About Laura

Teaching Cooking since 2006

I began teaching cooking classes in 2006 when I lived in a beautiful town called San Cristóbal de las Casas. I was working as a Spanish teacher at the time, and taught many of my Spanish students the recipes I grew up enjoying.

A few years later, my husband and I moved to Queretéro, Mexico where we lived for the next 15 years.  There, I ran my own cooking classes as well as a brick-and-mortar language school with my husband. After we sold the language school, I continued focusing on my cooking classes.

In 2022, my family and I moved to Playa del Carmen. After taking a few months off to settle in, I relaunched my classes. Whether you call Playa del Carmen home, are here on vacation, or are taking some time off to travel and explore – I can’t wait to hear your story and share Mexican cuisine with you!

Mom, Wife, Teacher, Cook

My own mom always said I was meant to be a teacher. Drawn to language, I studied English and Spanish Learning as a Second Language at my university. During my time as a student, I spent one year abroad as a student at the University of Texas in Austin to become fluent in English.

After returning to Mexico, I launched my career as a Spanish teacher and worked in a variety of cities – Cuernavaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Querétaro, and Playa del Carmen. 

When we sold our language school, I took a few years to focus on being a mom to our sweet baby. As he has grown, my desire to get back in the kitchen and teach others what I love most has returned. Teaching others how to cook has been the perfect fusion of what I know best with what I love most.

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Driven by Inspiration & Creativity

Like many of you, I also love to travel! I draw much of my inspiration in the kitchen from all around Mexico as well as from a wide variety of international cuisines. Over the years, I’ve personally spent time in and around most of Mexico, as well as different parts of the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

My roots, however, are my foundation for absolutely everything I cook and teach. Nearly blind, my grandmother lived in a very humble house with a dirt floor and used a traditional open fire to make every meal. My childhood is overflowing with memories of learning to cook with her from a very young age – every meal bursting with vibrant flavor and deep love.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Bring the flavors of paradise home with you to share with your family and friends, again and again
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