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Cairo, EgyptPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ahmed

5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Italian cuisine
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

I will teach you the tricks of how to cook a perfect egyptian meal. We will start our class with discussing our menu and the ingredients used. I will help you prepare the dishes while giving you a little history about the dish we are preparing and what makes it so unique in the Egyptian cuisine.

We will then dive straight into how to prepare and cook the meal while focusing on basic Egyptian cooking and serving styles.

Finally, since you can't really cook a meal without eating it, we will get to enjoy what we have collectively cooked and share great stories over a hard earned meal :)
Other things to note
This is a class for beginners and not to test your cooking experience, cooking should be fun and a stress free fun environment.
I will teach you the tricks of how to cook a perfect egyptian meal. We will start our class with discussing our menu and the ingredients used. I will help you prepare the dishes while giving you a little history about the dish we are preparing and what makes it so unique in the Egyptian cuisine.

We will then dive straight into how to prepare and cook the meal while focusing on basic Egyptian cooking and serving styles.

Fin…

What's included

  • Food
    Let me know if you have any allergies and will happily adjust the menu
  • Drinks
    Soft drinks, juice & beer
  • Equipment
    All cooking equipment

Meet your host, Ahmed

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I will host this with my father, Khalil. Born and raised in the outskirts of Cairo, he grew up in the kitchen along side his mother and grandmother. He studied pharmacy in Beirut, which sparked his interest in the combination of flavors in the kitchen and allowed him to experience different types of cuisine. Although he worked as a pharmacist for ten years, he continued to cook in his spare time, and enjoyed bringing the same patience and precision that is needed in the pharmacy to the kitchen. In 2013, we opened Lettuceat, a salad restaurant and a catering company.
I will host this with my father, Khalil. Born and raised in the outskirts of Cairo, he grew up in the kitchen along side his mother and grandmother. He studied pharmacy in Beirut, which sparked his interest in the combination of flavors in the kitchen and allowed him to experience different types of cuisine. Although he worked as a pharmacist for ten years, he continued to cook in his spare time, and enjoyed bringing the same patience and precision that is needed in the pharmacy to the kitchen.…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at my home in Nasr City. The house is located next to a local market where fresh produce are available on daily basis. We will visit it first then head to the kitchen to start cooking. My kitchen is the biggest area in the house and where I spend most of my time indulgently cooking.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Claudia
October 2019
The meal Ahmed planned for us to cook was authentic, elegant, and wonderfully delicious. We (with the help of his three sous chefs) prepared seven different dishes, some of which were familiar to us, none of which we’d ever cooked. We are very much looking forward to the e-mailed recipes arriving so we can try out some of these dishes at home. BTW, we found getting to his apartment in Cairo easy by Uber.
The meal Ahmed planned for us to cook was authentic, elegant, and wonderfully delicious. We (with the help of his three sous chefs) prepared seven different dishes, some of which…
Linda
August 2019
Cooking with Ahmed was a great experience, learning how Egyptians cook was something I had wanted to learn since the first time I came to Egypt. He was very good at explaining the different cooking techniques to me. We didn’t go to the market, which was something I looked forward to doing but as a whole the class was very good, I’m also still eagerly awaiting the email with the recipes from the class.
Cooking with Ahmed was a great experience, learning how Egyptians cook was something I had wanted to learn since the first time I came to Egypt. He was very good at explaining the…
Schuyler
April 2019
This was such an amazing experience! I had so much fun and learned how to make several great dishes that I can now impress my friends with. An unforgettable time!
Tram
February 2019
Ahmed’s cooking class, actually taught by his father— Mr. Khalil, was a highlight of my trip to Egypt. Mr.Khalil was a well -organized, knowledgeable, passionate, artful, and interesting cook. The dishes were fantastic. I felt like a special guest in Mr. Khalil’s home. I really enjoyed the class and would recommend to others.
Ahmed’s cooking class, actually taught by his father— Mr. Khalil, was a highlight of my trip to Egypt. Mr.Khalil was a well -organized, knowledgeable, passionate, artful, and inter…
Shakaya
December 2018
THE CLASS WAS WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD CAME OUT DELICIOUS. Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us and showing us how to eat and cook like a local. I would definitely refer someone here and advise people that if they want a warm and authentic experience come here! Thanks again guys for such a wonderful time and some great food!
THE CLASS WAS WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD CAME OUT DELICIOUS. Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us and showing us how to eat and cook like a local. I would definitely refe…
Nancy
November 2018
My husband and I had a wonderful time today with Ahmed and his father, chef extraordinaire, in their fabulous apartment. We started with a trip to the local market and ate fresh pita bread right out of the oven. Back to the apartment to begin cooking. I really learned a lot of cooking tips that I will use at home. I practiced coring vegetables for stuffing and also got to stuff the poultry. My husband isn't a cook but even he enjoyed stuffing the vegetables. All the food was delicious and I won't need to eat now for a week! This is a very special experience and one I really recommend.
My husband and I had a wonderful time today with Ahmed and his father, chef extraordinaire, in their fabulous apartment. We started with a trip to the local market and ate fresh pi…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.