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Traditional Tamales Workshop

December 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Date: Saturday, December 16th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Total Sessions:
Gerardo Diaz
Rotary Kitchen
Adults, Children if accompanied by adult
Skill Level:
All Levels
Sliding Scale:
$30 / $35 / $40

About the class

This class is kid and family friendly! We encourage all participants to bring their children and enjoy a home cooked meal.

Tamales are a delicious and traditional Mexican dish that can be enjoyed for any occasion. In this class, you will learn how to make authentic tamales from scratch, using fresh ingredients and simple techniques. You will also learn about the history and culture of tamales, and how they have been a part of Mexican cuisine for thousands of years.

You will start by preparing the masa, or dough, which is the base of every tamale. You will then make the filling, which can be customized to your taste. You will learn how to fill and wrap the tamales in corn husks, along with instructors on how to steam them to perfection at home. By the end of this class, you will have a batch of mouthwatering uncooked tamales filled with chicken, cheese, and jalapeño, ready to share with your family and friends once you steam them at home.

Join us for this fun and festive class and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with tamales!

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

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