The Spring Equinox Culinary Course

 

This course will immerse you in the cuisine, culture and pueblo life of Oaxaca. We will visit local markets, cooks, molinos, chocolate and cheese makers. Every morning you will have breakfast at the hotel before being picked up by our driver. We will be doing a morning activity which may be a cooking demonstration at a local ranch or visiting a market or another cottage industry where we will eat an almuerzo or light lunch. Then we will head out in the van to the ranch where we will have a daily lecture by Susana then have participation classes. The menus are designed for the theme of the course and also build on what you are learning each day. After we are finished preparing the food, we all sit and enjoy the 5 or 6 course comida together. You return to have free nights in Oaxaca. Lots of food will be tasted to further your culinary education! The last night is a celebration of what we have learned together and a dinner at the ranch.

 

Price of the Spring Equinox Culinary Course $ 1,500.00 USD per person.

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations,
  • Three meals a day,
  • Cooking classes & demos,
  • Entrance fees,
  • Transportation while on the tour.


COURSE POLICIES

Deposits/Payments:

To hold your spot in the course a deposit of $250 US is required. Any single supplement charge should also be included with the deposit. Approximately 6 weeks before the beginning of the course, half of the total for the course is due. You should get an email reminder when payment is due.  Final payment is due at the beginning of the course in US dollars or pesos. You can also choose to send full payment in advance of the course. *Reservations at the bottom of this page.

We accept Pesos and US Dollars, cash only. At this moment we are unable to accept credit cards. Thank you!

 

Cancelation and Refund:

If Seasons of My Heart cancels the course, all fees will be refunded.  There is no charge to transfer any fees paid to another course.  We try to allow as much time as possible for student registration before canceling a course.  Please check with us to see how the registration is progressing before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets.  We also strongly encourage trip insurance in case of unforeseen events.

Cancelations by student. Deposits: 60 days or more prior to the start of the course:  A refund of the amount paid less a $10 processing fee will be given,.  Cancellation by student 30 to 60 days prior to the course: A refund less twenty-five percent of the total price paid (including single supplement and deposit) will be given. Cancellation by student anytime between 29 days through the first day of the course: no refund will be given unless the space is sold to another participant. If the space is filled, a refund less twenty-five percent of the total fees paid will be given.  A written notification must be received prior to refund.

 

Responsibility:

We assume no liability or responsibility for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property caused by fault or negligence of any hotel, transportation, or local operator rendering a part of our services. We shall not be responsible for any expense caused by loss or damage of personal items. It is the participant’s responsibility to be adequately insured. We strongly recommend traveler’s insurance. The acceptance of our verbal or written confirmation, and a deposit or final payment for services, constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed in this brochure. SOMH reserves the right to make any changes, with or without notice, which might become necessary.

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How do I know my payment was received ?

You should receive an email confirmation every time you make a payment, typically within a week of receipt of the check.

 

What if I need to cancel?

Please contact us as soon as possible at info@seasonsofmyheart.com or by phone at 011 521 951 508 0469 (from the United States) or from Oaxaca at 044 951 508 0469.

*If you are unable to come the day of the class, please let us know we really appreciate!

 

What is not Included in the course?

Transfers from Airport, Alcoholic beverages, laundry and phone calls.

 

When will I receive a detailed itinerary for the course I am taking?

Once you send a deposit and sign up for the course.

 

Help! I don’t know what to pack for my course!

A detailed letter with a packing list will be sent, together with the itinerary for the course a few weeks before your departure!

 

I would like to arrange a private course with Susana for a group of friends.  Can that be arranged?

Absolutely!  We do ask that you contact us well in advance with possible dates and interests of the group.  Susana has done course for groups of chefs, family groups and friends of varying lengths of time within Oaxaca and also in other areas of Mexico.  Private classes can also be arranged.

 

For reservations please leave us a message:

* Please be sure your contact name and email are correct.