Cooking Class: Handmade Empanadas

Empanadas are a popular snack across most Caribbean countries, the Dominica Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Spain. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients, from meat to vegetables to cheese. 

In this cooking class with Chef Chris, you will learn to make both cheese and beef empanadas from scratch. The former will be simple, and the latter more complex, featuring meat, eggs, onions and raisins.

Our cooking classes are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer to enjoy during the class.


Cheese Empanadas

Beef Empanadas

With eggs, onions and raisins

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Chris


18 Mar 2020

This was my first experience with a cooking class, and I am incredibly happy that it was with Chef Chris! Chef Chris made the entire experience fun and educational & the dish was delicious. I would absolutely join another class of his in the future! Thanks for a great time.


15 Mar 2020

We really enjoyed taking the class with Chef Chris. He was very informative and gave great direction. Happy with the results of our mac and cheese, extremely tasty!


09 Mar 2020

Class was very informative and fun! Chef Chris has a great personality!


08 Mar 2020

Very welcoming and informative. Thanks Chef!


07 Mar 2020

He was super friendly and I learned a lot from his class. Looking forward to attending more of Chef Chris's classes.


29 Feb 2020

Chef Chris Dreams was a dream to work with! He is an incredibly knowledgeable chef with witty, charismatic personality. As an instructor, Chef Chris included the whole room and made cooking fun for even the most inexperienced students. I would highly recommend Chris!


17 Feb 2020

It was a lot of fun! Thanks again for the great lesson! My work email is Maybe we could meet up sometime!


17 Feb 2020

Called to cancel the event less than 20 minutes before the event. Manager of restaurant claimed to not know there was an event of any kind going on.


16 Feb 2020

Chef Chris was amazing! Was extremely personable and charismatic. I wish we would’ve had another 2 hours with the chef. The class was very insightful and everyone was able to participate and have a part in the meal. Will definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to learn how to make a classic dish that would please everyone.


11 Feb 2020

Chef Chris was wonderful. He had very good knowledge of cooking skills and had such an engaging personality. He let all 12 of us take turns in helping to prepare the meal. We learned some great cooking tips and skills. We would definitely take another cooking class with Chris and recommend him to others.

$75 $ 45 Per person

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

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Chris' career began in the 1990s as a promotional director for nightclubs, yacht parties and hotspots in NYC. In 2008, he launched a restaurant in Queens as the owner and chef, which was featured on Food Network Canada and in The New York Times. Chef Chris sold his restaurant in 2015 to focus on crafting a series of TV reality shows, and is currently a restaurateur consultant, and private chef for celebrity and media events.

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