Cooking Class - Classic Tamales

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Learn how to make four variations of this popular Latin American dish with Chef AJ.

In this hands-on class, you will explore the diversity and complexity of tamales, a popular dish in both Mexico and Peru. You will learn how to assemble four types of steamed corn tamales with the assistance of Chef AJ.

To start, you will prepare small tamales filled with corn and salsa verde. Then, make two larger savory tamales — the first filled with cheese and red peppers, and the second filled with pork and cactus. End with a sweet and savory tamale cake made with guava paste and melted cheese.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class, or alcohol can be purchased on site.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Group, Holiday, Latin, Mexican

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15 Mar 2020

We had a fabulous time learning to make tamales!



21 Feb 2020

We had an amazingly good lesson with Chef AJ. We learned so much about making tamales and ways to adapt the recipe.

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26 Mar 2020

Chef AJ was great - he made our whole group comfortable and the food was delicious!!!

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Chef AJ's culinary background and expertise reaches far and wide. A gourmet chef for more than 20 years, he has opened over 130 restaurants, owns food studios and design kitchens, and has been involved with the setup of several teaching kitchens and classes in Seattle. Chef AJ is the proud recipient of a slew of awards, including a four-time Pioneering Concept Award winner. He looks forward to sharing his culinary expertise and cooking techniques with you!

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