With A Cooking Day I bring you inside my home kitchen to learn about Spanish cooking while experiencing first hand Spanish culture and lifestyle.

After welcome and greetings we will start with a short walk around the house, weather permitting. Back in the kitchen we will grab the aprons and begin the instructive and entertaining hands-on cooking session. Mid-process there will be a break to enjoy an aperitif and the first glass of wine. Once the cooking is done it is time to sit and share the food just prepared, taste some more wine and enjoy the relaxed conversation over the table. We eat outdoors everytime possible, and streching on the “sobremesa” with some more tea or coffee is a must.

The cooking session is focused on traditional Spanish and regional cuisine. The menu is seasonal, often using local and organic ingredients, and we will prepare together three dishes from scratch, with a home cooking approach and plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate. You will also discover and taste delicious local products or homemade treats along with Spanish wines. Dessert is prepared in advanced.

  • Available all year round by reservation
  • From 10.30 to 16.00 ( 10.00 to 15.30 during July and August)
  • Minimum 2- maximum 4 people (up to 5 if they all belong to the same group)
  • English, French or Spanish (Recipes will be sent in English or Spanish)
  • The menu can be adapted to accommodate food restrictions or preferences and you will be able to choose the dishes to be cooked from a list with recipe suggestions

PROGRAM: Short walk around the house, hands-on cooking class, aperitif with Spanish wine, lunch including mineral water and wine (1 bottle for every two people), “sobremesa” with tea or coffee and dessert.

Recipes will be sent by email so you can recreate the dishes at home.

Please contact me for additional information and prices.

We were given this experience as a gift – and what gift it was! It was a perfect evening of delicious food, idyllic surroundings and wonderful company. We fell in love with the location as we walked the incredible grounds of this traditional home in the Andalusian hills picking fresh fruit from the trees. Then the cooking began… Mayte’s warm relaxed and friendly style made the cooking so much fun – we have already cooked her recipes at home and both felt very inspired by the love she puts into her food. Couldn’t recommend highly enough – a really special treat for all ages and abilities x
Mona and Andy
I spent a most enjoyable day in Mayte’s beautiful old farmhouse – full of character in beautiful surroundings. Enjoyed the whole day, preparing the food under Mayte’s instructions and most if all eating the freshly prepared Spanish dishes and sampling thyye Spanish wines. The walk in the garden picking fruit and herbs was an added bonus. I was made very
welcome and enjoyed meeting Mayte’s parents and Coco.
A trip to Malaga area would not be complete without a visit to Mayte’s kitchen.
Highly recommended.
Doreen Martin from Scotland
Like others before me, spending time with Mayte in her farm house learning about Spanish cuisine, was indeed the highlight of my weeks holiday in Málaga. Quality of food and mind is refreshing in an over commercialised world. If you wish to experience something genuine, then I cannot recommend Mayte´s Cooking Day enough. The ambience is so much appreciated. Enjoyed the lunch, cooking Salmorejo, Soupy Rice with Fish. If I close my eyes, I can still taste the local red wine, delicious. Meeting family members and Coco. Thank you so much Mayte.
Laila Marie Bakke
We were a party of 6 Swedish people who spent a cooking day with Mayte. We had a very pleasant day together with her and her friend, learning about Andalusian cooking and culture at her lovely house. For us who don`t speak Spanish it was very good that Mayte`s English is excellent. We can definitly recommend a visit and will certainly be back to her with other guests.
Karsten Herold
We were with Mayte for a Sunday lunch. We were well welcomed and got a little history about the house and location, we got to meet the family that was very nice. Mayte made us feel welcome and at home. She served delicious food along with excellent wines. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal. This we can recommend most warmly.
Svein Larsen
The cooking day was one of the highlights of our Andalucian visit.
We had a splendid day with Mayte!
We very much enjoyed the whole day. Mayte is a welcoming hostess and she is sympathique, educational and easy to talk with. If you want to know anything about Andalucian tradition you can certainly get to know it through Mayte.
Despite a day full of activity – with cooking and picking fruits in the garden – the pace was pleasant and we felt very comfortable all day long. The ingrediences was locally and ecological and the food was tasty and well-flavoured.
The house and its surroundings are worth a visit all by themselves.
Jens & Anna from Sweden