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. . . real Spanish and Mediterranean cooking

Pam and David Lynn welcome you to Spanish Cooking Breaks where you can relax and learn from the experts.

  • Cook and eat in beautiful surroundings
  • Small groups for maximum one-to-one attention
  • Individually designed cooking courses
  • Reasonably priced one day tuition
  • Basic Spanish cooking to advanced Mediterranean cuisine
  • Discover hidden Andalusian markets and mountain restaurants
  • Prepare cook and eat Paellas in the great outdoors
  • Make fresh fish dishes, straight from the market to your table
  • Find out how to make a Tapas feast
  • Cook Mediterranean rice and pasta dishes
  • Learn about the Mediterranean Diet and how it can benefit you
  • Change your lifestyle for weight-loss and health

We have many years experience as Restaurateurs, Caterers, food writers and professional chefs, and we just want to share some of our passion for Spanish and Mediterranean food, wine and lifestyle with you.

Whether you live on the coast, are here on holiday or just want a relaxing cooking break, we have something to suit you.


All About Us - Who We Are and What We Do

Let me introduce myself - I'm Pam Lynn and with my husband David I run Spanish Cooking Breaks from our home near Marbella in Southern Spain. We've been living in Spain - on and off for the last thirty years or so and have grown to love the country it's people, food, wine and lifestyle.

I'm a qualified home economist and food technologist, with a teaching diploma and a passion for Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. David's a chef with an instinct for flavour and taste and a great love of food , especially fish and seafood and wine.

In the past we have run several restaurants and outside catering businesses, including a fish restaurant in Ireland and a Mediterranean bistro in Yorkshire.

We've spent the last few years running our Gastro Guesthouse in the Malaga mountains and developing Mediterranean recipes for our Cutting Edge Mediterranean Recipes website. We've been back on the coast now for 3 years running Spanish Cooking Breaks.

Let us Pass On Some of Our Hard-Earned Knowledge to You

Now we just like to relax and share some of our experience with like minded people.

Marbella has long been known as a playground for the rich and famous - it is - and it's much more than that. It's a thriving Spanish town with a vibrant market, bursting with the best, freshest produce you are likely to see anywhere on the Mediterranean.

Sign up for one of our courses and we'll show you not only how to prepare and cook the food, but where to buy it and many other interesting and little known facts about the region.

You'll learn about fish and shellfish, meat and poultry, olives and olive oil, wine, sherry, jamon serrano, chorizo and all the great fruit, vegetables and herbs of Andalucia.

We're passionate about Spain and Andalucia and have become experts on the subject of food, recipes and wine over the years. It's very relaxed here - there's no pressure to perform - join in and cook or just take it easy - it's up to you.

Come and join us on a cooking break- we look forward to looking after you.


Learn to cook Spanish food or just enjoy the food whilst living the Spanish lifestyle

  • The One Day Course

  • One Day Paella Course

  • Personal Chefs in Marbella

  • Party Catering

The One Day Course - Classic Spanish Cooking

Have fun in the sun with our one day Spanish Cooking Course

Learn to cook on the terrace of our home overlooking the Mediterranean. Or . . . we are now able to offer these courses in your own home or Holiday rental property - we will bring all the gear!

We can arrange reasonably priced accommodation in apartments close by if required.

  • Either stay the night in a reasonably priced apartment close by, or make your own way home

What is included in the price:

  • Meeting at Marbella Market

  • Coffee in the market bar

  • Tour of the Market and ingredient purchase

  • Time on your own to wander around the old town and Orange Square

  • Return to base and learn how to make the perfect three course Paella dinner or a Classic Spanish three course meal

  • Eat and enjoy Spanish food and wine

  • Either stay the night or make your own way home


One Day Paella Course . . . learn from the Chefs

Choose From Two Great Options

  • The Classic One Day Paella Party

  • A Classic Spanish Three Course Meal

We have put this course together to show you how much fun cooking can be.


Pam and David Your Personal Chefs in Marbella

  • Personal Chefs who deliver the service you require

  • Only pay us for our time plus food cost and fuel

  • Price to include - shopping - preparing and cooking - serving and clearing up afterwards

  • You don't pay any more for extra people - only the food cost

  • We cook for you in your home or rental property

  • Dinner parties

  • Family catering

  • Kids options

  • Dinner party delivery - cheaper and a lot easier than DIY

  • One off events

  • Full service over several days, weeks or even months

Whatever food you require we can provide

  • Everything from Paellas (we have all the gear)

  • To Lunches Dinners and Breakfasts, even Picnics

  • If you want gourmet dining - we can do that

  • If you want a Lasagne at home we can do that too

  • Freezer meals for you to re-heat later

  • We mean business and we keep it real

Just call or email us or contact us through the form on our web site and we will get back to you post haste.


Party Catering

We offer a range of Options For your Party!

Paellas for up to fifty people

We have all the equipment to make your paella party a great success. With a standard chargeper person for a three course meal - featuring a special seafood paella - there are no nasty surprises or extras. We will set up your paella party with our portable gear and leave you happy and satisfied . A little bit of theatre in Marbella.


Our barbecues have a selection of tapas/canapés to start. A mixed barbecue including chicken kebabs - spicy ribs and homemade burgers. Baked potatoes and salad with our own soured cream and luxury salad dressing. Finally a great dessert such as Creme Brulée or Pavlova.

Tapas and Snacks

We can deliver Tapas and snacks for your cocktail party priced per person depending on your menu choice.

Lunches and Dinner Parties

Just talk to us - you will be surprised how reasonable our quotes are.

From Standard One Pot Parties

Have a selection of Tapas followed by a great Irish Stew or a hearty Cottage Pie or a tasty Lasagne - followed by a scrumptious dessert.

to Gourmet Buffets

The sky is the limit - if you want fillets of beef with oysters and lobsters we can do that too!


  Pam and David Lynn
Spanish Cooking Breaks
Los Altos Del Paraiso
00 34 952 885 813
Mobile: 00 34 671 176 653
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