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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Cook Spanish Paella with a Top Chef

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 401 reviews.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!

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!

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

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

This 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 (from 10 guests)
♥ 10% discount
♥ +2 courses

MENU TEAM BUILDING (+10 ppl)
♥ Spanish Paella
♥ Sangria
drink fruit&wine
♥ Pan con Tomate
appetizer
 
Many companies already made my team-building experience and they enjoyed it a lot! Amazon, Airbnb among them!
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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!

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…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 $221.

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 $32
/ person
Thu, 22 Oct
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (EDT)
$32 per person
$32 per person
Thu, 22 Oct
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
$32 per person
$32 per person
Fri, 23 Oct
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (EDT)
Private groups only
From $221 per group
From $221 per group

Meet your host, Helina

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 401 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 401 reviews.

Kath
October 2020
Great class! Helina's 1:1 attention and instruction was wonderful. Personable yet professional, the time went so fast with cooking tips interspersed with learning about living in Barcelona. Made the meat paella...absolutely delicious. She uses two camera angles so it is easy to see the process and results. For using Zoom, would recommend running it from your Smartphone, not your laptop so you have more flexibility for visual interaction. Enjoy!
Great class! Helina's 1:1 attention and instruction was wonderful. Personable yet professional, the time went so fast with cooking tips interspersed with learning about living in…
Christine
October 2020
A really fabulous experience. I can strongly recommend it. It allowed my family to do something different and really enjoyable together although we are spread across different countries and regions. Helina was excellent and very thorough in prep instructions and help during the session. She was very well prepared and having an overhead camera on her pan made her easy to follow.
A really fabulous experience. I can strongly recommend it. It allowed my family to do something different and really enjoyable together although we are spread across different coun…
Chris
October 2020
This was a fantastic experience and incredible meal! I highly recommend this. Be prepared with your ingredients as directed beforehand and you will be delighted with a great meal!
Izzie
October 2020
Can't recommend this class enough! So much fun and we learnt loads of really great daily cooking tips, as well as how to cook an easy, delicious paella. Thank you Helina!
Rachel
October 2020Private booking
Helina is an amazing instructor -- she was very patient throughout the process and set everyone up for success. The paella was so delicious! 10/10 would definitely recommend!!!
Sven
October 2020
Helina was a wonderful host and guided us excellent through the whole process of making the paella. She had a close look on everything we did (timing is key here) and the result was amazing. We definitely will cook this recipe again many times. 100% recommendation!
Helina was a wonderful host and guided us excellent through the whole process of making the paella. She had a close look on everything we did (timing is key here) and the result wa…

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  • Thu, 22 Oct
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (EDT)
    $32 per person
  • Thu, 22 Oct
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
    $32 per person
  • Fri, 23 Oct
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $221 per group
  • Fri, 23 Oct
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (EDT)
    $32 per person
  • Fri, 23 Oct
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (EDT)
    $32 per person
  • Fri, 23 Oct
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (EDT)
    $32 per person
  • Sat, 24 Oct
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    $32 per person
  • Sat, 24 Oct
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $32 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.

More tips

One ticket is for 1 person, not for the household.
One ticket includes serving for 2 people.