- $66 for one admission to a three-hour gourmet paella-making class with Chef Manuel Lopez
- This event is for adults only
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The event will be held at a private La Cañada Flintridge location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 12 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Flexible by definition, paella can incorporate flavors as diverse as the country from which it springs. When a dish is that versatile, there’s really only one thing you can name it after: the pan in which you make it. Chef Manuel Lopez unpacks the history of the pan and Spain’s culinary blank canvas while demonstrating the proper techniques to create a timeless, savory meal.
Prep the Ingredients
After a quick history lesson, Lopez hands out recipe cards, and each student helps to chop, slice, and dice everything needed for the dish.
Watch and Learn
Lopez explains the cooking process step-by-step, giving participants a front-row seat to seeing a master at work.
Sit Down to a Feast
After making a paella large enough to serve all in attendance, the chef passes out portions to each student. Feel free to BYOB, or bring home your serving to enjoy later (to-go containers will be available).
The Paella Artisan, Spanish Chef
For a decade, Chef Manuel Lopez perfected his Spanish cooking techniques in the ideal setting: Spain. Picking up tips from chefs in the resort towns up and down La Costa Brava, Lopez mastered tapas, paella, and other Mediterranean dishes before bringing his talents to California. Now, as a private chef and paella artisan, he uses his considerable skill to feed such impressive clientele as the Consul General of Spain.