Cooking Class - Mexican Spices and Seasonings

Learn how to spice up your home cooking in this exciting Mexican-inspired culinary experience!

In this hands-on class, Chef Jess will teach you all about the spices, seasonings and flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine, and show you how to incorporate them into your meals.

You'll make three dishes that are bursting with vibrant and colorful ingredients that work together to fuse Mexican and Californian cuisines. In addition to practicing knife skills and balancing flavors, this class will focus on two important culinary skills: browning meat and pan-frying vegetables. Chef Jess tops it off with a scrumptious spiced chocolate cake with a secret good-for-you ingredient!

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

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Californian, Couples, Fusion, Group, Mexican

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Jess



25 Oct 2018

"Healthy" food gets a bad reputation for being flavorless and boring but Chef Jess turns the table on that notion and teaches you how to make flavorful, tasty food that's also good for you! Her Reimagined Pad Thai is complex, fresh and tasty. I loves me my meats and noodles but you won't miss those at all in this dish! The Kale, Chickpea and Sun-dried Tomato Salad is both hearty and flavorful; and I could eat the Cowboy Caviar Dip with a side of chips all day! Finally, the Spiced Chocolate Almond Butter cake was super chocolaty, moist and dense; with hints of sweet potato and cayenne pepper. Delish! The best part is that they're all super simple to make! Chef Jess' apartment is a beautifully decorated space that's welcoming, warm and comfortable-- much like Chef Jess herself! Very personable, super friendly and a joy to be around. It's hard to come up with a better way to spend an afternoon!

Reviews Chef Jess received outside of Cozymeal

Christina T.

Christina T.

09 Nov 2018

I had such an amazing time joining Jess' cooking class with my colleagues! The apartment where the class took place was so cozy and well-decorated that created a warm and welcome atmosphere. The recipes were simple, easy to make and so yummy (+ vegetarian & healthy :)). Jess was great in managing all the people while preparing the food, providing instructions and cooking tips but also being discreet and letting us catch up, talk with each other and have fun. Of course, in the end, we enjoyed the delicious food with some lovely wine. I totally recommend this experience for private events with friends and colleagues!

Allison B.

Allison B.

09 Nov 2018

Jess did a cooking class for my friend and I over the summer and it was amazing! I literally make the meal we made together every two weeks or so - I am so happy I went! Jess is also super engaging and great at accommodating all ability levels. She is thoughtful in the menus she puts together. Highly highly recommend!!

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While working as a high profile event planner in Washington D.C., Chef Jess realized her true passion was food. She left her job and moved across the country to take a job teaching nutrition classes to kids with a company that makes healthy school lunches. Chef Jess has since built her own business and can be found teaching cooking classes of all sizes as well as hosting corporate team building events.

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