Uga is an incredibly beautiful village in Lanzarote that will be the home of Cook In Lanzarote from now on.
Some of you have been asking us to give you more news on Cook In Lanzarote’s project, so here we go!
As I was saying, we’ve finally found the right place in the charming village of Uga. It’s been a long journey to get to that point. Trust me on that!
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Goodbye Lanzarote Farm Cooking
In an ideal world, Cook In Lanzarote was meant to be Lanzarote Farm Cooking. An isolated farm rounded with plenty of land where we could have grown all sorts of organic fruits and vegetables to cook with. We even wanted to have some chickens and Canarian black pigs.
Sounded great, right?
After a fair share of enthusiasm and deception phases, we had to accept the fact that this can’t be done in Lanzarote at the moment due to very restrictive business license rules in rural areas.
So we got back to step one after spending months looking for the perfect place, finding it, negotiating prices… Only to find out we would never get a business license for giving cooking courses in this location. Again and again.
But we haven’t left our old life and jobs to abandon just like that 😉
Say hello to Cook In Lanzarote
It’s been a difficult decision to take because we really wanted a farm but we couldn’t waste more time trying to change things we didn’t have any power over.
So our farm cooking project became Cook In Lanzarote and we were suddenly able to look at locations we wouldn’t have considered before.
Discover the exotic charm of Uga
It is surrounded by impressive landscapes. Getting there from La Geria always gives me the impression of seeing an oasis in the middle of the desert.
Uga is also the hometown of the camels that give tourists a ride between the volcanoes of Timanfaya.
Every 3 hours or so, you can witness how a bunch of camels get back Uga to get some well earned rest while other ones are leaving in order to start their work shift.
How is that for an exotic place?!
Our cooking school still needs remodelling
At last we found the perfect place in Uga. Not a farm, but we’ll still have enough space to grow our organic veggies 😀
I won’t go on with all the boring details about how administration is giving us headaches. Let’s just say if an entrepreneur’s life is full of surprises in general; trying to get running a new type of business here is a never ending candid camera.
We had to adapt to the way things are done around here. Time perception is definitely different. And pressure, even on business matters is not well accepted in general… In short, forget meeting deadlines!
But that relaxed attitude is one of the reasons we love Lanzarote too… So, we’re trying to find the right balance in order to get things done.
We’re very excited about the remodelling project we’re working on with our architect and are crossing our fingers for it to be made a reality very soon.
In the meantime, we decided to start giving private cooking lessons to groups staying in rented villas. We’ll tell you all about it in a new post next week. Stay tuned!
And if you’re interested in getting your own private cooking class with your friends and/or familiars, contact us today.