Foodies from around the world come to Yucatan and the Riviera Maya to experience food created by some really passionate chefs. If you have a passion for cooking, take home more than just memories of your Mexico vacation, take home new kitchen skills and a knowledge of Mexico’s fascinating culinary history. What better place to take a cooking class than Mexico, the country with a cuisine that has been dubbed by UNESCO a world cultural heritage?
The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos is touted by USA Today and Trip Advisor as one of the Riviera Maya’s top activities. The cooking school is a foodie adventure that will teach you Mexico’s history through its dishes. Classes include tequila tasting, regional snacks and a sumptuous meal at the end of the day.
Co.Cos in Playa del Carmen has courses for everyone ranging from beginners to professionals, they even have a mixology class on Friday nights! Co.Cos offers traditional and contemporary Mexican as well as Asian cooking classes in a snazzy, modern kitchen.
Altamar, one of Tulum’s top restaurants, offers cooking classes that teach the fundamentals of cooking Yucatecan style. Discover the secret to expertly made ceviches, tacos and salsas. as well as perfecting the classic margarita.
Los Dos in Merida, Yucatan is the first culinary school in Mexico devoted solely to Yucatecan cooking. Take classes in a magnificently restored colonial mansion with a gorgeous Mexican kitchen from the chef the NY Times calls “the non-native who knows the most about cooking in the Yucatan.” Classes include a tour of a traditional Mexican mercado where you will find a treasure trove of new and exciting foods and spices.
“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all”
– Harriett Van Horne