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Cooking Workshop in Gastronomic Society

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Tour Details

Team up with the Chef at the market to pick the ingredients for the class

Join Naiara, your local Sherpa, on a fulfilling experience through the Basque culinary tradition! You’ll take part in a hands-on cooking class at one of the most important Basque gastronomic societies. An expert local chef will join you on a visit to the La Bretxa food market, where you will be able to chat with local vendors and choose fresh ingredients for the class. Then, it’s time to learn how to prepare classic Basque dishes, such as cod in pil pil sauce and fried anchovies and pair them with great Spanish wines. Along the way, Naiara will make sure you get all the fascinating stories about Basque culture and cuisine.

Finally, sit back and feast with your culinary creations in a friendly and authentic atmosphere.


Gluten Free | Vegan |Vegetarian

Meeting Point

Plaza Sarriegui – Raimundo Sarriegui sculpture (Map)

Departure Time

10:15 a.m. | Tuesday – Saturday

Languages Available

English, Spanish


5 hours

Group Size

Up to 10 people

Family friendly

Cultural and fun experience suitable for children


  • Dedicated professional tour guide
  • Market tour of La Bretxa food market with professional local chef
  • Access to a private gastronomic society
  • Welcome drink
  • 100% hands-on class
  • Multi course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class
  • Selection of Spanish wines
  • Recipes by email

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This culinary experience will include a guided tour of the La Bretxa food market and a cooking class at one of San Sebastian’s most exclusive gastronomic societies.

Meet Naiara, Your Native Sherpa

basque country

Naiara went with journalism as her chosen career, but also used her love of all things culinary when she landed a job with a food PR agency in London. Naiara quickly learned the major role that Spain plays in the food and wine business, which is why she decided to return to her native San Sebastian to lead guests on wonderful food and wine tours in the city.

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Skien ,Norway

Group Traveller

Excellent combination of tour and cooking

We started the morning with a tour at the food market. Elena and Yakoba have great knowledge about the city, history, local produce and food traditions. We moved on to the old part of the city, with the greatest concentration og pintxos bars. After a few tastings, Yakoba took us to the venue of the cooking class. It was truly a great experience to be in a “sociedad gastronomica” club house. Yakoba is a great teacher. We learned a lot from him at this session. This introduction to basque cuisine was a pleasure for us

August 20, 2018


Summit, USA

Family Traveller

Fun market visit and cooking class

We had an excellent time visiting the Bretxa Market and our private cooking lesson with Chef Ben. Chef Ben took our individual levels of cooking experience and really catered to them. The lesson was very hands-on and my husband and I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I would recommend this experience to anyone travelling to the area.

August 18, 2018


New York, USA

Solo Traveller

Wonderful, fun day

My boyfriend and I did the market tour and cooking class with Chef Ben in San Sebastian. We had an absolutely amazing time and learned a lot. It was an amazing experience. Highly recommend

August 7, 2018



Couple Traveller

A morning with Chef in San Sebastian

A morning with Chef Bendur in San Sebastian
Our market visit and cook along with Chef Ben was a huge success, thank you very much. Our morning started off at the market, Chef Ben pointed out the many fish varieties of the area, he showed how to choose the best fish and even introduced us to his favourite vendors. Next stop for fresh vegetables and then on to a delightful little bakery. Then it was off to hIs Kitchen Studio, very cute and clean. We had a grand time helping him cook our lunch, eating and sipping wine along the way. Some of the dishes were very new to us, which made it an exciting learning experience. Should not be missed!

July 25, 2018

Nicola R

Hong Kong

Couple Traveller

Fabulous fun day cooking in San Sebastian

We had an amazing time looking around the local food market and then cooking with a local chef. He was an excellent chef and extremely knowledgeable about the local area. Food we cooked was delicious and gave us lots of ideas to try and home. From the time we booked until we received the email with our recipes the customer service was also perfect. Highly recommend. Thank you

July 12, 2018
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