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Santa Fe School of Cooking

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Address: 125 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM
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+1 505-983-4511
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Sat 09:30 - 17:00

Come discover the rich culinary history of the "City Different” at the...

Come discover the rich culinary history of the "City Different” at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, the authority on Southwestern cuisine. The School offers a variety of authentic classes and events, including demonstration and hands on cooking classes, restaurant walking tours, and a regional market. Celebrating over 23 years in business!

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I live in Santa Fe and occasionally take cooking classes. The one I took just this Sat. morning, Mole and More! with chef, Michelle Chavez, was the best class ever. Her food was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live in Santa Fe and occasionally take cooking classes. The one I took just this Sat. morning, Mole and More! with chef, Michelle Chavez, was the best class ever. Her food was scrumptious and her presentation off the charts for history, cooking tips, food prep and just plain entertainment. If you're visiting Santa Fe look for the school and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I thought this part of our tour would be a waste of time but was I so wrong. Not only did I get a better understanding of the available grown foods of New Mexico, ( hot peppers, chilies etc ), I got to taste the meal that was prepared. I got a better understanding of the uses of spices. The... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I visited Santa Fe and Taos for 12 days over Christmas. I was on my own for a few days before my son arrived and decided to try something new, a New Mexico brunch cooking class. What a great decision! I learned so much about using spices. Chef Allen Smith and his sous chef were professional and engaging. I am... More 

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Picayune, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoy cooking and I love learning about the history of different cultures through their foods. Santa Fe Cooking School satisfies both! I have attended two classes, one in April/2016, and New Year's Eve/2016. Two different instructors and menus and both great food and fun, and taught me so much about New Mexico's history. The classroom is comfortable and very... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our recipes were thrown off because we were told that the mini premeasured portions cups were accurate, ,BUT they were not. The pre-portioned cups were way off. Messed up our final recipes and flavor.

Thank MIkerry
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and I visit Santa Fe five or six times a year and always make sure to attend a class at the School of Cooking. This past week we attended 2 demo classes: Spanish Tapas and Traditional New Mexico III. Both were taught by Michelle Chavez. The menus were well-balanced, the food was excellent and the atmosphere relaxing and... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I surprised my husband and signed us up for the Authentic Spanish Tapas class. This is a demo class with lunch included. It was really fun! The chef was Michelle Chavez who was so knowledgeable and engaging. Learned a lot of history and cooking techniques that we hope to use. The time went by quickly and the tapas at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great cooking class - very informative and entertaining. Michelle Chavez was a great instructor! I learned a lot about the history of Santa Fe as well as the history of the food. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Thank ChrisMichienzi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Tamales class was informative and fun. Such a well run school!! Hands on teaching, knowledgeable and relevant instruction. Can't wait to take another class. Best Christmas gift! M Morgan

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We booked our holiday specifically to attend the cooking school, and were really looking forward to taking their hands-on "Salsa I" class. 2 days after we arrived in Sante Fe, they called us to say they were cancelling the course because they only had 3 people enrolled ! This is inexcusable. If there are only 3, then they should still... More 

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