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June 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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24
#5436 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5411 at 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
Waiting List

#5760 at 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! Roasted Fish
Waiting List

#6164 at 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6165 at 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
25
#5436 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5411 at 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
Waiting List

#5761 at 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Italian Feast
6 openings available

#5425 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
26
#5436 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5411 at 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
Waiting List

#5762 at 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Roasted Chicken Menu
12 openings available

#6184 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
27
#5436 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5411 at 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
Waiting List

#5763 at 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER: The BBQ Menu
10 openings available

#6185 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
28
#5436 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5736 at 10:00 AM
LUNCH IN PROVENCE
13 openings available

#5764 at 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Fresh Pasta Menu
Waiting List

#5445 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
Waiting List
29
#6181 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Artisanal Pizza Workshop
15 openings available

#6179 at 5:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
Waiting List

#5710 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
Waiting List
30
#5653 at 10:00 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
6 openings available
 
July 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#6111 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
5 openings available

#6118 at 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
7 openings available
2
#6118 at 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
7 openings available

#6117 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolate and Cheese Pairings
7 openings available
3
#6170 at 10:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#5447 at 3:00 PM
THE BAKE & TAKE 4TH OF JULY PIE CLASS!
3 openings available
4
5
#5946 at 9:30 AM
ICEBOX PIES!
12 openings available

#5882 at 10:00 AM
SANDWICH BREADS WITH GRIST & TOLL FLOUR
10 openings available

#5947 at 2:30 PM
FRESH THAI CURRIES
9 openings available

#6110 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
11 openings available
6
#6120 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
7 openings available

#5449 at 1:30 PM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
11 openings available

#5450 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
Waiting List

#5812 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Tapas
6 openings available
7
#5825 at 10:00 AM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
1 opening available

#5751 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
8 openings available

#6147 at 3:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
8 openings available
8
#5950 at 9:00 AM
2-Day Lamination Workshop with Chef Carol Cotner Thompson
7 openings available

#5451 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5765 at 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: Brunch
9 openings available

#6180 at 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
10 openings available
9
#5950 at 9:00 AM
2-Day Lamination Workshop with Chef Carol Cotner Thompson
7 openings available

#5451 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5766 at 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
11 openings available

#6180 at 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
10 openings available
10
#5452 at 9:00 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
1 opening available

#5451 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5768 at 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
6 openings available

#6180 at 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
10 openings available

#6135 at 7:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
11
#5452 at 9:00 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
1 opening available

#5451 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5769 at 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: Fresh Pasta Workshop
5 openings available

#6180 at 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
10 openings available

#5746 at 6:30 PM
PAELLA NIGHT!
14 openings available
12
#5452 at 8:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
1 opening available

#5451 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5770 at 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: French Macarons
Waiting List

#5453 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Speciality Pizza Workshop
3 openings available
13
#5845 at 9:30 AM
LAO CUISINE 101
11 openings available

#5454 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH IN HAVANA
12 openings available

#5455 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
4 openings available
14
#5456 at 10:00 AM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
11 openings available

#5457 at 2:00 PM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
Waiting List

#5459 at 2:30 PM
FRENCH TARTS
9 openings available

#5458 at 5:30 PM
BASTILLE DAY MENU: Moules-Frites! (Mussels & Fries)!
13 openings available
15
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5460 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List
16
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5460 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List
17
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5460 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List

#5754 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
12 openings available
18
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5460 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List

#5820 at 6:30 PM
SUSHI 101
7 openings available
19
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5460 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List

#5690 at 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
12 openings available

#5948 at 2:30 PM
SUMMER SALADS
12 openings available

#6029 at 6:30 PM
THE PERSIAN DINNER TABLE
10 openings available

#6189 at 7:00 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: A Vegetarian Punjabi Menu
12 openings available
20
#5809 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Challah!
13 openings available

#5681 at 2:00 PM
SUMMER PIE WORKSHOP
9 openings available

#5465 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
3 openings available
21
#5656 at 9:30 AM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
5 openings available

#5647 at 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
10 openings available

#5660 at 2:00 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
1 opening available

#5672 at 5:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available
22
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5463 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5771 at 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Pho Class
4 openings available

#6027 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
2 openings available

#6148 at 6:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
12 openings available
23
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5463 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5773 at 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: Sushi!
Waiting List

#6027 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
2 openings available
24
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5463 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5774 at 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: Chinese Dumplings
7 openings available

#6027 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
2 openings available

#5664 at 6:30 PM
MEZE (Mediterranean Small Plates)
16 openings available
25
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5463 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5775 at 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: Challah!
10 openings available

#6027 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
2 openings available
26
#5462 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
7 openings available

#5463 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5776 at 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: The Cookie Class
Waiting List

#6027 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
2 openings available

#5466 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Dinner in Vietnam
8 openings available
27
#5468 at 9:30 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Southern Recipes
8 openings available

#5814 at 6:30 PM
BISTRO NIGHT! Steak au Poivre
14 openings available

#6010 at 7:00 PM
CREOLE GUMBO!
14 openings available
28
#5469 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
Waiting List

#6187 at 11:00 AM
DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING: Najmieh Batmanglij of "Cooking in Iran"
16 openings available

#5749 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
13 openings available
29
#5471 at 9:00 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
8 openings available

#5804 at 9:00 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! Roasted Fish
13 openings available

#5472 at 1:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List
30
#5471 at 9:00 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
8 openings available

#5805 at 9:00 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Italian Feast
12 openings available

#5472 at 1:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List
31
#5471 at 9:00 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
8 openings available

#5806 at 9:00 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Roasted Chicken Menu
13 openings available

#5472 at 1:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List
 
August 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#5807 at 9:00 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER: The BBQ Menu
13 openings available

#5472 at 1:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List
2
#5808 at 9:00 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Fresh Pasta Menu
10 openings available

#5759 at 10:30 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
14 openings available

#5472 at 1:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
Waiting List

#5473 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available
3
#6035 at 9:30 AM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
13 openings available

#5474 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH IN NEW ORLEANS
8 openings available

#5747 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Paella!
7 openings available
4
#5737 at 10:00 AM
LUNCH IN PROVENCE
16 openings available

#6188 at 2:00 PM
Live Honey Harvest with Beekeeper Robin Jones!
20 openings available

#5756 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
11 openings available
5
#5476 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5475 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
10 openings available

#6183 at 1:30 PM
Chef Gino's Italian Culinary Adventure for Kids
16 openings available
6
#5476 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5475 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
10 openings available

#6183 at 1:30 PM
Chef Gino's Italian Culinary Adventure for Kids
16 openings available
7
#5476 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5475 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
10 openings available

#6183 at 1:30 PM
Chef Gino's Italian Culinary Adventure for Kids
16 openings available

#5663 at 6:30 PM
THE WHOLE BRANZINO
16 openings available
8
#5476 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#5475 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
10 openings available

#6183 at 1:30 PM
Chef Gino's Italian Culinary Adventure for Kids
16 openings available

#5953 at 6:30 PM
ADVANCED PASTA WORKSHOP with Stefano Delorenzo
9
#5476 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY SERIES
Waiting List

#6183 at 1:30 PM
Chef Gino's Italian Culinary Adventure for Kids
16 openings available

#5661 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
11 openings available

#5815 at 7:00 PM
BISTRO NIGHT: The Moules-Frites Menu (Mussels & Fries)!
16 openings available
10
#5654 at 2:00 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
10 openings available

#5477 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
5 openings available
11
#5478 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
10 openings available

#5691 at 2:00 PM
FLOURLESS CAKES
14 openings available
12
#5822 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
Waiting List

#6173 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
6 openings available
13
#6173 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
6 openings available
14
#6173 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
6 openings available

#5668 at 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
15 openings available
15
#6173 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
6 openings available

#5816 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
16 openings available

#6030 at 7:00 PM
THE PERSIAN DINNER TABLE
8 openings available
16
#6173 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
6 openings available

#5750 at 10:30 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
15 openings available

#6123 at 2:30 PM
BAGELS & PRETZELS
12 openings available

#6032 at 7:00 PM
AN ISRAELI DINNER PARTY
6 openings available
17
#5810 at 9:30 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Roasted Chicken Menu
9 openings available

#5480 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
14 openings available

#5711 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
Waiting List
18
#5481 at 9:00 AM
BUTCHERING WORKSHOP: THE WHOLE PIG
10 openings available

#5482 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
7 openings available
19
#6028 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List
20
#6028 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List
21
#6028 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5813 at 6:30 PM
MEZE (Mediterranean Small Plates)
16 openings available
22
#6028 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5819 at 6:30 PM
WHISKEY CLUB DINNER
15 openings available
23
#6028 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
Waiting List

#5752 at 10:30 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
14 openings available

#6191 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
12 openings available
24
#5657 at 9:30 AM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
9 openings available

#5818 at 6:30 PM
SMOKING 101: Ribs, Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables
11 openings available

#6011 at 7:00 PM
SEAFOOD GUMBO FEAST!
12 openings available
25
#5694 at 10:00 AM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
16 openings available

#5824 at 2:00 PM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
2 openings available
26
#6172 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available
27
#6172 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available
28
#6172 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available

#6092 at 6:30 PM
CHINESE TAKEOUT
16 openings available
29
#6172 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available
30
#6172 at 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available

#5755 at 10:30 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
14 openings available

#5827 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
4 openings available
31
#5821 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi
6 openings available
 
September 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1234
5
#6103 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
6
#6037 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
16 openings available

#6052 at 2:00 PM
FRENCH TARTS
14 openings available

#5847 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: THE PHO CLASS
3 openings available
7
#6086 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
16 openings available

#6091 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available
8
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#5993 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
10 openings available

#6018 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
9
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#6025 at 9:30 AM
30 DAYS OF CLEAN EATING: A 4-week series
12 openings available
10
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available
11
#5487 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
9 openings available
12
#5488 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available

#6126 at 6:30 PM
SIMPLE SUPPERS: Classic Dinners in Under 30 Minutes
14 openings available
13
#6041 at 10:00 AM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
15 openings available

#6055 at 2:00 PM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
16 openings available

#6050 at 2:30 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
14 openings available
14
#5893 at 9:00 AM
ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPS: Molded Chocolates, Bon Bons & Truffles
8 openings available

#5978 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: French Macarons
8 openings available

#6067 at 7:00 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
8 openings available
15
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#5994 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
14 openings available

#6124 at 2:30 PM
BAGELS & PRETZELS
10 openings available

#6018 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
16
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#6025 at 9:30 AM
30 DAYS OF CLEAN EATING: A 4-week series
12 openings available
17
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6139 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Sublime Saffron
16 openings available
18
#5487 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
9 openings available

#5955 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
19
#5488 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available

#6108 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
7 openings available
20
#6044 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
9 openings available

#6081 at 10:30 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding Chocolate
14 openings available

#6045 at 2:00 PM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
12 openings available

#6068 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
8 openings available
21
#6088 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: The Pho Class
16 openings available

#5986 at 10:00 AM
GREAT BRITISH DESSERTS
16 openings available

#6080 at 2:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#6101 at 6:30 PM
Thai Street Food
16 openings available
22
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#6080 at 2:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#5995 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
11 openings available

#6018 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
23
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#6025 at 9:30 AM
30 DAYS OF CLEAN EATING: A 4-week series
12 openings available
24
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available
25
#5487 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
9 openings available
26
#5488 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available

#5954 at 6:30 PM
ADVANCED PASTA WORKSHOP with Stefano Delorenzo
Waiting List
27
#6047 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
10 openings available

#6125 at 10:00 AM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
28
#5979 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Lunch in Provence
16 openings available

#5988 at 10:00 AM
SCANDINAVIAN PASTRIES
13 openings available

#6190 at 7:00 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: A Vegetarian Punjabi Menu
12 openings available
29
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#5964 at 1:30 PM
TAMALES!
10 openings available

#5996 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
16 openings available

#6053 at 5:30 PM
FRENCH TARTS
13 openings available

#6018 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
30
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#6025 at 9:30 AM
30 DAYS OF CLEAN EATING: A 4-week series
12 openings available
 
October 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available
2
#5487 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
9 openings available
3
#5488 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available

#6127 at 6:30 PM
SIMPLE SUPPERS: Classic Italian Recipes in Under 30 Minutes
14 openings available
4
#6057 at 9:30 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
16 openings available

#5999 at 10:00 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
15 openings available

#6061 at 2:30 PM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
16 openings available

#6070 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner
8 openings available
5
#6089 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
16 openings available

#5968 at 10:00 AM
CLASSIC DINER BRUNCH!
16 openings available
6
#5483 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 2 Series: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#6060 at 1:30 PM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
12 openings available

#5997 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available

#6006 at 6:00 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
16 openings available
7
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#5973 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available

#5489 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
8
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available
9
#6079 at 6:30 PM
THE PHO CLASS
16 openings available
10
#6106 at 6:30 PM
SUSHI 101
14 openings available
11
#6000 at 10:00 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available

#6039 at 10:30 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian Method
16 openings available

#6063 at 2:00 PM
CUSTARDS & MERINGUES
16 openings available

#5971 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHTS:A Night in Havana
7 openings available
12
#5975 at 8:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
10 openings available

#5980 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Challah!
16 openings available

#5956 at 7:00 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
13
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#6046 at 1:30 PM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
11 openings available

#5998 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
15 openings available

#5883 at 5:00 PM
SANDWICH BREADS WITH GRIST & TOLL FLOUR
15 openings available
14
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#5973 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available

#5489 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
15
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6141 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Salt of the Earth
15 openings available
16
17
#6077 at 6:30 PM
THE WHOLE BRANZINO
16 openings available
18
#6049 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
9 openings available

#6001 at 10:00 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
15 openings available

#6012 at 6:30 PM
CREOLE GUMBO!
14 openings available

#6075 at 7:30 PM
MEZE (Mediterranean Small Plates)
16 openings available
19
#6036 at 9:30 AM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
16 openings available

#5990 at 10:00 AM
SCANDINAVIAN BREADS
15 openings available

#6071 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: FRENCH BISTRO
8 openings available
20
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#5957 at 2:00 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available

#6051 at 2:30 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
14 openings available

#6056 at 6:00 PM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
16 openings available
21
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#5973 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available

#5489 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
22
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available
23
#6083 at 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#6007 at 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
14 openings available
24
#6083 at 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#6192 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
12 openings available

#6128 at 7:00 PM
SIMPLE SUPPERS: Classic Asian Recipes in Under 30 Minutes
14 openings available
25
#6194 at 9:30 AM
WHOLE GRAIN LOAVES & FERMENTED PASTRIES w Sarah Owens
12 openings available

#6042 at 10:30 AM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
14 openings available

#6064 at 2:30 PM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
10 openings available

#6072 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
7 openings available
26
#6195 at 9:30 AM
CLASSIC SOURDOUGH BOULES & PRESERVES w Sarah Owens
12 openings available

#5969 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken & Waffles!
14 openings available

#5982 at 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Halloween Treats
16 openings available

#6104 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
27
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#6043 at 2:30 PM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
16 openings available
28
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available

#5973 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available

#5489 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
29
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available

#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available
 
November 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#6003 at 10:00 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available

#6059 at 2:00 PM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
12 openings available
2
#6085 at 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding Chocolate
14 openings available

#6097 at 10:30 AM
CUSTARDS & SOUFFLES
14 openings available

#6073 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
6 openings available
3
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#6058 at 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
13 openings available

#6093 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
16 openings available
4
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available
5
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available

#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available
6
7
#6100 at 6:30 PM
PAELLA NIGHT!
16 openings available
8
#6004 at 10:00 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
16 openings available

#6015 at 10:30 AM
ITALIAN COOKING: Gnocchi
16 openings available

#5972 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
8 openings available
9
#5983 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Fresh Pasta Workshop
16 openings available

#5970 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
16 openings available

#6193 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
12 openings available
10
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
10 openings available

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
8 openings available

#6062 at 2:00 PM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
16 openings available

#6094 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available

#6078 at 5:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available
11
#5485 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
12 openings available
12
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available

#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6142 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The Bittersweet History of Sugar
15 openings available
13
14
#5958 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
15
#6066 at 2:00 PM
WHOLE GRAIN BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Grist & Toll Flour
13 openings available

#6008 at 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
16 openings available
16
#6084 at 2:30 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#6074 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
8 openings available

#6013 at 7:00 PM
SEAFOOD GUMBO FEAST!
16 openings available
17
#6048 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
10 openings available

#6038 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
10 openings available

#6095 at 10:00 AM
CLASSIC HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES
16 openings available

#6084 at 2:30 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available
18
19
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
11 openings available
20
21
#6105 at 6:30 PM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
16 openings available
22
#6054 at 10:00 AM
FALL TARTS
14 openings available

#6107 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi
8 openings available
23
#5985 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: The Whole Thanksgiving Dinner
16 openings available

#5977 at 10:00 AM
THE WHOLE THANKSGIVING MEAL
16 openings available

#6109 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
8 openings available
24
#6134 at 10:00 AM
A VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING
16 openings available
2526
27
#5960 at 9:30 AM
8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS
14 openings available

#5961 at 2:00 PM
8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS
15 openings available
 
December 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8910
11
#5991 at 6:00 PM
SCANDINAVIAN BREADS
16 openings available
121314
15
#6098 at 10:00 AM
CUSTARDS & SOUFFLES
14 openings available
1617
18
#5992 at 6:00 PM
SCANDINAVIAN PASTRIES
14 openings available
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5436

Mon, Jun 24 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5411

Mon, Jun 24 2019 @ 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
 

Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on ...just in time to start training for the KCRW Pie Contest!


These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clémence Gossett.


Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clémence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clémence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 4-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$450.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5760

Mon, Jun 24 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! Roasted Fish
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Crispy Oven-Baked White Fish
Dilly Dipping Sauce
Smashed Potatoes
Seasonal Greens
Chocolate Chunk Cookies-in-a-Skillet!
 
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

Waiting List

$75.00

Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6164

Mon, Jun 24 2019 @ 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6165

Mon, Jun 24 2019 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5436

Tue, Jun 25 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5411

Tue, Jun 25 2019 @ 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
 

 Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on (just in time to start training for the Pie Contest)!


These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clemence Gossett.


Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clemence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clemence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 4 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5761

Tue, Jun 25 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Italian Feast
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Mozzarella
Panzanella Salad
Profiteroles with Chocolate Glaze
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

6 openings available

$75.00

Brie Wakeland

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5425

Tue, Jun 25 2019 @ 6:30 PM
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 EVENING

For 4 weeks from 6:30pm-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.

3 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5436

Wed, Jun 26 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5411

Wed, Jun 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
 

Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on ...just in time to start training for the KCRW Pie Contest!


These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clémence Gossett.


Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clémence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clémence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 4-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5762

Wed, Jun 26 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Roasted Chicken Menu
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Roasted Chicken Thighs
Risotto
Nicoise Salad
Chocolate Budino with Whipped Cream
 
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

12 openings available

$75.00

Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6184

Wed, Jun 26 2019 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5436

Thu, Jun 27 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5411

Thu, Jun 27 2019 @ 10:00 AM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
 

Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on ...just in time to start training for the KCRW Pie Contest!


These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clémence Gossett.


Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clémence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clémence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 4-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$450.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5763

Thu, Jun 27 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER: The BBQ Menu
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
BBQ Chicken
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Pickled Vegetables
Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Seasonal Fruit Cobbler
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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, 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.

 

10 openings available

$75.00

Brie Wakeland

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6185

Thu, Jun 27 2019 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5436

Fri, Jun 28 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5736

Fri, Jun 28 2019 @ 10:00 AM
LUNCH IN PROVENCE
 

Join us for a lovely trip to the Luberon for lunch!

Pissaladiere (Classic Onion Tart)

Salade Nicoise

Soupe au Pistou (White Bean Soup with Basil and Garlic)

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5764

Fri, Jun 28 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Fresh Pasta Menu
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Homemade Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pasta Sauces
Ravioli
Profiteroles with Chocolate Glaze
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

Waiting List

$75.00

Chef Gino Campagna

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5445

Fri, Jun 28 2019 @ 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.

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

Waiting List

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6181

Sat, Jun 29 2019 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Artisanal Pizza Workshop
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Overnight Pizza Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Tomato Sauce
Bechamel (for White Pizza)
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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, 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.

 

15 openings available

$75.00

Chef Gino Campagna

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6179

Sat, Jun 29 2019 @ 5:30 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.
 

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5710

Sat, Jun 29 2019 @ 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 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 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

Waiting List

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5653

Sun, Jun 30 2019 @ 10:00 AM
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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

6 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6111

Mon, Jul 1 2019 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild Yeast Culture
Sourdough Starter
Sprouted Wheat

Bake:
Classic Whole Grain Sourdough Bread
Sprouted Wheat Boule
Hazelnut Fig Loaf

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6118

Mon, Jul 1 2019 @ 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans


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


THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6118

Tue, Jul 2 2019 @ 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans


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


THIS IS A 5 HOUR CLASS

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

7 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6117

Tue, Jul 2 2019 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolate and Cheese Pairings
 

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month, Gourmandise chocolate expert Ruth Kennison opens her wondrous cabinet of carefully curated bean-to-bar chocolates from around the world for thoughtful tastings and discussions. Each class features a different themes; from chocolate tastings to guest chocolate makers, confectioners or cacao bean farmers to flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind. You can expect to taste a minimum of 5 exquisite chocolates.


THEME:

Join us for a two hour expedition into the flavors and textures of both fermented products! You will taste a variety of hard and soft cheeses and learn how to pair them with craft chocolates.

Cacao is grown 10-20 degrees north and south of the Equator.  Traditionally, countries that grew cacao did not produce chocolate, and there are many reasons for that, ranging from environmental factors to geopolitics. Countries that grow cacao are now, thanks to direct trade and the growth of the craft chocolate movement, producing some of the most interesting single-origin chocolate on the market. This is good news for chocolate lovers but, more importantly, for the local growers and suppliers in their respective regions.  Find out why and how delicious chocolate made in the countries they are grown in can taste!


* Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfume or scented lotions before class *

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

 

7 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6170

Wed, Jul 3 2019 @ 10:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5447

Wed, Jul 3 2019 @ 3:00 PM
THE BAKE & TAKE 4TH OF JULY PIE CLASS!
 

Join us for one of our favorite traditions! You will come in and bake two full-sized pies, ready to wow your guests at the center of your 4t of July table.

We will begin our pie making class with a pie science discussion and crust demonstration. You'll then make your own pie crust, and while it rests in the fridge, start making your Lemon or Passionfruit Curd (your choice)! and cutting up your peaches for your fillings. Once the crust is well-rested and your fillings are ready, you'll learn the secret to rolling out a perfect pie circle, how to make both single-crust and lattice topped pies and master crimping! Once the pies are sealed, crimped and decorated, we'll brush our little pies them with a touch of milk, sprinkle them with sugar and bake them until they're golden delicious. Pie tins are included.

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Blueberry Pie
Classic Double-Crust Peach Pie
 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

3 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5946

Fri, Jul 5 2019 @ 9:30 AM
ICEBOX PIES!
 

Join Chef Carol Cotner Thompson for a dreamy, three-hour class featuring your soon-to-be-favorite no-bake pies. You'll make the crusts and fillings from scratch and go home with the sweetest box of cool little pies, ready for the weekend!

Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Mud Pie
Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5882

Fri, Jul 5 2019 @ 10:00 AM
SANDWICH BREADS WITH GRIST & TOLL FLOUR
 

Let's bake up some tall, soft and fluffy loaves of bread with the best stone ground, whole grain flour on the West Coast! You'll learn to make these quick, bake-in-three-hour breads without intimidation and with loads of delicious add-ins.

Honey and Spelt Sandwich Bread
Oat Bread
Cinnamon Raisin Loaf

A jam or two (and chocolate, too) to serve atop your sweet slices.

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

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

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5947

Fri, Jul 5 2019 @ 2:30 PM
FRESH THAI CURRIES
 

Join Chef Carol Cotner Thompson for three hours of class Thai dishes and how to make curries from scratch using fresh, farmers market ingredients. Chef Carol will go over her favorite Thai stores and what you can make ahead!

Green Curry with Eggplant & Basil
Yellow Curry with Chicken and Pineapple
Panang Curry and Beef

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!).

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6110

Fri, Jul 5 2019 @ 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

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

Fried Chicken with Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Southern Style Cornbread with Honey Butter
Long Cooked Mixed Greens with Bacon
Classic Banana Pudding

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

11 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6120

Sat, Jul 6 2019 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Classic Cream Puffs
Savory Cheese Gougeres
Pastry Cream
Chocolate Glaze
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need.  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.

 

7 openings available

$75.00

Chef Gino Campagna

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5449

Sat, Jul 6 2019 @ 1:30 PM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Preserves

Peach Jam

Dill Pickles

You’ll take home as many jars as can go around!

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5450

Sat, Jul 6 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Waiting List

$225.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5812

Sat, Jul 6 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Tapas
 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for a class filled with small bites, salads and delicate, custardy churros dipped in a warm chocolate sauce.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

***Price is per couple***

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

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

6 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5825

Sun, Jul 7 2019 @ 10:00 AM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
 

Learn to master the art of making a simple, beautiful birthday or special occasion cake. We will greet you with a pre-baked cake (let us know if you prefer chocolate or vanilla) and whisk you in to learn how to perfect cakes from scratch. The batter we make in class will be turned into cupcakes- ready for you to practice your piping with. Once our cupcakes are baked, we'll turn our attention to the cakes and learn to split them into perfectly even layers. You will then make frosting, crumb coat your cake and learn the basics of piping while the cakes chill in the fridge. Once the cakes are set and cupcakes are beautifully decorated, we'll return to the cakes and learn to create all-over patterns, from ombre effects to large rosettes and contiguous ruffles. Sprinkles are optional!

Classic Yellow Cake

Devil's Food Cake

Swiss Buttercream

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

1 opening available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5751

Sun, Jul 7 2019 @ 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
 

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

Zaatar Chicken Breast with Mint, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Lemon Grass Chicken Paillard with Ginger Kale Slaw

Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Shallots

Buttermilk Fried Crispy Chicken Legs

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

8 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6147

Sun, Jul 7 2019 @ 3:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

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


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

Homemade Food Operations Act
Commercial kitchen design
Equipment
Cost of maintenance
Start-up costs
Renting commercial kitchens
Farmer's markets and festivals
Turning recipes into formulas
How to figure out food costs
Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients
Packaging and shipping
UPC codes and nutritional labels

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.

8 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5950

Mon, Jul 8 2019 @ 9:00 AM
2-Day Lamination Workshop with Chef Carol Cotner Thompson
 

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

Classic Puff Pastry
Whole Grain Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits
Danish Dough

Braided Coffee Cake

Classic Turnovers

 

EACH CLASS IS 4 HOURS

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

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

7 openings available

$250.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5451

Mon, Jul 8 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY 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

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

$525.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5765

Mon, Jul 8 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: Brunch
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Classic English Muffins
Poached Eggs
Perfect Pancakes
Home Fries
Braised Seasonal Greens
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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, 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.

 

9 openings available

$75.00

Chef Gino Campagna

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6180

Mon, Jul 8 2019 @ 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
 

Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on ...just in time to start training for the KCRW Pie Contest!

 

These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clémence Gossett.

 

Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clémence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clémence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches

 

THIS CLASS IS A 4-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

10 openings available

$450.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5950

Tue, Jul 9 2019 @ 9:00 AM
2-Day Lamination Workshop with Chef Carol Cotner Thompson
 

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

Classic Puff Pastry
Whole Grain Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits
Danish Dough

Braided Coffee Cake

Classic Turnovers

EACH CLASS IS 4 HOURS

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

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

7 openings available

$250.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5451

Tue, Jul 9 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY 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

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

$525.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5766

Tue, Jul 9 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Homemade Tortillas
Carne Asada
Grilled Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
Churros
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

 

11 openings available

$75.00

Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6180

Tue, Jul 9 2019 @ 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
 

 Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on (just in time to start training for the Pie Contest)!

 

These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clemence Gossett.

 

Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clemence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clemence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches

 

THIS CLASS IS A 4 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

10 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5452

Wed, Jul 10 2019 @ 9:00 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

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, 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. 

 

 

1 opening available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5451

Wed, Jul 10 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY 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

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

$525.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5768

Wed, Jul 10 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Classic Cream Puffs
Savory Cheese Gougeres
Pastry Cream
Chocolate Glaze
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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, 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.

 

6 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6180

Wed, Jul 10 2019 @ 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
 

Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on ...just in time to start training for the KCRW Pie Contest!

 

These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clémence Gossett.

 

Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clémence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clémence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches

 

THIS CLASS IS A 4-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

10 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6135

Wed, Jul 10 2019 @ 7:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5452

Thu, Jul 11 2019 @ 9:00 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

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, 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. 

 

 

1 opening available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5451

Thu, Jul 11 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY 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

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

$525.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5769

Thu, Jul 11 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: Fresh Pasta Workshop
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Homemade Pasta
Seasonal Pasta Sauces
Housemade Ricotta
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

5 openings available

$75.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6180

Thu, Jul 11 2019 @ 2:00 PM
PIE BOOT CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clémence Gossett
 

Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on ...just in time to start training for the KCRW Pie Contest!

 

These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clémence Gossett.

 

Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies with Evan
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard Pies with Clémence

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chess Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal with Clémence

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Nectarine Pies, Hand Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches

 

THIS CLASS IS A 4-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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

10 openings available

$450.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5746

Thu, Jul 11 2019 @ 6:30 PM
PAELLA NIGHT!
 
We're going to uncover the secrets behind sofrito, socorrat and which rice to select for the perfect Valencian Paella.
 

Seafood Paella

Seasonal Salad

Crema Catalana for Dessert!

 

THIS CLASS 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. 

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5452

Fri, Jul 12 2019 @ 8:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

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, 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. 

 

 

1 opening available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5451

Fri, Jul 12 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO PASTRY 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

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

$525.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5770

Fri, Jul 12 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: French Macarons
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
French Macarons Shells
Assorted Ganache Fillings
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

Waiting List

$75.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5453

Fri, Jul 12 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Speciality Pizza Workshop
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*** PRICE IS PER COUPLE ***

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

This is a vegetarian class.
Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

3 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5845

Sat, Jul 13 2019 @ 9:30 AM
LAO CUISINE 101
 

Join Chef Saengthong for an unparalleled cooking experience from his homeland! Bring friends along for this one- these shared plates are easy to replicate at home (and don't worry, Chef will fill you in on his favorite shopping spots for these ingredients).

Khao Niew (Sticky Rice)
Jeo Mak Len (Spicy Charred Tomato Dip)
Thummakhoong (Lao Style Papaya Salad)
Larb Gai (Chicken with Herbs)
Khao Niew Mak Muang (Mango Sticky Rice)

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. 

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

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5454

Sat, Jul 13 2019 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH IN HAVANA
 

Join us for a little tropical hospitality as you cook, bake and press your way to the perfect desayno on the streets on Miami.

Pressed Cuban Sandwich (Medinanoche)
Cuban Sandwich Rolls
Plantain Chips

Watercress Avocado Salad
Arroz con Leche Ice Cream

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5455

Sat, Jul 13 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for a hands-on, whole fish experience. 


Whole Branzino
Grilled Endive Salad
Lemon and Herb Risotto
Pistachio and Olive Oil Cake

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**PRICE IS PER COUPLE**

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

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

4 openings available

$250.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5456

Sun, Jul 14 2019 @ 10:00 AM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
 

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5457

Sun, Jul 14 2019 @ 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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5459

Sun, Jul 14 2019 @ 2:30 PM
FRENCH TARTS
 
Master the sweet perfection of classic French tarts in this three-hour class.
 

Classic, flaky press-in tart dough

Fresh Berry French Fruit Tarts

Passionfruit Meringue Tarts

 

THIS CLASS 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5458

Sun, Jul 14 2019 @ 5:30 PM
BASTILLE DAY MENU: Moules-Frites! (Mussels & Fries)!
 
Let's celebrate Bistro-style with these classic French dishes.


Steamed Mussells
Classic Cold-oil French Fries
Fennel Orange Salad
French Apple Cake

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

PRICE IS PER PERSON

13 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Mon, Jul 15 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5460

Mon, Jul 15 2019 @ 9:30 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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Tue, Jul 16 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5460

Tue, Jul 16 2019 @ 9:30 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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Wed, Jul 17 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5460

Wed, Jul 17 2019 @ 9:30 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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5754

Wed, Jul 17 2019 @ 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. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5460

Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 9:30 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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5820

Thu, Jul 18 2019 @ 6:30 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 

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!).

7 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Fri, Jul 19 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5460

Fri, Jul 19 2019 @ 9:30 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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5690

Fri, Jul 19 2019 @ 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
 

Behold the wonder of pillowy, glazed and powdered donuts!  Join us for four hours of sinful indulgence as we mix, fry, fill and dunk donuts of all kinds. You'll walk in and make our classic Yeasted Brioche Doughnut Dough, and while it rises, we'll turn our attention to our famous Apple Fritters. You'll fry up the fritters and dunk them in a Apple Cider Glaze, then work on our custom fillings for the doughnuts (Boston Cream, anyone)? After a quick break, you'll roll out and cut out your yeasted doughnuts, cut out donut holes and work the remaining dough into twists. We'll let these doughnuts rise one last time as we heat the oil back up and mix together our chocolate, strawberry and maple glazes, ready for dipping and filling! YES!

Yeast-risen Doughnuts
Apple Fritters
Boston Cream Doughnuts
Vanilla Pastry Cream
Classic Glaze
Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Maple glazed doughnuts
 

THIS IS A 3.5 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. 

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

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5948

Fri, Jul 19 2019 @ 2:30 PM
SUMMER SALADS
 

Join Chef Carol Cotner Thompson for a three hour class featuring the best of summer's bounty! You will learn how to make salads substantial enough for a full meal and pick up tricks of the trade to make dressings and marinades ahead of time.

Summer's Best Tomato Salad with Tapenade Toasts
Peach and Manchego Arugula Salad with Roasted Almonds and Sherry Vinaigrette
Fried Chicken Salad with Corn, Cucumbers and Green Goddess Dressing

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6029

Fri, Jul 19 2019 @ 6:30 PM
THE PERSIAN DINNER TABLE
 
Join Chef Nicole Hendiazdeh for an evening dedicated to Persian cuisine! You'll master 5 dishes as she whisks you through her family's best recipes.
 

Dolmeh (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

Tachin (Savory Rice Cake with Barberries and Yogurt-Marinated Chicken)

Shirazi Salad

Mast-o-Moseer (Savory Dip with Lebni and Sumac)

Persian Love Cake

 

 THIS CLASS 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. 

 

10 openings available

$105.00

Chef Nicole Hendizadeh

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6189

Fri, Jul 19 2019 @ 7:00 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: A Vegetarian Punjabi Menu
 
 
Chef Rubina Khan for an evening dedicated to Punjabi cuisine! This is a vegetarian menu.
 

Gajiar Char (pickled carrots)

Chana Masala (chickpea masala)

Aloo Jeera (spiced potatoes with cumin)

Bhindi (baked okra)
Poori (puffy bread)
Saviyan (vermicelli noodles)

 

THIS CLASS 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$105.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5809

Sat, Jul 20 2019 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Challah!
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Handmade Braided Challahs
Homemade Ricotta
Freshly Churned Butter
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need.  Classes are "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.

13 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5681

Sat, Jul 20 2019 @ 2:00 PM
SUMMER PIE WORKSHOP
 
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.

All-butter Pie Crust

Double Crust Peach Pie

Passion Fruit Meringue Pie

 THIS CLASS 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

9 openings available

$105.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5465

Sat, Jul 20 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
 

Be transported to Argentina for the evening as you work your way through this cuisine influenced by Italy, Spain and some of the greatest beef in the world.

Gaucho Style Steak
Chimichurri
Ricotta Gnocchi with Braised Chard
Mate

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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


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

3 openings available

$250.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5656

Sun, Jul 21 2019 @ 9:30 AM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
 

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

Chocolate Babka
Butter Brioche
Classic Braided Challah

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5647

Sun, Jul 21 2019 @ 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
 

The star of this class is the Pate a Choux, a versatile dough that is used to make Cream Puffs, Eclairs, and Gougeres (savory cheese puffs).

 Cream Puffs
Eclairs
Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream
Bittersweet Ganache
Herb and Cheese Gougere
Churros

 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!).

10 openings available

$85.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5660

Sun, Jul 21 2019 @ 2:00 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.
 

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

1 opening available

$105.00

Chef Jeff Perlman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5672

Sun, Jul 21 2019 @ 5:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

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

Fried Chicken with Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Southern Style Cornbread with Honey Butter
Long Cooked Mixed Greens with Bacon
Classic Banana Pudding

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Mon, Jul 22 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5463

Mon, Jul 22 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5771

Mon, Jul 22 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Pho Class
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Classic Vietnamese Pho with Beef Broth
Banh Bao (Steamed Rice Buns)
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

4 openings available

$75.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6027

Mon, Jul 22 2019 @ 2:30 PM
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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6148

Mon, Jul 22 2019 @ 6:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

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


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

Homemade Food Operations Act
Commercial kitchen design
Equipment
Cost of maintenance
Start-up costs
Renting commercial kitchens
Farmer's markets and festivals
Turning recipes into formulas
How to figure out food costs
Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients
Packaging and shipping
UPC codes and nutritional labels

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.

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Tue, Jul 23 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5463

Tue, Jul 23 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5773

Tue, Jul 23 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: Sushi!
 

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

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

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

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12

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, 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.

 

Waiting List

$75.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6027

Tue, Jul 23 2019 @ 2:30 PM
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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Wed, Jul 24 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5463

Wed, Jul 24 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5774

Wed, Jul 24 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: Chinese Dumplings
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Chicken & Chive Potstickers
 Wontons
Almond Cookies
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

7 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6027

Wed, Jul 24 2019 @ 2:30 PM
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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5664

Wed, Jul 24 2019 @ 6:30 PM
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

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. 


16 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Thu, Jul 25 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5463

Thu, Jul 25 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5775

Thu, Jul 25 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: Challah!
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Handmade Braided Challahs
Homemade Ricotta
Freshly Churned Butter
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need.  Classes are "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.

10 openings available

$75.00

Chef Nicole Hendizadeh

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6027

Thu, Jul 25 2019 @ 2:30 PM
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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5462

Fri, Jul 26 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


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

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

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: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures as you learn to make souffles, custards and mousses.

Day 4: Pate a Choux
Pâte à Choux or Choux dough is a light pastry dough used to make a wide array of pastries, from choux to eclairs and religieuses. You’ll make this versatile dough in both sweet and savory applications.


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

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


Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies and master the flakiest all-butter pie crust, fruit fillings and pillowy custard meringue pies.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key. You will be making 6 small mignardise, or petit fours.

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


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

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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

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

Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

7 openings available

$1650.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5463

Fri, Jul 26 2019 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5776

Fri, Jul 26 2019 @ 1:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: The Cookie Class
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Homemade Oreo Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
 
THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need.  Classes are "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.

Waiting List

$75.00

Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6027

Fri, Jul 26 2019 @ 2:30 PM
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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5466

Fri, Jul 26 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Dinner in Vietnam
 

Join Chef Saengthong for an in-depth exploration of Vietnamese cuisine! You'll learn how to make the perfect Pho broth, steamed rice cakes and traditional Vietnamese coffee.

Banh Cuon (steamed rice cakes with mushrooms and pork)
Pho
Spring Rolls
Ca Phe Sua (Vietnamese Coffee)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

** PRICE IS PER COUPLE**

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 21 and up. 

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

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

8 openings available

$225.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5468

Sat, Jul 27 2019 @ 9:30 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  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5814

Sat, Jul 27 2019 @ 6:30 PM
BISTRO NIGHT! Steak au Poivre
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for the ultimate French Bistro experience!

Steak au Poivre
Classic Cold-oil French Fries
Salad Nicoise
Tarte Tatin

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**PRICE IS PER PERSON**

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


14 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6010

Sat, Jul 27 2019 @ 7:00 PM
CREOLE GUMBO!
 

Join Chef Nigel for three hours of Roux, Seafood Techniques and how to cook live blue crabs!

Creole Gumbo (Sausage, Crab & Chicken)
Potato Salad
Succotash
Beignets

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. 

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

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5469

Sun, Jul 28 2019 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild Yeast Culture
Sourdough Starter
Sprouted Wheat

Bake:
Classic Whole Grain Sourdough Bread
Sprouted Wheat Boule
Hazelnut Fig Loaf

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6187

Sun, Jul 28 2019 @ 11:00 AM
DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING: Najmieh Batmanglij of "Cooking in Iran"
 

Join acclaimed chef and cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij for a delicious lunch as she demonstrates recipes from her newest cooking, Cooking in Iran. The price of the class includes a copy of her book.

THIS IS A 1.5 HOUR DEMONSTRATION AND BOOK SIGNING

Menu

Classic Fish Braise

Rice

Quick & Easy Pickles

BIO

NAJMIEH
 BATMANGLIJ
, hailed as “The Grande Dame of Iranian Cooking” by The Washington Post, has spent the past 40 years cooking, traveling, and adapting authentic Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. The 25th Anniversary Edition of her book 
Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies was called “A classic cookbook made even better…Gorgeous expanded edition” by Russ Parsons in the Los Angeles Times. Her Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey was selected as “One of the 10 best vegetarian cookbooks of 2004” by The New York Times, while her most recent book, Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets was selected as one of the 18 best cookbooks of Autumn 2018 by The New York Times, where Julia Moskin called it, "Magisterial...An engrossing visual feast of modern Iran…An essential new book”; and Evan Kleiman of KCRW Radio selected it as her “Cookbook of 2018.” Najmieh is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and lives in Washington, DC, where she teaches Persian and Silk Road cooking, and consults with restaurants around the world.

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5749

Sun, Jul 28 2019 @ 2:30 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
Steak Diane with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

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. 

13 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5804

Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 9:00 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! Roasted Fish
 

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

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

Crispy Oven-Baked White Fish
Dilly Dipping Sauce
Smashed Potatoes
Seasonal Greens
Chocolate Chunk Cookies-in-a-Skillet!


THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.

13 openings available

$75.00

Chef Nicole Hendizadeh

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5471

Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
 

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

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


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

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

Preserves: Classic Strawberry, Blueberry Orange Blossom

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

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

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

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


8 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5472

Mon, Jul 29 2019 @ 1:00 PM
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

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

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5805

Tue, Jul 30 2019 @ 9:00 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Italian Feast
 

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

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

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Mozzarella
Panzanella Salad
Profiteroles with Chocolate Glaze

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. 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.