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November 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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25
#4046 at 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Pizza!
Waiting List

#4283 at 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
26
#4047 at 9:30 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
Waiting List

#4048 at 2:00 PM
POT PIES
4 openings available

#4049 at 6:30 PM
FALL PASTAS & HEARTY SAUCES
1 opening available
27
#4050 at 10:00 AM
CUSTARDS & MERINGUES
13 openings available

#4106 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
28
#4051 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: French Dinners
5 openings available

#4052 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
13 openings available

#4292 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Domori Chocolate Tasting
15 openings available
29
#4263 at 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
30
#4054 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
Waiting List

#4055 at 6:30 PM
WHISKEY CLUB: Dinner and Pairings
13 openings available
 
December 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#4056 at 10:00 AM
WARM WINTER DINNERS
14 openings available

#4057 at 2:00 PM
CAKE DECORATING: Crumb Coating & Modern Piping
13 openings available

#4058 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi 101
2 openings available
2
#4059 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH IN NEW ORLEANS
14 openings available

#4060 at 2:00 PM
TEEN CLASS: Fresh Pasta
12 openings available

#4061 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: FRENCH BISTRO DINNER
Waiting List
3
#4062 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
Waiting List

#4258 at 3:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
9 openings available
4
#4106 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
5
#4063 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: Southern Flavors
11 openings available

#3969 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
6
#4164 at 9:00 AM
FOLLOW THAT CHEF: with Author & Chef Pascale Beale
4 openings available

#4255 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
7
#4066 at 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY TARTS:Chocolate Peppermint, Passionfruit Meringue & Pear Frangipane
5 openings available

#4266 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#4179 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Taste of the NW Chocolate Festival
10 openings available
8
#4067 at 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY SIDES
13 openings available

#4068 at 2:00 PM
STICKY BUNS & CINNAMON ROLLS
12 openings available

#4267 at 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
9
#4070 at 10:00 AM
HEARTY WINTER SOUPS & STEWS
7 openings available

#4076 at 2:00 PM
HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP
11 openings available

#4077 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
Waiting List
10
#4286 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#4071 at 2:00 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
9 openings available

#4279 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
11
#4074 at 10:00 AM
DECADENT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS
9 openings available

#4106 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
12
#4341 at 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY FRENCH MACARONS
16 openings available

#4272 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
13
#4247 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
14
#4078 at 10:00 AM
HEARTY WINTER SOUPS & STEWS
12 openings available

#4278 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
15
#4079 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
5 openings available

#4080 at 2:00 PM
HOLIDAY PIES

#4287 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
16
#4081 at 10:00 AM
THE WHOLE HOLIDAY DINNER
12 openings available

#4082 at 2:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Whole Holiday Meal
Waiting List

#4274 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
17
#4084 at 9:30 AM
HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP
Waiting List

#4085 at 2:00 PM
THE WHOLE HOLIDAY DINNER
8 openings available

#4291 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
18
#4089 at 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING
11 openings available

#4106 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
19
#4105 at 10:00 AM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
10 openings available
20
#4185 at 9:30 AM
ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPS: Molded Chocolates, Bon Bons & Truffles
12 openings available
21
#4193 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
11 openings available

#4090 at 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
4 openings available
22
#4092 at 10:00 AM
6TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!
9 openings available

#4093 at 2:30 PM
HOLIDAY FRENCH MACARONS
Waiting List

#4094 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
Waiting List
23
2425
26
#4140 at 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available
27
#4140 at 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available

#4158 at 1:00 PM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and Cheesemaking
8 openings available

#4096 at 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
Waiting List
28
#4140 at 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available

#4158 at 1:00 PM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and Cheesemaking
8 openings available
29
#4140 at 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
12 openings available

#4158 at 1:00 PM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and Cheesemaking
8 openings available

#4100 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
11 openings available
30
#4103 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces
2 openings available

#4102 at 2:00 PM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
7 openings available

#4104 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner and Pairings
6 openings available
 
January 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
123
4
#4182 at 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available
5
#4182 at 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#4308 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
7 openings available
6
#4300 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Homemade Breads
16 openings available

#4301 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
Waiting List
7
#4201 at 10:00 AM
MERINGUE CAKES
8 openings available

#4202 at 2:00 PM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
14 openings available
8
#4227 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
9
#4311 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: One Pot Meals
14 openings available
10
11
#4309 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
16 openings available

#4237 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
13 openings available

#4197 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Blind Chocolate Tasting and Sensory Experience
13 openings available
12
#4208 at 10:00 AM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
11 openings available

#4259 at 2:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
12 openings available

#4240 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: THE BISTRO
7 openings available
13
#4303 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Southern Recipes
16 openings available

#4216 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
13 openings available
14
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4203 at 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
14 openings available
15
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available

#4227 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
16
#4313 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: Classic Dinners
16 openings available

#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
17
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4345 at 6:30 PM
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
16 openings available
18
#4333 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
12 openings available
19
#4211 at 10:00 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
14 openings available

#4323 at 2:00 PM
PIE WORKSHOP

#4296 at 6:30 PM
THAI STREET FOOD
7 openings available
20
#4293 at 10:00 AM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
15 openings available

#4304 at 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Sushi!
16 openings available

#4241 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi 101
7 openings available
21
#3912 at 9:00 AM
BUTCHERING WORKSHOP: THE WHOLE PIG
14 openings available

#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4205 at 2:00 PM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
11 openings available

#4260 at 6:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
12 openings available
22
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available

#4227 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
23
#4340 at 10:00 AM
CARAMEL AND BUTTERSCOTCH DESSERTS
15 openings available

#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
24
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available
25
#4338 at 10:00 AM
FLOURLESS CAKES
16 openings available

#4277 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
26
#4349 at 10:00 AM
BAKE SALE 101: Cookies, Brownies & Bars
16 openings available

#4242 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner and Pairings
6 openings available
27
#4342 at 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
16 openings available

#4218 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available
28
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4187 at 10:00 AM
CONFECTIONS, CANDYMAKING AND CARAMELS
11 openings available
29
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available

#4227 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
30
#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
31
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available
 
February 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#4198 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: For the Love of Chocolate: How and Why We Love Cacao
13 openings available
2
#4314 at 10:00 AM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
16 openings available

#4294 at 6:30 PM
CLASSIC HAWAIIAN DINNER
16 openings available
3
#4221 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#4243 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
Waiting List
4
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4209 at 2:00 PM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
11 openings available

#4229 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
16 openings available
5
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available

#4290 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
6
#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
7
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available
8
#4326 at 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
16 openings available
9
#4244 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
4 openings available
10
#4275 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#4288 at 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
11
#4171 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 2 Series: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4289 at 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
12
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available

#4334 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
13
#4337 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
14
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4336 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
15
#4316 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
16
#4307 at 10:00 AM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
14 openings available

#4322 at 2:30 PM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
14 openings available
17
#4306 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
16 openings available

#4238 at 2:00 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available

#4245 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
6 openings available
18
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4212 at 2:00 PM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
9 openings available

#4230 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available
19
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available
20
#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
21
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available

#4228 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
22
23
#4204 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
16 openings available

#4320 at 2:00 PM
POT PIES
16 openings available

#4246 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
2 openings available
24
#4295 at 6:30 PM
LAO CUISINE 101
16 openings available
25
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4232 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces
15 openings available
26
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available
27
#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
28
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available

#4228 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
 
March 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#4318 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#4344 at 6:30 PM
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
16 openings available
2
#4206 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
16 openings available

#4315 at 2:00 PM
CUSTARDS & MERINGUES
15 openings available

#4328 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi 101
7 openings available
3
#4331 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
1 opening available
4
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4215 at 2:00 PM
FLOURLESS CAKES
15 openings available

#4233 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available
5
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available
6
#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
7
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available

#4228 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
8
#4319 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#4346 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
9
#4324 at 10:00 AM
SPRING PIE WORKSHOP

#4325 at 10:00 AM
CAKE DECORATING: Crumb Coating & Modern Piping
16 openings available

#4329 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: THE BISTRO
7 openings available
10
#4327 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
16 openings available
11
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4213 at 2:00 PM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
8 openings available

#4234 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
16 openings available
12
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available
13
#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
14
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available

#4228 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
10 openings available
15
#4332 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi 101
7 openings available
16
#4239 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available
17
#4298 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: St. Patrick's Day Brunch
16 openings available

#4299 at 6:30 PM
BEER-INFUSED DINNER AND PAIRINGS
16 openings available
18
#4171 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
3 openings available

#4186 at 9:30 AM
ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPS: Molded Chocolates, Bon Bons & Truffles
12 openings available

#4236 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
16 openings available
19
#4192 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
9 openings available
20
#4169 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available
21
#4270 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
11 openings available

#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available
22
#4347 at 6:30 PM
FRENCH COOKING: Classic Bistro Cuisine
7 openings available
23
#4210 at 10:00 AM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
12 openings available

#4330 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
7 openings available
24
#4297 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
7 openings available
25
#4223 at 10:00 AM
MERINGUE CAKES
12 openings available

#4235 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
14 openings available
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28
#4282 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
3 openings available
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4046

Sat, Nov 25 2017 @ 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Pizza!
 

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 Neapolitan Pizza Dough
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Tomato Sauce
Garlic Knots

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.

Waiting List

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4283

Sat, Nov 25 2017 @ 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
4047

Sun, Nov 26 2017 @ 9:30 AM
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!).

Waiting List

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4048

Sun, Nov 26 2017 @ 2:00 PM
POT PIES
 

Dust off the aprons and break out the tins- it's time to shake out your fear of making pie crust from scratch! Learn to blind bake, make decorative borders and lattice work and create some new family favorites with two of our best-loved recipes.

We will begin our pie making class with a pie science discussion and crust demonstration. You'll then make your own pie crust (we'll have butter, lard and duck fat for you to choose from and mix and match), and while it rests in the fridge, start chopping our vegetables, roasting our chicken and making pan sauces. Once the crust is well-rested and our fillings are ready, you'll learn the secret to rolling out a perfect pie circle, make a double-crust pie and master crimping! Once the pies are sealed, crimped and decorated, we'll brush our little pies them with a touch of milk and bake them until they're golden delicious.

Best Flaky All-Butter (and/or lard) Crust
Vegetable Pot Pies
Chicken Pot Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

4 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4049

Sun, Nov 26 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FALL PASTAS & HEARTY SAUCES
 

Mangia! We're going to spend three hours learning how to make pasta from scratch and sauces sure to become a staple in your home, wether you're working with handmade or store-bought noodles. You'll make a classic egg yolk dough, then walk over to our mill to grind some wheat berries into stone-ground flour for a whole wheat pasta. We'll make our sauces while the dough rests, then roll the pasta into long strands, ready to cut by hand.

Don't have a pasta machine at home? Worry not! We'll teach you how to hand-roll the pasta dough with a rolling pin, work with a hand-crank machine and master the KitchenAid attachment.

Whole Wheat Tagliatelle with Short Ribs, Hazelnuts and Radicchio
Fettucine with Brown Butter and Sage

Fettucine with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Housemade Ricotta

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

AGES 16 AND UP

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)!

1 opening available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4050

Mon, Nov 27 2017 @ 10:00 AM
CUSTARDS & MERINGUES
 

Let's uncover the secrets to make rich, luxurious custards and light-as-air meringues. You will learn the science behind eggs, temper yolks to make silky creme brulee and pot de creme, whisk and whip egg whites into pillowy meringues, ready to be piped and baked and paired with decadent pastry creams and fresh berries.

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino

Pavlova with Passionfruit Curd
Baked Alaska

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, 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

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4106

Mon, Nov 27 2017 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

Waiting List

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4051

Tue, Nov 28 2017 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: French Dinners
 

Let's hold the meat but hold on to plant-based proteins and flavor! We're going to create easy, balanced dinners that'll have the office begging you for the recipe.


Vegetarian Cassoulet

Savory Tarts

Fennel Gratin

Braised Greens

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachio Dressing

Tarte Tatin

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. 

5 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4052

Tue, Nov 28 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking technique class.  Knowing how to handle and care for your knives the right way will change how you cook.  Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.  Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

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, 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

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4292

Tue, Nov 28 2017 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Domori Chocolate Tasting
 

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month on Thursday evenings, 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 includes craft chocolate tastings, guest chocolate makers, confectioners, cacao bean farmers and flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind.

 

Tasting and Discussion from Italy's Domori Craft Chocolates


Join Chocolatier Ruth Kennison and Italian chocolate makers Domori for an in-depth discssion and tasting of bean to bar chocolates.


The story of Domori begins with a dream: to go to the soul of chocolate by sourcing the raw materials, the cocoa beans, from where the chocolate industry had never been. In fact, Domori is the first chocolate company in the world to process only high-quality cocoa, also knows as aromatic cocoa.  In processing the aromatic cocoa, the presence of the human touch has an equal importance to the quality of the raw material.  Only the careful and expert hands of Domori expert craftsman are able to ensure that the diversity of aromas of the cocoa are maintained and enhanced in the final chocolate.
To go where no one has ever been with chocolate, rescuing the pure essence of the noble cocoa, is Domori’s passion. A project and a magnificent obsession that aims at involving all the stakeholders of its world: the farmers, the production experts, the distribution network, the media, customers and consumers.

 

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

 

15 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4263

Wed, Nov 29 2017 @ 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
4054

Thu, Nov 30 2017 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: 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

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4055

Thu, Nov 30 2017 @ 6:30 PM
WHISKEY CLUB: Dinner and Pairings
 

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

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Southern Style Flank Steak
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Squash with American Whiskey Glaze
Chocolate Souffles with Whiskey-Infused Creme Anglaise

 

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 21 and up. 



13 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4056

Fri, Dec 1 2017 @ 10:00 AM
WARM WINTER DINNERS
 

Tired of the same old dinner every night? The easy-to-prep meals take place in the oven, freeing up space on your stove and your time.

Crispy Pork Belly
Creamy Polenta with Braised Greens
Caramelized Delicata Squash
Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 



14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4057

Fri, Dec 1 2017 @ 2:00 PM
CAKE DECORATING: Crumb Coating & Modern Piping
 

Want to learn to decorate like pro?  Make the perfect cake like you see on tv?  Well you need to start with the basic fundamentals of cake decorating!  Join Clémence as she teaches you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you can feel at ease learning to put together and decorating your first cake.  Bring only your appetite - we will provide each student with two 6" cakes to split, fill and decorate.


You Will Learn:

How to cut cake layers and fill
"Naked Cake" design

The perfect crumb coat
Filling a piping bag and use piping tips
Ombre effect cakes
How to properly use a turn table
How to make buttercream flowers

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, 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

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4058

Fri, Dec 1 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: 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  

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!).

2 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4059

Sat, Dec 2 2017 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH IN NEW ORLEANS
 

Join us for a little Southern hospitality as you cook, bake and sweet-tea yourself into a lovely Saturday.

Shrimp and Grits
Crispy Pork Belly and Poached Eggs
Braised Greens
Beignets

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.

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4060

Sat, Dec 2 2017 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN CLASS: Fresh Pasta
 

Mangia! We're going to spend three hours learning how to make pasta from scratch and sauces sure to become a staple in your home, wether you're working with handmade or store-bought noodles. You'll make a classic egg yolk dough, then walk over to our mill to grind some wheat berries into stone-ground flour for a whole wheat pasta. We'll make our sauces while the dough rests, then roll the pasta into long strands, ready to cut by hand.

Don't have a pasta machine at home? Worry not! We'll teach you how to hand-roll the pasta dough with a rolling pin, work with a hand-crank machine and master the KitchenAid attachment.

Whole Wheat Tagliatelle
Fettucine with Brown Butter and Sage

Seasonal Pesto and Housemade Ricotta

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

AGES 12-16 ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4061

Sat, Dec 2 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: FRENCH BISTRO DINNER
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for a hands-on 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 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 16 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

Waiting List

$225.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4062

Sun, Dec 3 2017 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: 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

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4258

Sun, Dec 3 2017 @ 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
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.

9 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4106

Mon, Dec 4 2017 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

Waiting List

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4063

Tue, Dec 5 2017 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: Southern Flavors
 

Let's hold the meat but hold on to plant-based proteins and flavor! We're going to create easy, balanced dinners that'll have the office begging you for the recipe.


Potato Empanadas

Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Homemade Tortillas

Black Bean Chili and Quinoa

Jicama Salad

Sweet & Spicy Cornbread

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. 

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3969

Tue, Dec 5 2017 @ 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
4164

Wed, Dec 6 2017 @ 9:00 AM
FOLLOW THAT CHEF: with Author & Chef Pascale Beale
 

Have you ever wondered what all those chefs are going to make with all that fresh produce they buy at the Farmers Market?  Here's another chance to follow acclaimed cookbook author Pascale Beale through the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market, meet her favorite farmers and vendors and walk back to Gourmandise to watch a demonstration and sample dishes.  The Follow That Chef classes are are free of charge and require RSVP.  


Menu

TBD

Pascale Beale grew up in England and France surrounded by a family which has always been passionate about food, wine and the arts. She was taught to cook by her French mother and grandmother. After 15 years working in the property and financial markets in California, all the while continuing her quest for good food and culinary knowledge during gastronomic pilgrimages to Europe, she returned to her first passion, cooking. She has, over the past 11 years, written numerous books, articles for local newspapers, and is a regular contributor to the James Beard award winning publication, Edible Santa Barbara.

Her first cookbook A Menu for All Seasons - Spring, was published in 2004. The second book in the series, Summer, was released in early 2008. Autumn followed in October 2009. The fourth season - Winter - was published in March 2011. An entirely new edition of Spring was then published in March 2012. A Menu for All Seasons, the boxed set of the four volumes, is also available. Pascale released Salade: Recipes from The Market Table was released to great acclaim in 2014.  The first edition sold out in only 14 weeks and is now in it's fouth printing. Her most recent book, Les Fruits: Savory and Sweet Recipes From The Market Table was released in January 2016.

​The Pascale's Kitchen Cooking Channel was launched on YouTube in September 2016. New videos showcasing seasonal, Mediterranean and Californian inspired dishes are released every Friday. Her company, Pascale’s Kitchen, brings a range of culinary products, including new herb lines and blended spices, teas and jams, as well as exquisite tableware, to its customers, making cooking pleasurable, delicious and fun.

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

 

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 in case there are 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. 

4 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4255

Wed, Dec 6 2017 @ 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
4066

Thu, Dec 7 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY TARTS:Chocolate Peppermint, Passionfruit Meringue & Pear Frangipane
 
Fall into the season with tarts are pretty as they are easy to make.  You'll master a press-in crust that's easy as pie and learn to decorate these to professional perfection. Happy start to your holidays!

Brown Butter Tart Dough

Chocolate Peppermint Tarts

Pear Frangipane

Passionfruit Meringue

 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. 

5 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4266

Thu, Dec 7 2017 @ 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
4179

Thu, Dec 7 2017 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Taste of the NW Chocolate Festival
 

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month on Thursday evenings, 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 includes craft chocolate tastings, guest chocolate makers, confectioners, cacao bean farmers and flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind.

 

Taste of the NW Chocolate Festival


The Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle is an annual gathering of the world’s top chocolate makers and influencers.  Festival regular Ruth Kennison returns with an armful of Festival stand outs.  Learn what’s new in the craft chocolate scene and taste the best bars the festival has to offer!

 

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 21 and up

 

10 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4067

Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY SIDES
 

Roasts are the trimmings are nice, but we gather around the table for the scrumptious sides. We will gather and cook up a wide selection of easy to prep, quick to cook and delicious to present side dishes that'll have your friends wishing they'd invited you to their family supper.


Classic Scalloped Potatoes

Creamed Spinach

Parker House Rolls

Zesty Beet Salad

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Winter Greens and Roasted Blood Orange Salad

Candied Pepitas

Lemon Posset

 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!).

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4068

Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 2:00 PM
STICKY BUNS & CINNAMON ROLLS
 

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

Basic Yeast Dough

Sticky Buns with Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Buns with Vanilla Bean and Cream Cheese Glaze

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

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4267

Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 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
4070

Sat, Dec 9 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HEARTY WINTER SOUPS & STEWS
 

It's time to dive into these simple, farmers market-driven soups and stews.  These hearty and healthy soups and stews are perfect for meal-planning as they allow you to make ahead, refrigerate or freeze, and serve when convenient for you.  We will roast, steam, puree, braise and season to make four dishes that will be sure to become family favorites.  Be sure to bring reusable containers to class!

Creamy Spinach Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Classic Carrot Ginger Soup
Cassoulet (French white bean and chicken stew)

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. 

7 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4076

Sat, Dec 9 2017 @ 2:00 PM
HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP
 
It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

Cornmeal Thumprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Toffee Cranberry Cookies with Housemade Toffee Bits

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!).

11 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4077

Sat, Dec 9 2017 @ 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
Deconstructed Alfajores with Cinnamon Ice Cream

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 John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4286

Sun, Dec 10 2017 @ 10:00 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
4071

Sun, Dec 10 2017 @ 2:00 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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.

9 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4279

Sun, Dec 10 2017 @ 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
4074

Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 10:00 AM
DECADENT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS
 
Do you dream in chocolate about as much as we do? Take a sweet trip with us as we bake and make pretty our 5 favorite chocolate desserts. You'll pick up do-ahead tips, learn to make simple decorating sparkle and how to transport these goodies to your next event (as your friends weep with envy).
 
Sinfully Silky Chocolate Pudding
Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake with Chocolate Glaze
Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Chocolate Marshmallows
Chocolate Meringue Tarts

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4106

Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

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

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

Waiting List

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4341

Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY FRENCH MACARONS
 

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

Espresso Macarons

Peppermint Ganache

Mocha Ganache

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4272

Tue, Dec 12 2017 @ 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
4247

Wed, Dec 13 2017 @ 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
4078

Thu, Dec 14 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HEARTY WINTER SOUPS & STEWS
 

It's time to dive into these simple, farmers market-driven soups and stews.  These hearty and healthy soups and stews are perfect for meal-planning as they allow you to make ahead, refrigerate or freeze, and serve when convenient for you.  We will roast, steam, puree, braise and season to make four dishes that will be sure to become family favorites.  Be sure to bring reusable containers to class!

Creamy Spinach Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Classic Carrot Ginger Soup
Cassoulet (French white bean and chicken stew)

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

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4278

Thu, Dec 14 2017 @ 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
4079

Fri, Dec 15 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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!).

5 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4080

Fri, Dec 15 2017 @ 2:00 PM
HOLIDAY PIES
 
Fall into the season with pies that are pretty as they are easy to make.  You'll master a press-in crust that's easy as pie and learn to decorate these to professional perfection. Happy start to your holidays!

All-butter Pie Crust

Press-in Graham Cracker Crust (using our favorite Graham recipe)

Chocolate Chess Pie

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Brittle

 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. 

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4287

Fri, Dec 15 2017 @ 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
4081

Sat, Dec 16 2017 @ 10:00 AM
THE WHOLE HOLIDAY DINNER
 
Impress the family with this three-hour holiday dinner. We'll teach you how to prep, cook and present this totally doable menu (that can be scaled up for larger groups).

Herb-crusted Beef Rib Roast

Scalloped Potatoes

Greens and Gorgonzola Salad

Cheesy Polenta

Orange and Ginger-Glazed Carrots

Chocolate Pavlovas with Whipped Cream

 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. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4082

Sat, Dec 16 2017 @ 2:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Whole Holiday Meal
 

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

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

Whole Beef Roast
Classic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Homemade Gravy
Winter Greens Salad
Butterscotch Budino

THIS IS A 2.5 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, 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

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4274

Sat, Dec 16 2017 @ 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
4084

Sun, Dec 17 2017 @ 9:30 AM
HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP
 
It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

Cornmeal Thumprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Toffee Cranberry Cookies with Housemade Toffee Bits

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!).

Waiting List

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4085

Sun, Dec 17 2017 @ 2:00 PM
THE WHOLE HOLIDAY DINNER
 
Join us for a whole holiday meal experience! You'll come in and learn how to dress a whole rib roast, whip up a creamy polenta (no stirring- we're baking it)! and make a series of side dishes are delicious as they are beautiful.

Herb-crusted Beef Rib Roast
Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Winter Greens and Roasted Citrus Salad

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Butterscotch Budino and Whipped Cream

 THIS CLASS 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

8 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4291

Sun, Dec 17 2017 @ 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
4089

Mon, Dec 18 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING
 

Watch out, Martha- these cookies are going to be too pretty to eat! Join local baker Jacqui De Borja as she teaches you the tricks to her trade, from organizing yourself to make dozens of decorated cookies without breaking a sweat to the little secrets that all cookie decoraters keep in their back pocket. You will master piping, flooding, patterns and swirls as you assemble a collection of delicious artwork. You will learn to make the perfect dough for flat, buttery sugar cookies (and work with our ready-baked cookies, leaving you plenty of dough to take home) and make 5 different holiday shaped and decorated wonders.

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

Royal Icing

Piping and Flooding Methods

Paisley Patterns, Plaid, Checkering, etc.

 

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. 

11 openings available

$75.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4106

Mon, Dec 18 2017 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

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

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

Waiting List

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4105

Tue, Dec 19 2017 @ 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

Chocolate 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.

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4185

Wed, Dec 20 2017 @ 9:30 AM
ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPS: Molded Chocolates, Bon Bons & Truffles
 

Join Chocolatier Ruth Kennison for an 8-hour workshop that will have you tempering, rolling, caramelizing, dipping and enrobing a variety of handmade chocolates.  Students will make caramels, prepare ganache, temper chocolate and enrobe by hand. You will be coloring cocoa butter, caramelizing hazelnuts and perfecting Honeycomb for dipping.

Molded Chocolate Bon Bons filled with Salted Caramel Cream

Jeweled White Chocolate Passionfruit Molded Chocolates

Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Rochers

Classic Truffles Infused with Whiskey

Bonus:

Honeycomb

THIS IS A 8 HOUR CLASS. THERE WILL BE A BREAK FOR LUNCH.

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.

12 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4193

Thu, Dec 21 2017 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: 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.

11 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4090

Thu, Dec 21 2017 @ 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
 

Uncover how to make a classic Tagine and traditional Couscous with Chef May. Leave room for the orange and almond cake!

Citrus, Mint and Olive Salad
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Classic 7-Vegetable Couscous and Harissa
Orange & Almond 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. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4092

Fri, Dec 22 2017 @ 10:00 AM
6TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!
 

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log!  Spend the morning with Chef Clemence learning the mysteries of a proper genoise cake, the wonders of buttercream frosting, and the magical decorating powers of mushroom-shaped meringues. Your lovely log will be ready to transport to your freezer, ready to serve on Christmas Eve.

Chiffon Cake

Genoise

French Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream

Meringue Mushrooms

THIS 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.

Ages 16 and up. 

9 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4093

Fri, Dec 22 2017 @ 2:30 PM
HOLIDAY FRENCH MACARONS
 

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

Espresso Macarons

Peppermint Ganache

Mocha Ganache

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
4094

Fri, Dec 22 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
 
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.

Farfalle with Fennel and Pea Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Fettucine with Pistachio and Artichokes

 

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. 

Waiting List

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4140

Tue, Dec 26 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for four 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:  PROTEINS - The Artisanal Burger

Grind your own meat to create custom burgers! You'll make all your own condiments and learn to cook meat perfectly. Cheese Stuffed Burgers, Homemade Burger Buns, Caramelized Onions, Shoe String Fries, Creamy Coleslaw, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Housemade Ketchup.

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.
12 openings available

$395.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4140

Wed, Dec 27 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for four 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:  PROTEINS - The Artisanal Burger

Grind your own meat to create custom burgers! You'll make all your own condiments and learn to cook meat perfectly. Cheese Stuffed Burgers, Homemade Burger Buns, Caramelized Onions, Shoe String Fries, Creamy Coleslaw, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Housemade Ketchup.

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.
12 openings available

$395.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4158

Wed, Dec 27 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and 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, Parmesan Bread, Whole Wheat Baguette, Hazelnut Fig Loaf, Sprouted Wheat Bread, Classic Sourdough

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

Preserves: Classic Strawberry, Nectarine and Lemon Verbena, Peach, Blueberry Orange Blossom

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastrySummer10% at checkout to save 10%.

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
4096

Wed, Dec 27 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
 

Open your windows and grab your pots- this three hour class will have neighbors clamoring to know what you're cooking. Join Chef Clemence for three hours of the best French dinners you can make on the stove. Hearty and rich, the techniques are simple and the results delicious.  


Cassoulet

(White Bean Stew with Bacon Lardons, Garlic Sausage and Braised Chicken)


Pot-au-feu

(Classic Super Savory Beef Short Rib Stew)


French Apple Cake

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. 

Waiting List

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4140

Thu, Dec 28 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for four 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:  PROTEINS - The Artisanal Burger

Grind your own meat to create custom burgers! You'll make all your own condiments and learn to cook meat perfectly. Cheese Stuffed Burgers, Homemade Burger Buns, Caramelized Onions, Shoe String Fries, Creamy Coleslaw, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Housemade Ketchup.

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.
12 openings available

$395.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4158

Thu, Dec 28 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and 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, Parmesan Bread, Whole Wheat Baguette, Hazelnut Fig Loaf, Sprouted Wheat Bread, Classic Sourdough

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

Preserves: Classic Strawberry, Nectarine and Lemon Verbena, Peach, Blueberry Orange Blossom

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastrySummer10% at checkout to save 10%.

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
4140

Fri, Dec 29 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

Do you dream of owning a restaurant or food truck someday? Join Chef John Pitblado for four 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:  PROTEINS - The Artisanal Burger

Grind your own meat to create custom burgers! You'll make all your own condiments and learn to cook meat perfectly. Cheese Stuffed Burgers, Homemade Burger Buns, Caramelized Onions, Shoe String Fries, Creamy Coleslaw, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Housemade Ketchup.

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.
12 openings available

$395.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4158

Fri, Dec 29 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and 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, Parmesan Bread, Whole Wheat Baguette, Hazelnut Fig Loaf, Sprouted Wheat Bread, Classic Sourdough

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

Preserves: Classic Strawberry, Nectarine and Lemon Verbena, Peach, Blueberry Orange Blossom

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastrySummer10% at checkout to save 10%.

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
4100

Fri, Dec 29 2017 @ 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

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4103

Sat, Dec 30 2017 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces
 

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.

Fresh Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pesto
Homemade Ricotta
Fresh Tomato Sauce

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.

2 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4102

Sat, Dec 30 2017 @ 2:00 PM
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!).

7 openings available

$85.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4104

Sat, Dec 30 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner and Pairings
 

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

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Southern Style Flank Steak
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Squash with American Whiskey Glaze
Chocolate Souffles with Whiskey-Infused Creme Anglaise

 

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. 



6 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4182

Thu, Jan 4 2018 @ 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.

10 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4182

Fri, Jan 5 2018 @ 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.

10 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4308

Fri, Jan 5 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
 

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

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

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.  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!).

7 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4300

Sat, Jan 6 2018 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Homemade Breads
 

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.

Rye Focaccia
Classic Parker House Rolls
Cheesy Gougeres
Homemade Butter

THIS IS A 3 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.

16 openings available

$75.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4301

Sat, Jan 6 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
 
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.

Farfalle with Fennel and Pea Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Fettucine with Pistachio and Artichokes

 

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. 

Waiting List

$190.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4201

Sun, Jan 7 2018 @ 10:00 AM
MERINGUE CAKES
 
These naturally gluten-free wonders are packed with texture, flavor and do-ahead strategies. You'll whip, pipe, bake and decorate your cakes and take home two decadent creations.

Marjolaine (Halzenut Meringue Cake)

Swiss Buttercream

Mirrored Chocolate Glaze

Concord Cake (Chocolate Meringue Cake)

Chocolate Mousse

 

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 in case there are any leftovers.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes. 

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

Ages 16 and up. 

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4202

Sun, Jan 7 2018 @ 2:00 PM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
 

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

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

THIS 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.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4227

Mon, Jan 8 2018 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4311

Tue, Jan 9 2018 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: One Pot Meals
 

Let's hold the meat but hold on to plant-based proteins and flavor! We're going to create easy, balanced dinners that'll have the office begging you for the recipe.


Sweet Potato Chili with Killer Homemade Cornbread

Risotto with Corn and Mushrooms

Smoky Tomato Soup with Parmsan Crisps

Classic Apple Betty

 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!).

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4309

Thu, Jan 11 2018 @ 10:00 AM
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!).

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4237

Thu, Jan 11 2018 @ 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!).

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4197

Thu, Jan 11 2018 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Blind Chocolate Tasting and Sensory Experience
 

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month on Thursday evenings, 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 includes craft chocolate tastings, guest chocolate makers, confectioners, cacao bean farmers and flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind.

THEME:

Blind Chocolate Sensory Experience

Ruth Kennison, Owner ofThe Chocolate Project


Join celebrated chocolate educator Ruth Kennison as she guides you through a unique chocolate tasting experience. You will use all of your senses except that of sight as you more deeply experience the aromas, textures and flavors of single origins chocolates.

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

 

13 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4208

Fri, Jan 12 2018 @ 10:00 AM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
 

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
Braided Brioche
Bostock (take your brioche a step further with a slather of frangipane).
Brioche a Tete

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

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4259

Fri, Jan 12 2018 @ 2:00 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
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
4240

Fri, Jan 12 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: THE BISTRO
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for a hands-on 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 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!).

7 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4303

Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Southern Recipes
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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.

16 openings available

$85.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4216

Sat, Jan 13 2018 @ 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking technique class.  Knowing how to handle and care for your knives the right way will change how you cook.  Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.  Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

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, 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

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4171

Sun, Jan 14 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

3 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4203

Sun, Jan 14 2018 @ 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!).

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4192

Mon, Jan 15 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

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

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze


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

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

 

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

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

9 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4227

Mon, Jan 15 2018 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4313

Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING: Classic Dinners
 

Let's hold the meat but hold on to plant-based proteins and flavor! We're going to create easy, balanced dinners that'll have the office begging you for the recipe.


Sweet Potatoes Hasselback


Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie


Caramelized Squash with Shallots


Zucchini Lasagna


Perfect Veggie Burgers with Romesco Sauce


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4169

Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

For 10 Weeks from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4270

Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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


THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 930am-1pm

MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON SEASONAL AVAILABLITY OF PRODUCE AND SEAFOOD

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4345

Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 6:30 PM
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4333

Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: 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.

12 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4211

Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 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.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4323

Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 2:00 PM
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 (one raw and one cooked).

All-butter Pie Crust

Mile High Apple Pie

Classic Blueberry Lattice Pies

 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. 

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4296

Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 6:30 PM
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

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

7 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4293

Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 10:00 AM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
 

Join Chef Saengthong for an in-depth exploration of all things fermented! Learn how to start your own Kimchi (and leave with enough to get yourself started at home), make a variety of dishes and pick Chef's brain about the science of it all.

Kimchi
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi Pancakes
JJigae ( Kimchi Stew)

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!).

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4304

Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 2:00 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.

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
Salmon Nigiri

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS AGES 6-12

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.

16 openings available

$75.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4241

Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: 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  

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!).

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3912

Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 9:00 AM
BUTCHERING WORKSHOP: THE WHOLE PIG
 

Join butcher Janet Crandall for an immersive, whole-day window into the world of butchery. You will learn about animal welfare and sustainable practices, break down a side and learn how to separate all the various cuts. Class will include: sausage making, rendering, knife skills, fabrication and a variety of dishes. Each student will participate in the breaking down of the animal and making a variety of dishes, from salads to mains.

Please bring a container with ice to class; each student will bring home a selection of cuts.

THIS IS A 9 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.

14 openings available

$350.00

Chef and Butcher Janet Crandall

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4171

Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

3 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4205

Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 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

Espresso Macarons

Peppermint Ganache

Mocha Ganache

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.

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4260

Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 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
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
4192

Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

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

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze


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

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

 

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

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

9 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4227

Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4340

Tue, Jan 23 2018 @ 10:00 AM
CARAMEL AND BUTTERSCOTCH DESSERTS
 

Nothing says Holidays like the sweet, complex flavors of caramel and butterscotch. We will cover everything from custards to candies in this three-hour class focused on the science of sugar, from simple granulated sugar to the deep, intoxicating warmth of Muscovado. You will make two desserts (the Pot de Creme and Sticky Toffee Pudding) and three gorgeous edible gifts (the Toffees and Caramel Sauce) along with a few sweet surprises to delight your holiday tables.

Butterscotch Pots de Creme
English Butter Toffees

Our Signature Rye Sticky Toffee Pudding
Salted Caramel Sauce

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4169

Tue, Jan 23 2018 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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


THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

For 10 Weeks from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4270

Wed, Jan 24 2018 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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


THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 930am-1pm

MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON SEASONAL AVAILABLITY OF PRODUCE AND SEAFOOD

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4338

Thu, Jan 25 2018 @ 10:00 AM
FLOURLESS CAKES
 
Tired of not knowing which gluten free cake recipes to trust and brick-like chocolate cakes?  Look no more- these cakes are delicious, easy to make and happen to be gluten free instead of reverse engineered.
 
Mousse-like Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hazelnut Marjolaine with French Buttercream
Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

** Please Note: The Gourmandise School is not a gluten-free facility **

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4277

Thu, Jan 25 2018 @ 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
4349

Fri, Jan 26 2018 @ 10:00 AM
BAKE SALE 101: Cookies, Brownies & Bars
 
It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

Caramel Shortbread Brownies

Chocolate-glaze Filled Laceys

Whole Grain Chocolate Chunk Cookies (also known as the best cookie on the planet)

Eat-like-a-meal Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Homemade Almond Roca

 

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4242

Fri, Jan 26 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner and Pairings
 

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

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Southern Style Flank Steak
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Squash with American Whiskey Glaze
Chocolate Souffles with Whiskey-Infused Creme Anglaise

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. 



6 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4342

Sat, Jan 27 2018 @ 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!).

16 openings available

$85.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4218

Sat, Jan 27 2018 @ 2:00 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!).

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4171

Sun, Jan 28 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

3 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4187

Sun, Jan 28 2018 @ 10:00 AM
CONFECTIONS, CANDYMAKING AND CARAMELS
 

Are you obsessed with caramel and candies? Join us Chocolatier and Confectioner Ruth Kennison teaches you how to master the basics of cooking sugar, from mastering caramel sauce to making successful hard candies. 

Beer & Pretzel Caramel Squares
Classic French & Italian Nougat
Seasonal Fruit-flavored Lollipops
Pate de Fruit (Fruit Gems)

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

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4192

Mon, Jan 29 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

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

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze


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

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

 

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

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

9 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4227

Mon, Jan 29 2018 @ 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 MONDAY 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.

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4169

Tue, Jan 30 2018 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

For 10 Weeks from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4270

Wed, Jan 31 2018 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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


THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 930am-1pm

MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON SEASONAL AVAILABLITY OF PRODUCE AND SEAFOOD

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4282

Wed, Jan 31 2018 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
 

Join Chef Carol Carol Cotner Thompson for an 8-week cooking series to introduce you to a wide array of cuisines. Each student will work independently and will learn to master Italian, French, Spanish and Meditteranean menus with recipes that are simple to execute and stunning to plate. This 8-week series will focus on planning, prepping, cooking and do-ahead tasks to make you feel masterful in your kitchen.


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize the learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

 

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

 

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

For 8 Weeks from 6-930pm

 

Week 1: The Loire Valley

Chicken Fricasse

Vegetable Salad

Tarte Tatin

 

Week 2: Parisian Bistro

Greens with Warm Goat Cheese and Honey

Sole Meuniere

Pomme Dauphinoise (Potatoes)

Gateau au Chocolat

 

Week 3: Emilia-Romagna

Fresh Parpadelle

Bolognese Sauce

Shaved Vegetables and Parmesan

Panna Cotta

 

Week 4: The Lombardi Region

Risotto

Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad

Pine Nut Torte

 

Week 5: A Taste of India

Chicken Tikka Masala

Sag Paneer

Potato Paratha

Chan Dal


 

Week 6: Mexico!

Enchiladas Verde

Chicken Tinga

Carne Asada

Tacos

Tres Leches Cake

 

Week 7: Southeast Asian

Assorted Curries

Papaya Salad

Pad Thai

Lemongrass Beef & Noodle Salad

Coconut Rice

 

Week 8: Meditteranean

Fatoush Salad

Beet Tahini

Baba Ganoush

Flat Breads with Za'atar

Chicken Slovaki

Baklava

 

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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place shopping center.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

3 openings available

$1200.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4198

Thu, Feb 1 2018 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: For the Love of Chocolate: How and Why We Love Cacao
 

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month on Thursday evenings, 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 includes craft chocolate tastings, guest chocolate makers, confectioners, cacao bean farmers and flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind.

THEME:

For The Love of Chocolate: Why and How we Love Chocolate

Ruth Kennison, Owner of The Chocolate Project


Join celebrated chocolate educator Ruth Kennison as she guides you the science of cacao through a chocolate tasting experience like no other.


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

 

13 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4314

Fri, Feb 2 2018 @ 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.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4294

Fri, Feb 2 2018 @ 6:30 PM
CLASSIC HAWAIIAN DINNER
 

Join Chef Saengthong for a culinary trip to the tropics! We'll start the class with a lilikoi lemonade and work our way through a traditional Hawaiian menu.

Passionfruit Lemonade
Fern Salad (Warabi or Bracken Fiddleheads)
Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes
Ahi Poke
Lau Lau

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!).

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4221

Sat, Feb 3 2018 @ 2:00 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
4243

Sat, Feb 3 2018 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
 
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.

Farfalle with Fennel and Pea Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Fettucine with Pistachio and Artichokes

 

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. 

Waiting List

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4171

Sun, Feb 4 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

3 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4209

Sun, Feb 4 2018 @ 2:00 PM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
 

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
Braided Brioche
Bostock (take your brioche a step further with a slather of frangipane).
Brioche a Tete

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

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4229

Sun, Feb 4 2018 @ 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking technique class.  Knowing how to handle and care for your knives the right way will change how you cook.  Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.  Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

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, 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

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4192

Mon, Feb 5 2018 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

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

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze


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

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

 

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

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

9 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4290

Mon, Feb 5 2018 @ 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.

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Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4169

Tue, Feb 6 2018 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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


THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

For 10 Weeks from 6:00pm to 9:30pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Learn how to cook and sauce pasta, roll homemade gnocchi, and perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Learn the technique of breaking down and using a whole chicken and trnasform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4270

Wed, Feb 7 2018 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for over 25 years and brings her classic culinary education, love of local, seasonal produce and study of world cuisines to her culinary classroom. You will gain confidence in the kitchen and learn to develop into an intuitive cook while making healthy and delicious daily meals. Series students work independently at their own stations to maximize their learning experience. Each class begins with a comprehensive lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on cooking to master each technique and dish.

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


THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 930am-1pm

MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON SEASONAL AVAILABLITY OF PRODUCE AND SEAFOOD

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffonade and shred.

Chicken Broth

Chicken Stock

Seasonal Vegetable Broth

 

Week 2: SOUPS AND SALADS:  Learn how to cook homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces, then master salads and homemade dressings.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Soup with Crispy Sage

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Learn how to prepare essential classic french sauces, as well as some go-to condiment sauces to brighten up a simple meal.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise