Cooking on the Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya, Mexico
About the location: Mexican cuisine is one of the most well-known and complex cuisines in the world, full of rich flavors, abundant fruits and vegetables, and centuries-old traditions. The Riviera Maya is one of the most beautiful resort areas in Mexico, where you can enjoy the luxury and warm weather of this amazing area. There are many activities offered nearby: jet skiing, scuba diving/snorkeling, zip-lining, horseback riding, golf, swimming (even with dolphins!), spa services, as well as nearby Mayan ruins to explore. Come learn how to cook authentic Mexican food at Playa del Carmen in a private cooking school with Chef Ale, and rest assured you will be the best Mexican chef in your home at the end of this experience!
About the accommodations: During your culinary vacation, you will stay at a boutique hotel in Playa del Carmen or Puerto Morelos. We work with a number of hotels including the Casa Ticul, Reina Roja Hotel, and the Hacienda Morelos.
About the cooking lessons: Chef Alejandra is passionate about Mexico. She loves the culture, food, fiestas, holidays, and celebrations. She believes she was born in a kitchen because cooking comes naturally for her! Her two grandmothers were amazing cooks who taught her all about Mexican traditions, and she grew up cooking with them and learning about spices, scents, and amazing flavors. She has been a part of every aspect of the the food industry, but after studying the Culianry Arts in Mexico City she decided to teach others the secrets of her native cuisine. She is aided by her good friend and fellow chef Tomás. Your classes will focus on a variety of authentic Mexican dishes according to the them of the day: such as tamales of the countryside, coastal cuisine, corn masas, the cuisine of central Mexico, Yucatecan recipes, and more.