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March 2020
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#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
Waiting List

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

#6601 at 2:30 PM
SOURDOUGH 2: Porridge Breads, Seeded and Sprouted Loaves
Waiting List

#6602 at 5:00 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Ottolenghi's Plenty
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#6256 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
Waiting List

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

#6968 at 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6347 at 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
2 openings available
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#6969 at 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6786 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
2 openings available

#6337 at 7:30 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: The Dark Side of Chocolate
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#6963 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
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#6761 at 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
6 openings available

#6552 at 7:00 PM
TAPAS: Shared Plates from the Iberian Peninsula
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6
#6870 at 9:30 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
10 openings available

#6720 at 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
10 openings available

#6859 at 1:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6736 at 2:00 PM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
6 openings available
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#6443 at 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Artisanal Pizza Workshop
7 openings available

#6972 at 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6973 at 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6757 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: A Vegetarian Punjabi Menu
Waiting List
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#6358 at 9:00 AM
LEARN TO COOK: A 10-Week Pro Series

#6211 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
Waiting List

#6422 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
Waiting List

#6951 at 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY

#7030 at 6:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
9 openings available

#6877 at 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
Waiting List
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#6256 at 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
Waiting List

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

#6347 at 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
2 openings available
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#6786 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
2 openings available

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

#6561 at 7:00 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of Oaxaca
5 openings available
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#6871 at 9:30 AM
FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian Method
14 openings available

#6503 at 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
14 openings available

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

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

#6824 at 1:30 PM
DANISH PASTRIES: Laminated Danishes, Braids and Glazes
9 openings available

#6368 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner
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#6385 at 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
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#6424 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
12 openings available

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

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

#6881 at 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY

#6347 at 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
2 openings available
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#6366 at 6:30 PM
ST PATRICK'S DAY: Beer Brats!
16 openings available

#6786 at 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
2 openings available
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#6497 at 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
Waiting List
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#6541 at 7:00 PM
CRAFTING COCKTAILS: Farmers Market Infusions and Foams with Matthew Biancaniello
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#6872 at 10:00 AM
FRESH PASTA & SEASONAL SAUCES
11 openings available

#6476 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHTS:A Night in Havana
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#6556 at 7:00 PM
IZAKAYA: Japanese Small Plates
7 openings available
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#6878 at 9:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Baking for Breakfast
3 openings available

#6454 at 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
9 openings available

#6796 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
Waiting List

#6765 at 7:00 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
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#6801 at 10:00 AM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
Waiting List

#6426 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
15 openings available

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

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

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

#6461 at 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
9 openings available
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#6560 at 6:30 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of the Yucatan
8 openings available
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#6722 at 10:00 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
7 openings available

#6740 at 1:30 PM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
10 openings available

#6799 at 7:00 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Cooking Inspired from Bestia's Cookbook
Waiting List
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#6445 at 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Breads!
11 openings available

#6474 at 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
4 openings available
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#6830 at 9:30 AM
BAGELS & PRETZELS
13 openings available

#6594 at 10:00 AM
CLASSIC PIES
10 openings available

#6428 at 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
13 openings available
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#6844 at 10:00 AM
KIDS BAKING: Bagels!
11 openings available
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6358

Sun, Mar 1 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.

1 opening available

$1400.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6211

Sun, Mar 1 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

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.

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6418

Sun, Mar 1 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. 

2 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6601

Sun, Mar 1 2020 @ 2:30 PM
SOURDOUGH 2: Porridge Breads, Seeded and Sprouted Loaves
 

Let's take our sourdough breads to the next level! You'll master the art of the porridge loaves by first learning to 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, sprouting, soaking and work with a variety of seeds and grains for your custom loaves. You'll get to work with freshly milled flour from Pasadena's Grist & Toll, mill flour from Tehachapi Grain Project's latest harvest choose your favorites to make your own bread dough (you'll be taking that home to bake some loaves off at your leisure).

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 make some fresh cheeses with milk from our friend at Straus. Oh- can't forget the sinful homemade hazelnut spread (be sure to bring a jar for that as well).

Please bring two large bowls to class, a jar for your starter and another for the cheese 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
Sprouting and Seed Soaking
Porridges
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for a porridge bread
Dough for a seeded bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade cheese
Chocolate hazelnut spread
 
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.

Waiting List

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6602

Sun, Mar 1 2020 @ 5:00 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Ottolenghi's Plenty
 

Join us for three hours of recipes inspired by Ottolenghi's Plenty!

Cucumber Salad with Smashed Garlic and Ginger
Green Pancakes with Lime Butter

Herb-stuffed Tomatoes

Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce

Saffron Cauliflower

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

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6256

Mon, Mar 2 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

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

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6349

Mon, Mar 2 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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.

5 openings available

$625.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6968

Mon, Mar 2 2020 @ 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 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
6347

Mon, Mar 2 2020 @ 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world 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.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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!).

2 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6969

Tue, Mar 3 2020 @ 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 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
6786

Tue, Mar 3 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.

2 openings available

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6337

Tue, Mar 3 2020 @ 7:30 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: The Dark Side of Chocolate
 

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:

Until fairly recently, we considered unsweetened chocolate, like the chalky block of Baker’s chocolate found in the baking aisle of the grocery, to be inedible without a heavy dose of sugar and butter added to our recipes. The rise of the craft chocolate makers  in the US and around the world have perfected their roasts and grinds to produce absolutely delicious 100% bars of chocolate – no sugar added. This month we will explore incredible (and edible) bars that are 80% cacao and up. We will also taste chocolate liquor straight out of the melanger – just pure, roasted cocoa nibs ground to a smooth, silky liquid.  

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

 

Waiting List

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6963

Wed, Mar 4 2020 @ 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
6761

Thu, Mar 5 2020 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join us for a four-week intensive cooking series focused on plant-based meals. Chef John will weave in classic cooking techniques with his vast collection of recipes 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!).

6 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6552

Thu, Mar 5 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. 

Waiting List

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6870

Fri, Mar 6 2020 @ 9:30 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.

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6720

Fri, Mar 6 2020 @ 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!).

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6859

Fri, Mar 6 2020 @ 1:30 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
6736

Fri, Mar 6 2020 @ 2:00 PM
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.

6 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6443

Sat, Mar 7 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Artisanal Pizza 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.
 
Overnight Pizza Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Tomato Sauce
Bechamel (for White Pizza)
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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.

 

7 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6972

Sat, Mar 7 2020 @ 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
6973

Sat, Mar 7 2020 @ 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
6757

Sat, Mar 7 2020 @ 6:30 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: A Vegetarian Punjabi Menu
 
Chef Rubina Khan for an evening dedicated to Punjabi cuisine! This is a vegetarian menu.
 

Gajiar Char (pickled carrots)

Chana Masala (chickpea masala)

Aloo Jeera (spiced potatoes with cumin)

Bhindi (baked okra)
Poori (puffy bread)
Saviyan (vermicelli noodles)

 

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 Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6358

Sun, Mar 8 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.

1 opening available

$1400.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6211

Sun, Mar 8 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 1: 10-week Basics of Baking Series
 

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.

Waiting List

$1350.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6422

Sun, Mar 8 2020 @ 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
 

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

Roux
Bechamel (with Penne)
Veloute (Pan Sauce with Roasted Chicken)
Hollandaise (with Asparagus)
Aioli (Roasted Potato Salad)

Chicken with Balsamic Port Reduction

Romesco Sauce (with Roasted Vegetables)

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.

Waiting List

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6951

Sun, Mar 8 2020 @ 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
7030

Sun, Mar 8 2020 @ 6:00 PM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

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

 

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

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.

9 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6877

Sun, Mar 8 2020 @ 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 cheese). You'll leave knowing how to toss pizza dough in the air. 

Classic Thin-Crust Pizza Dough and Garlic Knots
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

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6256

Mon, Mar 9 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PASTRY 2: 10-week Advanced Baking Series
 

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
6349

Mon, Mar 9 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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.

5 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6347

Mon, Mar 9 2020 @ 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world 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.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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!).

2 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6786

Tue, Mar 10 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.

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

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.

2 openings available

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6404

Tue, Mar 10 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Rice
 

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:

Rice has been cultivated for nearly 15,000 years, spreading from its origins in Asia to India and Africa. Come and explore how humans developed innovative farming techniques and brought those skills and seeds with them around the world as migration, slavery and trade helped spread the seeds around the world.
 
MENU:

TBD

 * 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

7 openings available

$65.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6460

Wed, Mar 11 2020 @ 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
Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise

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

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6494

Thu, Mar 12 2020 @ 6:30 PM
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

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. 

 

4 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6561

Thu, Mar 12 2020 @ 7:00 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of Oaxaca
 

We're diving deep into the rich culinary history of Mexico with Chef, author and culinary historian Maite Gomez-Rejon. Maite's classes are rich with context and her life's work has been to document and share the country's history through food. You'll be treated with a cheese plate upon arrival and start cooking your dishes, sides and dessert before sitting down for a communal meal and discussion with your instructor.

Guacamole con Chapulines (Guacamole with Grasshoppers)
Tlayudas (Oaxacan-Style Pizza with Cheese, Beef and Vegetables)
Mole Negro
Mezcal Ice Cream

 

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.

 

5 openings available

$115.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6871

Fri, Mar 13 2020 @ 9:30 AM
FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian 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

Chocolate Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

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.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6503

Fri, Mar 13 2020 @ 10:00 AM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Preserves

Blueberry Jam

Dill Pickles

You’ll take home as many jars as can go around! No need to bring jars; they will be provided by us.

 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.

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6593

Fri, Mar 13 2020 @ 2:00 PM
CLASSIC PIES
 
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

Lemon Meringue Pie

 THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6481

Fri, Mar 13 2020 @ 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.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

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
6370

Sat, Mar 14 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: St. Patrick's Day Brunch
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Irish Soda Bread
Pesto Biscuits with Poached Eggs
Irish Greens
Shamrock Pancakes
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

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

 

2 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6824

Sat, Mar 14 2020 @ 1:30 PM
DANISH PASTRIES: Laminated Danishes, Braids and Glazes
 

Let's laminate! Join Chef John for four hours of butter, yeast and lamination as you learn to perfect spirals, danishes, pinwheels and more!

Classic Danish Pastry
Cheese and Fruit Fillings
Savory Spirals
Almond Braids
Royal Icing

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

9 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6368

Sat, Mar 14 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Whiskey Club Dinner
 

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

 

 

Waiting List

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6385

Sun, Mar 15 2020 @ 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.

Waiting List

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6424

Sun, Mar 15 2020 @ 1:30 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
Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise

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

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6581

Sun, Mar 15 2020 @ 5:00 PM
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 3.5 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.

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6367

Sun, Mar 15 2020 @ 6:00 PM
ST PATRICK'S DAY: Beer Brats!
 

Come and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! We'll learn to cook (and taste) with stouts and beers and infuse our dinner with flavors of Ireland.

 

Beer-Braised Bratwursts
Caramelized Onions
Housemade Buns
Seasonal Salad
Guiness Chocolate 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.

 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6881

Mon, Mar 16 2020 @ 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
6349

Mon, Mar 16 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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.

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

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.

5 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6347

Mon, Mar 16 2020 @ 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world 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.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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!).

2 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6366

Tue, Mar 17 2020 @ 6:30 PM
ST PATRICK'S DAY: Beer Brats!
 

Come and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! We'll learn to cook (and taste) with stouts and beers and infuse our dinner with flavors of Ireland.

 

Beer-Braised Bratwursts
Caramelized Onions
Housemade Buns
Seasonal Salad
Guiness Chocolate 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.

 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6786

Tue, Mar 17 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.

2 openings available

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6497

Wed, Mar 18 2020 @ 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.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

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
6541

Thu, Mar 19 2020 @ 7:00 PM
CRAFTING COCKTAILS: Farmers Market Infusions and Foams with Matthew Biancaniello
 

Join Chef and Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello for a series of classes unlocking the secrets of crafting cocktails. You will be greeted with some small bites before delving into the world of liquors, syrups and spirits.

We turn the classic cocktails upside down and infuse them with home grown ingredients, produce from the farmers market and wild ingredients from the Santa Monica mountains. Learn to make vibrant and adventurous cocktails that incorporate savory profiles and alcoholic foams.

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

Ages 21 and up

Waiting List

$105.00

Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6872

Fri, Mar 20 2020 @ 10:00 AM
FRESH PASTA & SEASONAL SAUCES
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

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

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6476

Fri, Mar 20 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHTS:A Night in Havana
 

Join Chef John Pitblado as you travel together through a Cuban culinary experience. You'll learn great braising techniques and how to make the perfect plantains.

Braised Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin and Mojo Sauce
Chayote Salad
Black Beans and Sofrito and Capers
White Rice
Platanos Maduros
Cuban Flan

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

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

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

Waiting List

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6556

Fri, Mar 20 2020 @ 7:00 PM
IZAKAYA: Japanese Small Plates
 
 

Let's take a few hours and get transported to an Izakaya! Chef May will lead you through a half a dozen courses of small plates and finish with a communal table.

Charred Green Beans wirth Sesame Sauce
Crushed Cucumbers and Shiitake Mushrooms with Yuzu Vinaigrette

Shrimp and Garlic Chive Gyoza with Ponzu Sauce
Roasted Japanese Yams and Eggplant with Miso Butter
Matcha Ginger Shortbreads

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

7 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6878

Sat, Mar 21 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PARENT & CHILD: Baking for Breakfast
 
Let's bake breakfast together! You and your child will learn how to make simple breakfast pastries by hand, learn where flour comes from (you'll even mill some locally grown wheat berries into flour) and how to bake healthier.
 
Super Seed Scones
Whole Wheat Muffins with Crumble Topping
Coffee Cake
 

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

CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 8 & 12 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!).

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. 

3 openings available

$150.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6454

Sat, Mar 21 2020 @ 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!).

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6796

Sat, Mar 21 2020 @ 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
6765

Sat, Mar 21 2020 @ 7:00 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!).

Waiting List

$115.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6801

Sun, Mar 22 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

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
6426

Sun, Mar 22 2020 @ 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
 

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


Sweet  & Spicy Garlic Skirt Steak
Classic Meatballs on Grilled Bread with Tomato Sauce
NY Steak with Pan Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

15 openings available

$125.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6599

Sun, Mar 22 2020 @ 2:30 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Bestia
 

Join us for three hours of recipes inspired by Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis's beloved L.A. restaurant!

Grilled Endive with Black Butter, Apple Balsamic Vinegar, Pear & Thyme


Blistered Snap Peas with Mint

Roasted Caulifower with Paprika Aoili

Grilled Whole Branzino with Herb Confetti

Genevieve's Little Gem Salad

Rice Pudding with Citrus Caramel and Pistachios

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. 

1 opening available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6349

Mon, Mar 23 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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.

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

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.

5 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6347

Mon, Mar 23 2020 @ 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world 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.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 

Day 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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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!).

2 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6352

Tue, Mar 24 2020 @ 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.

7 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6557

Tue, Mar 24 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING AT THE CHEF'S TABLE with Chef Charles Olalia of Ma'am Sir
 

Pull up a stool with us at the Chef's Table! Our delicious new series brings your favorite restaurant chefs to the classroom, ready to share their pro tips and recipes that have shaped the Los Angeles food scene. This class is part demonstration, part hands-on and features beloved Chef Charles Olalia.

Pork belly lechon porchetta

Heirloom rice Bibingka with coconut caramel
Lumpia Shanghai with pork and shrimp filling 
Chicken adobo
Leche flan 

 

 

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 and BYOC (bring your own container)!

 

9 openings available

$165.00

Chef Charles Olalia

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6352

Wed, Mar 25 2020 @ 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 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.

7 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6461

Wed, Mar 25 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
 

Nothing fishy about this class! Join us for an informative and hand-on class on the basics of selecting, storing and cooking fish successfully. You'll walk in and learn how to differentiate between fillets and steaks and make a variety of fish dishes and sauces using three different techniques. Our fish is sourced from Santa Monica Seafood and may changed based on seasonality.

Sear, sauté and braise:
Miso Seared Salmon

Braised Seabass Provencal
 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. 

9 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6560

Thu, Mar 26 2020 @ 6:30 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of the Yucatan
 

We're diving deep into the rich culinary history of Mexico with Chef, author and culinary historian Maite Gomez-Rejon. Maite's classes are rich with context and her life's work has been to document and share the country's history through food. You'll be treated with a cheese plate upon arrival and start cooking your dishes, sides and dessert before sitting down for a communal meal and discussion with your instructor.

Salpicon de Rabano (Chopped Radish Salad)
Cebolla Encurtida (Pickled Red Onion in Seville Orange Juice)
Frijol Colado (Strained Black Beans)
Salbutes (Thick Maize Cakes)
Cochinita Pibil (Pit-Smoked Pork in Achiote Marinade)

 

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.

 

8 openings available

$115.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6722

Fri, Mar 27 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.
 

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6740

Fri, Mar 27 2020 @ 1:30 PM
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. 

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6799

Fri, Mar 27 2020 @ 7:00 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Cooking Inspired from Bestia's Cookbook
 

Join us for three hours of recipes inspired by Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis's beloved L.A. restaurant!

Grilled Endive with Black Butter, Apple Balsamic Vinegar, Pear & Thyme


Blistered Snap Peas with Mint

Roasted Caulifower with Paprika Aoili

Grilled Whole Branzino with Herb Confetti

Genevieve's Little Gem Salad

Rice Pudding with Citrus Caramel and Pistachios

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

Waiting List

$225.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6445

Sat, Mar 28 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Breads!
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Handmade Braided Challahs
Homemade Ricotta
Seasonal Jam
Freshly Churned Butter
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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.

11 openings available

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6474

Sat, Mar 28 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: The Whole Branzino
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for a hands-on, whole fish experience. 
 

Whole Branzino
Grilled Endive Salad
Lemon and Herb Risotto
Pistachio and Olive Oil Cake

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**PRICE IS PER COUPLE**

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

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

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

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

4 openings available

$250.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6830

Sun, Mar 29 2020 @ 9:30 AM
BAGELS & PRETZELS
 

Let's be honest, we all need a good bagel sometimes! You will make, shape, boil and bake bagels and pretzels from scratch and then top with homemade cream cheese. Top these with luscious seasonal fruit perserves.

BAGELS: Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything
PRETZELS: Classic Soft Pretzels

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6594

Sun, Mar 29 2020 @ 10:00 AM
CLASSIC PIES
 
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

Lemon Meringue Pie

 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. 

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6428

Sun, Mar 29 2020 @ 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
 

Nothing fishy about this class! Join us for an informative and hand-on class on the basics of selecting, storing and cooking fish successfully. You'll walk in and learn how to differentiate between fillets and steaks and make a variety of fish dishes and sauces using three different techniques. Our fish is sourced from Santa Monica Seafood and may changed based on seasonality.

Sear, sauté and braise:
Miso Seared Salmon

Braised Seabass Provencal
 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. 

13 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
6844

Tue, Mar 31 2020 @ 10:00 AM
KIDS BAKING: Bagels!
 

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.
 
Assorted Bagels
Homemade Butter
Whipped Cream Cheese
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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.

 

11 openings available

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place