Polish Pająki / Chandalier workshop

Marta
5
  (414 reviews)
cooking class
5hr
Kraków, Poland

Pajaki (pah-yonk-ee) are traditional Polish decorations, essentially paper chandeliers made from rye straw and colourful paper. Their history dates back to the mid-18th century (east of Poland). These beautiful decorations were very popular before Christmas and Easter. Suspended from a ceiling in the main room, made from colorful paper cut-outs, flowers and straw they became a popular decoration in Polish homes. Made by countrywomen as decorations for their homes especially for Christmas, Easter, weddings, and christenings; they are a symbol of harvest and happiness all year round.

Come along to the workshop and learn how to make your very own traditional paper and straw chandeliers, and take your own creation home with you. Make one for friends and family as the perfect gift, or carry on the tradition as your new fantastically colourful hobby. The workshop also includes a scrumptious lunch and drinks.

All materials and equipment to make your own chandelier are included in the price of the workshop, as well as a light lunch. You will be able to take your completed chandelier home with you at the end of the workshop! There are only 8 places available so book fast if you want to join the fun.

About Marta

For the last 5 years, I have been teaching people how to cook delicious food at my home, and I also run food workshops such as the Pierogi Power Workshop, Fermentation Workshop and more. Recently I was the host of a big food event for The Krakow Pierogi Festival and Harvest Festival. (I also appear...

For the last 5 years, I have been teaching people how to cook delicious food at my home, and I also run food workshops such as the Pierogi Power Workshop, Fermentation Workshop and more. Recently I was the host of a big food event for The Krakow Pierogi Festival and Harvest Festival. (I also appear regularly on TV and radio as a guest, discussing subjects related to home cooking, the sharing economy and food tech.) I’ve always enjoyed sharing my knowledge of my beautiful hometown, and more about the art of Polish cuisine, both through the website and with all the wonderful travellers I meet in person.My grandmother and my mother were great cooks. That means delicious, home-made food freshly-prepared.Restaurants are great, but sometimes it seems it would be better to enjoy a home-cooked meal with someone who can also tell me a bit more about their experiences, their lives and their cities. So, I’ve decided to do exactly that. I cook for up to 14 people at my home in Krakow and you’re invited. Please join me!

Reviews

5
  (414 reviews)
Nickie
1 month ago
5

We enjoyed Marta’s class very much. She was flexible with our schedule and switched dates for us. She was very knowledgeable with the history of the pierogi. She let my three children actively help with the process. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend taking her class if you are ever in...

We enjoyed Marta’s class very much. She was flexible with our schedule and switched dates for us. She was very knowledgeable with the history of the pierogi. She let my three children actively help with the process. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend taking her class if you are ever in Krakow.

Nickie
1 month ago
5

We enjoyed Marta’s class very much. She was flexible with our schedule and switched dates for us. She was very knowledgeable with the history of the pierogi. She let my three children actively help with the process. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend taking her class if you are ever in...

We enjoyed Marta’s class very much. She was flexible with our schedule and switched dates for us. She was very knowledgeable with the history of the pierogi. She let my three children actively help with the process. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend taking her class if you are ever in Krakow.

Nickie
1 month ago
5

We enjoyed Marta’s class very much. She was flexible with our schedule and switched dates for us. She was very knowledgeable with the history of the pierogi. She let my three children actively help with the process. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend taking her class if you are ever in...

We enjoyed Marta’s class very much. She was flexible with our schedule and switched dates for us. She was very knowledgeable with the history of the pierogi. She let my three children actively help with the process. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend taking her class if you are ever in Krakow.

Margaret
1 month ago
5

My husband and I spent a wonderful evening with Marta. It was our first night in Krakow and was perfect for an introduction to a city and a people we now love. She is interesting, informative, and humorous. Would recommend Marta and her pierogis, with all the stuffings, and beer and cherry vodka as...

My husband and I spent a wonderful evening with Marta. It was our first night in Krakow and was perfect for an introduction to a city and a people we now love. She is interesting, informative, and humorous. Would recommend Marta and her pierogis, with all the stuffings, and beer and cherry vodka as a perfect way to spend your time in Krakow. Thank you Marta!!

Margaret
1 month ago
5

My husband and I spent a wonderful evening with Marta. It was our first night in Krakow and was perfect for an introduction to a city and a people we now love. She is interesting, informative, and humorous. Would recommend Marta and her pierogis, with all the stuffings, and beer and cherry vodka as...

My husband and I spent a wonderful evening with Marta. It was our first night in Krakow and was perfect for an introduction to a city and a people we now love. She is interesting, informative, and humorous. Would recommend Marta and her pierogis, with all the stuffings, and beer and cherry vodka as a perfect way to spend your time in Krakow. Thank you Marta!!

Loren
1 month ago
5

One of our favorite things we did in Krakow, highly recommend! Marta was so kind, and waited for us when we had a delayed flight! The meal was delicious, and we had such a good time!

Helene
4 months ago
5

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it! We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there,...

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it!

We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there, we started to make the delicious dumplings, which was a perfect choice of food given the size of our group (a total of 21 persons!). Martha was an incredible host with loads of experience and expertise in the food the was creating. She had many interesting facts about Poland and its culinary kitchen and generally just made sure all of us had a great and very unique time.

The night ended with an amazing homemade cheesecake and apple pie, which was a perfect ending to an already incredible evening.

I can not recommend this experience enough!

Helene
4 months ago
5

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it! We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there,...

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it!

We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there, we started to make the delicious dumplings, which was a perfect choice of food given the size of our group (a total of 21 persons!). Martha was an incredible host with loads of experience and expertise in the food the was creating. She had many interesting facts about Poland and its culinary kitchen and generally just made sure all of us had a great and very unique time.

The night ended with an amazing homemade cheesecake and apple pie, which was a perfect ending to an already incredible evening.

I can not recommend this experience enough!

Carla
6 months ago
5

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it! Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food! I truly re...

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it!

Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food!

I truly recommend it to anyone wandering whether to buy it or not

Carla
6 months ago
5

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it! Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food! I truly re...

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it!

Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food!

I truly recommend it to anyone wandering whether to buy it or not

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