The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership's Community Kitchen is a cookery school where everyone can cook, learn new skills and enjoy food with others. We want everyone to experience the benefits of cooking and eating together. By paying for a cookery class, you help other people to attend cookery activities, regardless of finance, confidence or ability, and to make lasting changes to their lives.
Discover the secret behind classic dishes on this fabulous trip down Mexico way with Xavier Buendia (best known for his food photography with top restaurants in Brighton and further afield). His childhood memories are the inspiration for this Masterclass dedicated to home-style Mexican food. Rest assured that former chef Xav has designed his recipes using readily-available ingredients so you can recreate all the dishes you learn to master at home.
Your Mexican feast for the evening will typically include:
- Mole sauce, a traditional dish known for its complex flavours, served with chicken or veg alternative*
- Arroz rojo (Mexican red rice)
- Ensalada Cesar – the famous Caesar salad originated in Tijuana, Mexico – find out more and try the original recipe
- Xav’s special guacamole (made with a surprise ingredient instead of the usual avocadoes)
Tickets for this event include:
- professional cookery tuition
- all ingredients and equipment
- a full meal at our sociable dining table (you are welcome to bring your own drinks to enjoy with the meal)
- all recipes from the class
What previous participants said: "Excellent class, lots of useful tips. Will make my salsa Mexican style now." "Great atmosphere. Well planned and executed. Great food." "I liked all of it, keep up the good work!"
* Dietary information: This class includes fish dishes which cannot be modified, but the chicken can be substituted for cauliflower steak - this must be specified when booking. The class involves cooking with gluten and seeds. For any other allergies or dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss before booking.
Xav's background is a beautiful mix of Mexican and Catalan, his parents and grandparents introduced him to all sorts of wonderful food from an early age and later he learned the importance of food and its heavy influence in both cultures. This led to a career on the catering industry graduating from culinary school, working as a chef for a while and then becoming a sommelier. He worked in fine dining venues for over 10 years in Europe and America until he decided to move on and commit to his photography. His speciality is food photography for the food and drinks industry and portraiture for lifestyle and fashion brands and editorials.
Date & Time
Thu, Oct 12, 2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm