Our Cooking Classes

Our Master Class starts with a visit to the Central de Abastos Market. Strolling up and down the colorful aisles full of vendors, our students get a first hand look at what local farmers and producers offer.

You will learn about many fruits, vegetables, and spices, unique to our culture, and use them to prepare a four-course “comida” (which is our dinner eaten around 2pm), that Oaxacan’s drop everything to enjoy. After our class you will be able to identify these local ingredients by sight, smell, and taste and be able to confidently shop for them on your own.

Coming back from the market, we will slice and dice what we just bought and prepare four or five traditional dishes, including one mole or main dish (guisado), a soup (sopa), a salsa, a salad (ensalada) and a dessert (postre).

And finally, after an exciting and stimulating class, we all sit down to eat and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Strangers become friends and friends become family as we sit around the table with the same food the indigenous tribes of Oaxaca ate so many centuries ago.

An experience of a lifetime!


  • Five hours of instruction.
  • Tour of a local market.
  • Recipes for the dishes prepared.
  • A full meal in our outdoor patio, with wine/beer/mezcal included.
  • Transportation to and from your hotel.
  • English speaking staff. (Although we will happily help you practice your Spanish!).
  • A souvenir or gift from La Cocina Oaxaqueña Cooking School.

Two courses are available every day from: 09:00 – 14:00 hrs or 15:00 – 20:00 hrs.


Private Class


Afternoon - Morning per person

A private class is a maximum of two people.

Group Class


per person

Group size is limited to 12 people.
Please contact us if there are more.

We suggest you make a reservation in advance, especially during the Summer/Winter seasons and Holidays. A deposit of 50% is required to secure the reservation. The other 50% is to be paid in cash at the beginning of class.

* A non-student, lunch guest US$25.00 person

We accept payment via PayPal to: galdeco@gmail.com or in cash when you arrive in Oaxaca.

Full refunds will apply only for cancellations made at least ten days prior to the scheduled class.