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Address: 125 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505 983 4511
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: 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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Being form NM and not knowing how to make our food has always been an embarrassment to me. So it has been something that I wanted to learn how to do. I went with my mother to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Artesia, New Mexico
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Artesia, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Being form NM and not knowing how to make our food has always been an embarrassment to me. So it has been something that I wanted to learn how to do. I went with my mother to the Green Chile hands on workshop and it was an amazing experience. After three hours in the class I now feel like I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took the introduction to Traditional Southwestern Cooking class and really enjoyed it. The instructor was very knowledgeable, but she was a bit patronizing to anyone who asked questions. The facility was very modern and comfortable with cameras projecting the preparations, making it easy to watch. At the end of class we had lunch featuring the dishes we had learned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took a demonstration class where the chefs cook and explain the process and ingredients and we eat!!! Chef Frank's knowledge of the ingredients and their cultural significance was really fascinating. I took the class with my teenaged daughter and even she stayed engaged and interested throughout the 3 hour class! The food was a bit spicy for her but... More 

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Nicole A, Owner at Santa Fe School of Cooking, responded to this review

We are so glad that you and your daughter enjoyed your New Mexican class with Lois Ellen Frank so much. To get the chile sauces a little less spicy you can decrease the amount of chile called for in the recipe and add a dollop of sour cream on top. The dairy cuts the heat of the chile. We hope... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was part of a Tauck tour. Great food, great demos and lots of great tips! Would highly recommend!! Food was delicious and tips were great !

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed two different kinds of classes. We took Summer III, a hands on do it yourself grilling class and Trad III a "watch them prepare and then eat it" class. I was so pleased with the first class I had lowered my expectations for the second but there was no reason to do so. They did... More 

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Nicole A, Owner at Santa Fe School of Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you for taking two classes with us on your visit. We appreciate your point that guests can enjoy both the hands-on format and demonstration style classes as each provide a unique way to learn about New Mexico's rich food history. Enjoy trying your new recipes at home! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to 2 of SF School of Cooking's group demonstration classes (Contemporary Southwest II and VI)and I have enjoyed both of them so much that I have another booked for 8/8(Mole and More). So far I've had the same chef/instructor, Allen Smith, both times. He is easy to understand and not only shows you how to make the... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We didn't take a class, but we did take a restaurant tour led by the School of Cooking. We started at the school with a sample of Chardonnay and a bowl of gazpacho - delicious! Then we moved to Terra Cotta, Dinner for Two, Luminaria, and Il Piatto. Well worth the walking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've wanted to try one of the classes for a while but the timing never worked out. This year my wife gave me the red chili cooking class for Father's Day. It was a great present. The staff was knowledgable and helpful. I left feeling like I had learned something I can take with me to Milwaukee and I had... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took the Salsas II cooking class. The class was entirely hands on. The Chef Noe gave us an introduction to chiles, gave us a few pointers, and then let us go with the recipes. The class was small, so we could ask for help and then he would give us help - showing us how to peel a mango,... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Learned a lot about New Mexican cooking. I wish I could have done more hands on work rather than just watching. Great people. For being one day after having a major water leak, you would have never known. They had already relocated the shop.

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Additional Information about Santa Fe School of Cooking

Address: 125 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505 983 4511
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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