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Surfas Culinary District
3 locations: Culver City, Hot Springs, and Costa Mesa
310-559-4770

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Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Pizza! Pizza! (Culver City)
 

Saturday 3/28/15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard (map)
Skip delivery, make great pizzas at home!  Join our Chef Instructor as we learn techniques for creating and shaping pizza dough from scratch, developing both a tomato and a creamy parmesan sauce, and exploring several baking methods for the perfect “pie." You will also learn tips for using 00 pizza flour, the do’s and don’ts of proofing yeast, and combing unique flavor to make a your “slice” gourmet. If you love “da wheel," this class is for you!

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

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. 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

John Pitblado

Culver City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
576

Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Sweet & Savory Soufflés (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 3/28/15
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

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

Enjoy and create:
Amaretto Chocolate Soufflés
Roquefort and Walnut Soufflés
Grand Marnier Soufflé
Gruyere and Herbs de Provence Soufflés

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

What to expect:

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

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
615

Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Fais do-do - A Cajun Party! (Hot Springs)
 

Saturday, 3/28/2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$45.00
Surfas Culinary District, 510 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901 (map)

Join us as Surfas’ own, Chef Trey Brunk, brings his creole roots to the table with 3 Cajun inspired courses! Enjoy and Interactive lesson on classic Creole flavors where you will learn the keys to a successful shrimp boil as well as a modern take on traditional ingredients and preparation.

Starter
Creole Hot Salad
New potatoes, Corn, Onion, Mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts all boiled “Cajun style” and served over wilted greens.

Entrée
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Boil
Whole tail on gulf shrimp and sausage boiled Cajun style and served right on the table.

Dessert
A very special “hands-on” dessert will be provided by your chefs

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Reservations may also be made in-store at Culinary District (510 Ouachita Ave.) or by calling 501-624-2665.

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.
  • 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 Porter

Hot Springs

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
578

Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
March Madness Macarons (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 3/28/15
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
WAS $65.00 NOW $55.00

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

Celebrate March Madness and 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 and the secrets behind creating a creamy ganache. Explore a variety of flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic your own.

Create and taste:
Coconut Passion Fruit Macarons
Arnold Palmer Macarons
Mint Chocolate Chip 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.

 

$55.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
607

Sun, Mar. 29, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Soft Cheese and Yogurt Workshop (Culver City)
 

Sunday, 3/29/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard (map)

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

Create and Taste:
Greek-Style Yogurt
Herbed Chèvre Cheese
Fresh Mascarpone
Crème Fraiche
Linguine with Bacon, Corn and Crème Fraiche
Apricot Tart with Fresh Mascarpone and Yogurt
Goat Whey and Honey Ice Cream with Fig

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. 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 Aubray Aarvig

Culver City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
572

Tue, Mar. 31, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Tapas, Paella & Sangria Party (Costa Mesa)
 

Due to it's popularity, we have added another Tapas, Paella & Sangria Party on Tuesday, 4/21 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  Please click here for more information or to sign up easily.

Tuesday, 3/31/15
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)  714-453-2665

Join Surfas as we explore the fantastic flavors of Spain! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques for traditional tapas and Spanish paella, all while you sip a glass of sangria.  You will also learn tips on battering and frying cheese and perfecting stove top custard. As a bonus we will enjoy a taste of one of the finest meats in the world, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota! Explore a small sampling of the exotic flavors from this part of the world and learn how easy they are to create at home.

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

*must be 21 or older to attend as alcohol will be served.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. 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.

1 opening available

$75.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
584

Sat, Apr. 4, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Pairing Workshop: Wines, Cheeses and Meats of Spain (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 4/4/15
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Tasting and Pairing Menu
$45.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Join Surfas for a tasting tour of Spain! Enjoy cheese, meats and wines of the Iberian Peninsula, paired perfectly with delicious accoutrement. Sit back and relax while learning about these outstanding foods from Surfas’ resident Fromager David Rozansky.

Taste and Pair:
Organic Manchego
Cabra Romero
Cinco Jotas Jamon Iberico de Bellota
Lomo Iberico de Bellota
Representative wines from the region
Accoutrements from Spain

*David comes to us with extensive experience as both a Fromager and Sommelier with over 35 years experience and many awards. Seating is limited. Must be 21 or over to attend.

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

What to expect:

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

David Rozansky

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
604

Tue, Apr. 7, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Stuffed Pastas: Ravioli, Tortellini and Agnolotti (Costa Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 4/7/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Creating homemade pasta is easier than you think and immensely more delicious. Our Chef Instructor will show you how to create the pasta dough and share tips and for rolling and shaping perfect agnolotti, tortellini, and ravioli. You will also learn how to make tapenade, pesto, and a lemon brown butter sauce. By the end of the class, you’ll wonder why you never tried this before!

Enjoy a generous sampling of:
Spring Pea Ravioli with Mint and Lemon Brown Butter
Fresh Herb and Goat Cheese Agnolotti with Roasted Tomato Tapenade
Zucchini Tortellini with Basil Arugula Pesto
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.

 

3 openings available

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
611

Thu, Apr. 9, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Celebrate Spring Deliciously (Costa Mesa)
 

Thursday, 4/9/15
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa
(map)

Join Surfas as we enjoy spring’s freshest fruits and vegetables in a delicious gourmet meal.  Our Chef Instructor will show you techniques for grilling meats and vegetables, working with fava beans, and creating creamy curd.  We’ll also share ideas for using local and seasonal ingredients while preparing a delicious meal, perfect for sunny days and warmer nights

Make and taste:
Fresh Corn and Fava Bean Salad
Grilled Gremolata Lamb Chops with Balsamic Artichokes
Spring Herb and Mascarpone Polenta
Lemon Rhubarb Curd and Thyme Butter Cookies

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

What to expect:

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

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
588

Sat, Apr. 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Spring Into Macarons (Culver City)
 

Spring Into Macarons
Saturday, 4/11/15
10:00AM– 1:00 PM
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard(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 and the secrets behind creating a creamy ganache. Explore a variety of flavor combinations and tips to make this delicious classic your own.

Create and taste:
Coconut Passion Fruit Macarons
Arnold Palmer Macarons
Candied Violet Macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache

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 323-697-4770 x223 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 Aubray Aarvig

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
614

Sat, Apr. 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Croissants, Scones, & Breakfast Pastries (Costa_Mesa)
 

 

Saturday, 4/11/15
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM *
Hands-On Cooking Class
$125.00
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 5 hour cooking class

Create and taste:
Butter Croissants
Chocolate Croissants
Cheddar and Prosciutto Scones
Sweet Lavender Scones with Ginger Sugar
Raspberry Sour Cream 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.

 

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
597

Sun, Apr. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Taste of India (Culver City)
 

Sunday April 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)

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

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

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

What to expect:

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

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy:

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

 

0 openings available

$65.00

Chef Anita Chatrisa

Culver City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
608

Sun, Apr. 12, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Gourmet Spring Cupcakes (Costa Mesa)
 

Due to the popularity of this class, we have added another Gourmet Spring Cupcakes class on Wednesday, 5/20/15 from 5:30-8:30 PM.  Please click on the link for more information or to sign up easily.

Sunday, 4/12/15
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Create individual sweet treats with a gourmet twist in our cupcake cooking class. Our Chef Instructor will share tips for baking fluffy and moist cakes every time.  You will also learn how to make Italian Meringue Buttercream, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and twist on American Buttercream.  Celebrate Spring sweetly with cupcakes!

Make and taste:
Limoncello Meringue Cupcakes
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Lavender and Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

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 Aubray Aarvig

Costa Mesa

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
612

Sat, Apr. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
The Secret to Creamy Risotto (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 4/18/15
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM*
Hands-On Cooking Workshop
$45.00

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

Risotto is the perfect side dish or main course anytime of the year.   Using the fresh flavors of spring, our Chef instructor will share tips on making cream risotto every time. You will also learn which rice to use, the perfect cooking tools, and tips on how to customize your dish at home. Put your fears to rest and witness how easy this Italian staple is to master. 
*Please note this is a 2-hour workshop.

Create and taste:
Lemon Risotto with Pancetta and Fresh Thyme
Sweet Corn and Goat Cheese Risotto
Sausage and Fennel Risotto with Aged Balsamic Vinegar

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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
616

Tue, Apr. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Tapas, Paella & Sangria Party (Costa Mesa)
 

Tuesday, 4/21/15
12:00 PM 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$75.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)  714-453-2665

Join Surfas as we explore the fantastic flavors of Spain! Our Chef Instructor will show you authentic techniques for traditional tapas and Spanish paella, all while you sip a glass of sangria.  You will also learn tips on battering and frying cheese and perfecting stove top custard. As a bonus we will enjoy a taste of one of the finest meats in the world, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota! Explore a small sampling of the exotic flavors from this part of the world and learn how easy they are to create at home.

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

*must be 21 or older to attend as alcohol will be served.

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

What to expect:

  • Cooking class will be a hands-on experience with a trained Chef Instructor. 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
610

Thu, Apr. 23, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Taste of India (Costa Mesa)
 

Thursday, 4/23/15
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

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

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

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

What to expect:

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

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
629

Thu, Apr. 23, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Kitchen Fundamentals: Mastering Knife Skills (CulverCity)
 

Thursday April 23, 2015

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (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 310-559-4770 x223 with questions.

What to expect:

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

John Pitblado

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
603

Sat, Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Fresh Butter and Cheese Please! (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 4/25/15
10:00 AM – 1:00 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 cheeses right in your own kitchen! You’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare homemade cheese that tastes superior to store-bought varieties. Our Chef Instructor will teach you the basics for making ricotta, butter, queso blanco and mascarpone cheese. You will also learn how to stretch and pull mozzarella and tips for embellishing your new recipes at home. Is there anything better than homemade cheese? Join us and find out.

Create and taste:
Whole Milk Ricotta
Queso Blanco
Hand Pulled Mozzarella
Fresh Mascarpone
Sweet Cream Butter


At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 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 Aubray Aarvig

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
581

Sat, Apr. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
The Basics of Cooking with Chef Tim: Week 1 (Culver City)
 

The Basics of Cooking with Chef Tim
Saturday 4/25, 5/2 and 5/9
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
3 Week Hands-On Cooking Course
$250.00
Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (map)
Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Tim McGrath as he guides students through the basics of cooking. In this three week course students will learn essential knife skills, the basics of stocks and soups, and how to cook with a variety of grains.  Chef Tim will teach students how to fabricate (break down) a chicken, roast and braise tri tip and fish, and tips for creating several basic sauces.  Students will also learn about multiple fresh herbs and how to grill, steam, and roast vegetables.  Whether you are an experienced cook looking for a refresher course or new to the kitchen and wanting to learn the basics, this hands-on class is for you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 323-559-4770 x223 with any questions.

What to expect:

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


Return Policy and Cancellation Policy:

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


   

$250.00

Chef Tim McGrath

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
602

Sat, Apr. 25, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Kitchen Fundamentals: Mastering Knife Skills (Costa_Mesa)
 

Saturday, 4/25/15
2:30 PM – 5:30 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.

 

$65.00

Chef Kathleen Lunetto

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
587

Sun, Apr. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Dippin’ Donuts (Culver City)
 

Sunday, 4/26/15
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard (map)

Whether they are baked or fired, yeast or cake… homemade doughnuts are delicious! In this class our Chef Instructor will share techniques on creating yeast doughs, flavorful cake doughnuts, and frying fritters.  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 dip all kinds of doughnuts!

Create and Enjoy:
Original Glazed
Lemon Ginger Doughnuts
Chocolate French Crullers
Thomas Keller’s Apple Fritters

*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 323-559-4770 x223 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.


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

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

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

$65.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
609

Thu, Apr. 30, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Pizza! Pizza! (Costa Mesa)
 

Thursday, 4/30/15
5:30 PM - 8:30 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.

5 openings available

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
623

Sat, May. 2, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Pairing Workshop: Raw Cheeses and Wines of France (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 5/2/15
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tasting and Pairing Menu
$45.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Learn about raw milk cheeses from Surfas’ own Fromager, David Rozansky. Taste and enjoy imaginative pairings of wine and fruit juices featuring selected cheeses from the Surfas Cheese and Charuterie Counter. Join us for a truly unique event you won’t want to miss!

About your instructor:

David comes to us with extensive experience as both Fromager and Sommelier with over 35 years experience and many awards. He will be featuring 6 raw cheeses and pairing them with fruit juices, Rhone Valley Wines and even ginger ale. Seating is limited. Must be 21 or over to attend.

What to expect:

  • 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

David Rozansky

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
628

Sun, May. 3, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Sweet & Savory Soufflés (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 5/3/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

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

Enjoy and create:
Amaretto Chocolate Soufflés
Roquefort and Walnut Soufflés
Grand Marnier Soufflé
Gruyere and Herbs de Provence Soufflés

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

What to expect:

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

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
620

Tue, May. 5, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Ecuadorian Coastal Cuisine (Costa Mesa)
 

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

Discover the exotic flavors of Ecuadorian cuisine. Surfas’ own Chef Alexa Mata will walk you through her favorite flavors, temperatures and textures of her native cuisine. You will also learn how to fry plantains, braise chicken in passion fruit, and cook shrimp with citrus juice.  Join us for a tasty tour of Ecuador, using authentic ingredients and spices your friends and family will love.

Create and taste:
Bolones (Green Plantain Dumplings)
Seco de Pollo (Ecuadorian Chicken Stew)
Annato Rice
Ceviche de Camaron (Shrimp Ceviche)
Torta de Choclo (Cheesy Corn Casserole)

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 Alexa Mata

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
618

Sat, May. 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Sweet & Savory Soufflés (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 5/9/15
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

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

Enjoy and create:
Amaretto Chocolate Soufflés
Roquefort and Walnut Soufflés
Grand Marnier Soufflé
Gruyere and Herbs de Provence Soufflés

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

What to expect:

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

2 openings available

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
632

Sun, May. 10, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Champagne and Canapés (Costa Mesa)
 

Sunday, 5/10/15
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00*
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Start your Mother’s Day with an afternoon of champagne and canapés! Cook side-by-side with your Mom 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 smokey meatballs. Share a fun afternoon cooking with your Mom and Surfas!

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

*Note price is per person. Must be 21 or older to attend.

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

What to expect:

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

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
617

Sat, May. 16, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
Fettuccini, Linguini and Tortellini! (Costa Mesa)
 

Saturday, 5/16/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

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

Make and enjoy:
Fettuccini with Beef and Mushroom Bolognese
Linguini with Asparagus, Lemon and Pine Nuts
Chicken and Prosciutto filled Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo 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.

 

$65.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
624

Sat, May. 16, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Raw Cheese and French Wine Tasting and Pairing with Surfas’ own Fromager (Culver City)
 

Raw Cheese and French Wine Tasting and Pairing with Surfas’ own Fromager
Saturday May 16 from 3pm- 5:00 PM
$45.00
Test Kitchen Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 (MAP)

Learn about raw milk cheeses from Surfas’ own Fromager, David Rozansky. Taste and enjoy imaginative pairings of wine and fruit juices featuring selected cheeses from the Surfas Cheese and Charuterie Counter. Join us for a truly unique event you won’t want to miss!

David comes to us with extensive experience as both Fromager and Sommelier with over 35 years experience and many awards. He will be featuring 6 raw cheeses and pairing them with fruit juices, Rhone Valley Wines and even ginger ale. Seating is limited. Must be 21 or over to attend.

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

David Rozansky

Culver City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
627

Sun, May. 17, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
Croissants, Scones, & Breakfast Pastries (Costa_Mesa)
 

Sunday, 5/17/15
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM *
Hands-On Cooking Class
$125.00
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 5 hour cooking class

Create and taste:
Butter Croissants
Chocolate Croissants
Cheddar and Prosciutto Scones
Sweet Lavender Scones with Ginger Sugar
Raspberry Sour Cream 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.

 

$125.00

Chef Rose Goldberg

Costa Mesa

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
630

Wed, May. 20, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Gourmet Spring Cupcakes (Costa Mesa)
 

Wednesday, 5/20/15
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hands-On Cooking Class
$65.00
Test Kitchen, Surfas Culinary District 3309 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa (map)

Create individual sweet treats with a gourmet twist in our cupcake cooking class. Our Chef Instructor will share tips for baking fluffy and moist cakes every time.  You will also learn how to make Italian Meringue Buttercream, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and twist on American Buttercream.  Celebrate Spring sweetly with cupcakes!

Make and taste:
Limoncello Meringue Cupcakes
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Lavender and Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

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
613

Sun, May. 24, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
French Steakhouse (Costa_Mesa)
 

Sunday, 5/24/15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hands-On Cooking class
$75.00

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

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

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

At Surfas, we believe great cooking isn’t just about recipes; it’s about the techniques and essential ingredients. Come experience the difference. Please call 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
577

Sat, Jun. 13, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
The Basics of Bread 2-Day Workshop (Culver City)
 

Saturday, 6/13 and Sunday 6/14
12:00-3:00
Hands-On Cooking Class
$150.00
In the Culver City Test Kitchen (MAP)

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

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

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

What to expect…

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

Return Policy and Cancelation Policy…

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

$150.00

John Pitblado

Culver City