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Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

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Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

Activity provider: Riyad El Cadi
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From US$ 67.64 per person

Under the guidance of a head chef, prepare an exquisite 4-course meal in the open air using traditional recipes and small clay coal ovens. Learn about the culture and pleasures of the sweet and salty cuisine of Morocco: traditional slow food.

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Duration 4 hours
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French, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience Moroccan culture through an authentic cooking course
  • Cook your own gourmet meal in the stylish ambience of 14th-century historical Riad
  • Learn about ingredients, techniques, and regional traditions
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and fresh mint tea at the end of the course
  • Take an optional culinary tour through the colorful markets of Marrakech
Full description
Have you always dreamed of colorful markets, unfamiliar eastern spices, and preparing a simple but exquisite tagine with the freshest ingredients? Then you will be elated with this cooking course. You'll be picked up in lively Jemaa El Fna and driven to Riad by one of our employees. There, the lead chef will be waiting for you with the ingredients prepared. In the kitchen courtyard, you'll work under artful instruction, cooking an exquisite 4-course meal using traditional recipes and a small clay, coal-burning oven. While your tagine cooks over the fire, you'll prepare a selection of Moroccan salads that serve as the prelude to every Moroccan meal. At the end, dessert will be served. Enjoy a good Moroccan wine with your own authentic meal, and linger after your cooking adventure for mint tea and fresh pastries. Moroccan cuisine uses only regional, seasonal products and provides a wonderful balance of sweet and salty dishes; it makes use of original ingredients like rose water and pickled lemons. Your cooking course can be tailored to your wishes. For those who want to learn a little bit about shopping in Morocco, an optional visit to an authentic Moroccan bazaar is just the thing. The market visit will be followed by a tea ceremony and a snack.
  • Pick-up from Jemaa El Fna Plaza
  • Cooking course
  • 1 glass of wine per person
  • Tea or coffee at the end of the session
  • Mineral water
  • Additional drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months. All participants between 6-12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative Antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts.

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Meeting point

Riyad El Cadi, 87 Derb Moulay Abdul Kader, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco.

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Important information

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  • Optional market visit is available for an additional 20 EUR per person (minimum 2 people)
  • In order to offer a smooth experience for all, you may be requested to find an alternative date. If necessary, you will be contacted and offered an alternative date and time when the cooking course is available.
  • Booking is dependent on availability
  • Number of participants is between 2-8
  • English tours are not available on Sundays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

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Be sure to have it picked up at the cafe de france ..... Cooking class in German was perfect .... Team super entertaining ..... Very exciting and not only watching but you can also do it yourself .... we are 65 year 50 year 30 year all three were thrilled. We are from the Spreewald to marrakech for the first time .....

December 18, 2019

Great cooking fun for four - learned a lot about the use of spices - in the end enjoyed the very delicious, typical Moroccan food in the beautiful riad - could have sat forever - if you like to eat regionally and want to know how it works, this is the place for you- Cook and guide are well matched!

November 1, 2019

Wir hatten das Glück, dass wir nur zu Zweit waren und so viel mehr mithelfen und anpacken konnten beim zubereiten der Gerichte. Es war eine super Erfahrung, das Essen war köstlich, der Koch und der Übersetzer/ Moderator waren beide sehr freundlich. Zu Beginn wurde uns noch etwas das Riad gezeigt, was ich persönlich als sehr toll empfunden habe. Wir würden es immer wieder machen und können es jedem nur empfehlen.

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September 18, 2019

Product ID: 27365