The MarrakChef® cooking academy

In the secrets of one of the world's best cuisine

Friendly Moroccan cooking classes in the elegant surroundings of Restaurant Riad Monceau Marrakech, promoter of the famous MarrakChef Trophy

The MarrakChef® cooking academy

The elegant and highly exclusive surroundings of Restaurant Riad Monceau provide a perfect setting for the famous MarrakChef® cooking workshops affording enthusiasts – beginners as well as advanced – a chance to discover the secrets of some of the best Moroccan cuisine recipes in a professional but also genuinely relaxed atmosphere.

Led by Rachida Sahnoune, chef at Restaurant Riad Monceau and member of the famous MarrakChef® trophy, our Moroccan cookery workshops welcome very few participants in order to ensure a real ‘hands-on’ approach and encourage lively interaction between those taking part.

Being located right off the Djemaa El Fna square Riad Monceau restaurant is of very easy reach, by foot or local taxi, wherever you’re staying in Marrakesh. See online access map.Feel free to contact us for any particular query.

Morning workshops – 10am / 1.30pm or 5.30 / 9pm– Moroccan recipes – 500 MAD all inclusive (except wines)

These half-day workshops will allow you to learn how to prepare a Moroccan starter and main course. At the end of each session, the apprentice chefs enjoy their own creations in the magical setting of restaurant Riad Monceau. The Riad Monceau management is pleased to offer the participants a nice dessert at the end of the lunch.

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Afternoon workshops – 2.30 / 4.30pm – Moroccan pastries and traditional mint tea – 350 MAD all inclusive

Unique in Marrakesh these workshops will give you the opportunity to create your own Moroccan pastries ‐ among them the famous Gazelle Horns – and learn how to prepare mint tea the traditional way. NOTE – Due to the small number of available spaces and the many requests we receive our workshops are often fully booked quite a long time in advance. It is therefore highly recommended to make booking as ahead as possible.

SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL – In case you feel like spending the whole day at the riad then you might be interested in our special package which consists in a morning cooking class + lunch then a nice hammam + massage at our brand new hammam spa “Les Sens de Marrakech”. Please find information on this page dedicated to our wellness center.


Best Marrakech restaurants - See the online overview of the Riad Monceau's book published on ISSUU

BOOK – Though the book : ” Riad Monceau – a palace of Moroccan gastronomy ” that was rewarded in 2013 by a Gourmet Award in Paris is not available anymore at bookstores nor on Amazon we still have a small quantity here so do not hesitate to order a copy upon booking or when at the riad. It’s collector and it’s a great gift from Marrakech for your loved ones.