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Bait al KARAMA is the first Women’s Centre in the heart of the Old City of Nablus.

The school offers and coordinates courses and tailor-made programs, which run a minimum of one day, and are facilitated by the women chefs of the Centre. The courses focus on the preparation of traditional Palestinian and Nabulsi dishes and are suitable for everyone, professional chefs, food lovers and Middle East tourists. Each course is designed in collaboration with the participants to meet their interests and needs. Additionally, special programs can be arranged for researchers, artists and academics.

The activities cater to small groups, providing cooking sessions, offering guided visits to the Souk, food shops and factories – knafeh producers, Tahina factory and such like – and tours to visit producers and farmers in the countryside around Nablus.

The school is open from Saturday to Thursday; with courses commencing at 10:00AM and concluding at 5:00PM.

Bait al KARAMA – Samples of courses and workshops offered to the public include:

1 DAY course:
– Tour of the Souk (the market, tahini factory, knafeh shop, the sweet factory, soap factory, Turkish Bath…)
– Cooking Class: The Fresh
– Lunch

2 DAYS course:
DAY 1 – as above
DAY 2 – to choose between:
a. Cooking Class (The Main – Lunch – The Sweets)
b. Day out to visit local farms and producers

4 DAYS course:
DAY 1 – as above
DAY 2 – Day out to visit local farms and producers
DAY 3 – Cooking Class (The Main – Lunch – The Sweets)
DAY 4 – Cooking for the lunch + day out with picnic lunch

Please contact us for more information, prices and bookings. We welcome both individuals and groups.

We can help you organize your stay in Nablus!

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Q How big are your classes?

Classes have a maximum number of 10 participants (bigger groups will rotate).

The school is open from Saturday to Thursday; with courses commencing at 10:00AM and concluding at 5:00PM.

Q How do I contact you?

Visit our website or email us at baitalkarama@gmail.com

Q About us

Bait al KARAMA Women Centre is located in a recently renovated building in the very heart of the Old City of Nablus.

Bait al Karama, run and managed by disadvantaged women living in the Old City of Nablus, features, among other relevant social and educational activities, the first female-run Cookery School in Palestine.

Through income generating activities Bait al Karama aims to achieve long-term financial sustainability, and to accomplish its social-cultural mission, whilst offering the women of the Old City employment and the chance to develop income and self-sustainability.

Bait al KARAMA is the first Slow Food Convivium in Nablus.

Bait al KARAMA is a project initiated by Fatima Kadumy (of the the Women Committee of the Nablus Old City Charity Society), Beatrice Catanzaro (visual artist – Italy) and Cristiana Bottigella (cultural manager – UK).

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  • Women Owned & Operated:Yes
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