Chef Paul James is now offering half-day master classes in Indian cooking

A cooking class is a great activity where you can have fun & learn something new while on vacation. So, if you are not interested in diving or if the weather is not cooperating, come and spend a day at Ooloonthoo Restaurant learning something that will last you a lifetime.





Cooking Classes

Chef Paul James of Ooloonthoo Restaurant is offering Indian Cuisine cooking classes for food enthusiasts.

Why learn at Ooloonthoo?

Paul trained at the Stratford Chefs School in Ontario, Canada. He then worked in some of Canada’s most highly acclaimed restaurants such as The Church Restaurant in Stratford, Ontario and then as Sous Chef at Canada’s best new country inn restaurant, in 1989, Westover Inn, St. Mary’s, Ontario. After several years of honing his skills, he opened his own restaurant, Café Bruges, in London, Ontario. It was rated by Anne Hardy’s “Where to Eat in Canada” as one of Canada’s top twenty five places to eat for seven years.

Chef Paul has been exploring Indian cuisine for twenty years. During four years in India, he traveled and applied his skills to learning about the enormously diverse regional cuisines of India.

What you get:

Intimate instruction & supervision as you build toward more complex techniques

Small class sizes for better interaction with the instructor and the food

Internationally recognized instructor credentials

Access to 23 years of culinary experience accumulated from around the world

Flexibility to meet the demands of students from novice cooks to professionals chefs

A unique topside activity offered for the first time on Roatan!

A cooking class is a great activity where you can have fun & learn something new while on vacation. So, if you are not interested in diving or if the weather is not cooperating, come and spend a day at Ooloonthoo Restaurant learning something that will last you a lifetime.

Groups of 2 to 8

Following a welcome drink, you will enter Ooloonthoo’s spacious air conditioned kitchen to put on your apron and get cooking! Chef Paul will demonstrate the preparation of a traditional Indian meal consisting of 6 different dishes. You will not only learn about Indian cooking techniques and mixing of spices but you will see how a professional chef would approach the task of preparing a dinner party at home. The opportunity to “see how a chef would do it” will help save you time in the kitchen. Also, learning about menu selection will allow you to prepare in advance so you can enjoy your guests’ company rather than being stuck in the kitchen all night.

Full service dinner included

Following the class, participants will have dinner in our outdoor Terrace dining room overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea to try the dishes they have just helped to prepare.

Pricing & Summary

$175 USD per person includes:

A welcome drink

4 ½ hour instruction session covering nine different Indian dishes drawing on twenty three years of culinary experience

Snacks provided during class

Meal will be served in Ooloonthoo’s Outdoor Terrace Dining Room to taste the dishes you just helped to create

A copy of the class recipes including many helpful cooking tips

Please note, prices do not include taxes and service charge.