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3 locations: Costa Mesa, Culver City, and Hot Springs
714-453-2665

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Tue, Feb. 9, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Perfecting Gnocchi (Costa_Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 2/9/16
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)

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

Create and taste:
Gnocchi Classico (Italian Potato Dumpling)
Gnocchi di Ricotta (Italian Ricotta Dumpling)
Gnocchi di Patate Dolci (Italian Sweet Potato Dumpling)
San Marzano Tomato Sauce
Arugula Marcona Almond Pesto
Brown Butter Sage 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.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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 Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
864

Fri, Feb. 12, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Date Night in Paris (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 2/12/16
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join us for a delicious dinner inspired by the City of Love. Your Chef Instructor will share tips for grilling fish, roasting vegetables, and making a rich soup. You will also learn the secrets behind creamy aioli and light soufflés. Perfect for date night or as inspiration for cooking for your Valentine, discover how fun and romantic dinner in Paris can be!  *price is per person.

Create and taste:
Soupe A L’Oignon (French Onion Soup)
Grilled Ahi Tuna with Herbes de Provence and Citrus Aioli
Roasted Haricots Verts with Marcona Almonds
Grand Marnier and Dark 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 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Gary Bradford

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
839

Sat, Feb. 13, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Valentine's Dinner (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 2/13/15
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$85.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Indulge in champagne, chocolate and filet mignon in this hands-on cooking class celebrating Valentine’s Day favorite flavors! Our Chef Instructor will show you how to grill vegetables, create a vinaigrette from scratch, and sear steak perfectly.  You will also learn how to make a rich béarnaise sauce and a creamy pots de crème.  Perfect for date night or as inspiration for cooking for your Valentine, discover how fun and romantic cooking can be.

Create and taste:
Frisee and Apple Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
Cocoa and Porcini Crusted Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce
Grilled Asparagus with Smoked Chocolate Salt
Caramélia Pots de Crème with Pecan Praline

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.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$85.00

Chef Stacy Horn

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
838

Sun, Feb. 14, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Champagne and Canapés (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 2/14/16
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Start your Valentine’s Day right with an afternoon of champagne and canapés! Cook side-by-side with your valentine as we pickle beets and pipe profiteroles, all while sipping champagne punch. Your Chef Instructor will also teach you how to make lemon curd, raspberry and chocolate sauce, and fig jam. Share your passion for cooking with your loved one and Surfas!

Create and taste:
Foie Gras Mousse and Balsamic Fig Tarts 
Buckwheat Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Pickled Beets and Dried Olives
Spanish Chorizo Meatballs in Smoky Pimenton Sauce
Lemon Tartlets with Blueberries and Mint
Salted Caramel Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce
Lavender Champagne Punch

*Note price is per person

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.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

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

 

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Stacy Horn

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
870

Wed, Feb. 17, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Pro 2: 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition (Costa Mesa)
 

Pro 2 a 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition
Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Friendly Competition
$450.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming back Chef Dominque Fournier to 2nd professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 6 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and stocks, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also perfect your skills by fabricating a whole fish, creating puff pastry, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level. Pro 1 is not a prerequisite for this class.
*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 – Stocks and Doughs
Beef Stock
Flat Bread Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Flat Bread with Prosciutto, Artisanal Cheeses, and Lobster

Week 2 – Sweet and Savory Pastries
Puff Pastry
Vol au Vent with Chicken and Mushrooms
Mussel Soup in Puff Pastry
Rustic Apple Tart
Roasted Pear Tart

Week 3 – Pasta, Ravioli, and Cheese
Fresh Pasta Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Spinach Ravioli with Fresh Ricotta
Fettuccini with Alfrado Sauce
Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce
Beurre Noisette

Week 4 – Fabrication of Fish plus Cooking Techniques and Sauces
Fish Fumet
Sea Bass with Tomato Coulis
Salmon with Leek Compote
Beurre Rouge Sauce
Sauce Normande

Week 5 – Beef and Chicken with Sauces
Chicken a l’Orange
Peppered Steak with Pineapple Sauce
Beef Stroganoff
Bordelaise

Week 6 – Friendly Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a full meal inspired by dishes previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$450.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
855

Fri, Feb. 19, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Winter Weeknight Dinners (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 2/19/16
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$69.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Looking for a way to spice up your weeknight dinners? Join us for four comforting meals perfect for the family yet delicious enough for company. Our Chef Instructor will teach you how to cook pasta perfectly, create a rich bean stew, and how to batter and fry chiles. You will also learn how to make flaky pie crust and a twist on a classic pesto. Spend the winter nights together with something new and scrumptious to eat!

Create and taste:
Orecchiette Pasta with Chicken and Piquillo Pepper Pesto
San Marzano Tomato and Cannellini Bean Stew with Italian Sausage
Chile Rellenos with Chipotle Cranberry Cheddar
Chicken Potpie with French Garden Herb Crust

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$69.00

Chef Gary Bradford

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
858

Sat, Feb. 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
2-Day Classic French Desserts (Costa Mesa)
 

2-Day Classic French Desserts
Saturday, 2/20/16 and Sunday 2/21/16
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM*
$150.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)

In this 2-day, hands-on cooking class we will create delicious delectable’s worthy of a French Patisserie.  Plus we will concentrate on traditional techniques that made the French famous for their desserts. Join us and learn the secrets behind Parisian Macarons, Pâte â Choux, and Soufflés.  We will also discover how to make homemade caramel, lemon curd, and pastry cream. In addition we will learn the basics behind baked custards, puff pastry, delicate madeleines, and piping techniques. This 2-day class is easier than you think and will taste better than you can imagine!

Create and taste:
Vanilla Latte Parisian Macarons
Chocolate Glazed Éclairs
Pâte â Choux
Caramel Apple Tart Tatin
Classic Crème Brulee
Meyer Lemon Soufflé
French Madeleines
Vanilla and Espresso French Pastry Cream
Lemon Curd

*please note this is 2 3-1/2 hour classes.

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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

0 openings available

$150.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
858

Sun, Feb. 21, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
2-Day Classic French Desserts (Costa Mesa)
 

2-Day Classic French Desserts
Saturday, 2/20/16 and Sunday 2/21/16
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM*
$150.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)

In this 2-day, hands-on cooking class we will create delicious delectable’s worthy of a French Patisserie.  Plus we will concentrate on traditional techniques that made the French famous for their desserts. Join us and learn the secrets behind Parisian Macarons, Pâte â Choux, and Soufflés.  We will also discover how to make homemade caramel, lemon curd, and pastry cream. In addition we will learn the basics behind baked custards, puff pastry, delicate madeleines, and piping techniques. This 2-day class is easier than you think and will taste better than you can imagine!

Create and taste:
Vanilla Latte Parisian Macarons
Chocolate Glazed Éclairs
Pâte â Choux
Caramel Apple Tart Tatin
Classic Crème Brulee
Meyer Lemon Soufflé
French Madeleines
Vanilla and Espresso French Pastry Cream
Lemon Curd

*please note this is 2 3-1/2 hour classes.

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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

0 openings available

$150.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
870

Wed, Feb. 24, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Pro 2: 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition (Costa Mesa)
 

Pro 2 a 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition
Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Friendly Competition
$450.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming back Chef Dominque Fournier to 2nd professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 6 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and stocks, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also perfect your skills by fabricating a whole fish, creating puff pastry, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level. Pro 1 is not a prerequisite for this class.
*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 – Stocks and Doughs
Beef Stock
Flat Bread Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Flat Bread with Prosciutto, Artisanal Cheeses, and Lobster

Week 2 – Sweet and Savory Pastries
Puff Pastry
Vol au Vent with Chicken and Mushrooms
Mussel Soup in Puff Pastry
Rustic Apple Tart
Roasted Pear Tart

Week 3 – Pasta, Ravioli, and Cheese
Fresh Pasta Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Spinach Ravioli with Fresh Ricotta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Lasagna with Bechamel and Bolognese Sauce
Beurre Noisette

Week 4 – Fabrication of Fish plus Cooking Techniques and Sauces
Fish Fumet
Sea Bass with Tomato Coulis
Salmon with Leek Compote
Beurre Rouge Sauce
Sauce Normande

Week 5 – Beef and Chicken with Sauces
Chicken a l’Orange
Peppered Steak with Pineapple Sauce
Beef Stroganoff
Bordelaise

Week 6 – Friendly Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a full meal inspired by dishes previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$450.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
857

Sat, Feb. 27, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Filled Pastas: Ravioli, Tortellini and Agnolotti (Costa Mesa)
 

Due to the popularity of this class we have added another Filled Pastas cooking class on Friday, 3/4/16 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Click here for more information and to sign up easily.

Saturday, 2/27/16
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Creating filled pastas are easier than you think and immensely more delicious. Our Chef Instructor will show you how to create the perfect pasta dough and share tips and for rolling and shaping the perfect agnolotti, tortellini, and ravioli. You will also learn how to make tapenade, pesto, and velvety cream sauce with a twist. By the end of the class, you’ll wonder why you never tried this before!

Enjoy a generous sampling of:
Herbed Goat Cheese Agnolotti with Roasted Tomato Tapenade
Zucchini Artichoke Tortellini with Basil Pesto
Gorgonzola and Ricotta Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce
Fresh Pasta Dough


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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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 Sharon Murphy

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
854

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Decadent Donuts (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 2/28/16
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM*
Hands-on Cooking Class
$69.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Whether they are baked or fired, yeast or cake… homemade donuts are delicious! In this class our Chef Instructor will share techniques on creating yeast doughs, flavorful cake doughnuts, and frying both.  You will also learn tips on creating a perfect pate a choux and versatile glazes. Join us for 3 1/2 hours of sinful indulgence as we mix, fry, and glaze decadent donuts!

Create and taste:
Original Glazed
Maple Bacon Doughnuts
Chocolate French Crullers
Zeppole (Italian Ricotta and Mascarpone Doughnut)

*Please note this is a 3 1/2 hour class

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$69.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
870

Wed, Mar. 2, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Pro 2: 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition (Costa Mesa)
 

Pro 2 a 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition
Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Friendly Competition
$450.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming back Chef Dominque Fournier to 2nd professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 6 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and stocks, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also perfect your skills by fabricating a whole fish, creating puff pastry, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level. Pro 1 is not a prerequisite for this class.
*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 – Stocks and Doughs
Beef Stock
Flat Bread Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Flat Bread with Prosciutto, Artisanal Cheeses, and Lobster

Week 2 – Sweet and Savory Pastries
Puff Pastry
Vol au Vent with Chicken and Mushrooms
Mussel Soup in Puff Pastry
Rustic Apple Tart
Roasted Pear Tart

Week 3 – Pasta, Ravioli, and Cheese
Fresh Pasta Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Spinach Ravioli with Fresh Ricotta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Lasagna with Bechamel and Bolognese Sauce
Beurre Noisette

Week 4 – Fabrication of Fish plus Cooking Techniques and Sauces
Fish Fumet
Sea Bass with Tomato Coulis
Salmon with Leek Compote
Beurre Rouge Sauce
Sauce Normande

Week 5 – Beef and Chicken with Sauces
Chicken a l’Orange
Peppered Steak with Pineapple Sauce
Beef Stroganoff
Bordelaise

Week 6 – Friendly Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a full meal inspired by dishes previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$450.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
873

Fri, Mar. 4, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Filled Pastas: Ravioli, Tortellini and Agnolotti (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 3/4/16
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Creating filled pastas are easier than you think and immensely more delicious. Our Chef Instructor will show you how to create the perfect pasta dough and share tips and for rolling and shaping the perfect agnolotti, tortellini, and ravioli. You will also learn how to make tapenade, pesto, and velvety cream sauce with a twist. By the end of the class, you’ll wonder why you never tried this before!

Enjoy a generous sampling of:
Herbed Goat Cheese Agnolotti with Roasted Tomato Tapenade
Zucchini Artichoke Tortellini with Basil Pesto
Gorgonzola and Ricotta Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce
Fresh Pasta Dough


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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

4 openings available

$65.00

Chef Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
879

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
Sweet & Savory Soufflé Workshop (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 3/5/16
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$45.00
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

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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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 Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
871

Sun, Mar. 6, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Cast Iron Cooking + Free Dutch Oven (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 3/6/16
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$95.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas for a fun and informative cooking class.  Create braised, slow cooked, and grilled favorites while improving your cast iron cooking.  Our Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling fruit, braising chicken, baking apples and creating a caramel sauce from scratch. You will also learn how to roast garlic, make a fresh vinaigrette, and the secrets behind creamy polenta. Best of all, you will go home with a 3-quart, enamel Dutch oven from Lodge (a $85.50 value). Perfect as a gift for others or yourself, take home a cast iron Dutch oven and recipes to use it!

Create and taste:
Grilled Pear Winter Salad with Pomegranates and Candied Walnuts
Braised Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives, and Oregano
Mascarpone Polenta with Roasted Garlic
Baked Apples with Amaretti Cookies and Caramel Sauce

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

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

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gary Bradford

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
870

Wed, Mar. 9, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Pro 2: 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition (Costa Mesa)
 

Pro 2 a 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition
Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Friendly Competition
$450.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming back Chef Dominque Fournier to 2nd professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 6 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and stocks, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also perfect your skills by fabricating a whole fish, creating puff pastry, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level. Pro 1 is not a prerequisite for this class.
*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 – Stocks and Doughs
Beef Stock
Flat Bread Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Flat Bread with Prosciutto, Artisanal Cheeses, and Lobster

Week 2 – Sweet and Savory Pastries
Puff Pastry
Vol au Vent with Chicken and Mushrooms
Mussel Soup in Puff Pastry
Rustic Apple Tart
Roasted Pear Tart

Week 3 – Pasta, Ravioli, and Cheese
Fresh Pasta Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Spinach Ravioli with Fresh Ricotta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Lasagna with Bechamel and Bolognese Sauce
Beurre Noisette

Week 4 – Fabrication of Fish plus Cooking Techniques and Sauces
Fish Fumet
Sea Bass with Tomato Coulis
Salmon with Leek Compote
Beurre Rouge Sauce
Sauce Normande

Week 5 – Beef and Chicken with Sauces
Chicken a l’Orange
Peppered Steak with Pineapple Sauce
Beef Stroganoff
Bordelaise

Week 6 – Friendly Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a full meal inspired by dishes previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$450.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
869

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Parisian Steakhouse (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 3/12/16
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$85.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join us for a Parisian Steakhouse experience complete with delicious, yet simple, classic French recipes.  Your Chef Instructor will guide you through a variety of classic techniques including creating a vinaigrette and a creamy custard.  You will also learn the secret to crispy pommes anna, how to make delicious pan sauce, and tips for searing a steak to perfection.  Enjoy “très bien” French cooking while learning valuable techniques.

Create and taste:
Frisee and Apple Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
Pan Seared Strip Steak with Cabernet Chanterelles
Haricots Verts with Crispy Shallots and Herbs de Provence
Pommes Anna
Classic 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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 Gary Bradford

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
859

Sun, Mar. 13, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
Pies, Tarts, and Galettes (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 3/13/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00

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

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

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

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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
878

Mon, Mar. 14, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Easter Champagne Brunch (Costa Mesa)
 

Monday, 3/14/16
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*

Celebrate Easter 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 entertaining this Easter or searching for new breakfast ideas, these recipes are so good and simple you’ll use them all year long.

Enjoy and create:
Raspberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Candied Ginger Citrus Salad
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 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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 Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
870

Wed, Mar. 16, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Pro 2: 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition (Costa Mesa)
 

Pro 2 a 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition
Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Friendly Competition
$450.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming back Chef Dominque Fournier to 2nd professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 6 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and stocks, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also perfect your skills by fabricating a whole fish, creating puff pastry, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level. Pro 1 is not a prerequisite for this class.
*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 – Stocks and Doughs
Beef Stock
Flat Bread Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Flat Bread with Prosciutto, Artisanal Cheeses, and Lobster

Week 2 – Sweet and Savory Pastries
Puff Pastry
Vol au Vent with Chicken and Mushrooms
Mussel Soup in Puff Pastry
Rustic Apple Tart
Roasted Pear Tart

Week 3 – Pasta, Ravioli, and Cheese
Fresh Pasta Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Spinach Ravioli with Fresh Ricotta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Lasagna with Bechamel and Bolognese Sauce
Beurre Noisette

Week 4 – Fabrication of Fish plus Cooking Techniques and Sauces
Fish Fumet
Sea Bass with Tomato Coulis
Salmon with Leek Compote
Beurre Rouge Sauce
Sauce Normande

Week 5 – Beef and Chicken with Sauces
Chicken a l’Orange
Peppered Steak with Pineapple Sauce
Beef Stroganoff
Bordelaise

Week 6 – Friendly Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a full meal inspired by dishes previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$450.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
867

Sat, Mar. 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seasonal Dinner Table (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 3/19/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Celebrate a seasonal dinner table even in winter.  Join us and we explore winter’s harvest of fruits and vegetables in a delicious, gourmet meal. You Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling fruit, poaching fish, and creating a creamy risotto.  You will also learn how to make a flaky pie crust and tips for choosing fresh, local ingredients.

Bring the farm to the table and enjoy a generous tasting of:
Grilled Persimmons with Mascarpone and Candied Ginger
Poached Salmon with Fennel, Blood Oranges, and Leeks
Sautéed Broccolini
Risotto alla Milanese (Risotto with Parmesan and Saffron)
Maple Apple and Pear Crostata


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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

4 openings available

$65.00

Chef Sharon Murphy

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
874

Sun, Mar. 20, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
Mother of a Sauce (Costa_Mesa)
 

Sunday, 3/20/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa(map)

Sauces elevate your cooking by adding flavor, complexity, and color to your favorite dish.  Our Chef Instructor will share fundamentals for preparing a variety of professional sauces, including classic mother sauces and more.  You will make a traditional béchamel sauce, creamy crème anglaise, rich romesco, and a twist on a hollandaise and butter sauce.   You will also learn how to sear scallops, grill steak, and make ice cream from scratch. Join us for a delicious menu with classic techniques you can use to enhance your favorite meals.

Create and taste:
Truffle Macaroni and Cheese Bites
Sea Scallops with Raspberry Thyme Beurre Rouge
Asparagus with Citrus Hollandaise
Grilled Flank Steak with Romesco Sauce
Roasted Peach and Praline-Honey 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
870

Wed, Mar. 23, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Pro 2: 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition (Costa Mesa)
 

Pro 2 a 6-Week Cooking Series and Competition
Wednesday 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Friendly Competition
$450.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming back Chef Dominque Fournier to 2nd professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 6 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and stocks, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also perfect your skills by fabricating a whole fish, creating puff pastry, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level. Pro 1 is not a prerequisite for this class.
*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 – Stocks and Doughs
Beef Stock
Flat Bread Dough
Puff Pastry Dough
Flat Bread with Prosciutto, Artisanal Cheeses, and Lobster

Week 2 – Sweet and Savory Pastries
Puff Pastry
Vol au Vent with Chicken and Mushrooms
Mussel Soup in Puff Pastry
Rustic Apple Tart
Roasted Pear Tart

Week 3 – Pasta, Ravioli, and Cheese
Fresh Pasta Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Spinach Ravioli with Fresh Ricotta
Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Lasagna with Bechamel and Bolognese Sauce
Beurre Noisette

Week 4 – Fabrication of Fish plus Cooking Techniques and Sauces
Fish Fumet
Sea Bass with Tomato Coulis
Salmon with Leek Compote
Beurre Rouge Sauce
Sauce Normande

Week 5 – Beef and Chicken with Sauces
Chicken a l’Orange
Peppered Steak with Pineapple Sauce
Beef Stroganoff
Bordelaise

Week 6 – Friendly Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a full meal inspired by dishes previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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

$450.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
876

Fri, Mar. 25, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Tapas, Paella & Sangria Party (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 3/25/16
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas as we explore the fantastic flavors of Spain! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques for traditional tapas and Spanish paella, 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. 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • Customers will receive a special discount of 10% off small wares and 5% off food purchases.
  • Recipes will be provided and a generous tasting of each dish will be enjoyed.


Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
872

Sat, Mar. 26, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 3/26/16
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (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 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

4 openings available

$65.00

Chef Gary Bradford

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
880

Mon, Mar. 28, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Croissants, Scones, & Breakfast Pastries (Costa_Mesa)
 

Monday, 3/28/16
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM *
Hands-On Cooking Class
$145.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Master everyone’s favorite breakfast pastries in this extensive cooking class.  Our Chef Instructor will walk you through every step of making buttery and chocolate croissants. You will also learn how to make flaky sweet and savory scones, moist coffee cake and muffins, and donuts from scratch. Impress your friends and family with your perfect breakfast pastries!   *Please note this is a 4 hour cooking class

Create and taste:
Butter Croissants
Chocolate Croissants
Cheddar and Prosciutto Scones
Sweet Lavender Scones with Ginger Sugar
Walnut Brown Sugar Coffee Cake
Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins
French Crullers with Vanilla Bean 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 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

 

$145.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
875

Sun, Apr. 3, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
Kitchen Fundamentals: Mastering Knife Skills (Costa_Mesa)
 

Sunday, 4/3/16
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

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

Create and Taste:
Coq au Vin
Citrus Salsa

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

 

6 openings available

$65.00

Chef Gary Bradford

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
881

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Fresh Italian Cheeses (Costa_Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 4/5/16
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

See how easy it is to make fresh Italian cheeses and then use them in recipes. Our Chef Instructor will teach you the basics for making homemade ricotta, mascarpone, and hand pulled mozzarella cheese.  Next, create 2 delicious recipes using your freshly made ingredients. Is there anything better than homemade Italian cheeses? Join us and find out!

Create and taste:
Creamy Mascarpone
Mascarpone and Spinach Spaghetti with Meyer Lemon and Hazelnuts
Buttermilk Ricotta
Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna with Fresh Ricotta and Mozzarella
Hand Pulled Mozzarella

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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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% cancelation fee.
  • Store credits may be used at any location or towards a future cooking class.

$65.00

Chef Sharon Murphy

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
883

Fri, Apr. 15, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Date Night in Paris (Costa Mesa)
 

Friday, 2/12/16
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join us for a delicious dinner inspired by the City of Love. Your Chef Instructor will share tips for grilling fish, roasting vegetables, and making a rich soup. You will also learn the secrets behind creamy aioli and light soufflés. Perfect for date night or as inspiration for cooking for your Valentine, discover how fun and romantic dinner in Paris can be!  *price is per person.

Create and taste:
Soupe A L’Oignon (French Onion Soup)
Grilled Ahi Tuna with Herbes de Provence and Citrus Aioli
Roasted Haricots Verts with Marcona Almonds
Grand Marnier and Dark 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 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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 Sharon Murphy

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
882

Wed, May. 4, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Professional 5-Week Cooking Series (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Competition
$375.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and fish, create and use puff pastry for desserts, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level.

*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 - Knife Skills, Soups and Stocks
Large, Medium, Small dice size cuts
Brunoise, Batonnet, Tourne, and Julienne size cuts
Tomato Soup
Leek Potato Soup
Mushroom Soup
Carrot Soup
Beef Stock
Vegetable Stock

Week 2 - Sauces, Plating, Garnish, and Appetizers
Salade Frisee aux Lardons Oeuf Poche
Shrimp au Jus
Steak au Poivre with Purée Potato
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Rice Pilaf

Week 3 - Fabrications, Sauté, Brazing
Coq au Vin 
Sea Scallop Anisette
Braised Chicken
Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc

Week 4 - Puff Pastry and Desserts
Puff Pastry
Genoise
Chocolat Mousse
Crème Anglaise
Berry Coulis
Palmiers

Week 5 – Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a version of a dish previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

$375.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
882

Wed, May. 11, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Professional 5-Week Cooking Series (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Competition
$375.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and fish, create and use puff pastry for desserts, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level.

*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 - Knife Skills, Soups and Stocks
Large, Medium, Small dice size cuts
Brunoise, Batonnet, Tourne, and Julienne size cuts
Tomato Soup
Leek Potato Soup
Mushroom Soup
Carrot Soup
Beef Stock
Vegetable Stock

Week 2 - Sauces, Plating, Garnish, and Appetizers
Salade Frisee aux Lardons Oeuf Poche
Shrimp au Jus
Steak au Poivre with Purée Potato
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Rice Pilaf

Week 3 - Fabrications, Sauté, Brazing
Coq au Vin 
Sea Scallop Anisette
Braised Chicken
Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc

Week 4 - Puff Pastry and Desserts
Puff Pastry
Genoise
Chocolat Mousse
Crème Anglaise
Berry Coulis
Palmiers

Week 5 – Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a version of a dish previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

$375.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
884

Sat, May. 14, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
May Day Macarons (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 5/14/16
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Celebrate spring with warm-weather flavors in your 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. Explore a variety of Spring flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic your own.

Create and taste:
Coconut Passion Fruit Macarons
Arnold Palmer Macarons
Blueberry Cream Pie 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
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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
882

Wed, May. 18, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Professional 5-Week Cooking Series (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Competition
$375.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and fish, create and use puff pastry for desserts, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level.

*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 - Knife Skills, Soups and Stocks
Large, Medium, Small dice size cuts
Brunoise, Batonnet, Tourne, and Julienne size cuts
Tomato Soup
Leek Potato Soup
Mushroom Soup
Carrot Soup
Beef Stock
Vegetable Stock

Week 2 - Sauces, Plating, Garnish, and Appetizers
Salade Frisee aux Lardons Oeuf Poche
Shrimp au Jus
Steak au Poivre with Purée Potato
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Rice Pilaf

Week 3 - Fabrications, Sauté, Brazing
Coq au Vin 
Sea Scallop Anisette
Braised Chicken
Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc

Week 4 - Puff Pastry and Desserts
Puff Pastry
Genoise
Chocolat Mousse
Crème Anglaise
Berry Coulis
Palmiers

Week 5 – Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a version of a dish previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

$375.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
882

Wed, May. 25, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Professional 5-Week Cooking Series (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Competition
$375.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and fish, create and use puff pastry for desserts, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level.

*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 - Knife Skills, Soups and Stocks
Large, Medium, Small dice size cuts
Brunoise, Batonnet, Tourne, and Julienne size cuts
Tomato Soup
Leek Potato Soup
Mushroom Soup
Carrot Soup
Beef Stock
Vegetable Stock

Week 2 - Sauces, Plating, Garnish, and Appetizers
Salade Frisee aux Lardons Oeuf Poche
Shrimp au Jus
Steak au Poivre with Purée Potato
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Rice Pilaf

Week 3 - Fabrications, Sauté, Brazing
Coq au Vin 
Sea Scallop Anisette
Braised Chicken
Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc

Week 4 - Puff Pastry and Desserts
Puff Pastry
Genoise
Chocolat Mousse
Crème Anglaise
Berry Coulis
Palmiers

Week 5 – Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a version of a dish previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

$375.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
882

Wed, Jun. 1, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Professional 5-Week Cooking Series (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5 Week Hands-On Cooking Course and Competition
$375.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each dish. You will also learn how to break down whole chicken and fish, create and use puff pastry for desserts, and compete in a final cooking competition.  Designed for all skill levels, this class is perfect for those who want to take their cooking skills to the next level.

*Each student will be given a white chef jacket (a $27.00 value). Please wear each week.

Week 1 - Knife Skills, Soups and Stocks
Large, Medium, Small dice size cuts
Brunoise, Batonnet, Tourne, and Julienne size cuts
Tomato Soup
Leek Potato Soup
Mushroom Soup
Carrot Soup
Beef Stock
Vegetable Stock

Week 2 - Sauces, Plating, Garnish, and Appetizers
Salade Frisee aux Lardons Oeuf Poche
Shrimp au Jus
Steak au Poivre with Purée Potato
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Rice Pilaf

Week 3 - Fabrications, Sauté, Brazing
Coq au Vin 
Sea Scallop Anisette
Braised Chicken
Sea Bass with Beurre Blanc

Week 4 - Puff Pastry and Desserts
Puff Pastry
Genoise
Chocolat Mousse
Crème Anglaise
Berry Coulis
Palmiers

Week 5 – Cooking Competition
Practice what you have learned! In this class students will be divided into teams and asked to create a version of a dish previously learned. Our Chef Instructor will be assisting and giving advice. You will then have the opportunity to explain your dish and gather feedback.  Anita Lau of Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman will be judging. A team will be presented the winner.

About Your Chef:
Chef Dominique Fournier has extensive experience in the culinary world. French born and trained, Fournier has been an Executive Chef for many notable 4 star restaurants from coast to coast including La Parisienne in California and Citronelle in Washington DC, as well as, restaurants in Paris and Corsica France.  Chef Fournier enjoys combining traditional French cooking with modern flair. With 30+ years of experience, Chef is creative and methodical in his cooking and eager to share his experience to educate people about the art of food.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. Therefore we recommend comfortable, close-toe shoes and long hair pulled back.
  • Class prices vary based on technique and the menu.
  • Classes will vary in length, depending on content and will be listed in the description.
  • Classes are open to any skill level and for those 18 or older, unless noted in the description.
  • Classes are held in Surfas’ state of the art Test Kitchen.
  • Wine may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle at the Epicurean Center and brought into class in Orange County.
  • Wine may be purchase by the bottle and brought into class in Culver City.
  • A $10.00 corkage fee will be charged to each non-Surfas bottle.
  • 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.

$375.00

Chef Dominique Fournier

Costa Mesa