This will be the high lite of your visit to New Mexico!
Help prepare Native foods, breads, pastries, sauces, and then enjoy a delicious feast meal.
Cooking and baking classes feature dishes typically prepared for the Pueblo feasts.
Small groups from 4-14 guests for a fun, relaxed atmosphere and the comfortable sharing of cultural
backgrounds during a half day class.
Norma and her husband Hutch grow as many of their own ingredients as possible on Hutch's land in Santa Clara Pueblo.
Crops such as chili, chico corn, various types of squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, are prepared for the year by canning,dryingor freezing at harvest time.
If you are a vegetarian, Norma will customize your meal just for you.
After your cooking class and feast meal, the rest of the day is yours to visit attractions & wineries!
You may join an already existing class & tour if available, or customize your very own private day with 4 people or more.
We will post under special tours & events and this page if there is a public tour and cooking class.
This is a great way of learning about the pueblo people, tasting great wines and visiting some beautiful country side.
You don't have to worry about anything, just kick back and enjoy your day of adventure.
*Experience out door baking
*Hands on cooking a traditional meal
*Learn traditional cooking techniques
*Share cultural backgrounds during an intimate and informative half-day class
*Take home what you bake!
Departing Santa Fe at 8:45 am with door to door service.
We return everyone by 5:30 or when ever you want your adventure to end.
Price per person:
$80 for your tour with New Mexico Wine Tours + tax & minimum 15% gratuity for your guide/driver.
$75 for your Cooking Class & Feast Meal + tax & minimum 15% gratuity.
Chilled bottled water
For excellent service gratuity for your tour guide/driver and your class instructor is greatly appreciated.
The Feasting Place
Located in Ohkay Owingeh, one of the Eight Northern Pueblos, Norma and Hutch Naranjo welcomed you into their lovely home.
Norma and Hutch are kind gentle people who feel honored to carry on the centuries old traditions of their ancestors and sharing with their students. Get a true taste of Native culture and traditional cooking methods including the use of authentic "hornos," the ovens of the Pueblos for centuries.
Norma grew up in Ohkay Owingeh, the first capital of New Mexico before Santa Fe.
When she retired from her job as a social worker, people began to request her foods for events so she began a catering business of traditional dishes.
One job of note was for the Governor’s mansion in Santa Fe. Later she expanded her business to include classes that became The Feasting Place.
Ohkay Owingeh was established around 1200 AD, then taken over in 1598 by Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Onate who changed the name to
San Juan Pueblo after John the Baptist. Each June 24th they would have a feast in honor of Saint Juan. In November of 2005 the pueblo returned to its original name Ohkay Owingeh (meaning Place of the Strong People).