Hungarian Home Cooking Class in Budapest - in Budapest - LikeALocal Guide

Hungarian Home Cooking Class in Budapest


83 EUR

What better way to discover Hungary than through its food? Our private cooking classes give you an in-depth introduction to Hungarian cuisine and an insight into authentic local life in Budapest.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Agnes

I was born and raised in the Hungarian countryside until I moved to Budapest when I was 21 to study. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in tourism, catering and restaurant. After my degree, I became a cooking class instructor at a cooking school in Budapest and discovered my passion about sharing food and stories with travelers. Therefore, I decided to open my Culinary Hungary Home Cooking Class and have been giving Hungarian cooking classes for 8 years now.

What I offer is something different than a cooking school. All events take place in our own home kitchen not a “fancy” commercial-style kitchen. I want you to feel like you at home and that the dishes can be easily recreated. I believe in authentic cooking and comfort food. I learnt the traditional Hungarian dishes and cooking from my parents, who taught me a lot of secrets of the Hungarian Cuisine and Gastronomy. Many of my recipes are family secrets and make part of my family’s heritage.

I am a Mom of 2, I have a 6 year old son and a 3 year old daughter.

Read more


  • Enjoy a relaxed cooking class in a private home kitchen
  • Learn how to cook traditional goulash soup and paprika chicken
  • Find out how to use Hungarian paprika properly
  • Savour a delicious home-cooked meal


Food has always been a way for travellers to connect with local cultures. Join our hands-on home cooking class and discover Hungary in a unique and delicious way!

The class is about 4 hours long. You’ll learn how to make 3 traditional Hungarian dishes from start to finish. The menu is subject to discussion.

We offer a very relaxed atmosphere, step-by-step recipes, nice drinks and good stories. After cooking, we’ll enjoy the dishes together and chat about Hungarian culture, folklore, customs and traditions.

The best part is that you make the dishes yourself. It might just be the highlight of your trip to Hungary!

What’s included & not included

  • 4-hour culinary and cultural adventure
  • All ingredients required for the cooking class
  • 3-course meal
  • Welcome snack
  • Wine
  • Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Check availability of the tour:

Meeting point

Budapest, 2. distrcit, Forint street 3. Doorbell: No. 8. Barath Agnes

Reviews from travellers (6)


Such an amazing time!
The home cooking class was so much fun. It was the highlight of my trip to Europe. I learned so much more than Hungarian cooking. I learned about the culture as well. I will be taking another class when I am back in Hungary.
Great Afternoon
This traditional cooking has some interesting advantages, in that the ingredients are widely available and there aren't so many steps that you couldn't make this on a regular basis at home, eating well without taking so much time out of your busy schedule.

The class itself was great. Agnes is warm and inviting, and knows her history and culture as well as the actual aspects of cooking. She's as willing to help with the basics such as knife skills, important steps like tempering, as well as l learning the techniques of the dishes themselves. In addition to the actual food we were preparing, we got to sample local produce, and of course palinka.

Another nice feature is the location. It's actually not far from where my tourists will be staying and touring, but it's still a short walk away from the river on the Buda side. Most people never venture beyond the castle, so we had a nice, short work into the really beautiful neighborhoods at the start of the hilly area.
This experience was delightful and informative. We enjoyed this opportunity very much.
This experience was the highlight of a wonderful few days in this gorgeous city. From the minute we arrived in Agi's home we felt welcome and knew this was going to be a brilliant experience.

We were late (don't ask) but this didn't faze her at all, we were met with a glass of pulinka and canapes and after a short introductory chat we set to work. This was no impersonal industrial cookery school but the warm heart of Agi's home,In the 3 hours we were with her we made goulash soup, paprika chicken and Somloi Gluska for dessert. Everything was explained with lots of handy tips (we're both keen cooks but still picked up tips on when to season, how best to skin a chicken and so on) all accompanied with a very nice red wine. We then sat down to a long leisurely lunch when we chatted about the Hungarian way of life and learned about traditional customs and celebrations - so much more interesting than reading up on the subject!

When we left we were surprised with a lovely gift (wont spoil the surprise) and as soon as we got home we had copies of our recipes emailed to us complete with more handy tips.

This was a wonderful experience and one which we'd love to repeat both with Agi and in other cities.
I have just returned from an amazing European trip with my hubby and our best friends and during our time in beautiful Budapest we booked a cooking class with Agi, as I have a small home-based food business in Australia (Canefields Kitchen) and wanted to learn how to cook some Hungarian food from the experts. Agi was on holiday so my friend Ros and I enjoyed a fabulous cooking experience with Agi's co-cook Andrew. It was a wonderful morning and we learnt so much about Hungarian food, culture and lifestyle. The class was held at Agi's apartment, that was easy to get to by the Metro, and was homely and comfortable to work in. The food was simple and delicious and we loved the commentary of Andrew who was a delightful young man with lots of interesting facts and information to share. The food was fun to cook and was very tasty. We also experienced the traditional drink Palinka and some very nice Hungarian wine.Thanks Andrew! we loved the whole experience. Deb & Ros
The welcome from Agi and Andrew was amazing. They opened their home and instructions were superb. I was born in Budapest but never learned the fine art of cooking Hungarian foods. It was the best morning I have spent, I was instructed with clarity and much humour. English was spoken if required. I learned a lot and enjoyed the fruits of my labour. The food was delicious. Agi even sent me off with a bag of homemade paprika which I now use to impress my friends with my culinary skills. I would definitely go back...if you want the real home cooking experience do not miss this. Thank you Agi and Andrew.
From 83 EUR per person

Book a tour

Private tours
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal

Select date and participants

We’re sorry to see you go.

Why didn’t you end up booking this tour?

Thanks for the feedback!

We’ll use it to improve the way you find and book tours on our site.