Cooking Class: Journey Through South American Cuisine

Join Chef Gustavo on a journey through the flavors and aromas of South American cuisine. You'll learn about customs and culture as you prepare dishes from Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela. Flavor-filled selections include ceviche with cilantro and spicy peppers and fresh quinoa salad with Manchego cheese. Next, you'll learn how to make a perfectly stuffed beef empanada and an arepa reina pepiada corn cake with avocado and fresh arugula, cilantro, spring onions and chicken. 


Peru: Ceviche 

Fish of the day, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro and habanero peppers 

Bolivia: Quinoa Salad 

With fresh vegetables, jalapeño, Manchego cheese, lemon juice and olive oil

Argentina: Beef Empanada 

 With organic ground beef, onions, garlic, red bell peppers and boiled eggs 

Venezuela: Arepa Reina Pepiada 

Corn cake filled with arugula, avocado, cilantro, spring onions and chicken

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsDate Night, Latin, Group, Fun, Couples
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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16 May 2023

Chef Gustavo was so welcoming and explained everything so well! The whole group had such a fun time enjoying the delicious food

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17 Jul 2022

So fun and extremely informative!! Would highly recommend!!

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16 Jun 2022

Chef Gustavo, was fantastic! So nice and easy to work with, he also taught us a few fantastic tips! (I wasn’t expecting to learn much as I’m an avid cooker, but I was wrong!). The meal was delicious I’m looking forward to making it at home! Best, Jarrett

$ 115 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Washington, D.C.

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Meet your chef

Chef Gustavo
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As owner and executive chef of the lively and eclectic Rumba Cafe in Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan district for 20 years, Chef Gustavo has a deep love and appreciation for Latin American cuisine. He brings international inspiration from his travels through Latin America, France, Spain and the Caribbean. Chef Gustavo studied at the prestigious L'Academie de Cuisine and is available to teach cooking classes in both English and Spanish.

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