the adventure of culinary travel

Welcome to Cooking Studio Taos



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 2023!

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


Oaxaca, Mexico

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

Jan. 11-17 2024

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.



Culinary & Cultural Immersion

February 2-9 2024

Join us for a week plus (8 days / 7 nights) of food and cultural immersion in Chiang Mai, Thailand in an incredible, private villa for the week. Our confirmed location is in a beautiful, tranquil area, on the river Ping and just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  We can accommodate a maximum of 10 people for the week, which will include multiple cooking classes, with what is available locally and seasonally, as well as a unique variety of culinary and cultural excursions throughout the week.


Upcoming Trips


Marrakech, Morrocco

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

April 1 - 7, 2024 

We welcome our students, friends and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food, wine and cultural immersion in Marrakech, Morocco in an incredible, private villa for a fabulous week. Our location is just outside of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech in a tranquil, secluded location.


Cairo, Egypt

Culinary & Cultural Immersion

Dates to be Determined

As many of you know, Egpyt is where Chris lived the first 10 years of his life and where some of his culinary flavors and ideas originate from. This will be an incredibly journey to his roots through culinary and cultural exploration. We are staying in a gorgeous villa with views of the pyramids! This trip this will fill quickly...





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

To Visit

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

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