Southeast by Southwest Cooking Class

Event date: August 27, 2022 ∙ 10 am to 1 pm

Registration Deadline by Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Join Open Kitchen and Experience Thai New Mexican Food!

Latin and Southeast Asian cultures, worlds apart yet strangely similar – how could it be? For example: garlic, chile, cilantro, rice and dry spices are applied liberally in both cuisines so why not bring them together?! Join Guest Chef Derek Rugsaken of Southeast by Southwest for a culinary conversation between these two cultures, drawing together the rich culinary heritage of each to make 3 dishes unlike anything you’ve ever had before. If you love Asian and New Mexican cuisine, this is the class for you!



(gf = gluten free, df = diary-free, v= vegetarian, vg = vegan)

Thai Mole w/ Queso Fresco and Warm Tortillas - Delicious Thai pepper jam dip with chocolate and spices


Green Chile Green Curry - Thai-style Green Curry, with chicken or tofu, local green chile and Mexican spices

(gluten free, dairy free)

Chicken Sticky Rice ‘Tamales’ - Pulled chicken and sticky rice ‘tamales’ steamed in cornhusk, with Thai salsa verde

(Chicken Sticky Rice ‘Tamales’ – Pulled chicken and sticky rice ‘tamales’ steamed in cornhusk, with Thai salsa verde)

What to Expect: This is a hands-on, engaging, and intimate cooking class.  You will have the opportunity to cook alongside Open Kitchen Chef Team, dine on all the dishes you’ve made, and have fun.  You will experience a memorable day at Open Kitchen among a community of friends with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.


*This cooking Class is a publicly offered event. At Open Kitchen, we follow the related rules and regulations regarding COVID-safety. The cooking classes are limited in the number of guests so we can provide the recommended space and safe environment for everyone. The maximum guests for this cooking class is 16 people. Register your tickets fast!

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Cooking Class is $115 plus tax per person

All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination upon checking in. For those who are not vaccinated, we will also accept proof of negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event. Photos may be taken by Open Kitchen during class/event. Unless you explicitly make a request to Open Kitchen not to be photographed, Open Kitchen has full consent to take photographs while you are on our premises. Open Kitchen has full and unrestricted rights of these photographs. *Registered Events are non-refundable unless related to COVID and Health-related issues – we will hold a credit for 60 days. 

Class Location: Open Kitchen, 227 Don Gaspar (at the corner of West Alameda), Santa Fe, NM

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