Celele Cooking Class

A Deluxe and Creative Cooking Class with the Clever Chefs of Celele

The dynamic duo behind Cartagena's most innovative restaurant, Celele, will teach you how to conjure up three incredible dishes using traditional Colombian ingredients and recipes that reflect the region’s rich cultural heritage and biodiversity in a truly diverse and innovative cooking class.

  • This Is What We Love

    • The talent, passion and innovation that these chefs have brought to Colombian Caribbean cuisine
    • A delicious fusion of traditional flavors with cutting edge culinary techniques
    • The classes are adapted to suit everyone’s tastes and dietary needs (including vegetarians and celiacs)
    • Sitting down to enjoy a three-course meal you prepared yourself
    • Adding three scintillating new recipes to your dinner party repetoire
  • What's Included

    • A welcome cocktail
    • A short introduction to Caribbean cooking traditions by a real expert
    • Cooking class where you will learn how to prepare a gourmet starter, main and dessert
    • Three-course lunch in Celele Restaurant
    • 2 x alcoholic beverages, juice or soft drinks
    • A souvenir apron
    • Certificate
  • What's Not

    • Service (10% suggested)
    • Transport to the restaurant
    • Extra alcoholic drinks
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    Couples will enjoy learning a new skill that they can take home with them. The class is also great for foodies, groups of friends, and anyone who enjoys cooking

  • What to Bring

    A notebook and a camera

  • Make Tour Private

    This is a shared experience. If you are not one for sharing and you want your culinary class with an extra slice of privacy then contact one of our talented team of travel advisors on [email protected]

  • Ask Your Local Expert

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  • The Details

    Days: Mon-Sun: 10:00-13:00

    Duration: 3 hrs

    $170 per person
    $230 per person (high season) ?
    Dec 15 - Jan 15
    Easter Week

    Phone Number: 1 (347) 871-7997

    Rating: TIC Rating

    Rating: Trip Advisor

  • The Lowdown

    Celele Cooking Class

    Under the expert instruction of the ground-breaking chefs behind Celele, Jaime Rodriguez and Sebastian Pinzon, you’ll learn to cook some exquisite Colombian-Caribbean dishes.

    This talented duo will share with you their own form of culinary alchemy, combining fresh traditional ingredients with cutting edge cooking techniques. The result is a selection of mouth-watering fusion dishes that are bursting with flavor and filled with history.

    You’ll learn how to prepare a typical starter, main course and dessert, and then savor your creations during a sit-down meal after class with your mentors.

    As an optional extra, you can visit an emblematic food market in Cartagena and source the ingredients you’ll use during the cooking class.

    A team member from the Celele kitchen will accompany you and help you to interact with the market-sellers and select the freshest of produce.

    As well as leaving you with an unforgettable memory of your trip to Cartagena, this unique culinary experience will teach you a lifelong skill, helping you recreate the flavors of Cartagena again and again once you’re back home.


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    • Concierge Services

      Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides and concierges aim to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best Cartagena vacation imaginable. Our talented team of travel advisors thrives on left-field requests and strives to make your Cartagena travel dreams a reality. We're here to help good people do great things, which means creating meaningful connections and transformations through travel. Your concierge will make sure you meet the people that will elevate your trip beyond your expectations

    • Quality Assurance

      All the tours and tailor-made trips that make it into our list of activities have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. Our goal at This Is Cartagena is to champion regenerative and sustainable tourism that's good for the visitor and good for the destination. We celebrate what makes a destination unique by collaborating with local, independent providers, the personalities that make Cartagena and Colombia so incredible and work with them to ensure the very highest service levels to guarantee a better vacay all the way

    • Insider Intel

      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round and really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. We know everyone and everything there is to know in town and love to introduce visitors to the types of personalities that will make your trip to Colombia extra special. We're storytellers at heart and enjoy creating unforgettable travel tales with good people that want to do great things. We've got the lowdown on what's happening in the city and know all of those off-the-beaten path places that will allow you to leave the tourist trail to everyone else 


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  • Logan_Nerio


    Reviewed: 05 October 2017

    TIC organized a cooking class for my wife and I are the ones to sing Bistro La la and it was amazing.

  • Katherine T

    Katherine T

    Reviewed: 05 January 2017

    First and foremost I want to thank Jonathan, Mario, Rodolfo, and Michael for helping me plan such an amazing experience in Cartagena. You guys all provided such amazing quality of service.

  • Vacationswithwendy


    Reviewed: 07 March 2019

    My family participated in a lunch time cooking class. The chef has a true love of cooking and passed on valuable tips that I hope to use at home. It was very interactive and fun. It was one of the best things we did on our vacation.

  • Sulaiman S

    Sulaiman S

    Reviewed: 07 March 2019

    We planned a trip for 7 people and worked with TIC for 3 months leading up to the trip. Every penny spent was worth it and I'm already looking forward to going back to Cartagena via TIC.

  • a10nmw


    Reviewed: 07 March 2019

    Drove there at ease. Parking no problems n used underground car park at the marina n very cheap. City is beautiful n clean with many good shops n restaurants. Try their daily menu.

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