Classes, Events, and Workshops

UPCOMING CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS

Lola’s Cocina offers cooking classes and workshops that celebrate Mexican food and culture! At this time, all classes are held virtually and offer fun and unique ways to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, girls’ and moms’ nights out, and are also great for corporate team-building. If you are interested in a one-on-one or a private group class, please email info[at]lolascocina.com. 


FREE Cooking Demonstration for Kids: Lola’s Cocina + Día del Niño Bilingual Book Fest

Join Lola’s Cocina for a FREE cooking demo where I’ll be sharing one of my favorite agua fresca recipes for kids!

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021 from 12:00 to 12:15PM PST

There are bilingual activities every day beginning Friday April, 30 to Sunday, May 2! Check the schedule of activities and be sure to tune in!

About Niños Book Fest: The first bilingual children literature virtual event, celebrating Día del Niño. Featuring  bookstores, local authors, and creators from around the world who focus is the wellness, bilingual literacy and education for children.
 
Be sure to check out the all-star Latinx lineup of authors and creators over at @ninosbookfest on Instagram!

PAST EVENTS, CLASSES, AND WORKSHOPS

Cooking with Flowers: Celebrating Amor, Amistad, and Hibiscus – VIRTUAL

For details and to register, CLICK HERE.

Join us for a virtual Valentine’s Day cooking class featuring delicious Mexican food and flowers. 

DESCRIPTION

Join us for a day of food, flowers, friendship, and amor in this cross-border Valentine’s Day virtual cooking class with Lola Dweck of Lola’s Cocina and Master Mexican Baker Eliceo Lara. Come one, come all – join us with your amor, amigxs, or alone and learn how to transform edible hibiscus flowers into sweet and savory recipes you can enjoy all year long.

IN THIS TWO-HOUR WORKSHOP, PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Cook a full meal using hibiscus flowers
  • Our menu will include tostadas with chipotle-infused black beans, savory hibiscus flowers + carrot and jicama medley, golden salsa, and all the fixings, hibiscus cocktails and mocktails, and a sweet hibiscus mousse with a crispy streusel topping for dessert
  • Learn useful tips and tricks and how-to information in a live hands-on cooking demonstration
  • Participate in opportunities to win fun prizes curated by Lola and Eliceo, winner must be present

MORE DETAILS

  • Upon registration, participants will receive the full list of ingredients and kitchen tools we will use in class, please measure out and prepare ingredients in advance!
  • Students will receive a Zoom within 24 hours of class
  • The goal of this virtual workshop is to create an interactive environment where students cook along with the instructors or watch the class and prepare their favorite recipes afterwards, at a time that is convenient for them
  • Students joining live will be able to ask and address individual questions during the class
  • Paid participants will receive the video recording even if they are not able to attend the live class
  • Following the class, participants will receive a link to a private Facebook group where they will be able to access the video recording for future reference

DATE: Sunday, February 14, 2021

TIME: Check your time zone and be sure to tune in at the right time! Class will last approximately 2.5 hours.

  • 3PM PST (Los Angeles)
  • 4PM MST (Denver)
  • 5PM CST (Chicago, Mexico City)
  • 6PM EST (New York)

Día de los Muertos Community Cooking Class: Lola’s Cocina + CU Denver – VIRTUAL Mark your calendars because on Monday, November 2, 2020 I’ll be teaching a free virtual cooking class in partnership with CU Denver. Hope you can join us on Zoom where I’ll be demonstrating how to make tostadas de picadillo and agua fresca! DETAILS Picadillo Tostadas and Agua Fresca de Avena Demonstration Monday, November 2, 2020 4PM PST // 5PM MST // 7PM EST Check your time zone and be sure to tune in at the right time! Register for free here: http://bitly.ws/anRX FREE

Community Día de los Muertos Cooking Demonstration: Lola’s Cocina + Senator Connie M. Leyva – VIRTUAL On Monday, November 2, 2020 I’ll be teaching a free virtual cooking class in partnership with California Senator Connie M. Leyva. Hope you can join us on Zoom where I’ll be demonstrating how to make a family-friendly edible treat! DETAILS Edible Calavera Ornaments for Día de Muertos Monday, November 2, 2020 10AM PST // 11AM MST // 1PM EST Check your time zone and be sure to tune in at the right time! Click here to join us via Zoom! Enfrijoladas & Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca Workshop in Partnership with Disney’s Multicultural Women’s Network New York Chapter – VIRTUAL Mark your calendars because on Monday, August 3, 2020 I’ll be teaching a free virtual cooking class in partnership with La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Hope you can join us on Zoom or Facebook Live where I’ll be demonstrating how to make enfrijoladas and agua fresca! DETAILS Enfrijoladas and Pineapple Cucumber Agua Fresca Demonstration Monday, October 5, 2020 3PM PST // 4PM MST // 5PM EST Check your time zone and be sure to tune in at the right time! Register for free at lapca.org Virtual programs offered through En Casa con La Plaza are free to you, but donations in any amount help support a lively mix of world-class exhibitions, free educational programs for all ages, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating the vibrant Latino scene of Southern California. Some Like it Hot Salsa & Agua Fresca Workshop in Partnership with Chaffey College – VIRTUAL Learn about the three main techniques behind Mexico’s best salsas and sauces – roasting, toasting, and boiling. In this two-hour interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Receive recipes and instructions to create three unique salsas using various techniques
  • Learn to make homemade corn tortilla chips
  • Make a refreshing agua fresca with easy-to-find ingredients
  • Ask Lola questions and participate in fun giveaways!

CLICK HERE to join us via Zoom! If you’ll be cooking along with us in class, download class details and the ingredient list HERE. Note: Participants can buy ingredients for any of the recipes they’d like to make and cook along with Lola or watch and prepare their favorites after the class at a time that’s convenient for them. DETAILS Some Like it Hot Salsa & Aguas Frescas Workshop Friday, Sept 25, 2020 12PM PST // 1PM MST // 3PM EST Check your time zone and be sure to tune in at the right time! Many thanks to Chaffey College for hosting this virtual class and offering it to the community for free! Molletes & Aguas Frescas Virtual Workshop with La Plaza de Cultura y Artes – VIRTUAL Mark your calendars because on Monday, August 3, 2020 I’ll be teaching a free virtual cooking class in partnership with La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Hope you can join us on Zoom or Facebook Live where I’ll be demonstrating how to make breakfast molletes and agua fresca! DETAILS Breakfast Molletes and Agua Fresca Demonstration Monday, Aug 3, 2020 3PM PST // 4PM MST // 5PM EST Check your time zone and be sure to tune in at the right time! Register for free at lapca.org Virtual programs offered through En Casa con La Plaza are free to you, but donations in any amount help support a lively mix of world-class exhibitions, free educational programs for all ages, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating the vibrant Latino scene of Southern California. Aguas Frescas Virtual Workshop in Partnership with Mexico in My Pocket – VIRTUAL I’ll be teaching my first virtual cooking class this Friday in partnership with Mexico in My Pocket. Hope you can join us! Aguas frescas are a staple in Mexican cuisine and a great alternative to super sweet soft drinks and juices. Learn to create homemade fruit-based juices that will tantalize your taste buds. They also make refreshing bases for cocktails! Friday, May 15 12pm MST (11am PST // 2pm EST) To sign up for the free class, visit mexicoinmypocket.com/cooking-classes. Mastering Tamales Workshop Join Lola’s Cocina for a Tamaleada to Remember! CLICK HERE to register. In Mexico the holidays are greeted with a tradition your family and friends are sure to love. Everyone, young and old alike, gathers in the kitchen to enjoy each other’s company and assemble dozens of tamales. In this class we’ll show you everything you need to make these festive treats part of your own holiday repertoire, from the masa (dough) and fillings to wrapping techniques and tasty salsa. We’ll have two fillings prepared, one braised meat and one vegetarian, and then as a class you’ll prepare your masa. Then we’ll gather together to assemble tamales, wrapping them in corn husks for steaming. While your tamales are cooking, you and your classmates will prepare salsa and agua fresca, then you’ll sit down as a group to enjoy the fruits of your labor. By the end of the class, you will:

  • Know how to prepare flavorful tamal dough
  • Understand which types of fillings work well, and how you can improvise to create your own
  • Learn to fill, wrap, steam, and freeze tamales for later use

Class participants will take home tamales, a recipe booklet and how-to guide on hosting a tamalada at home, and a better understanding of the cultural significance of the tamaleada! Date & Time: Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: Highlands Ranch, CO (address will be emailed upon registration) Mastering Chiles Rellenos Workshop Learn how to make traditional chiles rellenos with Lola’s Cocina. Details: Chiles rellenos (stuffed peppers) are popular throughout Mexico and can be prepared a variety of ways. This hands-on workshop is two hours long and includes recipes, ingredients, and instruction. Students also sit and enjoy what they made in class in a fun, informal group setting. CLICK HERE to register. Location: Highlands Ranch, CO (address is emailed upon registration) If you would like to organize a private group class of four or more students for the Mastering Chiles Rellenos Workshop, please contact info[at]lolascocina.com with dates of interest. Some Like it Hot Salsa Workshop Details: Learn the three main techniques behind Mexico’s best salsas and sauces (roasting, toasting, and boiling) in this two-hour workshop. Take home your spicy treats in lovely little jars! CLICK HERE to register. If you would like to organize a private Some Like it Hot Salsa Workshop, please contact info[at]lolascocina.com with dates of interest or to arrange a group cooking class! Paletas Frescas Workshop Learn how to make Mexican popsicles with Lola Dweck of Lola’s Cocina! In this two-hour workshop, students will:

  • Learn the secrets behind making delicious paletas without fancy popsicle molds and equipment
  • Create marbelized and multi-colored pops using fresh fruits and ingredients
  • Take home a mini paleta kit so that you can recreate these recipes at home

If you would like to organize a private Paletas Frescas workshop, please contact info[at]lolascocina.com with dates of interest or to arrange a group cooking class! Private Group Cooking Class Lola’s Cocina offers cooking classes and workshops in the Denver metro area that celebrate Mexican food and culture! Group cooking classes offer fun and unique ways to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, girls’ and moms’ nights out, and are also great for corporate team-building. CLICK HERE to register. Details: Individualized menu is discussed and set between the instructor and group in advance. Class is three hours long and includes recipes, ingredients, and hands-on instruction. Students also sit and enjoy what they made in class in a fun, informal learning environment. Classes are typically held on Saturdays from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Highlands Ranch, CO. Contact info[at]lolascocina.com if you are interested in hosting a private group class of your own. Two weeks advanced notice is required for private cooking classes and workshops. Lola’s Mercadito Pop-Up Shop at Creek Side Gardens Details: Lola’s Mercadito will be joining other local crafters and entrepreneurs for Creek Side Garden’s annual Fall Craft Fair. There will be specialty foods and other items from Lola’s Mercadito, handmade soaps, wood items, jewelry, garden art, stained glass, essential oils, and other goodies made by local artisans. Get a head start on your holiday shopping or shop online now! When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: Creek Side Gardens | 5730 W. Coal Mine Ave. | Littleton, CO 80123 Sugar Skulls and Spirits. 10/28: Join Lola’s Cocina for this adult-friendly sugar skull workshop while you learn the difference between mezcal and tequila, the two spirits that share a soul. Details: Calaveras (sugar skulls) are the friendly faces that decorate altars throughout Mexico on Day of the Dead. They symbolize the spirits being honored and their individual personalities. Join Lola’s Cocina for this adult-friendly sugar skull workshop while you learn the difference between mezcal and tequila, the two spirits that share a soul. Includes mezcal tasting; Ages 21+. CLICK HERE to register. Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Highlands Ranch, CO (address will be emailed upon registration) If you would like to organize a private Calaveras and Spirits workshop on another date, please contact info@lolascocina.com with dates of interest or to arrange a group cooking class! A Feast for the Souls, 10/20: Join Lola’s Cocina for a delicious Day of the Dead cooking class at the Denver Botanic Gardens. ingredients used in mole negro :ingredientes en mole negro de oaxaca Details: Join Lola’s Cocina for a delicious Day of the Dead cooking class while you learn about the tradition of building an altar that honors and celebrates a loved one who has passed on. Prepare some of the customary foods associated with El Día de los Muertos, and enjoy the fruits of your labor in a fun group setting. CLICK HERE to register. Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Denver Botanic Gardens | 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206 Private Group Cooking Class, 08/26: This is a private group class + bridal shower to celebrate a bride-to-be with some of her nearest and dearest amigas. Details: Class is three hours long and includes recipes, ingredients, and hands-on instruction. Students also sit and enjoy what they made in class in a fun, informal learning environment. Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017 Time: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Highlands Ranch, CO Contact info@lolascocina.com if you are interested in hosting a private group class of your own. Two weeks advanced notice is required for private cooking classes and workshops. Día de las Madres Mexican Breakfast Workshop — Fundraiser in Partnership with Denver’s Mexican Cultural Center: Learn the secrets to creating your own flavorful Mexican breakfast dishes and mimosas with a Mexican twist in this three-hour workshop! Details: Workshop includes hands-on instruction, recipes, and a sit-down group meal. Students cook together and enjoy what they made in a fun, informal learning environment. Where: Highlands Ranch, CO (address will be emailed upon registration) Date: Saturday, May 13, 2014 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Price: $75 ($25 from each ticket will be donated to Denver’s Mexican Cultural Center)

Sweet and Savory Empanadas Workshop: Learn to make dough for empanadas, as well as sweet and savory fillings – perfect for appetizers and desserts in this hands-on workshop! Click here to register.

Sweet and Savory Empanadas Workshop | Lola's Cocina

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Price: $50 and includes hands-on instruction, all materials, a recipe booklet, as well empanadas to take home.

Edible Gifts for the Holidays Workshop: Learn to make delicious handmade gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. Click here to register.

Edible Gifts for the Holidays Workshop

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Price: $50 and includes hands-on instruction, all materials, a recipe booklet, as well as several hand-crafted gifts made during class. Drinks and snacks are also provided. Learn to make homemade extracts, infuse booze, and prepare sweet treats that make perfect gifts for friends, family, and coworkers.

Tamales, Toys, and Tequila Private Cooking Class: This is a private cooking class and toy drive that benefits The Junior Foundation Charities.

Tamales, Toys, and Tequila Private Class | Lola's Cocina

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 Where: Chino, CA

Homemade Tamales Cooking Class: Learn to make sweet and savory tamales in this hands-on cooking class and take home the fruits of your labor to enjoy over the holidays. Click here to register.

Homemade Tamales Cooking Class | Lola's Cocina

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Price: $75 and includes hands-on instruction, all materials, a recipe booklet, as well tamales to take home, freeze, and prepare for the holidays.

Day of the Dead Mexican Cooking Class: Join Lola’s Cocina for a delicious Day of the Dead celebration and cooking class! Click here to register.

Day of the Dead Mexican Cooking Class | Lola's Cocina

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Price: $75 and includes a printed recipe packet, mezcal or tequila tasting, hands-on instruction, multi-course sit-down meal prepared by participants, and a certificate of completion. Learn about the tradition of building an altar that honors and celebrates a loved one who has passed on, prepare some of the customary foods associated with El Día de los Muertos, and enjoy the fruits of your labor in a fun group setting.

Breakfast Tostadas and Mimosas Workshop: Learn the secrets to creating your own breakfast tostadas with fun toppings and make mimosas with a Mexican twist! Click here to register.

Breakfast Tostadas and Mimosas Workshop | Lola's Cocina When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Price: $50 and includes hands-on instruction, recipes and methodology packet, and light snacks and refreshments.

Mexican Independence Day Class — Cooking with Mexican Ingredients: Learn to prepare a multi-course meal with ingredients that are well known in Mexico, but may be new to you. Click here to register.

Cooking with Mexican Ingredients Class | Lola's Cocina

When: Friday, September 16, 2016 (Mexican Independence Day!) Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Price: $75 and includes hands-on instruction, recipes and methodology packet, mezcal or tequila tasting, and multi-course sit-down meal prepared by participants.

Mexican Pickling Workshop: In this hands-on workshop you will learn to pickle your own Yucatan-style red onions, spicy jalapeños, and veggies. Take home the fruits of your labor in lovely little jars! Click here to register. Mexican Pickling Workshop

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Price: $50 and includes hands-on instruction, recipes and methodology packet, and individual jars of pickled goodies to take home. Light drinks and snacks are provided.

Aguas Frescas Workshop: Aguas frescas are a staple in Mexican cuisine. Learn to create homemade fruit-based juices that will tantalize your taste buds. They also make refreshing bases for cocktails! Click here to register.

Aguas Frescas Workshop

When: Thursday, September 1, 2016 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Price: $50 and includes hands-on instruction, recipes and methodology packet. Light drinks and snacks are provided.

Some Like it Hot Salsa Workshop: Learn the three main techniques behind Mexico’s best salsas and sauces (roasting, toasting and boiling). Take home three different salsas in lovely little jars! Click here to register.

Some Like it Hot Salsa Workshop | Lola's Cocina

When: Saturday, September 3, 2016 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Price: $50 and includes hands-on instruction, recipes and methodology packet, and jars of salsa to take home. Light drinks and snacks are provided.

Friday, March 18, 2016: ConnectArte + Lola’s Cocina Cooking Demonstration ConnectArte

Museo de las Americas welcomes Lola’s Cocina for an interactive cooking demonstration featuring traditional Mexican comida y bebidas! For more information or to RSVP, click here.

Edible Gifts for the Holidays Workshop Learn to make delicious handmade gifts for your loved ones this holiday season!

Holiday Class

When: Sunday, December 13, 2015 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Price: $75 and includes hands-on instruction, samples, all materials, a recipe booklet, as well as several hand-crafted gifts made during class. Drinks and snacks are also provided.

In this two-hour workshop, you will:

  • Learn to make homemade extracts, infuse booze, and prepare sweet treats that make perfect gifts for friends, family, and coworkers
  • Gift wrap items so that you are able to repeat the entire process at home
  • Leave with hand-crafted treats that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift

Day of the Dead Mexican Cooking Class  (CLASS SOLD OUT!) Join Lola’s Cocina for a delicious Day of the Dead celebration and cooking class!

Day of the Dead Cooking Class

When: Sunday, November 1, 2015 Where: Highlands Ranch, CO Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Price: $75 and includes a printed recipe packet, mescal or tequila tasting, hands-on instruction, multi-course sit-down meal prepared by participants, and a certificate of completion

On Day of the Dead, people in Mexico and throughout the world will celebrate the life of their departed loved ones with an abundance of good food, drinks, and music.

In this three-hour hands-on cooking class you will:

  • Learn about the tradition of building an altar that honors and celebrates a loved one who has passed on
  • Prepare some of the customary foods associated with El Día de los Muertos
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor in a fun group setting

CLICK HERE to register for Day of the Dead Mexican Cooking Class!


Cancellation Policy While we understand that sometimes things come up that may prevent you from attending a cooking class, these classes take time to prepare on our part.

  • Cancellations 14 days or more of your scheduled class, you will a receive 50% refund and the remaining credit can be used toward a future cooking class within one year
  • Cancellations within 14 days of your scheduled class, there are no refunds but you may reschedule and attend a future cooking class within one year
  • If Lola’s Cocina cancels a cooking class, a full refund will be provided or you can reschedule and attend a future cooking class

Reservations are confirmed when payment is received.

For questions, please email lola@lolascocina.com.

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