Fez Cooking School Launches at Palais Amani

June 21, 2018


  • Located on the rooftop of Palais Amani in the ancient walled part of Fez

  • Guests choose a preferred class including Fassi, traditional Moroccan or traditional Sephardic dishes

  • Navigate Africa's largest medina with one of Palais Amani's chefs ahead of a cookery class

  • During the Sacred Music Festival on 27th June, the Fez Cooking School will host a cooking demonstration and complimentary tasting with Anissa Helou

Fez continues to shine as Morocco's foodie destination. The medina, located inside the ancient walled part of the city is Africa's largest and its alleys are filled with food stalls, pop up counters, established shops selling spices and new fusion restaurants. The Fez Cooking School offers visitors to Fez a unique insight into this magical city combining a foodie tour of the medina followed by a cookery class, all in a new purpose built cookery school on Palais Amani's roof terrace.


On 27th June at 14.30 to coincide with this year's Sacred Music Festival theme 'Ancient Knowledge', a unique demonstration and complimentary tasting will take place. Award-winning chef Anissa Helou will be showcasing recipes from the ancient art of Islamic cuisine. She will also be signing copies of her most recent book at this special event.


Private and group workshops are available and offer a wonderful hands-on experience including time in the medina and then cooking. The guest selects their desired recipes or the Fez Cooking School suggest a selection of Fassi, Moroccan or Sephardic dishes.



The experience unfolds as follows and is priced €97 per person over four hours:

Head into the medina with a chef where guests feel and taste the bustle of everyday life

During time in the medina guests gather ingredients and meet local traders

Back to the Fez Cooking School, up to Palais Amani's rooftop where a hands-on cooking class begins

With a chef over 2 hours guests prepare a 3 course meal following detailed recipes

Round off the cooking class with a relaxing lunch or dinner under the citrus trees

Take home a detailed recipe sheet and an apron


The Fez Cooking School offers guests a diverse menu of dishes to prepare under the guidance of a chef. Starters include Bissara (bean soup), Carrots with Charmoula, Moroccan bread or Zaalouk (aubergine dip). Mains include Chicken Tajine, Chicken Pastilla, Slow cooked Fish Tajine and desserts include Baghrir and Semolina Ghriba (small coconut cakes).


The rooftop cookery school has one of the best views of Fez within the ancient medina of Morocco's second largest city.


Palais Amani and the Fez Cooking School are located at one of the most significant entrances to the medina. This is Fez's leading independent boutique riad hotel. Home to 15 suites and bedrooms, this art deco building was partly rebuilt in the 1930s and today offers a restaurant, roof top bar and basement hammam, all open to non-residents also. Palais Amani has been shaping the Fez tourist experience since 2010 and the Fez Cooking School  unveiled in May 2018, is the city's largest and enhances the overall guest understanding of the workings of this unique medina.


There are 10,000 car free alleys and streets all full of life in the medina where every day is market day! Embark on a foodie adventure in Fez's UNESCO World Heritage medina.




12 Derb el Miter, Oued Zhoune, Fes Medina, 30000, Morocco

4 hour classes are priced from €97 per person  / 2 hour classes are priced from €77 per person

B&B is priced from €160.00 per room per night


Getting there:

Air Arabia Maroc LGW - FEZ Wednesday and Saturday / Ryanair STN - FEZ Wednesday and Sunday

Internal Air Arabia Maroc flights from Marrakech on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

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