So, my mom is coming to visit me in Portugal for the first time since my relocation. I wanted to give her something very special to take home. I’m not a big fan of tchotchkes, and Antonio suggested that cooking classes would be a great gift. That’s where the research began to find the best Lisbon cooking schools that offered classes in English that were short term.
There are tons of cooking schools in Lisbon, however, not all of them offer classes in English. Others were way too serious, long-term classes meant for chefs. These are culinary classes more suited for a casual cook with basic knowledge of cooking skills. They’re geared towards a fun time and learning to make Portuguese classics.
The Best Lisbon Cooking Schools
Academia Time Out (Cais do Sodre Neighborhood)
Classes here are very affordable and take between 1:30 to 2 hours. They are fun, informal and include courses such as how to make pasteis de nata, Bacalhau recipes, and wine courses. Cost of classes is usually around €30.
The Academia Time Out Cooking School is located at Mercado Da Ribeira
Cooking Lisbon (Anjos Neighborhood)
Cooking Lisbon offers all sorts of classes. Here you can also learn to make pasteis de nata, learn to cook like a gourmet chef, or go to the market and learn how to cook with your bounty. Courses cost around €70 and last around 4 hours.
Cooking Lisbon is located at Rua Cidade de Liverpool, 16D
Kiss the Cook (Alcantara Neighborhood)
Kiss the Cook offers their English language “Portuguese Cooking Experience” at lunchtime. They have a full cooking space which is super comfortable. They also offer group events. Class costs around €65
Kiss the Cook is located at R. Rodrigues Faria, 103 at LX Factory
Cook & Corks (Avenidas Novas Neighborhood)
Located in a really weird street (when you go, you’ll see what I mean), they offer both cooking and wine classes. They choose easy Portuguese dishes, and you’ll make a 3-course menu during your experience. The cost for this 3 1/2 hour class is €70.
Cooks & Corks Cooking School is located at R. São Sebastião da Pedreira, 8C.
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