Mexican Cooking Class by Chef Sofia Morales

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IWA Modena is excited to host a “Cooking to Fight Cancer” online charity events series: 4 unique online cooking classes, starting on October 25, 2020, with Sofia Morales! Join us and help IWA Modena collect funds for Il Cesto di Ciliege’s big fundraising project 2021: the purchase of a much needed, highly advanced prognostic device for the Policlinico of Modena! This machine, known as Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM), is useful when diagnosing breast cancer and planning related surgical procedures.

Mexican Cooking Class by Chef Sofia Morales: October 25, 2020 at 18:00 on Zoom

(The lesson will take place mainly in English, but important cooking instructions will be provided in Italian as well.)

Participate live at Sofia’s online cooking class or download an “on demand” video of the lesson anytime you want. You will receive a list of ingredients and preparation instructions ahead of time, so you can cook along. During the class you will be able to ask questions via the chat function and Sofia will answer them as she cooks with us.

Sofia is a Mexican chef with more than 10 years of experience working in top-ranked restaurants all around the world. Not only has she obtained a Masters in Gastronomy from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, but she also participated in the Netflix culinary documentary, “Chef’s Table” in 2015Her exciting journey started as a Chef Patisserie with Restaurante Martin Berasategui (3-Star Michelin restaurant) in Spain, and continued in New York City, first at Alex Stupak’s Empellon Cocina and later as Chef de Partie at Del Posto (1-Star Michelin) hailed as “the grandest and most expensive restaurant in New York” by the New York Times. During her time in Mexico City, Sofia was the head cook at Enrique Olvera’s Pujol, which consistently ranked in the Top 15 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Here in Italy, Sofia has been working as head chef at one of IWA Modena’s favorite restaurants, Il Filatoio, and has recently moved to Torino to take on a new restaurant, Gastonomia(A)tipica. For Sofia, cooking is a passion and she virtually welcomes you into her own personal kitchen where she will teach you how to make a Mexican dish…or two!

This online cooking class will teach you the Mexican basics you need to know! You’ll learn how to make masa (corn dough) from scratch and all the tasty dishes you can create with it: from a quesadilla to a taco or even chilaquiles! To complete your plates, Sofia will also make with you two of our favourite classic Mexican dips: authentic fresh guacamole and salsa roja! Take a look at the pictures below to see some of the delicious things we’ll be making.

Here is the full menu for Sunday:

  • Tortillas
  • Quesadillas
  • Chilaquiles
  • Taco de alambre vegetariano
  • Salsa Roja
  • Guacamole

How can you purchase your ticket for the first cooking class with Sofia Morales?

You can purchase your ticket for the first online cooking class with Sofia Morales by signing up on Zoom and paying a donation fee of 15 Euros. Here is the link: Sign-Up on Zoom.

And you can follow us on Facebook on the event page to read all the latest updates (including pictures of the dishes Sofia will prepare for us!) here: Facebook Event Page

Cooking to fight cancer – our online fundraising event series for Il Cesto di Ciliege

In total, over the next month, there will be 4 online cooking classes of about 1.5 hours each, which you can join either live or receive the video after the event. All four chefs have generously volunteered their time for these extraordinary events which means that all proceeds go directly to Il Cesto di Ciliege (excluding payment fees). Thank you so much to all these great chefs to help us fight breast cancer right here in Modena:

Sofia Morales from Gastronomia (A)tipica: Mexican Cooking Class (October 25, 2020 at 18:00)

Luca Marchini from Erba del Re: Italian Cooking Class (November 6, 2020 at 18:00)

Jess Rosval from Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana: International Cooking Class (November 15, 2020 at 18:00)

David Shushan: Israeli Cooking Class (November 21, 2020 at 18:00)

Keep following us on our social media channels to stay up to date on all of our events: Facebook and Instagram.

You don’t like cooking but want to help? Please do!

If you don’t like online cooking courses, but want to help fight breast cancer right here in Modena, please consider making a donation instead. You can do so on our GoFundMe page.

Please also visit our dedicated website to find out about further fundraising opportunities and learn all the details about this new partnership between IWA Modena and Il Cesto di Ciliege: Together against Breast Cancer.


25 Oct 2020


16:00 - 17:30


15 euros

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