Cooking Class: Make Traditional Tamales From Scratch

Chef Karen explores the tamale-making traditions loved by families for generations in this exciting in-person cooking class. Discover the many uses of masa in fillings ranging from savory and spicy to smooth and sweet! 

Start your lesson with a batch of homemade tortilla chips and guacamole made from scratch. Then, prepare your masa and vegetables to use in fragrant and smoky roasted chicken tamales featuring a kick from Aleppo peppers. And tamales can be a dessert dish too, as you'll learn when you create sweet tamales with creamy chocolate filling.


Homemade Guacamole and Tortilla Chips

With avocados, red onions jalapeños, cilantro, lime and spices

Roasted Chicken Tamales

With masa, onions, aleppo pepper and spices

Vegetable Mexican Rice

With onions, peppers, tomato paste, butter and spices

Chocolate Tamales

With masa, cream and butter

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 15
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsCouples, Group, Beginner, Mexican, Latin

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29 Mar 2023

Chef Karen is so personable and makes the experience fantastic!

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17 Nov 2023

Excellent experience!

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12 Sep 2023

Chef Karen was FABULOUS! Highly recommend 😊

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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With over 20 years of kitchen experience, Chef Karen has done it all, from earning culinary degrees in pastry and restaurant management to working with Michelin-star chefs. She began cooking Southern soul food at age seven and now owns and operates her own catering company. She's even prepared gourmet dishes for A-listers and celebrity clients! It's all part of Chef Karen's mission of, "Building a greater community one smile at a time."

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