Cooking Bogota's Classics

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Tour en Grupo
Duración Tour
2,5 hours
Idiomas Tour
Spanish - English

How hard is it to define a city in three plates or flavors? The bogotano recipe book is perhaps one of the most prosperous in the country, due to the fact that it gets nurtured by all the cuisines that come here to stay and live, who have travelled whit their dreams and flavors to mingle. The street posts, the markets and popular eateries, the typical food restaurants and all the patrons that come to feed on nostalgia are quintessentially a part of the gastronomy from Bogotá which is a sum of different cultures and regions of Colombia.

However, as much diversity inhabits the city, there is a “Cachaco spirit” we’ve always loved to cook with, and we took it upon ourselves to select the unmissable flavors during your trip: let us take you on a journey of those recipes.

What you’ll live
Open up the door to the flavors of Colombia, its most authentic ingredients, the flavors of our local cooks. Smell, taste and discover the secrets and learn the recipes close to our hearts, in a very home-tasting menu.

Our adventure
Get your apron ready and prepare to cook the classics in our menu with all the “cachaco taste” everyone mentions on the guides:

  • Knead and fill bogotano empanadas. -who can resist their crunch? - the story of Colombia in one bite.
  • Cook Bogotá’s emblematic soup, a slow cooked concoction made with potatoes, corn, chicken and a secret ingredient that only grown on the Colombian Andes. The result is a comforting potion that tastes of home.
  • To close the experience, mix together the ingredients of a tasty merengón, a street food dessert that still gets treasured and sold in the back of old car trunks throughout the city.

Who will enjoy it
Everyone will love it, specially foodies who are interested in learning about Colombian cuisine, local flavor lovers, journalists, travelers and cooks.

What you should bring
A willing palate. Dress casually, bring comfy shoes and a camera. Foodies will provide you with an apron during the cooking class.

Covid-19 protocols/actions
We will take your temperature and everyone’s in the group before we begin the experience. Please wear a mask (mandatory) and gloves (optional) learn here how we take care of each other.

Tax exemption:
Every foreign client needs to present a valid copy of their passport before we begin our experience to access the tax exemption, which is not included in this page. In case you are unable to provide it, you will be charged 19%.

Colombian citizens: Every Colombian must pay 19% tax.

What’s included
Take note
Why Foodies?

Colombian Cuisine.

Restrictions: This experience is designed to discover the flavors of Colombia and their authentic preparations, therefore we cannot guarantee a 100% vegan, lactose intolerant or gluten free menu. To request a vegetarian menu or inform us of different intolerances, we appreciate you notify in the comments during the reservation process, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you. If we cannot, we are sorry for the inconveniences.

What’s included
  • Food Concierge: The class will be guided by a traditional Colombian cuisine professional cook. The patrons will take part in every step of the preparation.
  • Step by step 3 course menu cooking class:
    • Appetizer: Empanada.
    • Main course: Ajiaco santafereño with chicken, capers, cream, rice and avocado.
    • Dessert: Fruit merengón.
    • Beverages: Local fruit juice/ coffee or tisane at the end.
  • Services:
    • WiFi
  • Amenities:
    • Foodies journal so you can relieve your experience at home.
    • An apron will be provided for the class.
    • Cooking class certificate as a souvenir.

Important: All experiences, food and beverages are included. We suggest your previous meal be light.

Not Included: Transportation or unspecified services.

Take note

Weather: We also cook with rain.

Meeting point: the meeting point will be informed/ agreed during your checkout process.

Cancelation policy:

  • 100% return if your cancelation is received 30 days or longer prior to departure date.
  • 70% return if your cancelation is received 29 days or less prior to departure date.
  • 50% return if your cancelation is received 15 days or less prior to departure date.
  • 0% return if your cancelation is received 7 days or less prior to departure date.

Things to note before booking tours:

  • Gift vouchers and online experiences are non-refundable once purchased, so please choose carefully. Gift vouchers will be extended from their written due date on discretion, and only if requested prior to expiry date.
  • If Foodies is forced to cancel a booked tour, any prior payments will be fully refunded.
  • Foodies operate in all weather, though reserves the right to alter or amend an itinerary if circumstances require.

Why Foodies?

We love what we do

We are a boutique agency focused on what we love and do best: eat and create gastronomic experiences. That is why Foodies does not provide aerial or hotel services. We want food to remain our only passion.

We know where to eat

We eat in Bogotá and Cartagena 24/7 and we know where to find what you’re looking for, be it a luxury dinner at a secret location, a cooking class or that delicious street food bite everyone’s talking about.

We love details

We take care of every little detail in our experiences because we know they make a difference, they have taken us to accomplish the unthinkable: becoming the most awarded gastronomic tour agency in Colombia. So form here on, thank you!.

Small Print:
  • Dollar value is an approximation. The exact charge in foreign currency will be informed in your bank statement.
  • The duration of the tour may vary depending on the degree of participation of the group at each stop.
  • Our tours operate in spanish or english. For tours in other languages please email us:
  •  For custom-tailored tours, different dates and hours than offered, please email us:
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This is how our experience is lived - Cooking Bogota's Classics

Ingredientes ajiaco
Ajiaco bogotano
Empanadas colombianas
Postre merengon

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