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Host: Ivania and Carlos

Santiago, Chile

USD
$86-$160 per person

Enjoy an authentic Chilean meal with a local family

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

Meet Ivania and Carlos

Ivania and Carlos enjoy cooking together and learned to cook traditional family recipes from their mothers. They often watch cooking shows on TV and re-create the dishes for their friends and family. Their friends and family often compliment them for their food and hospitality and think they would be wonderful hosts! They are very happy to share traditional Chilean flavors, so travelers can enjoy their diversity in food and culture. They feel the happiest when people leave their home with a full belly and a smile on their face; and they wish to share this happiness with travelers now!

“I really believe that cooking for someone is a way to give love and that makes me feel great.”

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: (1-4 guests) Ivania and Carlos live in a warm and beautifully decorated home close to the famous Providencia neighborhood in downtown Santiago. Carlos is an architect and you can tell that by the beautiful detailing in the apartment! While you sip on your welcome drink, Ivania and Carlos will introduce you to their food and culture, and then later you will join them at the dining table for an authentic meal. Some of the dishes you may try are goat cheese, chili and olives with homemade sourdough bread, seaweed ceviche, risotto of mote (wheat) with goat cheese and meat and your meal will end on a sweet note with some caramel semolina.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Ivania and Carlos in their small kitchen for a hands-on cooking class. You learn to prepare 2-3 authentic homemade Chilean dishes that you will later share with Ivania and Carlos at their dining table. The cooking portion of the experience will last for 1-2 hours.

Market visit: (1-4 guests) After you meet Ivania and Carlos at their home, they will drive you to the La Vega Central market. It is Santiago's main market and they sell a wide variety of products here, principally fresh fruit and vegetables from the Chilean Central Valley. The market is bright, colorful and bustling with activity. Ivania and Carlos will teach you about the local ingredients and how they are used in Chilean cuisine and the history behind the country's diverse cooking. After you pick up few ingredients from the market, go back to Ivania and Carlo’s home to learn how to cook with them.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Vania and Carlos are really welcoming and warm. This is a great experience, and both and Carlos have the desire to showcase simple dishes they grew up eating using local, fresh ingredients. Their home is located in a great, central location and is well decorated. It was really comfortable and warm, and surely felt like home! All in all it was a great and travelers would enjoy it. Ceviche de cochayuyo was our favorite dish.
- Traveling Spoon Ambassador Max

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Ivania and Carlos

$86-$160 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$120 $100 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$160 $140 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$120 $100 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$160 $140 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Ivania and Carlos

Ivania and Carlos enjoy cooking together and learned to cook traditional family recipes from their mothers. They often watch cooking shows on TV and re-create the dishes for their friends and family. Their friends and family often compliment them for their food and hospitality and think they would be wonderful hosts! They are very happy to share traditional Chilean flavors, so travelers can enjoy their diversity in food and culture. They feel the happiest when people leave their home with a full belly and a smile on their face; and they wish to share this happiness with travelers now!

“I really believe that cooking for someone is a way to give love and that makes me feel great.”

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: (1-4 guests) Ivania and Carlos live in a warm and beautifully decorated home close to the famous Providencia neighborhood in downtown Santiago. Carlos is an architect and you can tell that by the beautiful detailing in the apartment! While you sip on your welcome drink, Ivania and Carlos will introduce you to their food and culture, and then later you will join them at the dining table for an authentic meal. Some of the dishes you may try are goat cheese, chili and olives with homemade sourdough bread, seaweed ceviche, risotto of mote (wheat) with goat cheese and meat and your meal will end on a sweet note with some caramel semolina.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Ivania and Carlos in their small kitchen for a hands-on cooking class. You learn to prepare 2-3 authentic homemade Chilean dishes that you will later share with Ivania and Carlos at their dining table. The cooking portion of the experience will last for 1-2 hours.

Market visit: (1-4 guests) After you meet Ivania and Carlos at their home, they will drive you to the La Vega Central market. It is Santiago's main market and they sell a wide variety of products here, principally fresh fruit and vegetables from the Chilean Central Valley. The market is bright, colorful and bustling with activity. Ivania and Carlos will teach you about the local ingredients and how they are used in Chilean cuisine and the history behind the country's diverse cooking. After you pick up few ingredients from the market, go back to Ivania and Carlo’s home to learn how to cook with them.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Vania and Carlos are really welcoming and warm. This is a great experience, and both and Carlos have the desire to showcase simple dishes they grew up eating using local, fresh ingredients. Their home is located in a great, central location and is well decorated. It was really comfortable and warm, and surely felt like home! All in all it was a great and travelers would enjoy it. Ceviche de cochayuyo was our favorite dish.
- Traveling Spoon Ambassador Max

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$120 $100 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$160 $140 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$100 $86 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$120 $100 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$160 $140 Not offered
Transportation
$16 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 4:00pm-8:00pm
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