Cooking Class - Terrific Traditional Tamales

Hit all your taste buds with an evening of authentic tasty tamales

Chef Raquel is an activist and expert with a deep love for traditional dishes that have a contemporary spin. Join her in a three course tamale feast and learn the art of creating this Mesoamerican dish.

You will create three types of tamales; meat, vegetarian, and a dessert-style. First, Chef Raquel will teach you how to make either savory pork or turkey tamales, perfectly steamed in corn husks. Next up you will learn a vegetarian version of the tamale. Finally, you’ll end the night on a sweet note with a dessert tamale that will focus upon the freshest ingredients of the season.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Adult, Fun, Mexican, Vegetarian

Reviews guests left for this experience



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

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

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