Authentic South America and Mexico Cooking Classes
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One-Day Cooking Classes in Central & South America

If you are traveling to Central or South America but don’t have time for a full cooking vacation, we also offer one-day cooking classes on their own. In general, our hands-on courses last around 3 hours, during which you'll prepare a full meal that you'll enjoy afterwards, along with some local wines. Not only will you learn about the cuisine of the country, but you'll also get a taste of the local culture and traditions. While we're just starting to expand in Central and South America, and options are currently limited, be sure to check back soon! Our current offerings can be confirmed for as few as two people.

For more information on our one-day cooking classes in Central and South America, please see below or choose the country of interest on the right. If you need any assistance, please write or call. If you are ready to book, our booking form is available online. Please remember that if you have more than one option for your class date, the class will be easier to confirm.

Our Cooking Classes in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Lesson with Grace and Liliana

Discover the traditional cuisine of Bueons Aires with a trip to the trendy quarter of Palermo, located 10 minutes northeast of downtown and a must-see on any Buenos Aires itinerary. Your day begins when Liliana, an official tour guide, picks you up from your centrally-located hotel. On your way to her private home in Palermo, stop at a butcher shop to learn about the various cuts of meats. Once in the kitchen, Grace — a native of Paraguay who moved to Buenos Aires 30 years ago — will teach you how to make traditional Argentinian cuisine.

While Grace’s English is limited, Liliana will translate as you make meat and corn (humita) empanadas and Argentinian sauces, such as a Chimichurri sauce and salsa criolla. You’ll also learn different ways of grilling meat as Liliana regales you with stories about Argentinan traditions. Weather permitting, lunch will be served out on the patio along with local wines, including Malbec and Torrontes. The national drink, mate tea — made from the yerba plant, will also be offered. At the conclusion of the class, the return transfer is on your own, but Grace will be happy to call you a taxi.

Our Cooking Classes in Mexico

Riviera Maya: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class

If you’re vacationing on the Riviera Maya, or in the vicinity of Cancun, why not add on a touch of authentic Mexican life by taking a cooking class with our partners near Puerto Morelos? The day starts with pickup from your hotel or resort and transfer to the cooking school, where you will enjoy a continental breakfast with coffee, delicious Mexican hot chocolate, or natural fruit juices. Next, you will visit the organic garden to help select items before starting your hands-on cooking class, which will last approximately 4 hours and usually includes 7 menu items, and which of course will explore the complex flavors of Mexican cuisine. You will enjoy “botanitas” (appetizers) while you cook, followed by lunch with beverages at the end of the cooking lesson, and of course the Mexican “sobremesa,” or after-meal socializing. Each class will focus on authentic Mexican cuisine from a number of themes: tamales of the countryside, coastal cuisine, corn masas, the cuisine of central Mexico, Yucatecan recipes, and more.