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Host: Felipe and Jose

Bogotá, Colombia

USD
$44-$48 per person

Learn how to cook arepas and ajiaco in a local Colombian home

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Felipe and Jose

Felipe and José are young, passionate cooks who love to make traditional Colombian food like arepas and ajiaco, two of the country’s most iconic dishes. They have been friends for a many years time and learned to cook at a young age in their parents’ kitchens. Now enrolled in culinary school, they run a small catering business that sells cookies and desserts. Felipe and José are friendly, outgoing and love to meet people from different countries and cultures.

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: (1-3 guests) Join Felipe and José for an authentic Colombian meal in Jose’s family home. Colombian cooking varies widely from city to city and is influenced by the natural resources of each corner of the country. José´s father is originally from Chocó, located on the Pacific Coast, a region that is known for having a large Afro-Colombian population and use of ingredients like fish and coconuts. Felipe is from Bogotá, situated in central Colombia in the Andes Mountains. Typical food from Bogotá is uses potatoes, vegetables, beef and chicken.

Your meal will include dishes from Chocó and Bogotá, and perhaps other regions of Colombia. While dining together your hosts will tell you about the wide variety of ingredients, preparations, and cultures that make up this diverse country.

If they are available, José's parents might be present during the experience.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) Felipe and José will teach you to prepare traditional Colombian food in Jose’s home kitchen. They believe that cooking traditional dishes is a wonderful way to teach their guests about their country’s culture and special characteristics. During your hands-on lesson you will work together to prepare a variety of typical dishes, perhaps arepas (small corn cakes that are sometimes stuffed, or fried), ajiaco (the ubiquitous chicken soup that includes corn and three varieties of Andean potatoes), or coconut rice.

Market visit: (1-3 guests) Meet your hosts at the Quintana Paredes Market for a tour of some of Felipe and José's favorite stalls. During your visit they will introduce you to Colombian ingredients, you’ll snack on empanadas, taste masato (a typical rice drink) and sample a variety of exotic fruits. You’ll pick up some of the ingredients you’ll later use to prepare your Colombian meal.

Notes: Felipe and Jose can offer roundtrip transportation from the following neighborhoods in Bogota: Downtown, Chapinero and the airport. 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

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Arepa
  • Ajiaco
  • Avocado and rice
  • Oblea (Colombian cookies)
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Felipe and Jose

$44-$48 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
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $44 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
Transportation
$26 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $44 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
Transportation
$26 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Felipe and Jose

Felipe and José are young, passionate cooks who love to make traditional Colombian food like arepas and ajiaco, two of the country’s most iconic dishes. They have been friends for a many years time and learned to cook at a young age in their parents’ kitchens. Now enrolled in culinary school, they run a small catering business that sells cookies and desserts. Felipe and José are friendly, outgoing and love to meet people from different countries and cultures.

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: (1-3 guests) Join Felipe and José for an authentic Colombian meal in Jose’s family home. Colombian cooking varies widely from city to city and is influenced by the natural resources of each corner of the country. José´s father is originally from Chocó, located on the Pacific Coast, a region that is known for having a large Afro-Colombian population and use of ingredients like fish and coconuts. Felipe is from Bogotá, situated in central Colombia in the Andes Mountains. Typical food from Bogotá is uses potatoes, vegetables, beef and chicken.

Your meal will include dishes from Chocó and Bogotá, and perhaps other regions of Colombia. While dining together your hosts will tell you about the wide variety of ingredients, preparations, and cultures that make up this diverse country.

If they are available, José's parents might be present during the experience.

Cooking experience: (1-3 guests) Felipe and José will teach you to prepare traditional Colombian food in Jose’s home kitchen. They believe that cooking traditional dishes is a wonderful way to teach their guests about their country’s culture and special characteristics. During your hands-on lesson you will work together to prepare a variety of typical dishes, perhaps arepas (small corn cakes that are sometimes stuffed, or fried), ajiaco (the ubiquitous chicken soup that includes corn and three varieties of Andean potatoes), or coconut rice.

Market visit: (1-3 guests) Meet your hosts at the Quintana Paredes Market for a tour of some of Felipe and José's favorite stalls. During your visit they will introduce you to Colombian ingredients, you’ll snack on empanadas, taste masato (a typical rice drink) and sample a variety of exotic fruits. You’ll pick up some of the ingredients you’ll later use to prepare your Colombian meal.

Notes: Felipe and Jose can offer roundtrip transportation from the following neighborhoods in Bogota: Downtown, Chapinero and the airport. 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

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Arepa
  • Ajiaco
  • Avocado and rice
  • Oblea (Colombian cookies)
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $44 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
Transportation
$26 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $44 Not offered
Alcohol
$10 per person
Transportation
$26 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-7:00pm
FAQ

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    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.

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