Peruvian food is a seamless blend of exquisite flavors, pure comfort, and fresh ingredients. Experience the latest cuisine by learning how to prepare the delicacies yourself. On this half-day tour, you’ll surround yourself with warm local people, introduce yourself to typical Peruvian food, and learn how to create dishes to impress your friends at home. Your day will start with a tour at the famous San Pedro Market, where you will learn about the unique local ingredients and discover aromatic Andean spices.
After your tour, your local guide will take you to the training facility center of the NGO called CEDNA, where you will participate in an immersive traditional Peruvian cooking class. With a Pisco Sour in your hand, this class will give you a true feel for Peru’s vibrant gastronomic culture. You will prepare a whole menu yourself with a starter, a main dish, a dessert and of course a Pisco Sour. At the end, you’ll get to enjoy your own creations in our restaurant area.
This unique culinary experience is not only fun and interactive but will also help support a non-profit organization that supports local development through providing technical skills to low-income Peruvians. All the profit we make from these cooking activities goes to the social projects of CEDNA.
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CEDNA is a self-sustaining non-profit organization that promotes better socioeconomic conditions for the Peruvian people through equity and social inclusion. Using sustainable development and skill-based education, we aim to work with low-income children, adolescents, and adults to improve their quality of life.
The program first began in 2003 with a partnership between Dutch Cora Staats and Peruvian economist Alberto Carpio. The two, both passionate about the beautiful Cusco region, dreamed of of economically empowering local communities through sustainable, long-lasting techniques. Rather than providing handouts, they wanted to create opportunities for intelligent young Peruvians in low-income areas. The project grew out of support from the Cora and Alberto’s friend and family, and today runs various self-sustaining programs that work to diminish Childhood malnourishment, teach young adults important professional skills, and provide job opportunities to low-income single mothers.
Today, CEDNA invites visitors from around the world to their high quality kitchen-classroom, to learn how to cook like a local. The fun and engaging experience will not only teach you Peruvian cooking skills, but also help support the organization's continuing efforts toward improving lifes in the Cusco area.