4 hours

Group Size

2 - 6


Food & Drink





Mercado Jamaica

La Flor de Jamaica


The chili cooking


This class is the right place to understand the contextual implications of chili in Mexican society, its gastronomic importance, and the high versatility of this amazing ingredient. All this while you prepare from scratch a four courses menu based on different unique chiles from all over Mexico.

The class begin with a visit to the beautiful Mercado de Jamaica. Here we’re buying the ingredients for the menu from some of the oldest vendors, those who have bring to life the market as we see it now-days. La Flor de Jamaica has been part of this market since it’s beginning and that is why we perfectly know its dynamics, the vendors and some of the neighbors. We’re sharing all this life knowledge with you so you can experience it as if you were an active member of the market.  

After the market we are showing you the big variety of Mexican chilies and the importance in the chili commerce ecosystem at La Flor de Jamaica. Then we will invite you to our chili warehouse to begin the preparation of the menu. Every class is fully detailed and perfectly curated so you can live a unique tasty experience. While cooking you will learn from Paola about the culinary techniques, traditions, history around chili and Mexican food. 

Finally, the long-awaited menu tasting: get ready to enjoy every dish that has been prepared during the class. Lets get all together around the table and share some final thoughts, questions, and comments about the experience or why not? About your life-story. This is the perfect moment to discuss and get deep while enjoying the food.


The menu is carefully designed to expose the main characteristics and flavors of each variety of chili and to show the greatness of our culinary traditions. Also that you can easily re-create the recipes and apply what you learned back at home.

What you´ll do



Your teacher

Let us know if you have previous knowledge or expertise and you’re looking for a customized class with a specific complexity. We can design a class that fits your specifications.



















Paola Loera

Mexican chef graduated from El Claustro de Sor Juana. She has studied the importance and use of chilis not only as a main ingredient but also as a whole in our society, exploring the historic and cultural side of it. She is part of our actual kitchen team and helps designing the menus for our special events, pop–ups, and private services, so everything she shares during the class is an updated knowledge around our latest researches.

Preguntas más frecuentes

Is it possible to adjust the menu to receive people with dietary restrictions?

It is possible, we ask our visitors to inform us of their needs when booking.

The menu that is prepared is spicy?

Our interest in sharing the spicy culture with our guests focuses on knowing the characteristics and qualities of chili in gastronomy, this means seeking to enhance the particular flavor that each of them offers, and not focusing our attention on the spicy qualities of chili. Each dish has its capsicum doses due to the nature of our central ingredient, however this is not the protagonist.

If I don't eat spicy, will I enjoy the class?

Yes, the experience focuses on the cultural value of chili both in gastronomy and in Mexican society. Neither the dishes nor the message focus on the spicy quality of the chili, but on its diversity and versatility. So our goal is to generate an original experience for all our visitors regardless of their eating habits.

Is the amount of food enough to feel satisfy?

One of our priorities is to make attendees feel satisfied at the end of the class, so the size and quantity of the dishes is designed for it.

Is the class suitable for young children?

We do not prevent anyone from entering our classes regardless of age. However, we recommend the assistance of children from 10 years onwards as we want to guarantee the safety of our assistants in relation to kitchen material and equipment, as well as hot items.

Are alcoholic beverages offered during class?

During the class a mezcal tasting is offered (only to adults). However, each person is free to decide whether or not to drink.

Is it necessary to have some prior knowledge of cooking?

No, the class is designed so that anyone can enjoy it and acquire knowledge regardless of their starting level. If you have prior knowledge and want a class with a more advanced level, please notify us when making your reservation.

Should I attend the class with any special item or equipment?

No, all the elements and utensils necessary for the class will be provided on site.

Should I bring something where I can to take notes?

It is not mandatory to take notes and register the topics taught in the class, however, if you want to take notes you can bring where to do it.



Book this class! Let us show you the richness of the chili culture and get involved in its flavors and traditions. 

The classes are available for groups from 2 to 6 participants. If you want to know more or schedule a class, please let us know and we will reach you as soon as possible

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