Couples Cooking Class - Your Own Private Mexico: Tamales 101

Spend an evening learning the art of making tamales

Make date night special with a private class from Chef Raquel. Her years of culinary experience will walk you through an evening of preparing your very own tamales from scratch, whether you choose to have her join you at your home or prefer to attend her venue.

The night will be all about traditional tamales, a Mesoamerican dish comprised of masa and then steamed inside of corn husks. While they sound simple, they are absolutely bursting with flavor and you’ll want to recreate them at home again and again. Chef Raquel will teach you how to make pork tamales, but she’s also happy to provide vegetarian options as well.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 1
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Fun, Holiday, Latin, Mexican

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28 Oct 2016

We had a fantastic time learning to make Tamales with Chef Raquel. She is an excellent teacher and answered every single question we came up with. On top of that, the Tamales were AWESOME!



14 Aug 2016

I'm not a big tamales fan but Chef Raquel proved me wrong. I loved her Tamales. Great cooking class for anyone looking for simple but yet delicious dishes in Seattle.

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15 Aug 2016

How can I have lived in the U.S. for so long without knowing how to make tamales?! Chef Raquel gently taught me how to make these delicious Mexican treats and now I can’t wait to try out her tips at home. Great class for anyone wanting to learn more about one of the great cultures that influence our cooking today.

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I am a member of the Puget Sound Personal Chefs Group, the International Association Of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and the Seattle Toklas Society and also provide recipe development for the Washington State Potato Commission. I am active in food access and empowerment work through Pike Place Market’s Food Access Project and Project Feast. My love of food comes from my family and I love to create traditional dishes with a modern twist.

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Chef Raquel will travel to guests within Seattle for this experience.

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