Traditional Polish Cooking Class in Warsaw

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Traditional Polish Cooking Class in Warsaw
from £55.65
Learn about traditional Polish cuisine on this 4-hour cooking class in a studio near Warsaw Old Town. Enjoy local meats, cheeses, breads, and dessert, discover the history of Polish cuisine, and cook and eat a hot starter plus two types of pierogi dumplings under the guidance of a professional Polish chef. An optional Polish vodka tasting is available for an additional PLN 49.
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In Brief

Warsaw, Poland
4 hours
Tuesday and Sundays
Upon request, we organize other dates and times.
Important InfoInfo
Arrive at the airy studio on Wednesday or Saturday at 10:30 AM or on Friday at 6 PM - it’s not far from Ratusz Arsenal metro station - and meet the chef who will be teaching you today. Begin with a tempting buffet of traditional Polish meats, cheeses, and breads – all of them locally made and organic – as your teacher explains the basic history of Polish cuisine.

Next, settle into your work station and learn to prepare traditional Polish dishes: you'll make two different types of pierogi as well as another classic dish such as buckwheat pancakes with salmon or white sausage. After this, feast on the dishes you've cooked, washed down with complimentary soft drinks, followed by a dessert your chef has prepared in advance.

Should you wish, an optional vodka tasting is available for 49 PLN. Over the course of this class, the chef will tell you the history of Polish vodka, explain how it is produced, and provide you with 7-8 shots of traditional Polish vodkas, including potato vodka, rye vodka, Zubrowka bison grass vodka, Krupnik herb vodka, and vodkas flavored with quince, cherry, hazelnut, and caramel.

The course takes around 4 hours. You'll leave with a book of recipes, a certificate of participation, a small gift, and a welter of culinary facts and trivia.

There are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose free menus available. Please make sure to inform the local service provider about them at least one week prior to the class. Be prepared that in case of allergies you might prepare a different dish than the rest of the group. 


  • Juices and bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Certificates of participation
  • Souvenirs
  • Recipe booklet


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Close to Ratusz Arsenał Metro Station and Old Town

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to being late
  • There are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, lactose free menus available. Please make sure to inform the local service provider about them at least one week prior to the class. Be prepared that in case of allergies you might prepare a different dish than the rest of the group

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This class was a lot of fun and they made everything easy to follow along. I also recommend doing the optional vodka tasting.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Food was amazing, Magda was great and it was lots of fun. I ate way too much and still had tons of leftovers.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
My son and I had a great time learning how to make some traditional Polish dishes. The teacher was knowledgeable about the foods and preparation. Loved this class and highly recommend it.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
GREAT class and instructor. I finally learned how to make Peirogi !!! So much food, as the other reviews say, have a very small breakfast. Our instructor was wonderful and a great asset to Polanyia in sharing some history as she instructed us in cooking. I am ready for another class !!!
• Submitted 22 Jan 2019
As said in other post a little hard to find, but don’t give up because it was worth all the fun! Met great people from all over, and was happy to take a little bit of Polish back with me. Highly recommend the alcohol tasting. It’s not all Vodka ... would do again!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2018
This was so much fun. it was -15 outside and blowing a blizzard, Magda our teacher gave us a warm welcome, and quite a lot of vodka......The class covered apple pancakes and classic pierogi. The teaching covered everything we needed and Magda kept a close eye on us. The platter of cold meats and cheeses gave us a real taste of local food and when added to our own creations left us not needing to eat for the rest of the day. Thank you Magda for a wonderful experience,
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018
I highly recommend this activity! Magda and her support staff are welcoming, knowledgable, well organized, and great fun. The apple infused pancake and pierogi recipes three varieties including Russian, meat, and mushroom were delicious. Along with these recipes Magda provided tips and creative techniques that enabled us to be successful. A variety of Vodkas were tasted throughout the instructions and during our self-prepared meal. By the end of the class I felt as if I had spent a great afternoon with friends and family. I look forward to preparing these recipes with my family. Thank you, Magda!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
We really loved this class. Magda was our instructor. She answered all our questions and gave many good tips. She was funny and considerate and professional. The class itself was so good. We were greeted with a hot drink, welcomed and shown coat storage and bathrooms. The room was on the 9th floor, with large windows and ample work stations. We got the optional vodka tasting and also a couple extra samples of vodkas thrown in. The people in the class were from many countries and very friendly. We Had plenty to eat. Everything was delicious. Our menu was Apple pancakes and three kinds of Pierogies. Also provided for us were Polish cheese samples, Polish meats and toppings to go,with our finished dishes. We felt we got a great experience and value for our money. We highly recommend the experience.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
This was the most fun experience. Magda was our host and teacher. She was fun to work with and taught us her secrets to the perfect pierogi. The results were delicious. This is a must do experience in Warsaw. Thank you Magda and your team.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
Wow, we had so much fun. Our chef was delightful, as was the food we prepared, and ate. Everything was well organized, and the class went well. The whole group was thrilled with the experience, not to be missed in Warsaw.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
My wife and I had a great day at the Polish cooking class. Our chef and instructor Magda was great fun and very helpful. We will cook our recipes when we get home. We would highly recommend this as something different to do than the standard tourist activities.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
A really fun and informative experience. The perfect way to break up a traditional sightseeing city break. We learned to make a lovely selection of typical Polish food, tried other delicacies and enjoyed a fantastic vodka tasting throughout. The food was absolutely delicious and we learned a lot about it, and so generous we didn't need to eat anything for the rest of the day!
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
Signed up for this on a father daughter trip...solid way to spend the dad and I had a blast!! Chef was awesome very good price for quality
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
Excellent experience!!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
Wonderful class. Enjoyed making pierogi and drop scones. The food was so good and plentiful. If you do this class add the vodka tasting!
• Submitted 22 Jul 2017
We had an absolutely fantastic cooking and drinking experience at the Polish Your Cooking course in Warsaw! The whole experience was fascinating and fun. It was quite easy to find the venue and it was atmospheric walking along the corridors of the cold-war era building where the school is based. The chef-tutor, Magda, is excellent! She is energetic, funny, talented and talkative. She speaks excellent English and makes everyone feel completely at home. The cooking was authentic and we picked up quite a number of skills that we will take back home with us. At first we made apple-pancakes, which we ate as a late-breakfast along with a generous supply of breads, cold meats, pickles and sauces. We then made the famous Polish Pierogi with two different fillings. The group of English and American participants, ranging in age from 30's to 60's, gelled very well together and we all had a jolly good time! The Vodka tasting was woven throughout the course and gave an added dimension of insight and fun to the whole proceedings. It was a highlight of our trip to Poland - thanks Magda! Highly Recommended!
• Submitted 21 Apr 2017
Absolutely wonderful class to take! We love to learn local traditions and cooking when traveling so this caught our eye immediately. Magda was an excellent chef/teacher. The class was perfectly laid out: arrival with wonderful coffee/juice followed by a bread/meat/cheese tray don't eat breakfast before!, followed by apple pancakes. Then we learned out to make the traditional piergoi and feasted after! Highly recommend this for anyone wanting to learn a touch of Polish cuisine!
• Submitted 05 Mar 2017
It was a great experience with good food and vodka tasting :- The chef was a good teacher...
• Submitted 19 Oct 2016
We had a great time - I highly recommend you take the time to enjoy this.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2016
The class was very interesting and fun. there were four of us and we had a lot of fun. Two did the Vodka tasting and loved it. I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
Dorothy was the chef and she was so much fun! She gave us insight Into traditional Polish cooking as well as listened to our stories about what our relatives brought over to the states in early 1900s. Book this lovely class! All adults will love it....especially if you have Polish ancestors.
• Submitted 28 Jul 2016
My husband, adult son and I really enjoyed this class. Our session included breakfast and lunch with plenty of delicious food. Class is good even for those who are not experienced cooks. Chef made this fun, nice pace, also shared the history of Polish cusine. Everyone cooks!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
It was a wonderful experience. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. The vodka sampling is a must. The only downside was that we were promised a copy of the recipes and did not receive it
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016

In Brief

Warsaw, Poland
4 hours
Tuesday and Sundays
Upon request, we organize other dates and times.