Santa Fe School of Cooking

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Santa Fe School of Cooking
4.5
Cooking Classes
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9:30 AM - 5:30 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
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Gail Goldman
Hartsdale, NY1,097 contributions
Oct 2021
This was one of my top 3 activities in New Mexico. We were with a group and they booked the Simply Santa Fe demo with Christian Andersen. The whole activity was around 3 hours and he prepared several dishes which we got to eat. The area is beautifully laid out with the cooking area visible to all and on an overhead screen as well.
We had seasonal greens with an orange-sherry vinaigrette to start and then
raspberry -chile glazed stuffed chicken breast accompanied by stir-fried squash, carrots and red peppers and also a corn flan. For dessert, we had a pecan bread pudding.
Although my gastroenterologist might not have been thrilled, I loved it! Everything was delicious and to combine ingredients to make these dishes was so unique.
I also learned a lot from the cooking techniques.
Christian was a delight and fielded all of our questions, especially the irrelevant ones like at what temperature should the Thanksgiving turkey be ready to take from the oven.
Don't miss out on their store since they have ingredients and items you cannot find elsewhere.
This activity might be pricey but I would go back to Santa Fe just to do it again.
Written March 10, 2022
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Like2wander
Belleville, MI99 contributions
Nov 2021
You may not eat everything they cook, but you'll sure have fun watching it prepared. They offer several cooking lessons, complete with recipes and tasting so you can master cooking things you may want to cook at home or never taste again (lots of chilies). The chefs are engaging and explain far more than what the recipes call for. Third time going there.
Written November 10, 2021
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Lynn M
1 contribution
Dec 2021
My family ordered from the SF School of Cooking for our Christmas Eve dinner. We had the green chile chicken enchiladas, veggie enchiladas, carne adovada, calabacitas, and pinto beans. Everything was absolutely delicious, it was a fantastic meal and I would highly recommend ordering from them any time you want a good New Mexican meal. Your guests will be impressed, but most importantly, you will love your meal! We will definitely be ordering again.
Written December 25, 2021
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Patricia B
41 contributions
Mar 2021
We went to the "Mole and More" class taught by Chef Noe and had a lot of fun, in addition to a great meal. Covid restrictions kept us from "Hands on" cooking, but the owners had videos set up so watching the chef was relatively easy. The shop attached to the school offers a nice variety of cooking pots, aprons, towels, spices and salsas so bring your credit card! A warning though, We walked from our hotel and the Google map was several blocks off so we were embarrassingly late to class.
Written March 19, 2021
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Suzie M
Arvada, CO57 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We went to the demo of Traditional New Mexican 3. We watched Chef Jen Doughty make classic green chili stew, blue corn & green chili muffins, quesadillas, salsa Fresca, and natillas. Then we had it for lunch. The food was delicious, and I felt like I was able to pick up enough tips and tricks to make these recipes at home. We can’t wait to spend another weekend in Sante Fe and take another class!
Written October 9, 2021
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susanlevinfl
Boynton Beach, FL14 contributions
Sep 2021
What a great way to spend a morning. Chef Jen Doughty was an amazing chef/teacher. It was very interactive and entertaining. The food that was prepared was delicious and plentiful. The shop is a treasure trove of spices, cookbooks, pottery, etc. I wish I had the time to have gone to a hands on class but the schedule didn't work with mine. But as I said before the demo class was amazing. The room it set up like a restaurant, there were cameras and video so you could see everything the Chef was doing. LOVED LOVED IT
Written September 16, 2021
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Andrew Rodney
Santa Fe, NM1,033 contributions
Mar 2020
My wife and I took a three hour, hands on class called “Welcome to Rellenos” with Chef Lois Ellen Frank. She was a great teacher and the facilities here are top notch. Her assistant was super helpful too and the store is amazing. Some of the class notes (recipes) needed refinement but otherwise we learned a lot and I recommend this school for those looking for guidance in regional cooking. We made in three hours (including time to eat): Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños, Ancho Chiles Rellenos, Chiles, and the reason I signed up, one of my favorite dishes, Chiles en Nogada. The group of 15 broke up in three groups and I was lucky I was assigned to the Nogada prep so I could work on that in better detail as the other recipes were largely handed by others in our group. So my only suggestion is that everyone work on one recipe at a time so we all throughly understand the steps. Otherwise I did get great instruction and details in making my beloved Chiles en Nogada dish which am now confident I can master at home.
Written March 1, 2020
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ColetteSouth
Ames, IA159 contributions
Jun 2021
I have long wanted to come to the Santa Fe School of Cooking and a trip to New Mexico this month gave me the opportunity. I could understand that I was not able to register for a class in the time frame available.

But I made a point of visiting the shop. I was hoping to purchase a bean pot and given my love of cooking, would have likely discovered several things I wanted. But I was barely greeted when I walked in and neither store employee asked if I was looking for anything in particular or made any sort of effort to assist. I don't know if customers are expected to look a certain way, or speak with a certain accent, but I was made to feel most unwelcome.
Written June 21, 2021
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Mark F
New Berlin, WI120 contributions
Jul 2021
We booked the walking tour not exactly sure what it would be like. Michelle was amazing as our Chef host and the 5 restaurants did an outstanding job with both their wine and food selections - what a great way to be introduced to some of the fantastic restaurants in Santa Fe. Cannot recommend this enough - what a great experience!!
Written July 5, 2021
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Todd M
Tahlequah, OK42 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Absolutely incredible! Nicole was awesome setting things up for a private cooking class for my family that consists of my wife, adult children and their spouses. She helped me choose the perfect southwest menu consisting of the best tortilla soup I have ever had followed by flank steak with green chili macs and cheese! Everything was absolutely incredible and the best part is that we prepared it all!
Then came the desert, wonderful little apricot empanadas topped with whipped cream🤩. Simply put, we had an amazing experience. Thank you Mika and Noe for such a special evening! We highly recommend this place!!!
Written September 9, 2020
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Santa Fe School of Cooking is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM