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Address: 28 Juan Martinez Road, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
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The cooking schools are great, Chris and Valarie do a SUPER job of entertaining you and engaging you in preparing a delicious meal which you get to share with new friends in their... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
David F
Lake Conroe, United States
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Lewistown, Montana
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I planned an anniversary afternoon learning New Mexico's cuisine with my bride of 35 years at CST. I had booked the class about 18 days prior, but when I called for directions in route from the immediate vicinity beginning an hour before arrival, 3 of the 4 calls went to voice mail, and on the 4th a child answered and... More 

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Lake Conroe, United States
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The cooking schools are great, Chris and Valarie do a SUPER job of entertaining you and engaging you in preparing a delicious meal which you get to share with new friends in their beautiful home. We particularly enjoy the monthly Secret Suppers which include a five course meal served in a different unique location each month, sometimes someones luxury home... More 

Thank David F
Truro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Visiting Taos can be like visiting another planet- one we'd quickly all like to move to and live on. One of its surprising charms is the Cooking School of Taos. It is a home, and an entertainment, an adobe that soon fills with the smell of great food, already has lovely art, and even looking out the back windows has... More 

1 Thank ricejohnr
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

As other reviewers have mentioned, not only is this a cooking school, but it is an experience! My wife and I participated several years ago during a visit to Taos and we were not disappointed. i decided to retire in the Taos area and looked forward to experiencing this again. Our session this time was Southwestern cuisine. The menu consisted... More 

1 Thank John M
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We ate a lot of good food in Taos, but the best meal we had was the one we made ourselves! We attended the Cuban Cooking class at the Cooking Studio Taos on a warm Saturday afternoon. As students arrived to the home of Chris and Valerie, we were greeted with refreshing iced tea and a recipe book. On the... More 

1 Thank Julie D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a really unique experience. After a short drive from Taos to Arroyo seco, Chris and Valerie welcome you to their home and it's a very relaxed fun evening. The summertime is particularly a good choice as you can enjoy the inside and outside spaces. The environment is absolutely incredible and it was fun picking from the garden, enjoying... More 

Thank paul O
Garland, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I took the New Mexican cooking class from Chris and had a wonderful afternoon and evening. I'm a good cook but learned new techniques and some wonderful recipes. I have been making the cilantro dressing and the New Mexican beans almost weekly since my return home. I hope next time I am in Taos that Chris will be offering another... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We enjoyed gorgeous views of the Taos Mountains while getting to know our host chef and each other. My friends and I learned about the importance of quality organic food and how to easily prepare scrumptious Italian Cuisine. In the end we were rewarded with a superb meal. Chris & Valerie Maher make everyone feel at home.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

We took a lot of pictures - mostly because it was so unique. We had never done anything quite like this so everyone was a little nervous. It was fun.I did not find the menu or food prep particularly interesting or challenging & there were not wine pairing with courses. In fact, when it was all done, we sat done... More 

2 Thank afparker1960
Cooking_Studio_Taos, Owner at Cooking Studio Taos, responded to this review

We enjoyed meeting you all and cooking during your visit. One important thing to note is this was not a typical class for us either! This was a private class and was booked by the other couple you attended with and they have a VERY STRICT dietary outline for us, due to health limitations of one of the participants -... More 

Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a great place to learn how to cook, and meet zealous locals of many different backgrounds. The class should be a must for anyone considering moving to Taos because it's a fabulous glimpse into local pursuits and habits.

Thank Emiliebecker

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