Conscious Cooking is at the core of how we approach food. Relish seasonal menus, cooking demonstrations, and immersive workshops with tips for pleasing the palate, balancing the body, and minimizing food waste.

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Conscious Cooking

Our renowned Conscious Cooking philosophy allows guests to view food through many lenses - its production, preparation, consumption, and relationship to ourselves and our community. Living well isn’t just about eating the right food, it is also about community and conviviality - sharing the joy of the experience with people you care about. We at Miraval encourage you to learn how to make conscious decisions about creating and consuming food that will support you in living a life in balance. During your stay, discover that food is not only a source of energy or sustenance, but also a foundation for nurturing joy, connection, and healing.

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Discover why people in the five Blue Zone regions of the world live longer than average and how you can bring this healthy lifestyle home with you. Join Miraval’s master chefs and lead dietitians as they explore the food, wine, and environments of the cultures that have begun to uncover the secrets to longevity. Enjoy an exciting dish from one of the five regions as you learn nutritional and culinary techniques that may help you live longer. 90 MIN|$125


Just Cook for Me

Sample the culinary creations of our talented chefs with our most intimate dining experience in the heart of Miraval’s kitchen. Savor selections from our daily menu as well as freshly-formulated, exclusive dishes that are paired with wine. This offering is designed for the adventurous foodie. We are glad to accommodate any dietary preferences, advanced notice required. 2 HRS|$175


This interactive experience invites guests to prepare a dish and a proper place setting alongside our chefs. Our culinary program is built on the idea that phytonutrients produced by plants offer tremendous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Our kitchens serve a variety of freshly farmed food, 80% being plant-based and 20% being protein-based. This workshop offers tips for entertaining guests and family, while supporting a healthy, plant-based diet. 60 MIN|$75

Beyond Bisque

Learn the techniques to create Miraval’s incredible soups. This interactive class guides you through the development of tastes and textures to bring Miraval’s flavors to your table with delicious and healthy homemade soups. 60 MIN|$60

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Guest Favorite

The Modern Art of Sauces

This hands-on class offers a mindful and nutritional approach to creating innovative, modern sauces that complement the best of foods. Learn knife skills, sautéing and simmering techniques, and a professional chef’s approach to developing and pairing flavors. Featuring a rotating schedule, sauces include: tapenade, presto, romesco and many others. Sauces are paired with wine and an appetizer. 60 MIN|$75

Mindful Pastry

This hands-on experience provides you with innovative techniques required to recreate the pastries served in our Cactus Flower Restaurant. Learn how to prepare a variety of pastries including pistachio cookies, avocado brownies, and many more delicious treats.


This interactive experience invites guests to prepare a creative cocktail and appetizer alongside our bartender and chef. Savor your libation as you explore the art of the cocktail and our cooking philosophy. Bring these techniques to your kitchen and create your own aperitifs and hors-d’oeuvres with home ingredients to make simple syrups, garnish cocktails, and infuse flavors. 45 MIN|$75


Uncover secrets and varieties of different chocolates. This interactive experience reveals the process and technique involved in preparing truffles and tempering chocolate. 45 MIN|$75


Immerse yourself in our Conscious Cooking philosophy as you learn to use leftover pieces of vegetables, fruits, and meat to cook creatively and reduce food waste. Recognize the power and importance of being a conscious cook. 45 MIN|$35


Join us for an educational smoothie-making experience. Learn which ingredients provide the most balanced nutrient absorption and health benefits. 45 MIN|$25

Honey: A Sensual Journey

Noel Patterson believes that tasting honey is as sensual an experience as tasting wine. To fully taste the honey, you must use all five of the body’s senses. Also like wine, each honey has its own terroir that reflects the environment of the hive it comes from. Join Noel on this journey of the senses as you taste your way through a variety of local honeys and discuss the notes and flavors you experience along the way. 60 MIN|$65

IN THE SPIRIT OF GRAPES: A Biodynamic Wine Experience

Set aside what you think you know about wine tasting. Wines capture a sense of the places they are grown in a uniquely expressive and vibrant way. Learn about the philosophy underlying agriculture and its methods. If you try to live mindfully with respect to what you put in your body, while considering its impact on our world, this wine tasting is one you will savor. 60 MIN|$125

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Chef For the Day

Join Miraval master chefs for an exclusive hands-on culinary experience. Go behind the scenes in our main kitchen, cook alongside professional chefs, and learn nutritional and mindful cooking techniques including knife skills, sauté, and grilling. Plus, learn how to creatively address dietary restrictions, alternative cooking methods and more. Anyone from the novice to the advanced culinarian will leave with elevated skills for entertaining and creating delicious dishes. $175|HR • $200|HR IN RETREAT OR VILLA