Cooking Classes in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a distinct food culture that you’ll be hard pressed to match anywhere else in the world. The local cuisine is influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and International flavors as well as the colorful local produce, fresh fish and fiery style that can only be found in Puerto Rico. Learn how to create some traditional Puerto Rican dishes with a tasty twist and gain a better understanding of local culture with Puerto Rican Cooking Classes while you’re in Rincon.

Puerto Rican Cooking Class

Learn how to cook like a local with a Puerto Rican cooking class hosted by one of our talented local chefs. The class will focus on Puerto Rican basics, including some of the following: working with plantains and viandas, mofongo, Puerto Rican fritters, ‘asado’ techniques, how to prepare churrasco, traditional sauces (sofritos) and fish preparation and more.

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‘Mofongo & Mojitos’ Tour

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This one-of-a-kind tour will give students a chance to explore Old San Juan, followed by a cooking class and multi-course meal. Start your tour with a guided, historic walking tour of the sights in Old San Juan, where your tour guide will explain the history of the island and the city of San Juan as well as allowing guests time to shop in many of the unique shops in the neighborhood.

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29 Comments

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    Posted by Janice Tippett| October 9, 2011 |

    I will be visiting November 11-16 and I am interestd in cooking classes. Please provide me details and availability.

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      Posted by adminrv| October 12, 2011 |

      Hi Janice – I sent you some information via email. if you did not receive feel free to contact me at the number above any time. thank you!

      • Posted by Damone| January 4, 2012 |

        Hello, I am very interested in the culinary classes and would like to sign up as soon as possible. How do I go about finding more information/scheduling an appointment?

        Thanks In Advance.

        -Damone

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          Posted by RinconVacations| January 6, 2012 |

          Hi Damone,
          You should have received an email from us with details. To book a cooking class, we just need to know your location and the day you would like it – as well as the number of people. The cost is $200 for 1 – 4 people. The chef is based out of Rincon, but we may be able to find someone in San Juan. Thanks!

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    Posted by Jordan Weber-Flink| December 17, 2011 |

    Justin helped me arrange a lesson for my sister and her fiance as a Christmas present… Just got off the phone and they had a blast! “Awesome, super awesome!” Thank you so much to Justin and Chef Osvaldo for making this such a fantastic and memorable experience!

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      Posted by adminrv| December 18, 2011 |

      Hi Jordan! That is great to hear! We’re so glad they had a good time. Thanks!

  3. Posted by Damone| January 4, 2012 |

    Hello, I am in San Juan and am very interested in taking classes as soon as possible. How do I get more information/set up an appointment?

    Thanks In Advance.

    -Damone

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      Posted by RinconVacations| January 6, 2012 |

      Hi Damone,
      You should have received an email from us with details. The chef is based out of Rincon, but we may be able to find someone in San Juan. To book just call us at 787-632-2889. To book a cooking class, we just need to know your location and the day you would like it – as well as the number of people. The cost is $200 for 1 – 4 people. Thanks!

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    Posted by Teresa McDonald| January 8, 2012 |

    Hello,
    My husband and I along with our three teenaged sons will be in Rincon for the week of June 9th thru June 16th (departure). Our fifteen year old loves to cook but doesnt like the ocean and requested the ability to take some cooking lessons while in PR. We found the “organic surfer chef”! We would love more information about booking a class in our villa during our stay.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
    Teresa

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      Posted by RinconVacations| January 10, 2012 |

      Hi Teresa, Justin sent you some information on classes, if there is anything else you need don’t hesitate to call. See you in June!

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    Posted by Edeliz| January 22, 2012 |

    Hello,

    My newly wed friends live in Guaynabo and I would like to give them a cooking lesson as a wedding gift. Please let me know if you guys can reach this destination and more information on your services.

    Thanks!

    Edeliz

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      Posted by RinconVacations| January 25, 2012 |

      Hi Edeliz – We are in contact with the chef to see if he is willing to travel to Guaynabo – we will email you soon with details. Thanks!

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    Posted by Karl| January 25, 2012 |

    I was looking to book a Rinco cooking class but was looking for some additional information. We are staying at the Rinco of the Seas so we do not have a kitchen available to us. Can the class be done at locally at your facilities. We were looking for something Feb 19, 20 or 21 for 3 of us. Would it still be $200? How much extra if we wanted it to include a full meal. Are your instructor able to teach the class in English?

    Thank you

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      Posted by RinconVacations| January 25, 2012 |

      Hi Karl, Yes, we can arrange for the chef to host the class somewhere if you do not have a kitchen. We’ll be in touch via email with more details. Thanks!!

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    Posted by Mary| April 27, 2012 |

    Hi We will be visiting June 5-23. I’m interested in a class for two at our villa. Our two daughters will be there as well but most likely not want to participate. Can you give me some costs?

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      Posted by RinconVacations| April 28, 2012 |

      Hi Mary –
      The cost for the cooking class is a flat $200 up to 4 people, so it would be the same if there were 2 or four of you. The instructor normally shows you how to work with plantains in several forms and then prepares a main dish of your choosing (meat or fish) along with some traditional puerto rican sides. It’s a great time and great food. Let us know if you would like to book – thanks!

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    Posted by Christian| May 2, 2012 |

    I wpuld lole to know : when where place(exact ) and how much the classes.

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      Posted by RinconVacations| May 29, 2012 |

      Hi – The classes are usually hosted at your home or villa if there is a kitchen available. If you do not have a villa with a kitchen, we can arrange to host the classes nearby in Rincon. The cost is $200 for up to 4 students. Thanks!

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    Posted by Louise| May 20, 2012 |

    Hi.

    Can you please send some information regarding cooking classes and cooking tourse during 23rd June and 8/9th July 2012? In Puerto Rico.

    Many Thanks
    Louise

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      Posted by RinconVacations| May 29, 2012 |

      Hi Louise, we will be in touch via email. The standard cost for the class is $200 but if you would like to do multiple days or an extended class we can do a custom bid for you. Thanks!

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    Posted by Kristie| May 28, 2012 |

    I will be traveling to Puerto Rico at the end of June to celebrate my birthday and would like to get more information on the cooking class.

    I’m renting a beach house in Luquillo and have 13 people staying with me. We would like to schedule a cooking class at the beach house for June 29th if possible.

    Please let me know if your services include the Luquillo area and what I need to do to reserve this date.

    Thanks.

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      Posted by RinconVacations| May 29, 2012 |

      Hi Kristie, Justin will be in touch. Our chef is based out of Rincon, but sometimes will travel for an additional fee. We will talk to him and see what he says. Thanks!

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    Posted by Danielle Morrill| December 11, 2012 |

    Hi,

    My husband and I are interested in receiving more information about taking a cooking class on either February 25th or 26th, 2013. We will be staying at Hotel Villa Cofresi in Rincon and will not have access to a kitchen. Thanks!

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    Posted by Linda Tran| January 10, 2013 |

    Hi I was interested in taking your cooking class. Can you please send me more information
    ? I am staying in the Sheraton in old San Juan from January 10-12.

    Thank you

    • Posted by RinconVacations| January 12, 2013 |

      Hi Linda – of course! Justin should have an email on the way to you with more details, or always feel free to call us directly at 787-632-2889. Thanks!

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    Posted by Jonathan Johnson| February 23, 2013 |

    Hello,

    Myself and two friends are going to be staying in san juan from march 21-25. We were interested in the option 2 cooking class. I was wondering if you could email with information on how much it would be for the three of us and how we would go about booking it.

    Jonathan Johnson

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    Posted by Joanmarie Pondolfino| October 17, 2013 |

    I am with the International Friends Club based in Mayaguez. We are a non-profit group that helps fund various charities in Western PR. I was interested in the tour of Old San Juan and mofongo & mojitos class for a large group (approx. 50?) sometime in January. But I noticed that your chef is in Rincon so maybe we could set something up in Western PR?

  15. Posted by RAC| November 5, 2013 |

    Hi! I have a friend coming to visit this weekend and we’ll be in both SJ and Rincon. Could you pls email me more info on both the tour and the cooking class. Thank you, RAC

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    Posted by kuleen| May 8, 2014 |

    I am interested in the classes. I am in Puerto Rico from May 25th through May 30. Any chance i can get some details?