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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

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

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

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

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.

Other

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

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

Restaurant Tours


Restaurant Walk I

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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


Restaurant Martin is the restaurant that Chef Martín Rios and his wife Jennifer envisioned: A comfortable, refined and pleasing atmosphere where local people and Santa Fe visitors can enjoy Chef Rios' award-winning progressive American cuisine. He has a long-standing reputation for his innovative combination of flavors, colors and presentation. Using fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, Chef Rios creates cuisine that reflects Southwestern and Asian styles influenced by his classical training in French technique. He has multiple nominations for the Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.

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.

The Wine Spot New Mexico is the oldest wine producing area in the U.S., beginning in the late 1500’s. Today, there are over 50 wineries all around New Mexico and its reputation for award-winning vineyards is growing world-wide.

The Wine Spot, proprietors, Raynell Chavez and Reiko Havami have collaborated with several top wineries throughout the state to bring you authentic flavors of New Mexico wines all together in Santa Fe.

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 !

Maize Restaurant earns its namesake from the formal name for corn, which has held a special significance to Native Americans, Mayans and Aztecs for millennia. In its many colors and varieties, maize is considered the essence of life by the Native American Pueblo people, who introduced maize to the Southwest some thousand years ago. At Maize traditional meets modern...centuries-old cultures blend and meld together, and the relaxed local vibe is brought to life through our unforgettable food, atmosphere, and service.

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 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


Taking It Slow and Low: Southwestern Slow Cooker Cooking

Taking It Slow and Low: Southwestern Slow Cooker Cooking

With 4-time James Beard Award-winning author, Santa Fe’s own Cheryl Alters Jamison

It’s that time of year. Pull out that Crock Pot or other slow cooker. This class will teach you all about the range of uses for the slow cooker—and is based on Cheryl’s latest book, Texas Slow Cooker. Suitable too if you want to learn more about the slow uses of the Insta Pot.

MENU: Black Bean Soup with Pico de Gallo, Jalapeno Cornbread with Sorghum Butter, Chicken Tinga Tacos and Smoky Salsa, Cochinita Pibil, Margarita Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust.

Pairing Cheese & Wine with Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser

Pairing Cheese & Wine with Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser

Wine and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries. But with ever-increasing options for both, the pairing decisions can seem overwhelming. However, with right information you can create amazing wine and cheese pairings on your own. Join Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser for a session on learning the basics of pairing artisan cheese and wine. Taste some of the classic pairings, and learn why they work so the next time you’re planning a cheese course you’ll have no doubt what to choose!
This is a Demonstration Class, participants will be tasting 6 wines and 6 cheeses!

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 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

Traditional Aceto Balsamico from Monticello, NM

Traditional Aceto Balsamico from Monticello, NM

Join Slow Food Santa Fe and Steve & Jane Darland to hear the story of the Darland's journey to create the most authentic balsamic vinegar in the U.S., right here in New Mexico (!) on a small organic farm in the village of Monticello, 160 miles south of Albuquerque. Described as "rare and wonderful” by Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet and NY Times food writer, this Italian-style classic made with estate-grown, organic grapes, aged in rare wood casks from Italy would “rival anything from Modena” according to Brett Ottolenghi, proprietor of Artisanal Foods in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to hearing the Darland’s very Slow Food approach to producing outstanding balsamic vinegar, we will have the opportunity to taste and purchase – at cost – these unique products.

The event will take place at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe. Tickets: $25 plus handling fee.

To register click here!

Celebrating the Earth: Root-to-Leaf Cooking

Celebrating the Earth: Root-to-Leaf Cooking

This special cooking class has been designed and will be taught by Hue-Chan Karels, Chef/Owner of Open Kitchen, who will take you on a culinary journey of flavors and techniques to master in your home kitchen. Open Kitchen provides unique chef-driven culinary events. Launched in 2009 in the Washington DC Metro area, Open Kitchen now brings thoughtfully-crafted, inventive, and delicious food experiences to the Santa Fe, NM area.

Celebrate the earth, get creative in the kitchen, stretch your culinary dollars, and reduce food waste by rediscovering the way cooking was done generations ago in America or still being done in many parts of the world. The “Root-to-Leaf Cooking” approach is to use the whole vegetable – the root, stem, leaves, and everything that goes along with it. In this class, you will explore the edible parts of a vegetable through different cooking methods and recipes, and learn about flavors and nutritional benefits from usage of whole vegetables.

This is 3-hour long, interactive, demonstration cooking class.

Menu:
(v = vegetarian, vg = vegan, gf = gluten-free, df = dairy-free)
Spiced Carrot and Beet Fritters with Carrot-Top and Pistachio Pesto (v, df)
Pickled Beet Stems and Cauliflower Hearts (vg)
Roasted Salmon with Miso, Cilantro, and Ginger (df, gf)
Stir-fried Cauliflower “Rice” with Sautéed Beet Greens (vg, gf)
Green Tea & Coconut Milk Panna Cotta (vg)