Logo for the Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca summit.
Dicing onions at the Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca summit.
Outdoor kitchen at the Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca summit.
Taking a cooking class at the Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca summit.


Latin American Cuisine Foodie Festival—October 18–19, 2019

Celebrate the dynamic cuisine of Oaxaca during our 2019 Latin American Cuisine Festival—Arriba Mexico. Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors and rich culture of Mexico, as our chefs teach you how to create some of the country’s most iconic dishes.

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Cuisine of Oaxaca celebratory dinner at Arriba Mexico summit.Celebratory Dinner: Cuisine of Oaxaca

October 18, 2019
Celebrate the cuisine of Oaxaca at this flavor-filled, four-course dining event showcasing the region’s iconic dishes. Chef Sofia Sada and our advanced culinary students will be highlighting the inventive use of Oaxaca’s staple ingredients including corn, beans, cacao, chiles, and agave throughout the evening. Join us at Savor for this journey to discover how Oaxaca’s rich culture and culinary heritage complement each other.

desserts class at Arriba Mexico summit.Desserts of Mexico

October 19, 2019
Explore Mexican-inspired desserts and tropical fruits perfect for entertaining. You’ll practice mixing methods and techniques for preparing traditional and trendy desserts including custard, mousse, and more.

South of the border: mexican favorites class at Arriba Mexico summit.South of the Border: Mexican Favorites

October 19, 2019
Mexican cuisine is one of the most flavorful and diverse in the world. In this class, you’ll explore the authentic cooking techniques and regional flavor profiles of our neighbor to the south. You’ll learn how to cook with chiles and other indigenous ingredients while preparing a menu developed by one of our chefs (who happens to be a native of Mexico) that includes such items as enchiladas, gorditas, Veracruz-style blue crab turnovers, roasted tomato and chipotle salsa, and Oaxacan masa torpedos.

Mole sauce on a classic Mexican dishMole Demo

October 19, 2019
Mole is Mexico’s “mother sauce” and has many variations. You’ll learn how to make the deeply rich and iconic Mole Poblano by marrying authentic ingredients to create a mouthwatering sauce.

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The CIA San Antonio
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2102
San Antonio, TX 78215


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