Online Cooking Class - Argentinian Holiday Empanadas

Empanadas are everywhere in Argentina, but the really good ones are reserved for holiday celebrations.

In this virtual holiday cooking class with Chef Daniel, you will learn how to prepare two Argentinean empanadas completely from scratch. Chef Daniel will begin by teaching you how to make traditional empanada dough as well as two fillings — beef, and spinach and béchamel. Then, you will learn the secret method to frying your empanadas for the perfect holiday meal.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size
    Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Fun, Gourmet, Holiday, Latin


Fresh or frozen spinach
Unsalted butter
All-purpose flour
Whole milk
Parmesan cheese
80/20 ground sirloin
Red bell pepper
Tomatoes, preferably Roma
Black olives, optional
Red wine
Chicken stock, optional

Kitchen Equipment

Rolling pin
Cutting board
Medium size bowl
Paring knife
For regular size empanadas: 5-inch dish or bowl, or a 5-inch round cookie cutter
For cocktail size empanadas: 3.5-inch dish, glass or bowl, or a 3.5-inch cookie cutter
Heavy pot or cast iron skillet
Spider or slotted spoon
Cookie sheet
Pastry brush
Wire rack, optional
Two small pots
One skillet
Paper towels
Bag of ice

Reviews guests left for this experience



04 Dec 2021

I booked a private empanada cooking lesson for my high school foods class with chef Daniel, and he was so accommodating and personable for my whole class. We all loved the personal touch he put on the class, and how reassuring he was with their knife techniques. He gave plenty of detail and worked well with our very slow pace, while directing students to divide their activities to time manage better. I really appreciated the class that he taught. This was a worthwhile experience!



09 May 2021

Food came out tasty but missed the point. Prior to the class, we received several communications from Chef Daniel. In one of them, I let him know that One of my sisters and I were celebrating our other sister’s bday. We were seriously disappointed when he did it so much as acknowledge that it was her birthday. For some people, they may see this as something minor. But I booked another cozy meal class to celebrate my other sister’s bday last night and lemme tell you: ge dropped the ball. The other instructor not only highlighted my sister and another woman’s birthday, but she also gave a Mother’s Day toast. It really helped to build some festivity and group camaraderie. It was especially appreciated after Chef Daniel’s snub. We received instructions prior to the class that directed us to measure and chop all of our ingredients in advance. Meal prepping is not fun, but it’s a necessary evil. Imagine my confusion and annoyance when the class started and he started throwing things in a pot with measurements that did not correspond to his directions. You could tell that some of the other class participants were similarly annoyed. Eventually, we sort of gave up and created a modified version of his recipe. I almost didn’t book another class on this app because of him. I’m glad I gave it another try, because after taking Chef Natasha’s class yesterday, I recognize that everyone is very different. Her ingredients lined up precisely with what we used in the class. She also explained what she was doing in detail. In all, Chef Daniel Has some of the best looking classes, but I cannot recommend him because he really didn’t take the time to prepare and he also did not put a personal touch by recognizing that we were celebrating a birthday.



24 Apr 2021

The class was great, easy to follow and Chef Daniel was really helpful as we went. And the empanadas were great!

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Originally from Argentina, with its own special mix of cultures, Chef Daniel has lived in Los Angeles for the past 35 years where he has been exposed to its rich diversity of cuisines. This wide range of experiences influences and informs his food on a daily basis, enabling him to borrow ingredients and techniques from one another. Chef Daniel aims to teach fundamentals to his students, so they need not rely on recipes.

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