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Dar Les Cigognes Cooking Class

109, rue de Berima, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 629-358048
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Best Cooking Class I've Ever Taken

As a professional chef with a well developed knowledge of the cuisine under my belt already, I... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Matt B
An excellent class

My wife and I have taken cooking classes all around the world and I can say with certainty this was... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
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The Sanssouci cooking school is available to resident guests and to non-resident guests on an advanced reservation basis. The cooking classes are conducted at a number of venues in Marrakech. Open since 2001, and winner of "Best Moroccan Cooking School 2011", we have taught tens of thousands of visitors the art of Moroccan cooking. Regardless of location cooking classes follow the same format, have the same team of teachers, and same set up. With a team of 5 dadas, traditional Moroccan chefs, an executive Moroccan chef, a consultant chef who has worked in one of the leading kitchens of the world, and the author of a Moroccan cookbook on our team, we are well placed to teach all aspects of Moroccan cooking. We do private classes only, so the content of the class and its format can vary. Class sizes have varied from between 1 person and up to 20 and can be in duration from one hour to multi-day, with the most popular format a half-day class. Our classes are very hands on, as we believe that you will learn by doing, tasting as you go, and repeating so that it is you who makes each dish...Sanssouci Cooking School has acted as food consultant to Yotam Ottolenghi's Mediterannean Feasts, The Hairy Bikers, Shane Dalia's Spice Journey's, and others. We have also worked with Paula Wolfert on the relaunch of her seminal work on Moroccan, Food, Culture, and Cooking--possibly the most important work in English on Moroccan food and food culture. We also supported the authors of beautiful book Colours of Maroc. We are fanatic about fresh, seasonal cooking, and making everything from scratch. Our classes are completely hands-on, involving guests in the preparation of each dish and imparting practical knowledge.All instruction is private--we do not do group classes unless it is a group that is travelling together and want to do their class together. We have a variety of typical formats, but will also create bespoke classes. The classes are suitable for everyone from beginners to professional chefs, and indeed we have even had multi-day classes with professional chefs designed to help them reformulate their own menus to include Moroccan dishes. Classes are held daily at a number of locations around Marrakech. The Dar Les Cigognes cookbook is available on Amazon UK and US and Riad Kaiss and Dar Les Cigognes both feature in Paula Wolfert's seminal new work The Food of Morocco as well as in Colour of Maroc, the new book on Moroccan food.
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

As a professional chef with a well developed knowledge of the cuisine under my belt already, I sought out an instructor who would delve deep into the intricacies of real Moroccan cooking. As I entered the kitchen at Dar Les Cigognes, I instantly knew I...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My wife and I have taken cooking classes all around the world and I can say with certainty this was the best class ever! It began with a market tour with Pierre which was fascinating: the communal bakery, live chickens, spices, oils, fish and vegetables...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

My friend and I booked a cooking class after reading about the other offerings in Marrakesh. It was important for me to have a visit of the market to understand the culture and what products are local. After the fantastic tour of the market with...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

I did a cooking class with Dar Les Cigognes and absolutely loved it! From the moment I walked through the door I felt so welcomed and the staff were incredibly nice & kind. Emailing and arranging the cooking class was so easy, the team answered...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We did a private cooking class with Pierre and his team at Dar les Cigones. Everything was tailored to our young girls, and they loved it. We began with a hugely informative market tour, with Pierre taking us to each of his purveyors. We then...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

From the friendly and informative response to my email enquiry right through to the day when we went to Dar Les Cigognes cooking class I had the feeling that we were going to enjoy the day and we did. As soon as we got there...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

As part of our trip to Marrakech, my friends and I wanted to take a cooking class. This was well recommended, and it was obvious why. They were so easy to communicate with and very flexible. As soon as we got there we felt welcomed...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Firstly - Hayat is amazing. She was welcoming, warm, kind and lovely - and so much fun. Fasiah is a brilliant cook and wonderful to learn from. We had a great tour of the mellah markets with Mustafa who we ended up hiring for another...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I was picturing this to be us standing in a classroom, following step my step instructions. I was wrong. The Riad Manager and local chef were shoulder to shoulder with us in a private lesson to teach us the art of a tajine and a...More

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Trying to book this class was difficult, my emails were partially answered if at all. I was pressured to book immediately or risk missing out as "they always sell out". As soon as I paid all communication stopped altogether. They refused to confirm my reservation...More

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