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San Sebastián

7-Day Course



7 cooking classes


7 days

Meeting point

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School / Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004 (basement of the hotel Maria Cristina)

Group size

1 - 16 people


7-Day Course

If you are looking to nerd out in a foodie's paradise, our 7-day course is the one for you. The 7-day course is a culinary cornucopia of classes designed to instruct you in new techniques, new ingredients, and tradition.  In seven days you'll become a veritable expert in local cooking—and we'll even present you a diploma to prove it.

In our Basque Cooking classes, you'll discover the most famous dishes from the different regions of Basque Country, from La Rioja Alavesa to the outskirts of San Sebastián. In our Pintxo Cooking classes, you'll learn the basics before you get a sneak peek into the most famous pintxos of the Old Part. You will also go from the farmer's market to the haute cuisines of the Michelin-starred chefs in two additional cooking classes. We'll even drop down South for some paella practice and a taste of the rest of Spain. The 7-day course is available to start any day of the week, although we recommend starting on Wednesdays for the perfect progression.

Each hands-on cooking class lasts five hours & includes unique instruction, aperitif, bilingual culinary guide, lunch of the dishes made in class with wines, digestif, and recipes.


What if I am a vegetarian/vegan or I have food allergies?

Preparations in this class contain meat & seafood. However, upon request, a special lunch adapted to dietary needs can be provided at the end of the class.

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes is 12 years old.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our cooking classes have a maximum of 16 guests per experience.

What do I bring to the cooking class?
Come as you are! We provide aprons. A good tip might be to bring a notebook and pen, so you can take notes to remember all the small facts and tips our chefs will give you.

Are the classes presentation-based or more hands-on? 

Hands on. Although if you prefer presentation, let us know and we can adapt accordingly.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.


Central location

Souvenir gift

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Bilingual guide