Experience the flavors of Guatemala during a cooking lesson at the Lake Atitlan Maya Kitchen. Learn how Mayan culture and Spanish colonial influences blended in perfect harmony through food. Enjoy what you’ve prepared afterwards!
What to Expect
Experience Guatemala in an authentic and personal way as you discover the flavors of Guatemala cooking at the Lake Atitlan Maya Kitchen.
A 3-hour cooking class will help you understand how Mayan culture and Spanish colonial influences produced a variety of mouth-watering dishes.
You’ll have lots of hands-on fun learning how to prepare up to 3 authentic Guatemalan dishes during this class. Learn how to prepare traditional recipes and come away with all the skills you need to prepare them in your own kitchen.
If you like you can visit the market with your instructor to purchase the ingredients, or leave the chef do the shopping without you. After your lesson you’ll have a sufficient amount of the prepared food to feed your family or other group members. You’ll take home a printed copy of the recipes as well.
The instructor will demonstrate the preparation of each recipe with explanations so you’ll have a complete understanding of the ingredients and the process.
Private classes can be arranged for individuals, in addition to the shared classes for small groups. The Mayan cooks in the program are native to Lake Atitlan, and they carry on the rich traditions and culture that are expressed in the food.
If you choose to include a market visit with your cooking program, you should plan on an additional 1-2 hours. Note that the instructors speak English or Spanish, or a little of both.
- Instruction and the opportunity to enjoy the dishes you prepare
- A printed copy of the recipes you prepared
What's Not Included
- Cost of ingredients for the dishes to be prepared (You can shop with the instructor, or let the instructor do the shopping.)