Cooking Class: A Taste of Puerto Rico

In this colorful hands-on cooking class, Chef Kelly breaks down beloved Puerto Rican dishes so that you can learn to recreate them for your friends and family. 

Boost your kitchen confidence as you master four iconic Puerto Rican recipes and familiarize yourself with lush produce, rich spices and traditional cooking techniques. You'll start by serving up a savory mofongo con camarones a la criolla with shrimp, green plantains, sofrito and tomato sauce. From there, green plantains take center stage in a whole new way as crispy tostones with mojo sauce. For your entrée, you'll tackle arroz con gandules y pernil — or Puerto Rican rice with pigeon peas and pork — and you'll finish with a classic Puerto Rican dessert, tembleque with coconut milk and cinnamon.


Mofongo con Camarones a la Criolla 

With shrimp, green plantains, sofrito and tomato sauce

Tostones con Mojo 

With green plantains, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Arroz con Gandules y Pernil 

With rice, pigeon peas, pork shoulder and sofrito


With coconut milk and cinnamon

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Gourmet, Date Night, Latin
  • 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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29 Jan 2023

We chose this class because we could not use the gift card my nephew gave us for Christmas on premium classes, which totally limited our options. Had he known this was the case he would have looked elsewhere. The class itself was a total disappointment. 20+ people is too many when you only have one pot and one frying pan. We were fortunate to be in the first group she demonstrated wrapping dumplings to or we would have been there all night. Chef Kelly demonstrated 6 ‘wraps’ in rapid fire succession and moved on to the next group. My wife and I struggled to remember what was shown and never had Chef Kelly come back to help. We did our best and headed to the pot to keep the night moving on. I left having no better understanding of preparing dumplings than when I arrived. The description of this event is misleading. The filling is premade, water to ‘seal’ wrappers was filled “after” her demonstration, no napkins on the table to wipe your hands, and it was so loud you could barely hear her very brief instructions. I could learn more on YouTube. Don’t waste your money here.

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29 Jan 2023

This was a fun, educational class. We left and immediately went and bought a pasta maker. You will love it.

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18 Jan 2023

Kelly was professional, knowledgeable and very fun. We had a great day and learned so much. And holy cow, her recipes were incredible!

$ 105 Per person

all-inclusive: 1.25-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Denver

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Chef Kelly
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Chef Kelly is a culinary instructor well versed in many different types of cuisines. Notably, her professional achievements include a position as the managing lead instructor at a notable recreational cooking school in NYC, as well as working in the test kitchens of one of the top gourmet food magazines in the country.

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