28/02/2011The Little Mexican Cooking School

In Puerto Morelos, the little colonial gem midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, like many other businesses The Little Mexican Cooking School, is enjoying a bumper high season this year!

After putting over 500 tourist-students through the school last season, the school is now a raging success and is currently rated by Trip Advisor as #1 Excursion in the entire Yucatan Peninsula, The Little Mexican Cooking School is committed to stand by its reputation: to offer Authentic Mexican Cooking classes to curious travelers, in an intimate setting. And to exceed expectations.

There are new things in play this season, of course a new chef, some new recipes and new products in their store. But first…

HOW IT STARTED:
An idea from a friend ignited the exciting cooking school concept for Puerto Morelos. Catriona Brown, a seasoned traveller and Puerto Morelos resident immediately saw a great opportunity to offer a unique Mexican experience to travelers to the region. With Catriona’s business acumen fully established and the local town charity under her belt, she enlisted Canadian Patti Murphy help and with her background in the restaurant business, the venture took root and produced a ‘real live school’ 5 months later. Launching Dec 8, 2009 most of the classes sold out and they never looked back.

NEW THIS SEASON: Chef Pablo Lopez Espinosa de los Monteros joined the school after spending 7 years in Canada operating his own restaurant in Squamish British Columbia. Café Maya, specialized in healthy versions of authentic Mayan fare. Café Maya was awarded the CRITICS CHOICE AWARD in Squamish B.C. Canada in 2008.

Mexico beckoned. And Pablo brought his wife and daughter Maya back to Mexico last year to reconnect with his roots, helming a restaurant in Nayarit. When the call came to lend his talents to our cooking school in Puerto Morelos, Pablo responded! Teaching the way of Mexican food and culture is really his passion. We are very pleased to have him as our main chef this season.

CLASSES: are full of information about the history and culture of Mexico’s cuisine, adding depth and color to the fascinating and varied delights that Mexico’s cuisine offers. Classes are Tuesday – Saturday and start at 10 am and include Mexican Coffee and pastries to start and goes on to include the teaching session in the kitchen followed by the hearty ‘sit-down’ Mexican late lunch. The school is proud to a part of what UNESCO awarded as Mexico’s Intangible Cultural Asset and to promote true Mexican tradition so that it is no lost to future generations

OTHER NEW THINGS:
The shop at the school offers many authentic Mexican culinary tools, hand made food products from local artisans as well as cookbooks, aprons and signature prepared spices and bottled preserves. More items are on offer this season.

The School exceeds people’s expectations:

Catriona Brown says “ My ideology with tourism has always been to sell elegantly and low and then exceed expectations, we give tourists more not less and they go away delighted and happy, tell all their friends and keep coming back! “

To get more information and to book a class or the ‘Stay With Us” Foodie Adventure online go to:www.thelittlemexicancookingschool.com

For more info contact:
Patti Murphy teatimetango@gmail.com