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395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 323, Santa Monica CA 90401
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7976

Sun, Sep. 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
CANNING 101
 

Let’s get rid of the fear and anxiety out of making and storing jams and pickles once and for good….with science and technique! Join us as we gather to make two fruit preserves and a quick refrigerated pickle, dispel myths and learn to can safely and efficiently. Each student will make a batch of strawberry jam, peach preserves and a jar of custom-flavored pickles using fruits and vegetables from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. You will leave class with two approximately 2 small jars of each jam and one jar of pickles. Jars will be provided!

 

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY JAM

PEACH PRESERVES

REFRIGERATOR PICKLES

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working individually and in pairs, and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

7 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7979

Sun, Sep. 19, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
CHOCOLATE TEMPERING
 

It's time to get your Willy Wonka on! Chocolatier and renowned 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 (PIPED AND EMBELLISHED CHOCOLATE DISCS)
FRUIT & NUT CHOCOLATE BARKCHOCOLATE BOWLS
CHOCOLATE DIPPED PRETZELS
CRISPY RICE ROCHERS
CHOCOLATE DIPPED SEASONAL FRUITS

 

Class Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

0 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8102

Sun, Sep. 19, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
VIRTUAL PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8109

Tue, Sep. 21, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
VIRTUAL PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8111

Wed, Sep. 22, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7936

Wed, Sep. 22, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
TECHNIQUE: SAUCES
 

ROAST CHICKEN W/ PAN SAUCE

BECHAMEL (HOMEMADE MAC & CHEESE)

SIMPLE TO-GO SAUCES: ROMESCO, CHIMICHURRI, & KALE PESTO

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7996

Thu, Sep. 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE TASTING 101
 

Our fascinating 90-minute Chocolate 101 tasting class is deep dive into chocolate tasting. We will learn the difference between mass-produced chocolate, coating chocolate, baking chocolate, couverture chocolate and craft chocolate. You'll sample a wide range of chocolates from white to milk and dark, ranging from classic bars you grew up with to fine-flavor chocolate as well as  specialty chocolates, some with limited availability. Chocolate educator Ruth Kennison will teach you how to discern fine-flavored chocolate from industrial chocolate, and use all your senses to learn how to discern chocolate grown in, say, Madagascar from varieties sourced from Ghana, Peru and elsewhere, and answer all your chocolate questions along the way.

 

*THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS*

 

Class Time: 6pm - 7:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

0 openings available

$50.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8103

Thu, Sep. 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8110

Fri, Sep. 24, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
VIRTUAL PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7978

Fri, Sep. 24, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
 

SPINACH AND MANCHEGO CROQUETAS
PAN CON TOMATE AND JAMON SERRANO

 

TORTILLA ESPAGNOLA WITH CHARRED SCALLIONS AND ROMESCO
PORK BELLY WITH MEMBRILLO GLAZE
LITTLE GEMS SALAD

 

CLASSIC FLAN

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

 

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$250.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7975

Sat, Sep. 25, 2021 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:30AM - 2:00PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

Class Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

9 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7980

Sat, Sep. 25, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
SWEET & SAVORY CREPES
 

CLASSIC CREPES

SAVORY CREPES

 

Class Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

9 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8104

Sat, Sep. 25, 2021 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7977

Sat, Sep. 25, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
PASTA 2.0 - RAVIOLI & MORE
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 
FRESH EGG PASTA DOUGH
EGG YOLK RAVIOLI
ORECCHIETTE W/ SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI RABE

 

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7975

Sun, Sep. 26, 2021 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:30AM - 2:00PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

 Class Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

9 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7997

Tue, Sep. 28, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Mexico - The Birthplace of Cacao
 

Inspired by our Chocolate educator, Ruth’s, recent trip to Mexico, the Santa Monica Chocolate Society will explore the flavors of “the birthplace of cacao” at its fall in-person society. That’s right! We’ll gather together to discuss and taste chocolate from Mexico’s Chiapas and Tabasco regions. You’ll learn about the history of cacao in Mesoamerica, taste a cacao drink created by the indigenous people of the Americas, and sample the latest craft chocolate hand-made by modern bean-to-bar makers from both the U.S. and Mexico! 

 

 *THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS*

 

Class Time: 6pm - 7:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

1 opening available

$50.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7809

Thu, Sep. 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7999

Thu, Sep. 30, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7982

Fri, Oct. 1, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
BREAD 101
 

This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast and gluten and an overview of different wheats and flours, including a session on milling your very own! You’ll mix, knead and shape your very own loaves and buns in class.

 

MILK BREAD

FOCACCIA

CINNAMON ROLLS (demo)

 

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class.  Class size is limited to 16 students.

14 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7986

Fri, Oct. 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner
 

Fly off with us as we explore whiskeys from near and far with pairings for each dish we prepare. Bring just your appetite- we will provide the rest!

 

BLUE CHEESE WEDGE SALAD
SOUTHERN STYLE FLANK STEAK
ROASTED GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

CHOCOLATE SOUFFLES WITH WHISKEY-INFUSED CREME ANGLAISE

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples work at their own stations and are required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

3 openings available

$275.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7985

Sat, Oct. 2, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
 

CARAMELIZED ONION CROSTINI

HERB-ROASTED DICED POTATOES WITH GARLIC

ASIAN SLAW WITH GINGER DRESSING

Class Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8101

Sat, Oct. 2, 2021 @ 4:30 PM
TEENS MAKE DINNER: Sushi 101
 

PERFECT SUSHI RICE

SPICY TUNA ROLLS

VEGETARIAN ROLLS

NIGIRI

 Class Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR TEENS AGES 12 - 17.

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

14 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7983

Sat, Oct. 2, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
FRESH PASTA
 

PASTA DOUGH

SIMPLE TOMATO SAUCE

ARUGULA FENNEL SALAD

BERRY VANILLA PANA COTTA

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7987

Sun, Oct. 3, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Crisps & Buckles
 

Buckle up and turn your ovens on- it’s about to get cold outside and we need something sweet! Join us for a regional, seasonal take on one-bowl desserts.

 

PEAR AND POMEGRANATE CRISP

FRUIT BUCKLE (there may be some peaches left at market)!

BUTTERSCOTCH CARAMEL SAUCE (because it goes with EVERYTHING)

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All individuals will be working in pairs and are required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

15 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7810

Thu, Oct. 7, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8105

Thu, Oct. 7, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you

Homemade Food Operations Act
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

Learn more about our alumns and clients on our Business of Food web page here.

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. 

 

9 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7988

Fri, Oct. 8, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
Cream Puffs & Eclairs
 

PATE A CHOUX

PASTRY CREAM

CHOCOLATE GLAZE

Class Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7990

Fri, Oct. 8, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
PAN PIZZA
 

SCRATCH MADE PIZZA DOUGH

CLASSIC MOZZARELLA, TOMATO & BASIL

WHITE SAUCE PIZZA WITH CREMINI MUSHROOMS & SAGE

ARUGULA SALAD W/ CITRONETTE

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

7 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7991

Sat, Oct. 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Cooking From Bestia
 

Join us for three hours of recipes inspired by Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis's beloved L.A. restaurant!

 

BLISTERED SNAP PEAS WITH MINT

ROASTED CAULIFOWER WITH PAPRIKA AOILI

GRILLED WHOLE BRANZINO WITH HERB CONFETTI

GENEVIEVE'S LITTLE GEM SALAD

RICE PUDDING WITH CITRUS CARAMEL AND PISTACHIOS

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$250.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8019

Sun, Oct. 10, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Halloween Macarons
 

 

PUMPKIN MACARONS

MUMMY MACARONS

 

 Class Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

1 opening available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8018

Sun, Oct. 10, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
Halloween Macarons
 

 

PUMPKIN MACARONS

MUMMY MACARONS

 

 Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

in person

All students will be working in pairs at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

9 openings available

$105.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7969

Tue, Oct. 12, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
WORLD VEGETARIAN CUISINE SERIES
 

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

 

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:00pm - 8:30pm
AGES 16+

 


All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

11 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8012

Wed, Oct. 13, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
TECHNIQUE: FISH
 

Nothing fishy about this class! Join us for an informative and hand-on class on the basics of selecting, storing and cooking fish successfully. You'll walk in and learn how to differentiate between fillets and steaks and make a variety of fish dishes and sauces using three different techniques. Our fish is sourced from local purveyors and may change based on seasonality.

Sear, sauté and braise:


MISO SEARED SALMON

BRAISED SEABASS PROVENCAL
 SAUTÉED BRANZINO WITH SAGE AND WHITE BEANS

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7811

Thu, Oct. 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8107

Fri, Oct. 15, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

Discover how simple and delicious it is to make cheeses at home. 

We will discuss the properties of dairy, cultures, rennet, and kefir as we make our own starter to create a variety of simple cheeses. Whey cool!

 

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Mozzarella 

 

Please remember to bring containers with you to class (mason jars and small to medium containers are perfect).

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8013

Fri, Oct. 15, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
DOUGHNUTS
 

L.A. is the world’s donut capital and we couldn’t love frying up tall, pillowy doughnuts more than anything! This class focuses on yeasted doughnuts, a dough that is so versatile it’ll make everything from classic glazed to maple bars, Boston Cream and jam-filled Berliners.

 

BRIOCHE DOUGHNUT DOUGH

PASTRY CREAM

CLASSIC GLAZE

MAPLE GLAZE

CHOCOLATE GLAZE

 

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

13 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8016

Fri, Oct. 15, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

FRIED CHICKEN w/ HOT PEPPER VINEGAR SAUCE

SOUTHERN STYLE CORNBREAD w/ HONEY BUTTER

LONG COOKED MIXED GREENS w/ BACON

CLASSIC BANANA PUDDING

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8014

Sat, Oct. 16, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:00AM - 1:30PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

Class Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

8 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8023

Sat, Oct. 16, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
4-WEEK BAKING FUNDAMENTALS
 

Learn to bake with our Basics course! Our 4-week series is designed to teach you the hows and whys and science of it all so you can decode recipes, learn to how and when to make substitutions and develop techniques for more professional looking and tasting results every time you bake.

 

Week 1: Breakfast Pastries

SCONES, MUFFINS, COFFEE CAKE

 

Week 2: The Cookie Jar!

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, BROWNIES, CUT-OUT COOKIES

 

Week 3: Intro to Breadmaking

MILK BREAD, FOCACCIA, CINNAMON ROLLS

 

Week 4: Classic Desserts

SINGLE LAYER CAKES, COBBLERS, CRISPS

 

 
THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS, FROM 10:00am - 2:00pm
AGES 16+

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

12 openings available

$725.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8021

Sat, Oct. 16, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
PARENT & CHILD: Halloween Treats
 

 

VAMPIRE SANDWICH COOKIES

EYEBALL COOKIES

MONSTER HAYSTACKS

 

 Class Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$150.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8015

Sat, Oct. 16, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
CANNING 101 - LAST FRUIT OF SUMMER!
 

Let’s get rid of the fear and anxiety out of making and storing jams and pickles once and for good….with science and technique! Join us as we gather to make two fruit preserves and a quick refrigerated pickle, dispel myths and learn to can safely and efficiently. Each student will make a batch of strawberry jam, peach preserves and a jar of custom-flavored pickles using fruits and vegetables from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. You will leave class with two approximately 2 small jars of each jam and one jar of pickles. Jars will be provided!

 

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY JAM

PEACH PRESERVES

REFRIGERATOR PICKLES

 

Class Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working individually and in pairs, and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

12 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8020

Sat, Oct. 16, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Chinese Dumplings
 

CHICKEN AND CHIVE POSTICKERS 

CLASSIC PORK SHU MAI 

SOY VINEGAR DIPPING SAUCE

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

6 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8014

Sun, Oct. 17, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:00AM - 1:30PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

Class Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

8 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8017

Sun, Oct. 17, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
4-WEEK FRENCH BAKING SERIES
 

Allez! Let’s bake!! Spend 4 weeks baking up classic tarts, cream puffs and macarons as we. beat, fold, pipe and plate our way to dessert nirvana. Each class will feature additionally demonstrated techniques for those students who are looking to take their presentation up a notch.

 

**PLEASE NOTE WE SKIP HALLOWEEN SUNDAY**

 

Week 1: Cream Puffs

CHOUX A LA CREME

ECLAIRS

 

Week 2: French Macarons

FRENCH & ITALIAN METHOD MACARONS

GANACHES

 

Week 3: Galettes

SEASONAL FRUIT GALETTES

SAVORY CHEESE GALETTES

 

Week 4: Soufflés

CHOCOLATE SOUFFLES

CREME ANGLAISE

 

 
THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS, FROM 2:00pm - 6:00pm
AGES 16+

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

11 openings available

$725.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8009

Wed, Oct. 20, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
IN PERSON: Cooking 101
 

Our most popular series is back in person! Join us as we take your cooking skills from a 1 to 10 in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

Intro to knife skills: you’ll learn how to select, hone and sharpen your knives, perfect dicing, mincing and chopping as you make three of our most-beloved salads and soups.

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

Never, ever have a boring chicken dish again! These simple dishes take under and hour to make and might quickly become your go-tos for lunch or dinner.

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

We’ll cover marinades and pan sauces along with how to select and store your favorite red meats.

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

Nothing fishy here; just a couple of hours of learning how to cook fish with confidence!

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:00pm - 8:30pm
AGES 16+

 


All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

12 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8024

Wed, Oct. 20, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
 

CARAMELIZED ONION CROSTINI

HERB-ROASTED DICED POTATOES WITH GARLIC

ASIAN SLAW WITH GINGER DRESSING

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7812

Thu, Oct. 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8029

Fri, Oct. 22, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
CANNING 101 - LAST FRUIT OF SUMMER!
 

Let’s get rid of the fear and anxiety out of making and storing jams and pickles once and for good….with science and technique! Join us as we gather to make two fruit preserves and a quick refrigerated pickle, dispel myths and learn to can safely and efficiently. Each student will make a batch of strawberry jam, peach preserves and a jar of custom-flavored pickles using fruits and vegetables from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. You will leave class with two approximately 2 small jars of each jam and one jar of pickles. Jars will be provided!

 

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY JAM

PEACH PRESERVES

REFRIGERATOR PICKLES

 

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working individually and in pairs, and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

10 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8042

Fri, Oct. 22, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
 
 

 

RICE PILAF

HOMEMADE PITA BREAD

CLASSIC HUMMUS

SUMAC ROASTED CHICKPEAS

LEBANESE TABBOULEH

BABA GANOUJ

KEFTE (LAMB MEATBALLS) WITH SPICED LABNEH

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

12 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8000

Sat, Oct. 23, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Halloween Breakfast
 

 

PUMPKIN PANCAKES

MUMMY WRAPPED SAUSAGE

SCRAMBLED GREEN EGGS

 

 Class Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8002

Sat, Oct. 23, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
PARENT & CHILD: Halloween Macarons
 

 

PUMPKIN MACARONS

MUMMY MACARONS

 

 Class Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

2 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8026

Sat, Oct. 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Thai Favorites
 

TRADITIONAL PAD THAI

RED CURRY GREEN BEANS

GRILLED PORK SKEWERS w/ CHILI LIME DIPPING SAUCE

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

6 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8003

Sun, Oct. 24, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
Halloween Macarons
 

 

PUMPKIN MACARONS

MUMMY MACARONS

 

 Class Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm PST

in person

All students will be working in pairs at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

14 openings available

$105.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8004

Sun, Oct. 24, 2021 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Get cooking with your friends, family, or co-workers from the comfort of your own home or in our state of the art kitchens! We offer virtual events hosted over zoom for those who want to connect from afar, and in person events for those who would like to get together in our kitchens in Santa Monica.

Prepare a scrumptious meal chosen from our marvelous menus.

Indulge in a dessert class making tasty treats, satisfy your sweet tooth and take home bites for the week.

Relax and uncover your culinary skills – we’ll take care of everything.

  For more information, visit our private party page here!

$0.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8030

Wed, Oct. 27, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
TECHNIQUE: EGGS
 

FLUFFY SCRAMBLE

PERFECT OMELETS

FRIED EGGS

POACHED EGGS

SHIRRED AND CODDLED EGGS

HOMEMADE ENGLISH MUFFINS, HOLLANDAISE

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

15 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8080

Thu, Oct. 28, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8031

Thu, Oct. 28, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
Spanish Tapas
 

SPINACH AND MANCHEGO CROQUETAS
PAN CON TOMATE AND JAMON SERRANO

 

TORTILLA ESPAGNOLA WITH CHARRED SCALLIONS AND ROMESCO
PORK BELLY WITH MEMBRILLO GLAZE
LITTLE GEMS SALAD

 

CLASSIC FLAN

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All individuals will be working in pairs at stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8028

Fri, Oct. 29, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
CAKE DOUGHNUTS & CRUELLERS
 

Do you dream in buttermilk bars? Crisp, light-as-air cruellers? We sure do! Join us as we make classic Old-fashioned cake doughnuts and French Cruellers from dough to frying. There will be glaze. Buckets of glaze…

 

OLD-FASHIONED DOUGHNUTS

BUTTERMILK BARS

FRENCH CRUELLERS

MAPLE GLAZE

CHOCOLATE GLAZE

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

14 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8027

Fri, Oct. 29, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
CONFECTIONS
 

We're learning to master and take all the fear out of candy-making! Join us for three hours of science, craft and wrapping as we learn to make three classic confections.

 

SEA SALT CARAMELS

CLASSIC ENGLISH TOFFEE

NOUGAT

 

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

14 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8063

Fri, Oct. 29, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
DATE NIGHT: Halloween Bash
 

Get on your costume, grab your loved one, and come cook a delicious Fall menu!

 

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI with BROWN BUTTER SAGE

PEPITAS SALAD

POMEGRANATE PEAR CRISP

WITCHES BREW COCKTAIL

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

*PRICE PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

6 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8005

Sat, Oct. 30, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Halloween Treats
 

 

VAMPIRE SANDWICH COOKIES

EYEBALL COOKIES

MONSTER HAYSTACKS

 

 Class Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8006

Sat, Oct. 30, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
PARENT & CHILD: Halloween Treats
 

 

VAMPIRE SANDWICH COOKIES

EYEBALL COOKIES

MONSTER HAYSTACKS

 

 Class Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8007

Sat, Oct. 30, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
PARENT & CHILD: Spooky Sweets
 

 

PUMPKIN RICE KRISPIES

SPIDER COOKIES (HOMEMADE OREOS WITH PRETZEL LEGS)

SPOOKY BARK

 

 Class Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

0 openings available

$150.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8064

Sat, Oct. 30, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Halloween Bash
 

Get on your costume, grab your loved one, and come cook a delicious Fall menu!

 

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI with BROWN BUTTER SAGE

PEPITAS SALAD

POMEGRANATE PEAR CRISP

WITCHES BREW COCKTAIL

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

*PRICE PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

8 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8081

Thu, Nov. 4, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8065

Fri, Nov. 5, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to beautiful, naturally leavened loaves. You'll come into class and shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, gluten and explore the rainbow of flavors and textures of different varieties of heirloom grains (milled in Pasadena at Grist & Toll))! You'll taste Spelt, Rye, Hard Reds and Whites and Sonora wheats before choosing your favorites to make your own bread dough.

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and churn some butter with the loveliest cream from our friends at Straus.

Please bring one large bowl to class, a jar for your starter and a large paper bag to carry your loaves home with! Stone-milled flours from Grist & Toll are available for purchase in our storefront for all your bread-making dreams.

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for two loaves of bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade butter
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

11 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8033

Fri, Nov. 5, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
DATE NIGHT: Pasta 2.0 - Ravioli & More
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 
FRESH EGG PASTA DOUGH
EGG YOLK RAVIOLI
ORECCHIETTE W/ SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI RABE

 

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

4 openings available

$250.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8032

Sat, Nov. 6, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Fall Baking
 

CHOCOLATE DIPPED ACORN COOKIES

PUMPKIN CUPCAKES

BUTTERSCOTCH PARFAITS

 

 Class Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

5 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8034

Sat, Nov. 6, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Pan Pizza
 

SCRATCH MADE PIZZA DOUGH

CLASSIC MOZZARELLA, TOMATO & BASIL

WHITE SAUCE PIZZA WITH CREMINI MUSHROOMS & SAGE

ARUGULA SALAD W/ CITRONETTE

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together a station and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

8 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8095

Sat, Nov. 6, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
TAMALES!
 

Join Michelle Lainez, former Chef from Border Grill, private chef and butcher, for a fun and informative session on Tamale making.

MASA WITH HEIRLOOM CORN

CHICKEN TAMALES

PORK TAMALES

CHEESE TAMALES

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

9 openings available

$125.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8035

Sun, Nov. 7, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Baked Goods
 

Buckle up and turn your ovens on- it’s about to get cold outside and we need something sweet! Join us for a regional, seasonal take on one-bowl desserts.

 

PEAR POMEGRANATE CRISP

OLIVE OIL CAKE WITH BROWN BUTTER BUTTERCREAM

MINI BROWN SUGAR BUNDT CAKE WITH GLAZE

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All individuals will be working in pairs and are required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

13 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8089

Tue, Nov. 9, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE TASTING 101
 

Join us for a delicious, mind-bending chocolate experience. Our 90-minute Chocolate 101 tasting class will transport you around the equator to witness how cacao is grown and later turned into chocolate.  We will learn the difference between mass-produced chocolate, coating chocolate, baking chocolate, couverture chocolate and craft chocolate. You'll sample a wide range of chocolates from white to milk and dark, ranging from classic bars you grew up with to fine-flavor chocolate. Chocolate educator Ruth Kennison will teach you how to use all your senses to learn how to discern fine-flavored chocolate from industrial chocolate and answer all your chocolate questions.

 

Class Time: 6pm - 7:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

11 openings available

$50.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8082

Thu, Nov. 11, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8067

Fri, Nov. 12, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Crisps & Buckles
 

Buckle up and turn your ovens on- it’s about to get cold outside and we need something sweet! Join us for a regional, seasonal take on one-bowl desserts.

 

PEAR AND POMEGRANATE CRISP

FRUIT BUCKLE (there may be some peaches left at market)!

BUTTERSCOTCH CARAMEL SAUCE (because it goes with EVERYTHING)

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All individuals will be working in pairs and are required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8046

Fri, Nov. 12, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
DATE NIGHT: French Bistro
 

STEAK AU POIVRE

CLASSIC POTATO GRATIN

BUTTER LETTUCE SALAD

FRENCH APPLE CAKE

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

*PRICE PER COUPLE*

All couples will be working together at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

6 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8044

Sat, Nov. 13, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
 

CARAMELIZED ONION CROSTINI

HERB-ROASTED DICED POTATOES WITH GARLIC

ASIAN SLAW WITH GINGER DRESSING

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

14 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8045

Sat, Nov. 13, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
SUSHI 101
 

PERFECT SUSHI RICE

SPICY TUNA ROLLS

VEGETARIAN ROLLS

NIGIRI

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All individuals will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8061

Sun, Nov. 14, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
FRENCH MACARONS (THE FRENCH METHOD)
 

CLASSIC ALMOND SHELLS

COLORFUL SHELLS

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Class Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8096

Sun, Nov. 14, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
TAMALES!
 

Join Michelle Lainez, former Chef from Border Grill, private chef and butcher, for a fun and informative session on Tamale making.

MASA WITH HEIRLOOM CORN

CHICKEN TAMALES

PORK TAMALES

CHEESE TAMALES

 

Class Time: 2:30pm - 6:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8090

Tue, Nov. 16, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE TASTING 201
 

Our fascinating 90-minute Chocolate 201 tasting class is a deeper dive into chocolate tasting. You'll sample a wide range of specialty chocolates, some with limited availability. Chocolate educator Ruth Kennison will teach you how to use all your senses to learn how to discern chocolate grown in, say, Madagascar from varieties sourced from Ghana, Peru and elsewhere, and answer all your chocolate questions along the way.

 

Class Time: 6pm - 7:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

0 openings available

$50.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8036

Wed, Nov. 17, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
TECHNIQUE: CHICKEN
 

WHOLE CHICKEN BREAKDOWN

BRAISED HONEY VINEGAR CHICKEN

CRISPY CHICKEN WITH CAPERS & SAGE

HOMEMADE CHICKEN BROTH

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8083

Thu, Nov. 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8053

Fri, Nov. 19, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
FALL PIES
 

ALL BUTTER PIE CRUST

DOUBLE CRUST APPLE PIE

HAND PIES

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8066

Fri, Nov. 19, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

CHICKEN AND CHIVE POSTICKERS 

CLASSIC PORK SHU MAI 

SOY VINEGAR DIPPING SAUCE

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8040

Sat, Nov. 20, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
THANKSGIVING SIDES
 

ROASTED DELICATA SQUASH WITH APPLES AND SAGE

ROSEMARY FOCACCIA

SHAVED BRUSSEL SPROUTS SALAD

SAUTEED GREEN BEANS WITH LEMON

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

14 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8038

Sat, Nov. 20, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Thanksgiving Breakfast Treats
 

SWEET TURKEYS (CINNAMON ROLLS WITH MILLIONAIRES BACON TAILS)

PUMPKIN SCONES

 

 Class Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

4 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8037

Sat, Nov. 20, 2021 @ 1:30 PM
PARENT & CHILD: Thanksgiving Meal
 

ROAST TURKEY LEGS

MASHED POTATOES

SPINACH SALAD WITH CRANBERRIES

 

 Class Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

6 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8041

Sat, Nov. 20, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
THE THANKSGIVING MEAL
 

ROAST CHICKEN

HOMEMADE GRAVY

SCALLOPED AU GRATIN POTATO

KALE & BUTTERNUT SQUASH SALAD

CORNBREAD MUFFINS

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8043

Sat, Nov. 20, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Fresh Pasta
 

PASTA DOUGH

SIMPLE TOMATO SAUCE

ARUGULA FENNEL SALAD

BERRY VANILLA PANA COTTA

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

*PRICE PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$210.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8039

Sun, Nov. 21, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to beautiful, naturally leavened loaves. You'll come into class and shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, gluten and explore the rainbow of flavors and textures of different varieties of heirloom grains (milled in Pasadena at Grist & Toll))! You'll taste Spelt, Rye, Hard Reds and Whites and Sonora wheats before choosing your favorites to make your own bread dough.

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and churn some butter with the loveliest cream from our friends at Straus.

Please bring one large bowl to class, a jar for your starter and a large paper bag to carry your loaves home with! Stone-milled flours from Grist & Toll are available for purchase in our storefront for all your bread-making dreams.

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for two loaves of bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade butter
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

8 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8106

Sun, Nov. 21, 2021 @ 3:30 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you

Homemade Food Operations Act
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

Learn more about our alumns and clients on our Business of Food web page here.

Class Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm PST 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. 

 

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8010

Wed, Nov. 24, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
10th ANNUAL BAKE & TAKE: Thanksgiving Pies
 

ALL BUTTER PIE CRUST

DOUBLE CRUST APPLE PIE

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST PUMPKIN PIE

Class Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

12 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8011

Wed, Nov. 24, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
10th ANNUAL BAKE & TAKE: Thanksgiving Pies
 

ALL BUTTER PIE CRUST

DOUBLE CRUST APPLE PIE

COOKIE CRUST PECAN PIE

Class Time: 2:30pm - 6:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8059

Wed, Nov. 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
(Virtual Class) Thanksgiving Prep
 

BRINED THANKSGIVING TURKEY

VEGETABLE DICING & PREP 

STUFFING PREP

...AND TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST!

 

This is an online class.  Class Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. 

CLASS OUTLINE:  Once registered for class, you’ll receive a Class Outline that includes the ingredients, equipment and other things needed to prepare for class including: Menus; Recipes; Shopping and Equipment Lists; and any relevant instructions for preparation.  Please read thoroughly!  Your Zoom meeting info will be sent separately prior to class. 

29 openings available

$35.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8070

Wed, Dec. 1, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
TECHNIQUE: FISH
 

Nothing fishy about this class! Join us for an informative and hand-on class on the basics of selecting, storing and cooking fish successfully. You'll walk in and learn how to differentiate between fillets and steaks and make a variety of fish dishes and sauces using three different techniques. Our fish is sourced from local purveyors and may change based on seasonality.

Sear, sauté and braise:


MISO SEARED SALMON

BRAISED SEABASS PROVENCAL
 SAUTÉED BRANZINO WITH SAGE AND WHITE BEANS

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8084

Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8078

Fri, Dec. 3, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
DOUGHNUTS
 

L.A. is the world’s donut capital and we couldn’t love frying up tall, pillowy doughnuts more than anything! This class focuses on yeasted doughnuts, a dough that is so versatile it’ll make everything from classic glazed to maple bars, Boston Cream and jam-filled Berliners.

 

BRIOCHE DOUGHNUT DOUGH

PASTRY CREAM

CLASSIC GLAZE

MAPLE GLAZE

CHOCOLATE GLAZE

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8098

Fri, Dec. 3, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
TAMALES!
 

Join Michelle Lainez, former Chef from Border Grill, private chef and butcher, for a fun and informative session on Tamale making.

MASA WITH HEIRLOOM CORN

CHICKEN TAMALES

PORK TAMALES

CHEESE TAMALES

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8056

Fri, Dec. 3, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
DATE NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
 

WHOLE BRANZINO

GRILLED ENDIVE SALAD

LEMON AND HERB RISOTTO
PISTACHIO AND OLIVE OIL CAKE

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

*PRICE PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

5 openings available

$250.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8047

Sat, Dec. 4, 2021 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:30AM - 2:00PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

Class Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

10 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8076

Sat, Dec. 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
TECHNIQUE: SAUCES
 

ROAST CHICKEN W/ PAN SAUCE

BECHAMEL (HOMEMADE MAC & CHEESE)

SIMPLE TO-GO SAUCES: ROMESCO, CHIMICHURRI, & KALE PESTO

 

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

15 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8077

Sat, Dec. 4, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
THAI FAVORITES
 

TRADITIONAL PAD THAI

RED CURRY GREEN BEANS

GRILLED PORK SKEWERS w/ CHILI LIME DIPPING SAUCE

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8047

Sun, Dec. 5, 2021 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:30AM - 2:00PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

 Class Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

10 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8068

Wed, Dec. 8, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
TECHNIQUE: Beef
 

MEATLOAF

STEAK DIANNE

HOISIN BRAISED BEEF

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8085

Thu, Dec. 9, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8048

Fri, Dec. 10, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to beautiful, naturally leavened loaves. You'll come into class and shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, gluten and explore the rainbow of flavors and textures of different varieties of heirloom grains (milled in Pasadena at Grist & Toll))! You'll taste Spelt, Rye, Hard Reds and Whites and Sonora wheats before choosing your favorites to make your own bread dough.

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and churn some butter with the loveliest cream from our friends at Straus.

Please bring one large bowl to class, a jar for your starter and a large paper bag to carry your loaves home with! Stone-milled flours from Grist & Toll are available for purchase in our storefront for all your bread-making dreams.

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for two loaves of bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade butter
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

12 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8074

Fri, Dec. 10, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
PASTA 2.0 - RAVIOLI & MORE
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 
FRESH EGG PASTA DOUGH
EGG YOLK RAVIOLI
ORECCHIETTE W/ SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI RABE

 

 

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8049

Sat, Dec. 11, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Christmas Cookie Tin
 

SNOWMEN COOKIES

ICED GINGERBREAD PEOPLE

JAMMY THUMBPRINT

 

 Class Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

3 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8073

Sat, Dec. 11, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
Holiday Macarons
 

VANILLA MACARONS SHELLS

INTENSELY VANILLA WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE 

 

CHOCOLATE MACARONS SHELLS

ESPRESSO GANACHE

 

 Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

in person

All students will be working in pairs at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

14 openings available

$105.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8075

Sat, Dec. 11, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Fried Chicken Dinner
 

FRIED CHICKEN w/ HOT PEPPER VINEGAR SAUCE

SOUTHERN STYLE CORNBREAD w/ HONEY BUTTER

LONG COOKED MIXED GREENS w/ BACON

CLASSIC BANANA PUDDING

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

8 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8060

Sun, Dec. 12, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
10TH ANNUAL YULE LOG CLASS!
 

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log!  Spend the morning with Chef Clémence 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
 

Class Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

5 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8097

Sun, Dec. 12, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
TAMALES!
 

Join Michelle Lainez, former Chef from Border Grill, private chef and butcher, for a fun and informative session on Tamale making.

MASA WITH HEIRLOOM CORN

CHICKEN TAMALES

PORK TAMALES

CHEESE TAMALES

 

Class Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8069

Wed, Dec. 15, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
 

CARAMELIZED ONION CROSTINI

HERB-ROASTED DICED POTATOES WITH GARLIC

ASIAN SLAW WITH GINGER DRESSING

Class Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8086

Thu, Dec. 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8054

Fri, Dec. 17, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
CLASSIC HOLIDAY COOKIES
 

RUGELACH

LINZER

GINGERBREAD PEOPLE

SNOWBALLS

 

Class Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

8 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8062

Sat, Dec. 18, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
EUROPEAN HOLIDAY COOKIES
 

FLODEBOLLER

HAZELNUT LINZER COOKIES

COCOA NIB SNOWBALLS

 

Class Time: 10:00pm - 1:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

10 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8071

Sat, Dec. 18, 2021 @ 10:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Christmas Treats
 

GINGER REINDEER COOKIES

PEPPERMINT COOKIE BARK

CHRISTMAS TREE RICE KRISPIES

 

 Class Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$150.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8072

Sat, Dec. 18, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
DATE NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
 

SPINACH AND MANCHEGO CROQUETAS
PAN CON TOMATE AND JAMON SERRANO

 

TORTILLA ESPAGNOLA WITH CHARRED SCALLIONS AND ROMESCO
PORK BELLY WITH MEMBRILLO GLAZE
LITTLE GEMS SALAD

 

CLASSIC FLAN

 

Class Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST

 

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All couples will be working together at their stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

6 openings available

$250.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8050

Sun, Dec. 19, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
10TH ANNUAL YULE LOG CLASS!
 

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log!  Spend the morning with Chef Clémence 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
 

Class Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

12 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8057

Sun, Dec. 19, 2021 @ 3:00 PM
Holiday Macarons
 

VANILLA MACARONS SHELLS

INTENSELY VANILLA WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE 

 

CHOCOLATE MACARONS SHELLS

ESPRESSO GANACHE

 

 Class Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm PST

in person

All students will be working in pairs at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

15 openings available

$105.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8093

Mon, Dec. 20, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN CLASS: Classic Holiday Cookies
 

RUGELACH

LINZER

GINGERBREAD PEOPLE

SNOWBALLS

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 12 - 16.

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8094

Tue, Dec. 21, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN CLASS: Holiday Macarons
 

VANILLA MACARONS SHELLS

INTENSELY VANILLA WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE 

 

CHOCOLATE MACARONS SHELLS

ESPRESSO GANACHE

 

 Class Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PST

in person

CLASS FOR AGES 12 - 16

All students will be working in pairs at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8079

Wed, Dec. 22, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
CHRISTMAS MORNING CINNAMON ROLLS & COFFEE CAKE
 

CINNAMON ROLLS

COFFEE CAKE

 

Class Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working in pairs and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8052

Thu, Dec. 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
10TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!
 

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log!  Spend the morning with Chef Clémence 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
 

Class Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

9 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8087

Thu, Dec. 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8051

Thu, Dec. 23, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
10TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!
 

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log!  Spend the afternoon with Chef Clémence 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
 

Class Time: 2:30pm - 6:30pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

12 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8058

Fri, Dec. 24, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Cookies For Santa!
 

SNOWMEN COOKIES

ICED GINGERBREAD PEOPLE

JAMMY THUMBPRINT

 

 Class Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm PST

in person

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES. REQUIRE 1 ADULT PER 1 CHILD. CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 6 - 11 YEARS OF AGE.

All pairs will be working at their own stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

7 openings available

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8091

Mon, Dec. 27, 2021 @ 9:30 AM
(Virtual Class) 2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:30AM - 1:00PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

This is an online class.  Class Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 12+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. 

This two-day class will meet for 3.5 hours each day (you’ll be assigned a 2-minute homework of mixing yeast with water and flour for the evening before the first class) and be limited to 12 participants. 

 

CLASS OUTLINE:  Once registered for class, you’ll receive a Class Outline that includes the ingredients, equipment and other things needed to prepare for class including: Menus; Recipes; Shopping and Equipment Lists; and any relevant instructions for preparation.  Please read thoroughly!  Your Zoom meeting info will be sent separately prior to class. 

6 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8091

Tue, Dec. 28, 2021 @ 9:30 AM
(Virtual Class) 2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:30AM - 1:00PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT

BRIOCHE

LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

 

This is an online class.  Class Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 12+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. 

This two-day class will meet for 3.5 hours each day (you’ll be assigned a 2-minute homework of mixing yeast with water and flour for the evening before the first class) and be limited to 12 participants. 

 

CLASS OUTLINE:  Once registered for class, you’ll receive a Class Outline that includes the ingredients, equipment and other things needed to prepare for class including: Menus; Recipes; Shopping and Equipment Lists; and any relevant instructions for preparation.  Please read thoroughly!  Your Zoom meeting info will be sent separately prior to class. 

6 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8092

Thu, Dec. 30, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to beautiful, naturally leavened loaves. You'll come into class and shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, gluten and explore the rainbow of flavors and textures of different varieties of heirloom grains (milled in Pasadena at Grist & Toll))! You'll taste Spelt, Rye, Hard Reds and Whites and Sonora wheats before choosing your favorites to make your own bread dough.

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and churn some butter with the loveliest cream from our friends at Straus.

Please bring one large bowl to class, a jar for your starter and a large paper bag to carry your loaves home with! Stone-milled flours from Grist & Toll are available for purchase in our storefront for all your bread-making dreams.

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for two loaves of bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade butter
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

 

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

12 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8088

Thu, Dec. 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
KNIFE SHARPENING DAY
 

Every Thursday is Knife Sharpening Day at The Gourmandise School.  It's so important to keep your knives sharp!  Keeping your knives sharp makes a huge difference in your prep process.  It also is a good way to prevent accidental cuts.  To really know how to handle and care for your knives, sign up for our Knife Skills Technique Class. 

You can drop off your knives by 5pm Wednesdays, and pick them up anytime after 2pm Thursdays

Drop off and pick up at our retail shop on the first floor!

See the Knife Sharpening Page for Prices

Or for any questions, gives us a call at the front desk or email receptionist@thegourmandiseschool.com

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
 
Cobbler