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Cook & Taste Tenerife Culinary School

Why not continue savouring all those wonderful flavours of the Canary Islands back home?

Learn the best of the Spanish gastronomic tradition and take all its secrets home with you. With Cook & Taste Tenerife.

What will you learn at Cook & Taste Tenerife?

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Meet the members of the Cook & Taste Family


Originally from Venezuela but of Canarian ancestry, Juancho has lived and breathed gastronomy from a very young age. After opening his own restaurant in his hometown, Juancho trained in gastronomic and restaurant management, finance and marketing until becoming a Gastronomic Consultant.

Enthusiastic and kind, lover of meals cooked in the warmth of a family, Juancho specialised in Mediterranean cuisine at the Hoffman School. In addition to managing and sharing his culinary knowledge in Cook & Taste, Juancho also collaborates as a columnist in Gastronomic Point G, where he writes about today’s culinary world and trends.


Maddy will treat you with your first smile upon arriving at Cook & Taste.
Maybe even before, because Maddy is our voice in our social networks and in our online booking portal!

A graduate in Digital Marketing, Maddy has also worked an English teacher for many years. Friendly, approachable, and very sensitive to the needs of the people around her, Maddy’s warm tone of voice (and her beautiful big eyes), will make you feel part of our family from the very first moment.


Rafa’s passion for the ancestral art of cooking started at a very young age. Rafa remembers with nostalgia the afternoons he spent at very early age with his mother, grandmothers and aunts in front of the stoves. He has no doubt those wonderful afternoons learning all about traditional cooking from the women of his family have made him the lover of good food and good living he is today.
Rafa combines the knowledge obtained from his university degree in human resources and the skills learnt in an emblematic restaurant in Madrid during 10 years of experience and shares it all with his students in Cook & Taste where he combines heritage and tradition with new gastronomic tendencies.

Rosa Virginia

Virginia – director and administrator at Cook and Taste Tenerife – has Canarian and Italian origins and grew up in a family where both her parents were professional cooks. A tad petite in stature, Virginia has a gigantic heart and a great organizational capacity. All of these qualities, coupled with her formation in human resources, make her the ideal person to command our great family. With a heart of gold, she is passionate about helping others through social and humanitarian work in different organizations and the church. Virginia is, in other words, the mother of this great family, the person who always keeps us motivated with her contagious strength and optimism, and keeps everything in in order.

Why can’t you miss the Cook & Taste Tenerife experience?

Because at Cook & Taste you’re going to feel right at home.

You’ll relax…

You’ll feel happy.

And you’ll enjoy a very entertaining activity in very good company.

At Cook & Taste we do our best to infuse the islanders’ human warmth, relaxed pace, genuine hospitality and contagious positive energy to everything we do.

Learn from the hands of Juancho and Rafa, our expert (and very entertaining chefs!), the traditional recipes of both the peninsula and the Canary archipelago and some of the gastronomic techniques of contemporary high cuisine, such as foams, flavoured air, smoking, etc.

Bring home with you the best of both worlds:

The Traditional and the Contemporary

The Islander and the Peninsular!

Recipes, suggestions and inspiration. Enjoy the Cook & Taste Blog



Gastronomic Tourism? There are two topics in my agenda that undoubtedly make my palate and my daily life enriching: tourism and gastronomy, especially living in the country considered by the World Tourism Organization (WTO) as a gastronomic reference for tourism, Spain. In fact, more than a third of a tourist’s expenses are dedicated to food. And although these figures draw…



¿Turismo gastronómico? Existen dos temas en mi agenda que sin duda juntos hacen de mi paladar y mi cotidianidad algo enriquecedor, hacer turismo y la gastronomía, más aún viviendo en el país considerado por la Organización Mundial de Turismo (OMT), como una referencia gastronómica para hacer turismo. De hecho, más de un tercio del gasto de un turista se dedica…



The origin of the true steak tartar is uncertain. In fact, there are versions for all tastes. There are those who attribute the authorship of this dish, in whose preparation predominated the raw macerated minced meat, to the riders of Mongolia, known as Tartars.     Finely chop the meat using a knife preferably cold, then keep it refrigerated until…

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