Sevilla Mimo Food

Michelin Star Secrets Cooking Class

Price: 175€

Duration: 5 hours

Includes: Welcome drink, expert chef instruction, aperitif, 100% hands-on class, multi-course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class, a selection of Spanish wines, digestif, keepsake recipe booklet and pen, gift.

MORNING CLASS: Start time: 10.00 End time: 15:00

Max.: 16 people

Minimum Age: 12 years

Meeting point: Mimo San Sebastian Cooking School, Okendo 1, 20004 Donostia-San Sebastián (basement Hotel Maria Cristina)

Vegetarian? Food allergies? Read our FAQs below.

*Not recommended for vegans.

"Learn the art of pintxos-making with local chefs on a five-hour course that concludes with a boozy gourmet lunch." - Lonely Planet

San Sebastian is as star-studded as a city can get. With the most Michelin stars per capita, this city carves out a special place for avant-garde cuisine. Join us in learning the latest techniques and secrets of what is happening NOW in these award-winning kitchens. It’s time to play with your food— from spherification to foams to modern platings, you will be surprised by how easy it is to replicate haute cuisine at home. Take local knowledge from the stars to use at your next dinner party and wow your friends with a taste of haute Basque Country.

  • bilingual instruction with the local chefs
  • aperitif & digestif
  • hands-on preparation of avant-garde dishes
  • plating techniques
  • recipe booklet
  • gourmet lunch with wines
  • souvenir


Each Michelin Star Secrets class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings.  You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have created using your newly acquired techniques.

Disfruté mucho, muchas gracias por todo! Hasta pronto!

Debbie Wong (2016-04-21)

Since this company is already rated rated #1 in the category, I don't think it's necessary to write too much except to say it's obviously excellent. I joined the Essentials of Pintxo cooking class. The facility is superb, the staff/chefs are extremely friendly & helpful, this class is very conversational and a lot of fun. The class & staff doesn't feel like they're following a strict script; they genuinely enjoy what they do and truly want to show you a good time and how to cook their local dishes. Amazing experience that I would highly recommend to anyone!

A TripAdvisor Member (2016-02-18)

"Sherry tasting with Andrew, visiting the farmers' market with Lourdes, cooking masterclass with Ismael and Eli providing the translation, pintxos hunting with Eli, coastal/countryside trip with Agu and last but by no means least, gourmet shopping with Nagore - all wonderful and so enjoyable! Anyone who appreciates anything to do with good food and wine will love the experiences that San Sebastián Food offers. My husband and I are planning a trip back for San Sebastián Food's "Michelin Star Secrets"! Basque cooking/food is certainly one of the best in the world. The team at San Sebastián Food are not only passionate about Spanish Basque but are really charming too."

ABorkowski (2016-01-29) , United Kingdom

"This is my second gastronomic experience with San Sebastian Foods - and the highlight of my year! My wife, teenage son and I were lucky enough secure places at another great San Sabastian Food (SSF) event. If anyone is wondering is SSF would be a good family vacation choice, I would highly recommend it. Our son had a great time and learned a lot about food, cooking and the Basque culture - things they don't teach you in school. This time things were cranked up a notch as our chef/tutor was the Master Chef winner Ash Mair. We are all foodies and what is great about SSF is that they offer a range of choices to fit various cooking proficiencies. This one was more advanced than the first one we did with SSF. Master Chef Ash could not have been better - the combination of his natural charm, his incredible techniques and his many helpful hints and tips (I used a few over Thanksgiving) made our time extraordinary. The tours and trips to farms and wineries gave us a chance to see the beautiful countryside and meet local providers of exquisite products. Agus is a wonderful guide, host and, now, friend. We ended our stay with another trip see another of our SSF friends, Nagore, at the SSF shop in the Hotel Maria Christina who helped us replenish our Spanish wine and rare culinary treats. Our adventure was complete. We are all looking forward to our next trip to San Sebastian and San Sebastian Food."

CookingTourist (2016-01-29)

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  • YEMA DE CASERIO TRUFADA truffled farm egg
  • ALCACHOFAS DE NAVARRA CON CONSOME DE GAMBA Y VIERA ASADA grilled scallop with shrimp consommé and local artichokes
  • FOIE ASADO CON HABITAS DE CASERIA Y MATICES DE REGALIZ seared foie with baby fava beans and licorice
  • CORDERO DESHUESADO RELLENO DE LECHERITAS CON CREMA DE GUISANTES Y MINI ZANAHORIA spring lamb and sweetbreads with baby carrots and green peas
  • CREMOSO DE WASABI CON MANZANA, LIMÓN Y BIZCOCHO DE PISTACHOMAR pistachio sea cake with wasabi-apple cream and lemon

What if I am a vegetarian or I have food allergies?

Preparations in this class contain meat & seafood. However, upon request, a special lunch adapted to dietary needs can be provided at the end of the class.

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes is 12 years old.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our cooking classes have a maximum of 16 guests per experience.

What do I bring to the cooking class?
Come as you are! We provide aprons. A good tip might be to bring a notebook and pen, so you can take notes to remember all the small facts and tips our chefs will give you.

Are the classes presentation-based or more hands-on? 

Hands on. Although if you prefer presentation, let us know and we can adapt accordingly.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo San Sebastian  bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

The meeting point for all of our experiences is at Mimo San Sebastian  cooking school located at the Maria Cristina hotel. Okendo 1, 20004 Donostia-San Sebastian. Click here for a google map.

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 2 people for this experience. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.



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Availability is shown in blue. If we do not show availability, please contact us and we will do our best to help you. For groups of 8+ or for private tour requests, please contact us. Thank you.

Next available date

Tuesday 28th February

Start time: 10:00

Price: 175€

  • Central location
  • Souvenir gift
  • Trip advisor excellence
  • Bilingual guide