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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco
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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

By Cultural Immersion Day Tours
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About
Set off in the morning or afternoon for the central market in Cusco, followed by a hands-on cooking class. Your lesson takes place in a modern, downtown cooking studio, where you’re introduced to a variety of local products and ingredients. Learn to prepare popular dishes from a Peruvian chef, accompanied by beverages such as a pisco sour and purple corn–based “chicha morada.”
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Ages 10-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Professional chef teaches you about Peruvian cuisine with lunch or dinner
  • Market visit and cooking lesson make an easy introduction to Andean kitchens
  • Learn about the diversity of ingredients used in local dishes
  • Enjoy an appetizer, main course, and dessert with national beverages

  • Cooking class
  • Fruit tasting
  • Professional Peruvian chef (English/Spanish-speaking)
  • All ingredients
  • All meals (Appetizer, main course, dessert)
  • Pisco Sour and Chicha Morada
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • San Pedro Central Market, Thupaq Amaru 477, Cusco 08002, Peru
    We will meet at San Pedro Market Door number 1.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8721P57

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Average groups are of 4 and the maximum is 12 people
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    suzanne r
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    Wonderful way to spend the afternoon!
    Review of Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco
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    Jesus met us at the market and we did a tour - he was very thorough about the products and we enjoyed tasting the delicious chocolate! From there it was a short taxi ride to the cooking studio which was very modern and well laid out as a perfect teaching kitchen. We really enjoyed making our own pisco sours and the food was delicious (no spoiler alert)! The facility was clean, modern, expansive and well equipped. Highly recommend this to people who enjoy learning about food, cooking and local traditions. Great for singles (small groups, very social), couples and friends!!! PS…You will not need dinner afterwards!
    Written 29 November 2022
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    Kerrin A
    Quito, Ecuador8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022 • Solo
    I had so much fun doing this market tour and cooking class. Chef Jesus was super talented, kind, and knowledgeable, and made the experience so much fun for everyone. The market tour was super fun and we were able to try some local cheese and chocolate. We made multiple different dishes during the cooking that that were all delicious! Chef Jesus was able to make substitutions in dishes to fit everyone’s needs. 10/10 recommend!
    Written 8 July 2022
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    Marc S
    Boston, MA22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    Chef Jesus Alexander delivered a fantastic experience explaining all the ingredients on the local market and while cooking. The food, the kitchen, the overall experience was fantastic. I can only recommend it and thank him and the entire group for a great afternoon/evening.
    Written 22 September 2022
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    spotalbert
    Franklin, TN14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    This was so much more than a cooking class—this was an experience! The tour of San Pedro Market was fascinating; Chef Jesus is very knowledgeable about Peruvian foods and their history within the culture. We had lots of questions, and he was able answer them all in detail. In the class, the foods and the drink we learned to make were all absolutely delicious. We had eaten dinner at a highly acclaimed restaurant the night before, and we all agreed the foods we prepared with Chef Jesus were better than what we had at that restaurant. This class was a highlight of our stay in Cusco, and I would not hesitate to recommend it!
    Written 23 November 2022
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    Jennika E
    Ladysmith, Canada29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our session was lead by Ernesto. He provided a fantastic experience all the way through from the guided tour through San Pedro market, taste testing various items to all the deliciousness in the kitchen! We was great at double checking food restrictions and was attentive throughout! All the food was absolutely amazing! Would definitely recommend!
    Written 18 November 2023
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    edward e
    San Francisco, CA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    On return to Cusco from Machu Picchu my wife and I took this class with Jesus. We had a nice walk around the central Cusco and the food market. Jesus is very knowledgeable about his city as well as being a skillful chef. We learned a lot about the local cuisine, had fun during the class and enjoyed the delicious food jointly prepared.
    Written 4 June 2021
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    Thank you for your review and trusting Cultural Immersion. We are happy to know about your experience and know that you got to immerse in peruvian cuisine Looking forward to serve you again . Best Regards....
    Written 24 August 2021
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    Philipp Ebner
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Friends
    This cooking class was perfect from start to finish. Jesus showed us around the market and we tried various foods along stands while shopping the groceries for the food we were going to cook. He was very knowledgeable about all the different fruits and vegetables that are unique to Peru and explained them in the context of Peruvian culture and cuisine.

    The kitchen studio where the class took place was very beautiful, spacious (important! Not all classes are like this) and clean. Jesus was very patient, clear and easy to follow during the classes. He is a very funny and witty guy, and knows how to create a fun & collaborative atmosphere among the people attending the class.

    The food itself was incredible tasty and Jesus took special care to explain how to recreate each dish at home even when certain ingredients are not available in your home country. He also sends the recipes to your email at the end of the class.

    All in all, I highly recommend this class. There are many cooking class options in Cusco, but from what I read and my experience with Jesus this class is definitely the best option!
    Written 26 April 2022
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    Olga S
    Budapest, Hungary15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved this cooking couse from the first moment. The market tour was very informative, so many unknown fruits to try. The cooking was fun and relaxing, Dael is great. I recommend it for anyone who is in Cusco, to taste local ingredients and know about peruvian cooking habits.
    Written 4 May 2024
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    Michael F
    Woodstock, GA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    Jesús began our experience with a very informative and interactive market tour. His manner is engaging and friendly and his knowledge and delivery is professional. He led us back to the professional cooking studio which was clean and beautifully presented. He explained each step of our experience, thoroughly, and provided an atmosphere of fun and celebration while also teaching us the history of the dishes we made and the ways the ingredients could be used in other Peruvian dishes. My husband and I chose to do this on our last day in Cusco after almost 2 weeks in the country for our honeymoon. We can’t wait to share our experiences with friends and family when we return to the USA by cooking an authentic Peruvian meal with Pisco Sours, of course.
    Written 30 September 2022
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    Jared
    Ucluelet, Canada39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    We had a great dining experience at our Peruvian Cooking Class. With one fussy child we were expecting her to be a spectator for most of the meal. With the presentation of all the local foods and fruits it was a very engaging process and even the fussy one tried everything. The whole family left feeling extremely full and educated in Peruvian cuisine. I highly recommend.
    Written 17 November 2023
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