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Host: Juan Camilo and Jose

Bogotá, Colombia

USD
$42-$68 per person

Market tour, cooking lesson and gourmet Colombian meal with a professional chef

Host offerings
  • Cooking studio
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Juan Camilo and Jose

Camilo and his Uncle Jose love cooking Colombian food together. Camilo and Jose represent a new generation of Colombians who are working to introduce their country’s rich culture and cuisine to the world. Camilo is a professional chef eager to showcase the richness of Colombian gastronomy as well as the flavors that his mother and grandmothers taught him to create in their family kitchen. Using traditional techniques and regional ingredients Camilo puts a modern twist on classic Colombian dishes. The food is local, vibrant and visually appealing.

Camilo and Jose host at Camilo's gastronomic production center that has a professional kitchen where you will cook together.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-20 guests) Enjoy a meal with Camilo and Jose at the culinary production center. Camilo shops daily at the local market to ensure that they use the freshest ingredients at the peak of ripeness. Your meal will start with a Colombian appetizer, followed by a main course and conclude with a dessert. The menu might include dishes such as mote (typical sweet potato and cheese soup), fried costeño cheese, posta negra (tender stewed beef, Colombian-style), arepas (typical corn cakes) or patacones (fried plantains). However, please note that these dishes are just an idea for a menu as Camilo varies the menu every day. Your menu will be based on seasonal ingredients and includes typical dishes from different regions of Colombia, from the coastal areas to the mountainous zones and all the thermal floors that Colombia has. If you choose the optional alcohol add-on, you will try a cocktail based on Aguardiente, the typical Colombian liquor!

Please note that unlike a typical Traveling Spoon experience that takes place in a local home, this experience takes place at Camilo's food production center.

Cooking experience: (2-20 guests) Step into Juan and Camilo's professional kitchen at the production center. Camilo and Juan are intent on using the sensory experience as a way of learning in the kitchen. Be prepared to experiment with modern twists on traditional dishes that showcase the gastronomic heritage of the country. You will learn to cook two or three modern Colombian dishes, a starter, main and dessert. During your hands-on cooking experience Camilo will teach you Colombian cooking techniques and how to use the local ingredients. You will get to experience how a professional Colombian chef works in the kitchen, a fun and delicious experience.

Market visit: (2-20 guests) Cobadas (Centro De Abastos del norte) is a huge market located in northern Bogotá that sells everything a Colombian family uses to cook on a daily basis including meat, fish, grains and other typical ingredients. You will receive an overview of what is consumed in the city and the wide diversity of forms, aromas and colors of the agricultural richness of Colombia. Explore the market with Camilo and learn about the country’s incredible diversity of products. As you wander the market you will get to taste exotic fruits, drink a special Colombian coffee and sample local traditional food.

Notes: Occasionally either Camilo or Jose might be unavailable to host you. In that case one, of them will host you on their own. Always you can have or a chef and a translator with the same experience of Camilo or Jose.

Camilo and Jose can offer roundtrip transportation from the following neighborhoods in Bogota: Downtown, Chapinero, North and Zona T. If you would like them to pick you up please add transportation to you booking and be sure to tell them where you are staying.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Traveler reviews

Our experience with Camilo went beyond our expectations. He is such a cool and entrepreneurial young man. He cooked and served up the most delicious food in his commercial kitchen near the markets. Such an interesting set up. When our driver ( organised with Camillo) picked us up we were a little unsure what to expect but I can honestly say we did mot stop smiling the entire time. We cooked we chopped we ate we drank we learnt about Columbian food and culture and we had an incredible day. Huge thank you also to Jose ( Camillo’s Uncle) for being a charming host and translator. Alao thank you to the kitchen team who helped to make our experience so special Muchas Muchas Gracias!
- Suanneski July 31, 2018

Our experience was fantastic, we started at the market where we tried a bunch of fruits we hadn't seen before. From there we went to a couple shops and tried different cheeses. Afterwards we went to a coffee shop and tried some delicious coffee. Lastly we went back to the kitchen and helped prepare a dinner. They were super knowledge about the food we cooked and it was probably the best meal we have had in Colombia. ... Our experience was far better than we were expecting and I would highly recommend for any one to do a cooking lesson with Camilo and Camila
- Eric and Morgan August 06, 2017

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Juan Camilo and Jose

$42-$68 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $52 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $68 $52
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$28 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $52 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $68 $52
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$28 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
12:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:30am-3:30pm 2:30pm-8:30pm

Meet Juan Camilo and Jose

Camilo and his Uncle Jose love cooking Colombian food together. Camilo and Jose represent a new generation of Colombians who are working to introduce their country’s rich culture and cuisine to the world. Camilo is a professional chef eager to showcase the richness of Colombian gastronomy as well as the flavors that his mother and grandmothers taught him to create in their family kitchen. Using traditional techniques and regional ingredients Camilo puts a modern twist on classic Colombian dishes. The food is local, vibrant and visually appealing.

Camilo and Jose host at Camilo's gastronomic production center that has a professional kitchen where you will cook together.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-20 guests) Enjoy a meal with Camilo and Jose at the culinary production center. Camilo shops daily at the local market to ensure that they use the freshest ingredients at the peak of ripeness. Your meal will start with a Colombian appetizer, followed by a main course and conclude with a dessert. The menu might include dishes such as mote (typical sweet potato and cheese soup), fried costeño cheese, posta negra (tender stewed beef, Colombian-style), arepas (typical corn cakes) or patacones (fried plantains). However, please note that these dishes are just an idea for a menu as Camilo varies the menu every day. Your menu will be based on seasonal ingredients and includes typical dishes from different regions of Colombia, from the coastal areas to the mountainous zones and all the thermal floors that Colombia has. If you choose the optional alcohol add-on, you will try a cocktail based on Aguardiente, the typical Colombian liquor!

Please note that unlike a typical Traveling Spoon experience that takes place in a local home, this experience takes place at Camilo's food production center.

Cooking experience: (2-20 guests) Step into Juan and Camilo's professional kitchen at the production center. Camilo and Juan are intent on using the sensory experience as a way of learning in the kitchen. Be prepared to experiment with modern twists on traditional dishes that showcase the gastronomic heritage of the country. You will learn to cook two or three modern Colombian dishes, a starter, main and dessert. During your hands-on cooking experience Camilo will teach you Colombian cooking techniques and how to use the local ingredients. You will get to experience how a professional Colombian chef works in the kitchen, a fun and delicious experience.

Market visit: (2-20 guests) Cobadas (Centro De Abastos del norte) is a huge market located in northern Bogotá that sells everything a Colombian family uses to cook on a daily basis including meat, fish, grains and other typical ingredients. You will receive an overview of what is consumed in the city and the wide diversity of forms, aromas and colors of the agricultural richness of Colombia. Explore the market with Camilo and learn about the country’s incredible diversity of products. As you wander the market you will get to taste exotic fruits, drink a special Colombian coffee and sample local traditional food.

Notes: Occasionally either Camilo or Jose might be unavailable to host you. In that case one, of them will host you on their own. Always you can have or a chef and a translator with the same experience of Camilo or Jose.

Camilo and Jose can offer roundtrip transportation from the following neighborhoods in Bogota: Downtown, Chapinero, North and Zona T. If you would like them to pick you up please add transportation to you booking and be sure to tell them where you are staying.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Traveler reviews

Our experience with Camilo went beyond our expectations. He is such a cool and entrepreneurial young man. He cooked and served up the most delicious food in his commercial kitchen near the markets. Such an interesting set up. When our driver ( organised with Camillo) picked us up we were a little unsure what to expect but I can honestly say we did mot stop smiling the entire time. We cooked we chopped we ate we drank we learnt about Columbian food and culture and we had an incredible day. Huge thank you also to Jose ( Camillo’s Uncle) for being a charming host and translator. Alao thank you to the kitchen team who helped to make our experience so special Muchas Muchas Gracias!
- Suanneski July 31, 2018

Our experience was fantastic, we started at the market where we tried a bunch of fruits we hadn't seen before. From there we went to a couple shops and tried different cheeses. Afterwards we went to a coffee shop and tried some delicious coffee. Lastly we went back to the kitchen and helped prepare a dinner. They were super knowledge about the food we cooked and it was probably the best meal we have had in Colombia. ... Our experience was far better than we were expecting and I would highly recommend for any one to do a cooking lesson with Camilo and Camila
- Eric and Morgan August 06, 2017

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $52 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $68 $52
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$28 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $52 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $68 $52
Alcohol
$16 per person
Transportation
$28 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
12:00pm-3:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:30am-3:30pm 2:30pm-8:30pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

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