Cooking Classes

La Cocina Cooking Classes will resume in November 2023! Please check back for more information later this summer. 

Our Cooking Classes are a fundraiser for our senior program. Classes are usually 10-20 people and held in the evenings and on weekends. All funds raised through La Cocina Cooking Classes benefit El Centro de la Raza’s Senior Nutrition Wellness Program. If you would like to make a donation to the program, please click here.

For questions about the classes or to become a class instructor, please email or call (206) 957-4649 .

To volunteer at a class, please email Mandela Gardner at or call (206) 957-4602.

Class Locations: 
Centilia Cultural Center Kitchen at El Centro de la Raza | 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival ST | Seattle, WA 98144
El Centro de la Raza’s Historic Building | 2524 16th Ave S | Seattle, WA 98144

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children attend classes?

Children are welcome to attend classes with you present to supervise them. If the child will be participating in the class then we do ask that you purchase a ticket for them.

how long are the cooking classes?

It depends on the type of dish in the class, so please check the individual class times. Tamale making classes are 2.5 hours while mole making classes are typically 3-4 hours long, for example.

What language is used during the class?

Classes are held in English with some Spanish used at times.