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Santa Fe School of Cooking

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Address: 125 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: +1 505-983-4511
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Sat 09:30 - 17:00

Come discover the rich culinary history of the "City Different” at the...

Come discover the rich culinary history of the "City Different” at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, the authority on Southwestern cuisine. The School offers a variety of authentic classes and events, including demonstration and hands on cooking classes, restaurant walking tours, and a regional market. Celebrating over 23 years in business!

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#1 Activity n Santa Fe: Restaurant Tour!

If you do nothing else in Santa Fe, take one of their restaurant walking tours. Such a fun day with chefs that entertain, inform and provide you with fabulous food and great wine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
sacramento, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pretty nice experience. I have taken cooking classes in a few other places, and this one ranks pretty high, but isn't the best. The cooking teacher was great, very skilled, funny, and patient. My only criticism is about the kitchen. This one has one large stove, and two prep islands for a class of 8. Unfortunately not... More 

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sacramento, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you do nothing else in Santa Fe, take one of their restaurant walking tours. Such a fun day with chefs that entertain, inform and provide you with fabulous food and great wine in intimate settings. So well done ~ kudos to all involved.

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great instructors, professional staff! Had a wonderful time with the Girlfriends in the 101 Cooking! Tacos with Shrimp, Chicken Al Carbon, Potato, Poblano Chile and Spinach, Tortillas, Salsa! then we ate the Fruits of our labor!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Santa Fe School of Cooking is a great place for a group function! Our group of 40 had a fun and educational evening complemented by a delicious three course meal. Our chef was entertaining and the cooking demonstrations were high-touch, including tutorials on grilling chilies!

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La Junta, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

From 10 am until 1 pm, the facility is very nice. You get to eat the food that is demonstrated, and it is truly gourmet food. The presenter is very knowledgable about heritage, history, cooking methods and ingredients. All four of us enjoyed this.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

About 10 years ago I took a cooking class here and when we knew we would be in Santa Fe for a few days I wanted to attend again. I took the Rellenos Class which lasted from 10 until 1. It was a participatory class of 16 people from all across the country and even one guy from Australia. We... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took the Restaurant III afternoon walking and tasting tour. Our tour began at the Santa Fe School of Cooking with Frito Chili Pie and Santa Fe Nut Brown beer and a description/history of Santa Fe by Chef Smith, our tour escort. On our walking tour we visited ElDorado Hotel, Ortiz, Joseph's and Saxon. The new executive chef at ElDorado... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had an evening at the Santa Fe School of Cooking as part of our Collette trip to the Balloon Fiesta. It was a fun time watching the Chef prepare our meal ! The food was fantastic ! The raspberry-chile stuffed chicken breast was fabulous ! I am now a fan of corn flan !! We bought a few items... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great facility for demonstrations and workshops. The Maverick tour is mostly a walking tour throughout the city center that focuses on chapters in the author's book. If you are looking for food, this is not the tour for you. If you want history it is average.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

During a recent trip to Santa Fe for their 26th Wine and Chile Fiesta, I attended three cooking demonstrations by guest chefs that were truly outstanding. The quality and variety of the chefs brought in to demonstrate and teach are amazing. While these small short events don't have much in the way of audience participation you learn quite a bit... More 

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