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Looking for the best cooking class Marrakech? Look no further than the authentic Berber Cooking Class Marrakech, where you can delve into the rich culinary traditions of Arab, Berber, Jewish, African, and French influences. Morocco’s Berber cuisine is renowned for its healthy and flavorful dishes, made possible by the abundance of locally grown fresh produce and the skillful use of spices, herbs, and oils. From Tajines to Couscous, Salads to flatbreads, the variety of mouthwatering meals is sure to impress.
To truly experience the essence of Berber cooking, join us on a culinary adventure in a genuine Berber family house. We recommend booking your class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays to coincide with the local weekly market, where you’ll have the opportunity to select the freshest ingredients firsthand. Beginning at 9 am with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation, our journey takes us to the bustling market, where you’ll be captivated by the array of vibrant vegetables and fruits available to Moroccan families and esteemed chefs.
We join a real Berber Family in their house. The Berber cooking class is run by Malika the Grandmother of the Family, an experienced cook whose trade secrets have passed down her family for generations. English-speaking driver/guide will do the translation to English and will be assisting in the cooking class as you learn about the techniques of traditional local cooking. How to make mint tea, how to make Moroccan bread, how to cook it in a traditional oven above a wooden fire, and how to milk a cow…). Our cooking class provides a wealthy source of information on Moroccan cuisine, cooking methods, and spices. Dishes are cooked in traditional earthenware Tajines on a Majmar, a charcoal-burning brazier.
We will be in Marrakesh around 5 pm.
Our Berber cooking class is a unique experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of the Berber people, an indigenous group from North Africa. Led by experienced local chefs, the class guides you through the process of preparing traditional Berber dishes while sharing cultural insights and stories.
The market tour is an integral part of the Berber cooking class. Led by our knowledgeable guides, you’ll explore a bustling local market where you’ll discover a variety of fresh ingredients, aromatic spices, and vibrant produce that are essential to Berber cuisine. This immersive experience offers a glimpse into the vibrant colors and flavors of Moroccan culture.
No prior cooking experience is required to join our Berber cooking class. Our skilled chefs will guide you through each step of the cooking process, from selecting ingredients at the market to creating authentic dishes. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, our class is designed to accommodate all skill levels.
Our cooking class covers a range of traditional Berber dishes, including tagines, couscous, and various vegetable-based recipes. You’ll gain hands-on experience in crafting these dishes, learning the techniques and flavors that define Berber cuisine.
Absolutely! Our Berber cooking class is perfect for individuals, families, and groups looking to share a memorable culinary experience. Group bookings can be arranged in advance to ensure everyone enjoys the journey together.
Yes, our cooking class welcomes participants of all ages, including children. It’s a fantastic opportunity for families to bond over cooking and learning about a new culture. Children will have the chance to engage in a fun and educational experience while creating delicious dishes.
We strive to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies to ensure everyone can fully enjoy the cooking class experience. Please inform us of any specific dietary needs when making your reservation, and we will do our best to tailor the class to your requirements.
Reserving a spot for our Berber cooking class is easy. Simply contact us and let us know your dates and number of people. Be sure to book in advance, as spaces can fill up quickly.
We recommend wearing comfortable and casual clothing suitable for a cooking environment. Aprons and cooking utensils will be provided, but it’s best to avoid wearing anything too formal or restrictive.
Yes, the cooking class is conducted in English to ensure clear communication between participants and our instructors. Our chefs are fluent in English and will be able to guide you through the class smoothly.
Join us in experiencing the magic of Berber cuisine through our cooking class. Immerse yourself in a journey of flavors, traditions, and stories that will leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for Moroccan culture.
What an amazing tour. If you want to experience a little bit of the Moroccan rural areas, book!
It was exactly what we wanted to experience. An authentic and eye opening market, wonderful views & a day spent with Malika & her beautiful family cooking a Tajine.
Our guide Zakaria was wonderful, prompt, knowledgeable and charming. He had great rapport with Malika and the family, which made the tour even better. Zakaria we wish you well on your English exams & see big things for your future in the tourism industry!
I had read a few reviews about the cooking element not being very hands on – I completely disagree! We were involved in every step of the Tajine making. Adding spices, cutting vegetables, making bread – The end result was very tasty. Cooking over charcoal have the Tajine such a Smokey flavour.
If you are a hygiene/clean freak – this tour may not be for you. It is a very authentic experience & nothing at all like a western commercialised kitchen. We had no issues after eating any of the food. Everything was extremely fresh & delicious.
I highly recommend this traditional and authentic experience. It was a day of my travels I will always cherish. Maybe take a book with you as the Tajine does take a while to cook!
Thank you again Zakaria & Malika
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This was an amazing and very authentic day trip. Youness, our guide, was the best too. He told us all about the history of Morocco and the Berber people, and answered our endless questions as well. We visited a traditional open air market to pick up the food we’d be preparing, before going to a local Berber family home on the side of a mountain. There, we were met by a lovely woman and her extended family. She couldn’t speak English, but wore a big warm smile and Youness translated everything for us. She welcomed us with traditional mint tea which she taught us how to prepare, along with some biscuits and nuts. Then, we got to business cutting up veggies, kneading dough, and layering our tagine. It was all cooked on an open wood fire. We enjoyed a terrific feast, followed by an opportunity to try to milk their cow (which lived in a stall inside their house, beside the kitchen). Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. Our family loved every minute, including each of our 3 children (15 yrs, 11 yrs and 3 yrs). BTW, Youness was so great at assisting our 3 year old so that she could help with the cooking the whole time. Highly recommend this tour.
Nice day trip to do from Marrakech
We had a very nice day trip to a local family in the mountains. Our guide was super friendly so we felt right at ease. He took us to a local market where there were not any tourists, it was quite an experience, after that we arrived to the berber family. The cooking ‘class’ itself was not that extensive, we helped cutting the vegetables and kneading the dough for the bread. But beside that we didn’t do that much cooking, for example the local lady did all the spices and put together the dough, I think it’s more that they forgot that for us everything was new and for them it’s something they have been making for years! But also it turned out tagine is quite a simple recipe. We had a great experience though! While it was cooking we visited an argan company and berber museum and a spices place. After that we ate the food we prepared and went back to Marrakech. The guide even gave us a tagine as a gift! We had a wonderful day and if you happen to get the same guide we had I’m sure you will also have a great experience 🙂
Incredible experience with an amazing guide
Mar 2018 • Couples
We did several excursions with Youness during our stay in Morocco and would highly recommend him as a guide for all and any trips. He has a wealth of knowledge on Morocco, is patient, courteous, helpful, and overall made things easy for us. Do not look anywhere else for a guide, Youness is the only one you need to bring your Moroccan experience to a higher level. Cannot say enough great things about the tours and Youness. Enjoy!
Fabulous time with morkosh again
We spent an amazing Day in ourika with omar, excellent guide driver and wondurful cook. We enjoyed the best tajine and learned the recipe. Great trip in the valley !
I recommand morkosh to everyone looking for authenticity.
Thank you omar.