Think about some of the dishes you eat in your favorite restaurants – do you like paella, chiles en nogada, ramen, or Lebanese sweets? Can you imagine learning how to cook these gastronomic delights on a journey with knowledgeable experts, discovering all the aromas and flavors along the way?
For anyone who has fallen in love with cooking or is just looking to expand their skill set, there is no better way to learn than by taking a cooking course at the best institutes in Mexico City. Here are five options for you to earn that chef’s hat!
Le Cordon Bleu
Since its foundation in 1985, Le Cordon Bleu has been the most internationally recognized school of gastronomy and culinary art. This French institution opened its kitchen in Mexico in 2000 and from its facilities in the Anahuac del Norte offers short courses on how to prepare French pastries, vegan chocolates, ramen, aguachile and even Lebanese sweets.
Av. Lomas Anáhuac No. 46, Lomas Anáhuac, Naucalpan de Juárez
T. 55 5627 0210 ext. 7132 y 7914
ASPIC Instituto Gastronómico
Take your kids to learn about the cuisines of different countries around the world or go with your partner to an exclusive wine tasting. They even open workshops at certain times of the year where you can learn how to cook holiday dishes like a fantastic Christmas dinner, pan de muerto, or chiles en nogada.
Calzada de Tlalpan 4983, Tlalpan Centro II, Tlalpan
T. 55 7035 7674
Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana
For many, the Claustro de Sor Juana is one of the best schools to study gastronomy in Mexico. The university opened in 1979 as an extension of the Centro Cultural del Claustro de Sor Juana, and was established in the former convent of San Jeronimo in the historic center. Within the beautiful facilities you can study the basic principles of cooking, regional Mexican cuisine, as well as pastry making.
Izazaga 92, Centro, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5130 3300
Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana
If you want to learn how to make classic Mexican dishes, this is the place to go. With 30 years of experience teaching, the Escuela de Gastronomía Mexicana has a great reputation for its workshops on tacos de cabeza, pastes, and chiles. It even has an entire studio for making salsas and jams.
Medellín 111, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 4737 9495
Superior de Gastronomía
If Japanese food is your thing, you can’t miss their sushi course, or for those leaning towards being a pastry chef, here you can learn how to make an exquisite flan. The Colegio Superior de Gastronomía, located in Condesa, also offers courses on paella and cheese, and a diploma course in chocolate, baking, and pastry making.
Av. Sonora 189, Condesa, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5584 3800