Paella Party Cooking Class

Learn how to make perfect paella at this Spanish cooking class in Oakland!

Chef Kevin Hogan
Kitchen on Fire
Kitchen on Fire
5.0 (16)
Instagram followers5k

3 hours Class size 10 to 25     label $186
Join expert chef Kevin and learn first-hand the elements that go into creating delicious paella at this beginner-friendly cooking class in Oakland!
Paella, the celebrated rice dish from Spain, comes in countless styles and varieties, depending on seasonal ingredients, region of origin, and the whims of individual cooks. In this class, you'll master new cooking skills and cover all the basics of shopping for ingredients as you create, prepare, and serve perfect paella with a group of like-minded others!
Your teacher will kick things off with demonstrations of the recipes and ingredients you can expect to use before the group breaks up into smaller teams, ready to create a mouthwatering one-pan meal. You will also make a few simple tapas dishes to sample while waiting for your paella to cook and discuss beverage choices and other elements of a successful paella party.
On the menu:
Build your own Paella from one of the following choices (in small groups):
  • Classic paella mixta with chicken, chorizo sausage and clams.
  • Seafood paella.
  • Vegetarian paella.
  • Plus simple tapas.
Whether you're searching for team building activities in Oakland to try with the office, or you're enjoying a paella party with your friends, you'll end this experience with an easy-to-make recipe that can be adapted to all tastes and preferences.
Please note:
  • If you think you might be allergic to anything on the menu, please indicate it on your class registration and if you have a concern, get in touch and we can double-check the ingredient list.
  • Teens under 18 will be required to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • You are welcome to eat as much as you’d like in class, though unfortunately, our zoning permit does not allow us to have students take food home.
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
  • All of the ingredients and equipment for the class including aprons.
  • Your delicious paella to enjoy at the end of class!
What to bring
  • Close-toed shoes are mandatory. High heels, open-toed shoes, sandals, flip flops are not allowed in the kitchen.
  • Shoulder-length hair or longer needs to be worn back and away from your face; we have plenty of hair ties in the kitchen for you to use and keep.
  • We whole-heartedly invite class participants (who are 21 and older) to bring any wine or beer they would like to enjoy during class for personal consumption.
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity or bachelorette party.


Kitchen On Fire - 6506 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608

Paella Party Cooking Class location
More about this class

This class is new, and this teacher has 16 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

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Your teacher
Chef Kevin Hogan

Chef Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan is a San Francisco native who grew up far from the Bay area. The son of a US health department administrator, Kevin got an early introduction to the foods and flavors of the world while living in France, Switzerland, Nigeria and Côte D’Ivoire. Food, the gateway to culture, was a particular fascination for him while living in foreign countries, eating in restaurants, home kitchens, and market stalls, and he learned to love new and unusual flavors.

Kevin’s culinary interests always centered on the unique qualities of home cooked food, and he learned at an early age to prepare simple meals. High school years in Atlanta GA included summer jobs in restaurants, washing pizza pans, bussing tables, chopping onions, and making lots of biscuits, yet it was still the food coming from home kitchens in the American south that inspired Kevin’s passion for cooking.
In his years as the wine buyer for Berkeley specialty food retailer The Spanish Table, Kevin began sharing his repertoire of vernacular kitchen wisdom with customers, in passing conversation at first, then in printed recipes, newsletters and live demonstrations. The unique flavors of home-cooked food inspire Kevin’s classes at Kitchen On Fire where he has been teaching for over ten years. His classes mix historic context with practical advice to make shopping, preparing and serving delicious meals at home a source of pride and pleasure for cooks of all skill levels.

Your host
Kitchen on Fire
Kitchen on Fire

5.0 (16)
Instagram followers5k

Kitchen on Fire offers hands-on cooking experiences in Berkeley and Oakland. Since 2005, Chef Olive and professional chef instructors have been sharing their knowledge and love for cooking through public classes, team-building and corporate wellness events. Lisa Miller teaches classes with a nutrition focus, promoting healthy living through meals made with high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods.
With a deep passion for sharing delicious food and life-long dedication to healthy living, co-owners Olivier Said and Lisa Miller can be found in the kitchen or working with students or clients in some capacity every day of the week.

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