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Brain Food


November 17th, 5:30-8:30pm
$75 per person

Please help support a cause near and dear to the owners of The Santa Fe School of Cooking. Five years ago, Susan, Nicole and Kristen lost their husband and father to Alzheimer’s. David Curtis is missed dearly every day. Join us for an evening with Dr. Annie Fenn, M.D. of Brain Health Kitchen for a vegetarian cooking demonstration and meal for fending off Alzheimer’s through Brain-heathy foods. This event will benefit caregivers of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and provide needing funding for the respite program with The Memory Care Alliance. This event is sponsored by Caregiver Wellness Retreat and Santa Fe School of Cooking and funded by a generous grant from Las Campanas Community Funds. We have 20 seats available at no cost for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, at a first come first served basis. If you are a caregiver and would like to take advantage of this free opportunity, please contact Melissa at If respite care is needed, please email the Memory Care Alliance, for more information.

Menu to include: Spiced Apple Mocktail, Muhammara Dip, Fig & Olive Tapenade, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Sardinian Lentil Soup with lots of Herbs, Cheesy Black Bean & Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblanos and Wild Blueberry Polenta Crisp with Vanilla Bean Cashew Cream

Southwest 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!

Halloween Decorated Cookie Workshop


This festive season is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at royal icing decorated sugar cookies! Homemade cookies will be pre-baked into seasonal shapes and our instructor will walk you through the step-by-step process of using royal icing to outline, flood, fill and pipe details onto sugar cookie cutouts in this hands-on class for adults. If you've ever wondered how to make the beautiful themed cookies so often seen at showers, weddings and birthdays then this class is for you! What's more, upon completion you will go home with more than a dozen themed cookies to share at your Halloween gathering!


Need some new ideas for your side dishes this holiday season? Let us help you add some new and delicious flavors to your holiday table. We will prepare; Truffled green bean casserole, Brussels sprouts with lemon and chile flakes, Butternut squash with bacon, sage and gruyere, Green chile scalloped potatoes, Whipped cauliflower and parsnips, Cranberries with chipotle, orange and cinnamon and the Perfect homemade roll!

High Altitude Baking with Molly Mix


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

Explore the role that each ingredient plays in achieving a perfect finished product and study keys to successful home baking from a scientific perspective. Watch as Molly cooks through recipes for fluffy yeast rolls, seasonal fruit pie, and a perfectly light vanilla cake, then sample "before-and-after" versions of classic chocolate chip cookies. Each recipe will provide an opportunity to study when and how to adjust ingredient volumes, time and temperature at many elevations. Enjoy the freshly baked goods over a cup of pinon coffee and have all your culinary questions answered! You will take a goodie-box of treats home to enjoy later.

We will discuss the "whys" and "hows" of excellent home baking at every altitude so whether you live at sea level or 9,000 ft, leave with the confidence to create beautiful baked goods and never ask yourself, “What went wrong?” ever again!

Cheryl’s Low and Slow Faves


Followed by an open to the public book-signing, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

In her only cooking class this year, four-time James Beard award-winning cookbook author and radio host, Cheryl Alters Jamison, shares recipes and stories from several of her books. The class includes a sneak peek from next spring’s new Global Smoke, as well as recipes from classics Tasting New Mexico and Texas Slow Cooker. Learn new tricks for using stovetop smokers and slow cookers--from Crockpots to Instant Pots—even for desserts. Get some great ideas for holiday entertaining, as well as autographed books for everyone on your gift list.

Menu includes:
  • Smoked Salmon Bisque
  • Warm Pear Salad with Smoked Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Carne Adovada
  • Thanksgiving Dressing and
  • Cheesecake with Cranberry Compote

New Mexico Sweets


Just in time for the holiday season! Come spend three hours honing your baking techniques in this hands-on class. Learn the “tricks of the trade” from a certified pastry chef while preparing some of New Mexico’s favorite sweets, Green Chile Apple Pie (and the pie crust!!), Biscochitos, Rosemary Pinon Shortbread and Spanish Hot Chocolate. You’ll be ready for any festivity and never be afraid of making a pie crust again!

This is a hands-on class that can accommodate up to 16 people. Of course, you will be tasting everything that is made, so have a light lunch!

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 a Mushroom Pan Sauce and Eggnog Flan

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

Traditional New Mexican Christmas

Come learn how we do the holidays in New Mexico! Shredded Pork Tamales with Red Chile Sauce, Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, Hearty Holiday Posole, Calabacitas and our famous official state cookie, Bizcochitos. This is a 3-hour demonstration-style class that includes a full lunch.

Adobe Gingerbread House Making


Adobe Gingerbread House Making includes taking home your gingerbread house-You can add up to 3 people to join you to make the house together, each person is an additional $20 per person

Create an adorable Santa Fe style gingerbread house and add a festive touch to your home this holiday season!

Everything you need to make a deliciously beautiful adobe gingerbread house will be provided. Assemble your pre-cut and baked house using royal icing, and add edible accessories to as a decorative touch when completed. Gingerbread recipe and stencils are included, and all materials needed will be provided. Decorate a house of your own or bring a friend or child to share in the process. This is holiday fun for the entire family! (Run time 2 hrs)



Create a show-stopping holiday classic in this hands-on baking class! Each participant will bake, fill and assemble perfect profiteroles into a beautiful tree shape—adorned with delicate caramel threads as a finishing touch. Bring home your finished masterpiece to share with friends and family! Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Dessert will be assembled with hot caramelized sugar and some level of risk is assumed while participating. (Run time 3 hours)

Holiday Cookie Extravaganza!


Come feeling festive and leave with a beautiful assortment of homemade cookies in our debut Holiday Cookie Class! Participants will be divided among stations set with the materials needed to create and bake some of the season’s favorite treats including chewy gingerbread men, biscochitos, chocolate caramel nut bars, Christmas wreath cookies, peanut butter blossoms and classic decorated sugar cookies. Class includes all recipes and a bakery box full of cookies made that day!

Max 20 people