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3 locations: Culver City, Hot Springs, and Costa Mesa
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Wed, Sep. 3, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
End of Summer Salads (Costa Mesa) ON SALE $45
 

Wednesday, 9/3/14
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
WAS $65.00 ON SALE FOR $45.00
Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

With summer's many seasonal ingredients, creating fresh salad combinations is easy and delicious. Our chef instructor will share tips on grilling vegetables, cooking with ancient grains, and preparing homemade vinaigrette.  Perfect for a light dinner or a satisfying side dish, join us and make the most of the last of summer’s produce!

Enjoy and generous sampling of:
Roasted Corn Curry Salad
Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Creamy Feta
Thai Freekeh Salad
Grilled Panzanella Salad with End of Summer Vegetables
Cacao Nib and Summer Berry Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
354

Sat, Sep. 6, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Make Ravioli, Linguine and Pappardelle at Home! (Culver City)
 

Make Pasta at Home
Saturday September 6 from 10-1pm

Surfas Culinary District Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)
Class Fee $65

Make fresh pasta in your own kitchen! Begin by learning to prepare a perfect egg pasta dough by hand then transform it into three pasta shapes. Then learn three super simple and delicious summery sauces to pair with your handmade pasta. There's nothing more delicious than fresh pasta and making it yourself is much easier than you think!

In this class you will prepare:
Linguine with Fresh Tomato, Black olive and Pecorino
Ravioli with Smoked Salmon in Cream Sauce
Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Wilted Summer Greens
Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

At the end of class, join your classmates at the table to enjoy a delicious meal of the pastas you’ve created!

At Surfas, 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 Commercial 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 for use on the day of the class.
Recipes will be provided and generous tastings 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% cancellation fee.
Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

Questions? Call 310-559-4770 x223 or email johnp@surfasonline.com

$65.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
373

Sun, Sep. 7, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Sweet and Savory Soufflés (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 9/7/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (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:
Amaretto Chocolate Soufflés
Roquefort and Walnut Soufflés
Grand Marnier Soufflé
Gruyere and Herbs de Provence 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 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
380

Sun, Sep. 7, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Bubbly Brunch (Culver City)
 

Bubbly Brunch (Culver city)
Sunday September 7, 2014
12-3pm
Hands-On Cooking Class
$85.00*

Celebrate Sunday with a delicious bubbly brunch. Enjoy a glass of cherry infused prosecco as our Chef Instructor teaches you how to segment citrus fruits, the proper technique for poaching eggs, and the secrets behind creamy hollandaise and creating a light coffee cake. Whether looking for entertaining tips or searching for new breakfast ideas, these recipes are so good and simple you’ll use them all year long.

Enjoy and create:
Candied Ginger Citrus Salad
Fresh Raspberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Brioche Eggs Benedict with Asparagus and Citrus Hollandaise Sauce
Garden Hash Browns
Amarena Cherry Prosecco.

*Must be 21 or older to attend as alcohol with be served.

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 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.
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

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
369

Tue, Sep. 9, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Homemade Lunch Box (Costa_Mesa)
 

Homemade Lunch Box
Tuesday, 9/9/14
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
367

Fri, Sep. 12, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Tastes of Asia (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 9/12/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)714-453-2665
Join us for a tasting tour of Asia! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques on how to grill, stir-fry, pickle, and churn your restaurant favorites. Explore a small sampling of the exotic flavors from this part of the world and learn how easy they are to create at home.

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Satay Ayam (Indonesian Spicy Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce)
Do Chua (Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles)
Yam Neua (Thai Spicy Beef Salad with Cucumber and Mint)
Chinese Orange Peel Chicken
Japanese Green Tea Ice 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.



$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
399

Sat, Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Tapas, Paella & Sangria Party (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 9/13/14
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)  714-453-2665
Join Surfas as we explore the fantastic flavors of Spain! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques for traditional tapas and Spanish paella, all while you sip a glass of sangria.  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)
Roasted Cherry Sangria
*must be 21 or older to attend as alcohol will be served.

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 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
392

Sun, Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Pizza! Pizza! (Culver City)
 

Saturday, 9/14/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (MAP)

Skip delivery, make great pizzas at home!  Join our Chef Instructor as we learn techniques for creating and shaping pizza dough from scratch, developing both a tomato and a creamy parmesan sauce, and exploring several baking methods for the perfect “pie." You will also learn tips for using 00 pizza flour, the do’s and don’ts of proofing yeast, and combing unique flavor to make a your “slice” gourmet. If you love “da wheel," this class is for you!

Make and bake:
Homemade Pizza Dough
Chorizo and Fontina Grilled Pizza
Gorgonzola, Pear, and Caramelized Onion Hand-Toss
Sausage and Peppers Deep Dish

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
390

Sun, Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
The Basics of Cooking with Chef Tim: Week 1 (Costa_Mesa)
 

The Basics of Cooking
Sunday, 9/14, 9/21, and 9/28
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
385

Tue, Sep. 16, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Restaurant Favorite Desserts (Culver City)
 

Tuesday 9/16/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (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
Summer Berry 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 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 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
401

Tue, Sep. 16, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Saving Summer Canning Workshop (Costa Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 9/16/14
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Workshop
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)  714-453-2665

Save the flavors of summer to enjoy all year long. In this hands-on class, our Chef Instructor will teach you how to create best jam, jelly, preserves, and pickled vegetables. You will also learn step by step canning basics and how to customize recipes at home. Plus, you will be able to take home a few jars as well. Perfect for gifting or treating your family, saving your favorite seasonal ingredients is easier than you think!

Create and Taste:
Orange Plum Marmalade
Cherry Almond Jam with Thyme
Pickled Asparagus
Plum Tomato and Basil Preserves

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
381

Sat, Sep. 20, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Mastering Chocolate (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 9/20/14
12:00 PM -3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)
Perfect for the chocolate lover, this hands-on cooking class will teach you how to work with your favorite temptation. Join us as we master tempering chocolate, creating ganache and truffles, and simplifying chocolate soufflés. Your Chef Instructor will also show you how to create cooked custards and infused cream. These desserts are as delicious as you imagine and easier to create than you may think!

Learn to prepare and enjoy a generous tasting of:
Apricot and Almond Chocolate Bark with Tea Smoked Salt
Dark Chocolate Soufflé
Balsamic Cherry Truffles
Chocolate Caramélia Pots de Crème with Cocoa Nib Cream

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
379

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Homemade Cheese (Culver City)
 

Sunday September 21st  from 12:00- 3:00 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 Ricotta
Hand-Pulled Burrata
Soft 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.

1 opening available

$75.00

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
378

Tue, Sep. 23, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Satisfying Fall Supper (Costa.Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 9/23/14
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
395

Fri, Sep. 26, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
French Steakhouse (Culver City)
 

Friday 9/26/14
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$85.00
Test Kitchen Surfas Culinary District 8777Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (MAP)

Join us for a Parisian Steakhouse experience complete with delicious yet simple French inspired recipes.  Your Chef Instructor will guide you through a variety of classic techniques including creating a vinaigrette and a flavorful fruit sauce.  You will also learn the secret to light and fluffy French fries, and searing a steak to perfection. Enjoy “très bien” steakhouse favorites inspired by French bistro cuisine.

Create and taste:
Summer Greens with Chambord Vinaigrette and Societe Bee Roquefort
Flat Iron Steak with Herb Butter
Pommes Frites
Honey Fromage Blanc Ice Cream with Strawberry 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 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 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

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
400

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Authentic Thai Cuisine (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 9/27/14
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hand-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Surfas welcomes Chef Rose back from Thailand where she learned authentic recipes in cooking classes! Chef Rose will share secrets for combining aromatic herbs and spices with authentic ingredients to create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. You will also learn how to create your own curries and flavorful purees, the secrets of sticky rice, and techniques for cooking in a wok. Join us and discover how easy it can be to recreate authentic and delicious Thai food at home.

Create and Taste:
Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Prawn Soup)
Geang Kiew Wan Gai (Green Curry with Eggplant and Chicken)
Massaman Nuea (Massaman Beef Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Cashews)
Khao Niew Mamuang (Mango with Sweet, Sticky Rice)

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 Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
377

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
The Art of Rice (Costa_Mesa) ONLY $45
 

Saturday, 9/27/14
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$45.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Just in time for fall, come learn how easy this pantry staple is to master.  From a hearty main dish to the perfect side, our Chef Instructor will walk you through 3 delicious recipes and show you how to make perfect rice every time. You will also learn the secrets for creamy risotto, quick stir-fry, and tips for cooking with wild rice.

Create and enjoy a generous tasting of:
Wild Mushroom and Truffle Risotto
Yellow Curry Pineapple Fried Rice
Wild Rice and Pecan Pilaf

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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
387

Sun, Sep. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
I Scream for Macarons! (Culver City)
 

Sunday 9/28/14
12:00pm - 3:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (MAP)

Pair your favorite ice cream flavors with Parisian cookies! Join Surfas as we discover why this French sandwich cookie 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 a fluffy Swiss buttercream and the secrets behind creating a creamy ganache. Explore a variety of ice cream flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic your own.

Create and Taste:
Orange Creamsicle Macarons
Mocha Chip Macarons
Pistachio and Nutella Macarons

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 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

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
383

Tue, Sep. 30, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Coffee House Macarons (Costa Mesa)
 

Coffee House Macarons
Tuesday, 9/30/14
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Pair your favorite coffee house flavors with Parisian macaron cookies! Join Surfas as we discover why this French sandwich cookie 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 a fluffy Swiss buttercream and the secrets behind creating a creamy ganache. Explore a variety of flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic your own.

Create and Taste:
Vanilla Latte Macarons
Chai Tea Macarons
Cinnamon Cappuccino Macarons

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
406

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Glorious Grains Based Fall Meals! (Culver City)
 

 

Glorious Grains Based Fall Meals!
Saturday October 4, 2014 from 2:30-5:30
$75
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)

As the temperatures drop and the holidays draw near we seek meals that satisfy us deeply. Look no further than the wholesome grains in your cupboard! Packed with nourishment and flavor (and not just for breakfast!) everybody is falling in love with grains.  
To jumpstart your leap into all things grain and goodness, we have created a class to get you on your way to incorporating more whole grain goodness in your meals. We will be preparing a delicious, tender cake from polenta and olive oil, candy glazing nuts, preparing a chicken breast rollade filled with hearty grains and a truffle infused reduction sauce.  

Prepare and enjoy:
Salad with Greens, Apple, Quinoa and Candied Walnuts
Rolled Chicken Breast filled with Farro, Prosciutto & Arugula
Truffle Oil Infused Reduction Sauce
Black Rice Risotto with Fire Roasted Tomato
Olive Oil Polenta Cake with Balsamic Honey Glaze

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
382

Sun, Oct. 5, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Cooking with Eggs & Bacon (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 10/5/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)

Perfect anytime of the day, this comfort food combination is a favorite for a reason. Our Chef Instructor will shares tips for boiling, baking, and candying bacon and eggs.  You will also learn how to pickle jalapenos, grill romaine, create flaky tart crust, and make homemade  ice cream and brown butter. Enjoy your favorite meal of the day for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Make and taste:
Bacon and Pickled Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
Grilled Romaine Cob Salad
Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Roasted Peppers
Brown Butter Ice cream with Candied Bacon

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
396

Sun, Oct. 5, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
"Outta This World" Fried Chicken Dinner (Culver City)
 

"Outta This World" Fried Chicken Dinner!  
Sunday October 5, 2014
12:00PM – 3PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District Culver City (MAP)

An American favorite, and a very hot food trend everybody is loving fried chicken! Join us for an over the top Fried Chicken dinner complete with gravy and biscuits, long cooked greens (with Pot Likker!!) and a lemony dessert!
In this class you will learn the tricks to prepare moist southern fried chicken with a glorious crunchy crust, simply the easiest and most tender biscuits, cooking greens, and a perfect pie crust and custard pie.

On the menu:
Southern Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken Gravy
Homemade Cream Biscuits with Honey Butter
Long Cooked Assorted Greens (with Pot Likker, of course!)
Lemon Chess 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 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 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
384

Sat, Oct. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Restaurant Favorite Desserts (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 10/11/14
11:00 AM - 2:00 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
Summer Berry 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.

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
410

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

Cooking with Shellfish
Sunday, 10/12/14
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 Polenta and Truffle Oil
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
389

Sat, Oct. 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Coffee House Macarons (Culver City)
 

Coffee House Macarons
Saturday 10/18/2014
10am-1:30pm
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (map)

Pair your favorite coffee house flavors with Parisian macaron cookies! Join Surfas as we discover why this French sandwich cookie 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 a fluffy Swiss buttercream and the secrets behind creating a creamy ganache. Explore a variety of flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic your own.

Create and Taste:
Vanilla Latte Macarons
Chai Tea Macarons
Cinnamon Cappuccino Macarons

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 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

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
402

Sat, Oct. 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Make & Bake with Fresh Italian Cheeses (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 10/18/14
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
Discover how easy it is to make fresh Italian cheeses in your own kitchen and then use them to create tasty recipes. Our Chef Instructor will teach you the basics of cheese making and show you how to create homemade ricotta and mascarpone cheese.  You will then make 4 delicious recipes with your new bounty. Is there anything better than fresh, homemade Italian cheeses? Join us and find out!

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Homemade Mascarpone
Mascarpone Ice Cream with Balsamic Strawberries
Fresh Mascarpone and Spinach Spaghetti with Meyer Lemon
Buttermilk Ricotta
Lemon Ricotta Cookies
Spinach and Mushroom Cannelloni with Fresh Ricotta and Pine Nuts

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
403

Sat, Oct. 18, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Comforting Soups (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 10/18/14
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Hands-on Cooking Class
$65.00

Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)
Enjoy fall’s vegetables in a wide array of delicious soups! Our Chef Instructor will show you how to sauté, deglaze, simmer, and season a variety of soups.  You will also learn how to caramelize onions, create buttery popovers, and how to use dried mushrooms. Join us and learn how to develop rich, tasty soups in no time.

Create and enjoy 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 Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
397

Sun, Oct. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Mastering Chocolate (Culver.City)
 

Mastering Chocolate
Sunday October 19 fron 12:00pm-3:00PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00

Perfect for the chocolate lover, this hands-on cooking class will teach you how to work with your favorite temptation. Join us as we master tempering chocolate, creating ganache and truffles, and simplifying chocolate soufflés. Your Chef Instructor will also show you how to create cooked custards and infused cream. These desserts are as delicious as you imagine and easier to create than you may think!

Learn to prepare and enjoy a generous tasting of:
Apricot and Almond Chocolate Bark with Tea Smoked Salt
Rich Chocolate Soufflé
Balsamic Cherry Truffles
Chocolate Caramélia Pots de Crème with Cocoa Nib Cream

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

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
409

Sun, Oct. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Linguini, Pappardelle and Ravioli… Oh My! (Costa.Mesa)
 

Saturday, 8/16
12:00 PM – 3:00 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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
412

Fri, Oct. 24, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Wine Lovers Date Night (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 lovers’ dinner inspired by the flavors of fall.

Enjoy a generous tasting of:
Sauvignon Blanc and Lillet Mussels and Crusty Bread
Roasted Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Riesling 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
405

Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:00 PM
Classic French Desserts (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 9/25/14
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

From creating the perfect crepe to a fluffy mousse, our Chef Instructor will walk you through a few of France’s best desserts.  This hands-on cooking class will also teach you how to make French madeleines and a rich crème brûlée.  Join us and develop timeless techniques for making classic French desserts your friends and family will love.

Create and Enjoy:
Classic Crepes Suzette
Mousse au Chocolat (Chocolate Mousse)
Honey-Orange French Madeleines
Vanilla Bean 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.

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
411

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

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.

 

$65.00

Chef Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
404

Tue, Oct. 28, 2014 @ 2:30 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
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