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Opera Event - $98.00+tax per person.

Merging taste and sound with the Santa Fe Opera!
Opera and food....what a great combination! Join us to celebrate and learn more about The Santa Fe Opera featuring the flavors of the operas and delicious music! One of our chefs will guide you through a new and creative menu that has been specifically tailored for the Opera's 2015 festival season. Soprano Ingela Onstad, an exciting and talented Santa Fe Opera alumna, will intertwine singing with food and lively conversation with Opera staff. Menu to include:

Cumin spiced flat bread with hummus, carrot and cardamom puree, Salad Nicoise-haricot vert, quail egg, potato, tuna and olive tapenade on toasted baguette, Dolmas filled with rice, raisins and almonds with tzatziki sauce, chicken breast stuffed with chicken and sundried tomato sausage in sage brown butter sauce on polenta with sautéed arugula and apple pie ala mode.

Each event will last 3 hours and include a full meal.

Farmer's Mkt. Class - $115+tax per person.

Class will meet at 8:00AM under the water tank at the colorful Santa Fe Farmers Market. We will then tour the market, meet the farmers and help pick out the freshest herbs and produce to take back to the school. Back at SFSC, the class will enjoy learning cooking techniques and the history of the foods grown in the region culminating in a magnificent feast highlighting the Farmer's Market fresh ingredients. Menu varies based on the seasonality of ingredients. Class limited to 16 people, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Summer I - $110+tax per person.

Celebrate the summer season with this intimate, hands-on class on the Santa Fe School of Cooking's own patio. Everything will be prepared on our grill and our new wood-fired oven!

Masa encrusted pork chops with a green chile and raisin chutney, grilled sweet potato salad, red lettuce with pears, walnuts and a honey-sherry vinaigrette, and apple empanadas. 3-hours, hands-on, limit 12.

Summer II - $110+tax per person.

Celebrate the summer season with this intimate, hands-on class on the Santa Fe School of Cooking's own patio. Everything will be prepared on our grill and our new wood-fired oven!

Italian sausage with caramelized onions & poblano chiles, zesty creamy corn with scallions, garlic flatbreads, roasted rosemary potatoes and berry cobbler. 3-hours, hands-on, limit 12.

Summer III - $110+tax per person.

Celebrate the summer season with this intimate, hands-on class on the Santa Fe School of Cooking's own patio. Everything will be prepared on our grill and our new wood-fired oven!

Bacon wrapped shrimp marinated in chipotle on jack cheese, green chile cornbread with grilled vegetables and baked apricots with sweet crumble toppings. 3-hours, hands-on, limit 12.

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp - $1325.00+tax per person.

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Join us for an intensive 3-day cooking program we call the Southwest Culinary Boot Camp! This program is three full days gaining insight into the intricacies, tips and history of Southwestern food that make it so unique. We will cover material from knife skills, flavor labs, cooking techniques, ingredients and historical building blocks of the food. We will meet some of Santa Fe's top chefs who will share their thoughts on important cooking techniques. This is HANDS-ON and very interactive each day will end with a meal. The class culminates in a final exam where you will design and prepare a final meal for some Santa Fe's best palates!
The next Boot Camp scheduled for November 2-4th 2015 is sold out.

Due to popular demand, we've added another bootcamp - February 8-10, 2016, spaces are available.

Please call Nicole at 1-800-982-4688 to obtain more information about this special 3-day excursion into Southwestern cuisine.

Spanish Market Class - $90.00+tax per person.

Come celebrate Spanish Market with 8 time nominee for Best Chef of the Southwest, James Campbell Caruso, chef/owner of La Boca and Taberna, two hotspots not to be missed when visiting Santa Fe. As James continues to explore the flavors of Spain, you will taste dishes from his restaurants' tapas menus that are fun and deliciously beyond ordinary.

This is a demonstration class that includes recipes and a full meal.

20% of the proceeds from this class are donated to the Spanish Colonial Arts Society

All Things Pumpkin! Thursday, October 22, 6:00-9:00 PM - $85.00+tax per person.

The fall harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year with the crisp weather. SFSC is offering a really fun class on "What to do with all that pumpkin"! Join us for some creative recipes featuring pumpkin.
This is a demonstration-style class that includes a full meal.

Menu includes:
Pumpkin Ravioli with SW. Sage Butter
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Crumb Crust.
Iced Pumpkin Soufflé
Diced and Roasted Pumpkin with Oregano and Red Chile Honey
Mixed Greens with Roasted Pumpkin and Green Goddess Dressing

Native Harvest Feast - $85.00+tax per person.

Native Harvest Feast
Thursday, November 19th 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
$85.00 per person plus tax

Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award winning author with a PhD in Culinary Anthropology, presents a fascinating look into Native American food and culture. She will offer a wonderful alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving Feast featuring Native foods.

Winter Squash Soup Garnished with Ginger Lime Cream and Ground Pumpkin Seeds
Baked Quail Stuffed with Black Walnuts
Sweet Corn & Sage Served on a Bed of
Julienne Vegetables,
Pumpkin Pinon Cake with Pumpkin Sauce and Canela Whipped Cream

Southwestern Christmas in Santa Fe! - $90.00+tax per person.

Christmas in the SW is one of the most festive times in Santa Fe. Please join us for a detailed menu, how to set the table for the holiday occasion, complete with napkin folding, table decoration, creative place gifts for your guests and their children. This menu is so versatile it can be a served meal or a buffet. Most all of it can be done well in advance.

Endive Salad with Pomegranate, Walnut and Blue Cheese
Fiesta Consomme
Red Chile Glazed Ham
Sweet Potato Timbales
Green Bean Bundles, with Dill Butter
French Tart of Dried Apples

Easy and Elegant Holiday Baking, November 21st, 2:00-5:00pm - $80.00+tax per person.

Join high altitude baking expert, Susan G. Purdy, author of prize-winning PIE IN THE SKY. Learn tricks and tips for baking and cooking at high altitude in Santa Fe.

This is a demonstration class, recipes will include:

Bite-You-Back Gingerbread Cupcakes with Rum-Lemon Icing
Pecan-Pine-Nut-Cranberry Pie with Flaky Pastry
Chocolate Sponge Roll Yule Log with Hazelnut Filling Edible
Chocolate Roses

Southwestern Thanksgiving-Menu Ideas, Decorating and Planning! Saturday, November 7th, 10:00-2:00 PM - $90.00+tax per person.

Please join us to help you create a memorable and tasty Thanksgiving meal. You will learn to prepare a menu that can be served in courses or presented as a buffet. Emphasis will be on updated recipes (most that can be prepared in advance with little last minute finishing), featuring southwestern flavors. Learn how to set the table, fun ideas for place gifts that will include the children, and in-expensive solutions for table decorations. Finally we will all sit and enjoy everything that is created.

Menu Includes:
Sautéed Scaloppini of Turkey with Cranberry, and Red Chile Glaze
Green Chile Spoon Bread
Brussel Sprouts
Make ahead Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Spicy Cranberry Relish with Glazed Shallots.
Individual Iced Pumpkin Soufflés

Traditional New Mexican Christmas - $85.00+tax per person.

Christmas in Santa Fe is a magical time filled with centuries old culinary traditions. Come learn how we do the holidays in New Mexico! The demonstration will include the preparation of shredded pork tamales and poblano & corn tamales both served with red chile sauce, hearty holiday posole with green chile sauce, calabacitas and our famous official state cookie, bizcochitos.

This is a demonstration style class including a full meal.