Originally published by Forbes Travel Guide.
It’s never too late to make those New Year’s resolutions. Whether yours is to travel more or to learn a new skill, we have a plan for you — why not do both? Hotels around the world are expanding their culinary offerings with courses and programming to help improve your repertoire in the kitchen — and you’ll enjoy a vacation to boot.
So, whether you’re looking to kick those skills up a notch or learn a new cuisine, these courses and schools have something for even the most experienced of cooks.
El Pueblito’s Cooking School
Visit the luxury resort community of Riviera Maya’s Mayakoba and you’ll find plenty of high-end dining at lavish area resorts, such as the Five-Star Rosewood, Four-Star Banyan Tree or the elegant Fairmont. But one of the best ways to truly dive into the local culture is at the El Pueblito’s Cooking School, a place that specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine.
Choose from a variety of one-day themed courses that revolve around a host of tasty topics, like the flavors of cocoa and mole, cooking with huitlacoche (often called “Mexican truffle”) or the art of street tacos. You’ll even find a dedicated “Pro” series for more experienced chefs.