This half day tour takes you to the local food market in the historical centre and to a very cosy restaurant where you will prepare your traditional Ecuadorian dishes. The chef goes to the market with you and explains you about the endemic fruits and vegetables.
Before the cooking class begins, you will be given a chef’s hat, an apron and a mini recipe book with 3 dishes you will be cooking. These recipes that you will cook are traditional Ecuadorian dishes: Locro Quiteño, Encocado and a Chocolate soup. The cooking class usually starts around 11:30 AM, but since it is a private tour you can send us an email if you would like to change the time. You can also integrate this tour in a Quito city tour.
• Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
• Ecuadorian Potato Soup - Ecuadorian Potato Soup (Locro de Papa) with avocado and cheese.
• Fish & Shrimp in Coconut Sauce - Fish & Shrimp in Coconut Sauce (Encocado) with fried plantains.
• Chocolate Soup - Chocolate soup with fruit tasting
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have..
Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.)..
The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness..
The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances..
It is also possible to combine this tour with a half day city tour. If you are with a group of 6 and more you can also customize the start time. Please contact us for more info..
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Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp).
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For all guests:.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Face masks provided for travelers.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour. Transportation: Passengers will be seated skipping a place to maintain the distance required. Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.
My wife and I took this cooking class with Chef Edwin. While in Ecuador, we went to the Galapagos, the Amazon Rainforest, and celebrated the Fiestas de Quito. This was arguably one of our top experiences on the trip. Chef Edwin is very hospital and multilingual. He spent the first part making sure we were comfortable and plan out the menu with us. When we were ready, we took a tour of the markets where he and locals buy their groceries. Along the way, he shared and explained the Ecuadorian culture and history and asked us about ourselves. He taught us about the local fruits at the beginning of the tour and then at the end had use find specific fruits ourselves in a market as a quiz (so make sure you're paying attention). Back at the restaurant, the cooking setup was in a beautiful style building (similar to Andalusian style homes in Spain). Chef Edwin taught us new techniques and recipes for cooking, preparing, and displaying food that blew us away. And at the end, we got to have the food in a special and intimate setting.
I highly encourage you to take this class if you want to take part in an experience (not just vacation observing), have an interest in food, an interest in a group activity, or an interest in culture.