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Spanish & Gastronomy in Cádiz
Our Spanish & Gastronomy classes in Cádiz take place at our Spanish language school on the edge of the city’s central Old Town. The locals here are well-known for being very open and friendly, making Cádiz a fantastic location for learning Spanish! As an historic city, the traditional cuisine of Cádiz blends influences from Italian, Greek, African, and Iberian cooking. Its location on the west coast of the country means that seafood is the main attraction here, though don’t make the mistake of thinking that fish is all that’s on offer! Gaditano cuisine is known for its rich meats, sweet Arabic-inspired desserts, and flavourful stews uplifted by the sherry of nearby Jerez de la Frontera. Food in Spain is not just a big part of day-to-day life; it’s also closely linked to almost all the country’s cultural celebrations. From sweet, doughy Roscon de Reyes on Three Kings’ Day (January 6th) to creamy Huesos de Santos on Saints’ Day (November 1st) to eggy torrijas during Holy Week (Easter), food comes hand-in-hand with the biggest events of the Spanish social calendar.
Our Spanish & Gastronomy course in Cádiz allows you to learn how to make these iconic dishes while experiencing authentic Spanish life and learning the language from experienced and dedicated teachers. Combined with gastronomy-related activities, this course will give you a true taste of Gaditano cuisine, an arsenal of delicious recipes to take home with you, and a well-rounded understanding of the importance of food to Spanish people. Your Spanish lessons cover general language skills, with a focus on cookery-related vocabulary. Your cooking lessons are taught on-site in Spanish by a trained chef with a passion for gastronomy. Around these classes, you will be able to attend the school’s exciting social and cultural activity programme.
The Spanish & Gastronomy programme offered by this school consists of 10 Spanish lessons each week (2 classes per weekday) in groups of no more than 12. Language lessons take place between 09:15 and 10:55 every weekday and are followed by a 2-hour cookery lesson 4 days a week. A selection of social/cultural activities related to Spanish cuisine are offered in the afternoons and evenings, including a weekend excursion.
Tuition is suitable for students with A2 or higher Spanish experience, so the programme is not appropriate for complete beginners. You’ll attend general language lessons before attending cookery lessons held entirely in Spanish. Course materials are purchased on-site at the school.
- 10 Spanish lessons per week
- 4 2-hour cookery lessons per week
- Daily activities (excludes Wednesdays and Sundays)
- A full-day excursion to a local town or city
The Spanish & Gastronomy course can be taken for 1 or 2 weeks at a time and has specific start dates throughout the year.
This programme is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning about Spanish cuisine and its strong relationship with Spanish culture. This is a practical course, so you’ll receive hands-on experience cooking Spanish meals. Tuition is suitable for students with A2 or higher Spanish ability level, and is therefore not appropriate for complete beginners.
Please contact us if you are unsure if this programme would be suitable for you; we will be happy to advise you.
How to get there
Cádiz does not have its own airport, though there are several international airports close to the city that you can travel to. Jerez Airport is just over 30 minutes away; Seville Airport is 1.5 hours away; and Málaga Costa del Sol Airport is 2.5 hours away. These three airports are all easily accessible from many European cities.
From these airports, you can either take public transport to your accommodation or we can add an airport transfer service to your booking for an additional charge. If you select this service, a driver will be waiting for you at your chosen airport when you land and will take you directly to your accommodation. If you select this service on departure as well, you will be collected from your lodging on your last day and taken back to your chosen airport in time for your departing flight. Transfer services are also available at Cádiz train station.
You should arrange to arrive in Cádiz on the Sunday before the course starts and depart on the Saturday after the course finishes. We may be able to arrange extra nights on arrival and/or departure for you if needed.
Location of our school in Cadiz
Cookery course info - Cadiz
|Language level required||Elementary (A2) and above|
|Duration||1 or 2 weeks|
|Number of Spanish language lessons||10 lessons|
|Number of cookery lessons||4 lessons (8 hours total)|
|Accommodation||Homestay host, shared apartment, or private apartment (not included)|
|Transfer available||Yes (not included)|
|Free Internet Access||Yes|
|Optional Activities||Guided town and market tours, regional confectionary workshop, visits to local wine cellars and breweries (including tasting sessions), tapas tours, visits to local food producers, a final dinner on the last day, and an excursion to the nearby town of Jerez de la Frontera.|
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