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4 Hour Small-Group Traditional Greek Cooking Class

Highlights
  • Learn to cook Greek food from a local chef
  • Visit the Central Market and another off-the-beaten-path shopping destination
  • Lesson on Greece's culinary history
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4 Hour Small-Group Traditional Greek Cooking Class
From USD 70.46
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4 hour afternoon cooking class with market walk
USD 70.46
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4 hour morning cooking class with market walk
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Overview
Immerse yourself in the culinary history and practices of Greece with this 3.5-hour traditional cooking class in Athens. Tour Athens' Central Food Market to purchase produce, then head back to the kitchen with your guide to prepare dishes using the local, fresh ingredients. You'll learn along with a small group of just 15 people, which ensures an intimate atmosphere and dedicated attention from your guide.
What to Expect
First things first! We need ingredients so together with your cook you will head into Varvakios Agora, the Athens' Central Market where all of the freshest, best produce is sold in the city coming in from all over Greece: But it's not just a place for buying food; your cook will show you some hidden bars, cafes and shops that you can come back to for some more interesting experiences than just finding a restaurant in the Plaka!
Once back at the cooking studio you'll have some time to get to know each other and talk about the menu for the day, we use seasonal ingredients here so all of our dishes are using produce when it's at it's best. We also like to create dishes that give us a reason to talk about some of the places around our beautiful country so that you can learn more about local food traditions.

Then it's time to cook!

We are now in the late summer/early autumn period so you will be making:
- Athenian mini pies (including the pastry)
- Santorini fava
- Evian carrot salad with tahini yoghurt dressing
- Moussaka-stuffed tomatoes
- Peloponnesian orange pie

All classes include drinking water, a generous serving of local wine and a shot of local digestive liquor.

After the class relax with your meal in our yard. You'll have the opportunity to ask your cook about what to see and do in Athens while you're here!

Please bear in mind that we are a fun cooking class for people of all cooking experience levels who want to make a nice meal with a local cook for a really good price so if you are looking for a Michelin star standard cooking experience to match your top chef skills you'll need to find somewhere that provides it!
Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
A good way to learn about the local culture

The market tour covered quite a few areas from meats to dairy to herbs and spices, providing insights on the local culture throughout, which items would be used in which situations etc. The second part covered preparing and cooking Greek cuisine. You get walked through...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago
The Best Thing to do in Athens!

We were planning a trip to Greece and wanted something less touristy to do. We found the Greek Kitchen and decided to give this a try. We are certainly glad we did! Our chef Vasia was fantastic. She took us to the market, and then...More

Thank jennielwood
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience! Loved every minute of it!

What a truly fantastic way to spend half a day in Athens!! The Kitchen itself is cosy yet spacious with a warm, welcoming feeling as soon as you walk in. I was offered a mastika candy when I arrived which was a nice touch (delicious...More

1  Thank Schled
Reviewed 10 September 2018
A Delightful Food Experience

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the Athens food market with Vasia -- an authentic, gritty market where the chefs of Athens shop. You could buy just about anything there! We also really enjoyed the cooking class afterward. Perfectly focused on the...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 10 September 2018
Fantastic Greek cooking class! Bravo!

I loved this 4 hour traditional Greek cooking class led by Vasia, it was great to make some traditional Greek dishes and and enjoy our meal at the end together. Vasia was extremely knowledgable, giving us useful tips throughout the class and encouraging us to...More

Thank MissMyLy
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Melinda B
16 September 2018|
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Response from Anna M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We talked a lot, but I don’t think it would have been much less had we not. Tons of fun and very practical! I’m not much of a cook (my husband is), but I have already repeated some of the dishes at home!
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