Mexican Cooking Classes

Cocina Corazón's Mexican cooking classes will take you on a journey of flavors and aromas through a unique cooking experience! Cooking at home creates emotional connections with our loved ones, and makes us feel better about ourselves.

Mexican cooking classes are tailored to your desire. Cooking sessions include specialty dishes from specific regions of Mexico - Tamales, Chiles en Nogada, Mole Poblano, Cochinita Pibil and many others. I also offer more simple, streamlined recipes - Picadillo, Enchiladas (with different sauces and fillings), Tostadas, Salsas of all kinds, etc. All of my dishes can be prepared to fit specialized diets. Vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free? Dairy-free? No problem!

Wear your aprons!

  • 2-4 hour classes - depending on the dish selection
  • In-Home classes in your own kitchen. Gather your group, choose the date, time and dish and I'll take care of everything else!
  • Cooking classes also available at my kitchen studio. Gather your group, let's choose a date and come to my kitchen!
  • A minimum of 6 people is required to hold a class
  • Team-Building classes available for larger groups. In-person or online (Zoom experience)
  • Shopping for ingredients included
  • Recipes will be sent a day before the cooking class
  • Each class culminates in a full meal for you to enjoy in the end
  • Main cookware and utensils included
  • Dates are locked on a first come first served basis
  • To lock a date, full deposit is required
  • I accept PayPal, ApplePay or Credit Card *commission may apply
  • GIFT CERTIFICATES available - customized for birthdays, Christmas, or any celebration!
  • Cooking classes available in Colorado Springs and vicinity (Monument, Castle Rock, South Denver - extra fees may apply for out-of-city locations)

“Maybe it’s your birthday, perhaps you belong to a supper club, you need to bond with your family, or you just love a ladies night out with your best friends. Hosting and in-home cooking class is an amazing and original way to celebrate! But if you prefer, we could cook in my kitchen studio. Let yourself be seduced by the sophisticated flavors and textures of Mexican cuisine” .

-Barbara Santos-McAllister

Two options for your Mexican cooking classes!

Your Kitchen

Host a class in your kitchen!
You choose the date, the time, and the menu… I will arrive to show you the ropes!

My Kitchen

Choose a date, time and dish; gather your friends and/or family and let's cook in my kitchen studio!

In-Home Mexican Cooking Class

3 hours average per session, 6-10 people

Gather your best friends or family

Choose a date and time

Choose a dish of your preference See Menu

Choose two side dishes (salsa and chips included) See Menu

Cooking in my Kitchen Studio

3 hours average per session, 6-10 people

Gather your best friends or family

Choose a date and time

Choose a dish of your preference See Menu

Choose two side dishes (salsa and chips included) See Menu

Cocina Corazon's Promise

Through our cooking classes, you will learn how to prepare exquisite Mexican recipes you love, in a warm and relaxing environment… and have lots of fun!

Want to book a class?

Cocina Corazón can accommodate even the most difficult of schedules! Morning, afternoon and evening cooking classes are available (For weekends please contact me). You may send me a message or call, and together we'll find a date that suits you. Please see our terms and conditions


YOUR KITCHEN - In-home Mexican cooking classes can be held at any location in Colorado Springs and vicinity (Monument, Castle Rock, South Denver *extra fees may apply out-of-city locations).

MY KITCHEN - My kitchen studio is located in downtown Manitou Springs and it is big enough to hold a group from 6-12 people. If you prefer to come to my kitchen, please provide a few date options and I will save a date for you and your group.

Cooking with Barbara Santos
"Cooking is an artistic expression"
Mexican cooking classes
"'Chiles en Nogada’ cooking class in Colorado Springs"

Personal Chef & Catering also available!

If you love Mexican cuisine but you don’t like to cook. This is for you!

Personal Chef

Catering – Taco Bar Parties

What To Expect

To ensure that you have the best experience during your Mexican cooking class, here is what you can expect from Cocina Corazón, and how best to prepare for your class:

Gather a group from 6-10 people. Please choose a date(s) and the time of your desired class. Select a dish of your preference

When your date and number of people are confirmed, full payment will be required to lock the date. You may select your payment option - PayPal, ApplePay or Credit Card (PayPal and credit card, commission apply. ApplePay is free of commission). For cash or personal check, please send an email or call 719-661-3030. Cocina Corazón fees are per person. The fee will be confirmed by email once the dish selection is made.

One day before the class, I will send the recipes by email for you to print for every attendee. I am available to answer questions at any time. I will take care of the main cookware, but we might use some items from your kitchen as well. For in-home classes, the kitchen should be clean and ready to use. General cleaning is not included in the fee.

I will arrive one hour before the cooking class time, to set up. We will have an ice-breaker moment to introduce ourselves and spend a few minutes explaining the cooking process and safety tips, so everybody feels comfortable and relaxed during the cooking class. In order to stick to the schedule, some recipes need to be prepared in advance. Drinks and/or music are encouraged! The host provides drinks and/or extra snacks, and dish ware for the guests. Please have some containers available for leftovers.

Please make sure your kitchen is clean before the cooking class. Also, during the class, we strive for a “clean-as-we-go” policy to keep the kitchen orderly during the class. Everyone helps! so you are left with a tidy kitchen at the end. I normally clean/pick-up my equipment before I leave. General cleaning is not included as part of the fee.

We encourage to apply the Golden Rules to keep everyone safe during the cooking class:

  • Wash your hands (before and after cooking, going to the toilet, handling meats, sneezing, coughing, etc.)
  • Clean-as-we-go-policy
  • Wash utensils when shifting between ingredients
  • Report any allergies
  • Use gloves with ready-to-eat food or if you wear nail polish
  • Wear an apron during the cooking process
  • Be extra careful with the knives
  • Use potholders for every pot in the stove
  • Avoid wearing dangling jewelry during class
  • Keep long hair tied back
  • Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated for Covid19
  • Please do not attend the cooking class if you feel any Covid19 symptoms

As long as you can put a pot and a chopping board down (In the kitchen or dining room), we can always cook. But if you are not sure, let's cook in my kitchen studio!

Mexican Enchiladas Class at Cocina Corazón
"Mexican enchiladas casserole –chicken in salsa verde and chicken in mole negro"