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.

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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.

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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!

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09 Mar 2020

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

$85 $ 59 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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