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Palo Alto Adult School offers an excellent cooking curriculum at the best prices in the area. With professionally trained chefs as our instructors, our students return each quarter to enhance their culinary repertoire.

NOTE: Our classes vary from minimal to extensive hands-on preparation. Cleanup is minimal. Food fees are included in the registration fee, so don’t come full! No refunds will be given for missed classes. Classes are listed in date order. Bring containers for possible leftovers.

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  • OAXACAN SECRETS

    Diverse regional wonders! Zaida Kent, owner of The Oaxacan Kitchen Markets, Inc. will help you master authentic tools and ingredients to make…

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: May 1
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • AMAZING FRUIT DESSERTS WITHOUT DAIRY OR EGGS (**NEW**)

    Love spring fruit and want to upgrade your allergen friendly dessert skills?

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: May 2
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

  • DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS GRAINS AND GREENS (**NEW**)

    Eager to add more whole grains and fresh greens to your meals?

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: March 21
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

  • MI TIERRA, OAXACA

    In this hands-on class, Chef Zaida will impart her culinary wisdom as she guides you through a delicious four course Mexican menu.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: March 27
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • FUN MEATLESS MEALS WITH MUSHROOMS! (**NEW**)

    Love mushrooms of all types, but eager to learn more ways to make them the focus of the meal?

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: March 28
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Julie Shanson, julie@findjoyinfood.com, www.findjoyinfood.com

  • OAXACAN FAVORITES

    You’ll use authentic ingredients as you learn how to construct a fresh, palate-cleansing citrus and jicama salad, vegetarian and chicken chile rellenos, and more!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 10
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com

  • INDIAN CUISINE – Northern India

    The traditional food of India has been widely appreciated for its fabulous herbs, spices, pulses and legumes.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 12
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Ramesh and Bharati Joshi

  • TRADITIONAL OAXACAN DISHES

    Experience some of Oaxaca’s extraordinary and surprisingly subtle flavor combinations. Learn to make an elegant menu!

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: April 24
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 103

    Quarter: Spring 2017
    Prerequisite: None
    Price: $55
    Instructor: Zaida Soriano, oaxacankitchenmarkets@gmail.com, www.oaxacankitchenmarkets.com