Santa Fe School of Cooking | Learn to Create Extraordinary Meals -

The Santa Fe School of Cooking has been around for more than 30 years, sharing cooking skills from top-notch chefs such as Noe Cano, who has been teaching there for more than 20 years, Allen Smith, Lois Ellen Frank, and Michelle Chavez.

This popular destination for locals and tourists alike gets you into the kitchen and cooking with the pros. If you prefer, you can attend a demonstration class where you can watch and ask questions, then taste what the chef created. In both hands-on and demonstration classes, you’ll receive the recipes and a shopping list, along with an increased appreciation of the importance of investing time to create a delicious and healthy meal. You’ll see how spices are toasted and then ground. Tomatoes and peppers are roasted over an open flame. Onions are slowly caramelized to bring out the sweetest, richest flavor.

The Santa Fe School of Cooking offers a wide range of in-person classes taught by professional chefs who share their insights. Check their schedule to find out what’s available.

Online cooking classes from Santa Fe School of cooking

Festive holiday meal at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.The Santa Fe School of Cooking also offers online classes. Classes are only $25 each and you can watch them before you cook, then play it again while you’re in the kitchen. It’s just like having a master chef cooking with you!

Many other classes are being offered online, including delicious options like Classic New Mexican Red Chile Pork Tamales, Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, and Calabacitas with Chef Michelle Chavez; Classic New Mexican Green Chile Chicken Tamales and Pinto Beans with Chef Noe Cano; Classic Green Chile Stew and Blue Corn Muffins with Chef Allen Smith; Huevos Rancheros and Blue Corn Pancakes with Chef Allen Smith; Grilled Chile-Rubbed Flank Steak with Green Chile Mac N Cheese with Chef Michelle Chavez, and many more.

The school also is offering some holiday-themed online cooking classes: Building an Adobe Gingerbread House with Chef Allen Smith; a Southwestern Christmas with Chef Michelle; a Modern Southwest Thanksgiving with Chef Allen Smith; and a Valentine’s cooking class.

Walking Restaurant Tours

If you’re rather eat than cook, explore the walking tours offered by the Santa Fe School of Cooking. You’ll start with a gathering at the school, then head out with your guide to visit four popular restaurants. At each one, ou’ll have a private tasting with the folks who make the magic happen. Learn more here.

Let santa fe school of cooking chefs cook for you!

Don’t feel like doing the cooking? Enjoy a meal prepared by their chefs instead. Order 24 hours in advance and pick up your food to enjoy at home. What’s for dinner? How about a variety of enchiladas or tamales, carne adovada, and sides like Chef Cano’s pinto beans, calabacitas, arroz verde, winter squash posole, or a classic Frito Pie? Don’t forget dessert! Indulge in apricot empanaditas or the state cookie, bizcochitos. Food can be picked up from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The school also hosts private events and and private cooking classes. Really, the sky’s the limit as they can customize the event just for you!

You don’t have to take a class to shop at the impressive cooking store at the school. With everything from spices to roasters, cookware to cookbooks, aprons to kitchen kitsch, you’re in for a treat without tasting a thing! You can purchase items online or visit the store.

Dave’s Jazz Bistro

There are even more ways to enjoy life at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, including Dave’s Jazz Bistro! Enjoy a evening with live jazz music and delicious food and drinks. On select evenings, the cooking school becomes a bistro. Enjoy an extraordinary meal with jazz performed by folks like Carmen Bradford and the Eddie Daniels Quartet. Sign up early because these intimate events sell out quickly!

Get updates, hours, and details at their website.

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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