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Santa Fe School of Cooking

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cooking 101

Michelle is the most passionate Chef I have ever met. Why she doesn’t have a TV Show on Netflix is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
El Segundo, California
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Great class, great food

We had a group of 5 take a class with Michelle Chavez. We learned a lot, heard some great stories... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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125 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1848
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michelle is the most passionate Chef I have ever met. Why she doesn’t have a TV Show on Netflix is beyond me. I thought this was going to be a boring cooking class. I really was not prepared! She lit the fire! Her personality, sense...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 5 take a class with Michelle Chavez. We learned a lot, heard some great stories and ate wonderful food! It was a great way to spend part of the Day-something different from other things we do in Santa Fe. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We have been going to Santa Fe for many years and was looking for something different so I thought I would try something new. Signed up for a sauce class. It was very hands on with lots of help from the instructors. Lots of interaction...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Randy P
Reviewed January 3, 2019

My daughters and I took a two-hour salsa-making class (about 16 guests total) with Chef Noe Cano during our recent visit to Santa Fe and what a treat it was! He was a great teacher--not intimidating, full of tips, open to questions, offered pointers, taught...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J H
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I've attended two classes at the Santa Fe School of Cooking both were taught by Allen and I enjoyed the classes immensely. Unfortunately, after completing the second class, I purchased a few items from the school store....a piece of the La Chamba Cookware and various...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

My son and I were recently in Santa Fe and did a walking tour through the Santa Fe Cooking School. We had a fantastic time!! We started at the school with a wonderful pot of soup by Lois Ellen Frank and were led by her...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

What a fun day that was. Great, funny, educational instruction from Chef Michelle Chavez. Learned some amazing history of New Mexico and the cooking here. Learned some great tricks as well. DO IT!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matt J
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I am an amateur chef, and my wife signed us up after reading about this in the travel magazine “Inside Santa Fe”. The class is 3 hours long, which I initially thought was long, but it was barely long enough! Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DCRandy
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Overcrowded, very impersonal, and extremely skimpy on chocolate. Some ire mixed up my wines and was rude. He was uncommitted to the spirit of the event.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

The chef tells stories while explaining mis en place, cooking methods, ingredients and more. We were 4 people attending the Tapas class. The quality of the food is as good as the highest rated restaurants in town. Yes, you get to eat lunch, purchase wine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Elaine G
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Martha J | Reviewed this property |
I went on line to view the month's schedule, and signed up. If, for some reason, you have an issue with the site, just call.
June 30, 2018|
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Response from BunnyJ_12 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall reading any age restrictions and they're not the type of establishment that would deny someone who is interested in the process, especially when classes start at $80/pp which includes lunch. With that said and... More
March 19, 2018|
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Response from tw137 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They give you a printed pamphlet with the recipes in it and space to take notes. This class was great.
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Lisa S
Warsaw, IN
Four women in Santa Fe, needing advice (4 Replies)
I will be traveling to the area in September with three of my girlfriends and have a couple questions to get our planning started. First of all, we are interested in both Taos and Santa Fe. Mostly Santa Fe though. Is Taos more of a day trip from Santa Fe? We were originally thinking of splitting our lodging up between the two destinations but as I've done more reading I'm wondering if that's the way to go. Secondly, I'm very interested in the Santa Fe School of Cooking. The reviews...More
June 26, 2008|
Response fromLisa S|
We're going to be in New Mexico for a week. Three of us women are gathering for a night of trip planning on Friday so I'm just trying to do a little prep work...
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Pathways tours? (14 Replies)
Hi all! I'm planning a trip to Northern New Mexico (not sure when, but perhaps May or June - is that a good time to visit?) and will not have a car. I understand that it would make things a lot easier if I did, but I get very nervous driving in unfamiliar areas and I would just prefer not to have to worry about that on vacation. That said, I'm just in the very beginning stages of planning this trip. I'm figuring on 3 days, maybe 4, in Santa Fe and a couple of days in Alburqurque. I...More
October 07, 2008|
Response fromCasaAzul|
Never done a tour.. can't help on that. When you are in Santa Fe, you can do without a car to see most of the attractions in town. We have an ok bus service that can get you to most places you would want to visit. Bandelier and Taos are both worth visiting. If you don't want to drive, then a tour really is your only opion. For green chile cheeseburgers... Burt's Burger Bowl, Bobcat Bite, probably the best.