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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
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9:30 am - 5:00 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
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Placitas, New Mexico
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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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!

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Franktown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great class! Having Chef Michelle Retzer as a guide at the Farmer's Market was fantastic and the hands-on preparation and tips were just what we expect from Santa Fe School of Cooking. We had a blast. Highly Recommend!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant walking tour that the Santa Fe School of Cooking is designed to give a varied taste of the culinary options that Santa Fe offers. It was a leisurely stroll from the School to five different restaurants in the center of town. In each of the restaurants the chef would give a brief talk about the dish and the... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Tamale class & made 3 types of tamales - chicken, pork and squash. All were excellent. This was a hands on class so we prepared all 3 types of tamales then we ate the tamales for lunch! Very fun, educational & yummy!! We love this experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small place that caters to those that like to cook. We wiped them out on Mole dulcet and other things. She caters small dinners as well. She said she served a dinner to 6 women who were celebrating their 6th birthdays. She said it was a blast. Would like to try that on a big number birthday myself.

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