Cooking Class in Budapest for Tourists

4-hour Hungarian cooking class in English with market walk - NO. 1 thing not to miss in Budapest!


Learn here and cook anywhere

Learn how to cook Hungary's world-famous dishes with ingredients that you can buy anywhere around the globe!

Amazing culinary experience

Shop with us in one of our historic and traditional markets and then join us cooking our favourite dishes. We are a boutique cooking school with an emphasis on creating a friendly workshop atmosphere in smaller groups and providing a hands-on cooking experience. Learn how to easily prepare real Hungarian home food - also for cooking beginners!

Taste traditional drinks

Try our Pálinka (fruit brandy) and some of our great wines. If you would prefer something non-alcoholic, try our home-made elderberry syrup!

Learn about Hungary

Trace the roots of Hungarian cuisine back in time through different regions, learn a lot about Hungarian history, social life and traditions. Find out what not to miss, where to dine during your stay in our small, but culturally very diverse country!

Right in the city center

Meeting point from Monday to Saturday is at the Great Market Hall main entrance (1093 Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3.) and on Sunday at Szimpla Kert entrance (Kazinczy u. 14, 1075)

Alle unsere Kurse sind auch in deutscher Sprache möglich. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für mehr Information.


Start time EVERY DAY: 11:00am

Minimum of 2 people.
Maximum of 70 people.
Please book at least 24 hours in advance.
The class includes:
  • A 4-5 hour long guided culinary program
  • A visit to one of our historical markets
  • 4 course meal (starters, soup, main course, dessert)
  • Wine (1 bottle/ 2 guests)
  • Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy)
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • Transport from the market to the kitchen by taxi or car

No credit cards, payment only in cash (can be paid in Euro, USD or HUF).

Our cooking program comes with a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the course or simply expected something different, please let us know and we will immediately refund your money, no questions asked.

Class Schedule

Team building cooking class

Looking for a customized teambuilding cooking class or need to entertain clients? We offer a class, where you and your team can cook authentic Hungarian recipes together, enjoy a meal together, all while enjoying great Hungarian Pálinka and wines. We are ready to costumize our class to your needs, from the schedule to the menu.
We can host team building from 5 to 70 people.

For special offers please contact us.

Book a Class


Los Angeles (USA, California)
“This was one of the most fun and yummy afternoons I've spent in Budapest!”
"This was one of the most fun and yummy afternoons I've spent in Budapest! Cecilia is so lovely--generous, warm, a bright light of a human being--and we made such a delicious Hungarian meal together. She picked us up and took us straightaway to the organic market in the ruin pub. What a treat! Tasted all kinds of cheeses, sausages, jams, took lots of pictures because the place itself is so interesting...then off to cooking and an afternoon of laughter and eating. She really went out of her way to accommodate our diet restrictions and our desires too. Even entertained us with a quick slide show of Hungary's food history! Four hours of delight. I can't recommend this experience enough."
Matthew Depko
“Budapest in a meal”
"I am extremely lucky that I was able to attend the Easy Cooking Budapest class and highly recommend it to anyone. Cecilia is fun, knowledgeable, and a great teacher. She is able to take you on a culinary journey around Hungary including the history of such a great country. The day starts in the Great Market Hall buying fresh ingredients and tasting new culinary delights (everything from Mangalica salami, Hungarian Strudel, Turo Rudi, to Pogacsa). After the market a quick ride to the lush and green Buda side we settle into a modern apartment with a stunning view and wonderful kitchen. We are welcomed with a glass of Palinka, the traditional spirit of Hungary and put on the aprons and get ready to cook. In this class we started with Korozott, a simple dip/spread that starts a meal. While snacking on our appetizer we are served a selection of Hungarian wines (surprisingly refreshing and full bodied). Next we begin work on the Green Pea Soup (Borsoleves) and national dish Chicken Paprikas. Both dishes were so good that the day I arrived home I made them both in my own kitchen to rave reviews. Friends are still messaging me asking for the recipes."
New York (USA, New York)
“This was definitely one of the highlights of our week in Budapest”
"This was definitely one of the highlights of our week in Budapest -- spending a lovely long afternoon cooking, eating, drinking and chatting with Cecilia. Even if you're not much of a cook, you'll enjoy this activity. After meeting and sampling Hungarian specialties at the market, we got to work in the kitchen, but "work" isn't really the right word. It was so much fun! Cecilia is great, very easy to talk to, kind, open-minded and curious -- our conversations flowed freely, as did the local Hungarian wine and her uncle's homemade palinka! The recipes she showed us were easy to follow, and she made sure to check with us whether we could find the right ingredients (or good substitutes) at home. In short, my husband and I would highly recommend Easy Cooking Budapest to anyone, with one word of advice: go with an empty stomach! :-)"

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Our Story


I am a food enthusiast born and raised in Hungary. Although my original studies (veterinary medicine) are far away from the food industry, culinary pleasures always had an important role in my and my family's life. Both of my grandmothers are from the countryside, but from opposite sides of the country, so I learnt different ways of cooking our traditional dishes very early on in my life. Cooking and talking about our traditions, culture are not a job for me, but a great way to spend my free time. Also loving travel and getting to know other cultures, an additional benefit of this course for me is meeting wonderful, open minded people from all around the world! So please join me on one of my cooking sessions!


I have been working in gastronomy for 15 years already. I was always interested in cooking, I  like to play with the flavors and to create new dishes. I was lucky enough to live in Greece and to discover other tastes and a different culinary arts as well. Last year I decided to take a Tourist Guide course in Budapest. Easy Cooking Budapest gave me the opportunity to combine all activities that I love. To show the culinary side of Budapest, and to tell the history, also of one of the most impressive buildings in Budapest, The Great Market Hall. It is a pleasure to be with people with similar interests, and to show them a little part of our great gastronomy. Join me on the Easy Cooking class!



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