Gourmet Cooking Class in Historic Quito + Market Tour with Chef Pancho

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

You will be invited into the house/restaurant of Andres Pancho Roman, our personal friend, and master chef. He will first take you for a tour in the traditional ¨La Tola¨ neighborhood to hunt for fresh local products that you will use during your cooking class. You will visit a cheese depot, tour the Central Market and learn about the colorful fruits, vegetables, and spices found there. A stop at a banana collective and coconut milk producer is next before heading back to the restaurant. During this tour, you will experience life as a local and will learn how to make 3 traditional dishes with a gourmet twist, which you can replicate back home. Get ready for a packed day filled with incredible sights, tastes, and smells.

Use of restaurant kitchen during cooking class
Tour of Central Market and surroundings
Apron for cooking
Alcoholic Beverages
Snacks during the tour of the market
Transportation (taxi/Uber) to restaurant from hotel
Extra food and drinks not mentioned on itinerary
Tips for the chef/guide

Departure Point

Shungo Solitario, Valparaiso, Quito 170402, Ecuador

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Market Tour
In Ecuador, visiting the market is a one of kind experience!
You´ll discover the best smells, tastes and colors of fruits, vegetables, and spices that will help you create the perfect Ecuadorian three-course meal. Chef Pancho will meet you at his home and will take you on a tour of ¨La Tola¨ and the Central Market, where you will meet the best specialty vendors, the stand that has the freshest vegetables, a cheese depot, yesteryear meat vendors, the lady who always has the best fruits, and an exotic fruit juice stand. The experience starts off with fresh ingredients and local products, some of which you will not be able to find anywhere else in the world.
Cooking Class
Back at the restaurant, Chef Pancho will teach you Ecuadorian cooking techniques and tricks. You will make everything from scratch, chopping, dicing and cooking like a true local. Learn the history and legends of these iconic dishes.
Time to Eat
Once finished in the kitchen, Chef Pancho sets a beautiful table and all the hard work pays off. It´s time to enjoy every course created taking in all the smells, tastes, colors, and textures while enjoying the most beautiful view of Historic Quito.

Sample Menu

• Traditional Quito Shrimp Ceviche - Served with shrimp cooked to perfection, onions, various tomato textures, and orange juice.
• Fritada with a twist - Pork meat seasoned with salt, pepper, cloves, and chocolate powder. Served with a rustic puree of yellow chick peas, fried corn, and fresh salad.
• Fig Cheesecake - Cheesecake made with figs, soft cheese, heavy cream, and ricotta cheese.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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