What you'll do
Isa’s Authentic Mexican Cooking School is the first culinary school teaching cooking classes in down town Playa del Carmen. The school is dedicated to the art of classic traditional Mexican cuisine and is located in a home kitchen close to the local market. Class will begin with a brief introduction from Chef Isa and overview of the various Mexican dishes that guests will be preparing for the day in a hands-on (some demonstration) style multi-course cooking class. Following the introduction, Chef Isa will take you to the local market, just a few blocks away from the home-kitchen. Here in the market you will learn about the various ingredients and purchase some of the fresh items for the class. Once back in the home-kitchen, students will prepare a variety of dishes and learn about Mexican cooking techniques, using tools of the Mexican kitchen: molcajetes, tortilla press, cazuela, molinillo and more! In class students will make Mexican aqua frescas, classic pico de gallo, nopal (cactus) salad, guacamole & a choice of a main dish: chicken/ pork pibil, tikin xic fish, tostadas w/ chicken tinga, fish ceviche, pork or fish pastor tacos & many more options to choose from!
I am the co-founder of Isa's Mexican Cooking School. I left the corporate world to start a culinary tourism business of my own, Cozumel Chef. Finding success with my own business I decided to join teams with Chef Isa to start a cooking school in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen. Isa is a professionally trained chef who has worked many years in restaurants and co-owned one with her husband. Her passion for food has led her to teach and share her knowledge of Mexican food. We hope as a team that we can provide you with a unique culinary & cultural experience of Mexico! Buen provecho!
All costs of food / ingredients are included. If you have any specific dietary restrictions please let us know ahead of time…
Bottled water and traditional Mexican aqua frescas will be provided.
Just bring your happy smiling selves. We provide the aprons and cooking equipment to make your traditional Mexican Lunch!
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Where you'll be
During the cooking class, guest will visit the local market DAC to learn about traditional Mexican ingredients. DAC is a popular purveyor of fresh produce/ food products for the local restaurants and hotels in Playa del Carmen. The market has a great open-air feel that will immerse you in the local Mexican culture, from baskets full of dried chiles, to containers of fresh avocados, tomatoes, cilantro and more!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Please remember to let us know if you have any specific dietary restrictions. Also, if you have any specific mobility issues, let us know as we may be able to accommodate.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Vegans & vegetarians are welcomed! If you have any specific food allergies, please provide that information at time of booking so we can make appropriate substitutions. Happy to accommodate!
Authentic Mexican Cooking Class