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At the entrance of the old medina, in a former almond warehouse, l'Atelier Madada welcomes you under its stone arches. By small groups (8 persons maximum) and supervised by a professional team (a cook and a trilingual presenter) our hosts discover...more
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Rue Mohamed Ben Masoud, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Well worth the time and effort, even though my knife skills were terrible! Alyson explained everything in English -- she has lived in Essaouria for 14 years and is very knowledgeable. Mouna is very patient and demonstrates each step clearly. We did a soup and...More

1  Thank Elaine H
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We really enjoyed our morning with Mouna and Alyson. We booked a few days in advance and, being the first to book, got to choose the menu. We were shown how to cook a starter and a main course by Mouna and Alyson translated as...More

1  Thank jarfie
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited twice during our 10 day stay in Essaouira. Great kitchen and setup. Really knowledgeable guide and cooks. Alyson told us so much about Moroccan food, spices, life and culture.Mouna the Moroccan chef was great fun, gave me lessons on how to cut onions I...More

1  Thank Smiffy1955
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We had two sessions here and they were both exceptional. Alyson is a lovely lady, very knowledgeable and a good speaker. She knows a lot about Moroccan life and cooking and is keen to share it. Mouna , the chef is very good at passing...More

Thank Seashingle
Reviewed March 1, 2018

This was such an incredible day ! We arrived at 10.30 and introduced to Alyson who hosted the event - she was incredibly knowledgeable and had a great rapport with Mouna- the chef . We were given an explanation of how to make great mint...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed February 21, 2018

What a great cooking experience! I'm not a great cook but I picked up an enormous amount, not only about the cuisine but also the history and culture of Morocco. While we waiting for our tagine and soup to finish cooking Alyson took us on...More

Thank Grant T
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Pros - Our group was accommodated at the last minute and the responses to our emails were very quick. - The facilities are beautiful and clean. - Mouna and Alyson are very professional and seem to know their craft well. - Multi-lingual instruction. Cons -...More

Thank aac287
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Isabelle and I had a great time with Mouna and Alyson. The first ones who reserves get to chose the menu. On the menu that day: Harira Soup and Lamb Tagine with dates. Mouna and Alyson started off with preparing the perfect mint tea. We...More

Thank Jean-Sébastien F
Reviewed November 26, 2017

This is a very professionally run cooking workshop with a beautiful modern professional kitchen and a translator for people who do not speak French or Arabic but it lacked a bit of soul. I actually tried to book online but couldn't so my riad ended...More

Thank averagejoe2006
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

This was one of our highlights in Essaouira. This should be the first stop before you visit the the rest of Morocco. Very useful tips on buying Tajine with pricing, what to look for when buying Argan and spices etc. Alison was also very knowledgeable...More

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Phillip C
March 23, 2017|
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Hello Phillip, Thank you for your interest in l’Atelier Madada. It is better to book in advance as our classes are frequently full. Furthermore, the first person to book get the chance to choose the menu we will learn and... More
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May 12, 2016|
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March 8, 2016|
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Hello, Thank you for your interest in l’Atelier Madada. Here is some information about our workshop: The course starts at 10h30 in the morning; it lasts around two hours and a half to three hours and is followed by the... More
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