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3 locations: Culver City, Hot Springs, and Costa Mesa
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Tue, Oct. 21, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Restaurant Favorite Desserts (Costa Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 10/21/14
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Enjoy restaurant favorite desserts at home with our hands-on cooking class.  Our Chef Instructor will share tips for creating flaky pie crust, rich homemade hot fudge, and ice cream from scratch.  You will also learn how to make a variety of pie fillings, cooked custard and individual molten chocolate cakes. Join us and develop timeless techniques sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Create and taste:
Hot Fudge Sundae with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and Amarena Cherries
Shortbread Lemon Bars
Cherry Pocket Pies
Chocolate Lava Cake


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.

$55.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
412

Fri, Oct. 24, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Date Night in Wine Country (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 10/24/14
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$85.00*
Spend Friday night in wine country with someone special and Surfas! Work side-by-side with your date and 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 fall.

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.


 

1 opening available

$85.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
434

Fri, Oct. 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Fall Desserts Big Three: Pumpkin, Pear and Apple (Culver city)
 

Fall Desserts Big Three: Pumpkin, Pear and Apple
Friday October 24 from 6-9pm
In the Test Kitchen at Surfas Culver City (MAP)

$15 DOLLARS OFF! REGULARLY $75, NOW $60!!

Farmers Markets are brimming with Apples, Pears and Pumpkin.. the Fall Big Three. Learn to use these seasonal fruits in truly delicious ways from Fall parties to Thanksgiving sweets these three desserts will be your Autumn go-to's for easy impressive sweets.

In this class you will learn to prepare a tarte tatin, the delicious French carmelized pear upside down pie Tarte Tatin, work with puff pastry, make a versatile gallette pastry dough, prepare fresh pumpkin, learn about apple varieties, learn to prepare and utilize an almond frangipane.

Prepare and enjoy:
Pumpkin Hand Pies
Pear Tarte Tatin
Apple Gallette with Frangipane

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 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 purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
Students receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
ecipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…
Surfas offers 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.

$60.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
405

Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Pastries of Paris (Costa_Mesa)
 

Due to the popularity of this class we have added another Pastries of Paris hands-on cooking class on Saturday, 11/29 from 12:00- 3:00 PM.  Please click here for additional information.  Thank you.

Saturday, 10/25/14
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
Pate Brisee


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
424

Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Homemade Cheese (Culver City)
 

Saturday October 25 from 2:30- 5:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (map)

Its easy to make fresh cheeses in your own kitchen! You’ll learn to prepare homemade cheese that tastes superior to store-bought varieties. Our Chef Instructor will teach you the basics for making ricotta, goat milk chevre and burrata cheese.  In addition, you will also learn how to create your own butter and tips and suggestions on how to embellish your new cheese recipes. Is there anything better than homemade cheese? Join us and find out.

Create and Enjoy:
Fresh Rich Ricotta
Mozzarella
Soft Goat Milk Chevre
Sweet Cream 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 x223 with 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 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 offers 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.

$75.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
411

Sun, Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Fall Baking Favorites (Costa_Mesa)
 

Due to the popularity of this class, we are running it again on Tuesday, 11/25 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Please click here for more information or to sign up easily.

Sunday, 10/26/14
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Nothing welcomes fall more than smelling baked goods fresh from the oven.  Our Chef Instructor will share techniques and recipes for soft rolls, pecan treats, and perfect palmiers to warm any home deliciously.  You will also learn how to work with yeast, the secrets behind popovers, and how to create beautiful palmiers. Celebrate the colder weather with warm, comforting fall baking favorites!

Enjoy and create a generous tasting of:
Cheddar and Chive Popovers
Buttermilk Rolls with Lavender Sea Salt
Maple Pecan Dessert Bars
Champagne Mustard and Prosciutto Palmiers

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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
431

Sun, Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Souffle Workshop (Culver City)
 

Sweet and Savory Workshop (Culver City)
Sunday October 26, 2014 from 12-2pm
Hands-On Workshop
$45.00
In the Test Kitchen at Surfas Culver City (MAP)

Spectacular, impressive, light and fluffy… soufflés are feared and loved by many. Join us as we share tips on creating a soufflé base, learn techniques on whipping egg whites, and the secrets of folding them together. With our help, you will be whipping up these ridiculously good soufflés with ease!

Enjoy and create 2 delicious souffle:
Roquefort and Walnut Soufflés
Amaretto Chocolate Soufflés

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 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 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

$45.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
404

Tue, Oct. 28, 2014 @ 3:30 PM
Cooking with Kids: Halloween Baking & Costume Party (Costa Mesa)
 

Cooking with Kids: Halloween Baking and Costume Party
Tuesday, 10/28/14
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*
Celebrate the most spooktacular holiday with Surfas! Bring your little monsters for a fun and delicious Halloween baking party. We’ll have a hauntingly good time baking side by side while sipping on Vampire Punch. We will be recognizing the Best Costume so dressing up is encouraged. Join us for a fangtastic good time everyone will be dying to attend!

*Price is for 1 child and 1 adult.  Please contact us to add an additional guest at a discounted price. Surfas Café Pizza will also be served. All ages welcome.

Create and Taste:
Creepy Chocolate Cupcakes
Pumpkin Marshmallow Treats
Vampire Punch

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.

 

$75.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
417

Sun, Nov. 2, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Intimate Thanksgiving (Costa_Mesa)
 

Intimate Thanksgiving
Sunday, 11/2/14
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Just because you are cooking for a small crowd doesn’t mean you have to give up big flavor.  In this class we will learn how to butterfly and truss a turkey breast, prepare stuffing and gravy from scratch, and the secrets behind perfect crème brûlée .  You will also learn both formal and informal table settings to prepare you for the big day.

Join us for a generous tasting of:
Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad with Orange-Muscat Vinaigrette
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffed Turkey Breast Roulade
Rich Turkey Gravy
Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs de Provence and Gruyère
Pumpkin 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 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.

 

3 openings available

$65.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
421

Wed, Nov. 5, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Satisfying Fall Supper (Costa.Mesa)
 

Wednesday, 11/5/14
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Fall is the time of year when we indulge in hearty dishes, steaming sides, and welcoming comfort foods. Join us as we celebrate the first day of fall deliciously. Our Chef Instructor will share techniques for roasting the perfect chicken, creating creamy polenta, and the secrets to flaky pie crust. You will also learn tips for creating a vinaigrette, making a caramel sauce, and working with dried mushrooms. Let us help you create a perfect autumn meal your friends and family will love!

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Pear and Spinach Salad with Maple Pecans and Stilton Blue Cheese
Roasted Yuzu and Herb Chicken
Goat Cheese Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and Thyme
Salted Caramel Apple Pie


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 Christianne Winthrop

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
407

Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Spectacular Fall Soups (Culver City)
 

Spectacular Fall Soups
Saturday November 8, 2014 from 10:00am-1:00pm
$75
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)

Hearty and rich or velvety and sophisticated soups are a cherished element of any autumn or winter meal. Pull out all the stops with these truly impressive soups for an impressive first course or a complete warming meal. In this class you will tranform fresh corn into a perfectly velvety soup, make your own homemade croutons from fresh bread, caramelize and deglaze for intense flavor, and learn the tricks for perfect cheesy popovers. 

Prepare and enjoy:
Velvet Fresh Corn and Crab soup
Castilian Garlic Soup with Saffron, Serrano Ham and Egg.
New Mexico Hearty Beef Soup with Green Chiles and Posole
Manchego  Cheese 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 310-559-4770 x223 with 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.

$75.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
422

Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Ultimate Turkey Workshop: From Brining to Carving (Costa Mesa)
 

Ultimate Turkey Workshop: From Brining to Carving
Saturday, 11/8/13
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Workshop
$45.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Prepare a Thanksgiving turkey from brining to carving and everything in between.  In this complete turkey workshop you will learn roasting basics, tips on selecting the perfect turkey, and how to carve your masterpiece. We will also teach you how to make delicious gravy and tips on making homemade stock. Enjoy a tasting and recipes for Citrus Brined Turkey and Homemade Pan Gravy. Whether this is your 1st or 50th turkey, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

On The Menu:
Citrus Brined Turkey
Homemade Pan Gravy
Surfas Pumpkin Pie with Maple Cream

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.

 

$45.00

Chef Stacy Horn

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
427

Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Taste of India (Costa Mesa)
 


Not enough seats? Due to the popularity of this class we have added another on Friday, 12/12 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Please click here for more information or to sign up easily.

Saturday, 11/8/14
2:30 PM – 5:30 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 Tikki 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.

 

0 openings available

$65.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
433

Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Barks ‘n Brittles (Culver City)
 

Barks ‘n Brittles
Sunday November 9 from 12-3pm
In the Test Kitchen Culver City (MAP)

Making your own chocolate barks and brittles is a great way to create legendary food gifts. Not only are they easy to prepare but they are wonderfully easy to swap out flavor additions and make your own variations. Learn great skills in this class from how to work with hot sugar, tempering chocolate to making your own homemade graham crackers.

Prepare and enjoy:
Cashew Orange Brittle
Bacon Chili Brittle
Valrhona Dark and White Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Bark with Cocoa Nibs
Milk Chocolate Salted Peanut with Homemade Graham Cracker Bark


What to expect:
•    Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor.
•    For your safety and enjoyment we ask you to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and to tie long hair 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 purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
•    Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
•    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.

$75.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
437

Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
The Thanksgiving Table (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 11/9/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-on Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
It’s time to gather and impress friends and family. Join us as we prepare a Thanksgiving meal full of flavor everyone will love. Learn time-saving tips and techniques that are sure to make all the difference. Our Chef Instructor will guide you through selecting, roasting, and carving the perfect turkey. We will also make gravy from scratch, learn how to caramelize shallots for amazing potatoes, and the secrets behind phyllo and soufflés.  Create a memorable holiday feast with Surfas and celebrate with those you love.

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Apple Brined Turkey with Hazelnut-Prosciutto Butter and Gravy
Caramelized Shallots and Bacon Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry, Cheese, and Apple Sausage Dressing
Phyllo Wrapped Sweet Potato Soufflé

For more information please call us 714-453-COOK(2665).

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.
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.
An equipment list will be available to assist in replicating the dishes at home.

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 towards a future cooking class.

$65.00

Chef Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
419

Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Cozy French Bistro (Costa.Mesa)
 

Wednesday, 11/12/14
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Enjoy an evening of bold flavors inspired by cozy French bistro cooking. Our Chef Instructor will teach you tips and techniques for cooking with lentils, creating a vinaigrette from scratch, frying delicate shallots, and the secrets behind creamy rice pudding. This cold weather menu will be a comforting family favorite when it’s chilly outside.  

Create and Taste:
Golden Beet and French Lentil Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
Tarragon and Cognac Chicken Gratin
Haricots Verts with Crispy Shallots
Crème Fraiche and Fig Rice Pudding

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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
432

Sat, Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Sweet and Savory Crepes Workshop (Culver City)
 

Sweet and Savory Crepes Workshop
Saturday November 15, 2014 12-2pm
In the Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District, 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (map)

$45 per person

Hands on workshop! Maximum 20 students!

Whether for breakfast, dinner, or dessert, crepes are always a favorite.  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn technique of mixing and cooking the perfect crepe. Served both sweet and savory, making the perfect crepe is easier than you think! Join us as we create and taste: Smoked Salmon Crepes with Goat Cheese and Dill, as well as  Apple- Cinnamon Filled Lemon Crepes.

Questions? Call 310-559-4770 x223

What to expect in a Surfas workshop:
Workshops are a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor with a maximum of 20 students.

Class prices vary based on technique & menu.
Classes vary in length depending on content. Duration will be listed in the description.
Workshops are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen with a maximum of 20 people
Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle in store and brought into class.
Customers receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
Recipes are provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.
An equipment list will be available to assist in replicating the dishes at home.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:
Surfas offers 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

Questions? Call 310-559-4770 x223

$45.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
426

Sat, Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 11/15 and Sunday,11/16
12:00-3:30*
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
Pecan Pumpkin Bread
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
416

Mon, Nov. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Hearty Stews and Soups (Costa Mesa)
 

Monday, 11/17/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Combat the cold with several warm and comforting recipes! Join us and learn how to develop rich flavors in many types of soups and stews. You will also learn how to create a nutty pistou, spicy chipotle cream, and cornbread in a cast iron skillet. This class is full of techniques and flavors that will last all winter long. 

Enjoy and Generous Tasting Of:
Butternut Squash Soup with Walnut Pistou
Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup
Southwest Green Chile Stew with Chipotle Cream
Skillet Cornbread

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
439

Sat, Nov. 22, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Perfect Thanksgiving Pies (Costa Mesa)
 


Saturday, 11/22/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
$65.00
A perfectly prepared pie is a wonderful way to end your Thanksgiving meal. Take the stress out of Thanksgiving by learning the secrets behind flaky pie crust and delicious seasonal fillings. In this hands-on class you will make pie dough from scratch, lean how to make pot pies, create a streusel, and traditional fillings. With our help, you’ll amaze and delight all those lucky enough to try your perfect thanksgiving pies!

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Flaky Pie Dough
Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Streusel
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Apple Cranberry Potpies

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 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 towards a future cooking class


$65.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
441

Sun, Nov. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Italian Holiday Desserts (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 11/23/14
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 just in time for the holidays.  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
443

Tue, Nov. 25, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Fall Baking Favorites (Costa_Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 11/25/14
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Nothing welcomes fall more than smelling baked goods fresh from the oven.  Our Chef Instructor will share techniques and recipes for soft rolls, pecan treats, and perfect palmiers to warm any home deliciously.  You will also learn how to work with yeast, the secrets behind popovers, and how to create beautiful palmiers. Celebrate the colder weather with warm, comforting fall baking favorites!

Enjoy and create a generous tasting of:
Cheddar and Chive Popovers
Buttermilk Rolls with Lavender Sea Salt
Maple Pecan Dessert Bars
Champagne Mustard and Prosciutto Palmiers

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
444

Wed, Nov. 26, 2014 @ 4:30 PM
Make & Take Home Thanksgiving Dinner (Costa_Mesa)
 

Wednesday, 11/26/14
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$85.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Let Surfas help you make your Thanksgiving meal spectacular and easy.  Together we will prepare 3 side dishes and a dessert you will take home and serve for Thanksgiving.  We will provide packaging and the baking tips to guide you seamlessly on the big day. You will also learn how to make cranberry relish from scratch, stove top pudding, a cookie crust, and green bean casserole without a can opener.  Preparing a thanksgiving feast has never been more fun or easy!

Make and Take Home:
Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole
Sausage Stuffing with Apple and Cheddar
Blood Orange Cranberry Relish
Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

*Each guest will take home 4 to 6 servings of each dish.  Having more for dinner? Bring a friend and take home 8 to 12 servings.  Please call for questions or dietary concerns.

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) x 740 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.

 

$85.00

Chef Stacy Horn

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
446

Sat, Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Pastries of Paris (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 11/29/14
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
Pate Brisee


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
428

Sun, Nov. 30, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Cooking with Shellfish (Costa_Mesa)
 

Cooking with Shellfish
Sunday, 11/30/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)

Scared of shellfish? Our Chef Instructor will show you how simple cooking with shellfish can be.  We will share techniques for shucking oysters, grilling shrimp, searing scallops perfectly, and creating a rich seafood soup perfect for fall. You will also learn tips for select fresh and sustainable shellfish and making corn tortillas from scratch. Join us and see how delicious cooking with shell fish can be!

Make and Taste:
Oysters on the Half-shell with Champagne Mignonette
Tequila Lime Shrimp with Homemade Corn Tortillas and Avocado Mousse
Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops with Mascarpone Polenta and Figs
Bouillabaisse (Provencal Fish and Seafood Stew)

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.

 

$75.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
447

Sat, Dec. 6, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Linguini, Pappardelle and Ravioli… Oh My! (Costa.Mesa)
 

Saturday, 12/6/14
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (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 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 Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
448

Fri, Dec. 12, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Taste of India (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 12/12/14
5:30 PM - 8:30 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 Tikki 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 Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
369

Tue, Jan. 6, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Homemade Lunch Box (Costa_Mesa)
 

Homemade Lunch Box
Tuesday, 1/6/15
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map) 714-453-2665

In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to create delicious lunchtime classics completely from scratch.  Our Chef Instructor will show you how to make a no knead wheat bread, creamy nut butter, and homemade jam.  You will also learn how to make crispy chips from kale and a healthy hummus. Send your kids back to school with homemade lunches and snacks so good they won’t trade them away!  

Create and Taste:
Easy Wheat Bread
Cashew Maple Butter
Balsamic Fig Jam
Quinoa Protein Bars
Harissa and White Bean Hummus with Veggie Sticks
Coconut Kale Chips


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
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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