Come take a class with me, it will be fun. Most events are in and around southern Arizona.

If you’re looking for a class closer to the Phoenix area, my regular gig is at Sur la Table, at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Check out their class calendar and look for the classes under Minerva O. If you are interested in hosting a private event, feel free to contact me at


12/17/2019, 10:00 – 1:00

Sonoran Beef Tamales for the Holidays

Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson, Arizona. 

Learn to make a light and tender masa to enjoy in one of the holiday season’s best treats, tamales. Participants in this hands on class will learn the techniques necessary to prepare the masa, shape, cook and eat Sonoran style beef tamales.

$75 per person. Register here.


12/18/2019, 2:00 – 5:00

Sonoran Beef Tamales

Cooking A-Z, Tubac, Arizona.

$60 per person. Register here.


02/18/2020, 10:00 – 12:00

Atole and Polvorones

Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson, Arizona. 

Cooler Sonoran Desert nights call for warming drinks and rich buttery cookies. Students will learn how to coax corn masa into atole de canela y vainilla, a rich sweet corn beverage, as well as tuning toasted flour and cacao into champurrado, a classic Sonoran chocolate atole. Students will prepare and enjoy polvorones de pechita y nuez, mesquite flour and pecan shortbread cookies, a decidedly Sonoran Desert take on this crumbly cookie.

$40 per person non-member / $32 per person member. Register at