Cooking Classes

Although our cuisine is not rich in elaborate recipes and exotic techniques, Croatian cooking is a reflection of incredibly diverse historical influences over its territories, all building upon a vast selection of the finest local organic ingredients. You will find this especially true in the Dalmatian kitchens on the coast, where the Oriental and Venetian cooking traditions blend so harmoniously, or on the North, where your palate is bound to enjoy a surprisingly passionate prick of the refreshingly strong Hungarian spices.
Culinary Croatia cooking classes offer a unique opportunity to learn and partake in the traditions slowly fading in the face of globalization. Contact us to learn the art of peka, the method of indirect roasting that dates back to the dawn of the Bronze Age. Roll arambasi in Sinj or, for the truly adventurous, try your hand at making the lamb dish vitalac in the small village of Dol on Brač island. Vitalac is only made on Brač and in one other village on distant Crete - a true gastronomic atavism!

Cooking Classes

Learn to cook at the region's best restaurant

Pelegrini restaurant cooking class

  • Experience:
    Modern and innovative cuisine
  • From:
    Šibenik, Zadar, Split
  • Group size:
    1 - 4
  • Available:
    November - April
  • Experience:
    Hands on cooking class and market visit
  • From:
    Split, Trogir
  • Group size:
    1 - 8
  • Available:
    Year round

Passion for cooking?

In Croatia, cooking and eating have always had an important role in everyday life. Typically, people cook at least one – and often two- meals a day, and freshness and seasonality of ingredients are at the backbone of daily menus. The relationship with food for Croatians starts already in the gardens, and while in history gardening was regarded as a necessity, today many people find it both a guarantee of food quality, as well as a stress relieving activity. You will find gardens in the most surprising of places – historic city cores, apartment terraces, building courtyards.
Moreover, food has a strong social component in our region. Since the times of the ancient Illyrians preparing peka around a common fireplace, cooking and eating represent a chance for families, friends and business partners to get together in a relaxed atmosphere, to talk and sing while jointly preparing the food and waiting for it to be ready. Specialties like peka or lamb on the spit are a favorite choice of group get-togethers, amongst other things as their ample cooking time allows for quality socialization.
When in Croatia, eat slowly. Savour food and wine, but also company. Take time to chat between courses and be prepared for restaurants to allow for this time as well. Here, eating is a ritual of well-being and when in Croatia – dobar tek!

Ancient tastes of Brač Island

Vitalac on Brač

  • Experience:
    Hands on cooking class
  • From:
    Brač island, Split and Hvar
  • Group size:
    1 - 6 guests
  • Available:
    Year round

Authentic cooking of the Dalmatian hinterland!

Peka lesson in Primošten Burni

  • Experience:
    Hands on cooking, ethno village tour
  • From:
    Šibenik, Split, Primošten
  • Group size:
    1 - 20
  • Available:
    Year round

Cooking class in Dubrovnik wine country

Cooking class on Pelješac peninsula

  • Experience:
    Hands on experience with wine tasting
  • From:
    Dubrovnik, Korčula
  • Group size:
    Up to 10
  • Available:
    Year round

Where the Orient met the West

Cooking class in Imotski

  • Experience:
    Hands on cooking class
  • From:
    Split
  • Group size:
    1 - 8
  • Available:
    June to September

Dubrovnik area classics

Cooking class in Trsteno

  • Experience:
    Hands on cooking class
  • From:
    Dubrovnik region
  • Group size:
    1 - 6
  • Available:
    May to October