Cooking lesson and feast with a Chef

Puerto Morelos, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Alejandra

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Mexican cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food

What you'll do

jump into our super authentic Mexican kitchen and experience a Mexican food cooking class, followed by a fiesta.
Learn how to prepare a 3-courses gourmet meal and
Make tortillas on a Mexican comal, be guided by a Professional Chef
Feast on the food you prepared during a traditional fiesta and enjoy the most authentic food in Riviera Maya.
you will love cooking with clay pots, wood spoons and colorful plates.
Other things to note
The course will take place at a cabana in the middle of the jungle.
Our dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients.
These experiences do not include round transportation however its available at an extra cost.
We will happy to assist you if you have any dietary restrictions or need a vegan option.
jump into our super authentic Mexican kitchen and experience a Mexican food cooking class, followed by a fiesta.
Learn how to prepare a 3-courses gourmet meal and
Make tortillas on a Mexican comal, be guided by a Professional Chef
Feast on the food you prepared during a traditional fiesta and enjoy the most authentic food in Riviera Maya.
you will love cooking with clay pots, wood spoons and colorful plates.
Other things…

What's included

  • Food
    Prepare a 3-courses gourmet meal, and feel like a member of the family dur...

Meet your host, Alejandra

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I started cooking when I was 6 years old, with my 2 amazing grandmas, and later I decided to become a professional chef and got a degree in culinary arts in Mexico city, travelled through Europe and specialiced in kitchen management in Spain.
I ve been a professional Chef for 20 years, teaching in schools and universities in Mexico city and Quintana roo state and Ive cooked for hotels, restaurants, tourism fairs en international events since then, proudly representing Mexican gastronomy.
I discovered a great passion for teaching and decided to become a transmitter of Mexican Traditions and Culture.
In 2015, I materialized my dream and started Mexico Lindo Cooking, a culinary experience/cooking school where foodies from all over the world learn and taste the best of México.
I started cooking when I was 6 years old, with my 2 amazing grandmas, and later I decided to become a professional chef and got a degree in culinary arts in Mexico city, travelled through Europe and specialiced in kitchen management in Spain.
I ve been a professional Chef for 20 years, teaching in schools and universities in Mexico city and Quintana roo state and Ive cooked for hotels, restaurants, tourism fairs en international events since then, proudly representing Mexican gastronomy…
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Where you'll be

Learn how to make authentic Mexican dishes during this hands-on cooking lesson at a private cooking school set in the Mayan jungle. we are minutes from Puerto Morelos downtown.
enjoy the fruits of your labor at the chefs table and experience a very authentic Mexican feast.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Shane
July 2021
This experience, just like Alejandra, was fantastic! It wad just my wife and I and we loved the personal atmosphere as well as how fun Alejandra made the whole process while learning a lot of great stuff along the way. Definitely worth it!!
Shira
July 2021
This experience was absolutely fantastic! We were very interested in local original foods and Alejandra created a full menu of traditional dishes including grinding of beautiful rainbow corn into masa for hand made tortillas. We never got our tortillas as perfect as Paula‘s but it was super fun to make and eat them. We thought that it would be the hottest day of our trip going into the forest and cooking but the facility was so beautiful, bright, and cheery as well as being air-conditioned! We really learned how to apply our knowledge to make other dishes at home with ingredients we could find in California. Also this experience is just minutes away from many beautiful cenotes for swimming and adventure. They offer longer full day classes on their website Mexico Lindo cooking and had i known that ahead of time I would have love to spend the entire day learning more amazing authentic Mexican recipes. My fiancé took the class with me and really enjoyed learning knife skills as well as the recipes so if you are a beginner, don’t worry this class will definitely work for you too!
Dylana
June 2021
This cooking class was AMAZING! Alejandra was so kind and welcoming as she showed us how to make delicious food. We used very simple, fresh ingredients and learned lots of interesting tips and tricks! This was one of my favorite meals on this trip, and I love that I can make these meals again at home!
Natalia
June 2021
Mexican Cooking class in the jungle is one of the most unique experience we have ever done. It is a must-do if somebody wants to taste the real Yucatan and Mexico ;) The host was very professional and super friendly. We enjoyed the atmosphere, great food and learned about Mexican food and cooking techniques! Strongly recommended !
Christal
June 2021
This was one of the best experiences of our trip. The atmosphere was beautiful, the food was excellent and so special, the host was so sweet and really explain the food in the culture to us. This was on the last day of our trip and made it and super special. I wish I would've known this was going to be so special and I would have done another class! Thank you so very much!
April
May 2021
Great experience to learn easy, authentic Mexican dishes with simple ingredients you can find anywhere. Alejandra taught me how to cook Mexican dishes that I love such as tamales from scratch including the salsa verde, and fillings for tacos. Everything was so good. I def will be making some of the dishes when I get home bc the ingredients are so simple! Since Alejanda is a trained chef, she taught me easy culinary skills I will definitely continue to apply in the kitchen - like how to cut onions, how to prepare garlic, and how to cut and cook tomatoes without it being watery! This was a great experience and honestly the best meal I had all week in Mexico. So fresh and healthy and made by you.

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Vegan

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable shoes,