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395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 323, Santa Monica CA 90401
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Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6845

Wed, Apr. 1, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
KIDS BAKING: Crepes!
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Classic Parisian Crepes
Buckwheat Crepes
Crepes Purses
Sweet & Savory Crepes
 
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.

 

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7060

Wed, Apr. 1, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7019

Thu, Apr. 2, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
KIDS COOKING: Ravioli
 

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.
 
Egg Pasta Dough
Four-cheese Ravioli
Seasonal Pesto Tortellini
Garlic Butter Sauce
 
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.

 

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6389

Thu, Apr. 2, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
THE WHOLE PASSOVER DINNER with KCRW's Evan Kleiman
 

Join celebrated chef and culinary multitasker Evan Kleiman for an evening dedicated to perfecting the Passover dinner.

 
Evan's Haroset
Sauteed White Fish Marinated with Caramelized Onions in a Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette
Mazzagna
Allium Fritters with Pine Nuts
Roan Spring Veg Saute
Chocolate Cookies (no flour, no dairy)

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.

$125.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6867

Fri, Apr. 3, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
CUSTARDS, MERINGUES & SOUFFLES
 

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

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino
Chocolate Souffles
Pavlovas
Passionfruit Curd

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

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

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6847

Fri, Apr. 3, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
KIDS COOKING: Southern Chicken Dinner
 

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.
 
BBQ Chicken Wings
Cornbread with Honey Butter
Potato Salad
Chopped Greens Salad
 
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.

 

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6483

Fri, Apr. 3, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

 

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6447

Sat, Apr. 4, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Fresh Pasta Workshop
 

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

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

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.

$75.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6478

Sat, Apr. 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: FRENCH BISTRO
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for the ultimate French Bistro experience!

Steak au Poivre
Classic Cold-oil French Fries
Salad Nicoise
Tarte Tatin

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

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6517

Sat, Apr. 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
SUSHI 101
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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!).

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6583

Sun, Apr. 5, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
BREAKFAST PASTRIES: Cofffee Cake, Muffins & Scones
 
Let's bake for breakfast! Join us as we master everything from super-flaky all-butter muffins to the best coffee cake ever.
 
Crumble-topped Coffee Cake
Blueberry Muffins
Cream Scones
Bran Muffins

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6504

Sun, Apr. 5, 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.

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6737

Sun, Apr. 5, 2020 @ 1:30 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.

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6376

Sun, Apr. 5, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
THE WHOLE PASSOVER DINNER with KCRW's Evan Kleiman
 

Join celebrated chef and culinary multitasker Evan Kleiman for an evening dedicated to perfecting the Passover dinner.

 
Evan's Haroset
Sauteed White Fish Marinated with Caramelized Onions in a Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette
Mazzagna
Allium Fritters with Pine Nuts
Roan Spring Veg Saute
Chocolate Cookies (no flour, no dairy)

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.

$125.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6873

Sun, Apr. 5, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
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.

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6387

Mon, Apr. 6, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
BREAD CAMP: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams & Cheesemaking
 

It's Bread Camp! Learn to work with various doughs, from lean to rich and quick to long-fermented. You will be working with locally sourced grains and milling your own flours in class, learning to shape Baguette, Boules and Batards, make Brioches, Sticky Buns and Dinner Rolls as well as artisanal Boules. The science of yeast, gluten, fermentation and aging will be covered, as well as seasonal jams and handmade cheeses.

We will learn how to grow our own cultures, feed the sourdough for maximum strength and how to create loaves with thick crusts, wonderfully irregular holes and pearly crumbs.  You’ll discover why northern France and Northern California are prized for their strong-flavored breads and how to make a series of beautiful rustic loaves with your own signature scoring.


Breads: Dinner Rolls, Focaccia, Sandwich Bread, Milk Bread, Doughnuts, Parmesan Bread, Whole Wheat Baguette, Hazelnut Fig Loaf, Sprouted Wheat Bread, Classic Sourdough

Cheeses: Ricotta, Chevre, Cultured Butter, Burrata, Mozzarella

Preserves: Classic Strawberry, Blueberry Orange Blossom

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

The Boulangerie Series is designed to give you a well-rounded education in the art of bread making.  You’ll learn everything from basic sandwich loaves to rustic artisanal loaves.  Each student will work independently, and breads will be made primarily by hand and rarely with a stand mixer.  All of these courses can be taken individually or as a grouping with a discount.  

As with all of our courses, please wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and bring containers with you to transport your finished products home (in bread classes, we recommend bringing grocery bags).

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.

 

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6816

Mon, Apr. 6, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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

Day 1: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$625.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6818

Mon, Apr. 6, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: World Cuisines 2
 

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

Day 1: MORROCAN (Tagines, Flatbreads and Spreads)

Day 2: ISRAEL (from Hummus to Falafel)

DAY 3:  BRITISH CLASSICS (Fish and Chips! Strawberry Shortcakes)!

DAY 4: HAVANA (Roasted Chicken, Flan and Platanos)

DAY 5:  CHINESE DUMPLINGS (from Potstickers to Steamed Dumplings)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6848

Mon, Apr. 6, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
KIDS BAKING: Breakfast Pastries
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Cream Scones
Bran Muffins
Coffee Cake
 
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.

 

$75.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6849

Tue, Apr. 7, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: Vegetarian Dinner
 

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.
 
Risotto
Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes
Grilled Romaine with Buttermilk Dressing
Olive Oil Cake
 
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.

 

$75.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6779

Tue, Apr. 7, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING AT THE CHEF'S TABLE with Chef Nyesha Arrington
 

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 L.A.'s very own Nyesha Arrington.

Menu TBA

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

 

$165.00

Chef Nyesha Arrington

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6850

Wed, Apr. 8, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: A Very French Dinner
 

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.
 
Steak
Oven Fries
Salad with Vinaigrette
Apple Tarts
 
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.

 

$75.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7059

Wed, Apr. 8, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6851

Thu, Apr. 9, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
KIDS COOKING: How to Pack a Picnic
 

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.
 
Chicken Sandwiches on Homemade Rolls
Cucumber Salad
Roasted Potato Wedges
Blondies
 
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.

 

$75.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6917

Thu, Apr. 9, 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!).

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6509

Fri, Apr. 10, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BAKING WITH CHOCOLATE
 
Did we get you with the title? Our favorite new class of the year is all about chocolate in all its splendid forms! You'll bake up some sinful cookies, cakes and puddings and learn how to work with everything from cocoa powder to dark chocolates, all from our sweet friends at Republica del Cacao.
 

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Triple Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

Chocolate Budino

Florentine Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

 

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. 

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6791

Fri, Apr. 10, 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. 

 

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6449

Sat, Apr. 11, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Roasted Chicken Menu
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Roasted Chicken Thighs
Risotto
Nicoise Salad
Chocolate Budino with Whipped Cream
 
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

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

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6374

Sat, Apr. 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Springtime Entertaining
 

It's time to take Brunch seriously! Come and cook the morning away with us as we perfect favorite mid-day dishes from past and present with a twist of seasonal splendor from our favorite farmers at the market. You'll make Dutch baby pancakes with an epic homemade jam,

Dutch Baby Baked Pancakes
Homemade Jam (if the season lasts, we'll do Strawberry Blood Orange)
Feta and Arugula Frittata
Roasted Lemon and Parmesan Asparagus
Smoked Salmon Blinis

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.

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6649

Sat, Apr. 11, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding Chocolate
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6819

Mon, Apr. 13, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6410

Tue, Apr. 14, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY:Confections from Santa Barbara to Madison, WI
 

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:

This evening will be dedicated to two award-winning chocolatiers and chocolate shop owners. Maya from Chocolate Maya in Santa Barbara and Megan from Madison Chocolate in Madison, WI, will travel in (with samples) to share their unique perspectives on opening chocolate businesses. The two women have forged a unique relationship as 'sister shops' and are excited to share about the highs and lows of chocolate entrepreneurship.

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

 

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7061

Thu, Apr. 16, 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 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6918

Thu, Apr. 16, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6862

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020 @ 9:00 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.

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6819

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6490

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
FISH: The Whole Branzino
 
Learn the ins and outs of cooking a whole fish! This course will focus on how to select, break down and fillet a whole fish. We'll cover how to cook it on the grill and right on your stove as we work through an complete dinner menu.

Whole Branzino
Grilled Endive Salad
Lemon and Herb Risotto
Pistachio and Olive Oil 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 & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7035

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
 
Chef Rubina Khan for an evening dedicated to her favorite Indian dishes.
 

Chana Chaat

Chicken Curry

Coconut Daal

Peas Pullao
Naan Bread
Sheer Khurma (sweet pudding)

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

$105.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6978

Sat, Apr. 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
MASTERING COOKIES: from Chocolate Chip to Linzer Cookies
 

Ever wonder what makes a cookie cakey vs. thin and crisp? How to get your cookies to spread just right and stay chewy in the middle? Are you as obsessed about cookies as we are? We have the class for you!

Join us for four hours of intense cookie baking as we teach you the professional secrets behind baking drop cookies, rolled cookies, slice and bake and sandwich cookies. You'll learn what you can do ahead, how to store both dough and baked-off cookies and where to get the very best ingredients.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lacy Almond Florentines
Homemade Oreos with Buttercream Filling
Double Chocolate Meltaways
Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Hazelnut Linzer Cookies
 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

$135.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6353

Sat, Apr. 18, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans

 

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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7062

Sat, Apr. 18, 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6485

Sat, Apr. 18, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
 

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7007

Sat, Apr. 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking Inspired by Gjelina
 

Join us for three hours of recipes inspired by Gjelina!

Menu

 

Mushroom Toast

Grilled kale salad with shallot-yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts

Grilled squid with lentils and salsa verde

Date cake with ginger gelato

 

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. 

 

Mushroom Toast

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

Ages 16 and up. 

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6721

Sun, Apr. 19, 2020 @ 8:30 AM
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.

$250.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6831

Sun, Apr. 19, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
 

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

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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

$85.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7063

Sun, Apr. 19, 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6874

Sun, Apr. 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
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.

$95.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6405

Tue, Apr. 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Herbs
 

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:

Join us for a lively discussion and tasting of herbs from around the world! We will cook, taste and concoct a variety of dishes and medicinal potions with traditional herbs from around the globe.
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

12 openings available

$65.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7064

Wed, Apr. 22, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7065

Wed, Apr. 22, 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 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6562

Wed, Apr. 22, 2020 @ 6:30 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.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

14 openings available

$115.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6909

Wed, Apr. 22, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Chicken
 

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

Zaatar Chicken Breast with Mint, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Lemon Grass Chicken Paillard with Ginger Kale Slaw

Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Shallots

Buttermilk Fried Crispy Chicken Legs

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6879

Thu, Apr. 23, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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!).

9 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6498

Thu, Apr. 23, 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. 

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6542

Thu, Apr. 23, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
CRAFTING COCKTAILS: Liqueurs and Liquid Tasting Menus 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.

Take your cocktails to the next level by making seasonal infusions and liqueurs and learn how to develop a liquid tasting menu.

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

7 openings available

$105.00

Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7031

Fri, Apr. 24, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

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

 

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

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

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up.

10 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7131

Fri, Apr. 24, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6487

Fri, Apr. 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
 
Let us whisk you away to the Mediterranean as you prepare a meal inspired by the small plates dotting the sea.

Rice Pilaf

Homemade Pita Bread

Classic Hummous

Moroccan Mint Tea

Warm Spiced Olives * Sumac-Roasted Chickpeas

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Baba Ganouj

Kefte (Lamb Meatballs) with Spiced Labneh

 

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

6 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6451

Sat, Apr. 25, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Sushi!
 

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.
 

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

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12

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.

 

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7066

Sat, Apr. 25, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7067

Sat, Apr. 25, 2020 @ 1:00 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6974

Sat, Apr. 25, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
PASTA 2.0: Egg Yolk Ravioli & Orecchiette
 
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

Egg Yolk Ravioli

Orecchiette

Housemade Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

13 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7068

Sat, Apr. 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6794

Sat, Apr. 25, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
 

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

***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. 

2 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6766

Sun, Apr. 26, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
BRUNCH: Fried Chicken & Waffles!
 
Join Chef John for three hours of frying, baking and syruping as we uncover the secrets of brine, crispy waffles that are oh-so-tender on the inside, and perfectly fried chicken.
 
Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Waffles
Braised Greens
Honey Butter
Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

3 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6547

Sun, Apr. 26, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
DEMO AND BOOK SIGNING: Annemarie Ahearn for Maine's Salt Water Farm
 

We are so excited to welcome fellow cooking school owner, chef and author Annemarie Hearn to Gourmandise! She will be cooking and baking from her latest book Modern Country Cooking, and sharing stories from her beautiful farm in Maine.

THIS IS A 2 HOUR DEMONSTRATION AND BOOK SIGNING.

A COPY OF MODERN COUNTRY COOKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

Menu

Farro with Asparagus, Arugula and Buttermilk Dressing

Braised Chicken Thighs with Leeks and Greens

Rhubarb and Rye Cake

BIO

 

Ages 16 and up. 

 

22 openings available

$45.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6741

Sun, Apr. 26, 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. 

1 opening available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6915

Sun, Apr. 26, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
THE SHELLFISH CLASS
 

You've asked for years and we heard you! Join Chef May for a deep dive into the world of shellfish.

Scallop Crudo
Steamed Mussels and Fries (Moules Frites)!

Roasted Clams with Chorizo Breadcrumbs
Grilled Gochujang Glazed Shrimp and Marinated Cucumbers
Lime Chiffon Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

11 openings available

$135.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6843

Sun, Apr. 26, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

11 openings available

$525.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6836

Tue, Apr. 28, 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 10:00am-2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 openings available

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7069

Wed, Apr. 29, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6815

Wed, Apr. 29, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

8 openings available

$105.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6879

Thu, Apr. 30, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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!).

9 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6882

Thu, Apr. 30, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6889

Fri, May. 1, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7117

Fri, May. 1, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

 

14 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6891

Sat, May. 2, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
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

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

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

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7085

Sat, May. 2, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.
 

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6795

Sat, May. 2, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

4 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6800

Sat, May. 2, 2020 @ 7:00 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. 

0 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6941

Sun, May. 3, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
SIMPLE SUPPERS: Classic Dinners in Under 1 Hour
 

It's time to master menu planning and make dinner effortless and delicious! Chef John will guide you through shopping, menu planning and do-ahead strategies to transform your weeknight cooking.

 

Corn Chili Soup with Fluffy Cornbread

Potato Gratin with Fennel Orange Salad

Southwest Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

Pasta with Puttanesca Sauce

Butternut Squash Bowls with Winter Greens and Pepita Pesto

Olive Oil Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6947

Sun, May. 3, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

14 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6843

Sun, May. 3, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

11 openings available

$525.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7037

Sun, May. 3, 2020 @ 6:00 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. 

15 openings available

$105.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6835

Mon, May. 4, 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.

10 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6407

Tue, May. 5, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: Ancient Grains of Mexico
 

Join Maite Gomez-Rejon for a series of monthly discussions about agriculture, 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:

Discover the loaded symbolism of maize and amaranth, two of the most important Native American grains. You will meet the pre-Colonial plant and the religious symbols associated with it, from its repression and a means of social control post-conquest mean to today's packaged flours.
 
MENU:

Memelas with black beans and queso cotija

Alegrias - amaranth, raisin, and pumpkin seed bars

 


* 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

 

13 openings available

$65.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7070

Wed, May. 6, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6910

Wed, May. 6, 2020 @ 6:30 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.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6879

Thu, May. 7, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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!).

9 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7071

Thu, May. 7, 2020 @ 4:30 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6936

Thu, May. 7, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
WINES OF THE WORLD: The Loire Valley
 

Enjoy an evening of wine education with Elaina Libee

Join one of Los Angeles's favorite wine experts for a deep dive and tasting into the history and terroir of some of the world's best wines. Each month will feature a different region and will begin with a light spread.

You will sample and average 6 wines and learn:

Understanding food and wine pairing principles

Tasting tips

How to select the right wine for your dinner parties or events

Fascinating facts about wine history

THIS IS A 2 HOUR DEMONSTRATION AND TASTING

BIO: ELAINA LEIBEE

Elaina Leibee is a specialist in organic and biodynamic wines, a wine educator and private wine consultant. She has built a career mining the best talents in Los Angeles in food, beverage, art and style to offer incisively curated events that are committed to supporting local charitable organizations. A Wine Spirits Education Trust Diploma Candidate and Cicerone Certified Beer Server, she currently acts as the Wine Director of Erehwon Markets, Wine Buyer at Canyon Gourmet in Topanga, CA, and is proprietress of Mago Events & Consulting. 

Her aesthetic and work ethic are evidenced by a degree in Art History from USC, volunteer work at major public art institutions (LAAA, LACMA, The Getty Villa, Mint Museums), and positions in top-level management at respected Santa Monica establishments (Esters Wine Shop & Bar, Venokado, Library Alehouse). Her positive enthusiasm and spirit can be felt in every detail of her work.

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.

 

11 openings available

$75.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6793

Fri, May. 8, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: FRENCH BISTRO
 
Want your sweetie to cook with you? Join us for the ultimate French Bistro experience!

Steak au Poivre
Classic Cold-oil French Fries
Salad Nicoise
Tarte Tatin

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

7 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6378

Sat, May. 9, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Mother's Day Brunch
 

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

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

 
Classic English Muffins
Poached Eggs
Perfect Pancakes
Home Fries
Seasonal Greens
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12

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.

 

5 openings available

$75.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6890

Sat, May. 9, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
 

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

Chocolate Babka
Butter Brioche
Classic Braided Challah

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7072

Sat, May. 9, 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7073

Sat, May. 9, 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 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7094

Sat, May. 9, 2020 @ 7:00 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. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6863

Sun, May. 10, 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.

8 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6883

Sun, May. 10, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding Chocolate
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

6 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6843

Sun, May. 10, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

11 openings available

$525.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6903

Wed, May. 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
SUSHI 101
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6879

Thu, May. 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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!).

9 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6892

Thu, May. 14, 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!).

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6880

Fri, May. 15, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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

We will discuss the properties of dairy, cultures, rennet, and kefir as we make our own starter to create a variety of simple cheeses. Whey cool!

Please remember to bring containers with you to class (mason jars and small to medium containers are perfect).

 

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS CLASS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

15 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6893

Fri, May. 15, 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. 

9 openings available

$105.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6911

Sat, May. 16, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

14 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7008

Sat, May. 16, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking Inspired by Gjelina
 

Join us for three hours of recipes inspired by Gjelina!

Menu

 

Mushroom Toast

Grilled kale salad with shallot-yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts

Grilled squid with lentils and salsa verde

Date cake with ginger gelato

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6980

Sun, May. 17, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
MASTERING COOKIES: from Chocolate Chip to Linzer Cookies
 

Ever wonder what makes a cookie cakey vs. thin and crisp? How to get your cookies to spread just right and stay chewy in the middle? Are you as obsessed about cookies as we are? We have the class for you!

Join us for four hours of intense cookie baking as we teach you the professional secrets behind baking drop cookies, rolled cookies, slice and bake and sandwich cookies. You'll learn what you can do ahead, how to store both dough and baked-off cookies and where to get the very best ingredients.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lacy Almond Florentines
Homemade Oreos with Buttercream Filling
Double Chocolate Meltaways
Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Hazelnut Linzer Cookies
 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

16 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7024

Sun, May. 17, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Cookies and Bars with Cecilia Leung
 

Join beloved pastry chef Cecilia Leung of Lincoln and Little Flower in Pasadena for three hours of learning the ins and outs of baking with alternative flours. You'll learn how to use delicious, gluten free whole grains, how to bake without gums or loads of starches and create your own mixes to perfect everything from cookies to cakes. Take one of these classes or all three and fill your kitchen with the sweetest wheat-free desserts!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Fruit Crumble Bars
Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies
Butter Mochi

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Cecilia Leung

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6948

Sun, May. 17, 2020 @ 2:30 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. 

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6843

Sun, May. 17, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

11 openings available

$525.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6895

Thu, May. 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
 

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

 

Cassoulet

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

 

Pot-au-feu

(Classic Super Savory Beef Short Rib Stew)

 

French Apple Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

14 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6897

Fri, May. 22, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
SCANDINAVIAN PASTRIES
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6505

Fri, May. 22, 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

Peach Preserves

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.

13 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7082

Fri, May. 22, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
 

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

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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6901

Fri, May. 22, 2020 @ 6:30 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. 

14 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7036

Fri, May. 22, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
REGIONAL INDIAN CUISINE: Classic Curries
 
Chef Rubina Khan for an evening dedicated to her favorite Indian dishes.
 

Chana Chaat

Chicken Curry

Coconut Daal

Peas Pullao
Naan Bread
Sheer Khurma (sweet pudding)

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6792

Sat, May. 23, 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.
 

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. 

 

1 opening available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6868

Sun, May. 24, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
CUSTARDS, MERINGUES & SOUFFLES
 

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

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino
Chocolate Souffles
Pavlovas
Passionfruit Curd

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

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

0 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7074

Sun, May. 24, 2020 @ 11:00 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6975

Sun, May. 24, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
PASTA 2.0: Egg Yolk Ravioli & Orecchiette
 
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

Egg Yolk Ravioli

Orecchiette

Housemade Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7032

Wed, May. 27, 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.

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6913

Wed, May. 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
 

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

8 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6900

Thu, May. 28, 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. 

 

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7075

Thu, May. 28, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6864

Fri, May. 29, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
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.

10 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6898

Fri, May. 29, 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

 

 

0 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6899

Sat, May. 30, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
CUSTARDS, MERINGUES & SOUFFLES
 

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

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino
Chocolate Souffles
Pavlovas
Passionfruit Curd

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7076

Sat, May. 30, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6921

Sun, May. 31, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

Salted Caramel Cream Filling

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6923

Sun, May. 31, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
WHOLE GRAIN BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Grist & Toll Flour
 

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

Super-Flaky Biscuits
Hand Pies and Galettes
Whole Grain Muffins

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7026

Sun, May. 31, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Cecilia Leung
 

Join beloved pastry chef Cecilia Leung for a deep dive into baking without wheat! Cecilia and Christine Moore, owner of beloved Lincoln and Little Flower in Pasadena, have always made the gluten free offerings at their sweet cafes as good (and sometimes, dare we say, better) than their conventional counterparts. We're so excited to offer three baking classes centered around mastering the art of baking with alternative grains without the use of loads of gums and starches. Take one of these classes or all three and fill your kitchen with the sweetest wheat-free desserts!

Vegan Chocolate Muffins
Amaranth Millet Muffins
Cardamom Espresso Scones
Banana Buckwheat Bread

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Cecilia Leung

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7077

Thu, Jun. 4, 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 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6904

Fri, Jun. 5, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Sushi 101
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

** PRICE IS PER COUPLE **

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

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

5 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6884

Sat, Jun. 6, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans

 

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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7078

Sat, Jun. 6, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6865

Sun, Jun. 7, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

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

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

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6943

Sun, Jun. 7, 2020 @ 3:30 PM
SIMPLE SUPPERS: Classic Recipes in Under 30 Minutes
 

Let's make dinner fun again! Learn our favorite dinner-in-30 recipes from the Gourmandise chefs. We'll arm you with shopping and do-ahead tips, fun ways to cook around fussy eaters and how to turn some of these dishes into delicous leftovers and school lunches.

Braised Morrocan Chicken with Couscous
Sausage, Cannellini Bean, Tomato and Basil Bake
Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce
Risotto with Butternut Squash, Pancetta and Thyme

 

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. 

13 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6929

Sun, Jun. 7, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
CANNING 101: Making Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Preserves

Peach Preserves

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

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6408

Tue, Jun. 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The Bittersweet History of Tomatoes
 

Join Maite Gomez-Rejon for a series of monthly discussions about agriculture, 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:

Tomatoes! Follow along as Chef Maite guides you through the history of the most prolific nightshade. You'll learn of its origins in the Americas, its maligned history with the Vatican and how it went from an ornamental fruit to a staple vegetable.
 
MENU:
Salsa con Chiles
Tomato Crostada
Provencal-stuffed Tomatoes


* 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

15 openings available

$65.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6907

Wed, Jun. 10, 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. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6905

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
FISH: The Whole Branzino
 
Learn the ins and outs of cooking a whole fish! This course will focus on how to select, break down and fillet a whole fish. We'll cover how to cook it on the grill and right on your stove as we work through an complete dinner menu.

Whole Branzino
Grilled Endive Salad
Lemon and Herb Risotto
Pistachio and Olive Oil 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 & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6937

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
WINES OF THE WORLD: Piemonte, Italy
 

Enjoy an evening of wine education with Elaina Libee

Join one of Los Angeles's favorite wine experts for a deep dive and tasting into the history and terroir of some of the world's best wines. Each month will feature a different region and will begin with a light spread.

You will sample and average 6 wines and learn:

Understanding food and wine pairing principles

Tasting tips

How to select the right wine for your dinner parties or events

Fascinating facts about wine history

THIS IS A 2 HOUR DEMONSTRATION AND TASTING

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.

 

11 openings available

$75.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6866

Fri, Jun. 12, 2020 @ 9:00 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.

10 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6920

Fri, Jun. 12, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Spanish Tapas
 

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

***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. 

8 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7096

Fri, Jun. 12, 2020 @ 7:00 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. 

9 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7079

Sat, Jun. 13, 2020 @ 1:00 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7080

Sat, Jun. 13, 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

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6919

Sat, Jun. 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

0 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7081

Sat, Jun. 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7086

Sun, Jun. 14, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
BREAD 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.
 

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6922

Sun, Jun. 14, 2020 @ 10:00 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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7028

Sun, Jun. 14, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Cakes and Pastries with Cecilia Leung
 

Join beloved pastry chef Cecilia Leung for a deep dive into baking without wheat! Cecilia and Christine Moore, owner of beloved Lincoln and Little Flower in Pasadena, have always made the gluten free offerings at their sweet cafes as good (and sometimes, dare we say, better) than their conventional counterparts. We're so excited to offer three baking classes centered around mastering the art of baking with alternative grains without the use of loads of gums and starches. Take one of these classes or all three and fill your kitchen with the sweetest wheat-free desserts!

Teff Fruit Tarts
Almond Orange Cake
Carrot Cake
Classic Olive Oil Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

15 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Cecilia Leung

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
7009

Sun, Jun. 14, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking Inspired by Gjelina
 

Join us for three hours of recipes inspired by Gjelina!

Menu

 

Mushroom Toast

Grilled kale salad with shallot-yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts

Grilled squid with lentils and salsa verde

Date cake with ginger gelato

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6934

Sun, Jun. 14, 2020 @ 6:00 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. 

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6981

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
KIDS COOKING: The Taco Truck
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Homemade Tortillas
Carne Asada
Grilled Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
Churros
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12

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

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

 

12 openings available

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6744

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

13 openings available

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6775

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Mastering World Cuisines
 

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

Day 1: ITALIAN CUISINE

Day 2: THAI FAVORITES

DAY 3:  JAPANESE: SUSHI TO TEMPURA

DAY 4: THE FRENCH BISTRO

DAY 5:  CLASSIC AMERICAN PICNIC: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

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

16 openings available

$625.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6982

Tue, Jun. 16, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
KIDS BAKING: Crepes!
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Classic Parisian Crepes
Buckwheat Crepes
Crepes Purses
Sweet & Savory Crepes
 
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.

 

9 openings available

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6846

Wed, Jun. 17, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
KIDS COOKING: Ravioli
 

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.
 
Egg Pasta Dough
Four-cheese Ravioli
Seasonal Pesto Tortellini
Garlic Butter Sauce
 
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.

 

9 openings available

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6912

Wed, Jun. 17, 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. 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6983

Thu, Jun. 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
KIDS COOKING: Brunch!
 

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

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

 
Homemade Sausages
Poached Eggs
Perfect Pancakes
Home Fries
Seasonal Greens
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12

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

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

 

15 openings available

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6984

Fri, Jun. 19, 2020 @ 9:00 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.

 

12 openings available

$75.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6744

Fri, Jun. 19, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
TEEN PRO CHEF SERIES: Learn to Cook in A Week
 

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

Day 1: KNIFE SKILLS - The Taco Truck Menu

Hone your knife skills while making a menu fit for a taco truck. You'll make a Tomato Mango Salsa, Salsa Verde, Handmade Tortillas, Puff Beef Tacos and Pepitas Polverones.

Day 2:  EGG COOKERY - The Ultimate Brunch

Break out the griddle- you're making brunch! Learn to fry, poach and scramble your way to diner favorites. You'll make homemade English Muffins, Egg Benedicts with Roasted Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Sour Cream Berry Muffins.

DAY 3:  PIZZAS & DOUGHS

Mangia! Time to toss pizza and make your own cheeses. You'll make a New York style White Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Chopped Salad, Calzones.

DAY 4:  PASTAS & SAUCES

Knead, roll and shape your own fresh pasta dough and master three sauces. You'll make pappardelle with tomato, olives and caper sauce, ravioli with basil cream sauce and a seasonal pesto.

DAY 5: THE ARTISANAL BURGER

Learn how to grind your own meats, make your buns from scratch (and condiments, too!). Quick pickling will be covered as well.

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS
12-16 years old

Thank you for registering!  Our