Cooking Class: Southwest Zest: Make a Five-Course Meal

The vibrant tastes and textures of the Southwest come to your home table in an in-person cooking class to savor. Chef Linda provides all the expertise you'll need to cook up a true fiesta! Create a set of savory starters that includes spicy street corn and tortilla chips before preparing a desert-style Caesar salad with pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese. Cook up a batch of fiery chili rellenos and savory black beans seasoned with chilis and cumin. And no celebration this zesty is complete without delicately fried buñuelos and Mexican chocolate ice cream for dessert!



With guacamole, elote and tortilla chips

Romaine Salad With Pepita Caesar Dressing

With cilantro and Cotija cheese

Santa Fe-Style Chili Rellenos and Pipian Rojo

With cornmeal, cheese, tomatoes, onion and spices

Black Beans a la Olla

With onions, tomatoes, chili and cumin

Buñuelos and Mexican Chocolate Sundae

With ice cream, tortillas and cinnamon

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Vegetarian, Date Night, Mexican
  • 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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Katherine E.

18 Nov 2021

Chef Linda was fantastic- organized, knowledgeable and friendly. I got purchased this experience as a gift for my partner because we have a special connection to New Orleans. We had so much fun cooking and eating delicious food (some recipes were from restaurants we had been to!) and learning. Would definitely recommend to a friend and want to take more classes from Chef Linda in the future!

$ 95 Per person

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

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Chef Linda brings a long and varied list of experiences to the table, from teaching to penning a book on food history. She has extensive experience in cooking instruction with adults and children, and enjoys showing others how to recreate traditional dishes for those with food allergies or special diets. Chef Linda brings great flavors, accessible techniques and interesting stories together for delightful culinary experiences.

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