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In the beginning of class there is a brief introduction in Josefina's home and kitchen. Your recipe selections for the day are based on class size. Classes with 8 students will be cooking the famous Yucatecan dish Cochinita Pibil as the main course (for those that don't eat pork, substitutions can be made). However, classes tend to run small so you will have more flexibility in what you can cook for the day (limited to 8 students).

Around the prep-table, you will peruse Josefina's personal recipe book (note: with purchase of this culinary experience the e-cookbook is included - enjoy over 60 personal recipes from Josefina's home kitchen!) or discuss as a group and decide what to cook as a main dish. Many side dishes will already be pre-selected including how to make handmade tortillas, salsas, guacamole, salads and more!

Following the introduction, you will take a short walk to the local market to pick out some fresh ingredients which you will take back to the house. Not only is her class a fun food thing to do it is also very cultural. The remaining class time you will prepare your meal which you will enjoy at the end of class (although, don't worry, Josefina will have some beverages and snacks to get you through the class).
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Cozumel Chef - Food Tours
Discover the art of authentic Mexican cooking during this small group cooking class at Josefina’s home kitchen in Cozumel. Learn about the traditional flavors used in Mexican cuisine and enjoy a hands-on culinary experience preparing Josefina’s family recipes. You tour also includes a visit to Cozumel’s local market to shop for ingredients and a copy of Josefina’s e-cookbook with over 60 of her original recipes.
  • Learn to cook an authentic Mexican meal at Josefina’s home kitchen in Cozumel
  • A small group cooking class capped at eight people for a hands-on experience
  • All ingredients used during the class are included in the price of your tour
  • Margaritas, beer, fruit infused waters, bottled water, and snacks provided
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Reviewed 19 March 2018
Nothing you do..... ANYWHERE.... will top Josephina's Cooking Class!

On Cozumel, we've snorkeled, fished, swam with the Dolphins, taken jungle tours, seen the Mayan ruins, shopped and sunned on the beach. All are great things to do.......And all get a B- or worse grade when compared to the 4 hours with Josephina, a retired...More

4  Thank edwardw26
Reviewed 3 March 2018
Best Excursion Ever

This was the best excursion we have ever done in all our travels. It was not your typical commercial excursion. It was a cultural experience. Josefina is wonderful and truly cooks from the heart. The food we made was amazing.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017
Cooking Class with Josephina

We totally enjoyed our experience with Josephina.... going to the market place with her to purchase the ingredients was a wonderful adventure... please take her class when you're in Cozumel. You're cooking in her home in her kitchen on a little side street of town....More

1  Thank GPaul01
Reviewed 4 April 2013
Enjoyable cooking class

My friend and our 12 year old daughters enjoyed an afternoon of cooking with Emily. My friend booked a private lesson for our Group of 5 in Emily's kitchen. Because I didn't book the lesson, I can only speak about the class experience. We communicated...More

3  Thank rowenalake
Reviewed 10 March 2013
Working with Emily was truely and amazing experience

I contacted Emily previous to arriving in Cozumel, my wife and I were on our honey moon. I have to say it was truely a pleasure to work with her. The groceries she delivered were awesome, it was very nice to arrive after an over...More

1  Thank Mike_R_86D
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10 May 2018|
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Josephina conducted both of the cooking classes we attended. She did have 2 ladies that helped prepare the food, cook, and clean-up, but they were supervised by Josephina. They essentially allowed Josephina to spend her time... More
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