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.
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:
-Salsas and guacamole
-Tortillas - Nixtamal
-Enchiladas verdes (green enchiladas)
-Frijoles fritos (refried black beans)
-Arroz con leche (rice pudding)
-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.
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