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The Gourmandise School
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica CA 90401
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Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2501

Sat, Sep. 5, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Southern Brunch
 

Join us for a little Southern hospitality as you cook, bake and sweet-tea yourself into a lovely Saturday.

Potato Hash with Poached Eggs, Pickled Okra,  Fried Green Tomatoes with Chili Mayonnaise,  Biscuits, Homemade Jam

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2430

Sun, Sep. 6, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
The Croissants Class
 

Behold the power of butter.  And yeast.  And a little (not a lot) of sugar.  Croissants are the pinnacle of Viennoiserie, and their success depends not on a culinary degree but close attention to simple techniques and a basic understanding of the chemistry of butter, gluten, sugar and moisture.  Join us for an intense, 6-hour course on the fundamentals of each step of the laminated dough process. You will mix, form, chill, fold and shape your doughs at every step of the process into several different pastries and take home both the finished product and nearly ready plaque to continue working with.

The Steps: Preferment; Lamination; Turns; Proofing


Plain Croissants; Pain au Raisin; Pain au Chocolat; Ham and Cheese; Almond

 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

0 openings available

$275.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2485

Tue, Sep. 8, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to French Macarons: The French Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This intense class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations.

Vanilla Bean Macarons; Italian Buttercream; Salted Caramel 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.


On a waitlist? You can take our Macarons class online! Click here to purchase Intro to Macarons through Tastemade:

7 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2386

Wed, Sep. 9, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Kitchen Basics: Day 1
 
In this 3 hour class, students will work in teams to master the basics of cooking with the goal of learning techniques - not memorizing recipes. Students will focus on knife skills, mis en place, sanitation and other fundamentals.
 
Day 1: Knife Skills, Mise En Place, Soups, Par-boiling, Sauteing
Spicy Sweet Potato Hash; Red Pepper, Onion & Chorizo Frittata; Italian Chopped Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette; Tuscan Vegetable Soup

 
Day 2: Sweating, Sauteing, Blanching, Braising, Pan Sauces
Creamy Asparagus Soup with Crab Salad; Sauteed Chicken Breasts/Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce; Braised Leeks; Spicy Mixed Greens sauteed with Garlic

 
Class 3: Trussing, Roasting, Sauce-Making, Risotto
Whole Roast Rosemary Chicken with Herb Gravy; Parmesan & Herb Risotto; Celery Root & Potato Puree; Herb Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

 
Class 4: Poaching, Steaming, Sweating, Alternative Grains, Vegetables
Poached Salmon with Herbed Greek Yogurt Sauce; Fish En Papillote; Farro & Feta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Fresh Vegetables; Warm Quinoa Salad


CLASS IS FROM 630pm-930pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR 4 WEEKS


 
While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to bring your own tupperware to bring food home from class.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes. No cell phones in class, please.
Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

1 opening available

$550.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2491

Thu, Sep. 10, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Breakfast Cookery: English Muffins, Poached Eggs and Sausage
 

Tired of going out to brunch? Come to class and master the secrets of a perfectly poached egg, homemade English Muffins, seasonal preserves and housemade breakfast sausge.

Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Whole Grain English Muffins, Seasonal Preserves, Homemade Breakfast Sausage

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2433

Thu, Sep. 10, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Rosh Hashana Desserts
 

Start the Jewish New Year off with a delcious dessert class with Chef Ruth. You'll make 3 decendent desserts with traditional ingredients like apples and honey to ensure your New Year starts off sweet!

 

Chocolate Glazed Honey cake: Olive Oil and Apple Cake: Pear Upside Down Cake



THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

3 openings available

$95.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2458

Fri, Sep. 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cakes and Cupcakes
 
Does baking cakes from scratch mystify you? Do you want to improve your recipes and make the loveliest, fluffiest cakes around? Join us for 4 hours of creaming, beating and baking three cakes and two frostings. Bring a box with you- each person will bring home a decorated 6" cake and a dozen cupcakes.
 
Carrot Cake with Roasted Pistachios and Cream Cheese Buttercream, Lemon Chiffon Cake with Toasted Meringue,
Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Ages 16 and up.

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2503

Fri, Sep. 11, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Creole Cooking
 

Join Chef John Pitblado for a three hour culinary excursion through Louisana. You'll . Our classes are BYOB- bring the bottle, we've got wine glasses!

 
Jambalaya, Dirty Rice, Braised Greens, Celery Root Remoulade, Mississipi Mud Parfaits

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


* Price is per couple *

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2502

Sat, Sep. 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Sensational Sides: Late Summer Harvest
 

Let's fill the table family-style with these hearty dishes! Join Chef John Pitblado as he guides you through easy, do-ahead food prep, delicious techniques that will carry you through the seasons and sweet plating tips.

Salad: Farro, Squash, Shelled Beans and Bacon; Eggplant Tomato Gratin with Mint, Feta and Olives; Savory Bread Pudding with Wild Mushrooms and Green Beans

Lemon Rosesmary Roasted Chicken; Roasted Pear Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2572

Sat, Sep. 12, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
DIY Tofu Workshop
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a unique class on homemade tofu. You'll learn to make fresh tofu using non-GMO organic soybeans and natural coagulants, then utilize the whey to make a delicious tomato cucumber miso sesame soup, as well as a vegetable rice bowl. We'll have a tasting of different varieties of tofu with herbs and Asian sauces.
 

Menu

Handmade Tofu; Tomato Cucumber Miso Soup; Leek and Vegetable Rice Bowls; Silken Tofu with Ginger Syrup and Fresh Fruit

 
We will make fresh tofu using non GMO organic soybeans and natural coagulants. We will taste the different varieties of tofu with herbs and Asian sauces. We will use the whey to make tomato cucumber miso sesame soup and the lees to make a vegetable rice bowl. For dessert, we will have silken tofu with ginger syrup and fruit. You will no longer care for industriallyase tofu. 

For more information about Chef Sonoko http://www.commongrains.com

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2429

Sun, Sep. 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 1: Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

This 10-week series is designed for the novice culinary student or home baker looking to learn the basics of the art of baking andpastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment and includes a chef coat.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 10 students. 

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

Start the series off by learning about the chemistry of baking.  We will explore how flour, sugar, eggs and other ingredients work in your recipes.  The proper use of pastry bags, reading formulas and the importance of mise-en-place will be discussed.  Students will receive textbooks and chef coats.

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

The Gourmandise Chocolate Chunk Cookie; Chewy Brownies; English Toffee; Meyer Lemon Bars

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make an amazing varity of dishes. You’ll make this versatile dough two ways one sweet and one savory.

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Chocolate Dipped Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Parmesan Thyme Gourgeres

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze

 

 

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The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school.  In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

 

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

1 opening available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2471

Sun, Sep. 13, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to French Macarons: The French Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This intense class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations.

Vanilla Bean Macarons; Buttercream; Ganache

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.


On a waitlist? You can take our Macarons class online! Click here to purchase Intro to Macarons through Tastemade:

1 opening available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2473

Mon, Sep. 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Farmers Market Meals: Soups and Stews
 

Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market.

 
Potato and Leek Soup; Whole Grain Crackers; Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup; White Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2534

Mon, Sep. 14, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
DIY Pretzels, Mustard and Dips
 
Learn how to twist up, boil, and bake fresh pretzels.  You'll jar your own mustard and make dips from Butterscotch Caramel

Pretzels, Caramel Dip, Honey Mustard, Hard Pretzels
 
THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
 
Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 21 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2462

Mon, Sep. 14, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Neapolitan Pizza
 

Knead, proof and toss your handmade crust to make the perfect texture for your unique pizzas. 

Traditional Neapolitan Pizza Dough, Housemade Burrata and Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce

and some not-so Neapolitan toppings: Bechamel with Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Greens

This is a 3 hour class

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2486

Tue, Sep. 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Thai Cuisine
 

Get to know Thai cooking with Chef Roxana Jullapat. You'll learn from her Thai roots as you prepare four courses- all with easy to source ingredients.

 
Shrimp Toasts * Vegetarian Pad Thai * Mango Sticky Rice * Chicken Larb

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana Jullapat

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2511

Thu, Sep. 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
The Souffle Class
 

Master the Souffles! Learn to become a whiz at whipping up these tall, delicate dishes with some great do-ahead tips. Bring your appetite- these are eaten fresh out of the oven.

Three Cheese and Herb Souffle, Green Salad with Orange and Fennel, Dark Chocolate Souffle with Infused Creme Anglaise, Gran Marnier Souffle

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.


12 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2512

Thu, Sep. 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Women's Health: Cooking for Life
 

Join Aubray Aarvig for an in-depth class and discussion about health, nutriotion and how to best fuel your body with maximum deliciousness. This course and its accompanying information will give you a better perspective on how you can incorporate more naturally-occuring Calcium, Vitamin D and Iron.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta with Vegetables, Crustless Quinoa Quiche, Feta & Herb Dip,  Grilled Amaretto Apricots

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2466

Thu, Sep. 17, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Charcuterie 101: Sausage Making
 
Join Chef Jessica Hilton for an adventure in grinding, stuffing and cooking with homemade sausages. You'll learn to work with two kinds of proteins and create links worthy of your breakfast, lunch and dinner plates.
 
Menu TBA

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2454

Fri, Sep. 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
The Doughnut Class
 

Behold the wonder of pillowy, glazed and powdered donuts.  Join us for four hours of sinful indulgence as we mix, fry, fill and dunk donuts of all kinds.

Yeast-risen doughnuts; Apple fritters; Boston Cream doughnuts; Vanilla Pastry Cream; Classic glaze; Chocolate glazed Donuts; Maple bacon glaze Doughnut
 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

You can take our Doughnuts and Fritters class online! Click here to purchase the class through Tastemade:

9 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2487

Fri, Sep. 18, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: The Empanadas Class
 

Learn the secrets of perfectly shaped and cooked Empanadas and Pupusas from acclaimed chef Roxana Jullapat. You'll also learn how to make Masa and a delicious Columbian flan and finish with a sit-down meal. Our classes are BYOB- bring the bottle, we've got wine glasses!

 
Masa, Empanadas, Argentinian Empanadas, Baked Empanadas, Pupusas

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


* Price is per couple *

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef Roxana Jullapat

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2521

Sat, Sep. 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Tempering 101: Learning to Work with Chocolate
 

You will learn a brief history of chocolate as well as get a better understanding of the “bean to bar” process (chocolate tasting will be a requirement for this portion of class)! You will learn the basics of tempering and make some basic chocolates. This class will prepare you making delicious chocolates with Ruth in her series or just get you started with making chocolate at home.

Includes tempering basics and some chocolate dipping, as well as homemade marshmallows!

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

 Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

9 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2529

Sat, Sep. 19, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Macrobiotic Meals: Sensational Desserts
 

Drop the guilt when it comes to sweets and prepare delicious macrobiotic style desserts that you feel good about eating.  Try new recipes, experiment with healing ingredients, learn how to use fruit and grain based sweeteners and convert traditional recipes into healthier versions without refined sugar, gluten, egg or dairy with Chef Christine Oppenheim.

Millet Cake with Seasonal Fruit, Fudge Brownies, Poached Pear with Green Tea Syrup, Sweet Vegetable Tea 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christine Oppenheim

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2479

Sun, Sep. 20, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Homemade Bagels and Cheese
 

Let's be honest, we all need a good bagel sometimes! You will make, shape, boil and bake bagels from scratch and then top with homemade cream cheese. Top these with luscious seasonal fruit perserves.

Plain; Cinnamon Raisin; Everything; Homemade Cream Cheese, Seasonal Jam

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2559

Sun, Sep. 20, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Intro to Cheesemaking
 

Discover how simple and delicious at-home cheeses are to make.  We will discuss the properties of dairy and cultures, rennet and kefir as we make our own starter and with it create a variety of simple cheeses.  Whey cool! Please remember to bring containers with you to class (mason jars and small to medium containers are perfect).

 

Kefir; Cultured Butter; Flavored Butter; Crème Fraiche; Yogurt; Ricotta; Burrata

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

7 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2478

Mon, Sep. 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Churros
 

The star of this class is the Pate a Choux, a versatile dough that is used to make Cream Puffs, Eclairs, and Gougeres (savory cheese puffs).

 Cream Puffs; Eclairs; Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream; Bittersweet Ganache; Herb and Cheese Gougere, Churros

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2497

Mon, Sep. 21, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Bundt Cakes and Coffee Cakes
 

Break out the spatulas and tasting spoons- we're about to make some crazy delicious and super simple to customize, buttery and over-the-top glazed Bundt cakes and Breakfast quickbreads. The Sticky Bun Coffee Cake might change your life.

 Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Glaze, Lemon-Pistachio Bundt Cakes, Sticky Bun Coffee Cake, Buttermilk Coffee Cake

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2468

Mon, Sep. 21, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Bowls and Broths: Whole Grain Bowls
 
Bowl your family over with the hearty, healthy and delicious bowls inspired by the seasons and the city's best restaurant menus. This class will feature whole grains (Farro, Brown Rice and Barley), three great sauces, seasonal vegetables and roasted chickpeas.
 
Menu TBA

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$85.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2530

Tue, Sep. 22, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Knife Skills 101
 

This 3-hour class will focus on the uses and techniques of working with specific knives.  You’ll discover the correct uses of a boning knife, chef’s knife, paring knife and slicer while breaking down the tool’s anatomy.  

Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2483

Wed, Sep. 23, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Pastas
 

Mangia!  Fresh pastas and handmade sauces are incomparable.  We’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure. 

Whole Wheat Tagliatelle with Short Ribs, Hazelnuts and Radicchio, Fettucine with Brown Butter and Sage

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2464

Thu, Sep. 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Mastering Cooking with Herbs
 
Join Chef Jessica Hilton to learn how to pick, buy, grow and season with the freshest herbs. You'll learn how to dry your own herbs, create custom blends and know when to cook with which herbs, which are best for seasoning and finishing and how to store them for best results.
 
Corn Ravioli with Marjoram Cream Sauce, Herb Roasted Chicken with Salsa Verde, Fresh Herb Salad

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2488

Thu, Sep. 24, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Empanadas Class
 

Learn the secrets of perfectly shaped and cooked Empanadas and Pupusas from acclaimed chef Roxana Jullapat. You'll also learn how to make Masa and a delicious Columbian flan and finish with a sit-down meal. Our classes are BYOB- bring the bottle, we've got wine glasses!

 
Masa, Empanadas, Argentinian Empanadas, Baked Empanadas, Pupusas

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana Jullapat

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2460

Fri, Sep. 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic French Desserts
 

Take a moment to be transported back to Provence as we use locally source ingredients to create these time-honored desserts.

Apple Tarte Tatin; Chocolate Mousse with Candied Almonds; Profiteroles with Caramel Ice Cream and Silky Ganache

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2513

Sat, Sep. 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Sweet and Savory Souffles
 

Master the Souffles! Learn to become a whiz at whipping up these tall, delicate dishes with some great do-ahead tips. Bring your appetite- these are eaten fresh out of the oven.

Three Cheese and Herb Souffle, Green Salad with Orange and Fennel, Dark Chocolate Souffle with Infused Creme Anglaise, Gran Marnier Souffle

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2514

Sat, Sep. 26, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to French Macarons: The French Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This intense class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations.

Vanilla Bean Macarons; Italian Buttercream; Salted Caramel 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

1 opening available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2475

Sun, Sep. 27, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to Fresh Pasta
 

Mangia!  Fresh pastas and handmade sauces are incomparable.  We’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure. 

Basic Pasta dough; Fettucine, Linguine, Seasonal Sauces

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2567

Sun, Sep. 27, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Business of Food
 

This seminar will focus on all the steps needed in order to open a small food business. You will learn the ins and outs of getting permits, working in a commercial kitchen space, incorporating, trademarking and more.  We will give you the tools you'll need to get started and be there to answer questions along the way.

Please bring all your questions and ideas- we will also cover converting recipes into formulas, what to expect in a commercial kitchen space and how to start selling both wholesale and retail. Other topics will include (but are not limited to, so bring your questions).


--New rules and regulations pertaining to the newly signed Cottage Food Industry Act and what it means for you

-Commercial Kitchen Design

-Equipment

-Cost of Maintenance

-Start-up costs

-Renting Commercial Kitchens

-Farmer's Markets and Festivals

-Turning recipes into formulas

-How to figure out food costs

-Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients

-Packaging and shipping

-UPC codes and Nutritional Labels

 

This is a 3 hour class

 

Thank you for registering! Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2482

Mon, Sep. 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Southern Cakes
 
Does baking cakes from scratch mystify you? Do you want to improve your recipes and make the loveliest, fluffiest cakes around? Join us for 3 hours of recreating the best of the South.
 
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (with or without food color)!, Caramel Cake, Texas Sheet Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2522

Mon, Sep. 28, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
The Caramels Class
 

 Are you obsessed with caramel? Join us as we master the basics of making caramels, from killer sauce to the now ubiquitous fleur de sel variety.  You will also learn how to infuse your caramels with different flavors and add in some creative ingredients.

Apple Cider Caramels, Fleur de sel caramels, Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Caramels, Caramel Sauce

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

9 openings available

$95.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2493

Wed, Sep. 30, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Custards, Puddings and Pot de Cremes
 

Create sumptuous, rich and creamy desserts while learning the science behind yolks and starches.

Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Creme Brulee, Chocolate Pudding, Dulce de Leche (milk jam; confiture de lait)
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2532

Thu, Oct. 1, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Knife Skills 101
 

This 3-hour class will focus on the uses and techniques of working with specific knives.  You’ll discover the correct uses of a boning knife, chef’s knife, paring knife and slicer while breaking down the tool’s anatomy.  

Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2476

Fri, Oct. 2, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Fresh Pasta
 

Mangia!  Fresh pastas and handmade sauces are incomparable.  We’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure. 

Basic Pasta dough; Fettucine, Linguine, Seasonal Sauces

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2545

Fri, Oct. 2, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Savory Breads
 

Let's Break Bread! This three hour class is a wonderful gateway to breadmaking course; you'll mill your own flour, learn the secrets of steam, yeast and gluten and make delicious, quick breads for your dinner table.

 
Savory Herb and Fennel Crackers; Focaccia; Parker House Rolls; Gougere (Savory Cream Puffs)


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2489

Fri, Oct. 2, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Tamales!
 

Grab your honey and spend the evening learning how to make delicious Tamales. You'll season your own Masa and create four different tamales. All our classes are BYOB- bring the bottle, we've got wine glasses!


Tamales de Mole de Oaxaca, Tamales picantes de carnitas, Costa Rican Pork Tamales and Tamales de maíz dulce.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


* Price is per couple *

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

5 openings available

$190.00

Chef Roxana Jullapat

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2519

Sat, Oct. 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Mimosas and Brunch
 

Join Chef Jess Hilton and the friends you've brought along to learn how to create your own brunch buffet from scratch and dazzle your friends and family! Take the morning off of work and book it with your favorite people.

Popovers, Mimosas, Carrot Cake Pancakes with Pecan-Maple Drizzle,

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 21 and up.

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2544

Sat, Oct. 3, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Postres en EspaƱol
 

Bienvenidos a nuestra primera clase de postres latinoamericanos en español. Aprovecha esta oportunidad para aprender a elaborar deliciosos postres típicos de Latinoamérica con Roxana Jullapat, una de las pasteleras más prominentes de Los Angeles. Esta clase es ideal para principiantes o personas con experiencia que quieran experimentar con nuevas recetas.

Tres Leches *  Alfajores de Dulce de Leche * Churros

ESTA CLASE DURA 3 HORAS Y ES COMPLETAMENTE EN ESPAñOL

¡Gracias por su inscripción!  Nuestras clases tienen lugar en una cocina industrial. Favor de presentarse puntualmente y en ropa cómoda con zapatos completamente cerrados. Le pedimos que no utilice su teléfono celular durante la clase. Tenga en cuenta que no ofrecemos reembolsos. Sin embargo, es posible inscribirse en una nueva clase si usted cancela su reservación con 48 horas de anticipación. Para mayores de 16 años. 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana Jullapat

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2551

Sat, Oct. 3, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Knife Skills 101
 

This 3-hour class will focus on the uses and techniques of working with specific knives.  You’ll discover the correct uses of a boning knife, chef’s knife, paring knife and slicer while breaking down the tool’s anatomy.  

Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2455

Sun, Oct. 4, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
The Doughnut Class
 

Behold the wonder of pillowy, glazed and powdered donuts.  Join us for four hours of sinful indulgence as we mix, fry, fill and dunk donuts of all kinds.

Yeast-risen doughnuts; Apple fritters; Boston Cream doughnuts; Vanilla Pastry Cream; Classic glaze; Chocolate glazed Donuts; Maple bacon glaze Doughnut
 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

You can take our Doughnuts and Fritters class online! Click here to purchase the class through Tastemade:

3 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2579

Mon, Oct. 5, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Canning: Peach Preserves, Strawberry Jam and Pickled Vegetables
 

Learn how easy it is to make jams and preserves from market-fresh produce without spending a lot on equipment (in fact, you really only need jars and a large pot).  We'll cover the basics of canning and how to safely seal your jars and then get on with the fruits of the season.  Let us peruse the Wednesday market for the freshest berries and newest fruits ('tis the start of those stone fruits) and stir up some sweet, spreadable magic.  You’ll take home as many jars as can go around!

Seasonal Jams and Preserves; Pickles


 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2481

Mon, Oct. 5, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Handmade Orecchiette Workshop
 

Join Chef Stefano for an evening of perfecting handmade orecchiette and cavatelli from one of L.A.'s most beloved pasta makers.

Cavatelli Ricotta, Pomodoro e Zafferano (handmade cavatelli with tomatoes and saffron), Orecchiette, Capuccino di Carciofi

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Stefano De Lorenzo grew up in Cortina d-Ampezzo, where he began his restaurant career. In 2004, he opened on Venice Beach at 5 Dudley Ave, followed by his smashing success Piccolo Ristorante. Shortly after, Stefano opened La Botte in Santa Monica, where he was awarded a Michelin star in both 2008 and 2009. We are so excited to bring you his culinary expertise with one of a kind classes and Pro Chef 2 Series. 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

9 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2495

Tue, Oct. 6, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Farmers Market Meals: Rooting for Vegetables
 

Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market.

 
Carrot Croquettes with Labneh; Celeriac and Potato Hash; Kholrabi and Apple Salad; Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Tartine on Whole Grain Bread

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2499

Wed, Oct. 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Sticky Buns and Cinnamon Rolls
 

Start with a basic Yeast Dough, and create enough pastries to fill a morning bakery!  We will mix, knead, roll and shape our way to the most delicious quick-rise yeast breads you've ever had.

Basic Yeast Dough; Sticky Buns; Cinnamon Buns with Vanilla Bean and Cream Cheese Glaze

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2517

Thu, Oct. 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
DIY Energy Bars and Snacks
 

Power up your New Year with a class entirely dedicated to making energy on-the-go. You will create custom bars with three different bases, all focused on whole grains balancing proteins and fiber with fun add-ins for your lunchboxes, morning cravings or mid-afternoon snack. Please bring a container to class with you to bring home all these great treats!

Cocoa Nib, Chile and Cinnamon Granola Bar * Almond, Coconut and Cranberry Bar * Peanut Butter Protein Bar dipped in Dark Chocolate 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.


16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2518

Thu, Oct. 8, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Fall into Cupcakes
 

Join Pastry Chef Aubray for a afternoon of baking, utilizing seasonal fruit including fresh cherries and lemons!  We will focus on modern frosting techniques, so your sweet little creations will look as good as those from a cupcake shop, but they will taste even better!  Don't forget a box to bring home all of your delicious cupcakes.  


Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes, Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcakes,
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Bourbon Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2484

Thu, Oct. 8, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Fall Pasta
 

Mangia!  Fresh pastas and handmade sauces are incomparable.  We’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure. 

Whole Wheat Tagliatelle with Short Ribs, Hazelnuts and Radicchio, Fettucine with Brown Butter and Sage

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2492

Fri, Oct. 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Farmers Market Meals: Lasagna
 

Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market.

Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Lasagne; Braised Greens; Roasted Strawberries with Sweet and Savory Biscuits

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2465

Fri, Oct. 9, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Paella!
 
Join Chef Jessica Hilton to learn the secrets of perfect Paella dishes, from pleasing a large crowd to uncovering the flavors of Andalucia.
 
Menu TBA

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

5 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2528

Sat, Oct. 10, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Macrobiotic Meals: Wholesome Lunches
 

Explore some of the basic cooking and meal prep techniques of a wholesome macrobiotic diet. This “long life” approach, embraces the health benefits and healing power of eating local and seasonal foods that are energetically and nutritionally balanced. Learn the importance of using whole grains, greens, root vegetables, sea vegetables, pickles and other health supportive foods that are key to the macrobiotic lifestyle with Chef Christine Oppenheim.

Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie; Greens; Sea Vegetables; Pickles; Full Menu TBD based on market availability

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christine Oppenheim

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2459

Sun, Oct. 11, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Cakes and Cupcakes
 
Does baking cakes from scratch mystify you? Do you want to improve your recipes and make the loveliest, fluffiest cakes around? Join us for 4 hours of creaming, beating and baking three cakes and two frostings. Bring a box with you- each person will bring home a decorated 6" cake and a dozen cupcakes.
 
Carrot Cake with Roasted Pistachios and Cream Cheese Buttercream, Lemon Chiffon Cake with Toasted Meringue,
Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2520

Mon, Oct. 12, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
2-Day Bean to Bar Series
 

Learn how the bean to bar process works (and make a batch of your own chocolate, from cacao beans to bar) and create perfect bon bons, truffles and enrobed ganaches. A complete education in the science and history of chocolate making will be covered, as well as how to create a craft chocolate operation. You will roast, winnow, grind, conch and learn how to create a small chocolate-making enterprise from home.


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans, Prepare Ganaches


Day 2: Enrobe Ganaches, Temper Custom Bars.


 EACH CLASS IS 4 HOURS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$550.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2506

Wed, Oct. 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Cakes
 

The scent of baked apples and hints of cinnamon and spice will waft throughout your house with these sweet and simple recipes.

French Apple Cake, Cranberry Pumpkin Bundts with Cream Cheese Glaze, Yellow Cake with Honey-Almond Caramel

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2474

Wed, Oct. 14, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Farmers Market Meals: Soups and Stews
 

Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market.

 
Potato and Leek Soup; Whole Grain Crackers; Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup; White Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2576

Thu, Oct. 15, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Baking with Almond Flour
 

Gluten free?  Check. Grain free? Yep! High Protein? You know it.  Almond flour recipes. Almonds are a heart healthy superfood and have been associated with lowering the risk of heart disease. On top of all that almond flour makes for super delicious treats!

Date Walnut Bread; Chocolate Olive Oil Cake; Raisin- Rosemary Crackers; Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gourmandise sources all its almond flour from Fat Uncle Farms

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.


PLEASE NOTE: The Gourmandise School is not a gluten-free facility.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2467

Thu, Oct. 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Charcuterie 101: Curing Bacon and Salumi
 
Join Chef Jessica Hilton for a lesson in food preservation. You will learn to cure and smoke pork belly (and a lot of DIY tricks along the way), discover the science behind nitrates (and alternatives) and how to cure a variety of meats using traditional and custom spice blends.
 
Menu TBA

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2507

Fri, Oct. 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cookies, Brownies and Bars
 

Break out the Bake Sale! Learn the secrets of making the perfect balance of sweetness, texture and flavor with our favorite recipes.

Classic Cocoa Brownies, The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever, Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies, Brown Butter Blondies, Almond Roca

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2580

Fri, Oct. 16, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Canning: Peach Preserves, Strawberry Jam and Pickled Vegetables
 

Learn how easy it is to make jams and preserves from market-fresh produce without spending a lot on equipment (in fact, you really only need jars and a large pot).  We'll cover the basics of canning and how to safely seal your jars and then get on with the fruits of the season.  Let us peruse the Wednesday market for the freshest berries and newest fruits ('tis the start of those stone fruits) and stir up some sweet, spreadable magic.  You’ll take home as many jars as can go around!

Seasonal Jams and Preserves; Pickles


 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2463

Fri, Oct. 16, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Neapolitan Pizza
 

Knead, proof and toss your handmade crust to make the perfect texture for your unique pizzas. 

Traditional Neapolitan Pizza Dough, Housemade Burrata and Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce

and some not-so Neapolitan toppings: Bechamel with Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Greens

This is a 3 hour class

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2515

Sat, Oct. 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Brunch: The Classics
 

Tired of going out to brunch? Learn to whip up your own beautiful brunch buffet from scratch and dazzle your friends and family! Take the morning off of work and book it with your favorite people.

Homemade English Muffins, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Cheddar Dill Scones, Braised Chard, Roasted Peaches with Homemade Granola and Yogurt

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2516

Sat, Oct. 17, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to French Macarons: Italian Method
 
Join us as we learn to use the Italian Meringue method to make Chocolate Macarons with a silky Ganache and our favorite- the S'mores Macarons with housemade, torched marshmallows.
 
Chocolate Macarons Shells, Matcha Macarons Shells, Milk Chocolate Honey Ganache, White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache
 
THIS A 4 HOUR CLASS
 
Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2472

Sun, Oct. 18, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to French Macarons: Italian Method and Chocolate Macarons
 
Join us as we learn to use the Italian Meringue method to make Chocolate Macarons with a silky Ganache and our favorite- the S'mores Macarons with housemade, torched marshmallows.
 
Chocolate Macarons Shells, Graham Macarons Shells, Milk Chocolate Honey Ganache, Homemade Marshmallows
 
THIS A 4 HOUR CLASS
 
Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

6 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2456

Mon, Oct. 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Pies
 

Perfect your crust! The Flaky. The Impossible...best Pie Crust Ever. Choose from classic or whole wheat and learn how to sand, chill, roll and crimp a pie crust with ease. We'll pair this crust with two fillings.

Super-flaky Crust * Pumpkin Pie * Double Crust Apple Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2494

Mon, Oct. 19, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Custards, Puddings and Pot de Cremes
 

Create sumptuous, rich and creamy desserts while learning the science behind yolks and starches.

Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Creme Brulee, Chocolate Pudding, Dulce de Leche (milk jam; confiture de lait)
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2568

Tue, Oct. 20, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Business of Food
 

This seminar will focus on all the steps needed in order to open a small food business. You will learn the ins and outs of getting permits, working in a commercial kitchen space, incorporating, trademarking and more.  We will give you the tools you'll need to get started and be there to answer questions along the way.

Please bring all your questions and ideas- we will also cover converting recipes into formulas, what to expect in a commercial kitchen space and how to start selling both wholesale and retail. Other topics will include (but are not limited to, so bring your questions).


--New rules and regulations pertaining to the newly signed Cottage Food Industry Act and what it means for you

-Commercial Kitchen Design

-Equipment

-Cost of Maintenance

-Start-up costs

-Renting Commercial Kitchens

-Farmer's Markets and Festivals

-Turning recipes into formulas

-How to figure out food costs

-Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients

-Packaging and shipping

-UPC codes and Nutritional Labels

 

This is a 3 hour class

 

Thank you for registering! Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2536

Wed, Oct. 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Tarts
 

Tarts are the best way to feature the summer’s bounty.  Eaten warm or chilled, these sweet, hand-held gems are sure to please. We're so excited about the new arrivals from the farmer's markets and all the sweet possibilites...

Vanilla Bean Tart Crust * Chocolate Tart Crust * Pear and Frangipane Tarts * Honey Almond Tarts

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2560

Wed, Oct. 21, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Monkey Bread and Pull-apart Loaves
 

Start with a basic Yeast Dough, and create enough pastries to fill a morning bakery!  You may never eat anything again after this class.

Drunken Caramel Monkey Bread; Cinnamon Pull-Apart Loaf; Chocolate Babka

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2480

Wed, Oct. 21, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to Sous Vide Cooking
 

Learn how to create incredible dishes using professional and DIY equipment as you infuse with sous vide techniques with Chef Stefano De Lorenzo.

Menu TBA

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Stefano De Lorenzo grew up in Cortina d-Ampezzo, where he began his restaurant career. In 2004, he opened on Venice Beach at 5 Dudley Ave, followed by his smashing success Piccolo Ristorante. Shortly after, Stefano opened La Botte in Santa Monica, where he was awarded a Michelin star in both 2008 and 2009.

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2524

Thu, Oct. 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Tempering 101: Learning to Work with Chocolate
 

You will learn a brief history of chocolate as well as get a better understanding of the “bean to bar” process (chocolate tasting will be a requirement for this portion of class)! You will learn the basics of tempering and make some basic chocolates. This class will prepare you making delicious chocolates with Ruth in her series or just get you started with making chocolate at home.

Includes tempering basics and some chocolate dipping, as well as homemade marshmallows!

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

 Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2490

Thu, Oct. 22, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Tamales Class
 

Spend the evening learning how to make delicious Tamales with acclaimed Los Angeles chef Roxana Jullapat. You'll season your own Masa and create four different tamales. All our classes are BYOB- bring the bottle, we've got wine glasses!


Tamales de Mole de Oaxaca, Tamales picantes de carnitas, Costa Rican Pork Tamales and Tamales de maíz dulce.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana Jullapat

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2498

Fri, Oct. 23, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Bundt Cakes and Coffee Cakes
 

Break out the spatulas and tasting spoons- we're about to make some crazy delicious and super simple to customize, buttery and over-the-top glazed Bundt cakes and Breakfast quickbreads. The Sticky Bun Coffee Cake might change your life.

 Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Glaze, Lemon-Pistachio Bundt Cakes, Sticky Bun Coffee Cake, Buttermilk Coffee Cake

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2535

Fri, Oct. 23, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
DIY Pretzels, Mustard and Dips
 
Learn how to twist up, boil, and bake fresh pretzels.  You'll jar your own mustard and make dips from Butterscotch Caramel

Pretzels, Caramel Dip, Honey Mustard, Hard Pretzels
 
THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
 
Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 21 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2527

Sat, Oct. 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Macrobiotic Meals: Balanced Breakfasts
 

Rethink your ideas of a traditional breakfast and explore the macrobiotic approach to the most important meal of the day. A balanced meal of porridge, seasonal vegetables and leafy greens at the start of the day gives you sustainable strength and energy. Learn how beginning your day with the right foods can support your health and well-being with Chef Christine Oppenheim.

Amaranth Porridge with Berry Lemon Sauce; Miso Soup; Full Menu TBD based on market availability

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christine Oppenheim

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2574

Sat, Oct. 24, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Grain Free Gourmet Cookies
 

So maybe you are low carb, paleo or gluten. Or maybe you are just interested in cooking with less grains. Join Chef Hadley as she teaches you how to bake delicious  cookies that will make you say "What Grains?"

Orange Chocolate Cookies; Pistachio Shortbread; Raspberry Lemonade Biscotti; "Peanut butter" and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.
PLEASE NOTE: The Gourmandise School is not a gluten-free facility.

 

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2552

Sat, Oct. 24, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Couples Night: Seafood Skills
 
Join Chef Gill for an evening of unlocking the secrets of cooking with seafood! This broad menu will cover shellfish, marinating, frying and finish with a rich and creamy lemon posset.

Menu TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* Price is per couple *

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 21 and up.

5 openings available

$225.00

Chef Gill Boyd

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2461

Sun, Oct. 25, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Rustic French Desserts
 

Take a moment to be transported back to Provence as we use locally source ingredients to create these time-honored desserts.

Apple Tarte Tatin; Chocolate Mousse with Candied Almonds; Profiteroles with Caramel Ice Cream and Silky Ganache

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2477

Mon, Oct. 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Farmers Market Meals: Pot Pies
 
Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market.
 
Vegetable Pot Pies; Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips; Seasonal Greens; Hand Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2539

Mon, Oct. 26, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Crepes et Galettes
 
Always wanted to learn to flip crepes like the French? Or put together a luscious pastry with all the bounty of the Farmers Market? Join Chef Clemence and learn to make  beautiful French pastries which are  perfect for breakfast or dessert or anything inbetween.

Crepes Suzette, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Custard Crepe Cake, Rough Puff Pastry, Seasonal Rustic Fruit Galette

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2546

Mon, Oct. 26, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Sliders and Sides
 

Join Chef Chris for an evening of perfecting meats, condiments and sides (oh, those duck-fat potatoes)!

 
Greek Lamb Sliders with Feta & Tzatziki Sauce
Mozzarella-Stuffed Beef Meatball Sliders with Homemade Marinara
Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps & Toasted Breadcrumbs  
Baked Duck Fat Potato Wedges

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2525

Tue, Oct. 27, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Day of the Dead: a Mole Dinner
 

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Chef John Pitblado and uncover the secrets of savory mole and the perfect Pan de Muerto.

Queso Fundido, Turkey Mole, Jicama Salad, Yellow Rice, Pan de Muerto, Mexican Hot Chocolate

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2537

Wed, Oct. 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Halloween Cookies and Candies
 

Boo! Join us as recreate childhood favorites from scratch- made even better with our Cordillera chocolate and not a lick of corn syrup.

Pumpkin Oreos, Spooky Chocolate Ginger Cookie Ghosts, Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, Caramel Apples

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2469

Wed, Oct. 28, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Bowls and Broths: Thai and Vietnamese Bowls
 
Bowl your family over with the hearty, healthy and delicious bowls inspired by the seasons and the city's best restaurant menus. This class will feature two types of noodles, three types of broths, seasonal vegetables and spicy kicks of sauces for bold flavors.
 
Menu TBA

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2533

Thu, Oct. 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Dessert Shooters
 

It's time to sharpen your dessert buffet skills! Learn to layer, fill and add texture to these deliciously pint-sized servings.

Mocha and Vanilla Bean Shooters with Cocoa Nib Tuiles, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Passionfruit Gelee, Housemade Ladyfingers for Tiramisu Parfaits
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2504

Thu, Oct. 29, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Jambalaya!
 

Join Chef John Pitblado for a three hour culinary excursion through Louisana. You'll . Our classes are BYOB- bring the bottle, we've got wine glasses!

 
Jambalaya, Dirty Rice, Braised Greens, Celery Root Remoulade, Mississipi Mud Parfaits

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2509

Fri, Oct. 30, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Boo! Halloween French Macarons
 

The French Macarons has taken off!  These Parisian delicacies can be a bit tricky to bake, and if you feel as though you’ve mastered to basic technique but want to expand your flavor repertoire, then this is the class for you.  We will create Pumpkin and Ghost Macarons filled with Marshallows.

 

Pumpkin and Ghost Shaped Vanilla Macarons; Homemade Marshallow Filling; Dark Chocolate Ganache

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.


On a waitlist? You can take our Macarons class online! Click here to purchase Intro to Macarons through Tastemade:

12 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2510

Fri, Oct. 30, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Halloween Cookie Decorating
 

The focus of this class will be cookie decorating technique to make a fun collection of spooky, Martha-perfect cookies. Cookies will be baked and ready to decorate when you enter class.  We will prepare and color royal icing in various consistencies necessary to learn decorating techniques including flooding, scripting, detailed piping, quilting, wet-on-wet techniques, and more!  Don't forget a container -- you will take home a set of beautiful cookies -- from hibiscus flowers to grass skirts -- hand-decorated by you! 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray Aarvig

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2500

Fri, Oct. 30, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
 

Who doesn’t love Fried Chicken? With a crispy, crunchy outside and juicy inside enjoy this American favorite you make yourself with guest chef John Pitblado. Add a mixture of long cooked greens and cornbread (to soak up the juice) and you have a truly American feast.

 Fried chicken with hot pepper vinegar sauce * Glazed Sweet Potatoes * Southern style cornbread with honey butter * Long cooked mixed greens with bacon * Classic Banana Pudding 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2538

Mon, Nov. 2, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Ice Cream Truck Classics
 

Ding! The ice cream truck is here- and it's got your favorite classic ice cream on a stick (or in a bag). Join us for four hours of bases, cookies and unforgettable results. Please bring an insulated bag to class- we will provide the dry ice.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Base, Creamsicles, Classic Its Its (UFOs), Chocolate Cookies, Classic Cream Sandwiches, Butterscotch Sauce.

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2583

Tue, Nov. 3, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Kitchen Basics 2: Beyond the Basics
 
Are you comfortable in the kitchen but want to expand on your repertoire? Curious about how to bring flavors together with different cuisines? Join Chef Christianne Winthrop for a 3-week series designed to teach you how to execute a four course meal with ease and joy.

Day 1
Seared Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc
Citrus Relish
Warm Lentil Salad
Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Seasonal Fruit Crostada

Day 2
Cauliflower Soup with Chive Oil
Spatchock Chicken with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Handmade Linguine
Classic Chocolate Mousse

Day 3
Spinach and Gruyere Souffle
Kale and Apple Salad with Candied Pecans
Whole Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary
Parsnip Puree
Chocolate Souffle

CLASS IS FROM 630-930pm

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING FOR 3 WEEKS


While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students tobring your own tupperware to bring food home from class.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes. No cell phones in class, please.
Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$450.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2557

Wed, Nov. 4, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Cuba!
 

John Chef John Pitblado as you travel together through a Cuban culinary experience. You'll learn great braising techniques and how to make the perfect plantains.

Braised Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin and Mojo Sauce; Chayote Salad; Black Beans and Sofrito and Capers; White Rice; Platanos Maduros; Cuban Flan

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2541

Thu, Nov. 5, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Gaufres, Waffles and Pizzelle
 
Break out the waffle iron- we're about to mix and press our way to waffle house heaven.

Gaufres de Bruges (Brioche-based Belgian Waffles), Brown Butter Hazelnut Waffles, Pizzelles, Salted Caramel Wafered Pizzelles

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2575

Thu, Nov. 5, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Grain Free Meditterranean
 

Have you given up grains for health reasons or might you be trying to eat less processed foods? This informative class will teach you simple tricks, recipes and shopping tips to make the transition a delicious one. We'll make some of our favorite Mediterranean treats grain free and delicious!

Baba Ghannouj; Zucchini Hummus; Lamb Meatballs with Grain Free Pita & Homemade Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce; Cauliflower Tabouli

 This class is grain free, dairy free, legume free & soy free

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.


PLEASE NOTE: The Gourmandise School is not a gluten-free facility.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2542

Fri, Nov. 6, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Chiffon Cakes
 
Are you searching for the perfect cake to layer and roll? A cake that's soft and light and not too sweet? Join us as we stack and roll with lovely Chiffon cake batters.
 
 Alice Medrich's Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Chiffon Roll-up Cake with Sinful Milk Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Glaze,
Pistachio-Lemon Chiffon Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd and Toasted Meringue

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2561

Sat, Nov. 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
SoCal Ramen Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a SoCal ramen making workshop. You will learn to make and shape these easy ramen noodles from scratch and make the dashi broth and all the accompaniments for your bowls. You will round out this delicious meal with a Sunomono Salad and Agar Agar Fruit Dessert.
 

Menu

Sunomono Salad(cucumber)
Easy Ramen Noodles with Chicken Dashi Soup
Chicken Shiitake Balls
Ramen Egg, Ginger and Scallion
Agar Agar Fruit Dessert
 

For more information about Chef Sonoko http://www.commongrains.com

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2562

Sat, Nov. 7, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Summer Soba Noodle Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a traditional Japanese soba noodle making workshop. You will learn to make and shape these buckwheat noodles from scratch and make the sauces and hot broths using the essential ingredients in the Japanese pantry. You will learn how to use dried bonito flakes, konbu seaweed, dried shitake mushrooms, and koji fermented seasonings like miso.  The soba noodles will be made with a blend of Japanese milled soba grade buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. 
 

Menu

Soba chips with sea salt

Hand made fresh soba noodles  

Farmers Market Soba Salad

Hot soba with chicken, shitake mushrooms, scallions, ginger, citrus rind*

Quick koji turnip and apricot pickles with konbu seaweed and lemon

Seasonal fruit agar jelly with Okinawa brown sugar  syrup  


For more information about Chef Sonoko http://www.commongrains.com

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2457

Sun, Nov. 8, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Fall Pies
 

Perfect your crust! The Flaky. The Impossible...best Pie Crust Ever. Choose from classic or whole wheat and learn how to sand, chill, roll and crimp a pie crust with ease. We'll pair this crust with two fillings.

Super-flaky Crust * Pumpkin Pie * Double Crust Apple Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2508

Mon, Nov. 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Puff Pastry: Basics from Scratch
 

Unlock the secrets of flakiness during this intense, five-hour vortex into the world of Pate Feuillete.  We will turn, fold and cut our way through laminated doughs to achieve layered perfection.

 Puff Pastry, Caramelized Puff Pastry, Chaussons au Pommes, Palmiers, Napoleons

 

THIS IS A 5 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2569

Wed, Nov. 11, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Boules and Loaves
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to great, round hand crafted loaves.  Bring containers or paper bags with you to transport your breads home (beret and bicycle optional).  You'll also learn to make your own sourdough starter.

Learn the science behind: Wild Yeast, Fermentation, Hydration and Extraction
Make: Wild yeast culture, Sourdough starter, Sprouted Wheat
Bake: Classic Whole Grain Sourdough Bread, Sprouted Wheat Boule, Hazelnut Fig Loaf

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2547

Thu, Nov. 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Celebrating Squash
 

Love that Fall is in the air? Celebrate the season with delicious squash recipes straight from the Farmer's Market.

Butternut Squash and Homemade Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce; Butterscotch Pumpkin Pot de Creme; Toasted Pepitas and Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2553

Fri, Nov. 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Sliders
 

Join Chef Chris for an evening of perfecting meats, condiments and sides (oh, those duck-fat potatoes)! As with all of our classes, this one is BYOB. We've got plenty of wine glasses and the ladies at Venokado have great pairings for this menu.

 
Greek Lamb Sliders with Feta & Tzatziki Sauce
Mozzarella-Stuffed Beef Meatball Sliders with Homemade Marinara
Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps & Toasted Breadcrumbs  
Baked Duck Fat Potato Wedges

Root Beer Floats with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* Price is per couple *

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 21 and up.

5 openings available

$225.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2555

Sun, Nov. 15, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Cooking with Wine
 
Join Chef Gill for an evening of cooking with wine! Learn how to choose your wine, pair it with dinner and make a great meal with simple, seasonal ingredients. Wines will be sourced from our neighboring store Venokado.

Mushroom and Leek Crostini * Coq au Vin * Braised Potato and Root Vegetables * Poached Pears and Sabayon

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 21 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2540

Mon, Nov. 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
DIY Candy Bars
 

Take yourself back to the corner store and its wondrous candy aisle as you learn how to recreate these childhood favorites from scratch.  Our chocolatier Ruth Kennison will guide you into making caramel, nougat, shortbread, learn basics of tempering chocolate.

Homemade twix bars; Milky way bars and a various combinations

Tempering experience not required but encouraged.

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2582

Wed, Nov. 18, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Chicken and Waffles 101
 
Join Clemence for three hours of frying, baking and syruping as we uncover the secrets of brine, crispy waffles that are oh-so-tender on the inside and perfectly fried chicken.
 
Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Waffles, Thick-cut Bacon, Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2556

Fri, Nov. 20, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Rustic Italian Dinner
 
Join Chef Gill for three hours of warm, Rustic Italian cooking. Makes a great date class!

Bruschetta * Pasta Fagioli Soup * Manicotti with Roasted Garlic Chicken * Escarole and Pine Nuts * Zabaglione with Vanilla-poached Pears

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2573

Sat, Nov. 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Grain Free Thanksgiving Desserts & Sides
 

So maybe you are low carb, paleo or gluten. Or maybe you are just interested in cooking with less grains. Join our resident Gluten Free Chef Donna Barrow as she guides you through a delicious Thanksgiving feast that will make you say "What Grains?"

Oyster Stuffing with Homemade Grain Free Bread; Mashed Fauxtatoes; Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts and Pancetta; Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.


PLEASE NOTE: The Gourmandise School is not a gluten-free facility.

 

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2558

Sat, Nov. 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Cuba!
 

John Chef John Pitblado as you travel together through a Cuban culinary experience. You'll learn great braising techniques and how to make the perfect plantains.

Braised Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin and Mojo Sauce; Chayote Salad; Black Beans and Sofrito and Capers; White Rice; Platanos Maduros; Cuban Flan

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2526

Sun, Nov. 22, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
The Croissant Class
 

Behold the power of butter.  And yeast.  And a little (not a lot) of sugar.  Croissants are the pinnacle of Viennoiserie, and their success depends not on a culinary degree but close attention to simple techniques and a basic understanding of the chemistry of butter, gluten, sugar and moisture.  Join us for an intense, 6-hour course on the fundamentals of each step of the laminated dough process. You will mix, form, chill, fold and shape your doughs at every step of the process into several different pastries and take home both the finished product and nearly ready plaque to continue working with.

The Steps: Preferment; Lamination; Turns; Proofing


Plain Croissants; Pain au Raisin; Pain au Chocolat; Ham and Cheese; Almond

 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

8 openings available

$275.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2550

Mon, Nov. 23, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Baking with Pumpkin
 

Break out the gourds and scoop out the seeds, we're baking with pumpkins and getting ready for a Thanksgiving buffet! All the desserts we will be making are freezeable (read: make your holiday desserts here and save yourself a few hours).


Caramelized Pumpkin Cheesecakes; Pumpkin Seed Toffee; Ginger Graham Crackers, Pumpkin Pots de Creme

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2548

Wed, Nov. 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving Pies 1: Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pies
 

Break out the pie tins and join us to learn how to make (and take) two full-sized pies for your Thanksgiving table. You can bring your own ceramic, glass or metal tin (let us know if you need a disposable tin, we'll have it for you) to class and leave with your holiday dessert covered (with a little extra crust to take home and practice with).

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust; Classic Pumpkin Spice Pie; Apple Pie; Lattice work

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2549

Wed, Nov. 25, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Thanksgiving Pies 2: Pecan and Lemon Meringue
 

Break out the pie tins and join us to learn how to make (and take) two full-sized pies for your Thanksgiving table. You can bring your own ceramic, glass or metal tin (let us know if you need a disposable tin, we'll have it for you) to class and leave with your holiday dessert covered (with a little extra crust to take home and practice with).

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust; Pecan Pie (with or without chocolate); Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2571

Wed, Dec. 9, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Baguettes, Jam and Cheese
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to great, round hand crafted loaves.  Bring containers or paper bags with you to transport your breads home (beret and bicycle optional).  You'll also learn to make your own sourdough starter.

Learn the science behind: Yeast, Shaping, Cheesemaking and Jams
Make: Baguettes, Dragon Tails and Batards
Cream Cheese, Ricotta, Seasonal Jams and Butters

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2570

Sun, Dec. 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Boules and Loaves
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to great, round hand crafted loaves.  Bring containers or paper bags with you to transport your breads home (beret and bicycle optional).  You'll also learn to make your own sourdough starter.

Learn the science behind: Wild Yeast, Fermentation, Hydration and Extraction
Make: Wild yeast culture, Sourdough starter, Sprouted Wheat
Bake: Classic Whole Grain Sourdough Bread, Sprouted Wheat Boule, Hazelnut Fig Loaf

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2578

Sun, Dec. 20, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Buche de Noel: The Yule Log Class
 

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log!  Spend the morning with Chef Clemence learning the mysteries of a proper genoise cake, the wonders of buttercream frosting, and the magical decorating powers of mushroom-shaped meringues.

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2577

Sun, Jan. 10, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 2
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 2

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment and includes a chef coat. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 10 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9AM-1PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


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The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes. No cell phones in class, please.
Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2581

Mon, Jan. 11, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 1: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

This 10-week series is designed for the novice culinary student or home baker looking to learn the basics of the art of baking andpastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment and includes a chef coat.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 10 students. 

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

Start the series off by learning about the chemistry of baking.  We will explore how flour, sugar, eggs and other ingredients work in your recipes.  The proper use of pastry bags, reading formulas and the importance of mise-en-place will be discussed.  Students will receive textbooks and chef coats.

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

The Gourmandise Chocolate Chunk Cookie; Chewy Brownies; English Toffee; Meyer Lemon Bars

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make an amazing varity of dishes. You’ll make this versatile dough two ways one sweet and one savory.

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Chocolate Dipped Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Parmesan Thyme Gourgeres

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze

 

 

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The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school.  In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

 

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2581

Mon, Jan. 25, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 1: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

This 10-week series is designed for the novice culinary student or home baker looking to learn the basics of the art of baking andpastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment and includes a chef coat.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 10 students. 

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

Start the series off by learning about the chemistry of baking.  We will explore how flour, sugar, eggs and other ingredients work in your recipes.  The proper use of pastry bags, reading formulas and the importance of mise-en-place will be discussed.  Students will receive textbooks and chef coats.

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

The Gourmandise Chocolate Chunk Cookie; Chewy Brownies; English Toffee; Meyer Lemon Bars

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make an amazing varity of dishes. You’ll make this versatile dough two ways one sweet and one savory.

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Chocolate Dipped Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Parmesan Thyme Gourgeres

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze

 

 

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The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school.  In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

 

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

The Market at Santa Monica Place