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Oaxaca Culinary Adventure

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

Dates to be determined - email for inquiries

Culinary week in Oaxaca, Mexico:Date: Feb 10-16TH, 2023

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


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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. Our location is close to Oaxaca city, a beautiful location, full of things to see and explore with so much history and culture.

All our guests will be staying together in an authentic Mexican hacienda, close to the town of Oaxaca city. Day trips will include market visits and shopping for ingredients. With Chris leading several cooking classes throughout the week, we will also have a cooking class on location to learn other authentic recipes together.

Oaxaca is famous for so many different foods and we will try and learn so many wonderful things together – some of the most notable include: chocolate, Oaxaca cheesemezcal and grasshoppers (chapulines) with dishes such as tlayudas, Oaxacan style tamales and seven notable varieties of mole sauce – to name a few!

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 Oaxaca together with new friends and recipes!

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Quick Facts

  • Seven Days, Six Nights Accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner on arrival day cooked by Chef, Chris
  • Hands-on traditional Mexican Cooking Classes with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
  • Additional cooking class in Oaxaca (local chef) to learn things as the locals make traditionally
  • All Meals During Your week, including a lunch and a traditional dinner at a local restaurant, planned in advance
  • Amazing local cultural visits – churches, museums, galleries
  • Guided Tour in Oaxaca City
  • Visits to local producers in the area – coffee producers, weavers, with buying opportunities if you choose
  • Local produce market excursions 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 Mexican recipes they are interested in learning in advance, so that Chris may incorporate with his lineup.

Getting into Oaxaca / arrival to our location – closest and easiest is to fly into Oaxaca airport – I have found some flights through Dallas that are very reasonably priced.

You might plan to visit other areas of Mexico before or after your week with us while you are there. More information and assistance will be provided to guests confirmed for the program. We also are happy to suggest a couple options for a travel agent if anyone is interested.

Culinary week in Oaxaca, Mexico:Date: Feb 10-16TH, 2023

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


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

Guest Support​

We do everything we can to make your travels as fun and rewarding as possible!

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.

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

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