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Tina Clark


Tina Clark, Chef, Archaeologist and Historian, is passionate about historic preservation and good food. She has found a way to combine these interests in her historic kitchen, Tina's Cocina at St. Paul's Cultural Center. At the school Tina indulges her interest in history by offering classes in heritage cuisine where she invites local grandmothers (and grandfathers!) to teach their traditional dishes as well as share their memories of old Yuma.

Tina's Cocina is located in Old St. Paul's Parish House and Little Theater. Classes are offered in heritage cuisine where local grandmothers, chefs, and culinary experts from around the Southwest will offer classes on a variety of local and international dishes in addition to the recipes they love to cook and the foods they love to eat. Classes that feature Yuma's local agricultural products will be showcased from January through March supporting the Yuma Visitors Bureau Agritourism Program.

Tina's Cocina 2016 Cooking Class Schedule Available Now!

The goal of the Cocina is to provide simple, flexible and fun instruction to everyone, whether gourmet, or just someone who enjoys great conversations and sampling great tasting food.

The Cocina is available for private parties, couples classes, in-kitchen dinner parties, and other occasions.

All proceeds from classes will go toward the restoration of Old St. Paul's stained glass windows and other renovation projects.


To book your group for cooking classes from 8 to 18 people, or for formal dining practices of up to 50 please call Tina's cell: (928) 210-3328


Farmer's Wife Cooking Classes


The purpose of the Farmer's Wife Cooking Classes is to celebrate local agriculture by focusing on Yuma's fresh produce, farming history and traditions, and historic recipes. Who would be better to share the farming experience but the local farmer's wives? This all comes together in large cooking classes in Old St. Paul's Historic Church and includes a full dinner with complimentary wine and a chance to meet some of the people who put salad and vegetables on our table every winter.

Each cooking class will take place in old St. Paul's Church and will have a farmer's wife teaching the class, with Tina Clark and/or Chef Eddie Guzman as an assistant. It will include a great meal sampling each dish prepared in class. Each menu will include a salad utilizing local fresh produce, seasonal Yuma grown vegetables, a meat dish or casserole and conclude with dessert. The class atmosphere is informal so there will be time to make new friends and share culinary history around the kitchen table. In addition, The Farmers Wife Cooking Classes will accomplish two important goals: to help develop a booming farm to table movement in Yuma and, at the same time, to help preserve a National Historic Landmark - Old St. Paul's Church buildings that house the project itself.


Cost of each Farmer's Wife Cooking Class: $45.00


Tina's Cocina 2016 Cooking Class Schedule Available Now!

Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chefs Tina Clark and Eddie Guzman


Tina Clark, Yuma's historian, is passionate about historic preservation and local food. In her kitchen, Tina's Cocina, she combines these interests and gives those who love to cook a place to learn about and to enjoy local food and local culinary delights. The kitchen, itself a piece of Yuma history and a preservation project, is a restored hacienda style kitchen complete with the original cast-iron stove, original dishes, colorful tile, and period ambiance. In addition to teaching popular international dishes, Tina's goal is to capture the warmth found in the Farm Kitchens of Yuma and provide classes featuring local crops and recipes from local farmer's Wives and the farmers who make Yuma's Agri-Experiences possible.

The gourmet cooking classes will take place in Tina's Cocina and will be limited to 15 participants. Chef Eddie and/or Tina, and/or other guest chefs, will demonstrate various if not all aspects of a 5 course dinner chosen from 5 different culinary regions. Recipes will be provided and complimentary wine will be served.

All gourmet classes--private or scheduled--need a minimum of eight participants. If minimum requirements are not met we will need to reschedule the class at a later date.

Cost of each Gourmet Cooking Class: $50.00 - $75.00 (depending on ingredients)





Tina's Cocina - 2016 Cooking Class Schedule

Due to limited seating all reservations must be made by calling Tina on her cell phone: (928) 210-3328. Once you have made your reservations you may pay by PayPal below by clicking the corresponding button, or if you wish to Pay by Check you can send a check to:

Tina Clark
464 S. 1st Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364


Class # Date Time Class Price PayPal
TC
001
Tues
Feb
9
6:00
pm
Tina's Cocina Gourmet:
Mardi Gras Celebration
$65
TC
002
Sat
Feb 13
6:00
pm
Valentine's Day:
Valentine's Dinner with Shakespeare
$75
TC
003
Sun
Feb 14
5:00
pm
Valentine's Day:
Valentine's Dinner with Shakespeare
$75
TC
004
Wed
Feb 17
6:00
pm
Farmer's Wife:
Field to Table
$45
TC
005
Mon
Feb 29
6:00
pm
Farmer's Wife:
Field to Table
$45
TC
006
Thur
Mar 10
6:00
pm
Tina's Cocina Gourmet:
Classic Mexican Celebration
$60
TC
007
Mon
Mar 14
6:00
pm
Farmer's Wife:
Field to Table
$45
TC
008
Wed
Mar 16
6:00
pm
Tina's Cocina Gourmet:
Irish Whiskey Tasting & Dinner
$75
TC
009
Sat
Mar 19
10:00
am
Tina’s Cocina Gourmet:
Mexican Fiesta Brunch
$45
TC
010
Wed
Mar 23
6:00
pm
Tina’s Cocina Gourmet:
Gourmet Italian - Visit Tuscany
$60
TC
011
Mon
Mar 28
6:00
pm
Farmer's Wife:
Field to Table
$45
TC
012
Fri
Apr
1
6:00
pm
Tina’s Cocina Gourmet:
Asian Fusion Sushi Dinner
$75
TC
013
Mon
Apr
4
6:00
pm
Tina's Cocina Gourmet:
Herb Garden Gourmet Dinner
$60




Description of Classes

Mardi Gras Celebration

Cost per person: $65.00

Tuesday: February 9th, 2016 6pm–9pm

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Valentine's Dinner with Shakespeare

Cost per person: $75.00

Saturday: February 13, 2016 6pm-9pm

Enjoy a Valentine's dinner in Old St. Paul’s Church with William Shakespeare. Dinner will include a seasonal fresh salad, tomato basil bisque with grill head-on shrimp, braised pork osso bucco with a creamy polenta, and dessert with tiramisu and a kahlua cream shot.

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Valentine's Dinner with Shakespeare

Cost per person: $75.00

Sunday: February 14, 2016 5pm-8pm

Enjoy a Valentine's dinner in Old St. Paul’s Church with William Shakespeare. Dinner will include a seasonal fresh salad, tomato basil bisque with grill head-on shrimp, braised pork osso bucco with a creamy polenta, and dessert with tiramisu and a kahlua cream shot.

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Farmer's Wife - TBD

Cost per person: $45.00

Wednesday: February 17, 2016 6pm-9pm

Enjoy dinner in Old St. Paul’s Church with the Yuma’s agricultural community.

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Farmer's Wife - TBD

Cost per person: $45.00

Monday: February 29, 2016 6pm-9pm

Enjoy dinner in Old St. Paul’s Church with the Yuma’s agricultural community.

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Classic Mexican Celebration

Cost per person: $60

Thursday: March 10, 2016 6pm-9pm

This class will pay tribute to the holy trinity of Native American culinary tradition: corn, squash & beans. Enjoy a great southwestern meal and learn the “Legend of the Three Sisters”. Salsa Fresca, Mangos, Avocado, & Cilantro Salad, Caesar Salad with simply delicious dressing, Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas, Fajitas, Southwestern, Kahlua Frappe, Mexican Wedding Cookies.

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Farmer's Wife - TBD

Cost per person: $45.00

Monday: March 14, 2016 6pm-9pm

Enjoy dinner in Old St. Paul’s Church with the Yuma’s agricultural community.

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Irish Whiskey Tasting and Dinner

Cost per person: $75

Wednesday: March 16, 2016 6pm-9pm

Celebrate St. Patrick's with authentic Irish Pub food. We will have complimentary Irish Beer and Eddie will give you a step by step lesson in making a fantastic Irish coffee. Menu: Corned Beef and Cabbage; Colcannon, Irish Stew, Irish Soda Bread, Bailey Irish Cream Dream, Irish coffee.

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Mexican Fiesta Brunch

Cost per person: $45

Saturday: March 19, 2016 10am-12pm

Be a guest at your own Fiesta Brunch by making everything the day before. Put the Fiesta Soufflé, potato casserole, & a ham in the oven, stir the Mango Margaritas enjoy the Sunday Brunch as much as your guests. These are recipes that you will use over and over. Green Chili Cheese Puff Soufflé, Roasted Hash Brown Casserole, Ham with Mango Glaze, Jicama, Orange & Spinach Salad, Tequila Sunrise Melon Compote, Fresh Mango Margarita.

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Gourmet Italian - Visit Tuscany

Cost per person: $60

Wednesday: March 23, 2016 6pm-9pm

This authentic Tuscan menu has universal appeal and provides a fun new culinary experience. Join us for Assorted Appetizers including Fig, Mascarpone and Pesto Torte; Fennel & Aged Pecorino Salad; Zuppa Toscana; Roast Chicken with Lemon & Thyme; Artichoke Custards. Chocolate Amaretto Cake with Crema Fresca, Italian Wines.

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Farmer's Wife - TBD

Cost per person: $45.00

Monday: March 28, 2016 6pm-9pm

Enjoy dinner in Old St. Paul’s Church with the Yuma’s agricultural community.

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Asian Fusion Sushi Dinner

Cost per person: $75.00

Friday: April 1, 2016 6pm-9pm

Take a trip around Asia with Eddie and Tina. We will start off in Hawaii with a PuPu Platter, on to Japan for Sushi and then to China for lettuce wraps and noodle boxes.

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Herb Garden Gourmet Dinner

Cost per person: $60.00

Monday: April 4, 2016 6pm–9pm

Alia Koger and Carmen Jonannson will bring fresh herbs from their farm to be incorporated into a beautiful healthy dinner including hors d’oeuvres, soup, salad, main course, and dessert. They will also share their infused honey and cold brew coffee with us.

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