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Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of "mole" sauces, the banana leaf-wrapped tamales and he vast array of soups, all using typical Oaxaca ingredients.

Experienced chef, and owner of La Olla Pilar Cabrera offer you the opportunity to learn hands-on about the complex cuisine of Oaxaca. Pilar´s cooking classes, held in La Casa de Los Sabores (House of Flavors), are set in her spacious, newly remodeled traditionally appointed Oaxacan kitchen located in Libres # 205. In his inviting atmosphere, you will learn to create the traditional Oaxacan dishes of your choice, made famous throughout Mexico and increasingly worldwide.

In this kitchen you will enjoy the 5-course meal yourself have prepared.

Pilar will teach you her family´s generations-tested cooking secrets in this setting so you can sample and enjoy oaxacan culinary legacy.

A typical itinerary might be:
  • Class conducted in English or Spanish
  • Spend approximately 3 hours at hands on food preparation
  • Enjoy your meal in the quaint, secluded outdoor patio
  • Classes are hands on with all materials provided
  • Classes are limited to 10 students and conclude at the table with students enjoying their meal with a glass of mezcal

This entire experience takes from 4 to 4 1/2 hours and includes all food and fun.

      Fees for your class are:
  • Private class upon request

  • Shared class (4-10 people): $70 USD X PERSON
    Class in which students may or may not know each other
  • Lunch for invited guests (1 person): $25 US
    Guests must be signed up with a student prior to the class, and is dependent on availability

Class reservations can be made by phone, e-mail, or online filling the registration form then confirmed by a deposit of 50% of the class cost. All classes paid in advance. Also we have gift certificates available. We do not accept credit cards as final payment.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Cancellation for the cooking classes must be made 48 hours in advance to receive full reimbursement. Itinerary and availability are subject to change without notice. No refunds will be made for services reserved and not used.

Also if you wish, Pilar can accompany you to one of Oaxaca´s many fresh produce markets. There she will help you select the best quality products for your meal. Along the way she will teach you about the uses of many unusual spices, chiles, vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruits.

We look forward to seeing you soon in Oaxaca!


Libres No. 205
Col. Centro
Oaxaca, Oax.
Mexico, 68000
Tel/Fax: 011 52 (951) 516 5704
Tel from the USA direct to Oaxaca: 1 201 255 6104
Send us e-mail at: info@laolla.com.mx