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Specialty Classes & Events


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 12:00 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 with each day ending 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!

Bootcamps for 2016 are: November 7-9-sold out
Bootcamps for 2017 are: Jan 23-25, April 17-19, November 6-8

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

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

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.

Menu:
Spiced pumpkin, Lentil and Goats Cheese Salad
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Red Chile, Coffee and Cinnamon Rub and Pecan Roquefort Butter
Smoke Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Southwestern Shredded Brussels Sprouts
French tart of dried apples

Easy and Elegant Baking featuring Susan Purdy - $80.00+tax per person.

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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 5th, 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:
Autumn squash salad
Turkey roulade with bacon and green chile cornbread stuffing
Buttermilk mashed potatoes
Spicy cranberry relish with glazed shallots
Red chile chocolate pecan torte with vanilla scented whipped cream

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.

Demonstration Classes


Fred Harvey Dinner - $110+tax per person.

The Santa Fe School of Cooking has partnered with the New Mexico History Museum to offer Fred Harvey cooking class. $110 includes instruction, presentations and a meal with friends. Discover the impact Fred Harvey had on this region with special guest, Stephen Fried, author of Appetite for America. In addition Chef Michelle Chavez will demonstrate a Harvey inspired meal including Albondigas, Chicken Lucrecio and Hot Strawberry Sunday on Sour Milk Biscuits. 20% goes to support the History Museum's public programs and exhibits. Space is limited!

Authentic Spanish Tapas - $85.00+tax per person.

When the Spanish arrived in New Mexico in the 16th century with domesticated animals, stonefruit and grapes among other things, they changed the way New Mexicans ate. Join one of our Spanish classes to discover the Foods of Spain before they merged with the Native foods and NM fare that was already being prepared in New Mexico.

Warm toasts with Serrano ham and tomato spread, baked spinach with goat cheese and onion compote, grilled beef with smoked sea salt caramel, Mediterranean salad, shrimp with almond and pine nut sauce, Magdalenas.

This is a 3-hour long, demonstration-style class that includes lunch.

Foods of Spain - $85.00+tax per person.

When the Spanish arrived in New Mexico in the 16th century with domesticated animals, stonefruit and grapes among other things, they changed the way New Mexicans ate. Join one of our Spanish classes to discover the Foods of Spain before they merged with the Native foods and NM fare that was already being prepared in New Mexico.

Melon gazpacho with feta cheese crisps, cucumber salad with Serrano ham and tomato port vinaigrette, traditional paella with chicken, seafood and chorizo and crema catalana.

This is a 3-hour long, demonstration-style class that includes lunch.