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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 !

La Plazuela at the La Fonda Fresh and flavorful, La Plazuela takes an innovative approach to New Mexican cuisine, cooking up traditional recipes with an enticing new twist. Nestled in the heart of La Fonda on the Plaza, is the most intimate among restaurants in Santa Fe. La Plazuela will take you on a food adventure that offers an intimate dining experience, presenting guests with tantalizing New World twists on Southwestern cuisine.

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. At Sazon 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.(because of a fire at Sazon, we will be substituting another of our favorite restaurants until Sazon reopens).

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


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 November 5th-7th, 2019.

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

Modern Southwestern Thanksgiving

Come get some new ideas for your Thanksgiving feast this year! Parsnip Whipped Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash, Chile Pecans, Cranberries and Maple Syrup, Green Chile Cornbread, Turkey Roulade with Mushroom Stuffing and Basted with Chipotle, Honey and Orange and Pumpkin Flan

Modern Southwestern Christmas

Christmas is one of the most festive times in Santa Fe! Come get ready to serve a modern Southwest holiday feast for your upcoming season.

Menu includes: Sweet Potato Mash, Green Beans with Almonds, Golden Raisins and Shallots, Corn Meal Biscuits with Chipotle and Cheddar, Sliced Beef Tenderloin Rubbed with Red Chile, Cinnamon and Coffee with Mushroom Pan Sauce and Eggnog Flan

This is a 3-hour long, demonstration style class including a full meal.

Book Signing

Book Signing

A. Join Santa Fe Writer and radio host Cheryl Alters Jamison for a book signing with Lisa and Tom Perini at the Santa Fe School of Cooking on November 30 from 2-5pm.

This is a Free event, registration is not needed.

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