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Learn to cook your own delicious Moroccan lunch or dinner at the Marrakech Cooking School


  • Mellah market for ingredients

  • Learn about different spices

  • Marrakech medina riad venue

  • Traditional tea-making ceremony

  • Make & bake Moroccan bread

  • Prepare & cook your own meal

  • Guidance by professional chef

  • Swimming pool available

  • Three course meal

Marrakech Cooking School offers daily Moroccan cooking courses in a tranquil riad with poolside setting, in the centre of Marrakech medina near the Mellah. Based at the beautiful Riad Africa, chef Fatim-Zahra has over 30 years’ experience of cooking delicious Moroccan dishes.


In small groups of up to 10 'trainees' Fatim-Zahra will guide you as you learn to cook a variety of tasty Moroccan recipes. Marrakech Cooking School offers a highly personalised, interactive and fun cooking experience. Classes for private groups can be tailored to your tastes or join a daily workshop with other guests to create an international flavour!

All classes are conducted in English-language and include preparation of at least two mouth-watering Moroccan dishes such as briouat, pastilla and a spicy cooked salad plus a fish, chicken, beef or lamb tagine. Roast rabbit in Fassia mustard sauce is a real favourite as are Fatim-Zahra’s barbecued brochettes. Royal couscous is always prepared on Fridays – the traditional day for eating couscous in Morocco.


Every day Marrakech Cooking School’s ‘Dada’ demonstrates how to prepare couscous to perfection. All guests will try their hand at making dough and baking bread the Moroccan way!


Menus change on a daily basis and our small group size guarantees a personalised experience.


Visit to Mellah market; services/guidance from an English-speaking professional chef and host, plus her assistant ‘Dada’; lunch or dinner with water.


Transfers from and back to your riad or hotel; tips and items of a personal nature.

Price for children age to 11 years old is £25 (300 dh) per child (must be minimum of 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.


1100 or 1600   Course introduction at Marrakech Cooking School.

1130 or 1630   Tour of Mellah market; buy fresh ingredients then start cooking.

1330 or 1830   Lunch or dinner time! 

If you’d like to swim please bring a swimming costume. Towels are provided. Please let us know any special dietary requirements in advance.

Moroccan spices
Making bread
Couscous preparation
Cooking course
Tagine preparation
Cooked Moroccan bread
Chef Fatim-Zahra
Cooking tagines the traditional way
Cooked vegetable dish
Fish tagine
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