Los Angeles, CA: ArtBites Cooking Class

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Sponsored by Hopkins Los Angeles & Women of Hopkins LA

Join fellow alumni and friends for an afternoon of art history and cooking education! Food historian and cook Maite Gomez-Rejón will help us celebrate the rich history of Mexican cuisine in this hands-on cooking class open to all skill levels. Participants will prepare a feast in which native ingredients are front and center. The class will take place at The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories in Santa Monica Place. Space is limited - each alum will be limited to 1 additional guest (for a total of 2 per registration). 

Maite Gomez-Rejón is the founder of ArtBites. She has dedicated her career to exploring the nexus of art and culinary history through lectures, cooking classes, and tastings in museums and universities across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has taught art history at the college level, and has worked as a private chef and in restaurant kitchens in France and Mexico. 

Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine and Hyperallergic, and interviewed on KCRW's Good Food, and the BBC’s The Food Programme. Her writings have appeared in Life & Thyme, Gastro Obscura, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American History. She co-curated the exhibits Maize: Past, Present, and Future and The Legacy of Cacao at LA Plaza Cocina in Los Angeles and is co-host of Hungry for History on iHeart Radio’s My Cultura Podcast Network.

Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City.

Menu may include:

  • Guacamole with Chapulines (grasshoppers) 
  • Corn tortillas (from scratch) 
  • Cactus and Guajillo Chile Salad
  • Mole (chicken and mushroom versions will be available)  
  • Tequila Ice Cream 

A portion of this registration fee will serve as a donation in support of future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving: oag@jhu.edu     

While participating in off-campus events and meetings sponsored by the JHAA/JHM/JHHS participants must follow all public health guidelines mandated by the local jurisdiction and venue at the time of the event, including vaccination and masking and distancing guidance. Johns Hopkins strongly suggests that attendees who join in person be fully vaccinated. This is subject to change. 

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 Event Date
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Start Time: 1:00pm PDT
End Time: 4:00pm PDT

The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories

395 Santa Monica Pl
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Office of Alumni Relations
Krystle M. Ongaco
Sr. Associate Director
(800) JHU-JHU1

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