Schnitzel & Strudel: Cooking with Lena

Vienna, AustriaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Lena

3 hours, Hosted in English and German
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Eastern European cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

I will share my secrets of making the crispiest Schnitzel and the crunchiest Apfelstrudel with you following my grandmother´s recipies. Take part in my cooking class and I will teach you about the traditional Austrian cuisine. The cooking class will take place in my home - a beautifully decorated apartment in a 200 year old house in the city center - where my grandparents already lived. We will sit down and discuss some dishes of Austrian cuisine and then cook a two or three course meal all together. The menu will consist of a soup, a Chicken Schnitzel with two kinds of salads and an apple strudel for dessert. It'll be all hands on deck – I'll help you every step of the way so that afterwards, you'll be able to make the dishes yourself at home. My Austrian grandmother did a hell of cooking - and I want to pass it on to you. After the class, we will enjoy the beautiful meal and keep chatting.
Other things to note
We'll be making traditional Austrian food. Most of it contains meat. If you have any dietary/ethical requirements, please message me and we will sort something out for you! Vegetarians are welcome!
I will share my secrets of making the crispiest Schnitzel and the crunchiest Apfelstrudel with you following my grandmother´s recipies. Take part in my cooking class and I will teach you about the traditional Austrian cuisine. The cooking class will take place in my home - a beautifully decorated apartment in a 200 year old house in the city center - where my grandparents already lived. We will sit down and discuss some dishes of Austrian cuisine…

What's included

  • Food
    depending on how many people attend.
    vegetarian / glutenfree (ect.) op...
  • Drinks
    Drinks + coffee

Meet your host, Lena

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 182 Reviews
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I'm Lena and I am born and raised in Vienna. Passion for food runs in our family! I love to cook and I have a strong interest in the traditional Austrian food that has many interesting influences like the Royal Austrian Court and hungarian, czech and italian heritage.
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Where you'll be

We will meet in my apartment in the city center of Vienna and spend all of our time there! My colorful home is full of antiquities and modern art and the building is a very typical Viennese Biedermeyer-Style house from the 1800s.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 182 reviews.

Mary Ann
March 2020
We truly enjoyed our schnitzel and struedel cooking class will Lena. She was well-prepared for our visit and kept things moving and interesting. The menu was delicious and we cooked all of the courses ourselves, with the potato soup being a surprise that I can't wait to cook again. Really a special day.
Mairead
March 2020
Vielen dank! Our group had a wonderful time cooking traditional Austrian cuisine in Lena’s lovely apartment. What made it truly special was Lena telling us how and why these meals were so special to her. These were her grandmother’s recipes and her passion for sharing them was clearly conveyed. Even more, the food was delicious and we’re making the soup this evening to enjoy! Thank you, Lena, for opening your home to us.
Sarah
February 2020
Wir hatten viel Spaß und haben nette Leute kennengelernt. Auf jeden Fall eine coole Aktivität in Wien, für alle, die Spaß am Kochen haben.
Noa
February 2020
Me and my mom really enjoyed this experience and we're so grateful for choosing it. Lena and the group was super nice, and the food we all cooked together was extremely good. We had a wonderful time and we highly recommend!!!
Midori
January 2020
英語のできない母と姉も伴って参加しました。おばあさまの代から引き継いだ、オーストリアの家庭料理をほっこりあたたかい家庭で作ることができて楽しかったです。お料理もどれも素晴らしく美味しくて。特別な思い出になりました。英語は必須ですが、紙に書いたレシピももらえるので、会話に自信がなくても作り方を読みながら楽しめるできるかも。おススメです。
Lauren
January 2020
Beautiful house, well kitted out kitchen, thoughtful menu to cook, well run cooking groups, delicious outcome! And we were very lucky, Lena's daughter Rosa joined us to help brushing butter on the strudel and cutely served us the strudel :) thank you for a wonderful experience

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Vegetarian
Gluten-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Bring some clothes that might allow to get food stains