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The Gourmandise School
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica CA 90401
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2138

Mon, Mar. 30, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Cookie Decorating: The Easter Basket
 

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

The focus of this class will be cookie decorating technique -- and we'll get inspiration from this sweet Spring season and holiday.  Cookies will be baked and ready to decorate when you enter class.  We will prepare and color royal icing in various consistencies necessary to learn decorating techniques such as piping, flooding, scripting, quilting, detailed piping, lace pattern, and wet-on-wet.  Don't forget your container -- ou will take home a set of beautiful cookies, hand-decorated by you! 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

6 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2147

Tue, Mar. 31, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic French Desserts
 

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

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

3 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2111

Tue, Mar. 31, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Neapolitan Pizza
 

Ciao Ragazzi! Join us for a delightful evening of traditional Neapolitan pizza making just like they do in Naples. We'll make beautiful light dough and top it with classic tomato sauce, homemade mozzeralla and ricotta. 

Traditional Neapolitan Pizza Dough, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Tomato Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

5 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2180

Wed, Apr. 1, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Healthy and Fast: Spring Salads
 
Use the best of local grains and easy to source farmers market ingredients to create do-ahead meals for the week! Bring containers- mason jars are great- so you can keep enjoying these dishes throughout the week.

Classic Salade Nicoise, Burrata and Snap Pea Salad, Three Bean Salad, Housemade Vinaigrette three ways

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2139

Wed, Apr. 1, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Cookie Decorating: The Easter Basket
 

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

The focus of this class will be cookie decorating technique -- and we'll get inspiration from this sweet Spring season and holiday.  Cookies will be baked and ready to decorate when you enter class.  We will prepare and color royal icing in various consistencies necessary to learn decorating techniques such as piping, flooding, scripting, quilting, detailed piping, lace pattern, and wet-on-wet.  Don't forget your container -- ou will take home a set of beautiful cookies, hand-decorated by you! 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

7 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2134

Thu, Apr. 2, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Deep Dish Pizza
 

Do you dream of rich, thick, deep dish sauce-filled pizzas? Join native Chicagoan Sofia Martin as she schools you on this impossibly delicious favorite.

Classic Deep-Dish Butter Crust; House Salad with Italian Vinaigrette; Meat Lover's Pizza, Cheese Lover's Pizza, Marinara Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

1 opening available

$95.00

Chef Sofia

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2170

Fri, Apr. 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Canning: Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Seasonal Jams and Preserves; Pickles


 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

9 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2132

Sat, Apr. 4, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Couples Brunch
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for a hands-on Brunch experience. All our classes are BYOB.
 
Chocolate Chip Banana Coffee Cake * Eggs Benedict on Handmade English Muffins * Spinach and Strawberry Salad * Mimosas and Coffee
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price per couple*

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

1 opening available

$190.00

Chef Sofia

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2078

Sat, Apr. 4, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Vegan, GF and Delicious Baking Class
 
Join us for a fun and tasty baking class without eggs, dairy or refined sugar. We'll use a variety of gluten free grains and flours to create scrumptious treats with Vegan chef Christine Oppenheim.
Black Bean Brownie Bites 
Buttermilk Biscuits with Gravy 
Quinoa Banana Blueberry Muffins
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

8 openings available

$85.00

Chef Christine

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2109

Mon, Apr. 6, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cookies, Brownies and Bars
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2177

Mon, Apr. 6, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Sandwich Cookies
 
Bake, fill and eat your favorite sandwich cookies! Learn to make your childhood favorites with a gourmet twist.
 
 
Peanut butter Toffee with Salted Caramels and Peanut Butter Buttercream; Chocolate shortbread with Chocolate Fudge Filling;
Housemade Oreos with Vanilla Buttercream
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

9 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2151

Tue, Apr. 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Cheesemaking
 

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

 

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

6 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2113

Tue, Apr. 7, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Sticky Buns and Cinnamon Rolls
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

7 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2154

Wed, Apr. 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Farmers Market Meals
 
Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market.
 
Chicken Pot Pies; Honey Roasted Carrots; Braised Fennel; Hand Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2158

Thu, Apr. 9, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Onigiri Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 

Join local grain expert and cookbook author Sonoko Sakai as she teaches you through the pages of her newest cookbook on Onigiri.


Breakfast Onigiri * Umeboshi and Shiso Leaf Onigiri * Spicy Miso and Chive Onigiri * Teriaki Chicken Onigiri * Curry Shrimp Onigiri * Mochi with fresh fruit


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 In our culture, grains are often served as a side dish. In Japan, grains, especially rice is the centerpiece of a satisfying meal. Rice is nourishing, delicious, versatile and gluten free. It is the most consumed grain eaten in its whole form.  Sonoko Sakai, Japanese food writer and teacher, and founder of Common Grains will share her knowledge and passion for rice and other grains. Currently at work on Ricecraft - Adventures in Onigiri - Japan's Artful Fingerfood (Chronicle Books - Spring 2016), Sonoko will introduce you to a variety of classic and modern Japanese Onigiri dishes. We will use brown, white rice and rice with other whole grains and beans.  Sonoko will demonstrate how to make warm miso soup and miso vegetable pickles. 

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

10 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2159

Thu, Apr. 9, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Bento Box Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 

Join Common Grains founder and local grain expert Sonoko Sakai for an unforgettable class! You will learn how to artfully present a delicious bento box.

Teriyaki chicken with ginger and chives * Pork Tonkatsu with Shredded cabbage
Brown and Multi-grain Onigiri rice balls with flaky salmon and shiso and * Eggplant miso fillings and nori seaweed * Green beans with sesame sauce
Tamago - Japanese omelete with chives * Fruit salad * Miso Soup * Homemade Pickles

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

1 opening available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2150

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

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

3 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2228

Fri, Apr. 10, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Risotto and Arancini
 

Join us for three hours of stirring, shaping and frying with locally sourced rice. You'll make your own Mozzarella, Breadcrumbs- so bring containers with you to class!

Spring Risotto, Brown Rice Arancini, Mozzarella, Homemade Breadcrumbs, Heirlooom Tomato Salad

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2140

Fri, Apr. 10, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Spring Cupcakes
 

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

Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes, Black Forest Cupcakes, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

3 openings available

$95.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2208

Sat, Apr. 11, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Whole Pig Butchering with Nyesha Arrington
 

Have you wondered how to shop for meats at the farmers market?  Join us for a very special event with pork from Peads and Barnett, who will bring along one of their famous heritage pork breeds for one of L.A.'s favorite chefs to break down. Chef Nyesha Arrington will demonsrate how to break down the pig, make sausage and how to cook various cuts.  The Follow That Chef classes are are free of charge and require RSVP.  

Menu

TBD.

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2079

Sat, Apr. 11, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Veggie Burgers
 
Tired of buying pre-packaged veggie burgers? Find out how fun and easy it is to make your own! Just in time for your summer barbecue with the delicious with Vegan chef Christine Oppenheim.
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
Lentil Mushroom Burgers 
Tangy Jicama Slaw 
Roasted Red Pepper Barbecue Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

5 openings available

$85.00

Chef Christine

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2181

Sat, Apr. 11, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Couples Night: Vegetarian Indian
 

Come learn the unique characteristic of the ingredients used in  Indian cuisine and how to use them. You'll how to blend spices, their importance in the Indian Sub continent in reference to regional cultures and history.  Join Chef Senthil Krishnamurthy and learn his authentic simplest recipes that will help you make them on your own at home.

Menu TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef Senthil

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2080

Sun, Apr. 12, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
The Croissants Class
 

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

The Steps: Preferment; Lamination; Turns; Proofing


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

 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

0 openings available

$275.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2210

Sun, Apr. 12, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Private Event
 

Private Party

$0.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2126

Mon, Apr. 13, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Making Chocolate Basics
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2215

Mon, Apr. 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

3 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2201

Tue, Apr. 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cakes and Cupcakes
 
Does baking cakes from scratch mystify you? Do you want to improve your recipes and make the loveliest, fluffiest cakes around? Join us for 4 hours of creaming, beating and baking three cakes and two frostings. Bring a box with you- each person will bring home a decorated 6" cake and a dozen cupcakes.
 
Carrot Cake with Roasted Pistachios and Cream Cheese Buttercream, Lemon Chiffon Cake with Toasted Meringue,
Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2125

Tue, Apr. 14, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Farmers Market Meals
 

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

 
Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Lasagne; French Carrot Salad; Aracnini; Roasted Strawberries with Sweet and Savory Biscuits

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

4 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2194

Wed, Apr. 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to French Macarons
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons; Italian Buttercream; Salted Caramel 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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


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

6 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2116

Wed, Apr. 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to Cake Decorating
 
The sweetest looking cakes must taste as decadent as they look. Join us for an afternoon of techniques that will have you making beautiful, clean and stable cakes for your special occasions. Each student will work with their own cake (we will bake it for you)!, learn to cut even layers, fill and crumb coat the cakes. Once masked, the cakes will be decorated with your choice of piping techniques after a piping lesson.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2212

Thu, Apr. 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
The Empanadas Class
 

Learn the secrets of perfectly shaped and cooked Empanadas and Pupusas from acclaimed chef Roxana Jullapat. You'll also learn how to make Masa and a delicious Columbian flan. This class is taught in English. For this class taught in Spanish, check out the March 20th date.

 

Pupusas * Spinach and Cheese Empanadas * Masa 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

6 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2268

Thu, Apr. 16, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Free Vanilla Demo and Book Signing with Natasha MacAller
 

Discover the secrets of Vanilla in recipes both sweet and savory. This special demonstration and book signing will take place from 7-9pm and is free of charge, though RSVP is required.

Smoked Salmon Tartine with herb goats cheese and a savory vanilla sabayon, Banana Polenta Upside Down Cake with Vanilla Creme Fraiche Sherbet

THIS IS A 2 HOUR DEMO

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

17 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2114

Fri, Apr. 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Sticky Buns and Cinnamon Rolls
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

9 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2213

Fri, Apr. 17, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Steakhouse
 
Grab your significant other and join Chef Gill for an evening recreating your favorite steakhouse.  You and your sweetie will learn how to create the perfect steakhouse celebritory meal at home.

Classic Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps; Pan-Seared Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom & Red Wine Pan Sauce; Roasted Duck Fat Potatoes; Wine-Poached Pears with Dark Chocolate Drizzle


**Please note price is per couple

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 21 and up.

3 openings available

$200.00

Chef Gill

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2122

Sat, Apr. 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
A Passage to India 3
 

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

Shrimp Tikka Masala * Cumin Pulao * Naan * Dhaal Taduka * Red Onion Raita

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

1 opening available

$95.00

Chef Senthil

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2211

Sat, Apr. 18, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Private Event
 

Private Party

$0.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2214

Sat, Apr. 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Couples Night: Big Easy
 

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

Shrimp Remoulade Salad; Andouille Sausage(Pork) and Chicken Jambalaya; Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


*Price per couple*

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

4 openings available

$190.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2153

Sun, Apr. 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Springtime Brunch
 

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

Egg-in-a-Latke, Housemade Granola, Buckwheat Pancakes with Seasonal Compote, Homemade Yogurt

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

2 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2101

Sun, Apr. 19, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
The Caramels Class
 

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

Chocolate honey cocoa nib caramels * Beer and pretzel caramels * Fleur de sel caramels * Caramel sauce

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS


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

8 openings available

$125.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2156

Mon, Apr. 20, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
A Sweet Dessert Buffet
 

Host the finest tea with this adorable collection of miniature desserts. You'll learn to finesse your finishing work and make the most delicate sweets with our favorite decorator Chef Aubray.

Lemon Raspberry Tartlets * Chocolate-dipped Lavender Shortbread * Mini Giandujua Cheesecakes * Butter Mints

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

6 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2216

Mon, Apr. 20, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Grain Free Mediterranean
 

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

 Zucchini Hummus with Grain Free Pita; Lamb** Meatballs; Cauliflower Tabouli; Honey Date Truffles

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

**please let us know if you don't eat lamb. we can substitute it for you

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2127

Tue, Apr. 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Handmade Confections
 

Bring a box with you- because you're going to create a buffet of gift-giving-ready confections to knock the socks off your sweethearts. You will learn the science behind making successful candies, all without corn syrup and all customized.


Marshmallows * Pecan Brittle * Nougat * Rochers

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2129

Tue, Apr. 21, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Empanadas Class
 

Learn the secrets of perfectly shaped and cooked Empanadas and Pupusas from acclaimed chef Roxana Jullapat. You'll also learn how to make Masa and a delicious Columbian flan. This class is taught in English. For this class taught in Spanish, check out the March 20th date.

 

Pupusas * Spinach and Cheese Empanadas * Masa

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2220

Wed, Apr. 22, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Petit Fours
 

Bake and decorate dainty little petit fours with us! We will bake impossibly thin and delicate layers, warm and whisk two kinds of fillings and create a shiny, mirrored glaze and decorative touches for the individual squares.

 
Vanilla Bean Petit Fours with Mocha Buttercream and Chocolate Glaze * Matcha Petit Fours with Passionfruit Buttercream * Mirrored Glazes * Black Currant Gelee

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS


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

4 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2144

Wed, Apr. 22, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Ravioli with Chef Stefano DeLorenzo
 

Join Chef Stefano for an evening of perfect ravioli. You'll make your own pasta dough, filling and sauce with this favorite Los Angeles chef.

Menu TBD based on Farmers Market availability.
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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

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

2 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2160

Thu, Apr. 23, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Soba Noodle Workshop
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a traditional Japanese soba noodle making workshop. You will learn to make and shape these buckwheat noodles from scratch and make the sauces and hot broths using the essential ingredients in the Japanese pantry. You will learn how to use dried bonito flakes, konbu seaweed, dried shitake mushrooms, and koji fermented seasonings like miso.  The soba noodles will be made with a blend of Japanese milled soba grade buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. 
 

Menu

Soba chips with sea salt

Hand made fresh soba noodles  

 with roasted ground walnuts dipping sauce

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

Quick koji turnip and apricot pickles with konbu seaweed and lemon

Seasonal fruit agar jelly with Okinawa brown sugar  syrup  


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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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

1 opening available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2161

Thu, Apr. 23, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Onigiri Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 

Join local grain expert and cookbook author Sonoko Sakai as she teaches you through the pages of her newest cookbook on Onigri.


Breakfast Onigiri * Umeboshi and Shiso Leaf Onigiri * Spicy Miso and Chive Onigiri * Teriaki Chicken Onigiri * Curry Shrimp Onigiri * Mochi with fresh fruit


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 In our culture, grains are often served as a side dish. In Japan, grains, especially rice is the centerpiece of a satisfying meal. Rice is nourishing, delicious, versatile and gluten free. It is the most consumed grain eaten in its whole form.  Sonoko Sakai, Japanese food writer and teacher, and founder of Common Grains will share her knowledge and passion for rice and other grains. Currently at work on Ricecraft - Adventures in Onigiri - Japan's Artful Fingerfood (Chronicle Books - Spring 2016), Sonoko will introduce you to a variety of classic and modern Japanese Onigiri dishes. We will use brown, white rice and rice with other whole grains and beans.  Sonoko will demonstrate how to make warm miso soup and miso vegetable pickles. 

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

 

2 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2112

Fri, Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Neapolitan Pizza
 

Ciao Ragazzi! Join us for a delightful evening of traditional Neapolitan pizza making just like they do in Naples. We'll make beautiful light dough and top it with classic tomato sauce, homemade mozzeralla and ricotta. 

Traditional Neapolitan Pizza Dough, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Tomato Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2218

Fri, Apr. 24, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to Cheesemaking
 

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

 

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2217

Fri, Apr. 24, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Private Event
 

Private Party

$0.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2135

Sat, Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Lunch at the Gastropub
 

Pull up a stool and get your pub dining on! Let our culinary travel tour expert Sofia Martin guide you through these favorites from scratch- you'll learn to make your own Brioche, dip and dreamy Bechamel for an unforgettable Macaroni and Cheese.

Pulled Pork Sliders * Spinach and Artichoke Dip * Baked Mac and Cheese * Warm Brioche Bread Pudding

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

7 openings available

$95.00

Chef Sofia

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2186

Sat, Apr. 25, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Secrets of Seafood
 

Join Chef Gill for an evening of breaking down fish and three preparations for seasonal fish.

Poached Shrimp with Ginger Lime Sauce
Sauteed Trout Filet with Dill and Parsley
Roast Salmon Filet with Lemon Butter with New Potatoes and Asparagus

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2155

Sun, Apr. 26, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
The Pot Pies Class
 

Pot Pies are back!  Perfect your flaky crust and biscuit toppings and make a creamy veloute while chicken and vegetables are roasting.  You'll be bringing home a variety of pies, so bring a container if you can!

 
Roasted Chicken Pot Pie in a Flaky Crust; Vegetable Pot Pie with Asiago Biscuit Top

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

 

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2165

Sun, Apr. 26, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
The Business of Food
 

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

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


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

-Commercial Kitchen Design

-Equipment

-Cost of Maintenance

-Start-up costs

-Renting Commercial Kitchens

-Farmer's Markets and Festivals

-Turning recipes into formulas

-How to figure out food costs

-Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients

-Packaging and shipping

-UPC codes and Nutritional Labels

 

This is a 3 hour class

 

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

9 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2166

Mon, Apr. 27, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Modern Tarts
 
Go bold with techniques and flavors to impress the sweetooths in your life. You'll master the delicate, melt-in-your-mouth tart crust, sinful fillings and three awesome decorating techniques that will change how you present desserts. Bring on the torch!
 
Butterscotch Budino Tarts * Passionfruit Meringue Tarts * Bananas Foster Tarts 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

9 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2277

Mon, Apr. 27, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to Pasta
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2219

Mon, Apr. 27, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Knife Skills 101
 

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

0 openings available

$85.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2197

Tue, Apr. 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Simple, Sinful Breafast Pastries
 

Wake up!  It's time for a breakfast treat!  Join us for three hours of deliciously easy recipes that will have your family and friends clamoring for more.  These recipes require less than 10 minutes of prep time and use ingredients you're likely to already have.  Bring a container or two with you- you'll be bringing home breakfast for the next few days!

Jam Crumble Cake; Classic Coffee Cake; Caramel Banana Bread; Cider-glazed Apple Fritters
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2148

Tue, Apr. 28, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Rustic French Desserts
 

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

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

4 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2173

Wed, Apr. 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Baking with Olive Oil
 
Let the fruity flavors of California Olive Oil shine in these rich and decadent desserts.  It's a delicious time!
 
Pumpkin Olive Oil Spiced Loaf; Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue;
Chocolate and Blood Orange Olive Oil Cookies; Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Bread
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2263

Wed, Apr. 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Mother's Day Cookie Decorating
 

The focus of this class will be cookie decorating technique to make a beautiful gilded tea set. Cookies will be baked and ready to decorate when you enter class.  We will prepare and color royal icing in various consistencies necessary to learn decorating techniques including scripting, wet-on-wet roses, detailed piping, eyelet lace, and using luster dust to put the finishing touch on these precious cookies.  Don't forget a container -- you will take home a set of beautiful cookies, hand-decorated by you! 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

9 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2272

Wed, Apr. 29, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Pan Dulce en Espanol
 

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

Pan Dulce *  Conchas * Pan del Muerto

ESTA CLASE DURA 3 HORAS Y ES COMPLETAMENTE EN ESPAñOL

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2244

Thu, Apr. 30, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Old School Desserts
 

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

Hostess Cupcakes; Oreos; Twinkies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

 

12 openings available

$85.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2222

Fri, May. 1, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Spring Pies
 

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

Super-flaky Crust * Fresh Strawberry Pie * Apple Lattice Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2184

Sat, May. 2, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Cinco de Mayo!
 

Let's celebrate the 5th of May a few days early with Hadley! This class is naturally Gluten Free.

Jicama, Cucumber and Avocado Salad; Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce; Spicy Black Beans; Margarita Granita
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2171

Sun, May. 3, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Canning: Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Seasonal Jams and Preserves; Pickles


 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2152

Sun, May. 3, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to Cheesemaking
 

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

 

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

7 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2179

Mon, May. 4, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Healthy and Fast: Spring Salads
 
Use the best of local grains and easy to source farmers market ingredients to create do-ahead meals for the week! Bring containers- mason jars are great- so you can keep enjoying these dishes throughout the week.

Classic Salade Nicoise, Burrata and Snap Pea Salad, Three Bean Salad, Housemade Vinaigrette three ways

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2198

Mon, May. 4, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2226

Mon, May. 4, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Secrets of Seafood
 

Join Chef Gill for an evening of breaking down fish and three preparations for seasonal fish.

Poached Shrimp with Ginger Lime Sauce
Sauteed Trout Filet with Dill and Parsley
Roast Salmon Filet with Lemon Butter with New Potatoes and Asparagus

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

9 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2261

Tue, May. 5, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Salt Block Cooking and Preserving
 

Discover the secrets of salt- from kosher to sea salt, pink and grey- the science of salt will change the way cook! We will sample several varieties of salt (and yes, water will be provided to wash it all down), discuss salt harvest and production and taste the amazing ways salt transforms everything from savory to sweets. In this hands-on workshop, Chef Rachael will teach you how to cook on a salt block, make ice cream in no time, without a machine, and how to preserve lemons with salt.

Preserved Lemons, Salt Tasting, Ice Cream, Salt Block Cooking

Preserved Lemon and Couscous Salad, Seasonal Ice Cream, Salt-Block Steak and Asparagus, Salt-crusted Potatoes and Beets

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Rachael Narins

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2192

Tue, May. 5, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Cinco de Mayo Dinner with John Pitblado
 

Book with your friends! Celebrate the evening with Chef John Pitblado.

Menu TBD

* our ingredients are sourced seasonally from the Santa Monica Farmers Markets, so some may be substituted for a delicious, in-season alterrnative*

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2145

Thu, May. 7, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Ravioli with Chef Stefano DeLorenzo
 

Join Chef Stefano for an evening of perfect ravioli. You'll make your own pasta dough, filling and sauce with this favorite Los Angeles chef.

Menu TBD based on Farmers Market availability.

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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

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

5 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2178

Fri, May. 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Sandwich Cookies
 
Bake, fill and eat your favorite sandwich cookies! Learn to make your childhood favorites with a gourmet twist.
 
 
Peanut butter Toffee with Salted Caramels and Peanut Butter Buttercream; Chocolate shortbread with Chocolate Fudge Filling;
Housemade Oreos with Vanilla Buttercream
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

10 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2265

Fri, May. 8, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Healthy Homemade Snacks
 

Imagine a pantry full of healthy, preservative and corn-syrup free snacks and treats for your family. No more packaging waste, expensive granola bars and ingredients you can't pronounce. Join Chef Aubray as she breaks down the science behind the ingredients and teaches you how to create your own custom family favorites.

Kale Chips, Whole Grain Cheese Crackers, Fresh Garlic Hummus, Granola Bars, Fruit and Nut Bars

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

12 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2250

Fri, May. 8, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Gastropub
 
Grab your significant other, besti or foodie friend and join Chef Chris for an evening recreating your favorite gastropub dishes.

 Lamb Sliders with Feta, Arugula & Harissa Aioli, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash Salad with Candied Pecans, Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding

**Please note price is per couple

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 21 and up.

5 openings available

$190.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2120

Sat, May. 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
A Passage to India
 

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

Chicken Tikka Masala * Lemon Rice * South Indian Fried Potatoes * Laccha Paratha (Flat Bread)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef Senthil

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2187

Sat, May. 9, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Couples Night: Seafood Skills
 
Join Chef Gill for an evening of unlocking the secrets of cooking with seafood! This broad menu will cover shellfish, marinating, frying and finish with a rich and creamy lemon posset.

Ceviche * Seared Scallops with Soba Noodles * Fried Catfish with Greens * Lemon Posset with Torched Meringue

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* Price is per couple *

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

1 opening available

$190.00

Chef Gill

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2182

Sun, May. 10, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Indian Vegetarian
 

Come learn the unique characteristic of the ingredients used in  Indian cuisine and how to use them. You'll how to blend spices, their importance in the Indian Sub continent in reference to regional cultures and history.  Join Chef Senthil Krishnamurthy and learn his authentic simplest recipes that will help you make them on your own at home.

Menu TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Senthil

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2264

Sun, May. 10, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Mother's Day Cookie Decorating
 

The focus of this class will be cookie decorating technique to make a beautiful gilded tea set. Cookies will be baked and ready to decorate when you enter class.  We will prepare and color royal icing in various consistencies necessary to learn decorating techniques including scripting, wet-on-wet roses, detailed piping, eyelet lace, and using luster dust to put the finishing touch on these precious cookies.  Don't forget a container -- you will take home a set of beautiful cookies, hand-decorated by you! 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

9 openings available

$85.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2188

Sun, May. 10, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Parent and Child Mother's Day Dinner
 
Treat Mom to the sweetest four-course meal with Chef Gill! Share an unforgettable experience with your little one while learning to cook and bake your way to a delicious meal.  Class is for parents and children ages 7 and up.  

Menu TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Priced Per Parent and Child*

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 7 and up.

7 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2195

Mon, May. 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to French Macarons
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons; Italian Buttercream; Salted Caramel 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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


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

8 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2227

Mon, May. 11, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Sticky Buns and Cinnamon Rolls
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2266

Mon, May. 11, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Meatless Mondays!
 

It's time to get into class and learn the science behind protein! Create whole, satisfying and sustainable meals with Chef Aubray as she disects complete diets, amino acids in proteins and how to create a balanced approach to vegetarian meals. You'll want to bring containers to class as there's sure to be extra, ready to take to school or work.

Vegetarian Enchiladas, Homemade Marinades and Sauces, Spanish Brown Rice, Jicama and Blood Orange Salad, Strawberry Granita

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2193

Tue, May. 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cookies, Brownies and Bars
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2174

Tue, May. 12, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Baking with Olive Oil
 
Let the fruity flavors of California Olive Oil shine in these rich and decadent desserts.  It's a delicious time!
 
Pumpkin Olive Oil Spiced Loaf; Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue;
Chocolate and Blood Orange Olive Oil Cookies; Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Bread
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2149

Wed, May. 13, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic French Desserts
 

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

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2036

Wed, May. 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Soup Sisters
 

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

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

 

The concept is simple. Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers are year-round programs where participants pay a $60 registration fee to participate in a soup-making event at a local professional kitchen under the guidance of a chef facilitator. Each event produces approximately 150-200 servings of nourishing soup that are delivered fresh to a local shelter. Events are social evenings with lively conversation, chopping, laughter and warm kitchen camaraderie that culminate in a simple, sit-down supper of soup, salad, bread and wine for all participants.

The Soup Sisters organization does not profit from the $60 participation fee as eighty percent of the $60 participation fee goes to the culinary partner. Soup Sisters is actually a customer of the Culinary Partner and afforded all the benefits of good service, fresh ingredients and operational excellence as any customer would receive. This ensures that the finest ingredients possible are used every time for the soups we provide to women, children and youth.

Please Click here to sign up

0 openings available

$60.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2247

Thu, May. 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
The Chocolate Truffles Class
 

Bring on the chocolate! Learn the secrets behind chocolate infusions as you create unique chocolate truffles. We will first master various flavors of ganache and then roll the truffles into beautiful handmade confections. You’ll take home your assortment of truffles in a sweet little box.

Perfect Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Lime Coconut Truffles, Rum Raisin Truffles, Mexican Milk Chocolate Truffles

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

 

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

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2223

Fri, May. 15, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Spring Pies 2: Custard Pies
 

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

Super-flaky Crust * Banana Cream Pie * Lemon Meringue Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2203

Fri, May. 15, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Tex Mex Dinner
 

Nothing beats the intense aroma of chile-infused, long cooked pork stew and handmade corn tortillas toasting on the griddle. Join Chef John Pitblado and bring the flavors of the Southwest into your kitchen with this easy to prepare and very delicious Tex Mex meal.

Pork posole with pickled onions * homemade corn tortillas * yellow rice * pinto beans * Southwestern salad with creamy honey lime dressin

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2162

Sat, May. 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Flavor Flours Baking Class with Alice Medrich
 

What if you got to take a baking class from your favorite author? Join famed Pastry Chef and Author Alice Medrich for a master class in alternative-grain baking  featuring her favorite recipes from her newest book Flavor Flours. Please note that these recipes will be gluten free, but that we use flour in our facility daily.

* coupons, credits, discounts and deals cannot be applied towards this course *

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Maya's Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake
Strawberry Tarts
Lemon Corn Chiffon Cakes

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS


* coupons, discounts and deals cannot be applied towards this course *

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

10 openings available

$225.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2163

Sun, May. 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Chocolate Desserts with Alice Medrich
 

What if you got to take a baking class from your favorite author? Join famed Pastry Chef and Author Alice Medrich for a master class in baking and decorating her favorite chocolate desserts.


* coupons, credits, discounts and deals cannot be applied towards this course *

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Chocolate Tweed Torte
Ultra Thin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mocha Tart

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$225.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2236

Mon, May. 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Chocolate and Specialty Macarons
 
Now that you've learned the basics of making Macarons, it's time to kick it up a notch! We'll make Chocolate Macarons with a silky Ganache and our favorite- the S'mores Macarons with housemade, torched marshmallows.
 
Chocolate Macarons Shells, Graham Macarons Shells, Milk Chocolate Honey Ganache, Homemade Marshmallows
 
THIS A 4 HOUR CLASS
 
Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2255

Mon, May. 18, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Low Country Cookin'
 

Take a trip down to the low country and explore the best of the South using heritage grains, farmers market produce and the best cuts of meat.

Long-cooked Pole Peans with House-cured Bacon, Shrimp and Grits, Benne-Buttermilk Dinner Rolls,

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2229

Tue, May. 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Farmers Market Meals: Summer Salads
 

Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market. Bring jars and containers with you- you'll be bringing home enough salad for two meals!

 
Homemade Goat Cheese and Farro Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, Jicama Salad, Roasted Chicken and Pesto Salad; Panzanella Salad, Homemade Croutons

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2221

Tue, May. 19, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Risotto and Arancini
 

Join us for three hours of stirring, shaping and frying with locally sourced rice. You'll make your own Mozzarella, Breadcrumbs- so bring containers with you to class!

Spring Risotto, Brown Rice Arancini, Mozzarella, Homemade Breadcrumbs, Heirlooom Tomato Salad

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2273

Thu, May. 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Bento Box Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 

Join Common Grains founder and local grain expert Sonoko Sakai for an unforgettable class! You will learn how to artfully present a delicious bento box.

Teriyaki chicken with ginger and chives * Pork Tonkatsu with Shredded cabbage
Brown and Multi-grain Onigiri rice balls with flaky salmon and shiso and * Eggplant miso fillings and nori seaweed * Green beans with sesame sauce
Tamago - Japanese omelete with chives * Fruit salad * Miso Soup * Homemade Pickles

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2274

Thu, May. 21, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Soba Noodle Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a traditional Japanese soba noodle making workshop. You will learn to make and shape these buckwheat noodles from scratch and make the sauces and hot broths using the essential ingredients in the Japanese pantry. You will learn how to use dried bonito flakes, konbu seaweed, dried shitake mushrooms, and koji fermented seasonings like miso.  The soba noodles will be made with a blend of Japanese milled soba grade buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. 
 

Menu

Soba chips with sea salt

Hand made fresh soba noodles  

 with roasted ground walnuts dipping sauce

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

Quick koji turnip and apricot pickles with konbu seaweed and lemon

Seasonal fruit agar jelly with Okinawa brown sugar  syrup  


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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2245

Thu, May. 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Making Chocolate Basics
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2172

Fri, May. 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Canning: Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Seasonal Jams and Preserves; Pickles


 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

8 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2278

Fri, May. 22, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Intro to Pasta
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2267

Sat, May. 23, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cookie Decorating: Flower Bouquet
 

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

We will first discuss and practice the method to baking cookies to be used in a bouquet.  Then we will prepare and color royal icing in the colors of your choice, and use them to decorate a dozen flower cookies.  Finally we will assemble our bouquets and add the finishing touches to make them gift-worthy (or you can save them for yourself.. we won't judge!)  The flower pot and all other materials are included, and each student will bring home their very own hand-decorated and arranged creation!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef Aubray

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
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2183

Sat, May. 23, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Couples Night: Vegetarian Indian
 

Come learn the unique characteristic of the ingredients used in  Indian cuisine and how to use them. You'll how to blend spices, their importance in the Indian Sub continent in reference to regional cultures and history.  Join Chef Senthil Krishnamurthy and learn his authentic simplest recipes that will help you make them on your own at home.

Menu TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

5 openings available

$190.00

Chef Senthil

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
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2191

Sun, May. 24, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
The Doughnut Class
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2176

Sun, May. 24, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Sandwich Cookies
 
Bake, fill and eat your favorite sandwich cookies! Learn to make your childhood favorites with a gourmet twist.
 
 
Peanut butter Toffee with Salted Caramels and Peanut Butter Buttercream; Chocolate shortbread with Chocolate Fudge Filling;
Housemade Oreos with Vanilla Buttercream
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2248

Tue, May. 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Making Chocolate Basics
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
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2146

Wed, May. 27, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Gnocchi Workshop with Chef Stefano DeLorenzo
 

Join Chef Stefano for an evening of making these perfect pillowy dumplings with delectable sauces.

Potato gnocchi; Sous Vide mushroom sauce &  Red beet gnocchi; Brown butter and poppy seed sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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

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


2 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2258

Thu, May. 28, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Whole Grain Baking with Roxana Jullapat
 

Bake and behold the sweet wonders of whole grains! Join Pastry Chef Roxana Jullapat for three hours of baking with hearty local grains and uncover the sweet secrets of baking them into tender pastries.

 
Menu TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2257

Thu, May. 28, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Pan Dulce
 

Welcome to the Panaderia! Learn the secrets behind making these sweet breads at home using whole ingredients (and lots of butter) with Pastry Chef Roxana Jullapat.

Pan Dulce *  Conchas * Pan del Muerto

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2202

Fri, May. 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cakes and Cupcakes
 
Does baking cakes from scratch mystify you? Do you want to improve your recipes and make the loveliest, fluffiest cakes around? Join us for 4 hours of creaming, beating and baking three cakes and two frostings. Bring a box with you- each person will bring home a decorated 6" cake and a dozen cupcakes.
 
Carrot Cake with Roasted Pistachios and Cream Cheese Buttercream, Lemon Chiffon Cake with Toasted Meringue,
Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2275

Fri, May. 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Onigiri Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 

Join local grain expert and cookbook author Sonoko Sakai as she teaches you through the pages of her newest cookbook on Onigri.


Breakfast Onigiri * Umeboshi and Shiso Leaf Onigiri * Spicy Miso and Chive Onigiri * Teriaki Chicken Onigiri * Curry Shrimp Onigiri * Mochi with fresh fruit


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 In our culture, grains are often served as a side dish. In Japan, grains, especially rice is the centerpiece of a satisfying meal. Rice is nourishing, delicious, versatile and gluten free. It is the most consumed grain eaten in its whole form.  Sonoko Sakai, Japanese food writer and teacher, and founder of Common Grains will share her knowledge and passion for rice and other grains. Currently at work on Ricecraft - Adventures in Onigiri - Japan's Artful Fingerfood (Chronicle Books - Spring 2016), Sonoko will introduce you to a variety of classic and modern Japanese Onigiri dishes. We will use brown, white rice and rice with other whole grains and beans.  Sonoko will demonstrate how to make warm miso soup and miso vegetable pickles.  

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2185

Sat, May. 30, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
A Sweet Grain Free Brunch
 

 Join Chef Hadley as she teaches you how to craft a delicious grain-free, gluten-free menu that will make you say "What Grains?"

Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Breads; Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad; Egg Sandwich Biscuits with Prosciutto

**This class is grain free and dairy free, but contains nuts

 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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


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

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Hadley

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2175

Sun, May. 31, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Artisanal, Wild Yeast Breads
 

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

5 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2196

Mon, Jun. 1, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Intro French Macarons: Italian Method
 
Learn the method most professionals use to make macarons.  The Italian Method involves the use of a hot sugar syrup and a few more steps than its sister French method.  We'll whip up a three batches of Macarons and three different ganaches (white, milk and dark) to create a veritable Macaron buffet.
 
Espresso Macarons with Mocha Ganache; Matcha Macarons (green tea) with White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache
 
THIS A 4 HOUR CLASS
 
Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2252

Mon, Jun. 1, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
The Sauce Class
 
Make the classic French mother sauces and learn how to use them both by themselves and as "daughter" sauces. We'll turn them into scrumptious everyday dishes.
 
Wild Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese made with Bechamel Sauce;  Tomato Basil Bisque made with Tomato Sauce; Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Prosciutto and Poached Eggs made with HollandaiseCelery Root and Potato Puree with Rosemary and Garlic Gravy made with Veloute

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2234

Tue, Jun. 2, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Simple, Sinful Breakfast Pastries
 

Wake up!  It's time for a breakfast treat!  Join us for three hours of deliciously easy recipes that will have your family and friends clamoring for more.  These recipes require less than 10 minutes of prep time and use ingredients you're likely to already have.  Bring a container or two with you- you'll be bringing home breakfast for the next few days!

 
Jam Crumble Cake; Custom Granola; Caramel Banana Bread; Cider-glazed Apple Fritters
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2251

Tue, Jun. 2, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Knife Skills
 

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2262

Wed, Jun. 3, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Salt Block Cooking and Preserving
 

Discover the secrets of salt- from kosher to sea salt, pink and grey- the science of salt will change the way cook! We will sample several varieties of salt (and yes, water will be provided to wash it all down), discuss salt harvest and production and taste the amazing ways salt transforms everything from savory to sweets. In this hands-on workshop, Chef Rachael will teach you how to cook on a salt block, make ice cream in no time, without a machine, and how to preserve lemons with salt.

Preserved Lemons, Salt Tasting, Ice Cream, Salt Block Cooking

Preserved Lemon and Couscous Salad, Seasonal Ice Cream, Salt-Block Steak and Asparagus, Salt-crusted Potatoes and Beets

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Rachael Narins

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2259

Thu, Jun. 4, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Whole Grain Baking 2 with Roxana Jullapat
 

Bake and behold the sweet wonders of whole grains! Join Pastry Chef Roxana Jullapat for three hours of baking with hearty local grains and uncover the sweet secrets of baking them into tender pastries.

 
Menu TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2260

Thu, Jun. 4, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Empanadas en Espanol
 
Nuestra segunda clase de pastelería en español se concentra en recetas saladas. Aprende a hacer pancitos, tortillas y empanadas fritas u horneadas, utilizando masa de maíz tanto como harina de trigo. La instructora Roxana Jullapat, una pastelera con 15 años de experiencia que reside aquí en Los Angeles, compartirá con nosotros recetas de su abuelita. 
Pupusas * Empanandas con Queso y Espinacas * Tortillas con Natilla * Masa

ESTA CLASE DURA 3 HORAS Y ES COMPLETAMENTE EN ESPAñOL

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Roxana

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2246

Sat, Jun. 6, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Artisanal Chocolate Workshop
 

Join chocolatier Ruth Kennison as you learn how to use infuse the finest confections and chocolates with the best of local, fruits, nuts and herbs from our Santa Monica Farmers Market. This 6-hour workshop will cover a variety of caramels, dark chocolate and milk ganaches for enrobing.  Students will make caramels, prepare ganache, temper chocolate and enrobe by hand.

MENU
Milk Chocolate Butter Ganache, Fleur de Sel Caramels, Chocolate Pecan Turtles, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bon Bons, Banana Nutmeg Bon Bons, White Chocolate Lime Truffles, Nut Brittle, Chocolate Marshmallows

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

8 openings available

$250.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2240

Sun, Jun. 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Tarts
 

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

Vanilla Bean Tart Crust * Chocolate Tart Crust * Vanilla Pastry Cream * Fresh Berries and Apricot Glaze * Honey Almond Tarts

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

8 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2242

Sun, Jun. 7, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
The Quiche Class
 

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

Pate Brisee (Savory Flaky Pie Crust) * Quiche Lorraine * Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Quiche

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2279

Mon, Jun. 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Pasta
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2235

Tue, Jun. 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
DIY Childhood Favorite Cereals
 

Did you know you could make your own breakfast cereals? Join us for three hours of snapping, crackling and crunching as we recreate your favorite breakfast treats, with regular flour or whole grain.

 
Cinnamon Toast Crunchies, Chocolate-covered Granola Bars, Chocolate Cookie Crunch Cereal, Cocoa Puffs
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


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

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2253

Thu, Jun. 11, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
One Pot Meals
 

Let culinary organizing maven Christianne teach you how to get dinner ready in one pan and in under one hour! Learn to make 3 amazing one pot wonders with Chef Chris without creating chaos in your kitchen.

Lemongrass Thai Chicken and Rice; Easy Seafood Paella; Italian Braised Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives and Couscous

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2237

Fri, Jun. 12, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Chocolate and Specialty Macarons
 
Now that you've learned the basics of making Macarons, it's time to kick it up a notch! We'll make Chocolate Macarons with a silky Ganache and our favorite- the S'mores Macarons with housemade, torched marshmallows.
 
Chocolate Macarons Shells, Graham Macarons Shells, Milk Chocolate Honey Ganache, Homemade Marshmallows
 
THIS A 4 HOUR CLASS
 
Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2207

Sat, Jun. 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Follow That Chef with Pono Burger's Chef Makani
 

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

Menu

TBD.

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

5 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2241

Sun, Jun. 14, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Pies
 

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

Super-flaky Crust * Fresh Strawberry Pie * Apple Lattice Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2243

Sun, Jun. 14, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
The Ice Cream Sundae Class
 

Create a frozen dessert buffet worthy of opening your own Sundae shop! You'll learn to create your own ice cream bases, semifreddo, cones and an array of mix ins and toppings.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Base, Chocolate Ice Cream Base, Homemade Marshmallows and Fluff, Chocolate Ganache, Homemade Waffle Cones, Brownie Bites, Caramel Swirl, Butterscotch Sauce.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

5 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2167

Mon, Jun. 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive: Day 1
 

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


This 2 week intensive a condensed version of Pro Pastry Level 1 and Pro Pastry Level 2

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques and Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Start the series off by learning about the chemistry of baking. We will explore how flour, sugar, eggs and other ingredients work in your recipes. The proper use of pastry bags, reading formulas and the importance of mise-en-place will be discussed. Students will receive textbooks and chef coats.

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes
We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert.

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean Poundcake; Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures.

Creme Brulee, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Mousse, Cheese Souffle

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make an amazing varity of dishes. You’ll make this versatile dough two ways one sweet and one savory.

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

Day 5: Seasonal Fruit Desserts and Cheesecakes
You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts. Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.

Cobblers, Upside Down Cake;Homemade Graham; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake.

Day 6: Tarts
Perfect the buttery crispness of a tender tart crust and pair it with a smooth, classic pastry cream and seasonal favorites.

Tart crust, Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream, Meyer Lemon Curd, Brunt Meringue, Fresh Berry Tarts.

Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies.

Flaky Pie Crust, Crumble Topping, Seasonal Fruit Pies, Lattice and Pie Decorative Work.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.

Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate Mirrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 9: Cake Baking
Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes made in class will be reserved for decorating the following day.

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Genoise, Italian Buttercream.

Day 10: Cake Decorating
Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class. Cutting even layers, masking cakes, piping, decorating.

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended. While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

8 openings available

$1500.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2204

Mon, Jun. 15, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Teen Pasta
 

Mangia!  Fresh pastas and handmade sauces are incomparable.  We’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure.  Join  your 12-16 year old friends for a day of delicious pasta doughs as we roll, cut and cook them perfectly al dente.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2205

Tue, Jun. 16, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Teen Sweet Pies
 

Perfect the perfect. The Flaky. The Impossible...best Pie Crust Ever. Choose from classic or whole wheat and learn how to sand, chill, roll and crimp a pie crust with ease. We'll pair this crust with two fillings- one baked with our fruit and the other baked blind for a sinful chocolate filling. 

Super-flaky Crust * Seasonal Fruit Pies * Hand Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2206

Wed, Jun. 17, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Teen Savory Pies
 

Perfect the perfect. The Flaky. The Impossible...best Pie Crust Ever. Choose from classic or whole wheat and learn how to sand, chill, roll and crimp a pie crust with ease. We'll pair this crust with two fillings- one baked with our fruit and the other baked blind for a sinful chocolate filling. 

Super-flaky Crust * Chicken Pot Pies * Empanadas

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2167

Fri, Jun. 19, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive: Day 5
 

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


This 2 week intensive a condensed version of Pro Pastry Level 1 and Pro Pastry Level 2

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques and Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Start the series off by learning about the chemistry of baking. We will explore how flour, sugar, eggs and other ingredients work in your recipes. The proper use of pastry bags, reading formulas and the importance of mise-en-place will be discussed. Students will receive textbooks and chef coats.

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes
We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert.

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean Poundcake; Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures.

Creme Brulee, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Mousse, Cheese Souffle

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make an amazing varity of dishes. You’ll make this versatile dough two ways one sweet and one savory.

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

Day 5: Seasonal Fruit Desserts and Cheesecakes
You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts. Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.

Cobblers, Upside Down Cake;Homemade Graham; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake.

Day 6: Tarts
Perfect the buttery crispness of a tender tart crust and pair it with a smooth, classic pastry cream and seasonal favorites.

Tart crust, Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream, Meyer Lemon Curd, Brunt Meringue, Fresh Berry Tarts.

Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies.

Flaky Pie Crust, Crumble Topping, Seasonal Fruit Pies, Lattice and Pie Decorative Work.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.

Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate Mirrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 9: Cake Baking
Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes made in class will be reserved for decorating the following day.

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Genoise, Italian Buttercream.

Day 10: Cake Decorating
Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class. Cutting even layers, masking cakes, piping, decorating.

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended. While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

8 openings available

$1500.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2254

Fri, Jun. 19, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Knife Skills
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for a hands-on knife skills class focused on teaching couples to work together in the kitchen. We'll first prep all of our vegetables and then enjoy some wine while we cook up a delicious menu. Each pair will learn to carve a whole chicken before sitting down to a beautiful three course meal. 
 
Minestrone Soup; Whole Herb Roasted Chicken with Pan Roasted Vegetables and Basil Pistou; Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Brunoise
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS


*Price per couple*

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

7 openings available

$225.00

Chef Christianne

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2231

Mon, Jun. 22, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Kids Cooking: 3-course Italian Meal
 

Grab your Chef's Hat and let us whisk you into a delicious week-long culinary camp!  Your child will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch, using Farmer's Market ingredients , meet local chefs and gain confidence and safety in the kitchen.  

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class!

Fresh Pasta, Heirloom Tomato Marinara, Housemade Ricotta, Passionfruit Panna Cotta

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

13 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2232

Tue, Jun. 23, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Kids Cooking: 3-course French Meal
 

Grab your Chef's Hat and let us whisk you into a delicious week-long culinary camp!  Your child will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch, using Farmer's Market ingredients , meet local chefs and gain confidence and safety in the kitchen.  

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class!

Crepes Batter, Microgreens with Classic Vinaigrette, Savory Crepe, Ganache, Crepe Cake with Creme Patissiere

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

13 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2233

Wed, Jun. 24, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Kids Cooking: Sushi
 

Grab your Chef's Hat and let us whisk you into a delicious week-long culinary camp!  Your child will learn how to make absolutely everything from scratch, using Farmer's Market ingredients , meet local chefs and gain confidence and safety in the kitchen.  

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class!

Perfect Sushi Rice, Sashimi, California Rolls, Homemade Miso Soup

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

15 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2276

Sat, Jun. 27, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Onigri Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 

Join local grain expert and cookbook author Sonoko Sakai as she teaches you through the pages of her newest cookbook on Onigiri.


Breakfast Onigiri * Umeboshi and Shiso Leaf Onigiri * Spicy Miso and Chive Onigiri * Teriaki Chicken Onigiri * Curry Shrimp Onigiri * Mochi with fresh fruit


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 In our culture, grains are often served as a side dish. In Japan, grains, especially rice is the centerpiece of a satisfying meal. Rice is nourishing, delicious, versatile and gluten free. It is the most consumed grain eaten in its whole form.  Sonoko Sakai, Japanese food writer and teacher, and founder of Common Grains will share her knowledge and passion for rice and other grains. Currently at work on Ricecraft - Adventures in Onigiri - Japan's Artful Fingerfood (Chronicle Books - Spring 2016), Sonoko will introduce you to a variety of classic and modern Japanese Onigiri dishes. We will use brown, white rice and rice with other whole grains and beans.  Sonoko will demonstrate how to make warm miso soup and miso vegetable pickles. 

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2230

Mon, Jun. 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Cookies, Brownies and Bars
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2238

Mon, Jun. 29, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Homemade S'mores
 

Join us for an day of handmade Marshmallows, real Graham Cracker Cookies (yes, from scratch)! In class, you will learn to combine three of the most popular dessert flavors and make your friends, family, and tummy happy. Bring a box- you'll be taking home enough of these treats and kits to create a fire pit of happiness.

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows; Sea Salt Caramel Cream; Chocolate Marshmallows; Handmade Graham Cookies; Chocolate Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2269

Mon, Jul. 6, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Kids Baking: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
 

Break out the Bake Sale! Learn the secrets of making the perfect balance of sweetness, texture and flavor with our favorite recipes. This class is for children 6-12 years old.

Classic Cocoa Brownies, Butterscotch Blondies, our Famous Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Homemade Toffee

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Please bring containers with you to class to bring your sweet treats home in. Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 6-12.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2270

Tue, Jul. 7, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Kids Baking: Breakfast Pastries
 

Bake your Breakfast! You will learn to make the best Blueberry Muffins, your own Granola and Cheddar Dill Scones. This class is for children 6-12 years old.

Blueberry Muffins, Custom Granola, Cheddar Dill Scones

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Please bring containers with you to class to bring your sweet treats home in. Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 6-12.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2271

Wed, Jul. 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Kids Baking: Cupcakes
 

Create your own beautiful cupcake buffet with our favorite recipes. You'll mix and fold and pipe buttercream to make a dozen stunning cupcakes. This class is for children 6-12 years old.

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Filling and Toasted Meringue, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Almonds

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

 

Thank you for registering!  Please bring containers with you to class to bring your sweet treats home in. Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 6-12.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2281

Mon, Jul. 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 3: 2-day Chocolate Series
 

Welcome to Pro Pastry 3! These series are designed to take the home baker or Pro Pastry 1 and 2 students to the next level, delving deeper into the science and professional skills needed to create world-class confections, pastries, chocolates, breads and cheeses. You are welcome to take just one or all four series. Should you book all 4, please use code ProPastry3Code at checkout to save 10%.

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Welcome to the world of sugar! This two-day series will take you through the science behind cooking, caramelizing, pouring and molding caramels, marshmallows, nougats and more. You will be tempering to dip and enrobe some of your confections.


Day 1:Caramels, Nougats, Brittles, Toffees


Day 2: Marshmallows, Nougats, Enrobing, Barks


 EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

 

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

10 openings available

$550.00

Chef Ruth

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2224

Wed, Jul. 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 3: Laminated Doughs: 3-Day Viennoiserie Series
 

Welcome to Pro Pastry 3! These series are designed to take the home baker or Pro Pastry 1 and 2 students to the next level, delving deeper into the science and professional skills needed to create world-class confections, pastries, chocolates, breads and cheeses. You are welcome to take just one or all four series. Should you book all 4, please use code ProPastry3Code at checkout to save 10%.

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


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


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


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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

 

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

10 openings available

$750.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2280

Mon, Jul. 20, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 3: 2-day Caramels and Confections Series
 

Welcome to Pro Pastry 3! These series are designed to take the home baker or Pro Pastry 1 and 2 students to the next level, delving deeper into the science and professional skills needed to create world-class confections, pastries, chocolates, breads and cheeses. You are welcome to take just one or all four series. Should you book all 4, please use code ProPastry3Code at checkout to save 10%.

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Welcome to the world of sugar! This two-day series will take you through the science behind cooking, caramelizing, pouring and molding caramels, marshmallows, nougats and more. You will be tempering to dip and enrobe some of your confections.


Day 1:Caramels, Nougats, Brittles, Toffees


Day 2: Marshmallows, Nougats, Enrobing, Barks


 EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

 

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

10 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2225

Wed, Jul. 22, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 3: 3-day Artisanal Bread and Cheesemaking Series
 

Welcome to Pro Pastry 3! These series are designed to take the home baker or Pro Pastry 1 and 2 students to the next level, delving deeper into the science and professional skills needed to create world-class confections, pastries, chocolates, breads and cheeses. You are welcome to take just one or all four series. Should you book all 4, please use code ProPastry3Code at checkout to save 10%.

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Join us for three intensive days of mixing, shaping, proofing and baking as we uncover the secrets of wild yeast! You'll master the shaping of everything from a traditional Boule to Baguette and Batard, make your own starter (and take some of ours home), create custom loaves and ratios. You will make fresh and molded cheeses using Organic Pastures milk and cream, from Ricotta to Burrata and Chevres. Please bring containers with you to class for starter and extra dough. We will provide proofing baskets and lames for scoring.


We will be using Sonora Wheat grown in Central California (by Fat Uncle Farms), Red Fife (from Grist and Toll) and Hazelnuts from Freddy Guys. Our dairy is sourced from Organic Pastures


Day 1: Sourdough Starter, Preferments and Poolishes, The Science of Bread, Homemade Cheeses


Day 2: Mixing doughs, Baguette and Batards, Doughnuts (yes)!, Molding Cheeses


Day 3: Shaping, Proofing, Scoring, Baking!

 

THIS IS A 5 HOUR CLASS

 

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

 

10 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2239

Wed, Jul. 22, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Homemade S'mores
 

Join us for an day of handmade Marshmallows, real Graham Cracker Cookies (yes, from scratch)! In class, you will learn to combine three of the most popular dessert flavors and make your friends, family, and tummy happy. Bring a box- you'll be taking home enough of these treats and kits to create a fire pit of happiness.

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows; Sea Salt Caramel Cream; Chocolate Marshmallows; Handmade Graham Cookies; Chocolate Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence

The Market at Santa Monica Place