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Learn to make Seafood Paella and Sangria in a private online class!

5.0 (9 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English, Spanish or Catalan

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Your host Josh
Get transported to Catalonia as you experience the food and culture of the region with your host Josh who is a wealth of knowledge about the region and its cuisine. Josh grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Spain in 2002 to improve his Spanish. He ended up moving there permanently because he fell in love with the country's language and culture. He translated and interpreted for a while before realizing his passion for food. Josh first started cooking in his childhood, exploring spices and different ingredients. He then learned about different ways of cooking in Spain and appreciated relying on quality of ingredients to make amazing flavors. He loved the shift from depending on spices to using time and careful preparation of the best, freshest ingredients to create incredible meals. He loves the variety of fresh seafood available in Spain and learned from friends' grandmothers and fathers, learning their favorite family recipes. Josh opened up a cooking studio a few years ago to teach travelers about the region's amazing ingredients and to communicate what he loves about the area's local history and food culture through a shared food experience. Josh is also a percussionist in band and he will be happy to share his favorite local music recommendations (and even play them on the sound system)! Your class starts with chopping up fruit to prepare the sangria, the perfect way to start your experience! Then, Josh will take you through the step-by-step stages of preparing the seafood for your paella. Learn some of Josh's favorite basic culinary tips, like how to make flavorful fish stock using local rock fish.

  • Learn to make a refreshing white wine sangria and seafood paella from an expert
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Barcelona resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Barcelona, Spain (GMT+2))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Spanish culinary traditions!
  • You will need a large paella pan or the largest frying pan you have, a stock pot, cheese grater and and a large pitcher
What will you cook together
  • Seafood paella, a classic Spanish rice dish packed with seafood and loaded with flavor
  • White wine sangria, a popular Iberian beverage made with white wine and chopped fruit
See Full Ingredient List
  • 6 cups (1.5 l) fish stock
  • 1 lb (500 g) squid or cuttlefish, chopped
  • 1-2 large prawns/shrimp (with the head on if possible)
  • Clams (2-3 per person)
  • Mussels (2-3 per person)
  • 1.6 cups (400 g) paella rice, a round-grain rice or Arborio, a risotto rice
  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes, grated or chopped
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
  • A few threads (.25 g) saffron
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Splash of white wine
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, 1 sliced and 1 juiced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 peach, thinly sliced
  • 1 kiwi, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 shots liquor (rum, brandy or vodka)
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1 small bottle lemon soda or club soda
  • Ice cubes


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Online Class Reviews
5.0 (9 Reviews)
Alex and Jill 24 March 2021
"Josh was great! He was helpful, informative and really nice. He gave great tips on how to alter the recipe to preferences and the ingredients you have on hand, and tips on visiting Barcelona in general. This class was great, it gave us a recipe to add to our rotation when we want to make something awesome!"
David 28 March 2021
"This was a great experience. I would come again, and highly recommend it to anyone who likes GOOD Paella and a great chef providing instructions!"
Tina 27 March 2021
"Josh’s class on Tapas and Sangria was fun and a wonderful way to “travel” to Barcelona from our kitchens. He made it a joy to prepare the dishes and we are so tired of cooking (right now). His 2 camera system was great! We were able to easily follow each step of his cooking. I had my doubts about Crema Catalana but his encouragement and tips along the way bolstered my confidence. It turned out delicious! Josh was very knowledgeable about Spain and you could tell his love for the food. He sprinkled in stories about Spain and the food as we cooked so we really learned a lot while having fun. We would definitely book another class with Josh."
Amanda 15 January 2021
"We had a fantastic experience with Josh! My mom, sister, and I couldn't get together for the holidays due to COVID, so we decided to do a remote cooking class together. It was FANTASTIC! Josh was an incredible host, and we had a blast. He was easy to follow and we learned a lot but had fun along the way. I never thought I would make seafood paella! Also loved making the sangria to drink during the class. Will definitely use the recipes again. I would love to take another class by Josh."
Kate 26 November 2020
"We had scheduled a class with Josh for my dad's socially distant 70th birthday party. Josh and the Traveling Spoon team were very communicative beforehand. It was easy to share the recipe, Zoom link, and directions with our family and friends who were going to join the call. Josh was friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Though our group was a bit loud and many participants didn't know how to use 'mute,' Josh was still able to manage and lead us all through the recipe. Our group had a great time! My family and friends raved about the experience and recipe! We appreciated how Josh lead us through all the steps and checked on each person's dish through the camera to give advice and feedback. The meal was delicious!"
Emily 11 October 2020
"Josh did a wonderful job teaching our group how to make Sangria and Paella. His teaching style was perfectly paced and informative. The recipes were fabulous! I can’t believe we made this in our own home. I hope Josh offers other classes because we will definitely be back for more"
Teddie 6 October 2020
"The class was great. Josh took time beforehand to understand our access to ingredients and kitchen set up prior to the class. He tweaked the menu to meet our needs. He was a great teacher and we all learned a lot. The tapas we made was wonderful and as a final touch, Josh shared a Spotify paly list of Spanish music that we could enjoy will eating our food and drinking sangria. Highly recommend!"
Matthew 28 September 2020
"Josh was awesome! He has a great recipe, he relates instructions very well, and the food was so delicious!!"
Audrey Tornblom 6 September 2020
"So delicious, so fun! We plan to take another one of Josh’s courses in the future. His knowledge went far beyond his impeccable chef skills: I feel like we got a mini history & cultural lesson, as well! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks, Josh!"
Reserve Now

$50 initial guest
+ $30 each additional screen (min 10, max 9)
10 Guests Minimum to book
  • Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event