A Mexican Masterclass with Xav – FUNDRAISER, SOLD OUT

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  Friday 7 Feb 2020

  6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm

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Discover the secret behind perfectly piquant Mexican Prawn Cocktail and mix the masa for authentic tortillas on this fabulous trip down Mexico way with Xavier Buendia (best known for his food photography with top restaurants in Brighton and further afield). His childhood memories of growing up ‘south of the border’ are the inspiration for this special fundraising Masterclass dedicated to home-style Mexican food.

Your Mexican feast for the evening will also feature some classic, fresh salsas, the essential frijoles negros (refried black beans), street food favourite elote asado (charred sweetcorn) and your masa will form the basis for some tasty pulled pork tacos. Rest assured that former chef Xav has designed his recipes using readily-available ingredients so you can recreate all the dishes you learn to master at home sin problema.

And to get you in the Mexican mood your evening will kick-start with a punchy tequila cocktail (or non-alcoholic alternative) and some spiced snacks.

Tickets for this event include:

  • professional cookery tuition
  • all ingredients and equipment
  • a full meal at our sociable dining table (You are welcome to bring your own drinks to enjoy with the meal. We usually eat about 30mins before the class ends so you may wish to have a snack before you attend.)
  • a welcome cocktail and snacks
  • all recipes from the class.

What previous participants said: “Excellent class, lots of useful tips. Will make my salsa Mexican style now.” “Great atmosphere. Well planned and executed. Great food.” “I liked all of it, keep up the good work!”

Funds raised from this class will support us to run our next ‘Cooking on a Budget’ course for people on low incomes and benefits – one of our most popular and valued community courses. Find out more about how we invest in people, our local community and our wider environment. Xav has generously donated his time for the class.

About Xav

Xav’s background is a beautiful mix of Mexican and Catalan, his parents and grandparents introduced him to all sorts of wonderful food from an early age and later he learned the importance of food and its heavy influence in both cultures. This led to a career on the catering industry graduating from culinary school, working as a chef for a while and then becoming a sommelier. He worked in fine dining venues for over 10 years in Europe and America until he decided to move on and commit to his photography. His speciality is food photography for the food and drinks industry and portraiture for lifestyle and fashion brands and editorials.

Booking instructions

Tickets for this event are £59.99 per person including all equipment and ingredients, or choose ‘BringAFriend’ for a discount when buying two or more tickets. Please note that only one gift voucher or discount code can be used per purchase, click ‘enter promo code’ to submit these details. If you need assistance please contact us.

This event is now SOLD OUT – however you may wish to add yourself to the waiting list below as last minute cancellations can release places. Sign-up to our email list to be the first to hear about new dates for classes. 

Refund policy:

We offer a full refund if you change or cancel your place up to 14 days before your class. If you cancel between seven and 14 days before your class, we offer a 50% refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds when a place is cancelled less than seven days before the class is due to take place. Please note Eventbrite now has a policy of keeping the Eventbrite fees associated with a booking (roughly 6.5% of the total cost) even when a refund is made.

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The Community Kitchen
113 Queens Road
Brighton BN1 3XG

A Mexican Masterclass with Xav – FUNDRAISER, SOLD OUT

The Community Kitchen, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK

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