Cooking Parties

Photo by Isabelle Martin

Photo by Isabelle Martin


Enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of cooking together!

How does it work exactly?   

After crafting the perfect menu, your kitchen is set up beautifully with all the ingredients, utensils and recipes you and your friends will need. 

Everyone cooks as much or as little as they’d like in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 

Then you and your friends enjoy your freshly cooked and delicious meal. 

And yes, the kitchen cleanup is taken care of.

 Now, that's  a cooking party!

Want to know more:

Sample menus 

Booking and information


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Photos by Isabelle Martin

Photos by Isabelle Martin


Learn all there is to know about Authentic Mexican Food, Spanish Regional Cuisine and all things Latin.

Choose from a variety of topics, from moles and adobos, to paellas, to cooking fish in the Latin American way or, design your own to specifically cover your needs. Classes can be private, in the comfort of your own home or you can join me at Culinaerie in D.C.    

Check out the calendar for upcoming classes and registration.



Phone: (202) 497-0011

I will respond to your message within 24 hours.  

About Eliza

I’ve been cooking for a living for fifteen years. I’m self-taught, and people often ask how I got started.

Shortly after moving to Washington, DC, from Mexico City in the late 1990s, I organized a 3-year-long regional culinary program together with the Mexican Cultural Institute, and got to meet and cook with renowned chefs Susana Trilling, Patricia Quintana and Zarela Martinez and many others. I was hooked! 

photo by Santiago Martin

photo by Santiago Martin

 I kept learning through out this time--perfecting techniques, traveling back to Mexico for research and classes, and always experimenting with the best ways to merge the authentic with the adventurous.

 I’ve been catering and teaching  for more than ten years now, sharing a passion for food and cooking with my clients and students.  I currently cater and teach privately and at Culinaerie in DC.

Washington is my second home and has been a fantastic place for me and my husband to raise our kids. We travel often to Mexico and France to visit family, and whenever possible, we arrange new adventures to wherever our cravings take us. 

 Nice to meet you! / Mucho gusto!