“El Challaco” Chicha Morada.

September 1, 7:30 to 10PM, $65
Collaboration Brew Chef Darwin Santa Maria Chela Brewing Co and Motorworks brewing co…..”El Challaco” Chicha Morada. Deriving its name from the ancient Andean ritual of offering “challa,” or payment, to the World Mother and fertility goddess Pachamama. Fermented maize beverage featuring a beautiful plum color and slightly sweet 5% ABV. This chicha was brewed with Peruvian purple corn

DARWIN ADVENTURES Peruvian Gastronomy

September 1, 7:30 to 10PM, $65
Organized by Santa Maria Consulting Group, this is an Intensive gastronomic experiences in Peru. We are currently designing this 2018 Gastronomic Adventure to Peru and the introduction of the Amazon Rain Forest region of Peru. Join Chef Darwin on a Cultural and Gastronomic Experience. More information Soon!

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Darwin’s cooking class

Classes are based on availability and not open to the general public.

For more information, call (941)260.5964. Inquiries may also be submitted through our contact us page.



Cooking classes consist of preparing delicious food from scratch in a fun and engaging setting. Groups are divided into teams that will each prepare one course of their meal, and each team is directed by a visiting chef and Chef Darwin. These classes are an excellent team-building activity and entertainment.

3 hour duration. Must being before 7:00 PM.



  • Cooking classes are booked on a first come, first serve basis. They are subject to space and date availability and must be booked at least one week in advance.
  • These events are only offered for groups; you may not sign up as an individual
  • Groups must be a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 30 (if more than 30 please call) with a minimum guaranteed payment of 15 guests
  • Prices are per person
  • A contract and a deposit are required
  • Classes are booked mostly Monday. If available, Sunday classes must begin between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Food prep takes between 1 -1.5 hours, after which participants enjoy their meal in a private dining room
  • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time