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395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 329, Santa Monica CA 90401
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Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3066

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces
 

Grab your Chef's Hat and let us whisk you into a delicious afternoon of culinary camp!  Your child will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch, using Farmer's Market ingredients and gain confidence and safety in the kitchen. Each class can be purchased individually.

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.

Fresh Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pesto
Homemade Ricotta
Fresh Tomato Sauce

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-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.
This is a vegetarian class.

0 openings available

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2944

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Chocolate Workshop: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3202

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Couples Night: Dinner at the Gastropub
 

Pull up a stool and grab a spot- we're cooking up the best bar food this side of NYC.

Short Rib Poutine
French Fries, Cheese Curds and Gravy
Grilled Raddicchio Salad
Tin Roof Sundae with Chocolate Sauce and Salted, Candied Peanuts

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3224

Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them. Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Wo do not allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed in our knife skills classes.

6 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3072

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
1-Hour Lunch Class: Roasted Vegetables
 

Happy Wednesday! Join us as we tackle the cutting, roasting and pan-searing of vegetables at the peak of their season. You'll cook and eat in time to return to your desk, armed with three new recipes.

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Cumin
Roasted Eggplant with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce

Dessert: Roasted Peaches on Ricotta with Warm Honey Drizzle

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

12 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3242

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3067

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
French Macarons: The French Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3064

Thu, Sep. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Bread
Olive Oil and Rice Flour Chiffon Cakes
 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3258

Thu, Sep. 29, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3225

Fri, Sep. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Lunch in Provence
 

It's time to bask in the simple, rustic and satisfying of Provencal cuisine with Chef Carol Cotner Thomspon. Youll learn the history behind some of the region's best-known dishes and classic cooking techniques.

Herbs de Provence Goat Cheese Tapenade Salad
Pissaladiere (Onion Tarte)
Shrimp and Fennel Soup
Almond Cake with Lavender 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3303

Fri, Sep. 30, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Sandwich Breads and Awesome Spreads
 

You knead this class! Learn to make delicious, pillowy breads for perfect toasts and sandwiches. You will make two loaves and a variety of classic California toasts.

Classic Pullman Loaf
Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf
Sweet Dinner Rolls

Roasted Beet Hummus, Avocado Spread with Pickled Radish, Homemade Nutella

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 closed-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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3170

Fri, Sep. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Specialty Pizza Workshop
 

It's time to rig your oven, get two great sauces under your belt and master fantastic toppings (including homemade burrata). You'll leave knowing how to toss pizza dough in the air. 

Classic Thin-Crust Pizza Dough and Garlic Knots
Whole Grain Pizza Dough
Pizza Bianca
Shallot Confit and Mixed Mushroom Pizza

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 closed-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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

0 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3101

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Couples Brunch: The Diner Classics
 

Book with your BFF or sweetie for three hours of perfecting the poached egg, making the greatest pancake batter on the planet and marveling in homemade english muffins.

Housemade English Muffins
Eggs Benedict
Pan-Roasted Market Vegetables
Seasonal Jam
Perfect Flapjacks

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

2 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3209

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Kitchen Basics Series: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 
 
 

This 4-week series is designed to teach culinary fundamentals to establish your foundational cooking skills.  You will work at your own station under the guidance of our Chef Instructor who will teach classic techniques, and give you a great series of recipes to add to your repertoire.  Bring containers to class - you'll love your next day lunches!

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

For 4 weeks; 2pm-5pm

Day 1:Knife Skills: Soups & Salads. Sharpen your knife skills and learn to make four classic dishes that make perfect lunches and sides (while learning two awesome do-ahead dressings). Kale Salad, California Chopped Salad, Roasted Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup.

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know.  If you miss a class, you can make it up.

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This class takes place at our state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Shopping Center.  There is plenty of parking in Parking Structure 7 off Broadway directly behind the school, best level to park on is Level 4 if possible.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes. 

Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your class or receive an account credit.  Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$450.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3309

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3044

Mon, Oct. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Kitchen Basics Series: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

This 4-week series is designed to teach culinary fundamentals to establish your foundational cooking skills.  You will work at your own station under the guidance of our Chef Instructor who will teach classic techniques, and give you a great series of recipes to add to your repertoire.  Bring containers to class - you'll love your next day lunches!

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 4 weeks; 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Day 1:Knife Skills: Soups & Salads. Sharpen your knife skills and learn to make four classic dishes that make perfect lunches and sides (while learning two awesome do-ahead dressings). Kale Salad, California Chopped Salad, Roasted Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup.

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know.  If you miss a class, you can make it up.

------------

This class takes place at our state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Shopping Center.  There is plenty of parking in Parking Structure 7 off Broadway directly behind the school, best level to park on is Level 4 if possible.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes. 

Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your class or receive an account credit.  Ages 16 and up.

7 openings available

$450.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3254

Wed, Oct. 5, 2016 @ 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.  Chocolatier Ruth Kennison will guide you through the science of sugar and caramelization and teach you how to infuse your caramels with different flavors for creative custom caramels.
 
Apple Cider Caramels
Fleur de Sel Caramels
Honey Pistachio Caramels
Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Caramels

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3329

Wed, Oct. 5, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3097

Wed, Oct. 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Fish
 

In this hands on lecture, demo and cooking class, you will learn the basics of selecting, storing and cooking fish successfully. This class is designed to teach you how to cook and feel confident in the kitchen. Oh! And eat delicious food too.

Sear, sauté and braise:
Miso Seared Salmon
Braised Provencal Halibut
 Sautéed Branzino with Sage and White Beans

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3168

Thu, Oct. 6, 2016 @ 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 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3310

Thu, Oct. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3111

Fri, Oct. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3273

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3269

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Market-Driven Indian Dinner
 

Get inspired! The bounty of the farmers markets are the perfect match for Chef Kaumudi Marathe's classic techniques from her homeland. You'll learn to work with a variety of spices and flavors from the far corners of India using the best of what's in season now.

Green Pea-Ginger/Dip with Lemon, served with Puris (Indian fried bread)
Cilantro Rice with Cauliflower & Green Onion
Sweet Potato Saute with Clarified Butter & Cumin
Butternut Squash-Curry Leaf Raita
Fig OR Stewed Rhubarb Compote with Cardamom & Star Anise (subject to changed based on availability)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

** CLASS IS PRICED PER COUPLE **

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef Kaumudi Marathe

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3088

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Chicken
 

Break it down! Dinner is here, and we're going to up your game with chicken. You're going to learn to roast, saute, sear, braise and fry your way to chicken perfection.


Zaatar Chicken breast with mint, cucumber, and tomato salad
Lemon grass chicken paillard with ginger kale slaw
Braised chicken thighs with mushrooms and shallots
Buttermilk fried crispy chicken legs

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

2 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3302

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Fabulous Fall Pastas and Hearty Sauces
 

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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3294

Wed, Oct. 12, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Follow That Chef with "Sneaky Chef"Author Missy Lapine
 

Have you ever wondered what all those chefs are going to make with all that fresh produce they buy at the Farmers Market?  Here's another chance to follow a chef through the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market, meet the vendors and walk back to the kitchen and learn how they put all of the ingredients together.  The Follow That Chef classes are are free of charge and require RSVP.  


Menu: TBD based on what's available at the farmers market!


Missy Chase Lapine is best known for her game changing “Sneaky Chef” series of books including her New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. The Sneaky Chef has transformed the way America feeds its families following her unique method of using “blends” to make every meal more nutritious. In addition to her 7 books, Missy is also the founder of Sneaky Chef Foods LLC, a company committed to developing products that improve children’s health including Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter (a wildly successful peanut butter alternative) and pasta sauces made with 8 hidden veggies. Sneaky Chef Foods are sold nationwide. Missy has appeared on Today and has made hundreds of national TV, radio and print appearances. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Daily Meal and is also a member of the Children’s Advisory Council for NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where Sneaky Chef meals are served to patients. Missy's fresh, irreverent approach to nutrition can be found on her website,TheSneakyChef.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. She lives with her husband Rick and their children in Westchester County, New York.Menu

Based on seasonal availability of fruits. Book purchase and signing to follow the demonstration. Book Signing will follow the demonstration and tasting.

Meet Missy and our staff at 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 Gourmandise School on the third floor of Santa Monica Place for a demo and tasting

 

9 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3185

Wed, Oct. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Eggs!
 

Crack open a world of easy egg cookery. We will guide you through the anatomy of the egg and the building blocks of perfect egg dishes.


Fluffy Scramble, Perfect Omelets, Fried Eggs, Poached Eggs, Shirred and Coddled Eggs
And: Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise, Baked Alaska

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

4 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3304

Thu, Oct. 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE EVENT: GOURMANDISE GRAIN CONFERENCE
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3211

Fri, Oct. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Specialty Pizza Workshop
 

It's time to rig your oven, get two great sauces under your belt and master fantastic toppings (including homemade burrata). You'll leave knowing how to toss pizza dough in the air. 

Classic Thin-Crust Pizza Dough and Garlic Knots
Whole Grain Pizza Dough
Pizza Bianca
Shallot Confit and Mixed Mushroom Pizza

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 closed-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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

8 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3048

Sat, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Kitchen Fundamentals: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.

Lunch will be served!

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3268

Sat, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Classic Southern Dinner in Charleston
 

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

Crispy Pork Belly
Hoppin' John Black Eyed Peas and Carolina Gold Rice with Homemade Butter
Fried Green Tomatoes
Short Rib and Okra Gumbo
Blackberry Cobbler with Meyer Lemon Glaze

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

** CLASS IS PRICED PER COUPLE **

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

4 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3167

Sun, Oct. 16, 2016 @ 2:00 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).


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, 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!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

3 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3312

Sun, Oct. 16, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3330

Thu, Oct. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3173

Thu, Oct. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Favorite French Stovetop Dinners
 

Open your windows and grab your pots- this three hour class will have neighbors clamoring to know what you're cooking. Join Chef Clemence for three hours of the best French dinners you can make on the stove. Hearty and rich, the techniques are simple and the results delicious.  


Cassoulet (White Bean Stew with Bacon Lardons, Garlic Sausage and Braised Chicken)

Pot-au-feu (Classic Super Savory Beef Shortrib Stew)

Clafoutis (Seasonal Stone Fruit Custard Dessert)

 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3186

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
 

Grab your honey or BFF and learn to make the BEST fried chicken this side of the South.

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 closed-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.  Classes are BYOB

6 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3102

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Gluten Free Goodness: Pies!
 
Let's get together and learn the science behind alternative flours without using gums as binders! You'll work with a variety of flours and alternative sugars and discover techniques to create delicious pastries without gluten.

 Flaky Pie Crust
Classic Apple Lattice Pie
Late-Summer Peach Pies
Blueberry 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

 

3 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3311

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3089

Sun, Oct. 23, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Simple Sauces
 


The focus of this class is simple full flavor sauces, to delight your everyday palette. You will learn the secrets of a perfect pan sauce, as well as a variety of make-ahead sauces to enhance poultry, meat, fish and vegetables dishes.

Romesco Sauce with Grilled Shrimp
Aioli with Roasted Potatoes
Tapenade Toasts
Chicken with Balsamic Port Reduction Sauce
Salsa Verde with Polenta

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3255

Sun, Oct. 23, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
5 Delicious Do-Ahead Meals
 
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! You'll learn to make two full dinners, 3 lunches and a dessert that doubles as breakfast!
 
Breakfast:
Poached Egg in Toasted Grain Bowl
Custom Granola

Lunch:
Sweet Potato Wedges with Buttermilk Dressing
White Bean Hummus Tartines

Dinner:
Braised Chicken Legs with Olives and Lemon
Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter and Capers
Seasonal Greens with Roasted Citrus Dressing

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3316

Wed, Oct. 26, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3281

Wed, Oct. 26, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Sinful Chocolate Desserts
 
Do you dream in chocolate about as much as we do? Take a sweet trip with us as we bake and make pretty our 5 favorite chocolate desserts. You'll pick up do-ahead tips, learn to make simple decorating sparkle and how to transport these goodies to your next event (as your friends weep with envy).
 
Sinfully Silky Chocolate Pudding
Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake with Chocolate Glaze
Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Chocolate Marshmallows
Chocolate Meringue 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3194

Thu, Oct. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
French Macarons: The French Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3181

Thu, Oct. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Day of the Dead: The Mole Class
 

Celebrate the rich traditions of the Day of the Dead with Chef John Pitblado's Mole Menu.

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

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3279

Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Hearty Soups and Stews
 

Slurp! It's time to dive into these simple, market-driven do-ahead soups and stews. We will roast, steam, puree, braise and season to make four dishes that will be sure to become family favorites. Be sure to bring reusable containers to class!

Creamy Spinach Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Classic Carrot Ginger Soup
Cassoulet (French white bean and chicken 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3280

Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Favorite Fall Desserts
 

Cozy on up to the ovens, we're about to make our very favorite atumn desserts. Every one of these recipes can be made in time for dinner or made ahead for a special occasion.

Chocolate Souffle
Classic Apple Galette
Butterscotch Pudding
Gingersnap 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3264

Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Teens Only: French Macarons
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations. This class is for teenagers only- you've got to be 12 to 16 years old to take this course.

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS FOR AGES 12-16 ONLY

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 12-16.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3276

Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Kids Halloween Cupcakes!
 

Grab your Chef's Hat and let us whisk you into a delicious afternoon of culinary camp!  Your child will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch, using Farmer's Market ingredients and gain confidence and safety in the kitchen. Each class can be purchased individually.

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.

Devilish Devil's Food Cupcakes
Spooky Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-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.

6 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3227

Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Spanish Tapas
 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for a class filled with small bites, salads and delicate, custardy churros dipped in a warm chocolate sauce.

Cheese Croquetas
Meatballs with Romesco Sauce
Garlic Shrimp
Churros and Chocolate Sauce
 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$190.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3192

Sun, Oct. 30, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
DIY Halloween Candy: Marshmallow Ghosts to Peanut Butter Cups
 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3285

Wed, Nov. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Brioche & Babka
 

Butter, butter, butter, bread, chocolate and more butter. We're mixing, kneading and shaping a variety of stunning breads, from braids to twists and the classic French Brioche a Tete. This class includes fresh milling of flour, a sweet and easy lesson on the science of yeast, gluten and shaping. Be sure to bring a reusable bag to bring home your stunning loaves!

Chocolate Babka
Braided Brioche
Bostock (take your brioche a step further with a slather of frangipane).
Brioche a Tete

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3049

Wed, Nov. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.

Dinner will be served!

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3193

Thu, Nov. 3, 2016 @ 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 with Caramel Sauce

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3250

Fri, Nov. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Tarts: Pumpkin, Honey Almond & Chocolate Meringue
 
Fall into the season with tarts are pretty as they are easy to make. You'll master a press-in crust that's easy as pie and learn to decorate these to professional prefection. Happy start to your holidays!

Brown Butter Tart Dough

Chocolate Meringue Tarts

Pumkpin Custard Tarts with Candied Pepitas

Honey Almond and Black Currant Jam Tarts

 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3256

Fri, Nov. 4, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
5 Decadent Vegetarian Meals
 
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! You'll learn to make two full dinners, 3 lunches and a dessert that doubles as breakfast.
 
Breakfast:
Shakshuka
Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes

Lunch:
Leek and Goat Cheese Tarts
Fried Chickpea Bowls

Dinner:
Braised Leeks, Flageolets Beans and Mushroom Stew
Braised Carrots in Carrot Juices
Garden Lettuce and Green Goddess Dressing

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3267

Fri, Nov. 4, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Specialty Pizzas & Garlic Knots
 

It's time to rig your oven, get two great sauces under your belt and master fantastic toppings (including homemade burrata). You'll leave knowing how to toss pizza dough in the air. 

Classic Thin-Crust Pizza Dough and Garlic Knots
Whole Grain Pizza Dough
Pizza Bianca
Shallot Confit and Mixed Mushroom Pizza

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3223

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Fall into Pie
 

Dust off the aprons and break out the tins- it's time to shake out your fear of making pie crust from scratch! Learn to blind bake, make decorative borders and lattice work and create some new family favorites with two of our best-loved recipes.

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Apple Pies
Graham-Cracker Crust Pumpkin 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3180

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Fall Side Dishes
 

We're jazzing up your holiday menus with these easy, do-ahead dishes.

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Farro Squash Salad
Southern Style Sweet Potato Casserole
Savory Bread Pudding with Wild Mushrooms and Green Beans
Roasted Pear Crumble

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3322

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3287

Sun, Nov. 6, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters
 

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 doughnuts
Maple glazed doughnuts
 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3263

Mon, Nov. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.

Dinner will be served!

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3130

Wed, Nov. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Butchering Workshop:Fowl and Game
 

Join Butcher Alex Jermasek for a six-hour foray into the world of butchery.  As Co-Head Butcher at Gwen, LA's new European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and restaurant, he is an expert in whole animal butchery and sustainable food practices, working with some of the most popular butchers in the country.  Most recently he was the Journeyman Butcher at Belcampo Meat Co. in San Francisco.  He eventually landed in Belcampo’s flagship shop in Santa Monica, CA as Head Butcher. Prior to Belcampo, Alex was with Short Order, Nancy Silverton & Amy Pressman’s grass-fed burger shop, where he worked to start a program utilizing the whole animal in a fast paced burger joint.  He also learned to master the Italian charcutierie at Chef Chad Colby’s Chi Spacca. 

In this workshop, Alex will focus on breaking down chicken, rabbit and duck. You will learn about animal welfare, husbandry and sustainable practices.

Hunter's Stew

Cassoulet

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up.  Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3195

Thu, Nov. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
French Macarons: The Italian Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations using the preferred method of pastry chefs: the Italian Meringue.

Chocolate Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Passionfruit Ganache

Mocha 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3205

Thu, Nov. 10, 2016 @ 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

Bananas Foster

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3229

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Lunch in the Loire
 

It's time to bask in the simple, rustic and satisfying of cuisine from the Loire Valley with Chef Carol Cotner Thomspon. Youll learn the history behind some of the region's best-known dishes and classic cooking techniques.

Pork Rilettes with Pickled Red Onions and Pear Conserve
Chicken and Mushroom Fricasse
Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad
Individual Tarte Tatin

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3283

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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).


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, 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!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3182

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Date in Havana
 

Join 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  

*Price is per couple*

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3103

Sat, Nov. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Gluten Free Goodness: Homemade Breads
 
Let's get together and learn the science behind alternative flours! You'll work with a variety of flours and alternative sugars and discover techniques to create delicious pastries without gluten. Xantham gum will be used in this class.

 Perfectly Soft Sandwich Bread
Paleo Bread
Gluten Free Bagels

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

 

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3300

Sat, Nov. 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Hawaiian Surf and Turf
 

Let the smell of pork waft over the ocean breezes as you sear and cook your way through Chef John's Luau menu. It's a great date with friends!

Char Siu (Glazed Pork)
Coconut Lime Fried Shrimp
Pineapple Rice
Homemade Hawaiian Buns
Papaya & Avocado Salad
Lilikoi (Passionfruit) 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3323

Sat, Nov. 12, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef-instructor and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 656 - 8800.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3165

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to Cheesemaking: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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).

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3244

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016 @ 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 class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations.

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3306

Mon, Nov. 14, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Creative Cakes
 

Learn to master the art of making a simple, beautiful birthday or occasion cake. You'll learn two deliciously light cake batters, two fillings and two frostings. We will cut cakes into even layers, learn to crumb coat and create simple, stunning buttercream patterns. We will also fill and decorate cupcakes.

Honey Graham S'mores Cake

Whipped Chocolate Filling

Handmade Marshmallow Decorations
Chocolate Bar Cake:

Impossibly Light Peanut Butter Cake

Homemade Peanut Caramel

Chocolate 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3301

Thu, Nov. 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Fabulous Fall Pastas and Hearty Sauces
 

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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3288

Fri, Nov. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters
 

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 doughnuts
Maple glazed doughnuts
 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3270

Fri, Nov. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Indian Cuisine from the Farmers Market
 

Get inspired! The bounty of the farmers markets are the perfect match for Chef Kaumudi Marathe's classic techniques from her homeland. You'll learn to work with a variety of spices and flavors from the far corners of India using the best of what's in season now.

Green Pea-Ginger/Dip with Lemon, served with Puris (Indian fried bread)
Cilantro Rice with Cauliflower & Green Onion
Sweet Potato Saute with Clarified Butter & Cumin
Butternut Squash-Curry Leaf Raita
Fig OR Stewed Rhubarb Compote with Cardamom & Star Anise (subject to changed based on availability)


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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Kaumudi Marathe

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3228

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving 101: The Whole Meal
 
Welcome to the holiday training class that will last you a lifetime. You'll master hosting techniques that will make the holidays easier and more deliious.

Oven Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey
Confit Legs and Thighs
Stuffed and Rolled Turkey Breast
Brioche and Dried Fruit Dressing
Cranberry Sauce
Pineapple Chutney

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS  

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

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3203

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night at the Gastropub
 

Pull up a stool and grab a spot- we're cooking up the best bar food this side of NYC.

Short Rib Poutine
French Fries, Cheese Curds and Gravy
Grilled Raddicchio Salad
Tin Roof Sundae with Chocolate Sauce and Salted, Candied Peanuts

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

6 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3174

Sun, Nov. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Favorite French Stovetop Dinners
 

Open your windows and grab your pots- this three hour class will have neighbors clamoring to know what you're cooking. Join Chef Clemence for three hours of the best French dinners you can make on the stove. Hearty and rich, the techniques are simple and the results delicious.  


Cassoulet (White Bean Stew with Bacon Lardons, Garlic Sausage and Braised Chicken)

Pot-au-feu (Classic Super Savory Beef Shortrib Stew)

Clafoutis (Seasonal Stone Fruit Custard Dessert)

 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3292

Sun, Nov. 20, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Chocolate 101: Tempering, Molding, Rochers & Bark
 

It's time to get your Willy Wonka on! Chocolatier and renowed chocolate expert Ruth Kenninson will take you through a chocolate tasting, then have you tempering using the Tabling, Seeding and Direct methods. You will be dipping, pouring and spreading the tempered chocolate into a variety of custom confections. Each student will leave with an impressive array of handmade chocolates.

Elegant Mendiants
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark
Crispy Rice Rochers
Chocolate Dipped Seasonal Fruits

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

12 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3248

Mon, Nov. 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Decadent Chocolate Desserts
 
Do you dream in chocolate about as much as we do? Take a sweet trip with us as we bake and make pretty our 5 favorite chocolate desserts. You'll pick up do-ahead tips, learn to make simple decorating sparkle and how to transport these goodies to your next event (as your friends weep with envy).
 
Sinfully Silky Chocolate Pudding
Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake with Chocolate Glaze
Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Chocolate Marshmallows
Chocolate Meringue 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3328

Mon, Nov. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Beef
 

In this hands on lecture, demo and cooking class, you will learn the basics of selecting, storing and cooking beef successfully. This class is designed to teach you how to cook and feel confident in the kitchen. Oh! And eat delicious food too.

Braise, sear, and bake:
Sweet  & Spicy Garlic Skirt Steak
Classic Meatballs on Grilled Bread with Tomato Sauce
Steak Diane with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3196

Wed, Nov. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
5th Annual Bake & Take Thanksgiving Pies! Apple Pie & Blueberry Pie
 

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 Apple Pie
Blueberry Lattice 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

 

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3197

Wed, Nov. 23, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
5th Annual Bake & Take Thanksgiving Pies! Apple Pie & 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
Classic Apple Pie
Mile-High Lemon Meringue 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3200

Sat, Nov. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves

 
 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3271

Sun, Nov. 27, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Modern Cake Decorating
 

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. Bring only your appetite- we will provide each student with two 6" cakes to split, fill and decorate.

- How to cut cake layers and fill
- "Naked Cake" design

- The Perfect Crumb coat
- Filling a Piping Bag and use piping tips
- Ombre effect cakes
- How to properly use a turn table
- How to make buttercream flowers

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Andrea Boudewijn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3190

Sun, Nov. 27, 2016 @ 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 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3321

Sun, Nov. 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Old School Favorites: Twinkies to Ho-Hos!
 

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 with Chocolate Glaze and Icing Swirl
Homemade Oreos with Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Fillings
Twinkies with Classic Marshmallow Fluff Filling

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3266

Mon, Nov. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Chicken
 

Break it down! Dinner is here, and we're going to up your game with chicken. You're going to learn to roast, saute, sear, braise and fry your way to chicken perfection.


Zaatar Chicken breast with mint, cucumber, and tomato salad
Lemon grass chicken paillard with ginger kale slaw
Braised chicken thighs with mushrooms and shallots
Buttermilk fried crispy chicken legs

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3319

Tue, Nov. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Cooking the Books: Breaking down Ottolenghi's "Plenty"
 

Join for an evening of cooking with recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi's best selling books. We will learn how to make each dish, each spice blend and variations in between with a bend towards seasonal availabilities. Students will receive a 10% discount on book purchases the day of.

Butternut Squash with Tahini and Za'atar
Roasted Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce and Pomegranate Seeds
Fish en Papillote with Salsa Verde
Pavlovas

* This class is not taught by Ottolenghi, but inspired by his books and roots

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3293

Tue, Nov. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
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.  Chocolatier Ruth Kennison will guide you through the science of sugar and caramelization and teach you how to infuse your caramels with different flavors for creative custom caramels.
 
Apple Cider Caramels
Fleur de Sel Caramels
Honey Pistachio Caramels
Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Caramels

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3289

Fri, Dec. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Edible Holiday Gifts
 
It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Caramel Sauce in a Jar

Killer Caramel Shortbread Brownies

English Toffee

Homemade Oreo 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3297

Fri, Dec. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Night on the Town: Thai Street Food
 

Forget the food truck! Join Chef May for an exciting take on Thai cooking. Come and experience a culinary adventure while learning great techniques and simple recipes to add to your dinner rotation.

Grilled Pork Skewers with Chili Lime Sauce
Vegetable Pad Thai
Long Beans with Prik King Curry
Coconut Sticky Rice with Seasonal Fruit

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 closed-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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3251

Sun, Dec. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Holiday Tarts: Chocolate Peppermint, Passionfruit Meringue & Pear Frangipane
 
Fall into the season with tarts are pretty as they are easy to make. You'll master a press-in crust that's easy as pie and learn to decorate these to professional prefection. Happy start to your holidays!

Brown Butter Tart Dough

Chocolate Peppermint Tarts

Pear Frangipane

Passionfruit Meringue

 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3282

Sun, Dec. 4, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
Hearty Soups and Stews
 

Slurp! It's time to dive into these simple, market-driven do-ahead soups and stews. We will roast, steam, puree, braise and season to make four dishes that will be sure to become family favorites. Be sure to bring reusable containers to class!

Creamy Spinach Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Classic Carrot Ginger Soup
Cassoulet (French white bean and chicken 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3325

Mon, Dec. 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Meringue Cakes
 
These naturally gluten-free wonders are packed with texture, flavor and do-ahead strategies. You'll whip, pipe, bake and decorate your cakes and take home two decadent creations.

Marjolaine (Halzenut Meringue Cake)

Swiss Buttercream

Mirrored Chocolate Glaze

Concord Cake (Chocolate Meringue Cake)

Chocolate Mousse

 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3183

Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
The Cuban Class
 

Join 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3298

Sat, Dec. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Specialty Pizzas & Garlic Knots
 

It's time to rig your oven, get two great sauces under your belt and master fantastic toppings (including homemade burrata). You'll leave knowing how to toss pizza dough in the air. 

Classic Thin-Crust Pizza Dough and Garlic Knots
Whole Grain Pizza Dough
Pizza Bianca
Shallot Confit and Mixed Mushroom Pizza

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3286

Sun, Dec. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Brioche & Babka
 

Butter, butter, butter, bread, chocolate and more butter. We're mixing, kneading and shaping a variety of stunning breads, from braids to twists and the classic French Brioche a Tete. This class includes fresh milling of flour, a sweet and easy lesson on the science of yeast, gluten and shaping. Be sure to bring a reusable bag to bring home your stunning loaves!

Chocolate Babka
Braided Brioche
Bostock (take your brioche a step further with a slather of frangipane).
Brioche a Tete

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3331

Sun, Dec. 11, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Parent & Child Class: Roasted Chicken Dinner
 

Grab your favorite little chef and learn to make a four course meal! These 2-1/2 hour classes culminuate with a sit-down dinner (and plenty of leftovers). You and your guest(s) will share a station and work through the entire menu with the help of your Chef Instructor.

Price is per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken
Honey Glazed Carrots
Roasted Citrus Salad
Orange Chiffon Cake (this cake is naturally gluten free)

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-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.

16 openings available

$75.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3326

Mon, Dec. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
5th Annual Holiday Dessert Buffet Workshop
 
It's back! Our 6-hour workshop will focus on the organization, preparation and baking off an impressive dessert buffet. You'll make every item from scratch and learn how to present it. Be sure to bring loads of containers!

Chocolate French Macarons with Milk Chocolate Ganache and Cocoa Nibs

Black Sesame Almond Tea Cakes

Honey Madeleines

Butterscotch Budino

Mini Tarte Tatin on Pate Brisee

Chocolate Mousse Cakelets

 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3324

Fri, Dec. 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Holiday Cookie Collection
 
Break out the cookie jar and start writing out your invites- we're perfecting holiday cookies and assembling a delicious collection of cookies!

Toffee Cranberry Cookies

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

English Toffee

Killer Chocolate Chunk 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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3307

Sat, Dec. 17, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Posole!
 

Ring in the season with this festive menu from John Pitblado's culinary travels. We're going to recreate a pasada as we travel from dish to dish from apps to dessert.

Sopes
Salsa Verde
Pork Pozole
Ponche
Champurrado
Bunelos

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 closed-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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3305

Sun, Dec. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
5th Annual Yule Log Making 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. Your lovely log will be ready to transport to your freezer, ready to serve on Christmas Eve.

Chiffon Cake, Genoise, French Buttercream, Chocolate Buttercream, Meringue Mushrooms

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.

13 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3284

Mon, Dec. 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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).


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, 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!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3315

Wed, Dec. 28, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
Croissants to Kouign Amann: Laminated Doughs: 3-Day Series
 

Learn the secrets of homemade Croissants, Brioche, Puff Pastry and Kouign Amann in this intensive, 3-day series. You will discover the secrets of butter and yeast, work by hand and with professional equipment (rolling pins and a laminating machine) and create an impressive array of patisseries using Straus butter and local flours.


Day 1: Preferments and Mother Doughs, Brioche, Sticky Buns


Day 2: Laminating, Puff Pastry, Chausson aux Pommes, Palmiers, Kouign Amann


Day 3: Croissants: Pain au Chocolat, Pain aux Raisins, Ham and Gruyere, Almond Croissant


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastrySummer10% at checkout to save 10%.

 

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3318

Wed, Jan. 4, 2017 @ 8:30 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and Cheesemaking
 

It's Bread Camp! Learn to work with various doughs, from lean to rich and quick to long-fermented. You will be working with locally sourced grains and milling your own flours in class, learning to shape Baguette, Boules and Batards, make Brioches, Sticky Buns and Dinner Rolls as well as artisanal Boules. The science of yeast, gluten, fermentation and aging will be covered, as well as seasonal jams and handmade cheeses.

We will learn how to grow our own cultures, feed the sourdough for maximum strength and how to create loaves with thick crusts, wonderfully irregular holes and pearly crumbs.  You’ll discover why northern France and Northern California are prized for their strong-flavored breads and how to make a series of beautiful rustic loaves with your own signature scoring.


Breads: Dinner Rolls, Focaccia, Sandwich Bread, Milk Bread, Parmesan Bread, Whole Wheat Baguette, Hazelnut Fig Loaf, Sprouted Wheat Bread, Classic Sourdough

Cheeses: Ricotta, Chevre, Cultured Butter, Burrata, Mozzarella

Preserves: Classic Strawberry, Nectarine and Lemon Verbena, Peach, Blueberry Orange Blossom

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastrySummer10% at checkout to save 10%.

The Boulangerie Series is designed to give you a well-rounded education in the art of bread making.  You’ll learn everything from basic sandwich loaves to rustic artisanal loaves.  Each student will work independently, and breads will be made primarily by hand and rarely with a stand mixer.  All of these courses can be taken individually or as a grouping with a discount.  

As with all of our courses, please wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and bring containers with you to transport your finished products home (in bread classes, we recommend bringing grocery bags).

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-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

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3260

Sun, Jan. 8, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 2 Series: Up Your Baking Game
 

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 closed-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

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3262

Mon, Jan. 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 1 Series: 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 MONDAY

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.

10 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3277

Mon, Jan. 9, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Pro Cooking: 10 Weeks of Culinary Fundamentals
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 10 Weeks from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  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

$1200.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3278

Tue, Jan. 10, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Learn to Cook: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 10 Weeks from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffanade and shred.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

 

Week 2: STOCKS and SOUPS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces.

Chicken Broth

Vegetable Stock

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Minestrone

Mushroom Bisque

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  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

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3261

Tue, Jan. 10, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Pro Pastry 2 Series: Up Your Baking Game
 

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 6PM-10PM

EVERY TUESDAY 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 closed-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

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3262

Mon, Jan. 30, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 1 Series: 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 MONDAY

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.

10 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3131

Sun, Feb. 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Butchering Workshop: Pig
 

Join butcher Alex Jermasek for a six-hour window into the world of butchery. You will learn about animal welfare and sustainable practices, break down a side and learn about all the various cuts. Class will include: sausage making, rendering, knife skills, fabrication and a variety of dishes. Each student will participate in the breaking down of the animal and making a variety of dishes, from salads to mains.

Please bring a container with ice to class; each student will bring home a selection of cuts.

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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, 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. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
 
 
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