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Master the flavors of the real Southwest with cooking classes that reflect the unique cultural mix of Santa Fe. Classes are offered several times a week and include menus of traditional New Mexican, Native American, Mexican, Spanish, vegetarian and contemporary Southwestern cuisine.
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Our classes, taught by some of the best chefs in Santa Fe, are not only entertaining and educational, but delicious, too. View the Cooking Class Descriptions for a complete listing of classes or call us direct at 505-983-4511.

Our new schedule has noticeably fewer classes then we would normally offer in the summer, but we will add more if there seems to be a demand for them. We will be running our classes at 50% capacity so the largest demonstration style class will accommodate 30 guests. We will be seating the participants at assigned tables with those in their group and the tables will be positioned at least 6 feet apart. Previously, our guests were welcome to choose where they wanted to sit but we are not able to offer that seating arrangement at this time.

Our hands-on classes will be smaller than in the past and will now accommodate 8-12 people. Guests will be working at workstations in the classroom that will be spaced appropriately apart and the workstations will be facing the demonstration stage where the chef will be cooking with his/her own set of ingredients. Participants will follow along with their own ingredients and recipes, and what each person prepares will become their own lunch. The workstations start 8 feet from the stage, so guests will be stationed at least 10 feet away from the chef.

We ask that our guests wear masks unless they are eating or drinking. The chef will not be wearing a mask so that everyone will be able to hear the presentation.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the School in person!

Click on any class title on the Class Calendar for details and to Register for the class.


Class Types Are Indicated by Color:Hands On = RedDemo = BlueSpecialty = SageTours = Green
July 2020
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   1 2  102.00 3

10:00 am When you make a taco, you are building your own meal by personalizing your filling, your salsa and your garnish. Come have fun with tacos in this hands-on class. Tacos will be prepared fiilled with potato, poblano chile and spinach, hot & smoky shrimp, chicken guacamole and tacos al Pastor, made with blue corn tortillas, flour tortillas and salsa fresca.

Reserve your space early; this 3-hour class is limited to 16 people
82.00 4

10:00 am The term “barbecue” probably originated from the Spanish word “barbacoa” which loosely means to slow cook meat over a wooden platform. By the 19th century this culinary technique was well established in the American South with pork being the choice of meat for barbecuing.

Barbecue varies from region to region with Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina all proclaiming to be the “kings” of smoked meats. Here in the Southwest we love to grill and prepare barbecue with a “kick”-translation, we love our chiles in everything!

In this class, mixing savory and sweet flavors, you will learn to make Ribs with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, Frijoles Charros, Green Tamales with Crema, Grilled Pineapple Slaw and Saffron Poached Pears with Salted Caramel Sauce. Demonstration class, 3-hours.
5 6  82.00 7

10:00 am Santa Fe's unique cuisine melds the region’s rich cultural traditions with new ideas to create a contemporary style of Southwestern fare. You can experience this unique cuisine in depth, including the techniques of master chefs, the lore of the region and fabulous food. Grilled Salmon Fillet with Poblano-Lime Jam, Fresh Corn and Green Onion Tamale, Chipotle Black Beans, Cabbage Cilantro Slaw and Vanilla Espresso Flan. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
8 9  102.00 10

10:00 am Come spend 3-hours to learn the intricacies of making traditional tamales. To highlight different tamale-making techniques we have chosen to make three different types, red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken in banana leaf and blue corn calabacita, all accompanied by an authentic New Mexican red chile sauce. You will use these techniques to make your own tamales, share your experience with the chef while they cook and then enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor at the end of class.

Reserve your space early; this 3-hour class is limited to 16 people.
80.00 11

10:00 am Warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas evoke Santa Fe's rich cultural traditions. Three classes on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of the Santa Fe School of Cooking. These classes allow you to experience this delicious cuisine, including local cooking techniques and the lore of the region. This class includes classic New Mexican green chile stew, blue corn and green chile muffins, pinon butter, quesadillas, salsa fresca and rich natillas. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
80.00

2:00 pm Do you love chile? Are you curious but unfamiliar? Our Chile Workshops will delight those already familiar with New Mexico's official state vegetable and light the fires of passion for those yet uninitiated. Here in the Land of Enchantment, chile is more than an ingredient; it is the embodiment of a diverse and rich cultural heritage and a distinct Southwestern lifestyle. Participants will explore chile's unique culinary history and discover how to handle them safely and efficiently in the kitchen. This workshop will include an in depth discussion of the various fresh green chile and you will prepare: corn tortillas, green chile sauce, roasted tomatillo & cilantro sauce and green chile, mint & tamarind sauce
Choose between our Red Chile or Green Chile workshop, or you can do them both!

Reserve your space early; this 2-hour class is limited to 16 people.
12 13  80.00 14

10:00 am Warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas evoke Santa Fe’s rich cultural traditions. Three classes on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of the Santa Fe School of Cooking.

These classes allow you to experience this delicious cuisine, including local cooking techniques and the lore of the region. This class includes corn tortillas, cheese enchilladas with red chile sauce, chicken enchilladas with green chile sauce, pinto beans, posole, and capirotada (bread pudding). Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
15 16  102.00 17

10:00 am The word relleno means 'stuffed'. That being said there are so many varieties of chiles to stuff with many different fillings and batters. There are traditional rellenos and rellenos associated with traditional celebrations. Come join us in making four different types of chiles rellenos; New Mexican tempura rellenos, ancho chile rellenos, cream cheese stuffed jalapenos en escabeche and chiles en nogada.

Reserve your space early; this 3- hour, hands-on class is limited to 16 people.
82.00 18

10:00 am Santa Fe's unique cuisine melds the region’s rich cultural traditions with new ideas to create a contemporary style of Southwestern fare. You can experience this unique cuisine in depth, including the techniques of master chefs, the lore of the region and fabulous food. Smooth spicy tortilla soup, grilled adobo marinated flank steak, cascabel steak sauce, green chile mac `n cheese, mojo marinated vegetables, and coconut flan with salted caramel. 3-hours.
Demonstration Class
19 20  80.00 21

10:00 am Santa Fe's unique cuisine melds the region‚s rich cultural traditions with new ideas to create a contemporary style of health-conscious Southwestern fare. You can experience this unique cuisine in depth, including the techniques of master chefs, the lore of the region and fabulous food. Hearty Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Lemon Southwest Rice, Fiery Turkey Fillets with Roasted Pineapple Salsa, and Mexican Chocolate Cake. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
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10:00 am When you make a taco, you are building your own meal by personalizing your filling, your salsa and your garnish. Come have fun with tacos in this hands-on class. Menu includes Baja style fish tacos with chipotle mayonnaise, Fire roasted corn and poblano chile tacos and carne asada and served with corn and flour tortillas and roasted tomatillo salsa
80.00 25

10:00 am Warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas evoke Santa Fe’s rich cultural traditions. Three classes on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of the Santa Fe School of Cooking.

These classes allow you to experience this delicious cuisine, including local cooking techniques and the lore of the region. This class includes flour tortillas, carne adovada (red chile marinated pork), chiles rellenos, calabacitas (green chile, squash, corn), refritos, and sopapillas. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
26 27  82.00 28

10:00 am Mole is a sauce that originated in Mexico and, more specifically, the states of Puebla and Oaxaca. It can be black, red, yellow, green and pipian with chile peppers being the common ingredient. The mole of today have also added chocolate, pine nuts, pepitas, sesame seeds and cilantro just to name a few to their list of ingredients adding more complexity and richness to the sauce.

In this class you will learn to make Smoked Chicken with Mole, Perfect Protein Salad, Arroz Verde, Chile Glazed Carrots and Onions and Mexican Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Glaze! Demonstration class, 3-hours.
29  102.00 30

10:00 am Come spend 3-hours to learn the intricacies of making traditional tamales. To highlight different tamale-making techniques we have chosen to make three different types; green chile and chicken tamales, Asian influenced duck tamales with a sweet and sour sauce, and green tamales with chayote squash and poblano crema all accompanied and an authentic New Mexican green chile sauce. You will use these techniques to make your own tamales, share your experience with the chef while they cook and then enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor at the end of class.

Reserve your space early; this 3-hour class is limited to 16 people.
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See August thru November 2020
Calendar of Events



August 2020
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
       80.00 1

10:00 am Let the Santa Fe School of Cooking get you going in the morning with a New Mexican brunch that combines the richness of local products and traditions to provide you with a meal that will keep you energized for the rest of the day: Chipotle Spinach and Goats Cheese Quiche, Blue Corn Pecan Pancakes, Fresh Berry Compote, Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo Cottage Fried Potatoes. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
2 3  80.00 4

10:00 am Warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas evoke Santa Fe's rich cultural traditions. Classes on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of the Santa Fe School of Cooking. They allow you to experience this delicious cuisine, including local cooking techniques and the lore of the region. This is our newest class on traditional New Mexican foods: it includes green chile and chico soup, beef carnitas served on a gordita, corn on the cob with cilantro lime butter, pickled jalapeno cabbage slaw and bizcochitos (New Mexico's official state cookie!) with cajeta. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
5 6  102.00 7

10:00 am Come spend 3-hours to learn the intricacies of making traditional tamales. To highlight different tamale-making techniques we have chosen to make three different types, red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken in banana leaf and blue corn calabacita, all accompanied by an authentic New Mexican red chile sauce. You will use these techniques to make your own tamales, share your experience with the chef while they cook and then enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor at the end of class.

Reserve your space early; this 3-hour class is limited to 16 people.
80.00 8

10:00 am Warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas evoke Santa Fe’s rich cultural traditions. Three classes on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of the Santa Fe School of Cooking.

These classes allow you to experience this delicious cuisine, including local cooking techniques and the lore of the region. This class includes corn tortillas, cheese enchilladas with red chile sauce, chicken enchilladas with green chile sauce, pinto beans, posole, and capirotada (bread pudding). Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
9 10  80.00 11

10:00 am Want to impress your friends with what you did in Santa Fe? Invite them to a party and wow them with the Southwest party fare that you will learn to prepare in this fun class: Gazpacho, Crab and Corn Fitters, Goat Cheese and Mushroom Relleno served on Red Chile Sauce, Mini-shredded Pork Tacos, Corn Tortillas and Apple Pie Tamale. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
12 13  102.00 14

10:00 am The word relleno means 'stuffed'. That being said there are so many varieties of chiles to stuff with many different fillings and batters. There are traditional rellenos and rellenos associated with traditional celebrations. Come join us in making four different types of chiles rellenos; New Mexican tempura rellenos, ancho chile rellenos, cream cheese stuffed jalapenos en escabeche and chiles en nogada.

Reserve your space early; this 3- hour, hands-on class is limited to 16 people.
88.00 15

10:00 am Having a party and need some appetizers with a Southwestern zing? Join us for our Southwestern Appetizer class and get all the help you need to create a scrumptious array of apps that will leave your guests asking for the recipes! You will learn to make Avocado Soup, Chipotle Marinated Shrimp wrapped with Bacon Skewers, Duck Confit, Mango and Brie Quesadillas, Mini Chicken Tacos and Churro Bites. Demonstration class, 3 hours.
16 17  85.00 18

10:00 am 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.
19 20  102.00 21

10:00 am When you make a taco, you are building your own meal by personalizing your filling, your salsa and your garnish. Come have fun with tacos in this hands-on class. Tacos will be prepared fiilled with potato, poblano chile and spinach, hot & smoky shrimp, chicken guacamole and tacos al Pastor, made with blue corn tortillas, flour tortillas and salsa fresca.

Reserve your space early; this 3-hour class is limited to 16 people
80.00 22

10:00 am Warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas evoke Santa Fe’s rich cultural traditions. Three classes on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of the Santa Fe School of Cooking.

These classes allow you to experience this delicious cuisine, including local cooking techniques and the lore of the region. This class includes flour tortillas, carne adovada (red chile marinated pork), chiles rellenos, calabacitas (green chile, squash, corn), refritos, and sopapillas. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.
23 24  82.00 25

10:00 am Santa Fe's unique cuisine melds the region’s rich cultural traditions with new ideas to create a contemporary style of Southwestern fare. You can experience this unique cuisine in depth, including the techniques of master chefs, the lore of the region and fabulous food. Smooth spicy tortilla soup, grilled adobo marinated flank steak, cascabel steak sauce, green chile mac `n cheese, mojo marinated vegetables, and coconut flan with salted caramel. 3-hours.
Demonstration Class
26 27  102.00 28

10:00 am Come spend 3-hours to learn the intricacies of making traditional tamales. To highlight different tamale-making techniques we have chosen to make three different types; green chile and chicken tamales, Asian influenced duck tamales with a sweet and sour sauce, and green tamales with chayote squash and poblano crema all accompanied and an authentic New Mexican green chile sauce. You will use these techniques to make your own tamales, share your experience with the chef while they cook and then enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor at the end of class.

Reserve your space early; this 3-hour class is limited to 16 people.
80.00 29

2:00 pm Any dinner can be fantastic if you keep the right sauces stocked in your kitchen. In this workshop you will prepare the only three hot sauces you will ever need: smokey adobo tomato, green chile poblano, and herb and mustard mango habanero. Take your tasty products home to enjoy with your favorite meal!

Reserve your space early; this 2-hour class is limited to 16 people.

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November 2020
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1 2 3  1325.00 4 - 06

9:00 am 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!

Upcoming Bootcamps are March 2nd-4th, 2020 and November 4th-6th.

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