3 of the Best Cooking Classes in Santa Fe

The Land of Enchantment holds many new experiences that beckon exploration. While you might not plan on cooking during your trip to The City Different, Santa Fe cooking classes are a great way to sample Southwestern flavors while obtaining the skills to take them back home with you. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, these instructional experiences allow you to dive into the local culture at its finest. 

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Discover Unique Flavors at These Santa Fe Cooking Classes 

Santa Fe School of Cooking 

Want to master Southwestern flavors? The Santa Fe School of Cooking teaches you everything you need to know in order to improve your kitchen knowledge and skills, all while celebrating the foods of New Mexico. They host a variety of instructional classes ranging from hands-on to demonstration-based in their state-of-the-art kitchens. Discover the art of making the perfect Southwestern tapas, tamales, or the cuisine of Mexico. Check their schedule for a list of classes. 

Santa Fe School of Cooking Walking Tour 

The Santa Fe School of Cooking also hosts incredible culinary tours through the city. Their walking tour starts at the school’s kitchen for a meet and greet and then proceeds to take you on a delicious journey through some of the most awarded and recognized restaurants in Santa Fe. If you have a little more time to spend in town, the New Mexico Culture and Cuisine Tour is a four-day event that explores how Native traditions and cultural influences in the region affect the culinary arts. Meet some of Santa Fe’s top local chefs and sample one of the most diverse foodscapes in the country. 

Los Cosas Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School 

Los Cosas Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School infuses the flavors of New Mexico with classic American and European influences. Decorated chef and school director John Vollertsen, known as Chef V, brings over 35 years of cooking experience to the table as he teaches you how to master the art of cooking. The class demonstrations include anything from New Mexico Cuisine to Winter Thai. This Santa Fe cooking class also features a guest chef series, giving you an up-close and personal experience with some of the top culinary experts in the city. 

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Return to your room for a relaxing evening at El Farolito Inn after a day spent discovering your inn chef. Our authentic accommodations feature local furnishing and decor to make your stay in our city as unique and comfortable as possible. Wake up every morning to a delicious breakfast before walking to the heart of the town to see and experience one of the oldest cities in the country!  

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