Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class)

Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) Reviews

Excellent rating
5.0
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Reviews (632)
Janet Woods
Janet Woods
2024.04.21
We visit Cozumel often and always join the cooking class. Even as a repeat we enjoy it more and more. The class brings us joy every time. We gain more knowledge, enjoy great food, explore the local market, bring home more ideas for great meals at home, and we are delighted to spend time with the class instructors, helpers and other guests we share the lessons and meal with. We consider Josefina and Jeronimo family now. I could not recommend the experience with more enthusiasm. See you all again soon, The Woods
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.21
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review, Woods family! We are beyond grateful for your continued support and for choosing to spend your time with us at Cozumel Chef. It brings us immense joy to hear that our cooking classes bring you joy every time and that you have gained knowledge, enjoyed great food, and explored the local market with us. It warms our hearts to know that you consider Josefina and Jeronimo family now. We cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm and for giving us the highest rating. We cannot wait to have you back with us again soon. Until then, happy cooking! - The Cozumel Chef Team
Erin Wilson
Erin Wilson
2024.04.19
One of the best and biggest meals of our time on Cozumel. Spent the day Geronimo (who has taken over the classes from his mom) and enjoyed going through the market with him. I'd say the amount of actual "cooking" was minimal, it's more of a learning experience by watching and eating! Perhaps the amount of actual cooking depends on the group size. Still super informative, fun, and incredibly delicious!! The margaritas were fabulous, as were the numerous salsas, sides, fruits, and shrimp main dish. Can only recommend it!!
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.19
Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review for Cozumel Chef! We are thrilled to hear that you had one of the best and biggest meals during your time on the island. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your day with Geronimo, who has taken over the classes from his mom. We take great pride in providing a learning experience through watching and eating, and we're glad you found it informative, fun, and incredibly delicious. We do tailor the cooking portion of the class based on group size, so we appreciate your understanding. It's great to hear that you loved our margaritas, salsas, sides, fruits, and shrimp main dish. Your recommendation means a lot to us and we hope to have the pleasure of cooking with you again in the future. Cheers! - The Cozumel Chef team
Sandy Macfadden
Sandy Macfadden
2024.04.13
We had a wonderful time learning about the food of Mexico including their medicinal properties. Truly enjoyed walking through market picking fresh ingredients and then going back to cook them. The chef was very knowledgeable, personable and makes delicious food. Would go again if back in Cozumel.
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.13
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It means a lot to us that you had such a wonderful experience learning about the food of Mexico with us. We're glad you enjoyed walking through the market and picking out fresh ingredients – that's one of our favorite parts too! It's great to hear that our chef was able to share their knowledge and make the experience even more enjoyable. We would love to have you back with us if you ever find yourself in Cozumel again. Thanks again for the 5-star rating! Happy cooking!
Nicole Stone
Nicole Stone
2024.04.09
Our family of five had an amazing experience with Geronimo. He took us to the local market to pick out all the best produce and teach us about the local herbs and spices. Then we went back to his home kitchen to help prepare a feast that included chicken mole, anchiote fish, four different salsas, handmade tortillas, Jamaica juice, fresh lemonade, squash with cheese, and margaritas! We left so full, happy, and well educated. It was a highlight during our time in Cozumel.
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.08
We're so pleased your family of five had an amazing experience with Geronimo, exploring the local market and diving into the rich flavors of Cozumel's cuisine. It sounds like the cooking session in Geronimo's kitchen was both educational and delicious, covering a wide array of dishes that truly showcase the diversity of local culinary traditions. The feast you described is mouthwatering! We're thrilled it was a highlight of your time in Cozumel, leaving you full, happy, and with a deeper understanding of our food culture. Thank you for choosing to explore with us, and we hope to share even more culinary adventures with you in the future!
Jim Cushing
Jim Cushing
2024.03.25
We had THE BEST TIME! Such a fun and entertaining afternoon. Loved touring the local market with Jeronimo. Cooking with him was great. Plus the food was so delicious! I wish it had been a little more hands-on, but we still got to do some prep, plus making the tortillas was a great experience! Would do it all over again, and again
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.08
We're thrilled to hear you had the best time with Jeronimo on your market tour and cooking class! It's wonderful that the tour of the local market and the cooking session made for a fun and entertaining afternoon, and hearing that you loved the food brings us immense joy. We appreciate your feedback on wishing for a more hands-on experience (class size and time of year this can be dependent on); it's invaluable as we continuously aim to improve and tailor our offerings. The tortilla-making is indeed a highlight, and we're glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for being open to doing it all over again – we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for more culinary adventures!
Teresa Arendell
Teresa Arendell
2024.03.23
We loved our cooking class with Jeronimo. He was very informative of the benefits of the foods in the market we went to prior to going to the kitchen. The food was delicious, and lots of it. Jeronimo is very passionate about what he does and loves sharing his knowledge. We highly recommend this cooking class! We would definitely do this class again.
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.08
It's heartwarming to hear how much you enjoyed your cooking class with Jeronimo! His passion for not only cooking but also educating about the benefits of local foods shines through in your words. The journey from market to kitchen is an essential part of the experience, providing insights into the culinary treasures of the area and how they contribute to delicious, healthful dishes. Jeronimo's enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and love for cooking is what makes the class special, and we're thrilled it made such a positive impression on you. Thank you for your high recommendation and for expressing interest in joining us again. We look forward to the opportunity to share even more culinary secrets with you in the future!
Jeanne R
Jeanne R
2024.03.23
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Entertaining, educational, and delish! This is our second adventure with Cozumel Chef, and it did not disappoint! The Market tour and shopping were educational and entertaining. The class itself was extremely fun....and delicious. We tried many new things and enjoyed ALL of them. Thank you, Jeronimo, for a wonderful morning! If you are in Cozumel (even for a day), this tour is a do not miss.
Daniel A
Daniel A
2024.03.22
Jeronimo war heute mit uns und zwei weiteren auf dem Markt einkaufen und wir haben zusammen gekocht. Er hat das mit einer solchen Hingabe gemacht, es war einfach toll und nur weiter zu empfehlen. Für alle Kreuzfahrtbesuckher - macht einmal das einheimische Programm, es lohnt sich. Zuerst geht man den Markt besuchen, kauft gemeinsam ein und bestimmt das Menü. Dann geht man zu Jeronimo nach Hause und kocht die Vorspeisen, dann den Hauptgang und das Dessert. Zum Abschluss dann noch eine wunderbare Margarita... Zugegeben, viel selber zu machen gibt es nicht, aber wir fanden es trotzdem super und würden sofort wieder kommen.... Danke!
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.08
Hearing about your market adventure and cooking session with Jeronimo brings us great joy! It’s wonderful to see his dedication made such a positive impact on your experience, providing not just a cooking class but a deep dive into local culture. It sounds like the process of selecting ingredients at the market, deciding on the menu together, and then bringing it all to life in Jeronimo’s kitchen offered a unique and immersive experience. Even if you felt there wasn’t much to do on your part, the fact that you found the experience rewarding and would eagerly return speaks volumes. The special touch of ending with a wonderful margarita certainly sounds like the perfect finale. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation to cruise fans to try the local program. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience!
DanielA8844
DanielA8844
2024.03.20
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Authentic, local, wonderful... Jeronimo went shopping with us and two others at the market today and we cooked together. He did it with such dedication, it was simply great and can only be recommended. For all cruise fans - try the local program, it's worth it. First you go to the market, shop together and decide on the menu. Then you go to Jeronimo's house and cook the starters, then the main course and dessert. Finally, a wonderful margarita... Admittedly, there isn't much to do ourselves, but we still thought it was great and would come back in a heartbeat.... Thank you!
Elizabeth “Betsy” Ramsey
Elizabeth “Betsy” Ramsey
2024.03.19
We had such an wonderful day with Jeronimo on our most recent visit to Cozumel. The trip through the market was very enlightening and we loved getting a glimpse of how the year round citizens of Cozumel do their shopping. Lunch was incredible! Everything was so delicious and we couldn't get over the sheer number of dishes that Jeronimo prepared. Do not eat at all before attending this tour! On our next trip, we plan to take the other tour that visits the market again and stops at a couple of dining establishments frequented by locals. Thanks again for the great day!
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.04.08
We're delighted to hear about your wonderful day with Jeronimo in Cozumel! It sounds like your journey through the market and the insight into the shopping habits of the locals provided a memorable and enlightening experience. We're thrilled that lunch exceeded your expectations with its deliciousness and variety—Jeronimo really knows how to showcase the best of local cuisine! Your advice to future guests about coming hungry is spot on. We're excited that you're already planning to join us for another tour on your next trip, exploring even more local dining spots. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we can't wait to welcome you back for more culinary adventures. Safe travels until then!
ElizabethARamsey
ElizabethARamsey
2024.03.19
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Getting a Feel for Authentic Cozumel We had such an wonderful day with Jeronimo on our most recent visit to Cozumel. The trip through the market was very enlightening and we loved getting a glimpse of how the year round citizens of Cozumel do their shopping. Lunch was incredible! Everything was so delicious and we couldn't get over the sheer number of dishes that Jeronimo prepared. Do not eat at all before attending this tour! On our next trip, we plan to take the other tour that visits the market again and stops at a couple of dining establishments frequented by locals. Thanks again for the great day!
Melanie Manning
Melanie Manning
2024.03.12
My family and I recently had the pleasure of attending Josefina's Cooking School in Cozumel, Mexico, and our experience was nothing short of exceptional. From the warm hospitality to the delectable flavors, this culinary adventure left us with memories to cherish. Jeronimo, our instructor, played a pivotal role in making our time at Josefina's truly unforgettable. His passion for Mexican cuisine and culture shone through as he guided us through each step of the cooking process with enthusiasm and expertise. Jeronimo's friendly demeanor and extensive knowledge not only made the experience educational but also incredibly enjoyable. The cooking class itself was a perfect blend of hands-on experience and cultural immersion. We were not only taught to prepare mouthwatering traditional dishes but also provided with fascinating insights into the rich history and significance of each ingredient. It was a delightful journey through the heart of Mexican culinary heritage. The ingredients provided were fresh and of high quality. The combination of local produce and authentic recipes elevated our creations to a level we never thought possible. We left the class not only with satisfied taste buds but also with a newfound appreciation for the artistry behind Mexican cooking. In addition to the culinary aspect, Josefina's Cooking School succeeded in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The charming setting, combined with the camaraderie among participants, added an extra layer of enjoyment to the overall experience. It truly felt like a family coming together to celebrate the joy of cooking and learning. Our heartfelt thanks go to Jeronimo and the entire team at Josefina's Cooking School for providing us with an amazing culinary journey. If you find yourself in Cozumel and have a passion for food and culture, don't miss the opportunity to enroll in this exceptional cooking school. It's an experience that goes beyond the kitchen, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper understanding of Mexican culinary traditions.
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.03.12
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We are delighted to hear that you and your family had an exceptional time at Josefina's Cooking School. Jeronimo is truly a gem and we are lucky to have him as part of our team. We will make sure to pass along your kind words to him. We couldn't agree more that the cooking class is a perfect blend of hands-on experience and cultural immersion. Our goal is to not only teach traditional dishes but also to provide insights into the rich history and significance behind each ingredient. We take pride in using only fresh and high-quality ingredients in our classes, and we are thrilled that it elevated your creations to a new level. We also strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, and we are happy that you felt like part of our family during your time with us. Thank you again for choosing Josefina's Cooking School for your culinary adventure in Cozumel. We are grateful for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future. Wishing you all the best in your culinary explorations!
alex velez
alex velez
2024.03.12
Amazing! Delicious! And Educational! This was an incredible experience from market to table! We cooked amazing ceviche and the best fish tacos I have ever had in my life! The margaritas were also delectable! Would definitely do this again when I make it back to Cozumel!
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.03.12
Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an incredible experience with Cozumel Chef. We take pride in providing delicious and educational culinary experiences for our clients, and it's always rewarding to hear such positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the market to table concept and that the ceviche and fish tacos were the best you've ever had. And of course, no culinary experience is complete without some delectable margaritas! We would love to have you back with us when you return to Cozumel. Thanks again for choosing Cozumel Chef and for taking the time to share your thoughts. Cheers!
Alicia Miller
Alicia Miller
2024.03.10
Absolutely loved our cooking class with Jeronimo. He was very informative of the benefits of the foods we were cooking with and other foods in the market we went to. The food was delicious, and lots of it. I had gotten bit by bugs during our stay in Cozumel and they were extremely itchy and swollen. Jeronimo went into his backyard and cut off a peice of Aloe for me to bring back to the condo! You can tell he is very passionate about what he does and loves sharing the knowledge he has. 100% recommended this cooking class, and next time we are in Cozumel we will be taking his class again.
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.03.11
It warms our hearts to hear how much you loved your cooking class with Jeronimo and how his informative approach and passion for food and wellness enhanced your experience. We're touched to know that Jeronimo went the extra mile to help with your bug bites – it's small acts of kindness like this that truly make a difference. We're thrilled that the food was to your liking and that there was plenty to enjoy. Thank you for your glowing recommendation and for your plans to join us again. We can't wait to welcome you back to Cozumel for another memorable class with Jeronimo!
Jessica W
Jessica W
2024.03.09
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Amazing experience and even better food! The highlight of our trip to Cozumel was cooking with Jeronimo and his wife in our home away from home. We have little kids and weren't sure how they would do with the traditional cooking class offered, and Jeronimo graciously agreed to a private cooking class in our home one evening while we were in Cozumel. He came fully prepared with all the materials we needed, including fish that he'd caught for our class. The entire family enjoyed learning about the history of Mexican dishes and ingredients, the nutritional complexities, and how to prepare them like a pro. We had dish after dish after dish of salsas, guacamole, and so much more. A father himself, he came prepared with a simple shrimp dish just for the kids in case they didn't like the more complex fish dish which we found so thoughtful. We even had leftovers to enjoy throughout the rest of our stay. Since out evening class didn't allow us to go to the market, we were invited to visit it the next day with the 11 a.m. class. We loved the explanation of local fruits and veggies that we would have known to try/cook without Jeronimo's guidance. We were also able to purchase a traditional pan to cook the fish dish from the night before, a very important thing for us since we fell in love with the recipe! We really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our time with Jeronimo and this experience. We felt like we made a new friend and had a little more insight into the culture and traditions of Cozumel/Mexico that we would not have gotten otherwise.
Rebecca Thayer
Rebecca Thayer
2024.03.08
My sister and I had a wonderful time. Jeronino is very knowledgeable and talented. He was timely and made it fun. The food was excellent!!! It was less hands on than I expected, but I wasn't disappointed. I highly recommend!
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.03.11
We're so glad to hear that you and your sister had a wonderful time with Jeronimo! It's fantastic that his knowledge, talent, and punctuality contributed to making your experience both fun and memorable, and that the food met your high expectations. We appreciate your feedback about the hands-on aspect and are delighted it didn't detract from your overall enjoyment. Thank you for your recommendation and for choosing to spend your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more excellent culinary experiences!
Heather Tweeddale
Heather Tweeddale
2024.03.04
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! Such an amazing & authentic experience! Best food throughout our entire vacation in Cozumel! Jeronimo met us at the market where he selected the freshest fruit, vegetables, herbs, shrimp & meat explaining how to choose along with health benefits. His outgoing personality & knowledge enhanced the experience. We took a taxi to Josefina’s pristine kitchen where his wife had a lovely table set with fresh hibiscus tea. I don’t want to spoil the experience but this is a must do in Cozumel & the food was amazing!
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.03.11
Your glowing review has truly warmed our hearts! It's fantastic to hear that Jeronimo's market tour provided you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for selecting fresh ingredients, and that Josefina's warm welcome and the setting at her kitchen made your experience even more memorable. We're thrilled to have been the best food experience of your vacation in Cozumel! Thank you for recommending us so highly and for choosing to spend your time with us. We can't wait to have you back for more amazing culinary adventures.
Becky P
Becky P
2024.02.28
I enjoyed everything about this class and learned so much.
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.03.11
We're thrilled you enjoyed and learned so much from the class! It's always our goal to combine education with enjoyment. Thank you for joining us and sharing your positive experience. We look forward to welcoming you again for more culinary discoveries!
Jennie R
Jennie R
2024.02.25
This was our 7th time in Cozumel. We really wanted a different excursion than what has been offered on the boat. We had a great time meeting Jeronimo and Jo. Beginning with the market, the tortilla factory, and the ice cream shop, we learned about traditional food before we got to the cooking portion. Our group enjoyed the interactive cooking and, of course, the eating. It gave us a glimpse into local food, traditions, and daily life. We will be back next time we're in Cozumel.
Reply from Josefina's Cocina con Alma (Cozumel Cooking Class) 2024.03.11
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your culinary tour with us and that it provided a unique and authentic experience for you and your group. Our team takes great pride in showcasing the local food, traditions, and daily life of Cozumel, and we are delighted that you were able to learn and have fun in the process. We can't wait to welcome you back for your 8th visit to Cozumel! Thank you for choosing Cozumel Chef and for your continuous support!
BobcaygeonJames
BobcaygeonJames
2024.02.25
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OUTSTANDING - FIVE STAR The day with Jeronimo was very informative and fun. Our family of four truly enjoyed our experience. Very authentic food and experience. We would 100% recommend to everyone.