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3 locations: Culver City, Hot Springs, and Costa Mesa
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Sat, Dec. 20, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Bûche de Noël (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 12/20/14
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM*
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas as we create together, and you take home, a beautiful Bûche de Noël cake.  Also know as a Yule Log, the Bûche de Noël is a beautiful and traditional French holiday cake.  Our Chef Instructor will show you how to make a classic genoise, meringue mushrooms, and fluffy buttercream.  You will also learn tips on how to shape and decorate your Bûche to make it your very own. Take home a holiday cake for 8 guests, a cake board, and cake box. A new tradition to share with your friends and family, bring home a delicious Bûche de Noël.

Create and take home:
Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)
Classic Genoise
Espresso Buttercream
Dark Chocolate Spray
Meringue Mushrooms

*please note this is a 3 1/2 hour class.   

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

1 opening available

$75.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
510

Sat, Dec. 20, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Holiday Tamales (Culver_City)
 

Sunday, 12/20/14
10:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (map)
$65.00
For many families, tamales are a tradition where loved ones gather together in the kitchen to create this delicious treat.  Our Chef Instructor will share the basics of working with fresh masa, creating several fillings and sauces, and the technique of wrapping and steaming tamales in both corn husks and banana leaves. Gather together in our kitchen and learn how to create this festive tradition just in time for the holidays.

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Cotija Cheese, Corn and Poblano Tamales  with Pasilla Sauce
Beer Braised Pork Tamales with Curtido Salsa
Chocolate Pecan Tamales with Dulce de Leche and Dr. Bobs Caramel Ice Cream
Fresh Masa

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

3 openings available

$65.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
474

Sat, Dec. 20, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Gingerbread House Decorating Party (Costa_Mesa)
 

Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Saturday, 12/20/14
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$45.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Create holiday memories with Surfas’ Gingerbread House Decorating Party! In this hands-on event you will customize and decorate a freshly made gingerbread house, enjoy Surfas Café pizza and treats, and have a memorable time with friends and family.  Our Chef Instructor will also share decorating tips and ideas for your creation plus, we will clean up the mess.  Join us for holiday fun perfect for one or the whole family.

Each party will receive:
9x9x7-inch Constructed Gingerbread House, made fresh locally
Royal Icing
Decorating Sprinkles, Candies, and More

*price is per gingerbread house. Guest will be decorating a beautiful, already formed gingerbread house.  All ingredients and tools will be provided. Guests will not be baking in this class.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK (2665) with questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

1 opening available

$45.00

Chef Stacy Horn

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
491

Sat, Dec. 20, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Gingerbread House Decorating Party (Culver_City)
 

Gingerbread House Decorating Party
Saturday, 12/20/14
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$45.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard Culver City 90232 (map)

Create holiday memories with Surfas’ Gingerbread House Decorating Party! In this hands-on event you will customize and decorate a freshly made gingerbread house, enjoy Surfas Café snacks and treats, and have a memorable time with friends and family.  Our Chef Instructor will also share decorating tips and ideas for your creation plus, we will clean up the mess.  Join us for holiday fun perfect for one or the whole family.

Each party will receive:
9x9x7-inch Constructed Gingerbread House, made fresh locally
Royal Icing
Decorating Sprinkles, Candies, and More

*price is per gingerbread house. Guest will be decorating a beautiful, already formed gingerbread house.  All ingredients and tools will be provided. Guests will not be baking in this class.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 310-559-4770 x223 with questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

0 openings available

$45.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
505

Sun, Dec. 21, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Holiday Tamales (Costa_Mesa)
 

Sunday, 12/21/14
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
$65.00
For many families, tamales are a tradition where loved ones gather together in the kitchen to create this delicious treat.  Join our own Chef Alexa Mata as she takes your through the steps of creating some of her favorite tamale recipes. You will learn the basics of working with fresh masa, creating several fillings and sauces, and the technique of wrapping and steaming tamales in both corn husks and banana leaves. Gather together in our kitchen and learn how to create this festive tradition just in time for the holidays.

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Fresh Masa
Chicken Fajita Tamales with Cilantro Pesto
South American Pork Tamales with Aji Salsa
Nutella Dessert Tamales with Dulce de Leche


What to expect…
Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor.
Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…
Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class

0 openings available

$65.00

Chef Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
464

Wed, Dec. 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Baking with Kids: Cookies for Santa (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday, 12/24/14
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$35.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Celebrate the holiday season with Surfas! Bring your big and little ones and decorate cookies side-by-side just in time for Santa’s sleigh ride.  Join Surfas in the holiday spirit as we deck delicious Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting and Gingerbread Families with Royal Icing and Holiday Candies. At the end of the class we will wrap up your creations for Santa (and the family) to enjoy. Homemade hot chocolate and Surfas Café treats will also be served.

*Price is per person.  Kids of all ages are welcome to attend. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

5 openings available

$35.00

Chef Stacy Horn

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
466

Sat, Dec. 27, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Celebrate Desserts (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 12/20/14
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

The best part of the holiday season is the desserts. Join us to learn basic baking techniques with scrumptious flavors, including chocolate, peppermint, and pumpkin. Our Chef Instructor will take you through the steps of creating delicious cookies and cupcakes, creating home-made ganache and frosting, and the secrets behind perfect pie dough.  We’ll have a fun time indulging in delicious treats to celebrate the season.

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Chocolate Peppermint Bars
Grand Marnier-Chocolate Cookies
Gingerbread Pumpkin Cupcakes with White Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Brandied Pear Galette
Flaky Pie Dough

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

0 openings available

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
490

Sat, Dec. 27, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
New Year Tapas & Paella Party (Culver City)
 

Saturday, 12/27/14
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)
Join Surfas as we explore the fantastic flavors of Spain! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques for traditional tapas and Spanish paella.  You will also learn tips on battering and frying cheese and perfecting stove top custard. As a bonus we will enjoy a taste of one of the finest meats in the world, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota! Explore a small sampling of the exotic flavors from this part of the world and learn how easy they are to create at home.

Make and Taste:
Paella Mixta (Mixed Seafood, Chorizo, and Chicken Paella)
Ensalada de Espárragos con Alcaparras (Asparagus Salad with Piquillo Peppers and Capers)
Croquetas de Mojo Verde  (Fried Goat Cheese with Cilantro Sauce)
Crema Catalana (Catalan Crème Brûlée)

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 310-559-4770 x 223 with any questions.

What to expect…
Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor.
Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…
Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Culver City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
468

Sat, Dec. 27, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Prime Rib Dinner (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 12/27/14
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$95.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas for a superb prime rib dinner guaranteed to impress. In this hands-on cooking class, our Chef Instructor will show you how to cook prime rib to perfection.  You will also learn how to create a bordelaise, sabayon, and creamy mustard sauce.  Enjoy good food while creating a baked custard and practicing your blanching and knife skills. This gourmet dinner is so delicious, you won’t want to share a bite.

Create and taste:
Four Peppercorn Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Red Wine Bordelaise
Fennel and Potato Gratin
Dijon Mustard Rappini
Persimmon Clafoutis with Grapefruit Sabayon

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef Stacy Horn

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
477

Sun, Dec. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Authentic Italian Desserts (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 12/28/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
From creating the perfect cannoli to a creamy panna cotta, our Chef Instructor will help you create authentic Italian delicacies. This hands-on cooking class is designed to make you a master of Italy's best desserts sure to end any meal perfectly.  Join us and develop timeless techniques for making cakes, cookies, custards and more inspired by Italian cuisine and Chef Rose's Nonna.

Create and Enjoy:
Pignoli Cookies
Pistachio and Orange Cannoli
Apple Zeppole with Cinnamon Dulcey Chocolate (Italian Doughnut)
Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Persimmon and Honey

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…
Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor.
Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancellation Policy…
Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancellation fee.
Store credits may be used towards a future cooking class.

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
488

Sun, Dec. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Prime Rib Dinner (Culver City)
 

Sunday, 12/28/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$95.00
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)

Join Surfas for a superb prime rib dinner guaranteed to impress. In this hands-on cooking class, our Chef Instructor will show you how to cook prime rib to perfection.  You will also learn how to create a bordelaise, sabayon, and creamy mustard sauce.  Enjoy good food while creating a baked custard and practicing your blanching and knife skills. This gourmet dinner is so delicious, you won’t want to share a bite.

Create and taste:
Four Peppercorn Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Red Wine Bordelaise
Fennel and Potato Gratin
Dijon Mustard Rappini
Persimmon Clafoutis with Grapefruit Sabayon

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 310-559-4770 x 223 with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$95.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
472

Mon, Dec. 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
French Cooking for Kids: Ages 6 to 12 (Costa Mesa)
 

French Cooking for Kids
Ages 6 to 12, 2-Day Cooking Camp
Monday, 12/29/14 and Tuesday, 12/30/14
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$99.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Bring in your future chefs for two fun-filled days of French cooking! In this hands-on class our Chef Instructor will teach your little ones how to make sauces, crepes, and soufflés.  Afterwards, they will enjoy their creations together. 

Day 1: Sweet and Savory Crepes
Stuffed and Rolled Savory Crepes
Béchamel Sauce
Sweet Crepes with Fruit
Chocolate Sauce

Day 2: Sweet and Savory Soufflés
Cheese Souffle
Spinach Souffle
Provencal Green Beans
Chocolate Souffle

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

$99.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
465

Mon, Dec. 29, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Festive Hors d'oeuvre (Costa_Mesa)
 

Festive Hors d'oeuvre
Monday, 12/29/14
5:30 PM -8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join us for festive appetizers and hors d’oeuvres perfect for any soiree.  These elegant starter are as easy as they are impressive.  Your Chef Instructor will share plenty of do-ahead tips and stress-free advice to help you enjoy your own party. You will also learn tips and techniques for making your own aioli, creating a béchamel sauce, and working with puff pastry and dough.  Welcome holiday entertaining with delicious Festive Hors d’oeuvres!

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Mini Crab Cakes with Ancho Chili Aioli and Apple-Pomegranate Relish
Truffle Macaroni and Cheese Bites
Baked Brie with Hazelnuts and Cranberry Chutney
Provencal Flatbread with Caramelized Onion and Herbs de Provence

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
501

Fri, Jan. 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Comforting & Simple Soups (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 1/2/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
Savor the season's hearty ingredients with an array of warm and comforting recipes. Join us and learn how simple developing rich flavors in soups can be. Learn the secrets of working with beans, creating memorable mushroom soup, and how to make popover. This class is full of techniques that will last all year long. 

Join us for a generous tasting of:
Tuscan Pancetta and Cannellini Bean Soup
Coconut Kabocha Squash Soup
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Parmesan-Herb Popovers

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
508

Sat, Jan. 3, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Kitchen Fundamentals: Mastering Knife Skills (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 1/3/15
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Master the most important tool in the kitchen by practicing and perfecting your knife skills.  Our chef instructor will show you how to mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet, and julienne a variety of vegetables. You will also learn how to break down (or fabricate) a chicken, blanch and peel pearl onions and tomatoes, chiffonade herbs, and supreme oranges.  Next you will turn your hard work into a hearty Coq au Vin and Citrus Salsa. Expand your kitchen fundamentals by taking our knife skills class!

Create and Taste:
Coq au Vin
Citrus Salsa

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
470

Sun, Jan. 4, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Pastries of Paris (Costa_Mesa)
 

Sunday, 1/4/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)
Join us as we create pastries worthy of a French Pâtisserie but easy enough to make at home! Our Chef Instructor will teach you how to create delicate napoleons, shortcrust tart shells, and rich almond filling.  You will also learn how to turn versatile pate au choux into perfect profiteroles, make creamy ice cream, and tips for poaching fruit.  Impress your friends and family and take a journey to France, one pastry at a time.

Create and Enjoy:
Profiteroles with Lavender Honey Ice Cream
Plum Frangipane Tart
Napoleons with Vanilla Poached Pears
Pate au Choux
Pâte à Foncer


At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
483

Sun, Jan. 4, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Linguini, Pappardelle and Ravioli… Oh My! (Culver City)
 

Sunday, 1/4/15
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)

Join us as we learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch. Our chef instructor will first show you how to create the perfect pasta dough by hand, which can be the base for rolled and filled pastas. Then you'll create 3 quick and easy sauces to pair with your handmade noodles and ravioli. There's nothing more delicious than fresh pasta, and making it yourself is much easier than you think!

Create and Taste:
Tuna Pappardelle with Caperberries and Cherry Tomatoes
Linguini with Arugula Marcona Almond Pesto
Gorgonzola and Ricotta Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 310-559-4770 x 223 with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes       and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancellation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

   

3 openings available

$65.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
498

Tue, Jan. 6, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Cozy Dinner (Costa_Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 1/6/15
5:30 PM -8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00

Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas for a winter menu sure to impress. Our Chef Instructor will share make-ahead tips and simple tricks to pull off the perfect dinner from start to finish. You will also learn how to create an emulsion, make an amber caramel, and the secrets of roasting fruits, meats, and vegetables. Featuring seasonal ingredients full of flavor, your family will request this menu all winter long!

Create and Taste:
Winter Greens with Candied Hazelnuts, Pears and Smoky Blue Cheese
Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Molasses Gastrique
Pancetta Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Baked Apples with Cherry-Ale Caramel Sauce

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
506

Fri, Jan. 9, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Perfecting Gnocchi (Costa_Mesa)
 

Friday, 1/9/14
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Roll, shape, and cook gnocchi to perfection! Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for perfecting both potato and ricotta style gnocchi.  You will also learn how to make a rich, San Marzano tomato sauce and a cream sauce made with Gorgonzola Dolce cheese from our Epicurean Center. After perfectly pairing your gnocchi with the sauces, you’ll taste and enjoy your hard work alongside your fellow classmates. Not to be missed, this class will make you a gnocchi believer!

Create and taste:
Gnocchi Classico (Italian Potato Dumplings)
San Marzano Tomato Sauce
Gorgonzola Dolce Cream Sauce
Gnocchi di Ricotta (Italian Ricotta Dumplings)

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
478

Sat, Jan. 10, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Classic Pies, Tarts and Galettes (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 1/10/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Either sweet or savory, a perfectly prepared pie or tart is a wonderful treat and easier than you think. Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for making flaky pie and tart dough (Pate Brisee) every time.  You will then use your dough to form and fold pies, tarts, and galettes.  You will also learn how to carmelize onions, roast garlic, and create chocolate cookie crust. Join us in this hands-on class and learn how tasty pies, tarts, and galettes can be!

Create and Taste:
Double-Crust Apple Pie
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
Sweet Potato Galette with Caramelized Onions and Creamy Feta
Pate Brisee
Chocolate Cookie Crust

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 310-559-4770 x 223 with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
496

Sat, Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop (Culver City)
 

Saturday, 1/10 and Sunday 1/11
12:00-3:00
Hands-On Cooking Class
$150.00
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)

Join us for an intensive, 2-day, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make and bake fresh bread at home. Our Chef Instructor will walk you through making a starter and poolish and proper kneading techniques. You will also learn tips for proofing, shaping, and baking several types of bread. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat it!

Make and Taste:
Brioche
Pain de Epi
Irish Soda Bread
Ciabatta
Pecan Pumpkin Bread
Fresh Butter

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 310-559-4770 x 223 with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

3 openings available

$150.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
511

Sat, Jan. 10, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
"Anyone Can Cook" The Basics of French Cuisine (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 1/10/15
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Perfect and learn new cooking techniques while sampling French cuisine!  Our Chef Instructor will teach you how to make multiple sauces, tips on poaching eggs, and how create a nice sear on chicken without It overcooking. You will also learn how to blanch vegetables, create a salad dressing, and the pièce de résistance the secrets behind soufflés.  Join us for traditional cooking techniques and tips for bringing French-style cooking home for any occasion.

Enjoy a generous sample of:
Frisée Salad with Poached Egg and Lardons
Chicken a l’Orange
Haricot Verts Almandine
Chocolate Soufflés with Raspberry Coulis

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes       and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancellation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
390

Sun, Jan. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
The Basics of Cooking with Chef Tim: Week 1 (Costa_Mesa)
 

The Basics of Cooking
Sunday, 1/11, 1/18, and 1/25
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3 Week Hands-On Cooking Course
$210.00
Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Tim McGrath as he guides students through the basics of cooking. In this three week course students will learn essential knife skills, the basics of stocks and soups, and how to cook with a variety of grains.  Chef Tim will teach students how to fabricate (break down) a chicken, roast and braise tri tip and fish, and tips for creating several basic sauces.  Students will also learn about multiple fresh herbs and how to grill, steam, and roast vegetables.  Whether you are an experienced cook looking for a refresher course or new to the kitchen and wanting to learn the basics, this hands-on class is for you!

Week 1 - Knife Skills, Stocks and Soups
In this class you will learn how to make:

Large, Medium, Small dice size cuts
Brunoise, Batonnet, and Julienne size cuts
Tomato and Orange Roses
Orange Supremes
Chicken Stock
Fish Stock
Asian Slaw with Rice Vinegar-Sesame Dressing
Carrot Buttermilk Soup with Havarti Dill Muffins
Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup with Parsley Spaetzle

Week 2 - Roasting, Braising, and Sauces
In this class you will learn how to make:

Braised Chicken with Cider Reduction and Sautéed Apples
Roasted Chicken with Citrus Herbed Butter
Seared Tri Tip with Demi Glace and Red Wine Reduction
Fillet of Sole Bonne Femme

Week 3 – Side Dishes and Grains
In this class you will learn how to make:

Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Olive Oil Farro Risotto with Wild Mushrooms
Roasted Shallot and Fresh Herb Quinoa
Black Barley with Roasted Cauliflower Greek Yogurt and Madras Curry Glaze
Steamed Carrot Medley, French Green Beans and Butternut Squash with Pamplie

About your Chef:
Chef Tim McGrath comes to Surfas with 42 years experience in the culinary arts.  He has be an Executive Chef in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he apprenticed at Georges Blanc in Vonnas, France and Michel Rostang in Paris. Owner of Cooks Gathering since 1993, Chef Tim takes great pride and care in giving quality food and service to his valued clientele.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes  and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancellation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.


   

$210.00

Chef Tim McGrath

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
504

Wed, Jan. 14, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Burgers and Fries (Costa_Mesa)
 

Wednesday, 1/14/15
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$65.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)

What could be better than a big, juicy burger? How about 3 burgers paired with homemade condiments and fries?! Our Chef Instructor will guide you through 3 unique and delicious burgers and several delicious condiments.  You will also learn how to stuff, season, and form patties, the basics of homemade ketchup and aioli, and tips on making perfect fries. Join us for a variety of juicy burgers and crispy you family and friends are sure to love!

Create and Taste:
Stuffed Kobe Burger with Old Quebec Vintage Cheddar and Sweet Balsamic Onions
Harissa Lamb Burger with Yarra Valley Feta Tzatziki
Smoky Blue and Bacon Turkey Burger
Homemade Ketchup
Black Garlic Aioli
Crispy French Fries

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.


 

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
485

Thu, Jan. 15, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
A Night in Wine Country (Costa Mesa)
 

Thursday, 1/15/15
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$85.00*
Spend your evening in wine country with Surfas! Work side-by-side with other classmates as you add new depths of flavor to dinner by adding wine. Our Chef Instructor will share tips for cooking fresh mussels, searing steak, and candying nuts.  You will also learn how to poach fruit, create a rich wine reduction, and the secrets to caramelize shallots.  Join us and create, from start to finish, an entire wine lover's dinner inspired by the flavors of the season.

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Sauvignon Blanc and Lillet Mussels with Crusty Bread
Roasted Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Chardonnay Vinaigrette
Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Caramelized Shallot Merlot Reduction and Garlic Wilted Spinach
Cabernet Poached Figs with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

*price is per person.  Customers are welcome with or without a date.  Must be 21 or older to attend.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes       and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancellation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.


 

$85.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
513

Sat, Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Macaron Cocktails (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 1/17/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Pair your favorite cocktail flavors with Parisian macaron cookies! Join Surfas as we celebrate the French sandwich cookie that has taken the culinary world by storm.  Our Chef Instructor will share professional techniques for coloring your cookies, piping with precision, and even achieving the perfect pied (foot). You will also learn how to make rich caramel and the secrets behind a creamy ganache. Explore a variety of flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic your own.

Taste and Create:
Bubbly Champagne Macaron
Apple Cinnamon Macaron with Calvados Caramel
Chocolate and Grand Marnier Macaron

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
487

Sun, Jan. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Pastries of Paris (Culver City)
 

Sunday, 1/18/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)
Join us as we create pastries worthy of a French Pâtisserie but easy enough to make at home! Our Chef Instructor will teach you how to create delicate napoleons, shortcrust tart shells, and rich almond filling.  You will also learn how to turn versatile pate au choux into perfect profiteroles, make creamy ice cream, and tips for poaching fruit.  Impress your friends and family and take a journey to France, one pastry at a time.

Create and Enjoy:
Profiteroles with Lavender Honey Ice Cream
Plum Frangipane Tart
Napoleons with Vanilla Poached Pears
Pate au Choux
Pâte à Foncer


At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 310-559-4770 x 223 with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

$65.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
449

Wed, Jan. 21, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Soft Cheese and Yogurt Workshop (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday, 1/21/15
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

See how easy it is to make fresh cheese and yogurt right in your own kitchen! Our Chef Instructor will teach you the basics for making fresh chevre, mascarpone, crème fraiche and yogurt.  You will also learn tips on how to embellish your new recipes at home. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare homemade cheese and yogurt that tastes superior to store-bought varieties. Is there anything better than homemade cheese and yogurt? Join us and find out!

Create and Taste:
Greek-Style Yogurt
Herbed Chèvre Cheese
Fresh Mascarpone
Crème Fraiche

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
514

Sat, Jan. 24, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Winter Weeknight Dinners (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 1/24/15
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

A busy schedule doesn’t have to include to-go orders or fast food restaurants. Our Chef Instructor will show you how to create a flavorful menu in no time with tips on time-saving techniques you can apply to a variety of dishes. You will also learn how to bake chicken and fish without over cooking. Spend this winter with friends and family around the table, not working away in the kitchen.

Enjoy a generous sample of:
Turkey Mole Chili
Morel and Cremini Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce and Herbed Basmati Rice
Oven-Roasted Halibut with Roasted Tomatoes and Artichokes
Mascarpone and Spinach Spaghetti with Meyer Lemons and Hazelnuts

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$69.00

Chef Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
448

Sat, Jan. 24, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Taste of India (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 1/24/15
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Enjoy a taste of India right in your own home.  Our Chef Instructor will walk you through traditional flavors, temperatures, and textures that make Indian cuisine so delicious.  You will also learn how to create a chutney, marinate and grill moist chicken, turn chai tea spices into homemade ice cream, and make crispy naan flat bread.  Join us for a tasty tour of India, using authentic ingredients and spices, for a meal your friends and family will love.

Enjoy a generous sample of:
Pakoras with Tamarind Chutney (Crispy Chickpea and Vegetable Fritters)
Chicken Tikka Masala (Grilled Chicken Marinated in Yogurt and Spices)
Naan (Baked Flat Bread)
Masala Chai Tea Ice Cream with Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

$65.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
479

Mon, Jan. 26, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop (Costa Mesa)
 

Monday, 1/26/15 and Tuesday, 1/27/15
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$150.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join us for an intensive, 2-day, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to make and bake fresh bread at home. Our Chef Instructor will walk you through making a starter and poolish and proper kneading techniques. You will also learn tips for proofing, shaping, and baking several types of bread. Create fragrant, crusty, hearty and delicious fresh bread… and then eat it!

Make and Taste:
Brioche
Pain de Epi
Irish Soda Bread
Ciabatta
Buttermilk Biscuits
Fresh Butter

*please note this is a 2 day class, each class is 3 1/2 hours.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

$150.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
516

Sat, Jan. 31, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Spanish Tapas (Costa.Mesa)
 

Saturday, 1/31/15
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
714-453-2665

Join us as we explore bold Spanish flavors served on small plates.  Our Chef Instructor with walk you through traditional Spanish ingredients, teach you how to create perfect flans, and demystify salt block searing.  Designed to be shared, Spanish Tapas are perfect for entertaining and will delight your friends or family.  Come see how easy and fun tapas can be.

Enjoy small plates of:
Patatas Bravas with Spicy Aioli (Spicy Potatoes)
Chorizo and Fennel Mussels
Salt-Seared Pimenton Shrimp
Manchego and Piquillo Pepper Tortilla
Seville Orange Flan

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

$65.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
520

Sat, Feb. 7, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Chocolate and Candies with Chef Jae Kim (Costa Mesa)
 

 

Chocolate and Candies with Chef Jae Kim
Saturday, 2/7/15 and Sunday, 2/8/15
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hands-On Cooking Class
$150.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming back Pastry Chef and Chocolatier Jae Kim! In this one of a kind chocolate workshop you will temper, mold, and enrobe candies in chocolate.  You will also learn dipping and spreading techniques, how to fill molds with chocolate, and tips for making caramels.  As a special gift, each attendee will take home their own polycarbonate candy mold. This hands-on workshop is perfect for the professional and chocolate enthusiasts alike.

Create and Tate:
Cherry Cordial
Caramel Mou
Carre au Chocolate

*students will receive a 24 piece polycarbonate chocolate mold, a $22.00 value.

About your Chef Instructor:
Chef Jae has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the country and Tokyo, including the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles and The Mark, Mas, Sapa, and Compass in New York City. Chef Jae spent 8 years teaching pastry at The French Culinary Institute in New York. He also participates in the annual New York Chocolate Show. With culinary degrees from two schools (including The International Culinary Center) and job experience on two coasts, he has always loved the dynamic environment created when both young chefs and world-class faculty share the same fundamental passion: making people happy with delicious food.

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 714-453-COOK(2665) with any questions.

What to expect…

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and   long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

  • Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event.
  • Less than 48 hours will be refunded as store credit minus a 20% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

 

 

$150.00

Chef Jae Kim

Costa Mesa