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March 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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23
#3547 at 10:00 AM
CREAMY RISOTTO AND ARANCINI
11 openings available

#3685 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
24
#3520 at 10:00 AM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
9 openings available

#3538 at 2:00 PM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
10 openings available

#3644 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
1 opening available
25
#3446 at 10:00 AM
COUPLES BRUNCH: The Diner Classics
2 openings available

#3468 at 2:00 PM
SPRING PIES
1 opening available
26
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List

#3522 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
1 opening available

#3531 at 6:00 PM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
Waiting List
27
#3616 at 6:30 PM
CAKES AND CUPCAKES
Waiting List
28
#3767 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3586 at 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
2 openings available
29
#3492 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK 2: Exploring Regional Cuisines
Waiting List
30
#3654 at 10:00 AM
WHOLE GRAIN CAKES AND CUPCAKES
15 openings available

#3672 at 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
31
#3525 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
6 openings available

#3677 at 2:30 PM
WHOOPIE PIES & SANDWICH COOKIES
15 openings available

#3576 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
Waiting List
 
April 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#3768 at 10:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3769 at 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
2
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List

#3614 at 2:00 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
2 openings available
3
#3643 at 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: DONUTS & FRITTERS
15 openings available

#3563 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
4
#3583 at 6:30 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
10 openings available
5
#3457 at 10:00 AM
5 SIMPLE VEGETARIAN DISHES
10 openings available

#3695 at 6:30 PM
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
13 openings available
6
#3658 at 10:00 AM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
14 openings available
7
#3663 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
7 openings available

#3665 at 2:00 PM
Modern Cake Decorating
10 openings available

#3564 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: SPECIALTY PIZZA
Waiting List
8
#3657 at 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE DEMONSTRATION AND TASTING with REPUBLICA DEL CACAO
Waiting List

#3775 at 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
9
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List

#3575 at 2:00 PM
RUSTIC FRENCH DESSERTS
1 opening available
10
#3572 at 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
14 openings available

#3635 at 3:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces
14 openings available

#3563 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
11
#3690 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3637 at 3:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs and Eclairs
5 openings available

#3630 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
12
#3771 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3639 at 3:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Lunch in Provence
13 openings available
13
#3608 at 8:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
9 openings available

#3640 at 3:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
9 openings available

#3516 at 6:30 PM
TAGINE, SPREADS AND MIDDLE EASTERN FLATBREADS
14 openings available
14
#3642 at 3:00 PM
Kids Baking: The Bake Sale!
Waiting List

#3698 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
15
#3770 at 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3566 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
Waiting List
16
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List
17
#3563 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
18
#3691 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
19
#3605 at 9:00 AM
FOLLOW THAT CHEF: with Chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse & Charcoal
Waiting List

#3546 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces
14 openings available
20
#3653 at 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
15 openings available
21
#3621 at 10:00 AM
CARAMELS AND CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
16 openings available

#3577 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi 101
1 opening available
22
#3772 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3696 at 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
12 openings available
23
#3619 at 4:00 PM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate
6 openings available
24
#3682 at 10:00 AM
MERINGUE CAKES
9 openings available

#3563 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
Waiting List
25
#3686 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
26
27
#3617 at 10:00 AM
CREATIVE CAKES
13 openings available

#3587 at 6:30 PM
KOREAN BBQ
6 openings available
28
#3668 at 10:00 AM
HANDMADE PASTAS AND FRESH SPRING SAUCES
9 openings available

#3679 at 2:00 PM
SPRING PIES
14 openings available

#3582 at 6:30 PM
WHISKEY CLUB: Dinner and Pairings
2 openings available
29
#3773 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3777 at 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3776 at 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
30
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List

#3659 at 2:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
10 openings available

#3667 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
15 openings available
 
May 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#3622 at 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
8 openings available
2
#3687 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3622 at 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
8 openings available
3
GRAIN BOWLS DEMOS at Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market

#3692 at 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
4
#3613 at 6:30 PM
SPANISH TAPAS NIGHT
5 openings available

#3660 at 6:30 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
11 openings available
5
#3736 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3678 at 2:30 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
16 openings available

#3578 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
1 opening available
6
#3603 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken and Waffles
1 opening available
7
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List

#3570 at 2:00 PM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
12 openings available

#3666 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
12 openings available
8
#3684 at 10:00 AM
FLOURLESS CAKES
15 openings available
9
#3688 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3589 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
14 openings available
10
#3692 at 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available

#3588 at 6:30 PM
CHINESE TAKEOUT 101
11 openings available
11
#3594 at 10:00 AM
TUSCAN LUNCH UNDER THE CALIFORNIA SUN
13 openings available
12
#3606 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
11 openings available

#3567 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
8 openings available
13
#3680 at 10:00 AM
SPRING PIES
14 openings available

#3565 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
7 openings available
14
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List
15
#3611 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
13 openings available
16
#3689 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
17
#3692 at 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available

#3597 at 6:30 PM
MASTERING RAVIOLI
13 openings available
18
#3607 at 10:00 AM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
12 openings available
19
#3584 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
15 openings available

#3596 at 6:30 PM
GNOCCHI 101
11 openings available
20
POKE BOWLS Demo at the Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market

#3579 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
Waiting List
21
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List

#3651 at 10:00 AM
BUTCHERING WORKSHOP: PIG
7 openings available
22
#3612 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available
23
#3694 at 6:30 PM
SUSHI: Rolls, Tempura and Nigiri
16 openings available
24
#3692 at 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
25
#3595 at 10:00 AM
LUNCH IN PARIS: Bistro
13 openings available
26
#3580 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
4 openings available
27
FRUIT BOWLS Demos at Pico/Virginia Park Farmers Market

#3693 at 10:00 AM
KOREAN BBQ
13 openings available
28
#3764 at 10:00 AM
Artisanal Chocolate Workshop: Dipped Confections, Bon Bons and Truffles
11 openings available
 
June 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
2
#3759 at 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate
11 openings available

#3721 at 7:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
7 openings available
3
#3740 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH IN NEW ORLEANS
15 openings available

#3711 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
14 openings available
4
#3730 at 2:00 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
14 openings available
56
7
#3720 at 6:30 PM
SUMMER ENTERTAINING MADE SIMPLE
16 openings available
8
#3774 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
9
10
#3737 at 2:30 PM
Poke Bowls!
16 openings available

#3722 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
4 openings available
11
#3735 at 10:00 AM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
6 openings available
12
#3732 at 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
14 openings available

#3745 at 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Rustic French Desserts
16 openings available
13
#3732 at 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
14 openings available

#3746 at 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Sticky Buns & Cinnamon Rolls
16 openings available
14
#3732 at 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
14 openings available

#3747 at 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Brunch Class
16 openings available
15
#3732 at 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
14 openings available

#3748 at 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Pizza!
16 openings available
16
#3727 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
16 openings available

#3723 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi 101
6 openings available
17
#3714 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available
18
19
#3734 at 8:30 AM
THE CROISSANT SERIES: Croissant to Kouign Amann: A 3-Day Ser
11 openings available

#3707 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
10 openings available
20
#3734 at 8:30 AM
THE CROISSANT SERIES: Croissant to Kouign Amann: A 3-Day Ser
11 openings available

#3707 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
10 openings available

#3712 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
14 openings available
21
#3734 at 8:30 AM
THE CROISSANT SERIES: Croissant to Kouign Amann: A 3-Day Ser
11 openings available

#3707 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
10 openings available
22
#3707 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
10 openings available
23
#3707 at 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
10 openings available

#3729 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
24
#3726 at 2:00 PM
CLASSIC LATIN AMERICAN DESSERTS
16 openings available

#3724 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
7 openings available
25
#3755 at 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
15 openings available

#3669 at 2:00 PM
HANDMADE PASTAS AND FRESH SUMMER SAUCES
16 openings available
26
#3704 at 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
13 openings available
27
#3704 at 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
13 openings available
28
#3704 at 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
13 openings available
29
#3704 at 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
13 openings available
30
#3704 at 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
13 openings available
 
July 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#3742 at 10:00 AM
Classic Southern Brunch
13 openings available
2
#3756 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
16 openings available
3456
7
#3763 at 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate
11 openings available

#3725 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
5 openings available
8
#3715 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available
9
#3728 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
14 openings available

#3713 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
16 openings available
10
#3710 at 9:00 AM
ARTISANAL BREAD AND CHEESEMAKING SERIES
9 openings available

#3749 at 2:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
16 openings available

#3705 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
11
#3710 at 9:00 AM
ARTISANAL BREAD AND CHEESEMAKING SERIES
9 openings available

#3750 at 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Lunch in Provence
16 openings available
12
#3710 at 9:00 AM
ARTISANAL BREAD AND CHEESEMAKING SERIES
9 openings available

#3751 at 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces
16 openings available
13
#3717 at 10:00 AM
HEALTHY & DELICIOUS SUMMER SALADS
16 openings available
14
15
#3743 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken and Waffles
16 openings available

#3760 at 1:30 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
9 openings available
16
#3760 at 1:30 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
9 openings available
17
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available

#3705 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
18
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available
19
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available

#3752 at 3:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs and Eclairs
15 openings available

#3719 at 6:30 PM
HEALTHY & DELICIOUS SUMMER GRAIN BOWLS
16 openings available
20
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available

#3753 at 3:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: The Bake Sale!
16 openings available
21
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available

#3754 at 3:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Perfect Pies
16 openings available
22
#3738 at 6:30 PM
Poke Bowls!
14 openings available
23
#3716 at 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
16 openings available
24
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available

#3705 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
25
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available
26
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available
27
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available

#3744 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available
28
#3702 at 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
10 openings available
29
30
31
#3705 at 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3547

Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 10:00 AM
CREAMY RISOTTO AND ARANCINI
 

Make dinner rich and dreamy with these classic Italian dishes. We'll master two kinds of risotto and teach you how to customize them seasonally. You'll make acouple of vegetable sides and one berry delicious chiffon cake for dessert.

Parmesan and Saffron Risotto
Farro and Seasonal Squash Risotto

Braised Fennel
Rice Flour Chiffon Cake with Seasonal Berries

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3685

Thu, Mar 23 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
3520

Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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. 

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3538

Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 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.

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3644

Fri, Mar 24 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. 

1 opening available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3446

Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 10:00 AM
COUPLES BRUNCH: The Diner Classics
 

Book with your BFF or sweetie for three hours of perfecting the poached egg, making the greatest pancake batter on the planet and marveling in homemade english muffins.

Housemade English Muffins
Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce
Pan-Roasted Market Vegetables
Seasonal Jam

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 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

2 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3468

Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 2:00 PM
SPRING 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.

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie
Blueberry 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.

1 opening available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

Sun, Mar 26 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

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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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3522

Sun, Mar 26 2017 @ 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
 

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

Zaatar Chicken Breast with Mint, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad
Lemon Grass Chicken Paillard with Ginger Kale Slaw
Braised Chicken Thights 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!).

1 opening available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3531

Sun, Mar 26 2017 @ 6:00 PM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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
3616

Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 6:30 PM
CAKES AND CUPCAKES
 
Does baking cakes from scratch mystify you? Do you want to improve your recipes and make the loveliest, fluffiest cakes around? Join us for 3 hours of creaming, beating and baking two cakes and two frostings.
 
Carrot Cakes with Roasted Pistachios and Cream Cheese Buttercream
Devil's Food Cupcakes with Ganache and 7-minute Frosting

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. 

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

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3767

Tue, Mar 28 2017 @ 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
3586

Tue, Mar 28 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.

2 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3492

Wed, Mar 29 2017 @ 9:30 AM
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 MORNING

For 8 Weeks from 9:30am-1pm

 

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.

Waiting List

$1200.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3654

Thu, Mar 30 2017 @ 10:00 AM
WHOLE GRAIN CAKES AND CUPCAKES
 
Join the whole grain bandwagon and learn to make pillowy, decadent cakes using whole grain flours and delicious frostings. We will explore a variety of locally grown and easy to purchase whole grain flours and spend a good part of class making whimsical decorations.
 
Rye Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Whipped Chocolate Frosting
Honey Graham S'mores Cake with Torched Homemade Marshmallows
Spiced Whole Grain Carrot Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Buttercream

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. 

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

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

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3672

Thu, Mar 30 2017 @ 5:00 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
3525

Fri, Mar 31 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.

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

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. 

This is a vegetarian class.

6 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3677

Fri, Mar 31 2017 @ 2:30 PM
WHOOPIE PIES & SANDWICH COOKIES
 
Create killer sandwich cookies and classic whoopie pies in this 3-hour class covering the basics of cookie dough, cake batter, caramel sauces and buttercreams! Make room for dessert after lunch, folks, this decadent class is one for the books.

Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Cream and Peanut Butter Buttercream

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Whipped Ganache Filling

Homemade Oreos with Classic Vanilla Bean Buttercream

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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
3576

Fri, Mar 31 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for a class filled with small bites, salads and delicate, custardy churros dipped in a warm chocolate sauce.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

***Price is per couple***

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

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

Waiting List

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3768

Sat, Apr 1 2017 @ 10:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3769

Sat, Apr 1 2017 @ 5:00 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
3428

Sun, Apr 2 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

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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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3614

Sun, Apr 2 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.

2 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3643

Mon, Apr 3 2017 @ 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: DONUTS & 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.

Yeast-risen Doughnuts
Old Fashioned Donuts
Boston Cream Doughnuts
Vanilla Pastry Cream
Classic Glaze
Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Maple glazed doughnuts
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need.  We 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 12-16 and up. 

This is a vegetarian class.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3563

Mon, Apr 3 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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
3583

Tue, Apr 4 2017 @ 6:30 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.

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

THIS IS A 3.5-4 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. 

This is a vegetarian class.

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3457

Wed, Apr 5 2017 @ 10:00 AM
5 SIMPLE VEGETARIAN DISHES
 

Jazz up your weekly dinner meals with these flavor-packed, rich and healthy vegetarian dishes. We're sure they will fast become family favorites.

Creamed Kale with Porcini Mushrooms and Leeks
Gratin of Winter Root Vegetables
Shaved Brussel Sprouts Slaw
Farro Risotto with Roasted Cauliflower and Mint
Seasonal Fruit Crumble

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.

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3695

Wed, Apr 5 2017 @ 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.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3658

Thu, Apr 6 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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. 

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3663

Fri, Apr 7 2017 @ 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

7 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3665

Fri, Apr 7 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Modern Cake Decorating
 

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. 

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3564

Fri, Apr 7 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: SPECIALTY PIZZA
 

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

**Priced per couple**

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

This is a vegetarian class.

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

Waiting List

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3657

Sat, Apr 8 2017 @ 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE DEMONSTRATION AND TASTING with REPUBLICA DEL CACAO
 

We're so excited to have Republica del Cacao and their new Couverture formulas here for a demonstration with our in-house Chocolatier Ruth Kennison! Meet the players behind this Central and South American chocolate company and their mission to create single origin, direct trade chocolates with outstanding flavors for baking, tempering (and eating). You'll learn about where the cacao and sugar are grown for each chocolate, where the dairy originates for their milk and white chocolates and how cocoa butter is pressed.

Chocolate Tempering Demonstration

Chocolate Tasting

THIS IS A 2 HOUR DEMONSTRATION ONLY DEMO. SPACE IS LIMITED.

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.


 

REPÚBLICA DEL CACAO

THE MOST AUTHENTIC LATIN AMERICAN CHOCOLATE. HARVESTED AND PRODUCED IN LATIN AMERICA

www.republicadelcacao.com

AN AUTHENTIC STORY

10 Years Ago Gonzalo Chiriboga, an Ecuadorian entrepreneur passionate about chocolate traveled to Paris to visit La Maison Du Chocolat, a very famous chocolatier to taste their best chocolate. To his surprise, he was given a chocolate called Guayaquil’ – named after the Ecuadorian region with the finest cacao in the world. Gonzalo wondered why Ecuador wasn’t a leader in the chocolate producing world, catapulting his initiative to create
Republica del Cacao
bringing the most authentic chocolate from Latin America to the rest of the world.

Republica del Cacao is produced with pure Latin American ingredients, using fine cacao exclusively harvested in the region by farmers who have grown it for generations and who work closely with cacao collection associations. The milk comes from the Andes and the sugar cane from the coastal planes of Ecuador - all of which are non- GMO and Kosher certified.

EASY TO CHOOSE. EASY TO USE.

Republica del Cacao offers unique and accessible products to professionals.
Each variety of chocolate is unique and distinctly different from another, offering an intense flavor and aroma profile.
Republica del Cacao’s products are reliable & simple to use by all professionals.

CERTIFICATES:

- Non-GMO - Kosher OU

PRODUCT RANGE:

Food service providing 5 dark chocolates, 3 milk chocolates, one white, liquor and powder. Single Origins from Ecuador and Peru & Blends from South America and the Caribbean.

 


Waiting List

$0.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3775

Sat, Apr 8 2017 @ 5:00 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
3428

Sun, Apr 9 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

------------
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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3575

Sun, Apr 9 2017 @ 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.

1 opening available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3572

Mon, Apr 10 2017 @ 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
 

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).
This class is for teenagers only- you've got to be 12 to 16 years old to take this course.

 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 12-16. Classes BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3635

Mon, Apr 10 2017 @ 3:00 PM
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.

14 openings available

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3563

Mon, Apr 10 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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
3690

Tue, Apr 11 2017 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3637

Tue, Apr 11 2017 @ 3:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs and Eclairs
 

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

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

Cream Puffs
Pastry Cream
Eclairs
Chocolate Glaze

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.

5 openings available

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3630

Tue, Apr 11 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
3771

Wed, Apr 12 2017 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3639

Wed, Apr 12 2017 @ 3:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Lunch in Provence
 

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.

Roasted Tomato Salad
Loup de Mer (Sea Bass Baked in Parchment)
Smashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Tarte Tatin

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.

13 openings available

$65.00

Pastry Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3608

Thu, Apr 13 2017 @ 8:30 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.

9 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3640

Thu, Apr 13 2017 @ 3:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
 

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

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

Homemade Tortillas
Carne Asada
Grilled Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
Churros

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

 

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.

9 openings available

$65.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3516

Thu, Apr 13 2017 @ 6:30 PM
TAGINE, SPREADS AND MIDDLE EASTERN FLATBREADS
 
Enrobe your kitchen with the aromas of the Middle East. We'll make a tagine, prepare homemade breads and dips and bake up the most extraordinary Baklava.

Chicken, Olive and Preserved Lemon Tagine

Flatbreads with Olive Oil and Za'atar

Tahini-Beet Hummus

Housemade Pita Bread

Pistachio Baklava

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3642

Fri, Apr 14 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Kids Baking: The Bake Sale!
 

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

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

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Perfectly Fudgy Brownies
Big & Rich Oatmeal Cookies!

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 Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3698

Fri, Apr 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
3770

Sat, Apr 15 2017 @ 3:00 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
3566

Sat, Apr 15 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: 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

*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!).

Waiting List

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

Sun, Apr 16 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

------------
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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3563

Mon, Apr 17 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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
3691

Tue, Apr 18 2017 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3605

Wed, Apr 19 2017 @ 9:00 AM
FOLLOW THAT CHEF: with Chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse & Charcoal
 

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 Michelin-starred chef and local favorite Josiah Citrin through the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market, meet his 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


Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’s gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years of experience. He is a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Santa Monica California’s highly-acclaimed Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, and Dave’s Doghouse in the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. His culinary philosophy, “In Pursuit of Excellence” sets the standard for all of his concepts, whether fine-dining or casual. He visits the weekly Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, where he selects produce from purveyors he’s worked with for years. His ability to remember, define, and pinpoint nearly everything he sees, tastes, touches, and smells has created an almost encyclopedia-like knowledge of all things food related.

Meet Chef Josiah 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

 

Waiting List

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3546

Wed, Apr 19 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces
 

Learn the secrets of a perfect pan sauce, as well as a variety of make-ahead sauces to enhance poultry, meat, fish and vegetables dishes in this three hour class.

Romesco Sauce with Grilled Shrimp
Aioli with Roasted Potatoes
Tapenade Toasts
Chicken with Balsamic Port Reduction Sauce
Salsa Verde with Polenta

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.

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3653

Thu, Apr 20 2017 @ 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!).

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3621

Fri, Apr 21 2017 @ 10:00 AM
CARAMELS AND CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
 
Are you obsessed with caramel and chocolate? Join us as we master the basics of making caramels, from killer sauce to the now ubiquitous fleur de sel variety.  Chocolatier Ruth Kennison will guide you through the science of sugar and caramelization and teach you how to infuse your caramels with different flavors for creative custom caramels and teach you how to melt, roll and cover chocolate truffles.
 
Beer and Pretzel Caramels
Fleur de Sel Caramels
Classic Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles
Soft Caramel Filled Truffles

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. 

16 openings available

$95.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3577

Fri, Apr 21 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!).

1 opening available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3772

Sat, Apr 22 2017 @ 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
3696

Sat, Apr 22 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.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3619

Sun, Apr 23 2017 @ 4:00 PM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate
 

It's time to get your Willy Wonka on! Chocolatier and renowed chocolate expert Ruth Kenninson will take you through a chocolate tasting, then have you tempering using the Tabling, Seeding and Direct methods. You will be dipping, pouring and spreading the tempered chocolate into a variety of custom confections. Each student will leave with an impressive array of handmade chocolates.

Elegant Mendiants (Piped and Embellished Chocolate Discs)
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark
Crispy Rice Rochers
Chocolate Dipped Seasonal Fruits

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, otherwise we provide water, coffee and tea.  We also ask that you "BYOC" (bring-your-own-container) if possible to take home any leftovers.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes. 

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

Ages 16 and up. 

6 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3682

Mon, Apr 24 2017 @ 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. 

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3563

Mon, Apr 24 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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
3686

Tue, Apr 25 2017 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3617

Thu, Apr 27 2017 @ 10:00 AM
CREATIVE CAKES
 

Learn to master the art of making a simple, beautiful birthday or occasion cake. You'll learn two deliciously light cake batters, two fillings and two frostings. We will cut cakes into even layers, learn to crumb coat and create simple, stunning buttercream patterns. We will also fill and decorate cupcakes.

Honey Graham S'mores Cake:

Whipped Chocolate Filling

Handmade Marshmallow Decorations


Chocolate Bar Cake:

Impossibly Light Peanut Butter Cake

Homemade Peanut Caramel

Chocolate Glaze

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3587

Thu, Apr 27 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KOREAN BBQ
 

Book this class with your favorite Korean BBQ fans! Chef May will share her favorite recipes and at-home grilling techniques.

Beef Galbi
Dak Galbi (Chicken with Gochujan Cabbage & Sweet Potatoes)

Pa Jeon (Vegetable Pancakes)
Marinated Cucumbers with Sesame Garlic & Korean Chili


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.

6 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3668

Fri, Apr 28 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HANDMADE PASTAS AND FRESH SPRING SAUCES
 
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

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3679

Fri, Apr 28 2017 @ 2:00 PM
SPRING 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.

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie
Blueberry 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.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3582

Fri, Apr 28 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
Honey-glazed Carrots
Chocolate Souffles

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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. 



2 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3773

Sat, Apr 29 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
3777

Sat, Apr 29 2017 @ 3:00 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
3776

Sat, Apr 29 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
3428

Sun, Apr 30 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

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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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3659

Sun, Apr 30 2017 @ 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.

10 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3667

Sun, Apr 30 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. 

15 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3622

Mon, May 1 2017 @ 6:00 PM
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.

8 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3687

Tue, May 2 2017 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3622

Tue, May 2 2017 @ 6:00 PM
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.

8 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3692

Wed, May 3 2017 @ 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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

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

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

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

12 openings available

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3613

Thu, May 4 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SPANISH TAPAS NIGHT
 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for a class filled with small bites, salads and delicate, custardy churros dipped in a warm chocolate sauce.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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!).

5 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3660

Thu, May 4 2017 @ 6:30 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.

11 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3736

Fri, May 5 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
3678

Fri, May 5 2017 @ 2:30 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.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3578

Fri, May 5 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced 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!).

1 opening available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3603

Sat, May 6 2017 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
Join Chef John for three hours of frying, baking and syruping as we uncover the secrets of brine, crispy waffles that are oh-so-tender on the inside, and perfectly fried chicken.
 
Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Waffles
Braised Greens
Honey Butter
Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

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. Ages 16 and up.

1 opening available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

Sun, May 7 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

------------
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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3570

Sun, May 7 2017 @ 2:00 PM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3666

Sun, May 7 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
 

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

Sear, sauté and braise:
Miso Seared Salmon
Braised Provencal Halibut
 Sautéed Branzino with Sage and White Beans

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3684

Mon, May 8 2017 @ 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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3688

Tue, May 9 2017 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3589

Tue, May 9 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

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3692

Wed, May 10 2017 @ 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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

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

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

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

12 openings available

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3588

Wed, May 10 2017 @ 6:30 PM
CHINESE TAKEOUT 101
 

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

Wonton Soup
Yangzhou Fried Rice

Orange Peel Chicken
Bok Choy with Black Bean Sauce

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3594

Thu, May 11 2017 @ 10:00 AM
TUSCAN LUNCH UNDER THE CALIFORNIA SUN
 

It's time to bask in the simple, rustic and satisfying of Tuscan cuisine with Chef Carol Cotner Thomspon. Youll learn the history behind some of the region's best-known dishes and classic cooking techniques.

White Bean Sage Bruschetta
Wild Arugula Salad
Penne al Pomodoro
Tuscan Braised Meatballs with Fennel
Polenta Cake with Roasted Apricots

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3606

Fri, May 12 2017 @ 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

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. 

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3567

Fri, May 12 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!).

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3680

Sat, May 13 2017 @ 10:00 AM
SPRING 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.

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie
Blueberry 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.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3565

Sat, May 13 2017 @ 6:30 PM
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.

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

7 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

Sun, May 14 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

------------
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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3611

Mon, May 15 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
 

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

Zaatar Chicken Breast with Mint, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad
Lemon Grass Chicken Paillard with Ginger Kale Slaw
Braised Chicken Thights 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!).

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3689

Tue, May 16 2017 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3692

Wed, May 17 2017 @ 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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.

12 openings available

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3597

Wed, May 17 2017 @ 6:30 PM
MASTERING RAVIOLI
 

Join Chef Carol Cotner Thompson for three hours of fresh pasta making, rolling, shaping and cutting a variety of filled pastas.

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Roasted Tomato Sauce
Egg Yolk Ravioli
Seasonal Tortellini

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3607

Thu, May 18 2017 @ 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.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3584

Fri, May 19 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.

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

THIS IS A 3.5-4 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. 

This is a vegetarian class.

15 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3596

Fri, May 19 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GNOCCHI 101
 

Learn how to make, shape and create delicious sauces to pair with gnocchi.

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce
Ricotta Gnocchi with Fava Beans
Polenta Gnocchi with Pesto
Wild Arugula Salad with Citronette Dressing

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3579

Sat, May 20 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 May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

Sun, May 21 2017 @ 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. 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 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

Week 1: Advanced French Macarons.  Build a tower of Macarons worthy of any patisserie window! We will master the Italian Method of making macarons and pair them with a variety of gelees and ganaches.

Week 2: Opera and European Cakes.  Master the impossibly even layers of genoise and buttercream for a stunning Opera cake and create a stunning Dobos torte, complete with caramel shards.

Week 3: Advanced Cake Decorating.  Learn to make a traditional stacked wedding or special event cake. Your instructor will teach you basic Fondant and Buttercream techniques as well as gum paste flowers as you bring you own design to life.

Week 4: Puff Pastry.  This introduction to laminated doughs will have you shunning the store variety! You will learn to make a mother dough, laminate and make a variety of products, from Napoleons to Palmiers and Vol au Vents.

Week 5: Brioche and Danish. Oh, butter! Make a stunning Brioche a Tete, a braided loaf and Bostock along with delicious Danish using the skills mastered in the Puff Pastry session.

Week 6: Baguette and Batards.  Grab your bicycle and beret- you're going to delve deep into bread! We will work with both sourdough starter and commercial yeast as you mix, knead, shape, proof and bake these gorgeous and delicious loaves.

Week 7: Caramels. Perfect the sweet simplicity that is a salted caramel. Each caramel and confection you create, from Apple Cider Caramels to Chocolate Caramels and Honeycomb, will feature a different base recipe for you to take and infuse with your own variations. This class wil conclude with a wrapping and presentation session.

Week 8: Advance Chocolates: You've learned to temper and you're ready to go beyond barks and bars! It's time to make filled bon bons, impressive dipped truffles and infused chocolats. You will be molding, filling, tempering and dusting your way to chocolate perfection

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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. You can reschedule one of the classes from this series should you miss a date.

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3651

Sun, May 21 2017 @ 10:00 AM
BUTCHERING WORKSHOP: PIG
 

Join butcher Alex Jermasek for a six-hour window into the world of butchery. You will learn about animal welfare and sustainable practices, break down a side and learn about 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 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3612

Mon, May 22 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
 

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

Braise, sear, and bake:
Sweet  & Spicy Garlic Skirt Steak
Classic Meatballs on Grilled Bread with Tomato Sauce
Steak Diane with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3694

Tue, May 23 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SUSHI: Rolls, Tempura and Nigiri
 

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 Radish Sprouts
Shrimp Tempura Roll
Salmon Nigiri

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3692

Wed, May 24 2017 @ 10:00 AM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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.

12 openings available

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3595

Thu, May 25 2017 @ 10:00 AM
LUNCH IN PARIS: Bistro
 

Master perfect steak frite and classic bistro cuisine with Chef Carol Cotner Thomspon. Youll learn the history behind some of the Pari''s best-known dishes and classic cooking techniques.

Steak Frites
Menu TBA

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3580

Fri, May 26 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. 

4 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3693

Sat, May 27 2017 @ 10:00 AM
KOREAN BBQ
 

Book this class with your favorite Korean BBQ fans! Chef May will share her favorite recipes and at-home grilling techniques.

Beef Galbi
Dak Galbi (Chicken with Gochujan Cabbage & Sweet Potatoes)

Pa Jeon (Vegetable Pancakes)
Marinated Cucumbers with Sesame Garlic & Korean Chili


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.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3764

Sun, May 28 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Artisanal Chocolate Workshop: Dipped Confections, Bon Bons and Truffles
 

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

Chocolates:

Molded Chocolate Bon Bon Filled with Salted Caramel
Perfect Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle

Caramels:

Beer and Pretzel Caramels
Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Confections:

Nougat
Marshmallows

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.

11 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3759

Fri, Jun 2 2017 @ 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate
 

It's time to get your Willy Wonka on! Chocolatier and renowed chocolate expert Ruth Kenninson will take you through a chocolate tasting, then have you tempering using the Tabling, Seeding and Direct methods. You will be dipping, pouring and spreading the tempered chocolate into a variety of custom confections. Each student will leave with an impressive array of handmade chocolates.

Elegant Mendiants (Piped and Embellished Chocolate Discs)
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark
Crispy Rice Rochers
Chocolate Dipped Seasonal Fruits

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, 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

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3721

Fri, Jun 2 2017 @ 7:30 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

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

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3740

Sat, Jun 3 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.

15 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3711

Sat, Jun 3 2017 @ 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

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3730

Sun, Jun 4 2017 @ 2:00 PM
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.

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3720

Wed, Jun 7 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SUMMER ENTERTAINING MADE SIMPLE
 

It's time for cookouts, gatherings, book clubs with mimosas and picnic lunches- and a host of new recipes to make summer entertaining simple, fun and easier with do-head recipes. Chef Carol Cotner Thompson's new summer menu is full of her family's favorites (and soon to be yours)!

Zucchini Rice Gratin
Green Beans, Corn and Tomato Salad with Pickled Red Onions
Grilled Tri-tip with Plum Ginger BBQ Sauce
Peach and Blueberry Crisp with Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche

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

$115.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3774

Thu, Jun 8 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
3737

Sat, Jun 10 2017 @ 2:30 PM
Poke Bowls!
 

Join Chef Carol for three hours of fresh, inventive poke bowl dishes as you pick up knife skills, learn to work with a variety of seafood and make a half dozen mix ins and condiments.

Spicy Tuna Bowl with Avocado Corn Ginger Salsa, Micro Sprouts and Crispy Shallots
 
Classic Poke Bowl, with Nori, Green Onion, White Onion and Soy Sesame sauce
 
Salmon Poke, Ponzu, Tempura Crisps, Pickled Daikon and Wasabi Mayo
 
Seared Albacore with Pickled Mango, Red Onions, Thai-style Kale Slaw

*fish options may change based on seasonality and sustainability

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

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3722

Sat, Jun 10 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for a class filled with small bites, salads and delicate, custardy churros dipped in a warm chocolate sauce.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

***Price is per couple***

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

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

4 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3735

Sun, Jun 11 2017 @ 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.

6 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3732

Mon, Jun 12 2017 @ 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
 

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


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


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

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard and Chiffon Pies with Clemence

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

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chiffon Pies


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

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

Lemon Buttermilk Chess Pie on Cornmeal Crust, Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Pocket Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

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

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 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. 

14 openings available

$450.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3745

Mon, Jun 12 2017 @ 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Rustic French Desserts
 

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.

Profiteroles (Cream Puffs)
Homemade French Custard Ice Cream
Chocolate Mousse
Seasonal Fruit Galette

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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3732

Tue, Jun 13 2017 @ 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
 

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


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


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

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard and Chiffon Pies with Clemence

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

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chiffon Pies


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

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

Lemon Buttermilk Chess Pie on Cornmeal Crust, Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Pocket Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

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

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 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. 

14 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3746

Tue, Jun 13 2017 @ 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Sticky Buns & Cinnamon Rolls
 

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.

Sticky Buns with Sticky Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze

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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3732

Wed, Jun 14 2017 @ 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
 

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


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


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

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard and Chiffon Pies with Clemence

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

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chiffon Pies


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

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

Lemon Buttermilk Chess Pie on Cornmeal Crust, Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Pocket Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

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

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 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. 

14 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3747

Wed, Jun 14 2017 @ 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Brunch Class
 

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

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

Homemade English Muffins
Breakfast Sausage
Baked Eggs
Lemon Meringue Cups

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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Pastry Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3732

Thu, Jun 15 2017 @ 9:00 AM
PIE CAMP with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
 

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


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


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

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard and Chiffon Pies with Clemence

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

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chiffon Pies


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

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

Lemon Buttermilk Chess Pie on Cornmeal Crust, Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Pocket Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies with Evan

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

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


THIS CLASS IS A 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. 

14 openings available

$450.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3748

Thu, Jun 15 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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3727

Fri, Jun 16 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.

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

THIS IS A 3.5-4 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. 

This is a vegetarian class.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3723

Fri, Jun 16 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!).

6 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3714

Sat, Jun 17 2017 @ 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 Thights 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
3734

Mon, Jun 19 2017 @ 8:30 AM
THE CROISSANT SERIES: Croissant to Kouign Amann: A 3-Day Ser
 

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


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


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


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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

 

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. 

 

 

11 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3707

Mon, Jun 19 2017 @ 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: Knife Skills and the Taco Truck

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: Pizza and 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: Fresh Pasta and 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.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
10 openings available

$450.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3734

Tue, Jun 20 2017 @ 8:30 AM
THE CROISSANT SERIES: Croissant to Kouign Amann: A 3-Day Ser
 

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


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


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


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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

 

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.

 

11 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3707

Tue, Jun 20 2017 @ 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: Knife Skills and the Taco Truck

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: Pizza and 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: Fresh Pasta and 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.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
10 openings available

$450.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3712

Tue, Jun 20 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

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3734

Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 8:30 AM
THE CROISSANT SERIES: Croissant to Kouign Amann: A 3-Day Ser
 

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


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


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


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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

 

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. 

 

 

11 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3707

Wed, Jun 21 2017 @ 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: Knife Skills and the Taco Truck

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: Pizza and 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: Fresh Pasta and 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.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
10 openings available

$450.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3707

Thu, Jun 22 2017 @ 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: Knife Skills and the Taco Truck

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: Pizza and 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: Fresh Pasta and 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.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
10 openings available

$450.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3707

Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 2:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: Knife Skills and the Taco Truck

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: Pizza and 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: Fresh Pasta and 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.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
10 openings available

$450.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3729

Fri, Jun 23 2017 @ 6:30 PM
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.

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
3726

Sat, Jun 24 2017 @ 2:00 PM
CLASSIC LATIN AMERICAN DESSERTS
 

John Chef John Pitblado for three hours of all things delicioso! You'll learn how to make cakes, cookies and caramels in this three hour class.

Chocolate-dipped Argentinian Alfajores with Dulce de Leche (Havanna style)

Tres Leches Cakes

Cuadritos de Coco Amelcochados (Puerto Rican Coconut Shortbread Squares)

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

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3724

Sat, Jun 24 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced 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!).

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3755

Sun, Jun 25 2017 @ 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!).

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3669

Sun, Jun 25 2017 @ 2:00 PM
HANDMADE PASTAS AND FRESH SUMMER SAUCES
 
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.

Egg Pasta Dough

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Fettucine with Summer Pesto Sauce

 

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. 

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3704

Mon, Jun 26 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
 

Grab your clipboard, hard hat and whisk- we're going to teach your teen how to start their own baking business! This 5-day series is designed to teach your 12-16 year old how to bake, decorate, cost ingredients and market their product. Each day will include a mini Business of Food session, a Q & A with local pastry chefs and a binder filled with a lifetime of great recipes.


Day 1: Breakfast Pastries. Classic Muffins, Bran Muffins, Scones, Coffee Cake, Biscuits

Day 2: Cream Puffs and Custards. Cream Puffs, Ice Cream, Pastry Cream, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Glaze

Day 3: Pies. All-butter Pie Crust, Peach Pie, Blueberry Pies, Lattice Work.

Day 4: Cakes and Cupcakes: Devil's Food Cake, Lemon Meringue Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Mousse Frosting, Classic Buttercream.

Day 5: French Macarons: Classic Vanilla Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel.


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
13 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3704

Tue, Jun 27 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
 

Grab your clipboard, hard hat and whisk- we're going to teach your teen how to start their own baking business! This 5-day series is designed to teach your 12-16 year old how to bake, decorate, cost ingredients and market their product. Each day will include a mini Business of Food session, a Q & A with local pastry chefs and a binder filled with a lifetime of great recipes.


Day 1: Breakfast Pastries. Classic Muffins, Bran Muffins, Scones, Coffee Cake, Biscuits

Day 2: Cream Puffs and Custards. Cream Puffs, Ice Cream, Pastry Cream, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Glaze

Day 3: Pies. All-butter Pie Crust, Peach Pie, Blueberry Pies, Lattice Work.

Day 4: Cakes and Cupcakes: Devil's Food Cake, Lemon Meringue Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Mousse Frosting, Classic Buttercream.

Day 5: French Macarons: Classic Vanilla Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel.


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
13 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3704

Wed, Jun 28 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
 

Grab your clipboard, hard hat and whisk- we're going to teach your teen how to start their own baking business! This 5-day series is designed to teach your 12-16 year old how to bake, decorate, cost ingredients and market their product. Each day will include a mini Business of Food session, a Q & A with local pastry chefs and a binder filled with a lifetime of great recipes.


Day 1: Breakfast Pastries. Classic Muffins, Bran Muffins, Scones, Coffee Cake, Biscuits

Day 2: Cream Puffs and Custards. Cream Puffs, Ice Cream, Pastry Cream, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Glaze

Day 3: Pies. All-butter Pie Crust, Peach Pie, Blueberry Pies, Lattice Work.

Day 4: Cakes and Cupcakes: Devil's Food Cake, Lemon Meringue Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Mousse Frosting, Classic Buttercream.

Day 5: French Macarons: Classic Vanilla Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel.


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
13 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3704

Thu, Jun 29 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
 

Grab your clipboard, hard hat and whisk- we're going to teach your teen how to start their own baking business! This 5-day series is designed to teach your 12-16 year old how to bake, decorate, cost ingredients and market their product. Each day will include a mini Business of Food session, a Q & A with local pastry chefs and a binder filled with a lifetime of great recipes.


Day 1: Breakfast Pastries. Classic Muffins, Bran Muffins, Scones, Coffee Cake, Biscuits

Day 2: Cream Puffs and Custards. Cream Puffs, Ice Cream, Pastry Cream, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Glaze

Day 3: Pies. All-butter Pie Crust, Peach Pie, Blueberry Pies, Lattice Work.

Day 4: Cakes and Cupcakes: Devil's Food Cake, Lemon Meringue Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Mousse Frosting, Classic Buttercream.

Day 5: French Macarons: Classic Vanilla Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel.


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
13 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3704

Fri, Jun 30 2017 @ 9:00 AM
TEEN BAKING BOOTCAMP: I Want to Build A Bakery
 

Grab your clipboard, hard hat and whisk- we're going to teach your teen how to start their own baking business! This 5-day series is designed to teach your 12-16 year old how to bake, decorate, cost ingredients and market their product. Each day will include a mini Business of Food session, a Q & A with local pastry chefs and a binder filled with a lifetime of great recipes.


Day 1: Breakfast Pastries. Classic Muffins, Bran Muffins, Scones, Coffee Cake, Biscuits

Day 2: Cream Puffs and Custards. Cream Puffs, Ice Cream, Pastry Cream, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Glaze

Day 3: Pies. All-butter Pie Crust, Peach Pie, Blueberry Pies, Lattice Work.

Day 4: Cakes and Cupcakes: Devil's Food Cake, Lemon Meringue Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Mousse Frosting, Classic Buttercream.

Day 5: French Macarons: Classic Vanilla Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel.


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.
13 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3742

Sat, Jul 1 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Classic Southern Brunch
 

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.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3756

Sun, Jul 2 2017 @ 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3763

Fri, Jul 7 2017 @ 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate
 

It's time to get your Willy Wonka on! Chocolatier and renowed chocolate expert Ruth Kenninson will take you through a chocolate tasting, then have you tempering using the Tabling, Seeding and Direct methods. You will be dipping, pouring and spreading the tempered chocolate into a variety of custom confections. Each student will leave with an impressive array of handmade chocolates.

Elegant Mendiants (Piped and Embellished Chocolate Discs)
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark
Crispy Rice Rochers
Chocolate Dipped Seasonal Fruits

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, 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

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3725

Fri, Jul 7 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!).

5 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3715

Sat, Jul 8 2017 @ 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
 

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

Braise, sear, and bake:
Sweet  & Spicy Garlic Skirt Steak
Classic Meatballs on Grilled Bread with Tomato Sauce
Steak Diane with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3728

Sun, Jul 9 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.

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

THIS IS A 3.5-4 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. 

This is a vegetarian class.

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3713

Sun, Jul 9 2017 @ 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
3710

Mon, Jul 10 2017 @ 9:00 AM
ARTISANAL BREAD AND CHEESEMAKING SERIES
 

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


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


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


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


Day 3: Shaping, Proofing, Scoring, Baking!

 


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastry3Code at checkout to save 10%.

 

THIS IS A 5 HOUR CLASS

 

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

 

9 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3749

Mon, Jul 10 2017 @ 2:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
 

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

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

Homemade Tortillas
Carne Asada
Grilled Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
Churros

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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.

 

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3705

Mon, Jul 10 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KITCHEN BASICS 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; 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish!  Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish.  Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat.  You're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces.  Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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.

12 openings available

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3710

Tue, Jul 11 2017 @ 9:00 AM
ARTISANAL BREAD AND CHEESEMAKING SERIES
 

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


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


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


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


Day 3: Shaping, Proofing, Scoring, Baking!

 


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastry3Code at checkout to save 10%.

 

THIS IS A 4.5 HOUR CLASS

 

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

 

9 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3750

Tue, Jul 11 2017 @ 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Lunch in Provence
 

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.

Roasted Tomato Salad
Loup de Mer (Sea Bass Baked in Parchment)
Smashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Tarte Tatin

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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Pastry Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3710

Wed, Jul 12 2017 @ 9:00 AM
ARTISANAL BREAD AND CHEESEMAKING SERIES
 

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


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


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


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


Day 3: Shaping, Proofing, Scoring, Baking!

 


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastry3Code at checkout to save 10%.

 

THIS IS A 4.5 HOUR CLASS

 

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

 

9 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3751

Wed, Jul 12 2017 @ 2:00 PM
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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Pastry Chef Jamie Ginsburg

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3717

Thu, Jul 13 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HEALTHY & DELICIOUS SUMMER SALADS
 

Join Chef Carol Cotner Thomspon for three hours of outsanding, main-dish summer salads to brighten your summer plates. You will pick up great knife skills, three new dressings made from scratch and learn to subsitute with your favorites seasonal vegetables.

Heirloom Tomato and Herb Salad with Tapenade Toasts and Goat Cheese
Peach Caprese with Thai Basil Pesto and Spicy Peanuts
Zucchini Ribbons with Grilled Lemon Shrimp, Dill, Tomatoes & Feta
Summer Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3743

Sat, Jul 15 2017 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
Join Chef John for three hours of frying, baking and syruping as we uncover the secrets of brine, crispy waffles that are oh-so-tender on the inside, and perfectly fried chicken.
 
Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Waffles
Braised Greens
Honey Butter
Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

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. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3760

Sat, Jul 15 2017 @ 1:30 PM
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.

9 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3760

Sun, Jul 16 2017 @ 1:30 PM
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.