We’ll enjoy village life in a “Pueblo Mágico” and learn to cook the local Tepozteco cuisine with La Villa Bonita Executive Chef, Alexandra Quiroz, othwerwise know as “Chef Ale.” Chef Ale will teach you how to prepare an entire traditional Tepozteco meal in an incredible scenic open-air kitchen at La Villa Bonita. You’ll get a hands-on cooking experience and learn how to prepare a variety traditional dishes with local ingredients. Guests will make tortillas from ancient corn varieties grown locally and learn about the history of Tepozteco dishes. The cooking class will take 1.5 hours and once the dishes are prepared we’ll have lunch and enjoy a 360-degree view of the Tepozteco Mountains. The class and lunch will take place from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.
I have taught the joys of Mexican cuisine for almost 20 years to foodies and professionals from around the world at my award-winning La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation resort where your class will take place. Chef Alejandra Quiroz will teach class. She is my Executive Chef at La Villa Bonita and incredibly accomplished. Chef Ale has worked alongside some of the most famous Mexican chefs such as Juanxo Sanchez at El Madrigal and Pablo Salas of Amaranto, one of the 50 best in Latin America. Chef Ale is from Tepoztlan where her family enjoys a long history using local ingredients like flor de tzomplantle, ancient criollo corn and beans, as well as wild mushrooms havested in the mountains. Her family has orchards with avocados, plumbs, guava, and limes. Chef Ale is passionate about teaching the use traditional techniques in daily life.
Cooking class and lunch Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions. We can accommodate vegans, vegetarians, and gluten…
Non-alcoholic drinks Wine, beer, and cocktails are available for an additional fee.
Cooking equipment I’ll provide all cooking equipment and materials to cook during the class.
We will be on the grounds of La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation and cooking in our specially-designed kitchen with scenic views of the ex-convent and magestic surrounding Tepozteco mountains.
You will need to arrive at La Villa Bonita in Tepoztlán, which is located 45 minutes south of Mexico City. We are visible in Waze and Google Maps. This is not a stuffy class. We have fun, so bring a big smile and sense of humor.
Make Tepozteco dishes with a local chef