‘Dada’; lunch with water & half bottle wine per person.
There may be a small additional transport charge for pick-up/drop-offs at accommodation outside of Marrakech medina, Hivernage or Gueliz; tips and items of a personal nature.
Hundreds of people have enjoyed this trip and we are proud of our customer satisfaction levels.
"Amazing day with a warm friendly family, learning about traditional Moroccan cooking. Would highly recommend. A must do while in Marrakech!" Kerrie Martin
"A great day learning to cook Berber tagine, Royal cous cous and even how to bake bread the Moroccan way! Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended" Gemma Wood