Modern Mexican Cuisine

Discover culinary master skills: From ancestral roots to the overflowing creativity of Mexican cuisine.

Jorge Vallejo

Executive Chef of Quintonil Restaurant, #9 World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023, 2 Michelin Stars

Jorge Vallejo

Executive Chef of Quintonil Restaurant, #9 World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023, 2 Michelin Stars

What does it really mean to be in the Top 50 Best Restaurant List? Discover the elements that every eye-catching restaurant must address.

Mexico has a gastronomy that is intertwined with other Latin American cultures. They share characteristics by region, and the cuisine of each of them can be a powerful agent of change.
We will analyze in detail the tasting menu of the restaurant Quintonil: How many courses it should have, what it should showcase, the weight of the foods, how to determine the cost, and the best secrets for high-level plating.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Master the preparation of cactus sorbet, avocado tartar and other iconic  recipes from Quintonil.
  • Perfect the grilling technique to achieve exquisite fish dishes.
  • Develop creativity by conceptualizing dishes,  from the idea to the choice of tableware.
  • Understand the ancestral techniques and cooking methods characteristic of Mexican cuisine.
  • Gain insights into the reality of ’50 Best’ restaurants and how they affect the gastronomic scene.
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Course Syllabus

Course Content

Chapter 1 - Presentation of the course
Chapter 2 - The social aspect of Mexican cuisine
Chapter 3 - Designing a tasting menu
Chapter 4 - Salad of smoked tomatoes, avocado, quesillo dressing with chapulines and Oaxacan herbs
Chapter 5 - Uchepos with Cotija foam and tomato sofrito
Chapter 6 - Marinated fish barbecue with grasshoppers, cauliflower and celeriac dressing
Chapter 7 - Avocado tartar with tatemado avocado and escamoles
Chapter 8 - Cold chileatole of baby corn, moringa oil and tubers
Chapter 9 - Moorish crab in sunflower seed green pepián, kaffir lime and Thai basil
Chapter 10 - Cactus snow
Before you go

Ancestral techniques and cooking methods from Mexico

What you'll learn

With this course, you will be able to prepare at home several of the dishes served at Quintonil, such as cactus sorbet, avocado tartare, smoked tomato salad, uchepos with Cotija foam, and moro crab in green sunflower seed pepián.

You will learn how to perfectly cook a grilled fish.

You will also develop your creativity: How to generate concepts that make sense, how to tell stories through each mouthful and how to conceptualize a dish from the idea to the choice of tableware.

Who is it for?

This challenging course is designed for those passionate people looking for a culinary challenge. Aimed at experienced chefs and enthusiasts with an advanced level, we offer an intense educational journey to elevate your gastronomic skills to new heights.

What you’ll need

  • Pot/pan
  • Vitamix
  • Chinese strainer
  • Small ladle
  • Smoking gun
  • Glass bowls
  • Powder shaker
  • Serving spoons
  • Cutting boards
  • Steamer
  • Spatula
  • Scale
  • Liquidizer
  • Thermomix
  • Colander
  • Chinois
  • Siphon
  • Balloon whisk
  • Steel Bowl
  • Blowtorch
  • Frying pan
  • Ring mold
  • Microplane
  • Hemp yarn
  • Mandolin
  • Grinder
  • Measuring container
  • Hand blender
  • Metal whisk
  • Thermal jug
  • Liquid nitrogen

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Meet your Instructor

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Executive Chef of Quintonil Restaurant, #9 World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023, 2 Michelin Stars

Jorge Vallejo, renowned Mexican chef, continues to redefine gastronomy with his restaurant Quintonil. With a contemporary and sustainable approach, his cuisine continues to be an innovative benchmark in the international culinary scene.

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Scoolinary courses are online classes that allow you to learn new knowledges and skills to improve your cuisine. Each course consists of several lessons that combine videos and texts with downloadable recipes and extra teaching materials.

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If a course is not what you expected, you can request a refund before 7 days after time of purchase and as long as you have not viewed more than 20% of the course.

What's included?

  • 2h 50 min of HD video
  • 7 recipes
  • 41 lessons
  • Recipe book
  • Additional material
  • 9 Quizzes
  • Certificate

Available languages

  • English, Español (VO)
  • English, Español, Italiano (BETA), Français (BETA), Português (BETA), Deutsch (BETA)
  • Advanced

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