Club Mimo

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.

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.

We attended the cook school to take part in a Secrets of Michelin Cookery class. From the moment we walked in to through the door we were wowed by the professional appearance and atmosphere. Being dressed in chef's whites with Mimo aprons, we were already starting to look the part! However we didn't for a moment think that we would be able to create of a Michelin standard, but with expert instruction and professional tips we were stunned at the quality of dishes we put together. The fun was not only the light-hearted approach of the chefs but also the other participants. People from literally 4 corners of the world attended and I think we were really lucky with the mix because we all had a great fun day. The finale being able to sit down (in the fabulous dining space) and enjoy the fruits of our hard work. Topped with fine wines which were paired for each course. It really doesn't get much better. We hope to be back to enjoy another cook school experience when we next return to San Sebastian. In the meantime, keep doing what you are doing! Rod and Ann Marie

Rod and Ann Marie (2017-09-17)

An essential tour and do as early as possible in your visit preferably in your first day. One of the best tours my partner and I have ever done. We had Lourdes who was sensational and with a broad knowledge and passion for her job. Words can't describe our amazing experience. Thank you so much Danny and Evelin

Evelin P (2017-09-06) , U.S.

I try to take cooking classes when i travel. So far, i have managed Vietnam, Greece, Peru, Chile, Myanmar and now, Basque country. Patricio is clearly an expert Michelin class chef, but was very down to earth, loves his job, his craft and the people he works for and with. It was like being in his kitchen as his guests. It is very hands on, which is the way I like it, because i want to be able to replicate it when i get home. Wine and or cider was served throughout. Why, because cooking is art, and art requires cava or txokoli. We prepared and flash fried foie gras, pureed apples baked in butter as a sauce then dusted it with cocoa, vanilla and coffee. Roasted asparagus wtih garlic / egg froth a clam, white bean and pepper stew but wait, there's more. There was lamb, like i have never had lamb before, slow cooked with a sous vide with just pepper and olive oil. Best lamb ever. Just fell off the bone and so flavorful. Couldn't believe how little went into it! We also made a fruit custard tart, from scratch, with an almond flour crust, and hands down the best custard i have ever had. And he walked us through it step by step. Each course had its own wine. He then had us put it all together like we were working in the michelin starred restaurant it was. Apparently, you can spend 800 dollars for dinner at some of the restaurants there. YOu can spend the whole afternoon, make it yourself and/ or with new friends, get a feel for Basque culture, and have a superlative meal. Eskerrik Asko, Patricio! Topa!

ElCaballoAustin (2017-09-02) , Texas

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

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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 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?

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

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 24th October

Start time: 10:00

Price: 175€

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