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Cairo, Egypt Culinary Adventure

with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
Culinary & Cultural Immersion Week in Cairo, Egypt

March 10 - 16, 2023

Culinary week in Carcassonne, France - Date: May 8-14th, 2020
$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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We welcome our students, friends and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food and cultural immersion near Cairo, Egypt in a stunning, private villa for the week. We have an amazing location in a beautiful, tranquil area, close to the pyramids 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) and as well as culinary and cultural tours, restaurant and other outings.

Our local guide will take us through the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx to learn and experience this incredible location together. The Pyramids of Giza were built more than 1,200 years before the rule of King Tut. With Chris’s connections in Egypt, we have access to some areas that are no longer open to the public.

Each morning, two students along with the chef will prepare breakfast for the group. After breakfast, enjoy some free time prior to meeting up again for the day’s activities and preparations of the recipes. On cooking days, we will enjoy a lighter, al fresco lunch and have an evening meal of the recipes we have created together.

Our last evening together, we will enjoy discussing what we have learned, fallen in love with and what we will take home from our experiences. Let’s ,enjoy our last taste of Egypt together with new friends and recipes!

For more details

Quick Facts

  • Seven Days, Six Nights Beautiful Accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner on arrival day cooked by Chef Chris
  • All Meals During Your week, including dining our at local restaurants are planned in advance
  • All excursions and activities - Culinary and Cultural Site Tours with guides in Cairo and vicinities
  • Visits to local producers/craftsmen in the area
  • Multiple hands-on traditional Egyptian Cooking Classes with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
  • Local produce market excursion for discovery and purchase of ingredients and spices for our cooking classes

We also encourage our participants to let us know if there are any particular French recipes they are interested in learning in advance so that Chris may incorporate with his lineup.

Our last evening together, we will enjoy discussing what we have learned, fallen in love with and what we will take home from our experiences. Let’s enjoy our last taste of Cairo together with new friends and recipes!

Getting into Cairo / arrival to our location – closest and easiest is to fly into Cairo.   You should definitely plan to visit other areas of Egypt if time allows before or after your week with us while you are there.  More information and assistance will be provided to guests confirmed for the program.

Culinary week in Carcassonne, France - Date: May 8-14th, 2020
$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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Local Immersion

When we introduce you to a country and it's foods we take pride in establishing a link for you to the people and the soul of the place.

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Family Friendly

We are a family that cooks, travels, and explores life together. Our invitation to you is to join us and find inspiration and delight whether you are traveling solo, with a friend, loved one, or a group. 

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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

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