My name is Alfonso Oaxaca is very rich in traditions, culture and festivities. Also it is well know for its tasty and exotic food. I have a degree in Spanish  language education and have studied traditional Mexican cuisine almost my entire life. My love for food began cooking with my parents, grand mom and lady cookers with tradition  (cocineras tradicionales) from my hometown when i was a young child. I have got more experience in Mexican cuisine from past employments in different restaurants across the city, especially Oaxacan cuisine.  If you need any suggestion where to eat, just let me know!

Oaxacan cuisine is well known for its unique, warm flavors and foods. And Mexicans are known for their rich culture, timeless traditions, and friendliness. I can’t wait to share my kitchen and my heritage with you during your special visit in Oaxaca. 


10:30 am Meet up Time.

The meet up is in the center city ( I will send you the exact location with your reservation). In high seasons the meet up  may occur after 10:30am. 

If you are staying outside the center of the city, I will arrange to meet you at your hotel or Airbnb.

Visit the market in the center of the city.

Well, the class starts with the visit to the market, all markets in Oaxaca city are so colorful. While we explore around some areas in the market we will pick up the freshest and more traditional ingredients in Oaxaca. Besides of this, I will tell you where to find the best quality of oaxacan products.

11:30 a.m.  Class begins.

After picking up everything we need from the market, we will go directly to my kitchen where i have a large open kitchen, custom-built for classes and demonstrations. Here, I will teach you how to prepare the dishes you’ve selected from the list of menu; explaining each step so you can take the tools and techniques learned in class back to your own kitchen. You will prepare the dishes as a group, each person sharing responsibility for different steps in the recipe. I will also make sure to describe each spice, vegetable, meat that might be new to you and answer any questions you might have.

Complimentary mezcal and beer are available in addition to my mom’s homemade agua fresca. 

Don´t worry if you are a not experience cooker, you will do it great. My home is warm and cozy. I ask that all visitors make themselves at home and feel free to visit me and my family whenever you are back in Oaxaca!

Me and my family are friendly so please feel free like your home. Feel free to take photos and videos, also feel free to take notes about all the dishes, but don´t worry  I will send you the recipes of all dishes by email after the class.

3:00 pm Class ends.

Class typically ends by 2:30 pm with drop-off to your stay around 3:00 pm to 3:30pm. Please let me know if you have any timing constraints before class.

What will you cook? 

You will cook one appetizer, one salsa, an option of guacamole or a 2nd salsa, a main dish, and a dessert. In anticipation of the class, I will send you a menu with many of the most-popular Oaxacan dishes that you can select from.

Are vegetarian and vegan options available?

The answer is YES! Some of the best dishes can be made vegetarian/vegan with advance notice. We can create a menu that works for you!

How long is the cooking class?

The class typically lasts from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, including pick-up and drop-off.  So 6 hours total approximately.

How do I sign up?

 Appointments are required by email me or WhatsApp. +52 951 204 39 92

Please include the following information:

Number of guests:

Phone Number:

Name and address of hotel:

Date requested:

Any dietary restrictions or allergies to certain food, like vegetables, fruits, meats, seeds, or spices.

A deposit of 600 pesos per person is necessary to hold your reservation.  Please see Prices & Policies.

Also if you are interested in taking tours, my family does!, My sister will take you to the place you are more interested. It is like a friend driving you, besides she offers an awesome service during the trip; like drinks, snacks.   Ask her for more details  and price rates!!!  


Classes from Monday to Sunday only in the mornings.

Oaxaca City. Cell phone 951 204 39 92