the adventure of culinary travel

Welcome to Cooking Studio Taos

COOK. EAT. LAUGH. LEARN.

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flavor with character

A few words about our studio

We welcome you to join us for a fantastic cooking experience with James Beard recognized chef, Chris Maher.  Classes take place in our Taos, New Mexico cooking studio or in an exotic location around the globe when you attend one of our culinary excursions.  Our Secret Suppers happen once a month in Taos, when Chef Chris creates a meal you will remember for a lifetime! But be sure to get on the guest list as our monthly ‘pop up restaurant’ fills up quickly…

We are also here to host your celebration, event or corporate retreat or team build activity on location, or in Taos with our private chef services, cooking classes or customized culinary travel experiences.

Upcoming Destination Travel in 2022!

Join us for culinary adventures in gorgeous places with wonderful food and cultural experiences.

View of Camara de Lobos, small fisherman village on Madeira island

Northern Portugal

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

June 20 - 26, 2022
We welcome our students, friends and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food, wine and cultural immersion near Caminha, Portugal in a stunning, private historic villa.

Upcoming Trips

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Oaxaca, Mexico

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

February 10 - 16, 2023
This destination is one of our favorite places with so much to offer culturally and we are thrilled to return again in 2023! From the smiling, warm locals to the flavors of the fruit, spices, and recipes, this is a destination you will fall in love with. We welcome our students, friends and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food, wine and cultural immersion in the heart of culinary Mexico, Oaxaca.

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Cairo, Egypt

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

March 10 - 16, 2023
As many of you know, Egypt is where Chris lived the first 10 years of his life and where many of his culinary flavors and ideas originate from. This will be an incredible journey to his roots through culinary and cultural exploration. This is the first time we take a group with us and know this will fill quickly! We welcome our students, friends, and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food, wine, and cultural immersion 

Culinary week in Cairo, Egypt - Date: March 10 -16th, 2023
$4,095 per person, all-inclusive – based on double occupancy. Does not include airfare.

To ensure your spot:

$1,000 due upon acceptance of contract (non-refundable) per guest, balance due minimum 30 days in advance of event (by February 8th, 2020).
Payable to: COOKING STUDIO TAOS
P.O. BOX 750
ARROYO SECO, NEW MEXICO 87514.
Credit cards incur an additional 3.5% transaction fee. Venmo or Paypal payments are also an option.

Contact: Valerie Maher, Exec. Director: 575-776-2665 or 575-613-3321 cell/Text

Email: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

You can also fill out the form below to begin the resevation process. We will get right back to you shortly!

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Kinsdale, Ireland

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

May 31 -  June 6, 2023

What? Ireland has good food? YES indeed - we scouted the area in and around colorful Kinsale and found some of the most delightful things on the planet this past February. We are so excited to travel with you to the southeastern coast of the country. Gorgeous countryside, and small villages and we are diving into all that Kinsale has to offer. You will be glad we chose this timeframe, as it was pretty cold in February! We welcome our students, friends and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food, wine and cultural immersion.

Culinary week in Kinsdale, Ireland - Date: May 31 - June 6, 2023
$4,095 per person, all-inclusive – based on double occupancy. Does not include airfare.

To ensure your spot:

$1,000 due upon acceptance of contract (non-refundable) per guest, balance due minimum 30 days in advance of event (by February 8th, 2020).
Payable to: COOKING STUDIO TAOS
P.O. BOX 750
ARROYO SECO, NEW MEXICO 87514.
Credit cards incur an additional 3.5% transaction fee. Venmo or Paypal payments are also an option.

Contact: Valerie Maher, Exec. Director: 575-776-2665 or 575-613-3321 cell/Text

Email: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

You can also fill out the form below to begin the resevation process. We will get right back to you shortly!

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Boradeaux & Carcassonne, France

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

June 12 - 19, 2023

(4 days Bordeaux / 4 days Carcassonne) Next year's trip to France will be another wonderful adventure to wine country, local markets and producers, amazing food and of course so many cultural visits as well. Nothing pleases us more than introducing others to places we love. We never tire of this part of the world. Oh la la! We welcome our students, friends, and guests to join us for a full week (8 days / 7 nights) of food, wine, and cultural immersion.
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Sardegna, Italy

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

September 11 - 17, 2023

We have wanted to scout Sardegna for a few years now and finally grabbed that opportunity this past March. We kind of expected to love it and we, of course, did! It is true - the ocean and food is incredible and we were able to find a location to stay that is just stunning. We met wonderful people and made friends. We got to try and taste things we had only heard of, that exist only here. We are looking forward to a great time here! We welcome our students, friends, and guests to join us for a full week (8 days / 7 nights) of food, wine, and cultural immersion.

Culinary week in Sardegna, Italy - Date: September 11 -17, 2023
$4,095 per person, all-inclusive – based on double occupancy. Does not include airfare.

To ensure your spot:

$1,000 due upon acceptance of contract (non-refundable) per guest, balance due minimum 30 days in advance of event (by February 8th, 2020).
Payable to: COOKING STUDIO TAOS
P.O. BOX 750
ARROYO SECO, NEW MEXICO 87514.
Credit cards incur an additional 3.5% transaction fee. Venmo or Paypal payments are also an option.

Contact: Valerie Maher, Exec. Director: 575-776-2665 or 575-613-3321 cell/Text

Email: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

You can also fill out the form below to begin the resevation process. We will get right back to you shortly!

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Verona, Italy

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

September 21 - 27, 2023

One of the prettiest places in all of Italy and is also known as the city of love. There is much to explore and experience on this trip and we are truly looking forward to it. Verona is rich in history as well as having amazing food and wines. If you have not been here, you will definitely want to consider this excursion. We welcome our students, friends, and guests to join us for a full week (8 days / 7 nights) of food, wine, and cultural immersion.

Culinary week in Verona, Italy - Date: September 21 - 27, 2023
$4,095 per person, all-inclusive – based on double occupancy. Does not include airfare.

To ensure your spot:

$1,000 due upon acceptance of contract (non-refundable) per guest, balance due minimum 30 days in advance of event (by February 8th, 2020).
Payable to: COOKING STUDIO TAOS
P.O. BOX 750
ARROYO SECO, NEW MEXICO 87514.
Credit cards incur an additional 3.5% transaction fee. Venmo or Paypal payments are also an option.

Contact: Valerie Maher, Exec. Director: 575-776-2665 or 575-613-3321 cell/Text

Email: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

You can also fill out the form below to begin the resevation process. We will get right back to you shortly!

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About Us​

Come have an unforgettable food adventure with your hosts, James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher & Executive Director, Valerie Maher. Bon Appétit!

Contact Us

P: 575-776-2665
E: cookingstudiotaos@mac.com

To Visit

Located in beautiful Arroyo Seco, New Mexico - Call for Directions!

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