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#4046 at 2:00 PM
KIDS COOKING: Pizza!
Waiting List

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

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

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

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

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

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

#4055 at 6:30 PM
WHISKEY CLUB: Dinner and Pairings
13 openings available
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4046

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

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

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

Classic Neapolitan Pizza Dough
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Tomato Sauce
Garlic Knots

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

 

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

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

Waiting List

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4283

Sat, Nov 25 2017 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4047

Sun, Nov 26 2017 @ 9:30 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

Waiting List

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4048

Sun, Nov 26 2017 @ 2:00 PM
POT PIES
 

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4049

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

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

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

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

Fettucine with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Housemade Ricotta

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

AGES 16 AND UP

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (bring your own container)!

1 opening available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4050

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

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

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino

Pavlova with Passionfruit Curd
Baked Alaska

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4106

Mon, Nov 27 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waiting List

$525.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4051

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

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


Vegetarian Cassoulet

Savory Tarts

Fennel Gratin

Braised Greens

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachio Dressing

Tarte Tatin

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

5 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4052

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

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4292

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

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month on Thursday evenings, Gourmandise chocolate expert Ruth Kennison opens her wondrous cabinet of carefully curated bean-to-bar chocolates from around the world for thoughtful tastings and discussions. Each class includes craft chocolate tastings, guest chocolate makers, confectioners, cacao bean farmers and flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind.

 

Tasting and Discussion from Italy's Domori Craft Chocolates


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


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

 

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

 

15 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4263

Wed, Nov 29 2017 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4054

Thu, Nov 30 2017 @ 9:30 AM
RUSTIC BREADS: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild Yeast Culture
Sourdough Starter
Sprouted Wheat

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
4055

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

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

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

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 21 and up. 



13 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place