Rita's Gourmet Goa - Cooking Classes

Rita's Gourmet Goa - Cooking Classes

Rita's Gourmet Goa - Cooking Classes
5
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Rita's Gourmet Goa imparts cooking classes, experiences and workshops in Goan and Indian regional cuisines. Cooking classes,culinary workshops and food tours include (1) The popular five hours cooking class with local farmer’s market tour (2) Three to Fifteen days comprehensive cookery workshop in regional Indian Cuisine and in exclusive Goan Cuisine (3) Shore Culinary tour for cruise tourists (4) Three to Five days Culinary tour (5) Two days Vegan Cooking Class (6) One day's Indian flat bread Cooking Class (7) Culinary excursions for groups of 8 and above. At Rita's Gourmet Goa you will deep dive in learning about Masalas, Curries, Chutneys, flavorful Indian delicacies and also a rich culinary tour showcasing the spice plantation, local farmer's market tour, heritage museums. Celebrate the joy of cooking.
Dabolim, Goa, India

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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Sarah G
North Ferriby, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We have just completed a 3 day course with Rita. We cannot recommend it highly enough. We have learnt so much and seen a lot. Rita, her husband and her team were all so helpful, kind and accommodating. They were flexible in their approach and adapted the program to meet our interests. We have come away much more confident in our Goan cookery skills and are looking forward to trying them out at home! Thank you Rita for a truly memorable time.
Written February 1, 2020
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Lisa S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I contacted Rita at the last minute to see if I could take a class with Rita. She responded quickly and got me booked. She was fabulous at describing the various spices and masalas used in Goa to prepare favorite regional dishes. I learned some new techniques and came away with a much better understanding of how the spices work with the tart/vinegar to form the basis of most Goan curries and masalas. After the class, I visited a spice plantation to learn even more. I highly recommend taking a class with Rita when you are in Goa!
Written October 24, 2022
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Dear friend, Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so much for taking time out to review us at length. We are so glad that you enjoyed the entire cooking experience learning to prepare curries and masalas. Nice to read you did the spice planatation tour as well. Also thank you for recommending us. I along with my staff extend our best wishes. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes Rita
Written November 7, 2022
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Giora P
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I have done a few cooking schools during my overseas travels and Rita’s is there with the best of them.
We were picked up from the cruise ship, driven to Rita’s place for breakfast and ,after an organized trip to the market, with great explanation by Rita on local produce, we went back to the highlight the cooking.
Even though the class seemed to have a lot of people, we all participated in the cooking process.
At the end we all enjoyed an extremely tasty meal, good company, a set of recipes and knowledge of how to cook those dishes.
Highly recommended.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dear Giora, Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so much for taking time out to review us. We are so glad you had a wonderful time doing the Shore Culinary tour as well the market tour visit. It was such a pleasure to have you and your friends with us. I along with my staff extend our best wishes. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes, Rita
Written January 8, 2020
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Tyler Burton
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We wanted to take a cooking course while traveling India and looked at options all across the country. We determined that Rita's looked the best and she did not disappoint. We took the 3 hour cooking class and learned so much about Indian cooking. Rita is incredibly passionate and takes the time to explain all of the ingredients and spices. She let us select 5 recipes ahead of time that we wanted to learn - and even threw in a couple extra for good measure. I highly recommend Rita's courses if you're visiting Goa.
Written February 17, 2020
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Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so much for the review. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes, Rita
Written March 27, 2022
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NigelHutch
Leigh-on Sea, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our cookery experience in Goa was superb . Rita was very engaging informative strict of the amount of salt. Lol. We ate all we cooked but on our course we had a professional chef Raymond who I loved calling my sous chef. Highly recommend this experience and added to the cooking we visited local veg and fish market.
Written March 26, 2024
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Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so so much for taking time out to review us at length. We are so glad that you enjoyed the entire cooking experience and the local farmer's market tour. Also thank you for recommending us. I along with my staff extend our best wishes. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes Rita
Written June 15, 2024
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Hersh A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I’m an inexperienced cook but Rita’s approach to teaching Goan cuisine is incredible! It didn’t take long for me to become comfortable with the whole experience, and to develop new found passion for cooking Indian food. It started off with learning about Goa and its rich culinary history, understanding the different spices that go into masala blends, then incorporating them into different dishes. Every step of the process was engaging and fun. Not to mention every dish we made tasted incredible! A must try for anyone visiting Goa 🤙🏼
Written March 30, 2022
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Dear Hersh, Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so much for the review. We are so glad you had a wonderful time learning and cooking with us. Thanks for recommending. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes, Rita
Written April 19, 2022
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walsamra
Colwyn Bay, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Our family had the most delightful experience attending Rita's Indian cookery class! Rita and her charming husband warmly welcomed us, and their entire team took great care of us throughout the session. We were presented with a wonderful selection of dishes to cook and learned so much about the art of Indian cuisine. The ingredients provided were of the highest quality, resulting in divine flavors in the food we prepared. To top it off, we received the recipes and stylish aprons to cherish the memories at home. Rita's generosity knew no bounds as she even shared bay leaves and curry leaves from her own garden with my wife. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Rita's cookery course for an unforgettable culinary experience!
Written August 3, 2023
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Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so so much for taking time out to review us at length. We are so glad that you enjoyed the entire cooking experience. Also thank you for recommending us. I along with my staff extend our best wishes. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes Rita & Mukund
Written December 2, 2023
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Andrew S
London, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We did a lunchtime cooking class with Rita's Gourmet Goa in November 2023. It included a market visit, which was great because you get to browse the weird and wonderful things available at the market with a running commentary from a local expert.

Once back at the kitchen, Rita and her cooks gave us background on the various dishes we were about to cook and then methodically take us through 4-5 dishes including a dessert.

You can ask questions throughout and you learn about the various spices needed to cook the dishes. At the end, you get to eat your creation with a cold beer before Rita arranges (and haggles) for cabs to get you back home.

I would highly recommend this class. We even got a certificate and an apron to take home along with great memories (and the surplus food that we couldn't eat!)
Written December 4, 2023
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Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so so much for taking time out to review us at length. We are so glad that you enjoyed the entire cooking experience including the local farmer's market tour. Also thank you for recommending us. I along with my staff extend our best wishes. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes Rita & Mukund
Written June 15, 2024
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Mick Stanton
Chingford, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I attended a 3 day intensive Indian & Goan cookery course plus a 1 day course on making varius indian breads and WOW, what an amazing rewarding experience.
On day one arrival, I was put at ease by Rita's husband and then was met by Rita who gave an introduction about the course and what I would be preparing during the several days I was on the course. I was shown a number of dishes from vegetarian to fish and meat and how to use alternative ingredients if some of the core ingredients were not readily available at home. I was also shown how to alter the cooking techniques to suit my induction hob as I do not have a gas hob at home. The whole experience was rewarding, and I would 100% recommend Rita's Gourmet to anyone wishing to learn and experience Indian cookery in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Written December 26, 2022
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Dear Michael, Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so so much for taking time out to review us at length. We are so glad that you enjoyed the entire four days of extensive cooking experience. We thoroughly enjoyed interacting with you over some good cooking. Also thank you for recommending us. I along with my staff extend our best wishes. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Compliments of the Season! Best wishes Rita
Written December 28, 2022
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Alexi
Mae On, Thailand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Honestly amazing! Rita and her family and friends were so kind and really informative. We were a group of 3 travellers with a wannabe chef, a home cook and a complete idiot who only makes turmeric pasta and it suited all of us. We were taught about all the spices used and how to make a selection of 7 dishes in the end as well as some drinks. The food was absolutely delicious and we were so full we didn’t eat for a day afterwards! Highly recommend to anyone! Monsoon season even had a discounted price so even more worth the money!
Written July 22, 2023
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Greetings from Rita's Gourmet Goa. Thank you so so much for taking time out to review us at length. We are so glad that you enjoyed the entire cooking experience. Also thank you for recommending us. I along with my staff extend our best wishes. Celebrate the joy of Cooking! Best wishes Rita & Mukund
Written December 2, 2023
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