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#7133 at 6:30 PM
CHINESE TAKEOUT
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#7135 at 2:00 PM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method

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COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
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#7138 at 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Saturday Brunch!

#7101 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
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TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
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FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
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A TRIO OF SUMMER DINNERS
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GNOCCHI
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#7144 at 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Breakfast Baking

#7146 at 2:00 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch

#7097 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Cooking from the Bestia Cookbook
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#6767 at 10:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
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TEEN BAKING SERIES
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PASTA 2.0: Egg Yolk Ravioli & Orecchiette
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TEEN BAKING SERIES
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#7154 at 11:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Southern Recipes

#7155 at 2:00 PM
SUSHI 101

#7105 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
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#7156 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Izakaya-Japanese Small Plates
 
August 2020
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#7157 at 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Pasta!

#7158 at 2:00 PM
SUMMER PIES

#7107 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
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#6768 at 9:30 AM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
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TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
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September 2020
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#6715 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
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#6826 at 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
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#7127 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
6 openings available
14
#6787 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
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#7021 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
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LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
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GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
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#6787 at 9:30 AM
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#7021 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
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LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
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GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
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PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
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#7021 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
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October 2020
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#6715 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
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LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
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COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
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LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
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LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
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PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
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#7022 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
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November 2020
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#6715 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
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LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
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COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
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PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
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Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7133

Thu, Jul 9 2020 @ 6:30 PM
CHINESE TAKEOUT
 

Can you just imagine what it would be like not to have to wait an hour for Chinese food to get to your door? Forget the sweaty boxes and learn to make these takeout favorites from home from Chef May. You will learn where to shop, what you can prep ahead while you pick up knife skills and great chicken cooking techniques.

Wonton Soup
Yangzhou Fried Rice

Orange Peel Chicken
Bok Choy with Black Bean Sauce

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7135

Fri, Jul 10 2020 @ 2:00 PM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
 

Whisk yourself into a Paris patisserie as you learn to whip, fold and pipe your way to Macaron perfection. We will begin the class with a demonstration and then break out to make two different flavors of shells using the French method. Once your batter is ready, you'll learn how pipe like a pro. We will let the macarons rest before baking and jump right into our fillings! Our macarons will be sandwiched with three different fillings, from an infused milk chocolate ganache to a creamy classic sea salt caramel.

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

Salted Caramel Cream Filling

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7136

Fri, Jul 10 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 21 and up. 

 

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7138

Sat, Jul 11 2020 @ 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Saturday Brunch!
 
Let's spend this Saturday morning learning how to make a lovely brunch with our kids!
 
Menu
Perfect Pancakes
Baked egg shakshuka
Vegetable Hash
 

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS. PRICE IS FOR ONE PARENT AND ONE CHILD.

CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 8 & 12 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

$150.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7101

Sat, Jul 11 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

Come and learn the secrets of perfect dumplings with Chef May Hennemann. Chef May will teach you how to steam, fry and fill a wide array of her favorite dumplings and desserts from her wide background and travels.

Steamed Pork Buns
Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai
Chicken and Chive Potstickers
Steamed Buns with Red Bean Paste
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. 

 

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7140

Mon, Jul 13 2020 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7140

Tue, Jul 14 2020 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7140

Wed, Jul 15 2020 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7141

Wed, Jul 15 2020 @ 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. 

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7140

Thu, Jul 16 2020 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7142

Thu, Jul 16 2020 @ 6:30 PM
A TRIO OF SUMMER DINNERS
 

 

Do you need a few new favorite dishes? Chef Eve’s got your summer menus covered with a fresh take on cooking at home from her years as a restaurant chef. These dishes take under 45 minutes from start to finish, require little prep and have few ingredients. Let’s reinvent home cooking!

 

MENU

Crispy skin salmon with braised endives

Roasted spaghetti squash with dukkah

White bean salad with roasted broccoli

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7140

Fri, Jul 17 2020 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7143

Fri, Jul 17 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GNOCCHI
 

Join us for one of our very favorite classes! In just under two hours, you’ll learn to make homemade gnocchi from scratch (SO easy), a lovely, herbaceous summer sauce, salad and our very favorite (and quite famous) olive oil cake for dessert.

 

Gnocchi

Fresh summer pesto

Salad with dill vinaigrette

Olive oil cake

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. 

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7144

Sat, Jul 18 2020 @ 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Breakfast Baking
 
 
Let's spend this Saturday morning learning how to bake for breakfast!
 
Menu
Strawberry Scones
Coffee Cake Muffins
Herb and Cheese Gougere (savory puffs)
 

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS. PRICE IS FOR ONE PARENT AND ONE CHILD.

CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 8 & 12 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

$150.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7146

Sat, Jul 18 2020 @ 2:00 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.
 

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7097

Sat, Jul 18 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Cooking from the Bestia Cookbook
 

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

Grilled Endive with Black Butter, Apple Balsamic Vinegar, Pear & Thyme


Blistered Snap Peas with Mint

Roasted Caulifower with Paprika Aoili

Grilled Whole Branzino with Herb Confetti

Genevieve's Little Gem Salad

Rice Pudding with Citrus Caramel and Pistachios

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 21 and up. 

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6767

Mon, Jul 20 2020 @ 10:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7147

Mon, Jul 20 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6767

Tue, Jul 21 2020 @ 10:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7147

Tue, Jul 21 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6767

Wed, Jul 22 2020 @ 10:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7147

Wed, Jul 22 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6767

Thu, Jul 23 2020 @ 10:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7147

Thu, Jul 23 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7150

Thu, Jul 23 2020 @ 6:30 PM
PASTA 2.0: Egg Yolk Ravioli & Orecchiette
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Egg Yolk Ravioli

Orecchiette

Housemade Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. 

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6767

Fri, Jul 24 2020 @ 10:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, cook a perfect burger and make every component from scratch.

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7147

Fri, Jul 24 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7154

Sat, Jul 25 2020 @ 11:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Southern Recipes
 

It's time you learned how to cook as well as any Southern grandmother. These recipes will soon become family favorites.

Praline Monkey Bread
Homemade Sausage with Sausage Gravy
Classic Southern Biscuits
Sweet Potato Hash
Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7155

Sat, Jul 25 2020 @ 2:00 PM
SUSHI 101
 

Join Chef May for a delicious introduction to Sushi! You'll learn to make and season rice, pick and cut fish like a pro, master tempura and shape the perfect rolls.

Asparagus and Spring Onion Roll
Avocado and Cucumber Roll with Pea Sprouts
Shrimp Tempura Roll
Salmon Nigiri

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

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

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7105

Sat, Jul 25 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
 
Let us whisk you away to the Mediterranean as you prepare a meal inspired by the small plates dotting the sea.

Rice Pilaf

Homemade Pita Bread

Classic Hummous

Moroccan Mint Tea

Warm Spiced Olives * Sumac-Roasted Chickpeas

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Baba Ganouj

Kefte (Lamb Meatballs) with Spiced Labneh

 

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

Waiting List

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7156

Fri, Jul 31 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Izakaya-Japanese Small Plates
 

Let's take a few hours and get transported to an Izakaya! Chef May will lead you through a half a dozen courses of small plates and finish with a communal table.

Charred Green Beans wirth Sesame Sauce
Crushed Cucumbers and Shiitake Mushrooms with Yuzu Vinaigrette

Shrimp and Garlic Chive Gyoza with Ponzu Sauce
Roasted Japanese Yams and Eggplant with Miso Butter
Matcha Ginger Shortbreads

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

** PRICE IS PER COUPLE **

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. 

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7157

Sat, Aug 1 2020 @ 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Pasta!
 
Let's spend this Saturday morning learning how to make pasta from scratch!
 
Menu
Egg Pasta Dough
Seasonal sauce
Housemade ricotta
 

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS. PRICE IS FOR ONE PARENT AND ONE CHILD.

CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 8 & 12 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

$150.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7158

Sat, Aug 1 2020 @ 2:00 PM
SUMMER PIES
 
Fall into the season with pies that are pretty as they are easy to make. You'll master an all-butter crust, rolling, crimping, lattice work and two fruit fillings as well as blind baking crusts. Each student will go home with 4-6 individually-sized pies they will have made from scratch.
 

All-butter Pie Crust

Double-Crust Blueberry Pies with Lattice Work

Mile- high Peach Pies

 THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 16 and up. 

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7107

Sat, Aug 1 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Ages 21 and up. 

 

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6768

Mon, Aug 3 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6776

Mon, Aug 3 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6768

Tue, Aug 4 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6776

Tue, Aug 4 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6768

Wed, Aug 5 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6776

Wed, Aug 5 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6768

Thu, Aug 6 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6776

Thu, Aug 6 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6768

Fri, Aug 7 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN BAKING SERIES
 

Do you dream of owning a bakery someday? Join us for four intense days of mixing, piping and decorating.

Day 1 (MONDAY): CREAM PUFFS & ECLAIRS

Day 2(TUESDAY): SEASONAL FRUIT PIES

DAY 3 (WEDNESDAY):  HOMEMADE BREADS

DAY 4: (THURSDAY) FRENCH MACARONS

DAY 5: (FRIDAY) CAKES & CUPCAKES

THESE ARE 3 HOUR CLASSES

12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6776

Fri, Aug 7 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6778

Mon, Aug 10 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6778

Tue, Aug 11 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6778

Wed, Aug 12 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6778

Thu, Aug 13 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6778

Fri, Aug 14 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join us for five intense days of working the line! You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Our classes are held in our spacious commercial kitchens on the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Class size is limited to 8-12 students with each student working independently at one of our enclosed work stations. Our Date Night classes have each pair of students working together at one of these stations.

Your health, safety and comfort and that of our staff are paramount to us and your experience. We ask and require that you stay home if you have any cold or flu symptoms and that you wear a mask upon entering our space. Upon arrival to class, you will be greeted by our receptionist and a handy sanitizing dispenser and escorted to your station, where your chef instructor will guide you through our sanitation procedures. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire, face mask and closed-toed shoes.

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in which you will receive a credit in the amount that you paid for your class.

Waiting List

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Sep 13 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Sep 13 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

 

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7127

Sun, Sep 13 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
 

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

Sear, sauté and braise:
Miso Seared Salmon

Braised Seabass Provencal
 Sautéed Branzino with Sage and White Beans

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need.  Classes are BYOB (bring-your-own-beverage) if you would like to bring your own beer or wine, as you sit down and enjoy what you have made.  Otherwise, we provide water, coffee and tea.  We also ask that you "BYOC" (bring-your-own-container) if possible to take home any leftovers.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes. 

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. 

6 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Sep 14 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7021

Tue, Sep 15 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 4 weeks from 6:30-9:30pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

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

8 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Sep 20 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Sep 20 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

 

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7128

Sun, Sep 20 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
 

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


Fluffy Scramble
Perfect Omelets
Fried Eggs
Poached Eggs
Shirred and Coddled Eggs
Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

5 openings available

$95.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Sep 21 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7021

Tue, Sep 22 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 4 weeks from 10:00-1:00pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

8 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Sep 27 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Sep 27 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7129

Sun, Sep 27 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
 

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


Sweet  & Spicy Garlic Skirt Steak
Classic Meatballs on Grilled Bread with Tomato Sauce
NY Steak with Pan Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need.  Classes are BYOB (bring-your-own-beverage) if you would like to bring your own beer or wine, as you sit down and enjoy what you have made.  Otherwise, we provide water, coffee and tea.  We also ask that you "BYOC" (bring-your-own-container) if possible to take home any leftovers.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes. 

Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. 

8 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Sep 28 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7021

Tue, Sep 29 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 4 weeks from 10:00-1:00pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

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

8 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Oct 4 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Oct 4 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Oct 5 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7021

Tue, Oct 6 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 4 weeks from 10:00-1:00pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

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

8 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Oct 11 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Oct 11 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Oct 12 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Oct 18 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Oct 18 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Oct 19 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7022

Tue, Oct 20 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 4 weeks from 6:30-9:30pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

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

12 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Oct 25 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Oct 25 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Oct 26 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7022

Tue, Oct 27 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 4 weeks from 10:00-1:00pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

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

12 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Nov 1 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Nov 1 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Nov 2 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7022

Tue, Nov 3 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 4 weeks from 10:00-1:00pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

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

12 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Nov 8 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Nov 8 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

 

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Nov 9 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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

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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
7022

Tue, Nov 10 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 4 weeks from 10:00-1:00pm

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

Day 2: Poultry: Learn to use various parts of the chicken while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous, Turkey Ricotta Meatballs with Sage and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Chicken Gratin with Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Meats: Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta & Caramelized Onions, Beef Bourguignon, Hoisin Beef with Scallion Pancakes and Spicy Slaw.

Day 4: Fish: Grilled Albacore on Greek Orzo, Maple Pecan Salmon, Pan-Sauteed Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fresh Pineapple and Cilantro Mint Pesto.

Menu items subject to change.  If you need to substitute an ingredient, call the school to let us know. You can make up up to one class in the series should you miss one.

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

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

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

12 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6715

Sun, Nov 15 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

This 10-week series is designed for the beginner or intermediate culinary student or baking enthusiast looking to improve on the basics of baking and pastry. These four-hour classes are taught in a professional environment. You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen. As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

CLASS MEETS FROM 930am-130PM EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS

 

Day 1: Mousses and Souffles.  Whip, beat and fold!  Learn the secrets to perfect souffles and smooth as silk mousses.  Chocolate Souffle, Cheese Souffle, Lemon Mousse and Honey Chocolate mousse; Pate a Bombe.

Day 2: Egg-leavened Cakes. Perfect your genoise and pair it with a lighter-than-air Dacquoise.  A lemon-scented Chiffon Cake with Bavarian Cream will make your swoon...

Day 3: Fruit Mousse Cakes.  Pair your egg-leaved cake with handmade Ladyfingers and seasonal Berry Mousses for spectacular results.  

Day 4: Yeasted Doughs.  From dinner rolls to sticky buns, you'll explore the rich doughs that make breakfast and dinner so much sweeter.

Day 5: Savory Breads. Lean doughs are vessels for all things savory.  You'll create your own focaccia and pizza, as well as handmade pita bread, to pair with your housemade cheese.

Day 6: Petit Fours  Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.  We will make Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate MIrrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 7: Cake Decorating: Get great a piping and learn new, modern designs for buttercream cakes with clean lines that will impress.

Day 8: Truffles, Marshmallows and Infused Toffees: Create a candy wonderland with our favorite base recipes.  You'll make your own custom ganaches for truffles, embed toffees with your favorite flavors and make batches of marshmallows to rival any you've ever had!

Day 9: Macarons: Perfect the French Method as you make Vanilla Bean, Pistachio and Hazelnut Macarons with custom ganaches and buttercreams to sandwich them with.

Day 10: Making Chocolate Basics Learn the basics of chocolate tempering and make some beautiful treats including rochers and chocolate lollipops!


------------
The Professional Baking Series take place at our new, state-of-the-art cooking school at the Santa Monica Place Mall. There is plenty of parking on the third level directly behind the school. In order to qualify for a certificate of completion, all classes need to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 5 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and  light-colored aluminum cake pan measuring 6" and  8” by 3” tall. This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6826

Sun, Nov 15 2020 @ 2:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

 Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week, technique-based series that will teach you to begin cooking intuitively. Your chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demonstration of one or more dishes, followed by the hands-on portion of cooking class to master techniques. Each student will work at their own station to maximize their learning experience.

You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule for a similar lesson.

 

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:00am to 12:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  We are located on the third floor next to The Curious Palate and Arclight movie theatres. There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structures 7 or 8. Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes and avoid heavy perfumes and colognes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$1400.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6787

Mon, Nov 16 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

Our classes are crafted to teach the basic chemistry of baking as well as techniques you’ll use both at home and in a professional kitchen.  As with all our classes, everything you learn will be made from scratch, from the graham crust on your cheesecakes to the candied lemon zest on your lemon bars.  We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work.  Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

We will exploring three different techniques and learn about ratios to create rich baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dessert. 

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Make the perfect batch of cookies for consistently even baking and great results every time. 

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

Learn to bake velvety smooth egg based desserts that range from creme brulee to classic chocolate puddings.

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts.

Day 7: Cheesecakes

Whether you like them light and airy or dense and creamy cheesecakes are a year round favorite and often tough to master for new chefs. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to master this egg based dessert.


Day 8:Tarts

Love a cookie crunch filling with a custard or fruit filling? We'll learn the proper way to press crust into a pan and master baking crusts blind and with filling.

Day 9: Pies

We'll tackle making the perfect pie dough and then crimp, fold and lattice our dough into beautiful pies

Day 10: Cake Baking:

Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class.

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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 neead to be attended.

While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to have the following tools to bring with them to class: 12 ramekins (about 2 oz. size), a shallow-dish pie tin and a light-colored aluminum cake pan measure 6 or 8” by 3” tall.  This will allow you to bake in your own containers and transport your goods home without unmolding many of your items before they have sufficiently cooled.

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. 

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

5 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place