Flavors of Latin America (3 class series)

$415 per person

Please note that this class takes place over the course of three weeks

What You'll Learn

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Know the basic ingredients of the Cuban, Salvadoran and Peruvian pantry
  • Be able to make your own Aji paste, curtido (pickled cabbage) and ceviche
  • Be able to make homemade pupusas

Note: This course takes place over three consecutive Wednesdays 

About This Class

Let’s take a trip to Cuba, El Salvador, and Peru! This three-session series will guide you through some of our favorite dishes from Latin America. Each country differs in its cuisine but you will also see similarities in flavors as we explore the native ingredients, cooking methods, and traditional dishes of Cuba, El Salvador, and Peru. Each night will dive deep into one cuisine, wrapping up with a stellar meal of everything you’ve made.

Chef Patty’s ancestry is from El Salvador and she has taken several trips to Cuba, Peru, and throughout Latin America so she brings her love of travel and food together in each recipe.


Cuba: Croquetas de Jamon, Congrí (Rice and Black Beans), Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef), Pollo Frito a la Criolla (Creole Fried Chicken), and Arroz con Leche

El Salvador: Curtido, Tomato Salsa, Yuca, Pupusas (with cheese, beans and chicharon) and Sweet “Quesadilla” Cake

Peru: Ceviche, Ahi Paste, Papas a la Huancaina (Potatoes with spicy cream sauce), Shrimp and Lomo Saltado, and Alfajores


  • Wine included
  • Full meal served in class
  • Work in teams
  • Three-session series
  • Ages 18+


What is the format of a typical cooking class?

Virtual: The average duration of our virtual cooking classes is 1 1/2 hours. Attendees will be cooking simultaneously with the instructor using items from the ingredients list provided at the point of registration. The instructor will share Pro tips and techniques while answering questions from the audience via Chat. The class will conclude with a Q&A session for any remaining questions and attendees can enjoy the food they’ve cooked, or save it to eat later based on instructor’s direction.

Note that spots purchased for a virtual class can be enjoyed by you or anyone else in your kitchen. However, the link you will receive to log into the class is unique so if you want your friends in other locations to join you, they too will need to purchase a spot.

In-Person: The average duration of our in-person cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating. The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. In most classes, not every student will make every dish. Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe. Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.


When should I arrive for my class?

Virtual: Attendees should log onto the webinar provided about 5 minutes before the start time. Virtual classes start promptly on time.

Please note: You must complete an additional registration link to enter the class on the scheduled date. The link will be sent to you via email one day before class.

In-Person: Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Virtual: You will be given a list of ingredients and necessary equipment at the point of registration. We’ve made a conscious effort to include common ingredients and equipment that are accessible to everyone while offering suggestions for substitutions where they may apply.

In-Person: You do not need to bring anything with you to class unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food, and wine are all provided for you. 

Do I need to eat before class?

Virtual: You will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of class but feel free to snack while you follow along or pour yourself a glass of wine.

In-Person: In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.

Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.

What should I wear to class?

Virtual: We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.

In-Person: Same as above. 

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.
Please note: Cancellation requests made the day of class are not eligible for a refund or credit, no exceptions. 
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