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395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 323, Santa Monica CA 90401
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Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9002

Tue, Jan. 10, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
to
Tue, Jan. 31, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN SERIES
 

 Join us as we learn to elevate your veggie-forward dishes in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef, and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: SAUTÉ

 

Ginger tofu fried rice

Chickpea coconut curry

Cauliflower tacos with cashew chili lime crema

 

WEEK 2: GRILL

 

Grilled halloumi with charred eggplant

Chimichurri skewers with smokey black beans & greens

Grilled romaine hearts with beluga lentils & green goddess  

 

WEEK 3: BRAISE

 

Mushroom fricassee

Garlicky Greek white beans w/ feta

Braised cabbage with pine nut butter

 

 

WEEK 4: ROAST

 

Faro w/ roasted winter squash, pepitas & sage

Cauliflower pot roast with salsa verde

Roasted tomatoes with sumac lebneh, roasted garlic hummus & lemon garlic slaw

 

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

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Tue, Jan. 10, 2023.

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8986

Wed, Jan. 11, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
to
Wed, Feb. 1, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
COOKING 101
 

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

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

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

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

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

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

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

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

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

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

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

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Wed, Jan. 11, 2023.

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9193

Thu, Jan. 19, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
to
Thu, Feb. 9, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
COOKING 101
 

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

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

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

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

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

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

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

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

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

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

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

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Thu, Jan. 19, 2023.

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8996

Sun, Jan. 22, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
to
Sun, Feb. 12, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
4-WEEK BAKING FUNDAMENTALS
 

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

 

Week 1: BREAKFAST PASTRIES

Scones, Muffins, Coffee Cake

 

Week 2: THE COOKIE JAR!

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Cut-Out cookies

 

Week 3: INTRO TO BREAD

Milk Bread, Focaccia, Cinnamon Rolls

 

Week 4: CLASSIC DESSERTS

Single-Layer Cakes, Cobblers, Crisps

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS, FROM 10:00am - 1:30pm

 
AGES 16+

 Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Sun, Jan. 22, 2023.

$625.00

Baker Clémence de Lutz

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9001

Sat, Feb. 18, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
to
Sun, Feb. 19, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS
 

CROISSANTS 
PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
BRIOCHE
LAMINATING, SHAPING, AND PROOFING

 

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

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

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

9 openings available

$475.00

Baker Clémence de Lutz

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9109

Tue, Feb. 21, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
to
Tue, Mar. 14, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
COOKING 101
 

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

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

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

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

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

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

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

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

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

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

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

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

0 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9140

Wed, Feb. 22, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
to
Thu, Feb. 23, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
2-Day Lamination Workshop with Chef Carol Cotner Thompson
 

Join Chef Carol for two days of butter (featuring our favorite dairy from Straus Creamery), butter and more butter! You will learn to master everything from biscuits to Danish in these two days and myriad types of pastries made from each of them.

 

We will be covering

CROISSANTS/PUFF PASTRY/BISCUITS

 

APPLE TURNOVERS

SAVORY ONION GOAT CHEESE TARTS

LAYERED BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

CLASSIC, CHOCOLATE, AND ALMOND CROISSANTS

 

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:00pm - 9:30pm
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

0 openings available

$350.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9198

Sun, Feb. 26, 2023 @ 10:30 AM
to
Sun, Mar. 19, 2023 @ 10:30 AM
COOKING 101
 

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

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

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

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

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

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

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

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

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

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 10:30am - 1:00pm
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

8 openings available

$625.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9146

Wed, Mar. 1, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
to
Wed, Mar. 22, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
4-WEEK REGIONAL FRENCH CUISINE
 

Eat your way through France in this 4-week series with Chef Carol! 

 

WEEK 1: PARIS BISTRO

Steak Frites, French Onion Soup, Crème Brulee

 

WEEK 2: NORMANDY

Camembert & Roasted Pear Salad, Chicken Fricassee, Tart Tartin

 

WEEK 3: PROVENCE

Shrimp And Fennel Soup, Caramelized Onion And Olive Tart,  Madeleines 

 

WEEK 4: SOUTHWEST

Cassoulet, Asparagus, Endive, Goat Cheese & Walnut Salad, Almond Cake With Lavender Sugar

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:00pm - 9:00pm
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

4 openings available

$675.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9150

Sat, Mar. 11, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
to
Sun, Mar. 12, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS
 

CROISSANTS 
PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
BRIOCHE
LAMINATING, SHAPING, AND PROOFING

 

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

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

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

7 openings available

$475.00

Baker Clémence de Lutz

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9203

Sat, Mar. 18, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
to
Sun, Mar. 19, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Craft Chocolates from the Bean to the Bar
 

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

 

Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans

 

Day 2: Temper Custom Bars, Create Inclusion Bars and Candy Bars

 

DAY 1: FROM 2:00PM-5:00PM PST

DAY 2: FROM 2:00 PM-6:00PM PST
 
 
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. With the exception of Adult Series courses, all students will work in pairs to complete their dishes.

11 openings available

$475.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9066

Sat, Mar. 25, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
to
Sun, Mar. 26, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
(Virtual Class) 2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS (9:30AM - 1:00PM PST)
 

CROISSANTS 
PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
BRIOCHE
LAMINATING, SHAPING AND PROOFING

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

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 12+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. 

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

 

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

9 openings available

$250.00

Baker Clémence de Lutz

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9136

Mon, Mar. 27, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
to
Fri, Mar. 31, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN CAMP: BAKING FUNDAMENTALS
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery or perfecting pastries each day? Join Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett for five days of breaking down baking! You'll whisk, fold, and learn essential techniques used for baking a variety of treats. 

DAY 1 - BREAKFAST PASTRIES

Whole Grain Muffins w/ Crumble Topping, Strawberry Scones w/ Lemon Glaze

 

DAY 2 – CREAM PUFFS

Pate A Choux (Cream Puff Dough), Vanilla Pastry Cream

 

DAY 3 – COOKIES & BROWNIES

Our Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brown Sugar Brownies

 

DAY 4 – PIES

Pie Crust 101, Blueberry Pie Filling

 

DAY 5 – FRENCH MACARONS

Macarons, Milk Chocolate Ganache

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 10am - 12:30pm
AGES 12-16 years old

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. With the exception of Adult Series courses, all students will work in pairs to complete their dishes.

15 openings available

$625.00

Baker Clémence de Lutz

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
9223

Wed, Mar. 29, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
to
Wed, Apr. 19, 2023 @ 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN SERIES
 

 Join us as we learn to elevate your veggie-forward dishes in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef, and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: SAUTÉ

 

Ginger tofu fried rice

Chickpea coconut curry

Cauliflower tacos with cashew chili lime crema

 

WEEK 2: GRILL

 

Grilled halloumi with charred eggplant

Chimichurri skewers with smokey black beans & greens

Grilled romaine hearts with beluga lentils & green goddess  

 

WEEK 3: BRAISE

 

Mushroom fricassee

Garlicky Greek white beans w/ feta

Braised cabbage with pine nut butter

 

 

WEEK 4: ROAST

 

Faro w/ roasted winter squash, pepitas & sage

Cauliflower pot roast with salsa verde

Roasted tomatoes with sumac lebneh, roasted garlic hummus & lemon garlic slaw

 

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

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

11 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

 
 
 
Cobbler