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Traditional Cooking Classes 
Guided Tours

Flor de Calabaza

Cooking Classes

For those who want to know the secrets of traditional Oaxaca cooking, these culinary classes should not be missed.

The cooking classes provide a fun, social, hands-on experience, with memories and recipes that will help you recreate the tastes of  Oaxaca at any time, for yourself, family, and friends.


Nora is a graduate of UMAR (La Universidad del Mar) where she earned her federal tour guide license with the thesis topic "Textiles of Oaxaca” and has been guiding and cooking for over 25 years using time-honored recipes and little-known secrets passed down by her late grandmother Ofelia.

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Nora Valencia

Our Traditional Chef

Nora Valencia joyfully opens her kitchen and her heart to share her love for the regional dishes of Oaxaca and the culture of her homeland. As your host and teacher, Nora skillfully guides you through each step of the way.  

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"From the Market to the Dinner Table".

You will experience true Oaxacan cooking in its natural setting.

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The Experience

Customized Guided Tours

Guided tours are custom, with topics such as Textiles, the history of  Oaxaca,  Artisans, Mezcal, and Gastronomy.

Traditional Cooking Classes

Our classes are designed with a preparation process for every skill level.


Learn about our Day of the Dead activities.

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Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice

A wonderful cooking class and market tour. Nora is a first-class professional whether teaching cooking or leading a tour. 

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Tripadvisor Excellence

Nora's cooking class is outstanding. Everything from the market visit to prep to cooking to mezcal tasting to eating is fantastic. Nora brings in-depth knowledge of Oaxacan products and cooking and history to a new level.

Oaxaca Bed and Breakfast

Oaxaca Bed&Breakfast Association

We stayed at Aldama 205 for an enchanted month. Its striking exterior is matched by the grace of the interior courtyard garden and roof garden where we watch the mountains and and wait for hummingbird visits.


Contact Us

Toll-Free : 877-234-4706

Mex: 951-513-9211 


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From the market to your Table

"From The Market To Your Table"

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