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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Cauliflower Torta Tacos

Rated 4.43 out of 5 from 7 reviews.San Diego, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Claudette

60 mins
Up to 20 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I believe that the greatest food comes from the overall inspiration, happiness and security of the people who graciously prepare it, and that the spirit of that intention is directly correlated to the experience and enjoyment of the dish. I encourage you to get creative!

Tacos are a global fan favorite. It’s a dish that doesn’t just mean “Tuesdays” to me, and can be as versatile and multifaceted as the many #TacoTuesdays fans there are in the world.

We’re going to start off by getting to know each other. I inherently believe that who a person is, where they come from, and how they’ve evolved heavily influences their take on a taco.

Next, I’ll tell you about my taco strategy. We’re cooking vegetarian today, but if you have “beef” with cauliflower, we can work with it. Cauliflower is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can stand in for meat-based proteins in many ways, and satisfy the typical carnivorous palate when prepared well. Don’t discount it.

We’ll prep the taco ingredients together. The cauliflower mix will be finished similar to a chile relleno (Mexican stuffed peppers), and topped with a tomato-oregano sauce.

Lastly, we’ll take a bite of our resulting tacos together and jam on cooking, life, and quarantine.
I believe that the greatest food comes from the overall inspiration, happiness and security of the people who graciously prepare it, and that the spirit of that intention is directly correlated to the experience and enjoyment of the dish. I encourage you to get creative!

Tacos are a global fan favorite. It’s a dish that doesn’t just mean “Tuesdays” to me, and can be as versatile and multifaceted as the many #TacoTuesdays fans there are…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What to bring

  • Cauliflower
  • Salt
  • Pepper (Ground)
  • Cheese (Monterey Jack or Muenster)
  • Egg Whites
From $75
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Claudette

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
James Beard Best Chef West semifinalist Claudette Zepeda is a San Diego-based chef most recently known for her time as the executive chef & partner behind El Jardín, a regional Mexican restaurant in San Diego.

During her tenure, El Jardín received a glowing review from the New York Times, inclusion on Esquire’s 2018 Best New Restaurants, and recognition from Michelin on their 2019 Bib Gourmand list.

Known for her fearless culinary style and bold approach to regional Mexican cuisine, Zepeda was a member of Buzzfeed's inaugural Tasty talent program and former Top Chef Season 15 + Top Chef Mexico competitor. She continues to find inspiration from her frequent visits to Mexico.
James Beard Best Chef West semifinalist Claudette Zepeda is a San Diego-based chef most recently known for her time as the executive chef & partner behind El Jardín, a regional Mexican restaurant in San Diego.

During her tenure, El Jardín received a glowing review from the New York Times, inclusion on Esquire’s 2018 Best New Restaurants, and recognition from Michelin on their 2019 Bib Gourmand list.

Known for her fearless culinary style and bold approach to regional Mexica…
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Rated 4.43 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

John
July 2020
It's a rare experience to be able to get a cooking class from a chef of Claudette's level. Wonderful class, delicious food, would definitely take a class from her again!
Maurice
July 2020
This was a great session :) I enjoyed and embraced the cultural aspect of this recipe and will seek additional information. Thank you for the experience.
Alicia
July 2020
The tacos were amazing! And it was great to learn from Claudette about the food and history. Just be ready to keep up with a quick pace since it is just about an hour. Highly recommend!
Sasha
July 2020
The cauliflower tacos we learned to make were delicious! However, I wish the class had been labeled "not for beginners"... My partner and I could barely keep up with what was happening, and only had time to ask one question before the class ended and we were left with doing the entire second half of the recipe on our own. Neither of us cooks much, so if we had known the class would be going so fast, we would not have signed up. Otherwise, it was fun, and I would recommend it to someone who is a little more well-versed in the kitchen than we are! But maybe include difficulty level in the description 😊 and mention that the cauliflower needs to be diced beforehand. Thanks!
The cauliflower tacos we learned to make were delicious! However, I wish the class had been labeled "not for beginners"... My partner and I could barely keep up with what was happe…
Kristee
July 2020
Claudette is incredible and we learned so much from this experience. We are excited to do another one now!
Lisa
July 2020
A fun class and the tacos were great.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.