Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class - in Kyiv - LikeALocal Guide

Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class

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35 EUR

Enjoy a cheerful culinary workshop under the guidance of a friendly local host in Kiev. Cook traditional Ukrainian dishes – borsch and varenyky and savor your tasty creations!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
My husband and I had such a great time in this cooking class. Snezhana picked us up and took us to her mother where we made borsch and varenyky. Wherever we travel we always try to find cooking classes, but this was the first time we had one in someone’s home. Thank you for a great time!
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Reviewed by Anne


  • Learn the recipes of borsch and varenyky and get some secret tips from a local hostess
  • Enjoy a unique cultural experience while cooking national Ukrainian dishes
  • Treat your taste buds to the traditional Ukrainian food
  • Practice your skills in creating perfectly shaped varenyky
  • Relax and enjoy your homemade dinner in a pleasant company

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Become an expert in Ukrainian cuisine once you attend a private borsch and varenyky cooking class. A friendly local hostess will share the best recipes with you as well as some secret tips.

First, you will cut the vegetables for the borsch – potato, cabbage, carrot and beetroot. Then, while the soup is boiling, you will prepare the dough for varenyky. The next step is to give the right shape to varenyky that you will surely learn to do.

The highlight of the program is tasting your culinary creations. You will enjoy the rich taste of traditional Ukrainian dishes and the overall cooking experience. Moreover, you will take home the recipes to surprise your friends and family with your new culinary skills.

Note: vegetarian option is available, please specify it in the time of booking

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What’s included & not included

  • 3-hour private cooking class with tasting
  • hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • gratuities (optional)

Meeting point

Centrally located Kyiv hotel or apartment

Reviews from travellers (19)


wonderful class!!
The hostesses were very friendly and it was fun to meet locals and ask many questions. I will definitely use the recipes.
DO this!
So awesome! They were so nice and welcoming, showing their kitchen and how to make the food. I totally recommend this experience!
Fantastic local experience
We absolutely loved the authentic Ukrainian experience with Snezhana and her mum, Irena. We made local Authentic Borscht & Varenyky. We were picked up and dropped back to our accomodation by Snezhana. They were the most friendly and hospitable people and made us feel very welcome in their home. Irena made making Varenyky look very easy, however my husband and I were exceedingly mediorce, but we didn't mind, it was a fantastic learning experience. We made 3 different types of Varenyky- potato, sweetened cottage cheese and cherry. After we made our lunch time offering, the 4 of us sat & ate and chatted about the similarities and differences of our homelands. If you are looking for an activity that is a little different to the norm, this activity is well worth the time and money. It was my husband's bday on the day we did this activity and I had mentioned this in an email once, they remembered and had a little birthday cake- this was over and above anything I expected and was a very thoughtful touch. Snezhana even sent us recipe for what we made! This was probably the highlight of my Ukrainian visit- meeting locals who welcomed you into their home and sharing a meal together.
What a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Our 2hr class was more like 3! We were collected promptly at our hotel, driven to our guides house where her mother and father were waiting to welcome us. We then proceeded into the kitchen where we learnt the secrets of varenyky and borsch. We had a great time and although Mum did not speak a word of English our guide was there to translate for us - although cooking has a universal language of its own and we were able to understand, if not the words, then certainly the intent of them.
Waiting for recipes to be sent!!!!
Sherwynne and Tammy

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