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Specialty Classes & Events


The Botany of a Feast: a culinary and scientific exploration of edible plants - w/Wine -$200 | w/o Wine -$175 +tax per person. new

Join us for ‘The Botany of a Feast’, an immersive culinary and scientific experience with Deborah Madison and botanists Sarah Federman, PhD and Elisabeth Forrestel, PhD. You will be taken on tour of botanical diversity, local and wild plants, and how human history has been fundamentally shaped by plants. 20% of the proceeds from the dinner will fund the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s new ethnobotanical garden, an important living collection of plants used by humans. Some dishes served will be roasted sunchoke soup, quinoa flour crepe filled with chard, a beet and orache salad and a polenta cake with fruit compote and lemon verbena cream.

Farmer's Mkt. Class - $115 +tax per person.

Class will meet at 8:00AM under the water tank at the colorful Santa Fe Farmers Market. We will then tour the market, meet the farmers and help pick out the freshest herbs and produce to take back to the school. Back at SFSC, the class will enjoy learning cooking techniques and the history of the foods grown in the region culminating in a magnificent feast highlighting the Farmer's Market fresh ingredients. Menu varies based on the seasonality of ingredients.

Class limited to 16 people, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Summer I - $110 +tax per person.

Celebrate the summer season with this intimate, hands-on class on the Santa Fe School of Cooking’s own patio. Everything will be prepared on our grill and our new wood-fired oven!

Masa encrusted pork chops with a green chile and raisin chutney, grilled sweet potato salad, red lettuce with pears, walnuts and a honey-sherry vinaigrette, and apple empanadas. 3-hours, hands-on, limit 12.

Summer II - $110 +tax per person.

Celebrate the summer season with this intimate, hands-on class on the Santa Fe School of Cooking’s own patio. Everything will be prepared on our grill and our new wood-fired oven!

Italian sausage with caramelized onions & poblano chiles, zesty creamy corn with scallions, garlic flatbreads, roasted rosemary potatoes and berry cobbler. 3-hours, hands-on, limit 12.

Summer III - $110 +tax per person.

Celebrate the summer season with this intimate, hands-on class on the Santa Fe School of Cooking’s own patio. Everything will be prepared on our grill and our new wood-fired oven!

Bacon wrapped shrimp marinated in chipotle on jack cheese, green chile cornbread with grilled vegetables and baked apricots with sweet crumble toppings. 3-hours, hands-on, limit 12.

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp - $1325.00 +tax per person.


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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!

Bootcamps for 2017 are: April 17-19, November 6-8

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

Demonstration Classes


Authentic Spanish Tapas - $85.00 +tax per person.

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 - $85.00 +tax per person.

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.