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Gastronomic Journey at Taíno Gourmet Cooking Lab

/ IINTERNATIONAL GROUP: join a friendly and diverse group of explorers for an unforgettable experience.

Embark on a culinary adventure like no other with Taíno Gourmet, a project dedicated to celebrating the rich gastronomic culture of the Dominican Republic and beyond. Located in the vibrant tourist area of Bávaro, Punta Cana, our Cooking Lab offers an unforgettable experience where visitors can delve into the art of cooking while discovering the roots of Dominican cuisine and international flavors.

Join us at Taíno Gourmet Cooking Lab and savor the joy of cooking, the richness of Dominican heritage, and the pleasure of making a positive impact on the lives of others. Let your culinary journey begin!

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Cooking Classes for All
Whether you're a curious tourist or a local food enthusiast, our Dominican cooking classes cater to all. From learning traditional recipes that reflect the soul of our nation to exploring the diversity of international cuisine, there's something for everyone. Taíno Gourmet is not just about cooking; it's an opportunity to connect, share, and foster a warm family atmosphere.
Unleash Your Inner Chef
Picture this — cooking with a lively group of people, laughter filling the air, and a delightful selection of drinks from the bar to keep the spirits high. At Taíno Gourmet, cooking becomes an art show where you not only master culinary skills but also develop teamwork, motivation, and personal growth. Through interactive activities, we create an environment where learning is fun, and camaraderie flourishes.
A Purposeful Culinary Experience
At Taíno Gourmet, our mission goes beyond culinary excellence. We believe in giving back to the community, and with each activity, part of our dishes is donated to the Un Mundo Mejor Foundation, supporting orphaned children and young people in the city of Higuey. Your culinary journey with us contributes to making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.
  • A unique excursion with evening hours, providing convenience for all participants. Unravel the incredible history of the Dominican Republic through its diverse and flavorful cuisine.

  • Learn exciting new recipes of authentic Dominican dishes using locally sourced ingredients like cassava, plantain, sweet potato, yautía, and more. Discover the secret techniques in the preparation of Dominican products from our skilled instructors.
  • Start with a refreshing cocktail-making session before diving into the cooking class. Host unforgettable events for every occasion — from business meetings to family gatherings and even

  • Experience an average duration of 3 hours with top-notch service at an affordable price.
The Perfect Harmony of Sea and Coconut Experience the exquisite blend of flavors with this tropical delicacy — coconut Chillo. A dish that awakens your taste buds with the beautiful harmony of coconut and the sea, perfect for leisurely days on Caribbean beaches, midday siestas under palm trees, and exotic cocktails at sunset. Savor the essence of Samana province with each bite of this emblematic fish prepared in creamy coconut milk, resulting in a mouthwatering texture that melts in your mouth, transporting you to the most beautiful Dominican beaches.
  • Learn the art of Dominican and Taino recipes to take home and recreate.
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana for a seamless experience.
  • Enjoy food and beverage tastings throughout the class.
  • Delight in a feast as you sit down with your fellow classmates to relish the meal you've created together.
 A Flavorful Tradition with Grandmother's Touch Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of Dominican Sancocho, a delectable soup renowned for its assortment of tubers and seven types of meat, enriched with aromatic herbs and spices. This cherished dish brims with the passion that defines our culture, and we're thrilled to share this recipe with you. Discover the secrets of creating this culinary masterpiece in our dream kitchen.
  • A 4-hour cooking lesson to prepare Sancocho at Taíno Gourmet Cooking Lab.
  • Engage in interactive and comprehensive culinary instruction suitable for all skill levels.
  • Savor your creations along with two alcoholic drinks and unlimited beverages.
  • Hotel transportation included for a seamless experience.
A Gastronomic Wonder Indulge in the finest delicacy of the Caribbean - the Caribbean lobster. Learn about this fascinating species that inhabits the seabed, nestled among coral reefs and mangroves. Our expert chefs will guide you in preparing this exquisite crustacean, ensuring it tantalizes your taste buds with every delectable bite.
  • Discover the culinary secrets of Caribbean lobster at Taíno Gourmet Cooking Lab.
  • Follow step-by-step instructions from our skilled chefs.
  • Relish your meal along with two alcoholic drinks.
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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