Public Classes

The Hot Tamale Tamalada!
When it comes to the perfect holiday party food, it’s hard to go wrong with tamales. For centuries, tamaladas have been a traditional hands-on activity for everyone to participate in at family gatherings. Natural Epicurean graduate and Yucatán native, Chef Lorena Basteris Rubio, will lead us on a culinary journey through one of Mexico’s most outstanding dishes, made with fresh, healthy, and vegan ingredients. You will learn about all the component parts, including masa doughs, fillings and wrappers, assembly techniques, and a variety of toppings. We will also discuss how to host your own tamalada party this coming holiday season.
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The Natural Epicurean offers public classes in health-supportive and plant-based cooking for those interested in learning new techniques in the kitchen and expanding their home menus and recipes. We welcome beginners, as well as the seasoned home chef, who are interested in the benefits of a healthy plant-based diet. You will become a conscious chef in our Healthy Meals for the Busy Cook Series, Vegan Baking, Intro to Macrobiotic Cooking, Intro to Ayurvedic Cooking, Understanding Raw & Living Foods, or in any one of our dynamic hands-on cooking classes.

For questions, please email Below is a complete list of upcoming classes and class schedule.

*Public classes cancellation policy:

Classes are non-refundable. Cancellations received at least 7 days prior to class date are eligible for a class transfer or credit. Cancellations within 7 days are transferable to a friend or family member but are not eligible for credit. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Please contact the school at 512-476-2276 or email us should you need to cancel.

The Natural Epicurean reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.