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
Chef Karen is so personable and makes the experience fantastic!
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Chef Karen was FABULOUS! Highly recommend 😊
31 May 2023
Chef Karen was so much fun to work with! She had just the perfect balance of guiding us, while also showing off some of her cooking skills! Her recipes were easy and delicious. Helped elevate our weekday dinner. She was a blast and we had the best time!
Outside Reviews for Chef Karen
24 Jan 2023
Chef Karen is passionate about sharing her love of food with others. She provided a lot of helpful tips and techniques with us and we had a wonderful time. I highly recommend her classes and private chef experiences!
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."