One of the oldest native dishes in the Americas, tamales are an iconic dish of Mexican cuisine that are inseparable from winter holidays. While eating tamales is easy, making them is a real project, which is why it’s best to gather your loved ones for la tamalada – a day of assembling and cooking enough tamales to enjoy for months afterwards. Join Gino Garcia in class where he will teach you how to plan the perfect tamalada for your friends and family! You’ll learn how to make fresh-whipped masa that you’ll turn into tamales rojos de puerco (red pork tamales with smoky ancho chile salsa); rajas y queso tamales (roasted green chiles and cheese tamales) with tomatillo-serrano salsa; and mermelada de jamaica y queso crema tamales (hibiscus flower jam and cream cheese dessert tamales).
Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.
While our event purchases are nonrefundable, we are generally happy to give a credit for a future event when we can fill your spot. If you need to cancel, we will reach out to the waitlist. If we get any takers, we can then issue you a credit. The chances of finding a replacement are higher with as much advance notice as possible, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.