Cooking Classes in Marrakech
We offer fun cooking classes at Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman!
Outline of our Marrakech Cooking Classes
Our Marrakech cooking classes gives you the opportunity to experience first hand a slice of life in the vibrant Marrakech medina. We keep the classes small – maximum group size is six – and the class is led by our chef Karima, and Hassan, who translates everything from French to English.
The cooking class takes place in the courtyard of our riad. The class starts at 10h00 and lasts for approximately 4 hours, and includes a visit to the local communal oven (furan) where locals bake their homemade bread and biscuits, shopping at the local market, called a “souq” where we buy all the fresh ingredients for the class, preparing an assortment of traditional Moroccan dishes – salads and a tagine, and finally eating all the delicious dishes you’ve prepared! We also provide you with the recipe sheets so you can impress your friends and family back home.
Cooking with our chef Karima is an inspiring experience
Karima is a gifted chef, she learnt her skill at home with her mum and grandmother. She is known in the family as the one with “magic in her hands”. Examples of some of the dishes Karima will teach are:
- Aubergine salad
- Courgette salad
- Sweet tomato salad
- Taktouka (green pepper and tomato)
- Chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives
- Lamb tagine with prunes
- Sliced orange with cinnamon
What are Moroccan Salads and Tagines?
Moroccan salads are made from cooked vegetables, delicately flavoured with various seasonings, herbs and spices. A tagine is a main course dish typically consisting of meat or fish with vegetables or dried fruit, named after the ceramic dish with cylindrical lid they are cooked in. There are many variations of tagines.
Moroccan dessert and Mint Tea
Once the salads are in the serving dishes and the tagine is slowly cooking, Karima will teach you how to make a simple yet delicious Moroccan dessert – Sliced Orange with Cinnamon. To top off the class, Hassan will demonstrate for you the secret to making delicious Moroccan mint tea.
Not just a cooking class, also a classy lunch!
As the tagine is cooking, the aroma fills the riad, and by the time it is ready, you will be so hungry to taste it! We’ll serve your lunch on the sun terrace or in the salon beside the open fire, depending on the season. Lunch includes at least 4 dishes that you have prepared, mineral water, tea and coffee. Moroccan wine is available (extra charge).
After the class we will send you all the recipes by email. Feel free to make notes during the class, but you will find the recipes come with comprehensive instructions.
Booking your Marrakech Cooking Class
Our cooking classes are available to all – just send an email to email@example.com to check availability and to book your class. click here to send email to book your Marrakech cooking class.
The minimum number of students is two, the maximum is six. The price is 50 euros per person – this price includes:
- all ingredients
- tour of the market (souk)
- cooking with Karima
- mint tea during the class
- lunch comprising of the dishes you have prepared
- accompanying mineral water
- mint tea or coffee after lunch
- recipes emailed to you
If you have a special request, please let us know. For example if you want to learn only vegetarian or fish dishes or a specific meat dish, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Programme of Cooking Class in Marrakech
- 10h00: Head out to local communal oven and souks to shop for ingredients
- 11h-13h00: Preparation of the menu
- 13h30: Feasting!