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Tamale Making 101 with Darlene Tenes

November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST


Come join entrepreneur and highly regarded marketing and public relations executive Darlene Tenes for a virtual workshop on making tamales!  During this hands-on workshop for the whole family, you will learn how to prepare masa and fillings and learn to wrap, fold, and steam tamales to perfection. 

Ms. Tenes will also tell her story and answer questions from Girl Scouts about what it means to be a female and Latina leader in the community as well as successful business owner. See below for more on Ms. Tenes and details on the event. 


Event details: Those who are registered for this event will receive a recipe book with a list of ingredients and supplies needed on 11/15.  Attendees will come to event with meat (or veggie) fillings already prepped and the live session will lead participants through the wrapping and steaming process. You will need something to steam the tamales in such as a big stock pot with a steamer basket in the bottom, a rice cooker, a bamboo steamer, vegetable steamer basket, or another DIY steamer. Please note that tamales can’t be cooked in the oven, microwave, or toaster. 

There is no minimum age to help with tamales—Ms. Tenes said she started helping out at age 3! However, this is an event for the whole family and at least one adult must be present for Daisy, Brownie, and Junior participants. 

More about Ms. Tenes: Darlene Tenes is a professional big ideas organizer and is known for high-profile intimate gatherings to large conferences. Tenes is the founder of CasaQ, a San Jose-based, Hispanic lifestyle company dedicated to presenting unique products, events, and services that embrace Latino culture and heritage blending modern with traditional, and old with new. She is a regular contributor on NBC Bay Area and CBS-5 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Latino Lifestyle expert discussing history, foods, and traditions of Mexico, Spain and other Latin-American countries. She has served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose Police Foundation, Boy & Girls Club, and PACT – People Acting in Community Together. She also leads the Farmworker Caravan, a grassroots effort by individuals to provide emergency supplies to these oft-forgotten essential workers during the pandemic. 

Register here: https://girlscoutsnorcal.doubleknot.com/event/tamale-making-101-with-darlene-tenes/2859188


November 21, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
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Virtual Event
At Your Computer CA United States


GSNorCal Program Team
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Girl Grade Level
0 - Pre-K, 0 - Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Adult
Length of Program
Single Day
For Girls, For Families, For Troops
Event Manager
Lauren Fialkow
Registration Close Date