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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
1807

Sat, Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Private Event
 

Private Party

$0.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1793

Sat, Sep. 20, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Couples Night: Cool Korean Foods
 
There's nothing like ice-cold noodles in a nutty soybean-based broth to cool off on a hot summer day. Paired with some sizzling hot kimchi pancakes that complement the mildness of the noodles and delicious Korean mandoo, or dumplings, that provide the protein -- you're in for a summer treat!

Konggooksu: somen noodles in a cold soybean-based broth topped with cucumber slices, tomato wedge and hard boiled egg
Kimchi pancakes: savory kimchi pancakes pan-fried to perfection
Mandoo: dumplings filled with beef, shitake mushrooms and cucumber


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**PRICE 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. Ages 16 and up.

0 openings available

$190.00

Chef Namju

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1791

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Farmers Market Meals In Minutes
 
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.
 
Marinated Carrot Salad; Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Lasagne; Avocado, Tomato and Jicama Salad; 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.

1 opening available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1867

Wed, Sep. 24, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Oreos to Twinkies: Old School Favorites
 

Ever wondered how to make those childhood favorites?  We will make homemade versions of these old-school snacks in a delicious three-hour class.  The best part?  You’ll take home these sweet treats and not have to worry about all those preservatives! 

Hostess Cupcakes; Oreos; Twinkies

 

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.

 

3 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1862

Wed, Sep. 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Private Event
 

Private Party

$0.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1787

Thu, Sep. 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Coffee, Tea or Macarons?
 

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.

Mocha Macarons  with Chocolate Ganache;  Green Tea Macarons with Passionfruit Buttercream

 

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:

 

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1786

Thu, Sep. 25, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Healthy and Fast: Asian Fusion
 

These quick and healthy meals will make your weeknight dinners a snap!

Barbeque Salmon with Green Mango Salsa; Vietnamese Style Noodle soup with Shrimp and Shiritake Noodles; Chicken and Brocolini Stir Fry with Cashews over Garlicky Caulflower Rice; Tropical Coconut Chia 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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1779

Fri, Sep. 26, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
The Caramel 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.

Caramels: Buttery fleur de sel caramels; Beer and Pretzel caramels; Nutty caramel candies; Chocolate sea salt caramels

 

 

 

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.

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1785

Fri, Sep. 26, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
The Neapolitan Pizza Class
 

Ciao Ragazzi! Join us for a delightful evening of traditional Neapolitian pizza making just like they do in Naples, Italy. We'll make beautiful light dough and top it with classic tomato sauce, homemade mozzeralla and ricotta. At the end of class we'll take out left over dough and it fry up then top the dough with powdered sugar and chocolate. Mangia!

Traditional Neapolitan Pizza Dough, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Tomato Sauce; Fritta(fried dough) with powdered sugar and 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.  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

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1877

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to French Macarons
 

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:

4 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1792

Sat, Sep. 27, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
A Passage to India
 

Indian food is not hard to make especially when it comes to authentic ones. Come learn the unique characteristic of the ingredients used in  Indian cuisine and how to use them. Also learn their importance in the Indian Sub continent in reference to the culture.  Join Chef Senthil Krishnamurthy and learn his authentic simplest recipes that will help you make them on your own at home.

Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken): Tandoori chicken tikka simmered in Tomato Cream sauce

Daal Taduka:
Green lentils simmered in aromatic spices

South Indian Fried Tilapia:
Tilapia fillets fried with basic Indian spices

Phulka:
Healthy whole wheat bread

Muttar Pulao:
Basmathi rice cooked with green peas

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.

Interested in learning more about Indian cuisine? Take our Intro to Indian Cooking class online! Click here to register:

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef Senthil

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1778

Sun, Sep. 28, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Private Event
 

Private Party

$0.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1872

Wed, Oct. 1, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Follow That Chef with Chef Farhana Sahibzada
 

Have you ever wondered what all those chefs are going to make with all that fresh produce they buy at the Farmers Market?  Now is your chance to follow a chef back to the kitchen and learn how they put all of the ingredients together to create a special farmers market menu.  The Follow That Chef classes are are free of charge and require RSVP.  

Menu

Samosas * Mint and Cilantro Chutney Dressing * Chappati

Wednesday, Oct. 1st, meet Chef Farhana and our staff with the red wagon near 3rd st. and Arizona, in front of Stefano’s Pizza in the middle of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market at 9am sharp.  This walk will then move on to The Market at Santa Monica Place for a demo and tasting.

Bio

Farhana Sahibzada is originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She is the former chef and owner of cinnamon STIX, a café and catering business she established and operated in Woodland Hills, California. Farhana has been teaching Indian/Pakistani cooking for over 20 years in southern California. In addition to teaching classes at her café she has taught cooking classes for Pierce College, Let’s Get Cookin’ in Westlake Village, Gelson’s super Markets, Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods Markets, The culinary art’s 

 

college at the Art’s Institute in Santa Monica California (where she is a regular visiting guest chef and instructor), Southern California’s Culinary Institute in South Pasadena(currently Le Cordon Bleu) California and many other local cooking schools and gourmet food markets. Her classes focus on simplifying the art of Indian cooking and offer simple and quick versions for classic and popular recipes of the Indian/Pakistani cuisine.

12 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1808

Wed, Oct. 1, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
CAKE DECORATING BASICS
 

Want to learn to decorate like pro? Make the perfect cake like you see on tv? Well you need to start with the basic fundamentals of cake decorating! Join Clemence. as she teaches you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you can feel at ease learning to put together and decorating your first cake.

- How to cut cake layers
- Filling Layers

- The Perfect crumb coat
- Filling a Piping Bag
- Learning piping tips
- How to properly use a turn table
- How to pipe borders

This is prerequisite for Advanced Buttercream, Fondant and Gum paste, Wedding Cake decorating and all other cake decorating classes.

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.

0 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1817

Wed, Oct. 1, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Apples to Apples
 

Apple picking season is in full swing and Southern California and we are reaping the benefits. Join us for an evening of apple dishes both sweet and savory and enjoy the bounty of fall!

Curried Apple Soup with Creme Fraiche; Goat Cheese and Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts; Mini Apple Cheddar Crumbles

 

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

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1826

Thu, Oct. 2, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to French Macarons
 

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:

0 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1878

Thu, Oct. 2, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
KCRW Pie Clinic with Evan Kleiman
 

Are you planning on entering the KCRW Pie Contest? Do you want to know what it takes and have judges track your progress? Say no more- we've got the Pie Clinic for you! Join Evan Kleiman and Clemence for two hours of demonstrations (it's all about the crust, folks), pie tastings, drawings and advice before the big day. All proceeds go directly to the supporting the pie contest and related events.

--Bring your practice pies for advice, critique and pats on the back

--Enter drawings for cookbooks and pie paraphenalia

--Watch and learn from the Pie Godmother and Pie Contest creator, Evan Kleiman

--Kids are welcome and encouraged to enter!

Remember to enter the Pie Contest at www.KCRW.com/pie before Sept. 28th! $10 per entry, 7 categories to choose from.

THIS IS A 2 HOUR DEMONSTRATION 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 8 and up.


29 openings available

$35.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1821

Fri, Oct. 3, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic Breads
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to great, round rustic 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.

Bacon Bread; Whole Wheat Loaf; Levain (Sourdough); Sourdough Starter



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.  Ages 16 and up.

6 openings available

$175.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1780

Fri, Oct. 3, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Oktoberfest
 

Let's celebrate Oktoberfest with an evening of fun pretzel and sausage making and beer drinking. We'll use traditional German recipes to make and Oktoberfest feast!

Soft Pretzels; Homemade Bratwurst with German Potatoes & Sauerkraut; Bavarian Nuts; Augustiner Beer

**Please note price is per couple


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.

0 openings available

$170.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1805

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
The Brunch Class
 

Tired of going out to brunch? Learn to whip up your own beautiful brunch buffet from scratch and dazzle your friends and family!

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese glaze; Cranberry, Walnut and Maple Granola; Prosciutto Egg Bake Cups with Ricotta and Pesto; Raw shaved Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad with  lemon vinaigrette and apple croutons

Mimosas and Coffee on the side!

 

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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1824

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Couples Night: Steakhouse II
 
Grab your significant other and join Chef Chris for an evening recreating your favorite steakhouse.  You and your sweetie will learn how to create the perfect steakhouse celebritory meal at home.

Kale Caesar with Toasted Breadcrumbs; NY Strip Steaks with Rosemary & Red Wine Reduction;  Spinach Gratin;  Duchess Potatoes;  Chocolate Orange Mousse


**Please note price is per couple


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.

0 openings available

$170.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1864

Sun, Oct. 5, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Private Event
 

Private Party

$0.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1655

Sun, Oct. 5, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Pie Therapy
 

Join us for an exciting new concept! Pie Therapy was created with two skilled therapists with the intention to create a space where your purpose is to work on and through personal challenges that arise on a journey through the making of mini 4" pies. This special 4-hour class will be held in a our safe and comfortable kitchen classroom and led by 1 trained and skilled clinician in addition to our culinary staff.  Please note that all participants will be asked to sign a waiver of confidentiality. Please bring a journal or notepad with you to class.

Perfecting flaky pie crust, Brown Butter Apple Pie, Berry Hand Pies.

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 and no perfume/cologne.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

Want to take our Pie class online? Click here to purchase this course through Tastemade:

2 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1829

Wed, Oct. 8, 2014 @ 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; Butterscotch Pot de Creme with Caramel, Creme Fraiche & Sea Salt

 

 

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.

 

1 opening available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1809

Wed, Oct. 8, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Squash Celebration
 

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.

1 opening available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1804

Thu, Oct. 9, 2014 @ 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 THURSDAY 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.

4 openings available

$550.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1758

Fri, Oct. 10, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Beginners Guide to Grain Free: Week 1: Baking Grain Free
 

Going grain free or Paleo can be a challenging undertaking. You have to learn a whole new way of cooking and baking and is often frustrating to master. In this series, we will decode the challenges of going grain free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and refined sugar free.

* Some of the recipes will be nut free but not all

Week 1: Baking Grain Free

Using nut flourst, seed flours, coconut flours & starches to replace breads, crackers & pastries

Week 2: Replacing Grains with Vegetables

We will use cauliflower, squash, yams, and other delicious produce to make "rice", "pasta", & "bread"

Week 3: Putting it all together

In week 3 we will make sauces, dressings, condiments in addition to discussing food prep like make ahead meals and crockpots.

 

CLASS IS FROM 10am-2pm

EVERY FRIDAY FOR 3 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.

3 openings available

$325.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1810

Fri, Oct. 10, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to 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.  You will use Lilly’s eggs from the Farmer's Market to create delicious pasta doughs, roll, cut and cook them perfectly al dente.

Basic Pasta dough; Linguine with Fresh Tomato, Garlic and Homemade Ricotta; Fettuccine with Basil and Shallot Pesto

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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1794

Sat, Oct. 11, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Discover Umami: Bringing the Japanese kitchen home
 
Dashi andKoji based seasonings form the foundation of light, umami rich, healhty Japanese dishes - miso soup, sushi rice, braised vegetable dishes, salads, stews. Once you have a handle on dashi and koji, you will be able to incorporate these seasonings into your everyday cooking. Students will prepare salt-koji - a fermented probiotic seasoning that can be used in the place of salt. Salt koji like miso deepens the umami,  tenderizes foods and  has many health benefits.We will also discuss Japanese ingredients, shopping tips and storage.  (includes Koji making kit).
 

Tasting Menu includes:

  • Ice Chilled somen noodles with pickle plum, sesame and herbs served with a sesame soy bonito dipping sauce. 
  • Miso soup with Meiji tofu, tomato, and Chives
  • Chirashi Sushi - Japanese sushi with shrimp, green beans, young ginger, shiso, carrots, burdock, gourd and Nori seaweed
  • Koji marinated Chicken 
  • Spinach with sesame dressing
  • Koji marinated baby turnips, dried apricots and ginger
  • Agar fruit Jelly 
  • Shio-Koji (Salt Koji) - Fermented koji salt making (to start in class and  finish the fermentation at home).  Shio koji keeps for 6 months in the frid.

 

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.

0 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1795

Sat, Oct. 11, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Discover Umami: Bringing the Japanese kitchen home
 
Dashi andKoji based seasonings form the foundation of light, umami rich, healhty Japanese dishes - miso soup, sushi rice, braised vegetable dishes, salads, stews. Once you have a handle on dashi and koji, you will be able to incorporate these seasonings into your everyday cooking. Students will prepare salt-koji - a fermented probiotic seasoning that can be used in the place of salt. Salt koji like miso deepens the umami,  tenderizes foods and  has many health benefits.We will also discuss Japanese ingredients, shopping tips and storage.  (includes Koji making kit).
 

 

Tasting Menu includes:

 

  • Ice Chilled somen noodles with pickle plum, sesame and herbs served with a sesame soy bonito dipping sauce. 
  • Miso soup with Meiji tofu, tomato, and Chives
  • Chirashi Sushi - Japanese sushi with shrimp, green beans, young ginger, shiso, carrots, burdock, gourd and Nori seaweed
  • Koji marinated Chicken 
  • Spinach with sesame dressing
  • Koji marinated baby turnips, dried apricots and ginger
  • Agar fruit Jelly 
  • Shio-Koji (Salt Koji) - Fermented koji salt making (to start in class and  finish the fermentation at home).  Shio koji keeps for 6 months in the frid.

 

 

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.

0 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1870

Sun, Oct. 12, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
The Business of Food
 
The Business of Baking
 

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.


9 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1815

Wed, Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
The Culture of Sourdough Bread
 
 
Discover the secrets of wild yeast bread with this class focused on fermentation and sprouted grains. 

24-hour Rustic Loaf; Sprouted Einkorn Loaf; Yogurt (yep)!; Sprouted Amaranth Loaf

Please bring two large bowls to class, or large containers (with lids is great but not mandatory), as well as 2-3 medium sized containers for sourdough starter and other goodies. The best way to transport your fresh bread home is in paper or reusable grocery bags, and one will do.


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.  Ages 16 and up.

7 openings available

$175.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1868

Wed, Oct. 15, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Soup Sisters
 

Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a non-profit charitable social enterprise dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing and donating of soup.

Anyone can be a Soup Sister and a Broth Brother . Simply join us in one of our soup-making sessions that will provide hundreds of litres of soup to women shelters and programs for youth in crisis right across the country!

 

The concept is simple. Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers are year-round programs where participants pay a $55 registration fee to participate in a soup-making event at a local professional kitchen under the guidance of a chef facilitator. Each event produces approximately 150-200 servings of nourishing soup that are delivered fresh to a local shelter. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants.

The Soup Sisters organization does not profit from the $55 participation fee as ninety-five percent of the $55 participation fee goes to the culinary partner. Soup Sisters is actually a customer of the Culinary Partner and afforded all the benefits of good service, fresh ingredients and operational excellence as any customer would receive. This ensures that the finest ingredients possible are used every time for the soups we provide to women, children and youth.

 

Please click here to sign up

0 openings available

$55.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1838

Fri, Oct. 17, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Pastry 201: 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 Marshmellows.

 

Pumpkin and Ghost Shaped Vanilla Macarons; Homemade Marshmellow Filling

 

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:

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1823

Sat, Oct. 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
The New Orleans Brunch Class
 

Tired of going out to brunch? Learn to whip up your own beautiful brunch buffet from scratch on our New Orleans Style!

Beignets; Baked Cheese Grits; Eggs Sardou (Poached Eggs over Artichoke Bottoms over Creamed Spinach with Hollandaise)

Mimosas and Coffee on the side!

 

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.

 

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1847

Sat, Oct. 18, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Couples Night: Southern Nights
 

Looking for a fun date with your sweetie? Come enjoy a couples night class with us. You will learn to make a three course meal and then down to enjoy the fruits of your labor(and a little wine) at the end of the night!

Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken; Green Bean Casserole; Grilled Sweet Corn; Cinnamon Apple Crisp

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


*Price 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.

0 openings available

$170.00

Chef Sofia

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1831

Wed, Oct. 22, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Baking with Olive Oil
 
Let the fruity flavors of California Olive Oil shine in these rich and decadent desserts.  It's a delicious time!
 
Pumpkin Olive Oil Spiced Loaf; Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue; Chocolate and Blood Orange Olive Oil 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.

8 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1828

Wed, Oct. 22, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Quiches and Savory Tarts
 

Infuse your home with the savory smells of freshly baked tarts with the season's best produce.  We'll hit the farmer's market before class and bring back the taste of fall with these classic dishes that work for any meal.

Pate Brisee (Savory Crust); Wild Mushroom Tart; Quiche Lorraine

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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1860

Thu, Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Making Chocolate Basics
 

This is a Prerequisite for Advanced Chocolate Classes including The Molded Chocolate Series and Bon Bon Series and any other advanced chocolate series.

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!

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.

 

7 openings available

$85.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1825

Fri, Oct. 24, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Knife Skills
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for a hands-on knife skills class focused on teaching couples to work together in the kitchen. We'll first prep all of our vegetables and then enjoy some wine while we cook up a delicious menu. Each pair will learn to carve a whole chicken before sitting down to a beautiful three course meal. 
 
Minestrone Soup; Whole Herb Roasted Chicken with Pan Roasted Vegetables and Basil Pistou; Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Brunoise
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


*Price 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.

0 openings available

$200.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1837

Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Cookie Decorating: Halloween
 

Have you always wanted to learn how to make magazine worthy decorated cookies? This is the perfect class for you. Join Chef Aubray as she teaches you the ins and outs of decorating the perfect cookie!

The focus of this class will be cookie decorating technique.  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 such as piping, flooding, scripting, quilting, and wet-on-wet.  You will take home a set of beautiful cookies, 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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1822

Sun, Oct. 26, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
The Donut Class
 

Behold the wonder of pillowy, glazed and powdered doughnuts.  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 glaze; Maple bacon glaze
 

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:

0 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1871

Wed, Oct. 29, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Fall Pies 2
 

All Hail the Mighty Pie.  Flaky, buttery and so effortless in its simplicity, a great pie should be comprised of no more than a tender vessel in which to hold fresh fruits and smooth custards.  You’ll leave this class a master pie dough maker and fruit pie believer with 4 miniture pies.

The Perfect, Flaky Crust; Browned Butter Apple Pie with Crumble Topping; Pecan Pie

 

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.

6 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1830

Wed, Oct. 29, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Pizza: from Crust to Sauce
 

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

Semolina Pizza Dough; Basil and Shallot Pesto Sauce; Simple Marinara Pizza Sauce; Basil and Walnut Pesto; Homemade Ricotta; Seasonal Vegetable Toppings


 

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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1839

Thu, Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Pastry 201: 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 Marshmellows.

 

Pumpkin and Ghost Shaped Vanilla Macarons; Homemade Marshmellow Filling

 

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:

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1811

Fri, Oct. 31, 2014 @ 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

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1846

Fri, Oct. 31, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Argentinian Steakhouse
 
Grab your significant other and join Chef Hadley for an evening of delicious dining.  You and your sweetie will learn how to create the perfect steakhouse celebritory meal at home.

Spinach and Cheese Empanadas; Gaucho Style Steak with Chimichurri Sauce; Rucula Salad; Alfajores Cookies with Dulche de Leche Filling


**Please note price is per couple


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.

0 openings available

$170.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1759

Sat, Nov. 1, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Booksigning and Demo with Ruth Barnes "The PetiteGourmande"
 

Join us for a booking signing and demo with Ruth Barnes "The Petite  Gourmande"!

Ruth Barnes, The Petite Gourmande, grew up in a large culinary Moroccan family on a farm filled with fresh and colorful food rich with the flavors and traditions of the world. She learned to cook from the women in her family who regularly prepared meals for her large immediate and extended family, neighbors, and community members. For Ruth, cooking, creating, and designing are a passion, and she has made it her life’s work.

Beginning as a child, Ruth learned the art of Moroccan cooking from her Mom and sisters on a daily basis. She absorbed not only the particulars of Moroccan cooking, but also the decorating and designing which is a classic element of the Moroccan table. Throughout her life, she has prepared beautiful tables for both everyday meals and festive holiday events. Ruth is constantly creating new recipes from favorites and putting her own unique spin on a multitude of appetizers, main courses, salads, side dishes, and desserts, focusing Ruth’s creativity lead her to own two flower shops in addition to teaching arts and crafts and taking up painting. She loves to travel the world tasting and experiencing different cuisines in order to continue expanding her culinary horizons and teach what she has

In 2014 Ruth realized her dream by publishing Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours with her daughter, Tiffany. She and her husband live in Los Angeles.


MENU

Lamb Tagine, Rainbow Roasted Peppers and Pistachio Baklava



www.ruthsinternationalkitchen.com

THIS IS 2 HOUR DEMO AND BOOKSIGNING

*A COPY OF THE BOOK IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE DEMO

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.

28 openings available

$30.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1865

Sat, Nov. 1, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
The Ultimate Bagel Class
 

Let's be honest we all need a good bagel sometime! You will bagels and cream cheese from scratch and then top with a homemade cream cheese!

Plain; Cinnamon Raisin; Everything; Homemade Cream Cheese

 

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.

5 openings available

$85.00

Chef Sofia

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1840

Sat, Nov. 1, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Couples Night: Day of the Dead
 
Grab your significant other and join Chef Hadley for an evening of delicious dining.  You and your sweetie will learn how to create the perfect steakhouse celebritory meal at home.

Tequila infused Queso Fundido; Chicken Mole; Jicama, Citrus & Avocado Salad; Mexican Hot Chocolate


**Please note price is per couple


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.

0 openings available

$170.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1833

Sun, Nov. 2, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Fall Pies
 

All Hail the Mighty Pie.  Flaky, buttery and so effortless in its simplicity, a great pie should be comprised of no more than a tender vessel in which to hold fresh fruits and smooth custards.  You’ll leave this class a master pie dough maker and fruit pie believer with 4 miniture pies.

The Perfect, Flaky Crust; Apple Lattice Pie; Pumpkin 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. Ages 16 and up.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1855

Wed, Nov. 5, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Pastry 201: 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 infused cookie flavors, explore a myriad of fillings and decorate the shells for a stunning presentation.

 

Rose Petal Macarons with Vanilla Bean Buttercream; Pistachio Macarons with Lemon Custard; Coconut Macarons with Whipped Chocolate Ganache; Hazelnut Macarons with Gianduja Buttercream

 

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.


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

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1849

Thu, Nov. 6, 2014 @ 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!

 
Vegetable Stock; Arugula & Citrus Salad; Tomato Bruschetta with Basil Oil & Homemade Ricotta; Easy Minestrone Soup

 

 

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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1843

Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Healthy and Fast: Fall Meals
 

These quick and healthy meals will make your weeknight dinners a snap!

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions, Baked Pork Loin with Onion-Applesauce and Spinach; Turkey, Bell Pepper, Kale and Quinoa 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. Ages 16 and up.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1652

Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Pie Therapy
 

Join us for an exciting new concept! Pie Therapy was created with two skilled therapists with the intention to create a space where your purpose is to work on and through personal challenges that arise on a journey through the making of mini 4" pies. This special 4-hour class will be held in a our safe and comfortable kitchen classroom and led by 1 trained and skilled clinician in addition to our culinary staff.  Please note that all participants will be asked to sign a waiver of confidentiality. Please bring a journal or notepad with you to class.

Perfecting flaky pie crust, Brown Butter Apple Pie, Berry Hand Pies.

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 and no perfume/cologne.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

Want to take our Pie class online? Click here to purchase this course through Tastemade:

7 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1850

Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Fall Pies
 

All Hail the Mighty Pie.  Flaky, buttery and so effortless in its simplicity, a great pie should be comprised of no more than a tender vessel in which to hold fresh fruits and smooth custards.  You’ll leave this class a master pie dough maker and fruit pie believer with 4 miniture pies.

The Perfect, Flaky Crust; Apple Lattice Pie; Pumpkin 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. Ages 16 and up.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1851

Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Couples Night: Fall Favorites
 

Looking for a fun date with your sweetie? Come enjoy a couples night class with us. You will learn to make a three course meal and then down to enjoy the fruits of your labor(and a little wine) at the end of the night!

Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup; Herb Crusted Beef; Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts; Maple Creme Brûlée

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


*Price 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.

0 openings available

$170.00

Chef Sofia

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1858

Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Simple Cakes
 

Let's get back to basics with simple cakes you can start before you make dinner and have ready in time for desserts.  These one-layer wonders are rich and sweet and make you look really good!  


Jam Crumb Cake; Blueberry Cornmeal Cake; Olive Oil Ricotta Cake; Honey Almond 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.

2 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1848

Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Thanksgiving Tarts
 

Tarts are the best way to feature the Fall’s bounty and give thanks!  Eaten warm or chilled, these sweet gems are sure to please. We're so excited about the new arrivals from the farmer's markets and all the sweet possibilities...

Sweet Tart Crust with Pumpkin Filling; Chocolate Pate Tart Crust with a Chocolate Pecan Filling

 

 

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.

5 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1874

Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
The Business of Food
 
The Business of Baking
 

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.


8 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1844

Thu, Nov. 13, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to French Macarons
 

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:

3 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1853

Fri, Nov. 14, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Grain Free Thanksgiving Sides & Dessert
 

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 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.

 

7 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1827

Fri, Nov. 14, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Squash Celebration
 

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.

0 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1845

Sat, Nov. 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
The Brunch Class
 

Tired of going out to brunch? Learn to whip up your own beautiful brunch buffet from scratch and dazzle your friends and family!

Breakfast Risotto with Turkey Sausage and Sage; Maple Pecan Scones with Homemade Pumpkin Butter; Raw Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salads with Apple Croutons

Mimosas and Coffee on the side!

 

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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1875

Mon, Nov. 17, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to French Macarons
 

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:

1 opening available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1852

Tue, Nov. 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Savory Breads
 

Let's Break Bread!

 
Learn how to make savory wonders using the finest herbs, cheeses, wild and cultivated yeasts.  
 
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.

9 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1854

Tue, Nov. 18, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Vegetarian Thanksgiving
 

Let's give thanks for the abundance of wonderful vegetables this time of year. In this class we will focus on vegetarian dishes that are perfect for a main course or compliement a Thanksgiving feast.

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Dressing; White Bean and Kale Stuffed Acorn Squash; Mushroom Risotto with Ginger and Sage


please note all dishes are vegetarian but may contain dairy

 

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.

1 opening available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1857

Thu, Nov. 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Gluten Free Thanksgiving
 

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to share with family and friends, but if you can't eat gluten, it makes things tough!  Pastry Chef Hadley Hughes, who has developed her own GF mixes, will teach you not only how to create your own wheat-free bases, but how to bake everyday sweets with ease and pleasure.  Have a delicious time! 

Jalepeno Cornbread; Gluten Free Dinner Rolls; Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie & Corn Syrup Free Pecan Pie with Gluten Free Pie dough

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.

5 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1861

Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Making Chocolate Basics
 

This is a Prerequisite for Advanced Chocolate Classes including The Molded Chocolate Series and Bon Bon Series and any other advanced chocolate series.

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!

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.

 

3 openings available

$85.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1859

Sat, Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Artisanal Chocolates and Confections
 

Join chocolatier Ruth Kennison as you learn how to use infuse the finest chocolates for the Holiday Season .  This two-day series will cover a variety of caramels, dark chocolate and milk ganaches for enrobing.  Students will make ganache, temper chocolate and enrobe the ganaches to make bon bons and truffles

Caramel Pecan truffles; Champagne truffles; White Chocolate passion fruit bon bons; Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Bon Bons; Milk Chocolate Espresso Bon Bons

Must have taken Making Chocolate Basics or have some tempering experience


THIS IS A 2 DAY SERIES

EACH CLASS IS 5 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.

4 openings available

$350.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1834

Sat, Nov. 22, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Fall Pies 2
 

All Hail the Mighty Pie.  Flaky, buttery and so effortless in its simplicity, a great pie should be comprised of no more than a tender vessel in which to hold fresh fruits and smooth custards.  You’ll leave this class a master pie dough maker and fruit pie believer with 4 miniture pies.

The Perfect, Flaky Crust; Browned Butter Apple Pie with Crumble Topping; Pecan Pie

 

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.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1842

Sun, Nov. 23, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Thanksgiving Desserts
 

We love pie, but sometimes you want to do something different for Thanksgiving. Elevate your dinner table with these divine desserts.

Caramelized Pumpkin Cheesecake with Homemade Gingersnap Crust; Chocolate Cupcakes with Black Pepper Meringue; Butterscotch Pot 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.  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

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1876

Mon, Nov. 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Cookie Decorating: Thanksgiving
 

Have you always wanted to learn how to make magazine worthy decorated cookies? This is the perfect class for you. Join Chef Aubray as she teaches you the ins and outs of decorating the perfect cookie!

The focus of this class will be cookie decorating technique.  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 such as piping, flooding, scripting, quilting, and wet-on-wet.  You will take home a set of beautiful cookies, 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.

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1802

Wed, Nov. 26, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Pie & Tart Workshop 1
 

Get yourself ready for Thanksgiving with a Pie & Tart Workshop. Bring in  one 9" pie tin and we'll teach you to make your crust and fillings from scratch. Then you'll take home your 1 full sized Apple pie and mini pumpkin tarts for Thanksgiving the next day!

Lattice Browned Butter Apple Pie; Pumpkin Tart

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

$95.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1873

Wed, Nov. 26, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to French Macarons
 

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:

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1856

Fri, Nov. 28, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Macaron Intensive
 

Join us for an intensive, six-hour comprehensive French Macarons class that will cover everything from the French Method to Italian Method and how to construct a Macarons Tower.

 
French Method: Hazelnut Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Chocolate Macarons
Italian Method: Raspberry Macarons, Double Chocolate Macarons with Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Bean Macarons
Fillings: Italian Meringue Buttercream, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate Raspberry Ganache and Milk Chocolate Passionfruit Ganache.
 
...and make the legendary Ispahan and Mogador Macarons created by Pierre Herme.

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.  Ages 16 and up.

9 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1812

Sun, Nov. 30, 2014 @ 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.

5 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1879

Sat, Jan. 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Pie Therapy
 

Join us for an exciting new concept! Pie Therapy was created with two skilled therapists with the intention to create a space where your purpose is to work on and through personal challenges that arise on a journey through the making of mini 4" pies. This special 4-hour class will be held in a our safe and comfortable kitchen classroom and led by 1 trained and skilled clinician in addition to our culinary staff.  Please note that all participants will be asked to sign a waiver of confidentiality. Please bring a journal or notepad with you to class.

Perfecting flaky pie crust, Brown Butter Apple Pie, Berry Hand Pies.

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 and no perfume/cologne.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

Want to take our Pie class online? Click here to purchase this course through Tastemade:

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
1880

Fri, Apr. 24, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Pie Therapy
 

Join us for an exciting new concept! Pie Therapy was created with two skilled therapists with the intention to create a space where your purpose is to work on and through personal challenges that arise on a journey through the making of mini 4" pies. This special 4-hour class will be held in a our safe and comfortable kitchen classroom and led by 1 trained and skilled clinician in addition to our culinary staff.  Please note that all participants will be asked to sign a waiver of confidentiality. Please bring a journal or notepad with you to class.

Perfecting flaky pie crust, Brown Butter Apple Pie, Berry Hand Pies.

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 and no perfume/cologne.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

Want to take our Pie class online? Click here to purchase this course through Tastemade:

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place