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Traditional New Mexican Cooking Classes

Four classes on the traditional foods of New Mexico are at the heart of the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Santa Fe's rich culinary traditions are evoked with warmth, spice and enticing aromas. Learn local cooking techniques as well as regional lore.

Traditional New Mexican I

Traditional New Mexican I

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.

Traditional New Mexican II

Traditional New Mexican II

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.

Traditional New Mexican III

Traditional New Mexican III

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.

Traditional New Mexican IV

Traditional New Mexican IV

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.

Contemporary Southwest Cooking Classes

Santa Fe's contemporary Southwestern fare is a melding of rich cultural traditions and new ideas. Get an in-depth tour of this unique cuisine, as well as the regional lore surrounding it, from our master chefs.

Contemporary Southwest I

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.

Contemporary Southwest II

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.
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Contemporary Southwest III

Contemporary Southwest III

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: Pecos Black and Red Pork Tenderloin, Poblano Madeira Chile Sauce, Parmesan-Cilantro Mashed Potatoes, Red Cabbage Apple Relish, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contemporary Southwest IV

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, regional lore and fabulous food: Wild Greens and Apple Salad, Lamb Adovado with Chipotle Sauce, Caramelized Corn Garnish, Herb Roasted Vegetables, and Berry Pecan Tart. DEMONSTRATION

Contemporary Southwest V

Contemporary Southwest V

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, regional lore and fabulous food. Corn chowder with green chile croutons, pickled ancho chile rellenos with a chipotle-tomato sauce, saffron rice, vegetable salad with sunflower sprouts and serrano chiles, apple date cakes with cajeta creme Anglaise. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contemporary Southwest VI

Contemporary Southwest VI

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, regional lore and fabulous food: Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Red Chile Cider Glaze, Apple-Pinon Chutney, Chipotle Sweet Potato Croquette, Braised Swiss Chard, Chipotle Corn Flan, and Mexican Chocolate Bistro Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream and Toasted Almonds. Demonstration Class, 3hours.

Contemporary Southwest VII

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, regional lore and fabulous food. In this class you will learn to make Fire Roasted Tomato Soup, Mexican Burrito Bowl, Creamed Poblano Peppers and Margarita Cheesecake. This is a 3-hour long demonstration-style class.

Contemporary Southwest Light

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.

Mexican Cooking Classes

Mexico's diverse palate has had a major influence on traditional and contemporary New Mexican Cuisine. In this class, experience the richness and variety of the foods of our neighbor to the south.

Cuisines of Mexico I

Mexico is country with a very diverse palate. In the long history of cultural assimilation, it has been a major influence on New Mexican food. The Santa Fe School of Cooking is pleased to present classes that allow you to experience the richness and variety of the foods of our Southern neighbor. In this class we will prepare: Corn Tortillas, Rich Black Bean Soup, Jicama, Watercress Salad with Jalapeno Peppers, Roast Pork Loin with Red Chile Mole, and Strawberry Tequila Mousse. Demonstration Class, 3-hours

Cuisines of Mexico II

Cuisines of Mexico II

Mexico is country with a very diverse palate. In the long history of cultural assimilation, it has been a major influence on New Mexican food. The Santa Fe School of Cooking is pleased to present classes that allow you to experience the richness and variety of the foods of our Southern neighbor. In this class we will prepare: Chayote-Tomato Salsa with Orange Anise Dressing, Chipotle Rellenos, Chicken Braised in Tomatillo Sauce, Arroz a la Mexicana and Tres Leche Cake. This is a 3-hour, demonstration-class.

Cuisines of Mexico III

Mexico is country with a very diverse palate. In the long history of cultural assimilation, it has been a major influence on New Mexican food. The Santa Fe School of Cooking is pleased to present classes that allow you to experience the richness and variety of the foods of our Southern neighbor. In this class we will prepare chorizo enchiladas with quajillo sauce, goat cheese enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, arroz verde, frijoles borrachos and key lime tart. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Cuisines of Mexico IV

Sopas de Hongas(Mushroom Soup), Jicama & Grapefruit Salad with Avocado, Shrimp Flautas and Shredded Beef Flautas with Salsa Verde and Salsa Roja, Anise Poundcake Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Cuisines of Mexico V

Cuisines of Mexico V

Mexico is country with a very diverse palate. In the long history of cultural assimilation, it has been a major influence on New Mexican food. The Santa Fe School of Cooking is pleased to present classes that allow you to experience the richness and variety of the foods of our Southern neighbor. In this class we will prepare pumpkin bisque, fish tacos with a salsa bar, pico de gallo, tropical fruit and avacodo cucumber salsa, paella style rice and peas and coconut empanadas. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Tasting Mole

Tasting Mole

A trio of Moles: Mole Verde, Mole Amarillo, Mole Rojo, offered with seared duck and fish, Jicama Salad Flour Tortillas and Mexican Chocolate Meringue Cookies.

This is a 3-hour long demonstration-style class that includes a full meal.

Mole and More

Mole and More

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.

Native Cooking Classes

Their long history of farming and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered America's first great cooks. Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award winning author with with PhD in culinary anthropology, presents a fascinating look into Native American food and culture.

Native American I

Their long history of farming, and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America’s first great cooks. Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award winning author and PhD in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look into Native American food and culture. Blue corn gnocchi arrowheads with guajillo chile sauce, seasonal greens with jalapeno dressing, lamb stuffed rellenos with tomato sauce, sweet frybread with seasonal berries and prickly pear syrup will be prepared and served. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Native American II

Native American II

Their long history of farming, and plant usage qualify Native Americans to be considered as America's first great cooks. Lois Ellen Frank, a James Beard award winning author and PhD in culinary culture, presents a fascinating look into Native American food and culture.   
Trout with herbs and bacon baked in clay, Indian wild rice saute, sauteed rainbow chard, berry crisp. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Spanish Cooking Classes

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 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.

Authentic Spanish Tapas

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

Foods of Spain

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.

Light Cooking Classes


Mexican Light

Mexican Light

Mexico is country with a diverse palate. In our history of cultural assimilation, it has been a major influence on New Mexican food. The Santa Fe School of Cooking is pleased to present a class that allows you to experience the light side of the rich foods of our Southern neighbor . We will introduce you to Chicken soup with Jalapeno peppers and avocados, fresh tomato salsa, orange-marinated chicken fajitas, pickled red onions, fiesta slaw, Mexican rice and fresh fruit with tequila lime syrup. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Contemporary Southwest Light

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.

Other

From a Southwestern style breakfast menu to a classic BBQ menu, these special selections illustrate the SFSC's fun and eclectic offerings!

Santa Fe Favorites

When you have been away from Santa Fe for a while there are certain foods that you crave when you return. We call these Santa Fe comfort foods. We are gathering some of these comfort foods and presenting them as Santa Fe Favorites. This menu includes winter squash, posole, cornbread stuffed pork tenderloin with cilantro coulis, warm cabbage slaw with bacon and golden raisins, green chile mashed potatoes, La Mesilla pecan pie with rum crème anglaise. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

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Southwest Barbecue

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.

Southwest Breakfast

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: Chilaquiles with Chicken and Green Chile Tomatillo Sauce, New Mexican Egg Frittata, Chile-Glazed Bacon, Piloncillo Baked Apples with Cajeta Sauce, and Mexican Hot Chocolate (if it's chilly out!) or a Fruit Liquado. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Southwest Brunch

Southwest Brunch

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.

Fajitas

Fajitas

Fajita is a diminutive form of the Spanish word for “belt”, a term that butchers used along the Texas –Mexican border to describe what is called skirt steak in the U. S. Our chefs embellished the traditional skirt steak to create our own Southwestern version of this popular dish: Shrimp Ceviche, Chipotle Marinated Steak Fajitas, Chunky Avocado Salsa, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Habanero Pickled Onions, Jicama-Orange Salad with Red Chile Vinaigrette Dressing and Coconut Pound Cake. Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Southwest Tapas

Tapas are a traditional Spanish way of eating with origins that ostensibly date to the 13th century. They are small appetizers/finger foods, made from a wide variety of ingredients. In contemporary restaurants they are often combined to make a full meal. Our class prepares Tapas with a Southwestern flare: Spanish tortilla, roasted pepper quesadillas with goat cheese, sauteed shrimp with orange-chipotle honey mustard sauce, meatballs with Romesco sauce, and apricot empanaditas. Demonstration Class, 3-hours and includes lunch.

Southwest Party Fare

Southwest Party Fare

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.

Mole and More

Mole and More

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.

Simply Santa Fe

Wild greens salad with orange vinaigrette and chile pecans, raspberry chile glazed chicken stuffed with roasted poblanos and goats cheese, corn flan, stir-fried julienne of summer squash, carrots and red peppers and Capirotada (pecan bread pudding). Demonstration Class, 3-hours.

Southwest Appetizers

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.

East Meets Southwest

Hot and sour shrimp soup with chicos, soy braised pork belly tacos, kimchi and tofu rellenos with avocado-cilantro creme, Thai style slaw with green papaya and jicama, coconut sticky rice with mango and red chile-pinon praline

Cooking Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe

Join The Santa Fe School of Cooking, and the O’Keeffe Museum, to discover and explore some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s ideas about food and cooking. One of our chefs will guide you through some of Ms. O’Keeffe’s recipes featured in the book, A Painters Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe by Margaret Wood. Ms. O’Keeffe had a unique perspective on food for the time, really appreciating simple foods that were in season and grown and handled with care. Margaret will also be on hand to share personal stories and insights to into Georgia O’Keeffe’s life, perspective on food and of course art, as she was her assistant for many years. This class will weave the recipes and their context to create the texture of Ms. O’Keeffe. This is a three hour long, demonstration style class that includes recipes and a full meal. The Menu will include: Argula Salad, Corn Soup, Lemon Chicken, Fried Potatoes and Norweigian Apple Cake.