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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Cook Spanish Paella with a Top Chef

Barcelona, SpainPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

Online experience hosted by Helina

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Welcome to my Paella experience! Here we will create my absolute favorite and the most beloved Spanish dish around
the world:
♥ Paella!
ALL from scratch, following step by step my family recipe, exactly in the way we did in our family restaurant!

You can CHOOSE to cook Seafood or Meat Paella, Paella Mixta, or Vegetarian!

This is so much more than just a live cooking class! I will not only share with you every step of my family recipe but also teach you a lot about the Spanish approach to cooking! While cooking and enjoying a glass of our favorite drink, we’ll talk about Barcelona, delicious Spanish food, culture, traditions, and a lot more!

My Experience is great for family gatherings or online meetings with your friends and colleagues. Looking to organize a birthday or other party with family and friends while being locked at home? Just let me know and we will make it happen!

♥TEAM-BUILDING

My Experience is great for TEAM-BUILDING. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.

SPECIAL OFFER for TEAM-BUILDING Private Groups
♥20% discount: 30ppl+
♥ 2courses +

MENU TEAM BUILDING
♥ Spanish Paella
♥ Sangria
drink fruit&wine
♥ Pan con Tomate
appetizer
 
Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn, Airbnb, and other companies already made my team-building experience, and they enjoyed it a lot!
Welcome to my Paella experience! Here we will create my absolute favorite and the most beloved Spanish dish around
the world:
♥ Paella!
ALL from scratch, following step by step my family recipe, exactly in the way we did in our family restaurant!

You can CHOOSE to cook Seafood or Meat Paella, Paella Mixta, or Vegetarian!

This is so much more than just a live cooking class! I will not only share with you ever…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Helina can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $460.

What to bring

  • You can choose if you’d like to cook Seafood or Meat paella or maybe you prefer paella Mixta, where you will combine seafood and meat together, or Vegetarian paella!
  • PRICE IS FOR 1 PERSON, NOT FOR HOUSEHOLD, that includes SERVINGS for 2 people. Please don't multiply the ingredients, it can be confusing for you and the other guests following different instructions and you or other guests could miss some steps!
    PRICE IS FOR 1 PERSON, NOT FOR HOUSEHOLD, that includes SERVINGS for 2 people. Please don't multiply the ingredients, it can be confusing f…
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have a special paella pan, simply show me the pans you have in your kitchen and we will work it out!
  • You'll need utensils like: paella pan or ordinary flat skillet pan (take the biggest you have), an ordinary soup pot (medium size), a cutting board, a chef’s knife, a big spoon or spatula for your pan, nice to have a pair of tongs.
    You'll need utensils like: paella pan or ordinary flat skillet pan (take the biggest you have), an ordinary soup pot (medium size), a cuttin…
  • Seafood Paella Ingredients 2 people: rice 7oz/200g., seafood stock 0.85quart/800ml, squid or cuttlefish 7oz/200g, 4 shell-on prawns, 4 mussels, 2 garlic cloves, ½ red sweet pepper, 2 ripe tomatoes, olive oil, sweet smoked paprika (1 tsp), saffron
    Seafood Paella Ingredients 2 people: rice 7oz/200g., seafood stock 0.85quart/800ml, squid or cuttlefish 7oz/200g, 4 shell-on prawns, 4 musse…
From $46
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, 26 Feb
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
Join 4 other guests
$46 per person
$46 per person
Fri, 26 Feb
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
Join 5 other guests
$46 per person
$46 per person
Sat, 27 Feb
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
$46 per person
$46 per person

Meet your host, Helina

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 786 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a chef & founder of www.PaellaBarcelona.com cooking school and a real foodie.

Having been a Paella chef in our family restaurant for a decade, then running my Paella Experience https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/378164 for several years; today I can firmly claim: I’ve been cooking paella for almost half of my life!

My daughter Mary, who is a chef & passionate food lover, is my primary support in our @paella.BCN cooking experience! We both are in love with food and have our cooking YouTube show.

In our sold-out Barcelona Paella Experience, we have hosted hundreds of home-cooked dinners for more than 5000 guests from all over the world. We received 1462 reviews, 97% of which are 5star!

Having been stuck at home made us redesign our job. Now we make this online Paella Experience for people around the world to have fun & connect!
I’m a chef & founder of www.PaellaBarcelona.com cooking school and a real foodie.

Having been a Paella chef in our family restaurant for a decade, then running my Paella Experience https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/378164 for several years; today I can firmly claim: I’ve been cooking paella for almost half of my life!

My daughter Mary, who is a chef & passionate food lover, is my primary support in our @paella.BCN cooking experience! We both are in love with food and have o…
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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 786 reviews.

Diane
February 2021
Super fun and approachable for all cooking levels. Helina's videos on how to prepare the different ingredients were brilliant! Very helpful and easy to understand. Our Paella turned out great and I look forward to making it again soon! I may even invest in a Paella pan.
Super fun and approachable for all cooking levels. Helina's videos on how to prepare the different ingredients were brilliant! Very helpful and easy to understand. Our Paella turne…
David
February 2021
Great class and Helina was a really laid back instructor and the finished product was delicious!! The recipe for the Sangria was also excellent. Highly recommend!
Jeff
February 2021
We booked a private class for about 30 family members and friends in 6 different states to celebrate a birthday at a time when we couldn't actually get together. It was a fabulous experience! Everyone, from experienced cooks to budding younger cooks, had a terrific time and reported having a delicious dinner to enjoy. Helina answered questions before the class and even had a birthday candle ready. during the class, she took time to engage each person and she was careful to check in with the cooks to see how they were doing. The pre-class preparation engaged everyone before the class started, and everyone felt an intimate sense of joy at the end. We highly recommend this experience with Helina whom we think of as our Barcelona chef!
We booked a private class for about 30 family members and friends in 6 different states to celebrate a birthday at a time when we couldn't actually get together. It was a fabulous…
Adrien
February 2021
Helina did a wonderful job communicating before our class. There were 16 of us (8 couples), and she made sure everyone was involved during the class. The sangria, Pan con Tomate, and paella were all delicious. I know we will all make them again!
Helina did a wonderful job communicating before our class. There were 16 of us (8 couples), and she made sure everyone was involved during the class. The sangria, Pan con Tomate,…
Kelly
February 2021
What an awesome experience! Helena is an incredible chef and was so skilled at guiding us all through different paella recipes. We had a great time and will be back!
Chris
February 2021
We received this as a gift and weren’t totally sure how an online cooking class would go. Turns out it was an AMAZING experience. The food was fantastic! We are definitely not experienced chefs and we found the instructions clear and easy to follow. Helina was awesome. She made sure everyone was on the same page and that nobody fell behind. At one point, she looked at our pan (through a computer screen, by the way) and said we would need three more minutes until the next step. We set a timer...and sure enough it was exactly three minutes. We were impressed and would highly recommend this course! Thanks for a great time and a recipe we will continue to make!!
We received this as a gift and weren’t totally sure how an online cooking class would go. Turns out it was an AMAZING experience. The food was fantastic! We are definitely not expe…

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    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $46 per person
  • Fri, 26 Feb
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    Join 5 other guests
    $46 per person
  • Fri, 26 Feb
    9:30 PM - 11:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $460 per group
  • Sat, 27 Feb
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $460 per group
  • Sat, 27 Feb
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $460 per group
  • Sat, 27 Feb
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    $46 per person
  • Sat, 27 Feb
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    This time is popular
    $46 per person
  • Sat, 27 Feb
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    $46 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.