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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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Oysters are celebrated around the world as an aphrodisiac, and you're invited to share the love by learning about them and enjoying them together this Valentine’s Day! Join Chef Allen Smith for a culinary journey through the different varieties of oysters –– where they come from and how that affects flavor –– and you'll have a better understanding when you order them on your next date night. You'll learn to shuck your own oysters as Chef Allen prepares and serves them 3 different ways; raw, fried and braised. You'll feast on these treasures of the sea accompanied by complementary sides, concluding with a “LOVE-ly’ dessert to finish it off. The class includes a glass of champagne and a take-home oyster shucker!

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In this menu we take some of the best, classic dishes from both Mexico and New Mexico and mix them together for a tasty meal that will impress your dinner guests. It provides a good opportunity to discuss some of the differences between Mexican and New Mexican foods.Menu includes; Grilled Carne Adovada Skewers with Cilantro Crema, Steamed Fish in Banana Leaf with Guajillo Garlic Sauce, Southwest Salad Rolls with Pipian Verde, Chef Noe’s Famous Esquites and Pinon, Apple and Green Chile Hand Pies. Demonstration style class, 3 hours.

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Come get some new ideas on some summer party ideas with a Southwestern flare. Menu includes; Chipotle Gazpacho, Grilled Chicken & Poblano Skewers, Garlic Shrimp Empanadas, Arroz Verde in Banana Leaf with Green Chile Coconut Crema, Grilled Watermelon with Cotija, Lime and Red Chile Honey - Demonstration Style Class.

Restaurant Tours


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!

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, which was voted the #1 Best New Restaurant by the SF Reporters Best of Santa Fe in 2019. Chef Kathleen Crook received national recognition as one of the Best Chef’s in America, when living in Aspen and opening Steakhouse 316 and was featured on Season 2 of Cooking Channel’s “Chuck’s Eat the Street.” She is currently a finalist in the SF Reporters 2021 Best Chef of Santa Fe. Located in the Hotel St. Francis, it 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. Joseph rolled out a take menu during the COVID restrictions which won him many more fans and followers as it became some of the most sought after food when the restaurants were not open.

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. He headed kitchens in Bellagio, Italy, and the Four Seasons Hotel in London. Pontiggia did prior local stints at El Nido, 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. In addition to trying a delectable taste of Cristians’ food at the restaurant, he will also be taking you into his new deli featuring authentic ingredients and gifts from Italy! Don't miss a memorable meal at Sasella!


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.

Pranzo is one of Santa Fe’s long standing restaurants that has become a locals favorite place to enjoy great Italian food mixed with a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Pranzo closed for a time while looking for a new home and has just re-opened across the street from The Santa Fe School of Cooking. Pranzo is still owned and operated by Chef Steven Lemon. Santa Feans have been anticipating the return of one of their favorite restaurants for too long. The wait is over, come see what all the buzz is about!

La Casa Sena Tucked away in a historic building with an enchanting garden courtyard, La Casa Sena feels like a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Santa Fe Plaza. Featuring Mediterranean cuisine, an award-winning wine list, and a spectacular patio we hope to provide a magical experience to locals and visitors alike. By sourcing regional ingredients and creating beautiful dishes, Chef José Rodriguez has a deep appreciation for cultivating a local clientele. “I just want to bring the locals to the table, and give them what they want. I want them to enjoy themselves and have a great experience.”

Horno Chef David Sellers will make his return from a 10-year absence to the Santa Fe dining scene at Horno Restaurant which is slated to open June 2021. David is one of Santa Fe’s favorite chefs and there is a lot of buzz about his return to the restaurant scene of Santa Fe. Sellers was sous-chef at Santacafé for 10 years before opening Amavi in 2007. He spent the past decade spent away from Santa Fe kitchens, first in Connecticut and since 2014 at the Street Food Institute in Albuquerque. Horno will be steeped with street food influences, with a mix of Italian, Mediterranean and touches of Southeast Asia. He describes it as casual dining but with great food and great wine!

Sazon Originally from Mexico City, Chef Fernando Olea has been enthralling diners in Santa Fe since 1991 with his unique interpretation of contemporary and traditional Mexican dishes. Chef Olea creates sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico’s indigenous and culinary traditions alongside ingredients from around the world. His menu is deliberately small, featuring fresh and locally sourced produce and meats when possible. Nothing evokes the mystery of Mexican cuisine more than mole, a regional dish from the heart of the country. Mole is a sauce of complex flavors that usually includes toasted and ground spices, seeds, nuts, chocolate and chile. Many mole recipes contain more than thirty ingredients and some recipes have five varieties of chile alone. Sazon provides a very interactive dining experience featuring these moles. Sazon has received many awards since it opened and is not to be missed when visiting Santa Fe!

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.

Specialty Classes & Events


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Create your very own decorated layer cake in this fun hands-on baking class! Let Molly Mix show you how to bake beautiful works of art in your own home and you'll never order a cake again! Molly's step-by-step instructions reveal the secrets of baking fluffy, delicious cake layers that result in a cake with smooth, clean sides and perfectly piped borders and inscriptions. Recipes are included and you'll leave with a kit of decorating supplies and a custom cake of your own!

$115 per person (Take-home supplies include piping bags, 10” straight spatula, 4” offset spatula, bowl scraper tool, flower nail, couplers, 7 piping tips and a gel food color of your choice!)

$90 per person with no take home supplies


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Oysters are celebrated around the world as an aphrodisiac, and you're invited to share the love by learning about them and enjoying them together this Valentine’s Day! Join Chef Allen Smith for a culinary journey through the different varieties of oysters –– where they come from and how that affects flavor –– and you'll have a better understanding when you order them on your next date night. You'll learn to shuck your own oysters as Chef Allen prepares and serves them 3 different ways; raw, fried and braised. You'll feast on these treasures of the sea accompanied by complementary sides, concluding with a “LOVE-ly’ dessert to finish it off. The class includes a glass of champagne and a take-home oyster shucker!

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Learn the fundamentals of high altitude baking in this demonstration-style class!

We will bake our way through some of the more challenging recipes to perfect at elevation and study keys to successful home baking from a scientific perspective. Explore the role that each ingredient plays in achieving a perfect finished product by studying--and sampling!--finicky dishes such as pecan pie, classic yellow cake and chewy chocolate chip cookies. Watch as Molly cooks through a menu of triple cherry streusel pie, fluffy yeasted rolls and the ever-daunting angel food cake, while discussing the "whys" and "hows" of excellent home baking at every altitude. Whether you live at sea level or 9,000ft, learn to create beautiful baked goods and never ask yourself, “What went wrong?” ever again!

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Winter is the perfect season for warming up with hearty and delicious soups. Join Chef Michelle Chavez for a hands-on class in which she shares some of our favorite soup recipes: Roasted Corn & Poblano, Smooth & Silky Tortilla Soup and a Green Chile, Chicken and Chico Stew. The soups will be accompanied by Blue Corn Muffins, Quesadillas and Puff Pastry Twists. The class will run approximately 2 hours and will include lots of delectable tasting along the way!