The best cooking courses in Valencia (for amateurs and professionals)

Who hasn’t heard of Valencian paella? Gastronomy and, more specifically, the Mediterranean diet, have always been two of the fundamental pillars of Spain’s reputation throughout history. Over time, this discipline has become increasingly professionalised and today, our country’s chefs are world famous for their creations.

On the other hand, putting on an apron and getting in front of the cooker has become a delicious and increasingly frequent hobby. The forties may have exaggerated this trend, but who hasn’t been in foodie mode during those months?

Whether you are an expert, even a professional in the sector, or an eager apprentice, it is a reality that the demand for learning or perfecting gastronomic knowledge is growing all the time. For this reason, we bring you a selection of the best courses that you can find in the Valencian Community, so that you can decide to give it a go and make the most of your passion for the culinary art.


Food&Fun, one of the best creative schools in Valencia, will open the doors to the world of the great chefs, while you discover new flavours of the culinary avant-garde.

This training centre offers cooking courses for singles, cocktails and tapas, among many other categories; they even have workshops for the little ones, for groups and for companies!

The management and team of Food&Fun have a conception of gastronomy as a sum of experiences and moments and they are self-determined as food lovers. For this reason, and in order to offer the best experiences, they offer courses in other languages and invite chefs from other parts of the world.

Cocina Eneldo

After 35 years of experience and through its multiple training courses, this cooking school in Valencia teaches its students culinary and pastry techniques and international gastronomy, applied to both traditional dishes and other more specific ones.

4,000 graduates have completed their training at Eneldo and their profiles are very varied: from home cooks who have been cooking all their lives to professional chefs.

Its cooking courses can be: quarterly, monographic, practical workshops, courses for foreigners, team building, courses for groups… And you can choose from a wide range of specific courses: Japanese food, rice dishes, cakes, etc. There is something for all tastes and flavours!

Centro Superior de Hostelería del Mediterráneo

This official school located in the capital of the Valencian Community, in addition to offering technical courses, masters and postgraduate courses for professional chefs, also offers amateurs the opportunity to take a week-long training course, very varied and fun: Valencian rice dishes, confectionery and Spanish cuisine, among others.

Moreover, its great reputation is based on the high employability of its students, who, after completing their studies at the centre, have gone on to join the staff of the best hotels, cruise companies, public administrations, and restaurants in the world.

How to choose the best cookery course for you?

WARNING: it all depends on your tastes and what you are looking for at the moment.

Finding the best cookery course for you will vary depending on whether you are looking for a professional career or just a great time. If you have chosen the first option, opt for one of the official schools in the Valencian Community -such as the Centro Superior de Hostelería del Mediterráneo-.

In other words, cooking is not just about preparing delicious dishes, nowadays it is an art and the courses aimed at the professional sector cover different subjects that study flavours, appearance and the connections between dishes.

However, you can also go to some private schools with high quality programmes. Especially if you already have some previous studies, but you want to continue incorporating knowledge so that you don’t get stuck.

Finally, Valencia is also home to a wide range of courses and workshops for amateurs, and although in some cases the level is quite high, in most of them you will have no problem whatsoever.

To recap: you have several options on the table so you can choose the course you like the most; Valencia is also a city that offers many possibilities in terms of leisure and quality of life; you just have to find the flat that will become your new home.

Shall we talk about coliving? Make it easy.

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