Cooking Class - The Art of Homemade Tamales

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Master the techniques to make pillowy soft tamales from a world-class chef.

Learn the history and time-honored methods behind the tamale in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Karen. See and taste for yourself the versatility of masa as you craft savory and sweet tamales.

Begin by making the classic combo of tortilla chips and fresh guacamole studded with jalapeños and cilantro. Next, break into small groups to hand-mix masa dough and press it into corn husks for chicken tamales served alongside homemade Mexican rice. For dessert, a rich chocolate-filled tamale will wrap up class on a sweet note.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 15
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Couples, Group, Latin, Mexican

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Karen

Bridget B.


24 Jan 2023

Chef Karen is passionate about sharing her love of food with others. She provided a lot of helpful tips and techniques with us and we had a wonderful time. I highly recommend her classes and private chef experiences!

Guest reviews for Chef Karen



27 Jan 2023

You made my own recipes taste better



27 Jan 2023

I lost 35 lbs. with your healthy cooking. Thanks Chef Karen

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.

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With over 20 years of kitchen experience, Chef Karen has done it all, from earning culinary degrees in pastry and restaurant management to working with Michelin-star chefs. She began cooking Southern soul food at age seven and now owns and operates her own catering company. She's even prepared gourmet dishes for A-listers and celebrity clients! It's all part of Chef Karen's mission of, "Building a greater community one smile at a time."

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