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Address: 65 Derb Jdid | Riad Zitoun Kedim, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone Number:
+212 5244-40141

The Sanssouci cooking school is available to resident guests and to...

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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Wonderful Experiance Highly recommended!!!!

This was a Wonderful Experience , from the warm welcome in the beautiful Garden to the immaculate setting for the cooking class . everything was clean , well explained , friendly... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2014
Annie T
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

This was a Wonderful Experience , from the warm welcome in the beautiful Garden to the immaculate setting for the cooking class . everything was clean , well explained , friendly, fun, entertaining and informative. the hands on cooking was great and conducted in a professional but friendly way .

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

I booked this cookery course with Eben as a surprise for my husband (who is a chef) for our last day of our stay in Marrakech. Eben had been very helpful via email before our visit to organise the class to be specific to our needs as the class is one to one. When we arrived we were greeted by... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

As a food blogger I set a goal to complete 5 cooking classes in 5 different countries in 2012. My cooking class at Riad Kaiss by Sanssouci Collection was by far the best experience of all the classes I took this past year. Eben was a fabulous host and went out of his way to accommodate our interests. He led... More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2011

I've eaten in a fair few restaurants in Morocco and in most of the touristy places they don't actually slow-cook the food in the tagine, but instead they prepare all the food separately, assemble it in the tagine dish, heat it up a little and then present it to you. In an attempt to get to eat something more authentic,... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experiences in our cooking class and in such great detail. It is much appreciated. We have taken on board your suggestion to provide recipes wherever possible, and now send the dishes that participants have prepared after the class is over (we do it after because very often many... More 

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