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Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

4.9 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider: Riyad El Cadi
Workshop or class

Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

Activity provider: Riyad El Cadi

From US$ 96.99 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

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Meeting point

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

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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

4.9 /5

based on 69 reviews

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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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March 26, 2023

Friendly reception from host, Khdija, and chef Farik. Amazing surroundings. Exceptional explanations of cooking tips, cooking preparation, pickling lemons, different spices and the combination of flavours. Very informative and good teaching. The whole experience was very relaxed. At no point did we feel rushed. The setting where we were served the meal we prepared was very grand and we were waitered upon exceptionally. This was certainly good value for money. We made and had 3 very different salads, a traditional chicken tagine and a traditional lamb tagine, with a glass of wine and water all included. Would totally recommend this experience. Thank you Khdija and Farik for such an enjoyable and interesting experience.

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March 26, 2023

We have spent a wonderful time with the team of the Riad El Cadi. On top of the cook we had a German speaking translator who not only did a great job in translating but also told us a lot about the country, traditions and culture. The food was excellent, we learned a lot and could enjoy it on the wonderful sunny rooftop terrace of the riad. Very recommend!

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March 26, 2023

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