The growing interest in gastronomy of the last few years is evident. We have seen it in the number of television programs that have appeared, in the many publications of cookbooks, in the deification of cooks as great media chefs or in the proliferation of influencers gastronomic in social networks.
Also, in cities like Madrid, this demand for cooking content has resulted in an increase in the offer of schools and monographic courses on recipes and cooking techniques for individuals and companies. Even restaurants, specialty cafes or gourmet bakeries have been encouraged to run their own courses for their customers.
We make a review of the most important schools in Madrid so that, if you dare, choose the course that best suits you, because there are them for all tastes.
Ready (Calle de Hortaleza, 64)
It is probably the most important gastronomy bookstore in Madrid. It is located in the Chueca neighborhood and has more than 400 meters of space divided into two floors. On the upper floor facing the street is where they have the bookstore, the kitchen utensil store and the school where they teach their courses, with kitchen with capacity for twelve people to cook at once. His programming It is very wide and sometimes they have the collaboration of renowned chefs such as José Luque or Jesús Almagro.
Kitchen Club (Calle Orense, 12)
They have two stores in Madrid: one in General Pardiñas and the other in Calle Orense. Its facilities are enviable and they also have a huge variety of courses: from the most professional about advanced cooking techniques, to the most amateur ones, for which you don’t need to have any prior knowledge. Also, many monographs on international cuisines such as Peruvian, Indian or Mexican cuisine. After each class they organize a lunch or dinner to taste everything that has been made.
The Box (Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 4)
The Box Belongs to the kitchenware chain store The Kitchen Company. With their last opening in the Malasaña neighborhood, they decided to use the space on the ground floor of the premises to create their school of workshops and gastronomic courses.
The space is divided into two zones: a participatory kitchen island and an adjoining multipurpose room, which they also use to carry out all kinds of events. All your courses include drinks during the course, lunch or dinner with the chef, a detailed digital cookbook, your corporate apron and a 20% discount on the products in your store.
Alembic (Plaza de la Encarnación, 2)
Located in the Ópera neighborhood, it is one of the oldest in Madrid. It was founded in 1978 by Clara María González de Amezua (National Gastronomy Award in 1983) and her store kitchenware has become a benchmark in the capital. There you can find any wonder for your kitchen. They also offer courses and workshops for all levels, from the most creative techniques to the simplest elaborations for those of us who want to start from scratch.
Other schools to learn to cook
As we say, the offer is quite wide within Madrid. Other names to keep in mind if the kitchen bug bites you are: Accademia del Gusto, Contact Kitchen, Kitchen Dreams, Apetit ‘Oh !, Cook, The Taste is Ours or Pepper and salt.