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

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21 Mar 2024

We ABSOLUTELY LOVED having Chef Karen come over and help us make a delicious meal. She was so prepared and worked well with everything we already had in our kitchen. We not only enjoyed cooking and eating the delicious meal, but have so much great food leftover that we're enjoying throughout the week. She went above and beyond to make the experience special for us, bringing special candles, flowers, and singing so beautifully for my husband's birthday (Yes! She is a talented chef AND singer). Chef Karen was so generous, giving us her special seasoning and bringing us homemade lemonade. We had so much fun getting to know Chef Karen and will 100% reach back out for future occasions.



22 Dec 2023

Great class!



18 Dec 2023

Karen came to our home and was so professional, on time and organized upon arrival we were immediately impressed. She has such an amazing way about her and her class, the food turned out amazing. Karen has a gift and natural skill of cooking and making it fun for all! We would absolutely have her do another class for us in the future.

$ 95 Per person

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

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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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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Karen will travel to guests within Sacramento for this experience.

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