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October 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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#6341 at 6:00 PM
DIY Halloween Candy: Caramel Apples to Peanut Butter Cups
6 openings available

#6007 at 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
Waiting List
24
#6544 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6192 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
Waiting List
25
#6194 at 9:30 AM
WHOLE GRAIN LOAVES & FERMENTED PASTRIES w Sarah Owens
Waiting List

#6042 at 10:30 AM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
Waiting List

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

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

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

#5982 at 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Halloween Treats
Waiting List

#6545 at 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
27
#5483 at 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
Waiting List

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
Waiting List

#6292 at 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Halloween Treats
Waiting List

#6043 at 2:30 PM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
1 opening available

#6388 at 5:00 PM
DEMO & WINE TASTING: Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook
17 openings available
28
#5973 at 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
5 openings available

#5489 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
29
#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 
November 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#6059 at 2:00 PM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
4 openings available
2
#6085 at 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding Chocolate
1 opening available

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

#6036 at 2:30 PM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
Waiting List

#6566 at 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

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

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
Waiting List

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

#6313 at 4:00 PM
DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING: Daniel Leader of "Living Bread" and "Bread Alone"
15 openings available
4
5
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available

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

#6333 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolate and Tea!
11 openings available
6
7
#6100 at 6:30 PM
PAELLA NIGHT!
12 openings available
8
#6015 at 10:30 AM
ITALIAN COOKING: Gnocchi
15 openings available

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

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

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

#5484 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
Waiting List

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

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

#6078 at 5:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
12 openings available
11
#6343 at 10:00 AM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
10 openings available
12
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available

#5486 at 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
13
14
#5958 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
Waiting List
15
#6235 at 8:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
4 openings available

#6066 at 2:30 PM
WHOLE GRAIN BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Grist & Toll Flour
8 openings available

#6567 at 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6008 at 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
11 openings available

#6530 at 7:00 PM
MOROCCAN CLASSICS: The Tagine Class
11 openings available
16
#6229 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6084 at 2:30 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
8 openings available

#6568 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6074 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
Waiting List

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

#6038 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
Waiting List

#6084 at 2:30 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
8 openings available

#6095 at 4:00 PM
CLASSIC HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES
12 openings available

#6548 at 7:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
12 openings available
18
#6569 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
19
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available

#6570 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
20
#6329 at 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
21
#6105 at 6:30 PM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
5 openings available
22
#6054 at 10:00 AM
FALL TARTS
11 openings available

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

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

#6109 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
1 opening available
24
#6134 at 2:00 PM
A HOLIDAY VEGETARIAN MENU
14 openings available
25
26
#5974 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available

#6142 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The Bittersweet History of Sugar
11 openings available
27
#5960 at 9:30 AM
8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS
Waiting List

#5961 at 2:00 PM
8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS
12 openings available
28
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING!
29
#6348 at 10:00 AM
BLACK FRIDAY DEMOS! Click to check to schedule:
30
#6571 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 
December 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#6254 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
6 openings available

#6297 at 10:00 AM
TAMALES!
Waiting List

#6093 at 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
4 openings available
2
3
#6334 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolates from Hawaii
16 openings available
4
#6532 at 7:00 PM
MOROCCAN CLASSICS: Shared Plates
12 openings available
5
6
#6245 at 9:30 AM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
12 openings available

#6248 at 1:30 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
16 openings available

#6572 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6260 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Chinese Takeout
Waiting List
7
#6268 at 9:30 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
13 openings available

#6299 at 10:00 AM
A HOLIDAY VEGETARIAN MENU
14 openings available

#6573 at 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
8
#6241 at 9:30 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch

#6238 at 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
13 openings available

#6354 at 2:30 PM
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: A Whole Plated Meal
15 openings available

#6574 at 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
910
11
#5991 at 6:00 PM
SCANDINAVIAN BREADS
15 openings available
12
13
#6236 at 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
9 openings available

#6575 at 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6263 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
8 openings available
14
#6271 at 2:00 PM
HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES
16 openings available

#6262 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
2 openings available
15
#6098 at 10:00 AM
CUSTARDS & SOUFFLES
8 openings available

#6295 at 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD HOLIDAY COOKIES
Waiting List

#6298 at 2:00 PM
TAMALES!
9 openings available

#6304 at 3:00 PM
PARENT & CHILD HOLIDAY COOKIES
Waiting List
16
#6355 at 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: Shared Plates
14 openings available
17
18
#5992 at 6:00 PM
SCANDINAVIAN PASTRIES
13 openings available
19
20
#6356 at 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: Shared Plates
16 openings available
21
#6270 at 9:30 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Southern Recipes
12 openings available

#6264 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Paella!
8 openings available
22
#6237 at 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
9 openings available

#6293 at 10:00 AM
8TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!
5 openings available
23
#6308 at 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Thai Street Food
14 openings available
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26
#6309 at 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Chinese Dumplings
10 openings available
27
#6231 at 9:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
6 openings available

#6310 at 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Sushi 101
12 openings available

#6266 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
7 openings available
28
#6231 at 9:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
6 openings available
29
#6231 at 9:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
6 openings available
30
#6466 at 9:30 AM
THE CROQUEMBOUCHE CLASS
10 openings available
 
January 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
2
#6350 at 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
9 openings available
3
#6382 at 9:00 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
10 openings available

#6350 at 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
9 openings available
4
5
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6417 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
14 openings available
6
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available

#6257 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available
7
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6335 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolates from Vietnam
17 openings available
8
9
#6551 at 7:00 PM
TAPAS: Shared Plates from the Iberian Peninsula
12 openings available
10
#6549 at 10:00 AM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
10 openings available

#6580 at 2:00 PM
FLOURLESS CAKES
16 openings available

#6473 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
8 openings available

#6495 at 7:00 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
15 openings available
11
#6431 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Fresh Pasta Workshop
15 openings available

#6452 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken & Waffles!
15 openings available

#6475 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHTS:A Night in Havana
7 openings available
12
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6419 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available

#6246 at 2:00 PM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
6 openings available

#6258 at 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available

#6589 at 6:00 PM
LAO CUISINE 101
16 openings available
13
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available

#6257 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available
14
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6586 at 6:30 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Ottolenghi's Plenty
16 openings available

#6402 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: All About Vanilla
16 openings available
15
#6455 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
16 openings available

#6553 at 7:00 PM
THE SHELLFISH CLASS
11 openings available
16
#6521 at 10:30 AM
MEAL PREP SERIES: 4 Weeks of Planning, Prep and Cooking
12 openings available

#6491 at 6:30 PM
KOREAN BBQ
16 openings available

#6531 at 7:00 PM
MOROCCAN CLASSICS: The Tagine Class
12 openings available
17
#6242 at 10:00 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
12 openings available

#6582 at 11:00 AM
BREAKFAST PASTRIES: Cofffee Cake, Muffins & Scones
16 openings available

#6477 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: FRENCH BISTRO
8 openings available
18
#6239 at 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
14 openings available

#6522 at 10:30 AM
SOUPS & STEWS: Cozy up to these warm and hearty recipes!
12 openings available

#6515 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
1 opening available

#6555 at 7:00 PM
IZAKAYA: Japanese Small Plates
10 openings available
19
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6421 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
10 openings available

#6253 at 2:00 PM
FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian Method
16 openings available

#6258 at 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available

#6587 at 6:00 PM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
16 openings available
20
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available

#6257 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available
21
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6595 at 6:30 PM
NIXTAMAL, MASA AND TORTILLAS: An Evening with Masienda
14 openings available
22
#6510 at 6:30 PM
SUSHI 101
16 openings available

#6527 at 6:30 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Cookies and Bars with Cecilia Leung
14 openings available
23
#6521 at 10:30 AM
MEAL PREP SERIES: 4 Weeks of Planning, Prep and Cooking
12 openings available

#6488 at 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
16 openings available
24
#6255 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
7 openings available

#6591 at 10:30 AM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
12 openings available

#6592 at 2:00 PM
CLASSIC PIES
16 openings available

#6479 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
6 openings available
25
#6383 at 9:00 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
10 openings available

#6433 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
11 openings available

#6480 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
6 openings available
26
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6423 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
15 openings available

#6249 at 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS

#6258 at 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available

#6584 at 6:00 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
27
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available

#6257 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
11 openings available
28
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6598 at 7:00 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Bestia
14 openings available
29
#6456 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available

#6528 at 6:30 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Cecilia Leung
15 openings available
30
#6521 at 10:30 AM
MEAL PREP SERIES: 4 Weeks of Planning, Prep and Cooking
12 openings available

#6489 at 6:30 PM
FISH: The Whole Branzino
8 openings available
31
#6507 at 10:00 AM
BAKING WITH CHOCOLATE
16 openings available

#6597 at 10:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 2: Porridge Breads, Seeded and Sprouted Loaves
9 openings available

#6600 at 2:00 PM
FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian Method
16 openings available

#6482 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
7 openings available
 
February 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#6435 at 9:30 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Italian Feast
16 openings available

#6351 at 12:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
8 openings available
2
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6351 at 12:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
8 openings available

#6243 at 2:00 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
13 openings available

#6258 at 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
8 openings available
3
#6256 at 9:30 AM
Pro Pastry 2 Series: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available
4
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6346 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
8 openings available
5
#6529 at 6:30 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Cakes and Pastries with Cecilia Leung
14 openings available
6
#6521 at 10:30 AM
MEAL PREP SERIES: 4 Weeks of Planning, Prep and Cooking
12 openings available

#6492 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
16 openings available

#6559 at 7:00 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of the Yucatan
12 openings available
7
#6484 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
8 openings available
8
#6437 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Valentine's Day Treats!
Waiting List

#6453 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Recipes from the Diner
11 openings available

#6576 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6496 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
15 openings available
9
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6425 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available

#6508 at 2:30 PM
BAKING WITH CHOCOLATE
15 openings available

#6590 at 6:00 PM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
16 openings available

#6550 at 6:30 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
12 openings available
10
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available
11
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6346 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
8 openings available

#6336 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: A Lover's Chocolate Tasting
18 openings available
12
#6457 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
14 openings available

#6523 at 7:00 PM
SOUPS & STEWS: Cozy up to these warm and hearty recipes!
14 openings available
13
#6363 at 6:30 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Fresh Pasta with your Love
7 openings available

#6362 at 7:00 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Bistro in Paris
8 openings available
14
#6250 at 10:00 AM
VALENTINE'S DAY Doughnuts & Fritters
15 openings available

#6252 at 11:00 AM
VALENTINE'S DAY French Macarons
16 openings available

#6361 at 7:00 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: A Romantic Steak Dinner
5 openings available
15
#6578 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Valentine's Day Treats!
15 openings available

#6364 at 6:30 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Bistro in Paris
8 openings available

#6365 at 7:00 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Fresh Pasta with your Love
6 openings available
16
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6427 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
15 openings available

#6603 at 5:30 PM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
14 openings available
17
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available
18
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6346 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
8 openings available

#6403 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The History of Chocolate
15 openings available
19
#6533 at 6:30 PM
MOROCCAN CLASSICS: Shared Plates
12 openings available
20
#6384 at 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
8 openings available

#6540 at 7:00 PM
CRAFTING COCKTAILS: The Classics with Matthew Biancaniello
12 openings available
21
#6247 at 9:30 AM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
11 openings available

#6554 at 7:00 PM
THE SHELLFISH CLASS
12 openings available
22
#6439 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
16 openings available

#6486 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
7 openings available
23
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6420 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
16 openings available
24
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available
25
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6346 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
8 openings available
26
#6458 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available

#6563 at 7:00 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of Baja
16 openings available
27
#6493 at 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
14 openings available
28
29
#6441 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: French Macarons
13 openings available
 
March 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6418 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
16 openings available

#6601 at 2:30 PM
SOURDOUGH 2: Porridge Breads, Seeded and Sprouted Loaves
10 openings available

#6602 at 5:00 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Ottolenghi's Plenty
16 openings available
2
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available

#6349 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available

#6347 at 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
3
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6337 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolate in SoCal!
18 openings available
4
5
#6552 at 7:00 PM
TAPAS: Shared Plates from the Iberian Peninsula
12 openings available
6
7
#6443 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Artisanal Pizza Workshop
3 openings available
8
#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
10 openings available

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
8 openings available

#6422 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
13 openings available
9
#6256 at 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
9 openings available

#6349 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available

#6347 at 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
10
#6345 at 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
12 openings available

#6404 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Rice
14 openings available
11
#6460 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
16 openings available
12
#6494 at 6:30 PM
MEZE (Mediterranean Small Plates)
14 openings available

#6561 at 7:00 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of Oaxaca
12 openings available
13
#6503 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
14 openings available

#6596 at 10:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 2: Porridge Breads, Seeded and Sprouted Loaves
10 openings available

#6593 at 2:00 PM
CLASSIC PIES
16 openings available

#6481 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
8 openings available
14
#6370 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: St. Patrick's Day Brunch
16 openings available

#6368 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner
7 openings available
15
#6385 at 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
10 openings available

#6424 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
16 openings available

#6581 at 5:00 PM
FLOURLESS CAKES
16 openings available

#6367 at 6:00 PM
ST PATRICK'S DAY: Beer Brats!
16 openings available
16
#6349 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available

#6347 at 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
17
#6366 at 6:30 PM
ST PATRICK'S DAY: Beer Brats!
16 openings available
18
#6497 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available
19
#6541 at 7:00 PM
CRAFTING COCKTAILS: Farmers Market Infusions and Foams with Matthew Biancaniello
12 openings available
20
#6476 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHTS:A Night in Havana
8 openings available

#6556 at 7:00 PM
IZAKAYA: Japanese Small Plates
12 openings available
21
#6454 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
16 openings available
22
#6426 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
16 openings available

#6599 at 2:30 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Bestia
14 openings available
23
#6349 at 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
12 openings available

#6347 at 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
12 openings available
24
#6352 at 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#6557 at 6:30 PM
COOKING AT THE CHEF'S TABLE with Chef Charles Olalia of Ma'am Sir
16 openings available
25
#6352 at 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#6461 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
16 openings available
26
#6560 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of the Yucatan
12 openings available
27
28
#6445 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Breads!
12 openings available

#6474 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
8 openings available
29
#6594 at 10:00 AM
CLASSIC PIES
16 openings available

#6428 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
16 openings available
 
April 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
2
#6389 at 6:30 PM
THE WHOLE PASSOVER DINNER with KCRW's Evan Kleiman
15 openings available
3
#6483 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
8 openings available
4
#6447 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Fresh Pasta Workshop
16 openings available

#6478 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: FRENCH BISTRO
7 openings available

#6517 at 7:00 PM
SUSHI 101
16 openings available
5
#6583 at 9:30 AM
BREAKFAST PASTRIES: Cofffee Cake, Muffins & Scones
16 openings available

#6504 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
14 openings available

#6376 at 2:00 PM
THE WHOLE PASSOVER DINNER with KCRW's Evan Kleiman
16 openings available
6
#6387 at 9:30 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
12 openings available
7
#6387 at 9:30 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
12 openings available
8
#6387 at 9:30 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
12 openings available
9
10
#6509 at 10:00 AM
BAKING WITH CHOCOLATE
16 openings available
11
#6449 at 9:30 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Roasted Chicken Menu
16 openings available

#6374 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Springtime Entertaining
16 openings available
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14
#6410 at 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY:Confectioners from Southern California
17 openings available
1516
17
#6490 at 6:30 PM
FISH: The Whole Branzino
7 openings available
18
#6353 at 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available

#6485 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
8 openings available
19
#6353 at 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
10 openings available
20
21
#6405 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Herbs
14 openings available
22
#6562 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of Oaxaca
16 openings available
23
#6498 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
16 openings available

#6542 at 7:00 PM
CRAFTING COCKTAILS: Liqueurs and Liquid Tasting Menus with Matthew Biancaniello
12 openings available
24
#6487 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
8 openings available
25
#6451 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Sushi!
14 openings available
26
#6547 at 11:00 AM
DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING: Annemarie Ahearn for Maine's Salt Water Farm
24 openings available
 
May 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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#6407 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Ancient Grains of Mexico
16 openings available
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#6378 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Mother's Day Brunch
16 openings available
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#6505 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
14 openings available
 
June 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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#6408 at 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The Bittersweet History of Sugar
16 openings available
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#6506 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
14 openings available
 
July 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12
3
#6380 at 9:30 AM
THE BAKE & TAKE 4TH OF JULY PIE CLASS!
16 openings available

#6381 at 2:30 PM
THE BAKE & TAKE 4TH OF JULY PIE CLASS!
16 openings available
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6341

Wed, Oct 23 2019 @ 6:00 PM
DIY Halloween Candy: Caramel Apples to Peanut Butter Cups
 

Boo! Join us as recreate childhood favorites from scratch- made even better with our Republica Del Cacao chocolate and not a lick of corn syrup.

Pumpkin Brittle
Apple Cider Caramels
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Caramel Apples

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

6 openings available

$95.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6007

Wed, Oct 23 2019 @ 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
 

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


Cassoulet

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


Pot-au-feu

(Classic Super Savory Beef Short Rib Stew)


French Apple Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6544

Thu, Oct 24 2019 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6192

Thu, Oct 24 2019 @ 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
 
Chef Rubina Khan for an evening dedicated to her favorite Indian dishes.
 

Chana Chaat

Chicken Curry

Coconut Daal

Peas Pullao
Naan Bread
Sheer Khurma (sweet pudding)

 

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. 

Waiting List

$105.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6194

Fri, Oct 25 2019 @ 9:30 AM
WHOLE GRAIN LOAVES & FERMENTED PASTRIES w Sarah Owens
 
We are so excited to host renowned baker and author Sarah Owens! Sarah will be in town to teach two classes from her Sourdough and Heirloom books. Learn to use whole einkorn flour to make two breads, harnessing the incredible flavor of this unique grain. Pastries are the perfect canvas for exploring whole grains and Sarah will teach you how to work your sourdough starter into both galettes and chewy cookies to make whole grains even more delicious and digestible. 
 
Each student will work individually to master each bread and pastry technique. You will be working with Straus Family Creamery Butter and whole grain flours from Grist & Toll.

Sprouted Einkorn & Black Sesame Sourdough Loaf

Brown Butter Banana Bread

Whole Grain Sourdough Galette

Whole Grain Sourdough Cookies

 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS. A BREAK WILL BE PROVIDED FOR LUNCH.

 

ABOUT SARAH

Sarah Owens is a New York City based cookbook author, baker, professional horticulturist, and culinary instructor. She was awarded a James Beard for her first book Sourdough and released her second in 2017 titled Toast and Jam. Her much anticipated forthcoming title Heirloom: Time Honored Techniques, Nourishing Traditions, and Modern Recipes will be released September 2019. Sarah believes strongly in the power of baking to foster community and social change; she is an advocate of sustainable agricultural practices to rebuild global grain sheds and believes stone milling can bring good bread back to the table. As a teacher of nourishing food traditions, she travels globally to encourage an interest in fermentation. Her business and workshop space is Ritual Fine Foods (formerly BK17 Bakery) located at The Castle in Rockaway Beach, NY where she teaches the alchemy and digestive benefits of natural leavening.
Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo courtesy of Roost Books

 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$295.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6042

Fri, Oct 25 2019 @ 10:30 AM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
 
Fall into the season with pies that are pretty as they are easy to make.  You'll master an all-butter crust, rolling, crimping, lattice work and two fruit fillings as well as blind baking crusts.

All-butter Pie Crust

Double-Crust Apple Pies with Lattice Work

Classic Pumpkin Pies

 THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6064

Fri, Oct 25 2019 @ 2:30 PM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
 

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

Classic Yellow Cake

Devil's Food Cake

Swiss Buttercream

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6072

Fri, Oct 25 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Waiting List

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6195

Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 9:30 AM
CLASSIC SOURDOUGH BOULES & PRESERVES w Sarah Owens
 
We are so excited to host renowned baker and author Sarah Owens! Sarah will be in town to teach two classes from her Sourdough and Heirloom books.
Learn to master different fermentation approaches to Sarah's classic Table Loaf and incorporate additional inclusions such as fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, or cheese. Sarah will guide you through the steps of creating and using a wild yeast water using local fruits and botanicals to help leaven your sourdough breads. Extend the season of solanaceous fruits by preserving one sweet jam and one savory natural pickle.
Each student will work individually to master each bread and pastry technique. You will be working with Straus Family Creamery Butter and whole grain flours from Grist & Toll.

Table Loaf with Variations

Wild Yeast Waters

Spicy Ground Cherry Preserves

Fermented Green Tomatoes 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS. A BREAK WILL BE PROVIDED FOR LUNCH.

 

ABOUT SARAH

Sarah Owens is a New York City based cookbook author, baker, professional horticulturist, and culinary instructor. She was awarded a James Beard for her first book Sourdough and released her second in 2017 titled Toast and Jam. Her much anticipated forthcoming title Heirloom: Time Honored Techniques, Nourishing Traditions, and Modern Recipes will be released September 2019. Sarah believes strongly in the power of baking to foster community and social change; she is an advocate of sustainable agricultural practices to rebuild global grain sheds and believes stone milling can bring good bread back to the table. As a teacher of nourishing food traditions, she travels globally to encourage an interest in fermentation. Her business and workshop space is Ritual Fine Foods (formerly BK17 Bakery) located at The Castle in Rockaway Beach, NY where she teaches the alchemy and digestive benefits of natural leavening.
Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo courtesy of Roost Books

 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$295.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5969

Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken & 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 IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5982

Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Halloween Treats
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Homemade Marshmallow Ghosts
Devil's Food Dirt Cupcakes
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Oreos
 
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

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6545

Sat, Oct 26 2019 @ 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5483

Sun, Oct 27 2019 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY MONDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5484

Sun, Oct 27 2019 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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


Chef
Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for 20 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.

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

 

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:30am to 1:00pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

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

Waiting List

$1400.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6292

Sun, Oct 27 2019 @ 2:00 PM
KIDS BAKING: Halloween Treats
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Homemade Marshmallow Ghosts
Devil's Food Dirt Cupcakes
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Oreos
 
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

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6043

Sun, Oct 27 2019 @ 2:30 PM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
 
Fall into the season with pies that are pretty as they are easy to make.  You'll master an all-butter crust, rolling, crimping, lattice work and two fruit fillings as well as blind baking crusts.

All-butter Pie Crust

Double-Crust Apple Pies with Lattice Work

Classic Pumpkin Pies

 THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

1 opening available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6388

Sun, Oct 27 2019 @ 5:00 PM
DEMO & WINE TASTING: Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook
 

Let's sit and sip wine and watch John McReynolds, culinary director of Sonoma's Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards with Fiorella Butron and Mike Emanuel for two hours of demos. Cookbook signing to follow!

THIS IS A 2-HOUR DEMO, WINE-TASTING & BOOK SIGNING.
PRICE INCLUDES COST OF THE BOOK.

MENU

Turkish, Yogurt and Green Garlic Soup with Mint and Cumin

Potatoes, Shrimp, and Avocado with Chermoula

JOHN MCREYNOLDS

Culinary Director, Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery

John McReynolds is the culinary director of Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and  Winery, in Sonoma, California. He previously co-owned and was founding chef of the acclaimed Café La Haye, also in Sonoma. His early interest in food and wine led him to the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco where he was awarded a scholarship sponsored by Julia and Paul Child. In 2014, his Stone Edge Farm Cookbook was named Book of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and also received IACP’s Julia Child Award for the year’s best first book. His new book Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook, written with Stone Edge chefs Mike Emanuel and Fiorella Butron, is an indispensable resource for transforming fresh, seasonal ingredients into larder essentials, then use them as inspiration for all kinds of flavorful food throughout the year. Using the season’s best, John will demo and discuss recipes for the pantry and the table.

Ages 21 and up. 

17 openings available

$45.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5973

Mon, Oct 28 2019 @ 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join chef John Pitblado for a four-week intensive cooking series focused on plant-based meals. Chef John will weave in classic cooking techniques with her vast collection of recipes curated from her world travels to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

5 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5489

Mon, Oct 28 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

4 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5486

Tue, Oct 29 2019 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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


Chef May Hennman has been teaching people how to cook for 20 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.

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

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

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

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

1 opening available

$1400.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6059

Fri, Nov 1 2019 @ 2:00 PM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
 

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

Chocolate Babka
Butter Brioche
Classic Braided Challah

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6085

Sat, Nov 2 2019 @ 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding 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, as you sit down and enjoy what you have made.  Otherwise, we provide water, coffee and tea.  We also ask that you "BYOC" (bring-your-own-container) if possible to take home any leftovers.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes. 

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

1 opening available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6097

Sat, Nov 2 2019 @ 10:30 AM
CUSTARDS & SOUFFLES
 

Ever dreamt of perfecting tall, cloudy souffles? How about silky, rich custards? This three hour class will teach you all about the science of eggs, steam and tempering eggs as we whisk, whip and pour our way to simple prefection.

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino
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.

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

5 openings available

$95.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6036

Sat, Nov 2 2019 @ 2:30 PM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
 

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

Kimchi
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi Pancakes
JJigae ( Kimchi Stew)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

Waiting List

$95.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6566

Sat, Nov 2 2019 @ 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6073

Sat, Nov 2 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. 


Waiting List

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5483

Sun, Nov 3 2019 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY MONDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5484

Sun, Nov 3 2019 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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


Chef
Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for 20 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.

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

 

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:30am to 1:00pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

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

Waiting List

$1400.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6058

Sun, Nov 3 2019 @ 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

5 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6313

Sun, Nov 3 2019 @ 4:00 PM
DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING: Daniel Leader of "Living Bread" and "Bread Alone"
 

Join acclaimed baker and author Daniel Leader for a fascinating Roman pizza demo! The cost of the class includes the book (and some very delicious tastings).

THIS IS A 1.5-HOUR DEMONSTRATION AND BOOK SIGNING.  PRICE INCLUDES BOOK.

Menu

Roman Pizza!

DANIEL LEADER

First inspired by his time in Paris as a young man, Daniel Leader has been in pursuit of quality bread ever since. One of the first champions of artisanal bread baking in the United States, and a true devotee of the art and science behind it, Leader went on to create Bread Alone. This iconic Woodstock, New York bakery quickly became known for its signature techniques and was soon one of the country’s most beloved artisan bread companies. Now, in his new cookbook, LIVING BREAD: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making (October 15, 2019, $40, Avery), Leader offers accomplished profiles of some of the most knowledgeable, skilled, and innovative craftspeople working in bread today, with more than 60 recipes that contain expert advice -- the simple secrets that the best professional bakers know -- for achieving professional results at home.

Ages 16 and up. 

15 openings available

$50.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5974

Tue, Nov 5 2019 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join chef John Pitblado for a four-week intensive cooking series focused on plant-based meals. Chef John will weave in classic cooking techniques with her vast collection of recipes curated from her world travels to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

8 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5486

Tue, Nov 5 2019 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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


Chef May Hennman has been teaching people how to cook for 20 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.

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

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

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

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

1 opening available

$1400.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6333

Tue, Nov 5 2019 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolate and Tea!
 

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

 

THEME:

Join renowned pastry chef and tea connoisseur Robert Wemischner and our beloved Ruth Kennison for a fantastic evening of tea, chocolate and their sweetest pairings.

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


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

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

 

11 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6100

Thu, Nov 7 2019 @ 6:30 PM
PAELLA NIGHT!
 
We're going to uncover the secrets behind sofrito, socorrat and which rice to select for the perfect Valencian Paella.
 

Seafood Paella

Seasonal Salad

Crema Catalana for Dessert!

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6015

Fri, Nov 8 2019 @ 10:30 AM
ITALIAN COOKING: Gnocchi
 

Join Chef Carol Cotner Thompson as you perfect your Gnocchi and sauces in this lovely three hour course.

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Gnidu with Fresh Corn
Brown Butter & Sage Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5972

Fri, Nov 8 2019 @ 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

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!).

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

3 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5983

Sat, Nov 9 2019 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Fresh Pasta Workshop
 

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

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

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. We also ask that you "BYOC" (bring-your-own-container) if possible to take home any leftovers.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes. 

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

8 openings available

$75.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5970

Sat, Nov 9 2019 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
 
Join Chef John for three hours under the (not quite) tent as you mix, roll and bake your way to brunch perfection. Cheerio!
 
British Style Scones
Clotted Cream with Jam
Fried Mushrooms
Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Baked Beans on Toast
Old-Fashioned English Breakfast Sausage Patties

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6193

Sat, Nov 9 2019 @ 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
 
Chef Rubina Khan for an evening dedicated to her favorite Indian dishes.
 

Chana Chaat

Chicken Curry

Coconut Daal

Peas Pullao
Naan Bread
Sheer Khurma (sweet pudding)

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

5 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5483

Sun, Nov 10 2019 @ 9:00 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY MONDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5484

Sun, Nov 10 2019 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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


Chef
Carol Cotner Thompson has been teaching people how to cook for 20 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.

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

 

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:30am to 1:00pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

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

Waiting List

$1400.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6062

Sun, Nov 10 2019 @ 2:00 PM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
 

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

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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

3 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6094

Sun, Nov 10 2019 @ 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
 

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

Zaatar Chicken Breast with Mint, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Lemon Grass Chicken Paillard with Ginger Kale Slaw

Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Shallots

Buttermilk Fried Crispy Chicken Legs

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

9 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6078

Sun, Nov 10 2019 @ 5:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

12 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6343

Mon, Nov 11 2019 @ 10:00 AM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

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

 

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

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

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5974

Tue, Nov 12 2019 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join chef John Pitblado for a four-week intensive cooking series focused on plant-based meals. Chef John will weave in classic cooking techniques with her vast collection of recipes curated from her world travels to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

8 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5486

Tue, Nov 12 2019 @ 6:00 PM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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


Chef May Hennman has been teaching people how to cook for 20 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.

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

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

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

 ------------

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

1 opening available

$1400.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5958

Thu, Nov 14 2019 @ 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6235

Fri, Nov 15 2019 @ 8:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
 
Make:
Wild Yeast Culture
Sourdough Starter
Sprouted Wheat
 
Bake:
Classic Whole Grain Sourdough Bread
Sprouted Wheat Boule
Hazelnut Fig Loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

*** THERE WILL BE FILMING TAKING PLACE DURING THE 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.

4 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6066

Fri, Nov 15 2019 @ 2:30 PM
WHOLE GRAIN BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Grist & Toll Flour
 

Join Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett for an in-depth baking workshops featuring flours from our favorite local miller Grist and Toll (freshly milled flours will be available for purchase as well). You will bake with soft and hard wheats, from Sonora to Spelt and Rouge de Bordeaux, and understand the properties of each grain, their flavor profiles and hydration needs

Super-Flaky Biscuits
Hand Pies and Galettes
Whole Grain Muffins

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6567

Fri, Nov 15 2019 @ 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
6008

Fri, Nov 15 2019 @ 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
 

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


Cassoulet

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


Pot-au-feu

(Classic Super Savory Beef Short Rib Stew)


French Apple Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

11 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6530

Fri, Nov 15 2019 @ 7:00 PM
MOROCCAN CLASSICS: The Tagine Class
 

We're so excited to welcome Chef Yasmina Ksikes to the team! You'll learn the classic Moroccan Tagine, make your own preserved lemons and get an understanding of the spices, methods and flavors of North African cuisine.

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons, Olives and Potatoes
Khoubz (Moroccan bread)
Roasted Eggplant Caviar
Preserved Lemons
Orange Salad

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Yasmina Ksikes

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6229

Sat, Nov 16 2019 @ 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
6084

Sat, Nov 16 2019 @ 2:30 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.

8 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6568

Sat, Nov 16 2019 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6074

Sat, Nov 16 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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.

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE


Waiting List

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6013

Sat, Nov 16 2019 @ 7:00 PM
SEAFOOD GUMBO FEAST!
 

Join Chef Nigel for three hours of Roux, Seafood Techniques and how to work with the best shellfish from Southern California's waters.

Seafood Gumbo (Shrimp, Oysters & Crab)
 Apple Slaw
Hush Puppies with Spicy Remoulade Sauce
Bananas Foster

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

13 openings available

$125.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6048

Sun, Nov 17 2019 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild Yeast Culture
Sourdough Starter
Sprouted Wheat

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS


*** THERE WILL BE FILMING TAKING PLACE DURING THE CLASS ***

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6038

Sun, Nov 17 2019 @ 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

Salted Caramel Cream Filling

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6084

Sun, Nov 17 2019 @ 2:30 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 5 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6095

Sun, Nov 17 2019 @ 4:00 PM
CLASSIC HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES
 

It's time to celebrate the wonders of a plentiful table with some of our chef's favorite side dishes from the past and the present. We'll give you plenty of tips for easy do-ahead prep so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor without stress this sweet holiday season.

 

 

Baked Sausage & Sourdough Stuffing (Dressing)

Roasted Chestnuts with Butter

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Squash Souffles

Winter Greens Salad with Gorgonzola

Bacon & Brussels Sprouts Hash

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
6548

Sun, Nov 17 2019 @ 7:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

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

 

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

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

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6569

Mon, Nov 18 2019 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5974

Tue, Nov 19 2019 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join chef John Pitblado for a four-week intensive cooking series focused on plant-based meals. Chef John will weave in classic cooking techniques with her vast collection of recipes curated from her world travels to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

8 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6570

Tue, Nov 19 2019 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6329

Wed, Nov 20 2019 @ 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
6105

Thu, Nov 21 2019 @ 6:30 PM
CLASSIC FALL PIE WORKSHOP
 
Fall into the season with pies that are pretty as they are easy to make.  You'll master an all-butter crust, rolling, crimping, lattice work and two fruit fillings as well as blind baking crusts.

All-butter Pie Crust

Double-Crust Apple Pies with Lattice Work

Classic Pumpkin Pies

 THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

5 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6054

Fri, Nov 22 2019 @ 10:00 AM
FALL TARTS
 
Master the sweet perfection of classic French tarts in this three-hour class.

Classic, flaky press-in tart dough

Frangipane Tarts

Classic Lemon Meringue Tarts

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6107

Fri, Nov 22 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

5 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5985

Sat, Nov 23 2019 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: The Whole Thanksgiving Dinner
 
Hey Kids! Give your parents a break this year and learn to make then entire holiday meal from scratch.

Whole Roasted Turkey Legs
Classic Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Caramel Budino
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12

Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, and we provide everything you need. We also ask that you "BYOC" (bring-your-own-container) if possible to take home any leftovers.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes. 

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

 


Waiting List

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5977

Sat, Nov 23 2019 @ 10:00 AM
THE WHOLE THANKSGIVING MEAL
 

Join us for three hours of perfecting your holiday cooking, timing and presentation! We'll cover everything from turkey to stuffing and sides and finish with a sweet dessert.


Spatchocked Turkey

Classic Pan Gravy

Whole Wheat Honey Buns (for all those leftovers in the morning)

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Sausage and Sage Stuffing

Brussels Sprouts with Pork Belly and Shallots

Butterscotch Pot de Cremes with Caramel Shards

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. 

8 openings available

$150.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6109

Sat, Nov 23 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: 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 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

1 opening available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6134

Sun, Nov 24 2019 @ 2:00 PM
A HOLIDAY VEGETARIAN MENU
 

Join Chef Jeff Perlman for a three hour class dedicated to a perfectly balanced, delicious and meat-free Thanksgiving!

Menu

Vegetarian Wellington

Old Fashioned Stuffing

Winter Greens Sautee

Candied Acorn Squash

Winter Pear Salad

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Jeff Perlman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5974

Tue, Nov 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join chef John Pitblado for a four-week intensive cooking series focused on plant-based meals. Chef John will weave in classic cooking techniques with her vast collection of recipes curated from her world travels to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

8 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6142

Tue, Nov 26 2019 @ 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The Bittersweet History of Sugar
 

Join Maite Gomez-Rejon for a series of monthly discussions about agricultture, trade and how our taste for foods have changed the landscape of our world. Students are greeted with a topical appetizer and, after the conversation, participate in the hands-on cooking of a dish which uses the theme of the day as the main attraction.

 

THEME:

A commodity so common it is difficult to imagine a world without sugar. Trace the history of this sweet grass from classical literature, to slavery and the abolitionist movement, to the modern world stage. 
MENU:

Sugar Paste Sculptures

Caramels

 


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

 

Maite's Bio:


Maite Gomez-Rejón has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007 Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction which she teaches at museums and cultural centers across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRWs Good Food and NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, Eaten Magazine, and other publications. Her essay, "Mexico's Early Cookbooks," is forthcoming in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

11 openings available

$45.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5960

Wed, Nov 27 2019 @ 9:30 AM
8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS
 

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

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
All-American, Mile-High Apple Pie
Classic Pumpkin Pie

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5961

Wed, Nov 27 2019 @ 2:00 PM
8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS
 

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

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
All-American, Mile-High Apple Pie
Classic Pumpkin Pie

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6348

Fri, Nov 29 2019 @ 10:00 AM
BLACK FRIDAY DEMOS! Click to check to schedule:
 

Join us for a full day of free demos, tastings and specials in the store! Each demo is 1 hour long and is limited to 30 guests; first come, first serve.

10am: Cookies! We'll be making our famous Gourmandise Rye Chocolate Chunk cookies with Grist & Toll flour

11:30am: Savory Crepes: Master the art of flipping a crepes and filling them with savory cheeses and herbs.

1pm: Chocolate! Let us guide you through a history of chocolate and taste milk, dark and white chocolate from South America.

2:30pm: Bruschetta: Learn how to make simple and delicious tartines with homemade ricotta and roasted vegetables on our housemade sourdough bread.

4pm: Caramel! Watch as we unravel the mysteries of sugar and explore how to make Classic, Butterscotch and Salted Caramel sauces (there may just be some Straus ice cream to pour them onto).

 

 

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6571

Sat, Nov 30 2019 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6254

Sun, Dec 1 2019 @ 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

Discover how simple and delicious it is to make cheeses at home. 

We will discuss the properties of dairy, cultures, rennet, and kefir as we make our own starter to 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.

Ages 16 and up. 

6 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6297

Sun, Dec 1 2019 @ 10:00 AM
TAMALES!
 

Join Michelle Lainez, former Chef from Border Grill, private chef and butcher, for a fun and informative session on Tamale making. This class is hands-on and has a great deal of communal participation!

Masa with Heirloom Corn
Chicken Tamales
Pork Tamales
Cheese Tamales

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. 

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

Waiting List

$95.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6093

Sun, Dec 1 2019 @ 2:30 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. 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. 

4 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6334

Tue, Dec 3 2019 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolates from Hawaii
 

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

 

THEME:

Join us for two hours of tasting craft chocolates from the only place in the United States where chocolate is grown! We will be sampling chocolates grown and made on the islands and get a glimpse of its various growing regions (without hopping on a plane).

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


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

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

 

16 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6532

Wed, Dec 4 2019 @ 7:00 PM
MOROCCAN CLASSICS: Shared Plates
 

We're so excited to welcome Chef Yasmina Ksikes to the team! Join Chef for three hours of cooking, small-plates style. You'll uncover the spices, flavors and history behind the cuisine of Morocco and learn the secrets of entertaining with simple, do-ahead tricks of the trade.

Kefta Tagine 
Roasted pepper taktouka 
Fool ( fava beans )
Barba (beet salad )
Baghrir (semolina crepes)

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Yasmina Ksikes

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6245

Fri, Dec 6 2019 @ 9:30 AM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
 

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

Chocolate Babka
Butter Brioche
Classic Braided Challah

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6248

Fri, Dec 6 2019 @ 1:30 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. You'll walk in and make our classic Yeasted Brioche Doughnut Dough, and while it rises, we'll turn our attention to our famous Apple Fritters. You'll fry up the fritters and dunk them in a Apple Cider Glaze, then work on our custom fillings for the doughnuts (Boston Cream, anyone)? After a quick break, you'll roll out and cut out your yeasted doughnuts, cut out donut holes and work the remaining dough into twists. We'll let these doughnuts rise one last time as we heat the oil back up and mix together our chocolate, strawberry and maple glazes, ready for dipping and filling! YES!

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

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6572

Fri, Dec 6 2019 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6260

Fri, Dec 6 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Chinese Takeout
 

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

Wonton Soup
Yangzhou Fried Rice

Orange Peel Chicken
Bok Choy with Black Bean Sauce

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**PRICE IS PER COUPLE**

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

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

Waiting List

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6268

Sat, Dec 7 2019 @ 9:30 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
 
Join Chef John for three hours under the (not quite) tent as you mix, roll and bake your way to brunch perfection. Cheerio!
 
British Style Scones
Clotted Cream with Jam
Fried Mushrooms
Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Baked Beans on Toast
Old-Fashioned English Breakfast Sausage Patties
 

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 John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6299

Sat, Dec 7 2019 @ 10:00 AM
A HOLIDAY VEGETARIAN MENU
 

Join Chef Jeff Perlman for a three hour class dedicated to a perfectly balanced, delicious and meat-free holiday dinner!

Menu

Vegetarian Wellington

Old Fashioned Stuffing

Winter Greens Sautee

Candied Acorn Squash

Winter Pear Salad

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Jeff Perlman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6573

Sat, Dec 7 2019 @ 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
6241

Sun, Dec 8 2019 @ 9:30 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.
 

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6238

Sun, Dec 8 2019 @ 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
 

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

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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6354

Sun, Dec 8 2019 @ 2:30 PM
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: A Whole Plated Meal
 

Join Chef May for a hands-on walk through the best way to entertaining without breaking a sweat! She will show you how to prep ahead, the best way to plate and prepare a sumptuous holiday table.

Short Rib Ragu
Slab Polenta

Sauce Verte & Horseradish Cream
Roasted Root Vegetables with Gremolata Butter

Pear and Cranberry Cobbler

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.

 

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6574

Sun, Dec 8 2019 @ 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
5991

Wed, Dec 11 2019 @ 6:00 PM
SCANDINAVIAN BREADS
 

Join Chef John Pitblado for a morning of pastries from his mother's land! You will walk in and make a yeasted dough for perfect rolls and a sweet ring of filled buns. While the dough rises, you will mix, layer and bake a lovely pan of cardamom coffee cake. Once a lovely cream filling has been made, the rolls and buns will be ready to be divided, filled and shaped. You'll proof them while feasting on the fresh-out-of-the-oven coffee cakes, then wash the buns and rolls before their quick trip to the oven.

Kanelbullar (Cinnamon Buns)

Rugbrøt (Danish Seeded Bread)
Cardamom Coffee Cake

Smörgås (open-faced sandwiches)



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

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6236

Fri, Dec 13 2019 @ 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to beautiful, naturally leavened loaves. You'll come into class and shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, gluten and explore the rainbow of flavors and textures of different varieties of heirloom grains (milled in Pasadena at Grist & Toll))! You'll taste Spelt, Rye, Hard Reds and Whites and Sonora wheats before choosing your favorites to make your own bread dough.

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and churn some butter with the loveliest cream from our friends at Straus.

Please bring one large bowl to class, a jar for your starter and a large paper bag to carry your loaves home with! Stone-milled flours from Grist & Toll are available for purchase in our storefront for all your bread-making dreams.

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for two loaves of bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade butter
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan 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

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6575

Fri, Dec 13 2019 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6263

Fri, Dec 13 2019 @ 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

8 openings available

$105.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6271

Sat, Dec 14 2019 @ 2:00 PM
HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES
 

It's time to celebrate the wonders of a plentiful table with some of our chef's favorite side dishes from the past and the present. We'll give you plenty of tips for easy do-ahead prep so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor without stress this sweet holiday season.

 

Kabocha Squash Tempura with Chimichurri Aioli

Curry-Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Fennel, Beet & Tangerine Salad with Toasted Pistachio Dressing

Squash Souffles

Winter Rice Pilaf

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
6262

Sat, Dec 14 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
 
Let us whisk you away to the Mediterranean as you prepare a meal inspired by the small plates dotting the sea.

Rice Pilaf

Homemade Pita Bread

Classic Hummous

Moroccan Mint Tea

Warm Spiced Olives * Sumac-Roasted Chickpeas

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Baba Ganouj

Kefte (Lamb Meatballs) with Spiced Labneh

 

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

2 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6098

Sun, Dec 15 2019 @ 10:00 AM
CUSTARDS & SOUFFLES
 

Ever dreamt of perfecting tall, cloudy souffles? How about silky, rich custards? This three hour class will teach you all about the science of eggs, steam and tempering eggs as we whisk, whip and pour our way to simple prefection.

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino
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.

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6295

Sun, Dec 15 2019 @ 11:00 AM
PARENT & CHILD HOLIDAY COOKIES
 

Get ready to mix, roll, scoop, cut, bake and fill as we uncover the secrets to perfectly shaped and baked cookies! You will learn the tricks of the trade to make cut out cookies easy as pie, whip up a classic Royal Icing and decorate away.

Our Famous Rye Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Classic Gingerbread Cookie Folks
Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

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

CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 6 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

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

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

Waiting List

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6298

Sun, Dec 15 2019 @ 2:00 PM
TAMALES!
 

Join Michelle Lainez, former Chef from Border Grill, private chef and butcher, for a fun and informative session on Tamale making. This class is hands-on and has a great deal of communal participation!

Masa with Heirloom Corn
Chicken Tamales
Pork Tamales
Cheese Tamales

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. 

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

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef Michelle Lainez

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6304

Sun, Dec 15 2019 @ 3:00 PM
PARENT & CHILD HOLIDAY COOKIES
 

Get ready to mix, roll, scoop, cut, bake and fill as we uncover the secrets to perfectly shaped and baked cookies! You will learn the tricks of the trade to make cut out cookies easy as pie, whip up a classic Royal Icing and decorate away.

Our Famous Rye Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Classic Gingerbread Cookie Folks
Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

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

CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 6 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

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

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

Waiting List

$125.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6355

Mon, Dec 16 2019 @ 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: Shared Plates
 

Join Chef May for a hands-on walk through the best way to entertaining without breaking a sweat! She will show you how to prep ahead, the best way to plate and prepare a sumptuous holiday table.

 

Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo with Mojo Verde

Mushroom Toasts with Creme Fraiche, Tarragon, Chives

Little Gem Spears with Green Goddess

Grape and Pecorino Focaccia

Raspberry Almond Financiers

Ginger Pom Pom - Make Ahead Cocktail for a Crowd!

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
5992

Wed, Dec 18 2019 @ 6:00 PM
SCANDINAVIAN PASTRIES
 

Join Chef John Pitblado for a morning of pastries from his mother's land! You will walk in and make a yeasted dough for perfect rolls and a sweet ring of filled buns. While the dough rises, you will mix, layer and bake a lovely pan of cardamom coffee cake. Once a lovely cream filling has been made, the rolls and buns will be ready to be divided, filled and shaped. You'll proof them while feasting on the fresh-out-of-the-oven coffee cakes, then wash the buns and rolls before their quick trip to the oven.

Semmlor (Cream-filled Bun)
St. Lucia Buns (Saffron Bun)
Rommegrot (Sour Cream Pudding)

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

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6356

Fri, Dec 20 2019 @ 10:00 AM
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: Shared Plates
 

Join Chef May for a hands-on walk through the best way to entertaining without breaking a sweat! She will show you how to prep ahead, the best way to plate and prepare a sumptuous holiday table.

 

Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo with Mojo Verde

Mushroom Toasts with Creme Fraiche, Tarragon, Chives

Little Gem Spears with Green Goddess

Grape and Pecorino Focaccia

Raspberry Almond Financiers

Ginger Pom Pom - Make Ahead Cocktail for a Crowd!

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6270

Sat, Dec 21 2019 @ 9:30 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Southern Recipes
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6264

Sat, Dec 21 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Paella!
 
We're going to uncover the secrets behind sofrito, socorrat and which rice to select for the perfect Valencian Paella.
 

Seafood Paella

Seasonal Salad

Crema Catalana for Dessert!

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 21 and up. 

8 openings available

$250.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6237

Sun, Dec 22 2019 @ 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

Gather 'round as we knead, stretch, fold and proof our way to beautiful, naturally leavened loaves. You'll come into class and shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, gluten and explore the rainbow of flavors and textures of different varieties of heirloom grains (milled in Pasadena at Grist & Toll))! You'll taste Spelt, Rye, Hard Reds and Whites and Sonora wheats before choosing your favorites to make your own bread dough.

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and churn some butter with the loveliest cream from our friends at Straus.

Please bring one large bowl to class, a jar for your starter and a large paper bag to carry your loaves home with! Stone-milled flours from Grist & Toll are available for purchase in our storefront for all your bread-making dreams.

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for two loaves of bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade butter
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan 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

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6293

Sun, Dec 22 2019 @ 10:00 AM
8TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!
 

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

Chiffon Cake
Genoise
French Buttercream
Chocolate Buttercream
Meringue Mushrooms

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

5 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6308

Mon, Dec 23 2019 @ 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Thai Street Food
 

Join us for a three hour course designed for ages 12-16. You'll pick up knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, and bake while you make every component from scratch.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

 

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6309

Thu, Dec 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Chinese Dumplings
 

Come and learn the secrets of perfect dumplings in this three hour class designed for students age 12-16. We'll teach you how to steam, fry and fill a wide array classic dumplings.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

THIS CLASS IS ONLY FOR AGES 12-16

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.

 

10 openings available

$115.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6231

Fri, Dec 27 2019 @ 9:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

 

6 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6310

Fri, Dec 27 2019 @ 10:00 AM
TEENS ONLY: Sushi 101
 

Join us 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.

THIS CLASS IS FOR AGES 12-16 ONLY

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

THIS CLASS IS FOR AGES 12-16 ONLY

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

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6266

Fri, Dec 27 2019 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
 

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

Gaucho Style Steak
Chimichurri
Ricotta Gnocchi with Braised Chard
Mate

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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


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

7 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6231

Sat, Dec 28 2019 @ 9:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

 

6 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6231

Sun, Dec 29 2019 @ 9:30 AM
CROISSANT CAMP! 3 days of Laminated Doughs & Pastries
 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

 

6 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6466

Mon, Dec 30 2019 @ 9:30 AM
THE CROQUEMBOUCHE CLASS
 
Nothing says Happy New Year like a tall tower of cream puffs! Come in to class and master making and piping choux dough. You'll move on to perfecting pastry cream (chocolate, vanilla or caramel? your pick)! and filling your sweet little choux with the custard. We will make a lovely almond nougatine base before covering each of the choux with a lovely amber sugar. Next up? Assembly! Each student will bake, fill and build their own croquembouche tower and finish it off with a web of spun sugar.
 

Nougatine Base

Pate a Choux

Pastry Cream

Sugar work!

 THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS.  A 30 MINUTE BREAK WILL BE PROVIDED.

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

10 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6350

Thu, Jan 2 2020 @ 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans

 

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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6382

Fri, Jan 3 2020 @ 9:00 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Sourdough Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction
 
Make:
Wild Yeast Culture
Sourdough Starter
Sprouted Wheat
 
Bake:
Classic Whole Grain Sourdough Bread
Sprouted Wheat Boule
Hazelnut Fig Loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

*** THERE WILL BE FILMING TAKING PLACE DURING THE 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.

10 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6350

Fri, Jan 3 2020 @ 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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

 

Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans

 

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

 

THIS IS A 5 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6358

Sun, Jan 5 2020 @ 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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

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

 

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

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

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

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

10 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6211

Sun, Jan 5 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 1: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930AM-130PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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


Day 8:Tarts

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

Day 9: Pies

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

Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

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

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

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

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

8 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6417

Sun, Jan 5 2020 @ 1:30 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. 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

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6256

Mon, Jan 6 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PRO PASTRY SERIES 2: Up Your Baking Game
 

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9am-1PM

EVERY MONDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

9 openings available

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6257

Mon, Jan 6 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

11 openings available

$625.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6345

Tue, Jan 7 2020 @ 9:30 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series
 

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


Chef Carol Cotner Thompson 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.

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks at 930am

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS

Seasonal Salads

 

Week 2: STOCKS/BROTHS/SOUPS

Tomato Bisque

Mushroom Velouté

Minestrone

 

Week 3: DAIRY/EGGS

Seasonal Frittata

Fresh Ricotta

Eggs Benedict

 

Week 4: SAUCES 

Romesco Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

Pan Sauce 

Macaroni & Cheese

Steak Diane

 

Week 5: VEGETABLES

Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Braised Peppers 

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mushroom Toasts

Roasted Beet Salad

 

Week 6: PASTA/POLENTA/GNOCCHI

Spaghetti All’amatriciani

Classic Potato Gnocchi with Pesto 

Polenta with Spicy Sausage and Braised Fennel

 

WEEK 7: Whole Grains/Legumes

Roasted Garlic Hummus/Seasonal Crudité

Curry Quinoa with Beluga Lentils

Sicilian Farro

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

WEEK 8: Chicken

Za’atar Chicken Breast with Tomato Cucumber Salad

Crispy Fried Chicken Legs

Chicken Meatballs

 

WEEK 9: Meat

Braised Hoisin Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Seared Filets with Reduction Sauce and Pommes Frites

Pork Milanese with Arugula Salad

 

WEEK 10: Fish 

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Almond-Crusted White Fish 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Smokey Shrimp Tacos

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

12 openings available

$1400.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6335

Tue, Jan 7 2020 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: Chocolates from Vietnam
 

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

 

THEME:

Ruth's recent travels to Vietnam have yielded quite the collection of craft bars. We will be tasting bars made in Vietnam from Marou and Belvie as well as makers from around the globe who have been adding Vietnamese beans to their collection of origin bars.

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


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

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

 

17 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6551

Thu, Jan 9 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TAPAS: Shared Plates from the Iberian Peninsula
 

Hola! We're bringing you to Spain for the evening to make a feast of small platters. Your chef will lead you through a myriad of techniques and do-ahead planning tips so you can throw an all together delicious party.

Spinach and Manchego Croquetas
Pan con Tomate and Jamon Serrano

Tortilla Espagnola with Charred Scallions and Romesco
Pork Belly with Membrillo Glaze
Little Gems Salad

Classic Flan

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

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6549

Fri, Jan 10 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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.