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Culinary Skills Workshop with a New Mexican–Southwestern Twist
with Chef Liza Greifinger
September 17–23, 2020

Trip Status: OPEN

Tour Cost: $3400 double occupancy, $850 single supplement 

Activity Level: Moderate

Registration Close July 15, 2020


Join Chef Liza Greifinger in Santa Fe as we explore the food and cooking methods of the southwestern USA and its Mexican influence. During this hands-on experience, Liza will teach fundamental cooking skills using the best and freshest local ingredients. Liza encourages having fun in the kitchen while gaining a better understanding of ingredients and how to cook with them. 


The tastes and skills learned will translate any time you are in the kitchen so you can introduce new flavors and ways of cooking at home. 


Our workshop day will begin with Liza leading us through markets and food stores as she finds the best local ingredients with which to fashion our meals. We will then return to the professional kitchen at the Convention Center and, under the guidance of her skilled expertise, proceed to create masterful dishes. Then we will all break bread together, discuss the complexities of our creations, and enjoy each other’s company and shared passion: food!



Liza Greifinger
Instructor & Guide

Growing up in New York, surrounded by the flavors of the world, Liza developed a love for food and cooking. After a fulfilling career in outdoor education, she decided to explore her passion for food. Liza studied at The French Culinary Institute and then trained with some of the top chefs in New York City before being drawn to the mountains of Colorado. She joined the team at Food Lab, in Boulder, in the spring of 2016. There she teaches cooking skills and techniques to all ages as well as curriculum development for the educational programs.



Not only will we be cooking and learning new kitchen skills and delving into the southwestern cuisine, but we will have the opportunity to explore the local culture. Join us as we visit the farmers' markets in town and the art scene with its many boutiques, galleries (traditional, contemporary, and native), working studios, and museums. 


After the morning cooking lessons, we will dine on our creations at the Convention Center. Dinners will be at various locales, to better acquaint you with the lively cuisine that the Santa Fe restaurant world has to offer. 



We will be staying at The Inn on the Alameda, a smallish hotel 5 minutes from the center of town. In the early 1980s, Joe Schepps purchased the site of the Inn on the Alameda with the desire to create a space with beautiful gardens, cozy rooms, and a place to showcase the best of Southwestern culture, hospitality, and relaxation. Mr. Schepps calls this the Culture of Care, with a loyal staff and many repeat guests. 


Each room and suite at the Inn reflects the history, romance, and old southwestern style of Old Santa Fe. Each morning begins with a sumptuous breakfast buffet and afternoons with a friendly reception for all.


The best of Santa Fe is just a short stroll from the Inn on the Alameda. We are in the heart of the city, just steps from the city’s best restaurants, galleries, and attractions.



Joan Hill
Owner, Host, & Director

Years ago, it was suggested to Joan that she might offer an art program, and she jumped at the chance of a lifetime. Bringing together all of her life's passions, the development and administration of Artful Journeys is an exhilarating process for Joan.


Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was an efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.



Trip cost is $3400
  • Includes all accommodations, meals, transportation in Santa Fe, excursion fees, and teacher and admin fees

  • $850 single supplement

  • Not included are cocktails and personal purchases and pampering

  • ​NOTE: A deposit of $500 is required upon registration to secure a place on this Journey.

  • Airfare into Albuquerque is not included to enable travelers to use their "travel points," upgrade flight arrangements, or to extend their trip

  • Travel insurance is strongly encouraged

To register for this journey, please click below:

A detailed itinerary and policy page will be provided upon registration.

For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.
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