Cooking Class: Mastering Mexican Beachside Eats

Bring the bright sunshine and tropical flavors of the Gulf to your kitchen with this beachy cooking class. Chef Blake will provide a lively lesson on staple Mexican snacks featuring practice with professional knife skills and other culinary techniques. 

Kick off this coastal affair with a citrusy gulf shrimp ceviche made with cold lime beer. Next, deftly slice up a juicy mango for a refreshing and colorful cucumber salsa that's sure to impress anyone. Finally, perfect your guacamole game with an expert's recipe including spicy jalapeños. These staple eats will be in your beach snack recipe book forever!

Cooking classes on Classpop! are designed to be social events that don't require previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer at the venue to enjoy during the class.


Shrimp Ceviche

With gulf shrimp, citrus juice, lime beer, onion and tomato

Mango Cucumber Salsa

With mango and cucumber


With avocado, jalapeño and cilantro

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
  • LabelsGourmet, Beginner, Date Night, Fun, Mexican

Classpop! Guest Reviews for this experience

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11 Oct 2022

Chef Blake provided a wonderful experience for my corporate team event! I received a call from him the day before to check-in with me and my group. When I asked for accommodations for vegetarians, he was able to come prepared with an alternative recipe (tofu instead of shrimp). He was knowledgeable and informative about buying good produce, knife skills, prepping food, and cooking. He let us prepare/cook as much or as little as we wanted, he would take over if we wanted to take a break and drink some beer. We had a child with us, and he was inclusive of all ages. I highly recommend this event with Chef Blake!

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27 Dec 2022

We were honestly very disappointed in this class. Chef Blake was very nice and gave us good cooking tips, but this was a “demonstration only” class which was not at all advertised or stated in the description. Previous reviews made it seem like you could participate, but we were not able to get hands-on at any point which was incredibly disappointing, especially at the price point. There was a lot of sitting around and waiting while the meat/chili cooked in the instant pot. It would have been much better if he had us chop the vegetables or something at least. That way he could have gotten us involved in the “knife skills” portion of the class as advertised. Instead we watched as he did it all (albeit not too much is involved with chili) and described. He was kind to answer our cooking-related questions, but it was a bit of a bore to just sit and watch. As far as the chili goes, a leaner cut of meat would be much more preferable as there was quite a bit of gristle and large chunks of fat that made it less palatable. My opinion may be anomalous, but I’m not a fan of meat gum and I found myself needing to spit large chunks out into the napkin. It was tender enough to fall off the bone, but we all thought it would have been better to be more finely shredded as well. The broth was also more soupy than a chili consistency and the flavor only really became good only after we added in all of the toppings (everyone wanted more seasoning). Overall, while Chef Blake was personable and kind, advertising the class better to reflect the demonstration-only nature and a better cut of meat with more seasonings (prior to cooking) would go a long way.

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Rachel K

23 Jun 2022

Blake provided warm hospitality and comforting home cooked food. Honestly the whole experience was good for the soul.

$99 $ 55 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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With nearly 15 years of experience under his belt, it's no secret that Chef Blake is passionate about one thing: food. However, if you asked Chef Blake, "food" encompasses more than just ingredients. Being a chef is a profession that he does not take lightly, and he strives to put his entire heart and soul into every endeavor that he has undertaken, including having served as a line chef and sous chef at several well-known eateries and a prestigious steakhouse. With a background in visual design, he sees his culinary practice as another artform that requires methodology, attention to detail and passionate creativity. Let Chef Blake pass his skills and passion along to you!

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