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

#3622 at 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
8 openings available
3
GRAIN BOWLS DEMOS at Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market
4
#3613 at 6:30 PM
SPANISH TAPAS NIGHT
Waiting List
5
#3736 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

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

#3578 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
Waiting List
6
#3603 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken and Waffles
Waiting List

#3840 at 2:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3841 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
7
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List

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

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

#3589 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
9 openings available
10
#3588 at 6:30 PM
CHINESE TAKEOUT 101
3 openings available
11
#3594 at 10:00 AM
TUSCAN LUNCH UNDER THE CALIFORNIA SUN
10 openings available
12
#3606 at 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
11 openings available

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

#3843 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#3565 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
Waiting List
14
#3428 at 8:30 AM
PRO PASTRY 3: Master Workshops in Pastry and Chocolate
Waiting List
15
#3611 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
13 openings available
16
#3689 at 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
17
#3597 at 6:30 PM
MASTERING RAVIOLI
4 openings available
18
#3607 at 10:00 AM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
5 openings available
19
#3584 at 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
Waiting List

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

#3844 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

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

#3651 at 10:00 AM
BUTCHERING WORKSHOP: PIG
7 openings available

#3792 at 2:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF URBAN FARMING
6 openings available
22
#3862 at 10:00 AM
MERINGUE CAKES
12 openings available

#3612 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
12 openings available
23
#3694 at 6:30 PM
SUSHI: Rolls, Tempura and Nigiri
3 openings available
24
#3788 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
16 openings available
25
#3595 at 10:00 AM
LUNCH IN PARIS: Bistro
10 openings available
26
#3876 at 10:00 AM
COOKIES: Sandwich Cookies & Ice Cream
12 openings available

#3580 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
Waiting List
27
FRUIT BOWLS Demos at Pico/Virginia Park Farmers Market

#3693 at 10:00 AM
KOREAN BBQ
9 openings available

#3845 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
28
#3764 at 10:00 AM
Artisanal Chocolate Workshop: Dipped Confections, Bon Bons and Truffles
8 openings available
29
30
#3879 at 10:00 AM
FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian Method
13 openings available
31
#3869 at 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
15 openings available
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3622

Mon, May 1 2017 @ 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans


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


THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3687

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

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3622

Tue, May 2 2017 @ 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans


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


THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3613

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Waiting List

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3736

Fri, May 5 2017 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3678

Fri, May 5 2017 @ 2:30 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3578

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

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

Waiting List

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3603

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

Waiting List

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3840

Sat, May 6 2017 @ 2:30 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
3841

Sat, May 6 2017 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

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

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3570

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

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3666

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

2 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3684

Mon, May 8 2017 @ 10:00 AM
FLOURLESS CAKES
 
Tired of not knowing which gluten free cake recipes to trust and brick-like chocolate cakes?  Look no more- these cakes are delicious, easy to make and happen to be gluten free instead of reverse engineered.
 
Mousse-like Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hazelnut Marjolaine with French Buttercream
Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

Waiting List

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3688

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

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3589

Tue, May 9 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Knife Skills
 

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up

9 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3588

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

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

Wonton Soup
Yangzhou Fried Rice

Orange Peel Chicken
Bok Choy with Black Bean Sauce

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

3 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3594

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3606

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

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

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS CLASS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3567

Fri, May 12 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3680

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3843

Sat, May 13 2017 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3565

Sat, May 13 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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


This is a vegetarian class.

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

Waiting List

$95.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

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

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3611

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

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

Zaatar Chicken Breast with Mint, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad
Lemon Grass Chicken Paillard with Ginger Kale Slaw
Braised Chicken Thights with Mushrooms and Shallots
Buttermilk Fried Crispy Chicken Legs

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3689

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

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

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3597

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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


This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3607

Thu, May 18 2017 @ 10:00 AM
BRIOCHE & BABKA
 

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

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

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3584

Fri, May 19 2017 @ 10:00 AM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
 

Behold the wonder of pillowy, glazed and powdered donuts.  Join us for four hours of sinful indulgence as we mix, fry, fill and dunk donuts of all kinds.

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

THIS IS A 3.5-4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

This is a vegetarian class.

Waiting List

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3596

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3844

Sat, May 20 2017 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3579

Sat, May 20 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Argentine Steakhouse
 

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

Gaucho Style Steak
Chimichurri
Ricotta Gnocchi with Braised Chard
Mate
Deconstructed Alfajores with Cinnamon Ice Cream

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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


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

Waiting List

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3428

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

Professional Pastry Program Level 3

This 8-week series is designed for the frequent baker or confectioner looking to take classes from professionals in their respective fields.  You will work independently and hands-on in a class with no more than 12 students.
 
These 8 workshops are crafted to teach you how to produce restaurant and bakery-quality pastries and confections with a focus on the plating and presentation of the finished products. We encourage you to bring a food-safe container to class to bring home your delicious work. Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the series.

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 830AM-130PM

EVERY SUNDAY FOR 8 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waiting List

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3651

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

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3792

Sun, May 21 2017 @ 2:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF URBAN FARMING
 

You too can grow up to be a farmer! This seminar will focus on all the steps needed in order to open a small agricultural business and will cover both rural and urban farming.


This interactive, three-hour workshop will be led by Fat Uncle Farm's Nate Siemens and what he has learned along his winding path to the field. Topics will include; an introduction to farming practices, marketing, value added products, business planning, and land access. 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:

Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you
Farmers Markets: certified vs. non-certified sections, how to apply and what you can sell
Urban Agricultural Regulations
Organic Certification
Value-added products (from jams to pickles and beyond)
Farming Equipment
Grant Writing
Processing Equipment
Where and how to purchase or lease land
Water rights
Packaging and shipping
UPC codes and nutritional labels

Nathanael is a fourth-generation California family farmer who decided to get out of Big Ag and do things his own way. Eight years ago, he ground up some of his families' almonds in his kitchen and took them to the farmers market.  Since then Fat Uncle Farms has grown into a company that pushes the farming and culinary envelopes and lives by the motto "Saving the world, one bite at a time".

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

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.

6 openings available

$200.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3862

Mon, May 22 2017 @ 10:00 AM
MERINGUE CAKES
 
These naturally gluten-free wonders are packed with texture, flavor and do-ahead strategies. You'll whip, pipe, bake and decorate your cakes and take home two decadent creations.

Marjolaine (Halzenut Meringue Cake)

Swiss Buttercream

Mirrored Chocolate Glaze

Concord Cake (Chocolate Meringue Cake)

Chocolate Mousse

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3612

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$115.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3694

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

3 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3788

Wed, May 24 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
 

Crack open a world of easy egg cookery. We will guide you through the anatomy of the egg and the building blocks of perfect egg dishes.


Fluffy Scramble, Perfect Omelets, Fried Eggs, Poached Eggs, Shirred and Coddled Eggs
And: Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise, Baked Alaska

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3595

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

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

Steak Frites
Menu TBA

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3876

Fri, May 26 2017 @ 10:00 AM
COOKIES: Sandwich Cookies & Ice Cream
 
Bake, fill and eat your favorite sandwich cookies! Learn to make your childhood favorites with a gourmet twist. We're also going to make ice cream from scratch for an epic ice cream sandwiches.
 
 
Peanut butter Toffee with Salted Caramels and Peanut Butter Buttercream;
Chocolate shortbread with Chocolate Fudge Filling;
Housemade Oreos with Vanilla Buttercream
Homemade Caramel Ice Cream with Butterscotch Caramel Sauce
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

 

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3580

Fri, May 26 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: HANDMADE PASTA
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.

Farfalle with Fennel and Pea Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Fettucine with Pistachio and Artichokes

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. 

Waiting List

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3693

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

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

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

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


THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3845

Sat, May 27 2017 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3764

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

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

Chocolates:

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

Caramels:

Beer and Pretzel Caramels
Chocolate Pecan Turtles

Confections:

Nougat
Marshmallows

Honeycomb

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

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3879

Tue, May 30 2017 @ 10:00 AM
FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations using the preferred method of pastry chefs: the Italian Meringue.

Chocolate Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Passionfruit Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
3869

Wed, May 31 2017 @ 6:30 PM
A NIGHT IN MARRAKESH: Classic Moroccan Cuisine
 

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

Citrus, Mint and Olive Salad
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons

Classic 7-Vegetable Couscous and Harissa
Orange & Almond Cake


THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place