Empanada Escapade: A Culinary Adventure


Embark on a flavorful journey to Latin America with our Empanada Escapade culinary class. Join us as we explore the art of crafting these savory hand pies, beloved for their crispy golden crusts and deliciously diverse fillings. Led by expert chefs passionate about Latin cuisine, this hands-on experience promises to transport you to the bustling streets and vibrant markets of South America.


  1. Diverse Fillings: Discover the endless possibilities of empanada fillings, from classic combinations like beef and onion to creative twists featuring ham, cheese, apple pie filling, and vegetarian options. Learn how to prepare flavorful fillings infused with aromatic spices, fresh herbs, and vibrant vegetables.
  2. Perfect Pastry: Master the art of making empanada dough from scratch, achieving the perfect balance of flakiness and tenderness. Learn essential techniques for rolling, shaping, and sealing the dough to create beautifully crafted empanadas that are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate.
  3. Hand-On Experience: Roll up your sleeves and dive into the empanada-making process with hands-on guidance from our expert instructors. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned cook, you'll learn valuable skills and techniques that will empower you to recreate authentic empanadas at home with confidence.
  4. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culinary heritage of Latin America as you learn about the history and traditions behind empanadas. Explore the stories and folklore surrounding these beloved hand pies, passed down through generations and cherished by families and communities around the world.
  5. Community and Connection: Connect with fellow food enthusiasts in a warm and welcoming atmosphere filled with laughter, camaraderie, and shared culinary experiences. Build new friendships as you bond over your love for empanadas and the joy of cooking together.

Join us for an unforgettable culinary adventure that celebrates the irresistible flavors and cultural diversity of Latin American cuisine. Let's embark on an Empanada Escapade together and create delicious memories that will last a lifetime!


  • Empanada Dough
  • Latin style Beef
  • Ham & Cheese & Saute onions
  • Beans & Cheese
  • Apple Pie Filling

Day: Saturday
Date: May 11th
Time: 1:30pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Chef Hiram Miranda
Price: $89.00

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Contact Information

Office of Continuing Education
161 Newkirk Street, Room E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4224