At Talking Tapas we are passionate about Spanish food, and tapas in particular, ¡claro! We want to share this passion with you, and show you how to cook and enjoy some of the tastiest Spanish dishes! From the Talking Tapas kitchen we offer full morning private cooking lessons, as well as shorter Spanish Canapé cooking classes, ideal for small groups or parties (full details below).
As well as the in person courses (listed below), we are now also offering zoom cooking courses and demonstrations to individuals, small groups, parties or business events, ¡qué bien! Please contact us for more information.
Talking Tapas private cooking lesson:
The perfect course for anyone who loves Spanish tapas, loves to cook or simply enjoys learning a new skill!
With the Talking Tapas Cooking Course you will spend the morning learning how to cook a range of delicious tapas dishes, which you can then enjoy for your lunch with beautiful views of the Wiltshire countryside! I will also share a little of the history and origin of the dishes, as well as the culture of tapas and how to pronounce them of course! ¡Perfecto!
The course runs from 10am until 1pm, with lunch at the end. The price (below) includes coffee on arrival, recipes to take away and of course the tapas you have made for lunch at the end. Please let me know of any allergies or dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Our private cooking courses are available for individuals, or for small groups of up to three people, so bring a friend! Gift vouchers are also available! ¡Perfecto!
Private Cooking Lesson Cost:
One to one private course: £80
2 to 3 people: £60 per person.
Price includes all food and recipes to take away.
(Full day courses are available and priced on request)
Zoom cooking demonstrations for larger groups are priced on request.
As well as our usual Talking Tapas cooking lesson, we are also offering a 'Spanish Canapés' cooking class! Book and come with family or friends and learn to cook 4 different Spanish 'pinchos', perfect to serve as canapés and guaranteed to impress your guests! The class is approximately two hours long and after cooking you will get to enjoy the pinchos with a glass of alcohol free bubbles or the option to BYO if you would like a glass of the real stuff! ¡Perfecto!
Canapé Cooking Class Cost:
£50 per person for groups of 2-3 people.
£40 per person for groups of 4-5.
Price includes all food and recipes to take away.
"A great day and a very different and enjoyable experience! We booked a private cooking morning as a birthday present for our 16 year old grandson. It gave us all an opportunity to indulge in two of our interests (cooking and learning Spanish), with the added advantage of being able to taste some authentic Spanish tapas. Heather turned out to be an extremely welcoming, friendly and hospitable hostess in her own, beautiful kitchen. We had already chosen our options for Tapas from a range of delicious dishes. It had been very hard to decide but we were not disappointed. Heather’s tapas were absolutely ‘deliciosas’! She prepared them using fresh, good quality ingredients. She involved all three of us throughout whilst, at the same time, giving us some very useful cooking tips. Heather gave us so many interesting insights into Spanish life and culture and, very cleverly, was able to slip in and out of Spanish so that it was not too much but was perfectly pitched so that all three of us, who are at different stages of learning the language, were able to feel quite at ease. Thank you so much Heather.. Loved it!" - Richard, Christine and Ben, September 2021
"Oh boy, what a brilliant way to start the week. I was given a choice of tapas before arriving and Heather is so friendly, professional and passionate that the session absolutely flew by. The weather was glorious too and chatting in the garden whilst enjoying the tapas was almost as good as being in Spain! I'd give more stars if they were available!" - Karen, June 2021
"Talking Tapas - a little taste of Spain in the Wiltshire countryside! You're never too old to learn a few new culinary tricks, so my Dad & I booked a Talking Tapas cookery lesson and had a great day out. Heather made everything so easy as she showed us how to make a selection of delicious tapas which were peppered with snippets of the Spanish language, culture & lifestyle. Her love of cooking and Spain is infectious and I can't wait to try the recipes at home. Muchas gracias Heather, I'm sure we'll be back for more!" - Laraine, September 2021
"Talking Tapas is incredible. They do Spanish conversation classes with yummy Tapas and because the Tapas is so incredible, Heather has started Tapas Cookery lessons. I bought my husband a cooking voucher for his birthday and he had an unbelievable introduction to Spanish cooking. Heather’s knowledge and passion for all things Spanish is amazing. You get to pre-select the dishes you want to learn to cook and Heather takes you through it all step by step, with loads of hints and tips along the way. Then you get to enjoy the delicious fruits of your labour enjoying stunning views of the Wiltshire countryside. Incredible experience not to be missed." - Lucy and Guy, July 2019
"My husband and I had a brilliant day yesterday making tapas and eating it! All while talking about Spain and Spanish.
Heather is a brilliant teacher and made all the cooking steps easy to follow. She also gave us laminated instructions to take away.
Difficult to find such a normal experience in these times. We felt very comfortable in her lovely kitchen. Great ventilation etc. and due to kitchen design, social distancing was easy." (5 stars) - Deborah, September 2020
"A friend and I booked a morning with Heather making Tapas, we had a great time! The recipes chosen for us to try were perfect, not too tricky and very do-able at home. Heather made it into a very interesting morning with her huge knowledge of all things Spanish, and by the time we were eating the food in her lovely sunny garden, we felt we could have been in Spain!" - Carolyn, July 2017
"A big thank you Heather for a fascinating morning. I hadn’t realised how complex and rich the Spanish flavours were. I have learnt so much!" - Gill, September 2018
"So much fun making the tapas, and then getting to eat them, delicious! Muchas gracias Talking Tapas!" - Ali, February 2017