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Santa Fe School of Cooking

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Address: 125 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1848
Phone Number: 505 983 4511
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

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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We got treated to experiencing a cooking lesson from a James Beard awarded chef, and it was intricate, interesting and even philosophical. After we got to eat what had been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got treated to experiencing a cooking lesson from a James Beard awarded chef, and it was intricate, interesting and even philosophical. After we got to eat what had been prepared

Thank cherylmelody
Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I downloaded the Green Chile Stew recipe from the Santa Fe School of Cooking and made it exactly to their specifications. Incredible! It was absolutely delicious and my dinner guests raved about it. I can only imagine how awesome the rest of their cuisine must be. We will need to plan a trip down to Santa Fe to check it... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us took classes at Santa Fe Cooking School to help learn preparation of classical Mexican cooking. If done properly, Mexican food is not greasy and does not need to be so spicy that you cannot eat it. Instructors did a great job. We were able to sample several different dishes prepared in the class.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently experienced one of the 3 Restaurant Walking Tours on a visit to Santa Fe. If you are short on time, or want to sample some of the fine restaurants, this is a fun way to do it. They usually include about 4 stops with partner restaurants. The fun part of each stop, in addition to great food and... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Mom was in town visiting from FL and I was looking for things to do with her as she's 90 and I thought of the cooking school and they happen to be having a special event that week and we went and totally loved it. The presentation alone would have been good enough, but we got a multi-course meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any time I am in Santa Fe I always take a class at the cooking school. Although I doubt I will ever make tortillas, it was fun doing that and- of course- eating the fruit of our labors. The gift shop is a delight. I have their cook book which I use frequently. The school itself is quite attractive- wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This was well worth it! The class was well organized and lots of fun. In addition to just following the recipes hands on, Allen Smith and Noe Cano covered many applicable cooking techniques. We cooked and enjoyed eating 4 different Rellenos. There wasn't any pitching of the many lovely kitchen items for sales there. The store there is great fun.... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The new location is nice and bigger than the old one. Not far from the Railyard District. I always end up buying a few things--and they ship, too!

Thank Manningjen
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

The two hours hands on red chile class consisted of explanation about different chilies and making home made tortillas and then we were given 3 recipes but each person could only make one recipe. This would have been fine had the recipes not been so simple where even the most novice cook could make it. So basically I paid $80... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We spent a fantastic afternoon with Chef Mica sampling food and wine from the School of Cooking and from 4 restaurants. We learned so much about Santa Fe, the food, the wine, even some history and botany! We were given generous food portions, ample wine (by the time we finished - 5 glasses) and visited with 3 other chefs and... More 

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