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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 VII New

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.

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 II

Cuisines of Mexico II New

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 IV

Cuisines of Mexico IV New

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.

Tasting Mole

Tasting Mole New

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.

Restaurant Tours


Restaurant Walk I

Matt Yohalem
Gruet Santa Fe Tasting Room In 1983, the Gruet Family
was traveling through the southwestern part of the US, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards in Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequences, 170 miles south of the city of Albuquerque. After hearing of vineyards planted there as early as the 1600s, and learning about the specific climate and soil conditions of the region, the Gruet Family knew they had found what they were looking for. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet – whose Champagne house (Gruet et Fils) has produced fine Champagnes in Bethon, France since 1952 – made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard in Engle, NM. The plantings were exclusively Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Two of his four children, Laurent and Nathalie Gruet then relocated to New Mexico to begin their American winemaking adventure.

Julia Welcome To Santa Fe’s best new restaurant and an homage to one of its oldest tales. Enjoy a flurry of Southwestern flavors with an enticing, exciting, and unexpected collection of courses. Julia is defined by its focus on locally sourced ingredients and polished takes on signature dishes

Anasazi Restaurant Traditional Southwestern cuisine serves as the foundation for the menu of this beautiful restaurant located in the Inn of the Anasazi. Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich culture and culinary history, fusing old world techniques with modern innovative recipes and thoughtful menu creation. Executive Chef, Peter O’Brien’s menus embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and Native heritage. Consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. Located at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi.

IL Piatto During the growing seasons Il Piatto chef/proprietor, Matt Yohalem has the local farmers bring their trucks to the front of Il Piatto early in the morning to provide him with the best selection of the freshest local ingredients available in Santa Fe. Using these ingredients Chef Yoholem will entertain you with the preparation of one of his uniquely delicious regional Italian cuisine. Matt puts on a great show!

Because our wonderful Santa Fe Chefs LOVE to feed you, please reconsider dinner reservations following one of our Restaurant Walking Tours! Tours run Friday afternoon, 2PM to 5PM and begin at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe St.

Important: Please Read!

Due to the popularity of our tours, we strictly adhere to our 48-hour cancellation policy. Please be aware you will be walking approximately 1-1/2 miles at an elevation of 7000 ft. Please advise us of any food allergies at the time of your reservation so we can let the restaurants know in a timely manner.

Restaurant Walk II

Santacafe Nestled in the charm and elegance of one of Santa Fe’s most beloved historical homes, Santacafé has been a restaurant icon for over 40 years. It was bought in 2019 by Santa Fe restaurateur Quinn Stephenson – the driving force behind another Santa Fe legend, Coyote Café.

Boasting one of the best outdoor patio dining experiences the City Different has to offer, Santacafé combines the traditions of modern American cooking with exquisitely locally sourced ingredients.

Market Steer Steakhouse Owner and General Manager of Market Steer Steakhouse, Kristina Goode, runs her restaurants on respect – respect for her guest, her employees, and the food – paired with a fine splash of fun. She aims to bring that same approach to Market Steer Steakhouse.
Located in the Hotel St. Francis, is not to be missed.

Joseph's Culinary Pub Chef Joseph Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is a creation of Chef Wrede and his creative business partners. joseph's is the third incarnation of Wrede’s original Joseph’s Table, conceived in Taos, New Mexico, not quite 20 years ago, for which he is well known and loved within the region and beyond. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is designed to be a platform for Chef Wrede’s unique and uncompromising vision on traditional and contemporary cuisine, both regional and international.

Sassella will be helmed by executive chef Cristian Pontiggia, who comes from Sassella in the Lombardy region of northwestern Italy. He headed kitchens in Bellagio, Italy, and the Four Seasons Hotel in London, and Tuesday wrapped two years at El Nido in Tesuque. Pontiggia did prior local stints at Osteria D’Assisi and Steak Out in Taos.

“I love every region of Italy, and I’ve included on Sassella’s menu several dishes only found in small towns throughout the country,” Pontiggia said.
The restaurant will open mid June, 2019.

Because our wonderful Santa Fe Chefs LOVE to feed you, please reconsider dinner reservations following one of our Restaurant Walking Tours! Tours run Friday afternoon, 2PM to 5PM and begin at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe St.

Important: Please Read!

Due to the popularity of our tours, we strictly adhere to our 48-hour cancellation policy. Please be aware you will be walking approximately 1-1/2 miles at an elevation of 7000 ft. Please advise us of any food allergies at the time of your registration so we can let the restaurants know in a timely manner.

Restaurant Walk III

TerraCotta Wine Bistro is a smart casual food and wine restaurant located in the historic district of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a charming 19th century adobe building near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Downtown Plaza. This unique Santa Fe restaurant features globally-inspired food, wine and beer, utilizing local and regional foods made from high quality, seasonal ingredients. A fun, inviting and informal ambiance offering moderately priced dishes and a great Sunday Brunch!

Dinner for Two is a family-owned restaurant with an intimate fine dining atmosphere. Owner Andy Barnes uses only grass fed organic beef, the freshest fresh, local products and seasonal foods to create their lively menu all paired with an award winning wine list! We love Dinner for Two !

Santacafe Nestled in the charm and elegance of one of Santa Fe’s most beloved historical homes, Santacafé has been a restaurant icon for over 40 years. It was bought in 2019 by Santa Fe restauranteur Quinn Stephenson – the driving force behind another Santa Fe legend, Coyote Café.

Boasting one of the best outdoor patio dining experiences the City Different has to offer, Santacafé combines the traditions of modern American cooking with exquisitely locally sourced ingredients.


Sassella The name “Sassella” comes from a hamlet of 60 residents known for its vineyards near where Chef Cristian Pontiggia grew up. In addition to working at two Michelin Star restaurants in Europe, Lombardy native Chef Cristian Pontiggia has received several awards from La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international gastronomic society. The Italian government recognizes him as a Master Chef, and he holds a culinary degree that certifies him as a Doctor of Enogastronomy. Don't miss a memorable meal at Sasella!

Because our wonderful Santa Fe Chefs LOVE to feed you, please reconsider dinner reservations after one of our Restaurant Walking Tours! Tours run Friday afternoon, 2PM to 5PM and begin at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe St.

Important: Please Read!

Due to the popularity of our tours, we strictly adhere to our 48-hour cancellation policy. Please be aware you will be walking approximately 1-1/2 miles at an elevation of 7000 ft. Please advise us of any food allergies at the time of your reservation so we can let the restaurants know in a timely manner.

Specialty Classes & Events


Traditional New Mexican Christmas

Come learn how we do the holidays in New Mexico! 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 3-hour demonstration-style class that includes a full lunch.

Wine & Chocolate with Tim Gaiser

Wine & Chocolate with Tim Gaiser

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the time is right for a chocolate and wine tasting! Join Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser for a decadent wine and chocolate pairing class. Learn the basics of chocolate and wine pairing. Find out how to match the right chocolate with the best wine. Taste delectable white, milk, and bittersweet chocolates and pair them with a flight of delicious wines including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, late harvest dessert wine, Madeira, and Port. We’ll also have some mouth-watering chocolate desserts to taste! Not to be missed! 2 hours-demonstration style

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp

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 Bootcamp is March 2nd-4th, 2020.

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

$1325.00 See Dates and Register

Taste of Oaxaca New

Join the Santa Fe School of Cooking and the International Folk Art Market for a series of cooking classes that celebrate IFAM’s travel program, Passport to Folk Art Trips. The classes explore the cuisine of some of the home countries of participating IFAM artists and select travel program destinations for 2020. From Mexico to Egypt to Cuba, these classes exemplify the very best signature dishes from folk artist home countries. The classes will be demonstration style and include recipes and a full meal. 20% of all proceeds go to support IFAM. $90 per person plus tax


Menu to include: "Tamales de Elote" Corn tamales, topped with corn salsa, Chicken cooked in green mole served over mixed greens with queso fresco and pumpkin seeds, Enfrijoladas; corn tortillas smothered with refried black beans topped with calabacitas & avocado, Pork Carnitas in Red Mole and Mexican chocolate silk pie with spiced pecan crust with prickly pear & agave sauce.

This is a 3 hour demonstration style classes that include receipts and a full meal.

Keep an eye on our website for the menus offered for Egyptian cooking to be held on Thursday, June 25 and Cuban cooking on Friday, November 6!

New Mexican Easter Brunch New

Come get some new ideas for your Easter brunch this year! Red chile honey glazed smoked salmon on sweet onion puff pastry, Agave glazed monkey bread, Chimayo chile deviled egg & asparagus salad, Ham, green chile, cheese brunch bake, Fiesta salsa potato hash and Pineapple upside down pancakes with prickly pear syrup.

This is a 3 hour demonstration style classes that include receipts and a full meal.