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Opera Event - $98.00+tax per person.


MERGING TASTE & SOUND WITH THE SANTA FE OPERA(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 new and creative menus that have been specifically tailored for the Opera’s 2016 festival season including Romeo & Juliet and Don Giovanni among others. An opera apprentice will intertwine singing with food and lively conversation with Opera staff. Menu to include:

Tequila gravlax on toasts, ménage-a-trois salad of artichokes, potato and tomatoes, savory madeleines, lamb shanks braised in Rhine wine and passion fruit tart.

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 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: February 6-8, 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.

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. July 30th, 2016.

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

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

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.