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Phone

(956) 683-0027

Address

2900 N 10th St McAllen, Texas
McAllen Culinary Academy
A wonderful place to learn to cook in a professional setting.
Something for everyone
We offer weekly courses or single sessions and Kids Classes
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Took 20 teenage students to a Saturday 3 course cooking class. Chef Marcel and his wife Sylvia were very friendly were wonderful with them. You can tell the chef loves his job, and the food was absolutely delicious!
Nelly H.
Nelly H.
Highly recommend any class Chef Marcel instructs! He is a walking encyclopedia of cooking knowledge. Thoroughly enjoyed each class I attended especially the pasta!!!!
Cynthia E.
Cynthia E.
The best place to go for learning about food!! The Chef is a wonderful person & you learn so much from attending the class!!
Alejandra I
Alejandra I

Recent Lessons

Salads
Salads
When considering a salad course in a menu whether as an entrée or a course in a menu gastronomique it is important to think through how the salad will fit the theme of the meal and add to the overall meal experience. To accomplish this you must think of the salad's place in the meal as far as its flavor, texture, nutritional content and portion size with in the meal as well as on its own.
Knife Skills
Knife Skills
Knife skills are an important part of working in the kitchen. If you don’t know about the various knives in your knife block or how to use them, it’s going to be rough to try and cook with them.
How to use Fresh Herbs
How to use Fresh Herbs
Cooking with fresh herbs can add a whole new dimension to your meals. It can also be a bit intimidating to those who haven't used herbs before. How do you know which herbs to use? What do you do with them once you get them?
Seasoning
Seasoning
One of the most important intricacies of cooking is seasoning. The two most important ingredients: Salt and Pepper! It’s as simple as that.
Pasta
Pasta
Making your own pasta is right up there on the satisfaction scale with baking bread. You know what’s in it. It’s fresh and the taste is far superior to store-bought. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy.
Heat
Heat
When people go to a restaurant, they’re like, ‘Why is the food so much better than I can cook at home?' It’s actually very simple. It’s not necessarily that you have a trained chef behind the stove. It’s about heat!
Holiday Foods
Holiday Foods
Food is an important part of any celebration in all nations of the world, regardless of culture or religion. It can unite and strengthen community bonds and helps to maintain a common identity among a group of people.
Desserts
Desserts
Whether in reference to chocolate cake for breakfast, dessert means extravagance, luxury, and just a little self-indulgence

Our Instructor

Chef Marcel
Chef Marcel Owner/Instructer
Making good food is all about loving what you do, and doing the best you possibly can each and every day.