Class Overview

Enchiladas Verdes: Authentic Oaxacan Cuisine - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

This four-week course is for anyone who would like to create delicious and authentic comfort food from Oaxaca, Mexico.

Seattle Culinary Academy guest Chef and Instructor Guillermo Carreño will be teaching the course based on his personal and professional experience.

Chef Carreño, a Seattle Central alumnus and chef de cuisine at renowned Seattle restaurant, Tuilo, grew up in a small town in Oaxaca.

He has ten years of cooking experience.

Before moving to the U.S seven years ago, Chef Carreño owned a ten-seat restaurant called Carmen Cocina, named after his mother.

In this restaurant, he cooked for two years side-by-side with his mother.

They had a lunch menu and two dinner specials every night.

Although he lives in Seattle, he returns to Oaxaca every year to keep learning about Oaxacan cuisine and of course, to cook with his mom.Mole: Authentic Oaxacan Cuisine - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

The flavors of Oaxaca are like no other and over the past few years the cuisine has been highlighted on the world stage.

The recipes he will be teaching are some of his favorite dishes and ones he learned from his mother.

Handouts will be provided.

Students will enjoy sampling the results of their cooking efforts each night.

Topics covered each class:

1st week

-Salsas and guacamole

2nd week

-Tortillas - Nixtamal
-Enchiladas verdes (green enchiladas)

3rd week

-TlayudasGuacamole: Authentic Oaxacan Cuisine - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College
-Frijoles fritos (refried black beans)
-Arroz con leche (rice pudding)

4th week

-Moles - mole coloradito
-Arroz blanco (white rice)

This course is offered in partnership with Seattle Culinary Academy and Continuing Education at Seattle Central College. Each class is three hours in length and is a combination of demonstration and hands-on learning.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn to:

  • Gain an introduction to the Oaxacan pantry – the equipment, tools and ingredients you need to be successful
  • Become familiar with classic favorite Oaxacan dishes including salsas, guacamole, tortillas, tlayudas, enchiladas, beans, rice, moles, chocolate and horchata
  • Learn about Oaxacan cooking techniques so you can confidently adapt and explore beyond the recipes taught in class

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Anyone who loves cooking and would like to expand their skill and experience in the kitchen.
  • People interested in learning about Oaxacan cooking and culture

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6220
  • Instructor: Guillermo Carreño
  • When: 4 Mondays; 6/24-7/15; 5-8 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 12
  • Where: Broadway Edison Building - Room 2118; 1701 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $379