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395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 329, Santa Monica CA 90401
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Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2950

Thu, Jul. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Advanced Pasta Workshop with Stefano DeLorenzo
 

Learn how to create incredible dishes using professional and DIY equipment as you infuse with sous vide techniques with Chef Stefano De Lorenzo.

Bucatini Carbonara
Melloreddu with Saffron Tomato Sauce
Orecchiette with Kale and Anchovy Butter

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Stefano De Lorenzo grew up in Cortina d-Ampezzo, where he began his restaurant career. In 2004, he opened on Venice Beach at 5 Dudley Ave, followed by his smashing success Piccolo Ristorante. Shortly after, Stefano opened La Botte in Santa Monica, where he was awarded a Michelin star in both 2008 and 2009.

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2927

Fri, Jul. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

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

1 opening available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2932

Sat, Jul. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Pie Workshop
 

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

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

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.

1 opening available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3233

Sat, Jul. 30, 2016 @ 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 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3039

Sun, Jul. 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Fresh Pasta & Sauces (V)
 

Mangia! Join us for three hours of pasta kneading, rolling and shaping as we introduce you to the wide world of noodles. You'll make your own pasta dough and three seasonal sauces.

Fettuccine
Tortellini
Housemade Ricotta
Spring Pea Sauce
Carrot top and Hazelnut Pesto

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.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3096

Sun, Jul. 31, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Fish
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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.

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2894

Mon, Aug. 1, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Teen Baking Bootcamp: I Want to Build A Bakery
 

Grab your clipboard, hard hat and whisk- we're going to teach your teen how to start their own baking business! This 5-day series is designed to teach your 12-16 year old how to bake, decorate, cost ingredients and market their product. Each day will include a mini Business of Food session, a Q & A with local pastry chefs and a binder filled with a lifetime of great recipes.


Day 1: Breakfast Pastries. Classic Muffins, Bran Muffins, Scones, Coffee Cake, Biscuits

Day 2: Cream Puffs and Custards. Cream Puffs, Ice Cream, Pastry Cream, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Glaze

Day 3: Pies. All-butter Pie Crust, Peach Pie, Blueberry Pies, Lattice Work.

Day 4: Cakes and Cupcakes: Devil's Food Cake, Lemon Meringue Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Mousse Frosting, Classic Buttercream.

Day 5: French Macarons: Classic Vanilla Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Milk Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel.


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS.
Class is for 12-16 year olds.

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.

0 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3216

Mon, Aug. 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to French Macarons: The French Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations.

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

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.

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3086

Wed, Aug. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Simple Sauces
 


The focus of this class is simple full flavor sauces, to delight your everyday palette. You will 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.

Romesco Sauce with Grilled Shrimp
Aioli with Roasted Potatoes
Tapenade Toasts
Chicken with Balsamic Port Reduction Sauce
Salsa Verde with Polenta

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

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3235

Thu, Aug. 4, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
KITCHEN RENTAL
 

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
3142

Fri, Aug. 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Free Demo: The Perfect Cookie
 

Happy Friday! It's time to learn how to make the perfect cookie- caramelized on the outside, thick and chewy inside, during this free, one-hour demonstration and tasting.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our Famous Whole Grain Chocolate Halzenut Chunk Cookies
 
THIS IS A 1 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.

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3215

Fri, Aug. 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
5 Fast Meals of Legumes, Grains & Greens
 

Freshen up your dinner doldrums with these quick, bright dishes that are easy to shop for and put together.

Sweet Summer Snap Pea Salad
Corn and Bean Succotash
Farro and Green Bean Salad with Caramelized Shallots
Chard and Ricotta Fritters
Roasted and Farro-Stuffed Peppers
Peach and Kamut Crumble

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3212

Sat, Aug. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Specialty Burgers
 

It's time to take a juicy bite out of our favorite portable dish. Master the perfect bun, learn to make condiments to kick up your dinner game and work with three kinds of meats for a fi

Classic and Brioche Handmade Hamburger Buns
Homemade Ketchup * Bacon Jam * Homemade Fries
Blue Cheese Burgers with Caramelized Onions
Pork and Beef Burgers with Romesco Sauce

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3105

Sat, Aug. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Izakaya
 

Small plates, Japanese style! Learn to create an effortless menu to please everyone at your table. Chef May will infuse your dishes with unique flavors and show you how to plate them with style to match.

Beef and shiitake yakitori
Seared tuna with ponzu
Grilled miso glazed vegetables
Seared Shishito peppers with crab

THIS CLASS 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!).

3 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3001

Sun, Aug. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Old School Favorites: Twinkies to Ho-Hos!
 

Ever wondered how to make those childhood favorites?  We will make homemade versions of these old-school snacks in a delicious three-hour class.  The best part?  You’ll take home these sweet treats and not have to worry about all those preservatives! 

Hostess Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze and Icing Swirl
Homemade Oreos with Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Fillings
Twinkies with Classic Marshmallow Fluff Filling

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.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3003

Sun, Aug. 7, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
5 Fast Farmers Market Meals
 
Join us for three hours of meal preparation, budgeting and delicious do-ahead meals as we take the best from the summer season at the farmers market! You'll learn to make two full dinners, 3 lunches and a dessert that doubles as breakfast!
 
Perfect Roasted Chicken
Sweet Polenta Chowder
Honey-Glazed Carrots
Farro, Kale and Butternut Squash Salad
Seasonal Greens in Citrus Dressing
Jam Crumb Cake

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.

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3221

Sun, Aug. 7, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Night on the Town: 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!).

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3050

Mon, Aug. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Cheesemaking: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS 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.

7 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3154

Mon, Aug. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 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).


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you
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. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3175

Tue, Aug. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
5 Fast Breakfasts
 
Make breakfast delicious, special and do-ahead! You'll make 5 complete breakfasts, most of which can be made the night before. Happy mornings!
 
Roasted Red Pepper Shakshuka
Poached Egg and White Bean Bowls
Scallion Pancakes
Chocolate Whole Grain Banana Bread
5-minute Custom Granola with Housemade Yogurt

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3169

Tue, Aug. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Specialty Pizza Workshop
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

0 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3231

Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 @ 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 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3236

Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 @ 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 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3125

Thu, Aug. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Pies
 

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Peach Pie
Chocolate Mousse Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3163

Thu, Aug. 11, 2016 @ 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 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2967

Fri, Aug. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic French Desserts
 

Take a moment to be transported back to Provence as we use locally source ingredients to create these time-honored desserts.

Apple Tarte Tatin
Chocolate Mousse with Candied Almonds
Profiteroles with Caramel Ice Cream and Silky Ganache

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.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3099

Fri, Aug. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Handmade Pastas and Sauces (V)
 

Grab your honey and spend the evening learning how to knead, roll and cut fresh pasta and master sauces.

Fresh Pasta Dough
Classic Marinara
Homemade Ricotta
Seasonal Sauces

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

This is a vegetarian class.

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

0 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3083

Sat, Aug. 13, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Soba Noodle Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a traditional Japanese soba noodle making workshop. You will learn to make and shape these buckwheat noodles from scratch and make the sauces and hot broths using the essential ingredients in the Japanese pantry. You will learn how to use dried bonito flakes, konbu seaweed, dried shitake mushrooms, and koji fermented seasonings like miso. The soba noodles will be made with a blend of Japanese milled soba grade buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. 

Soba Chips with Sea Salt

Handmade Fresh Soba Noodles  

Farmers Market Soba Salad

Hot Soba with Chicken, Shitake Mushrooms, Scallions, Ginger, Ctrus Rind

Quick Koji Turnip and Apricot Pickles, with Konbu Seaweed and Lemon


For more information about Chef Sonoko http://www.commongrains.com

 

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.

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3210

Sat, Aug. 13, 2016 @ 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 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2998

Sun, Aug. 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Cake Baking 101
 
Does baking cakes from scratch mystify you? Do you want to improve your recipes and make the loveliest, fluffiest cakes around? Join us for 4 hours of creaming, beating and baking three cakes and two frostings. Bring a box with you- each person will bring home a decorated 6" cake and a dozen cupcakes.
 
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream
Lemon Chiffon Cake with Lemon Curd and Toasted Meringue
Devil's Food Cupcakes with French Buttercream

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2997

Sun, Aug. 14, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Modern Cake Decorating
 

Want to learn to decorate like pro? Make the perfect cake like you see on tv? Well you need to start with the basic fundamentals of cake decorating! Join Clemence. as she teaches you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you can feel at ease learning to put together and decorating your first cake. Bring only your appetite- we will provide each student with two 6" cakes to split, fill and decorate.

- How to cut cake layers and fill
- "Naked Cake" design

- The Perfect Crumb coat
- Filling a Piping Bag and use piping tips
- Ombre effect cakes
- How to properly use a turn table
- How to make buttercream flowers

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.

0 openings available

$125.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3095

Wed, Aug. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Fish
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3188

Thu, Aug. 18, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3161

Fri, Aug. 19, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Rental - K-Food Culinary Competition: Junior Chef Finals
 
Hello sweet parents!

We're excited to announce the K-Food Junior Chef Culinary Contest will be hosting the finals of their JuniorChef competition at The Gourmandise School this year! The finalists will be cooking in our kitchen on August 19th, 2016, and our very own Chef Gino Campagna is on the panel of judges.

If your little one is between 9-14 years old, they are welcome to submit an original recipe using Korean ingredients directly to K-Food. Seven finalists will be chosen and will cook off in our kitchen; the event will be filmed. Prizes will be awarded to all 7 finalists, with $700.00 being the grand prize!
Please take a look at the attached for more information, rules, and submission dates. You can also visit their website here to submit your original recipe and gather more information.

Good luck to all who enter!

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2994

Sat, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Brunch in New Orleans
 

Join us for a little Southern hospitality as you cook, bake and sweet-tea yourself into a lovely Saturday.

Shrimp and Grits
Crispy Pork Belly and Poached Eggs
Braised Greens
Beignets

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

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3098

Sat, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 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

**Priced per couple**

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

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

0 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3129

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Butchering Workshop: The Pig
 

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3191

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Religeuses
 

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.

8 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3109

Mon, Aug. 22, 2016 @ 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 ('tis the start of those stone fruits) and stir up some sweet, spreadable magic.  You’ll take home as many jars as can go around!

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3217

Mon, Aug. 22, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
Intro to French Macarons: The Italian Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

Milk Chocolate Passionfruit Ganache

Mocha Ganache

Raspberry, Lychee and Rosewater Ganache

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

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3184

Tue, Aug. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Gourmandise Technique: Eggs!
 

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


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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3239

Wed, Aug. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Classic Southern Canning and Pickling
 

Explore the most delicious Southern preserving traditions with our Regional American Cuisine expert John Pitabldo. You'll learn the science of canning, pickling and processing and take home a larder-worthy array of canned goods.

Hot Pepper Jelly
Green Tomato Chow Chow
Pickled Beets
Fig Preserves and Southern Biscuits
Spiced Peach Preserves
Sweet Onion Relish


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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3122

Wed, Aug. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. 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!

TBD

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3171

Thu, Aug. 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Sandwich Breads and Awesome Spreads
 

You knead this class! Learn to make delicious, pillowy breads for perfect toasts and sandwiches. You will make two loaves and a variety of classic California toasts.

Classic Pullman Loaf
Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf
Sweet Dinner Rolls

Roasted Beet Hummus, Avocado Spread with Pickled Radish, Homemade Nutella

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

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3201

Thu, Aug. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Summer Dinner in Charleston
 

Join us for a little Southern hospitality as you cook, bake and sweet-tea yourself into a lovely evening.

Crispy Pork Belly
Hoppin' John Black Eyed Peas and Carolina Gold Rice with Homemade Butter
Fried Green Tomatoes
Short Rib and Okra Gumbo
Blackberry Cobbler with Meyer Lemon Glaze

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3214

Fri, Aug. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Pies
 

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Peach Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3100

Fri, Aug. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Pizza in Naples (V)
 

Grab your honey and spend the evening learning how to knead, proof and toss your handmade crust to make the perfect texture for your unique pizzas. 

Traditional Neapolitan Pizza Dough
Housemade Burrata and Mozzarella
Tomato Sauce
And some not-so Neapolitan toppings: Bechamel with Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes
Seasonal Greens

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

This is a vegetarian class.

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

0 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3107

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Lunch in Provence
 

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.

Roasted Tomato Salad
Loup de Mer (Sea Bass baked in Parchment)
Smashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Tarte Tatin

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

14 openings available

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3179

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Cook from the Taco Truck
 

Learn to create your favorite taco truck treats in this 3-hour class. You'll braise chicken, create a variety of salsa, press homemade tortillas and fry up churros (with a chocolate dipping sauce, of course)!

Homemade Tortillas: Corn and Flour
Puffy Tacos with Shredded Chicken
Succotash Salsa
Grilled Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
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.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3106

Sun, Aug. 28, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the science behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild yeast culture
Sourdough starter
Sprouted Wheat

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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.

 

2 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3123

Sun, Aug. 28, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Beef
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3218

Mon, Aug. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Birthday and Celebration Cakes!
 

Learn to master the art of making a simple, beautiful birthday or occasion cake. You'll learn two deliciously light cake batters, two fillings and two frostings. We will cut cakes into even layers, learn to crumb coat and create simple, stunning buttercream patterns. We will also fill and decorate cupcakes.

Devil's Food Cupcakes

Classic Yellow Cake

Whipped Chocolate Glaze Filling

Meringue Buttercream

Vanilla Pudding Filling

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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3219

Tue, Aug. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Creative Cakes
 

Learn to master the art of making a simple, beautiful birthday or occasion cake. You'll learn two deliciously light cake batters, two fillings and two frostings. We will cut cakes into even layers, learn to crumb coat and create simple, stunning buttercream patterns. We will also fill and decorate cupcakes.

Honey Graham S'mores Cake

Whipped Chocolate Filling

Handmade Marshmallow Decorations
Chocolate Bar Cake:

Impossibly Light Peanut Butter Cake

Homemade Peanut Caramel

Chocolate Glaze

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 Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3065

Thu, Sep. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Religeuses
 

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.

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3052

Sat, Sep. 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Couples Brunch: Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
Join us 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. You won't need to worry about Roscoe's closing once you learn how easily you can treat yourself to fried chicken and waffles for breakfast (or lunch. or dinner) at home.

Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Waffles
Thick-cut Bacon
Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Chess Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

* Priced per couple*

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

6 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3222

Sat, Sep. 3, 2016 @ 2:00 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

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!).

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3068

Sun, Sep. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters
 

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

Yeast-risen doughnuts
Apple fritters
Boston Cream doughnuts
Vanilla Pastry Cream
Classic glaze
Chocolate glazed doughnuts
Maple glazed doughnuts
 

THIS IS A 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3238

Sun, Sep. 4, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3071

Wed, Sep. 7, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
1-Hour Lunch Class: The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
 

It's Wednesday ! Come down for lunch (check out the menu) and take a quick, one-hour hands-on class. You'll learn some science, make cookies, eat lunch and bring the sweets you've made back to the office (should they be so lucky).

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our Famous Whole Grain Chocolate Halzenut Chunk Cookies

Lunch: Market-fresh Spring Salad, Herb Roasted Chicken and Carrots

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3243

Wed, Sep. 7, 2016 @ 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 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3062

Thu, Sep. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Whole Grain Baking: Cookies!
 

It's time to get on the Whole Grain Train! You'll mill your own locally sourced flours for these outstanding treats.

Rye Chocolate Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Our Famous Whole Grain Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Homemade Graham Crackers

Cornmeal Thumprint Cookies

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.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3053

Thu, Sep. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Hawaiian Surf and Turf
 

Let the smell of pork waft over the ocean breezes as you sear and cook your way through Chef John's Luau menu. It's a great date with friends!

Char Siu (Glazed Pork)
Coconut Lime Fried Shrimp
Pineapple Rice
Homemade Hawaiian Buns
Papaya & Avocado Salad
Lilikoi (Passionfruit) Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3051

Fri, Sep. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Cheesemaking: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3166

Fri, Sep. 9, 2016 @ 2:00 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).


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you
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. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3054

Fri, Sep. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

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

4 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3076

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Gluten Free Goodness: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
 
Let's get together and learn the science behind alternative flours without using gums as binders! You'll work with a variety of flours and alternative sugars and discover techniques to create delicious pastries without gluten.

 Killer Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies
Best-Ever Blondies
Fudgy Hazelnut Brownies

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.

 

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3240

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 @ 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
3055

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Izakaya: The Art of Japanese Small Plates
 

Small plates, Japanese style! Learn to create an effortless menu to please everyone at your table. Chef May will infuse your dishes with unique flavors and show you how to plate them with style to match.

Beef and shiitake yakitori
Seared tuna with ponzu
Grilled miso glazed vegetables
Seared Shishito peppers with crab


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.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2879

Sun, Sep. 11, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 1 Series:The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

The Gourmandise Chocolate Chunk Cookie; Chewy Brownies; English Toffee; Meyer Lemon Bars

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Chocolate Dipped Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Parmesan Thyme Gourgeres

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze


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

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

 

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

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

4 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3092

Sun, Sep. 11, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Beef
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3198

Sun, Sep. 11, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Fall Pies
 

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Classic Apple Pie
Blueberry Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2969

Mon, Sep. 12, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 2 Series: Up Your Baking Game
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 2

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9AM-1PM

EVERY MONDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

5 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3009

Tue, Sep. 13, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Pro Cooking: 10 Week Culinary Fundamentals
 

Take your cooking to the next level with this 10-week technique based series that will have you cooking intuitively in no time.  Each student will work at their own station to maximize the learning experience.  The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 10 Weeks from 9:30am to 1pm

 

Week 1: KNIFE SKILLS:  Learn the proper way to handle and care for your knives, and the essential techniques to slice, dice, julienne, chiffanade and shred.

Sesame Kale Salad

Heirloom Potato Salad with Fresh Herbs

Southwest Chopped Salad, Apple, Date, Endive with Stilton Cheese

Butter Lettuce Cherry Tomato Salad with Classic Green Goddess

 

Week 2: STOCKS and SOUPS:  Make homemade stocks and broths and turn them into delicious soups and sauces.

Chicken Broth

Vegetable Stock

Tortilla Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

White Bean Minestrone

Mushroom Bisque

 

Week 3: EGGS and DAIRY:   Learn how to make fresh homemade cheese, as well as a variety of egg dishes.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Deviled Eggs

Spinach Mushroom Frittata

Perfect Poached Eggs

 

Week 4:  CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY SAUCES:  Prepare essential classic French sauces, dressings and marinades.

Béchamel for Mac & Cheese

Reductions and Pan Sauces

Classic Tomato Sauce

Romesco

Salsa Verde

Hollandaise

 

Week 5:  VEGETABLES:  Learn how to properly select, store and cook vegetables.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Beet Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash

Arugula Goat Cheese with Sherry Vinaigrette

Braised Red Cabbage

 

Week 6: PASTA, GNOCCHI AND POLENTA Master pasta and sauces, roll homemade gnocchi and cook perfect polenta.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Penne with Pesto

Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Polenta with Mushrooms and Bacon

 

Week 7: GRAINS and LEGUMES:  Learn how to cook and incorporate wholes grains into your daily meals.

Autumn Vegetable Farro

Zucchini Rice Gratin

Curry Beluga Lentil Quinoa

Roasted Garlic Hummus

 

Week 8: POULTRY:  Break down a whole chicken and transform it into three meals.

Chicken Meatballs

Zaatar Crispy Chicken Breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Legs

 

 Week 9:  MEATS:  Learn the proper cuts of meat and cooking techniques.

Lamb Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mint Pesto

Pickled Red Onions and Feta

Pan-seared Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Parsnips with Madeira Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichuri and Tomato Cucumber Salsa

 

Week 10: FISH and SHELLFISH:   Learn to select, store and properly cook fish and shellfish.

Smokey Grilled Fish Tacos

Braised Halibut Provencal

French Style Mussels

Roasted Salmon with Pistachio Pesto and Labneh


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This series take place at our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Santa Monica Place Mall.  There is plenty of parking on level 4 of the parking structure (entrance on Broadway) directly behind the school.  Please arrive on time in comfortable attire and close-toed shoes.  You are offered 1 complimentary "make up" class if you miss a class, which we offer as a credit for a class on our schedule of similar lesson.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.  Ages 16 and up.

9 openings available

$1200.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3043

Tue, Sep. 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Pro Pastry 1 Series: The Basics of Baking
 

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake Quickbread with Cream Cheese Glaze, Vanilla Bean PoundcakeFlaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

The Gourmandise Chocolate Chunk Cookie; Chewy Brownies; English Toffee; Meyer Lemon Bars

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

Creme Brulee, Milk Chocolate Pudding, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Cannele

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Chocolate Dipped Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream; Parmesan Thyme Gourgeres

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

Seasonal Buckles, Cobblers, Upside Down Cake and Apric0t Zucchini Bread

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

Homemade Graham; Ricotta Cheesecakes; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake; various toppings


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Italian Buttercream, Basic Cake Decorating, Chocolate Glaze


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

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

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

 

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

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

10 openings available

$1200.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3046

Wed, Sep. 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
End of Summer Jams: Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3237

Wed, Sep. 14, 2016 @ 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 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3056

Thu, Sep. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Sous Vide Workshop with Stefano DeLorenzo
 

Learn how to create incredible dishes using professional and DIY equipment as you infuse with sous vide techniques with Chef Stefano De Lorenzo.

Artichoke Cappucino
Cheese Foam
Dried Mint
Steelhead Trout
Purple Potato Gnocchi
Porcini Mushrooms
Pork Cheeks

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Stefano De Lorenzo grew up in Cortina d-Ampezzo, where he began his restaurant career. In 2004, he opened on Venice Beach at 5 Dudley Ave, followed by his smashing success Piccolo Ristorante. Shortly after, Stefano opened La Botte in Santa Monica, where he was awarded a Michelin star in both 2008 and 2009.

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

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3199

Fri, Sep. 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Preserving Workshop: Jam, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3057

Fri, Sep. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Sushi: Rolls, Tempura and Nigiri
 

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

 Asparagus and Spring Onion Roll
Avocado and Cucumber Roll with 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.

11 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3058

Sat, Sep. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Date in Havana
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

*Price is per couple*

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

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

 

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3084

Sun, Sep. 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Rice Craft Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a traditional rice crafting workshop. You will learn to cook and steam rice perfectly and make an array of rice-based dishes, from onigiri to sushi. Sonoko's book on the topic will be available for purchase and signing!
 

Menu

Mari-zushi (Round sushi ball filled with Smoked Salmon)

Maki-zushi (Sushi roll filled with Vegetables and Egg)

Canape of Sushi (with Fish and Inari, or Deep Fried Tofu)

Homemade Dashi, Miso Soup and lessons on Nori, Wasabi and Pickled Ginger


For more information about Chef Sonoko http://www.commongrains.com

 

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 Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3047

Wed, Sep. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. 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.

Dinner will be served!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3063

Thu, Sep. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Flourless Cakes
 
Tired of not knowing which Gluten Free cake recipes to trust and brick-like chocolate cakes? Look no more- these cakes are delicious, easy to make and happen to be gluten free instead of reverse engineered.
 
Mousse-like Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hazelnut Marjolaine with French Buttercream
Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3061

Thu, Sep. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
 

Who doesn’t love Fried Chicken? With a crispy, crunchy outside and juicy inside enjoy this American favorite you make yourself with guest chef John Pitblado. Add a mixture of long cooked greens and cornbread (to soak up the juice) and you have a truly American feast.

 Fried chicken with hot pepper vinegar sauce

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Southern style cornbread with honey butter

Long cooked mixed greens with bacon

Classic Banana Pudding 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3059

Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters
 

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

Yeast-risen doughnuts
Apple fritters
Boston Cream doughnuts
Vanilla Pastry Cream
Classic glaze
Chocolate glazed doughnuts
Maple glazed doughnuts
 

THIS IS A 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.

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3060

Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
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
Honey-glazed Carrots
Chocolate Souffles

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 



14 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3066

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces
 

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.

Fresh Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pesto
Homemade Ricotta
Fresh Tomato Sauce

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2944

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Chocolate Workshop: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

Learn how the bean to bar process works (and make a batch of your own chocolate, from cacao beans to bar) and create perfect bon bons, truffles and enrobed ganaches. 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, Prepare Ganaches


Day 2: Enrobe Ganaches, Temper Custom 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.

11 openings available

$375.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3202

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Dinner at the Gastropub
 

Pull up a stool and grab a spot- we're cooking up the best bar food this side of NYC.

Short Rib Poutine
French Fries, Cheese Curds and Gravy
Grilled Raddicchio Salad
Tin Roof Sundae with Chocolate Sauce and Salted, Candied Peanuts

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3224

Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. 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!

TBD

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.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3072

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
1-Hour Lunch Class: Roasted Vegetables
 

Happy Wednesday! Join us as we tackle the cutting, roasting and pan-searing of vegetables at the peak of their season. You'll cook and eat in time to return to your desk, armed with three new recipes.

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Cumin
Roasted Eggplant with Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce

Dessert: Roasted Peaches on Ricotta with Warm Honey Drizzle

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3242

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 @ 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
3067

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
French Macarons: The French Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations.

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

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.

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3064

Thu, Sep. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Baking with Olive Oil
 
Let the fruity flavors of California Olive Oil shine in these rich and decadent desserts.  It's a delicious time!
 
Pumpkin Olive Oil Spiced Loaf
Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue
Chocolate and Blood Orange Olive Oil Cookies
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Bread
Olive Oil and Rice Flour Chiffon Cakes
 

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.

11 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3225

Fri, Sep. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Lunch in Provence
 

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

Herbs de Provence Goat Cheese Tapenade Salad
Pissaladiere (Onion Tarte)
Shrimp and Fennel Soup
Almond Cake with Lavender Glaze

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3170

Fri, Sep. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Specialty Pizza Workshop
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3101

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Couples Brunch: The Diner Classics
 

Book with your BFF or sweetie for three hours of perfecting the poached egg, making the greatest pancake batter on the planet and marveling in homemade english muffins.

Housemade English Muffins
Eggs Benedict
Pan-Roasted Market Vegetables
Seasonal Jam
Perfect Flapjacks

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!).

6 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3209

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Kitchen Basics Series: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

Kitchen Basics Series: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes

 
 

This 4-week series is designed to get the novice cook classic techniques and those who cook everyday a great series of recipes to add to their repertoire. Each three hour class. Bring containers to class- you'll love your Tuesday lunches.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 4 weeks; 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). Kale Salad, California Chopped Salad, Roasted Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup.

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish! Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish. Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat- you're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces. Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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

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

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

11 openings available

$450.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3044

Mon, Oct. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Kitchen Basics Series: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

This 4-week series is designed to get the novice cook classic techniques and those who cook everyday a great series of recipes to add to their repertoire. Each three hour class. Bring containers to class- you'll love your Tuesday lunches.

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 4 weeks; 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). Kale Salad, California Chopped Salad, Roasted Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup.

Day 2: Meat and Poultry: Learn to break down chicken and source a variety of meats while making 4 complete dinners. Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Scented Couscous and Sweet Potatoes, Grainy Mustard Crispy Chicken Breasts, Apple Sage Pork Tenderloin with Sherry Au Jus, Smoky Tri-tip with Salsa Verde and Roasted Broccoli.

Day 3: Fish and Shellfish: It's time to get over your fear of fish! Learn to work with a variety of seafood and how quickly you can put dinner together with the right fish. Slow-roasted Salmon with Fennel and Rosemary, Grilled Shrimp Greek Salad, Brown Butter Sole with Crispy Capers and Perfect Roasted Potatoes.

Day 4: Grains, Pastas and Legumes: Grains don't need to take a backseat- you're going to pack a protein and flavor punch with a variety of sauces. Curry Quinoa with Baby Spinach and Beluga Lentils, Spaghetti Puttanesca, Cuban Black Beans with Brown Rice and Lime Chipotle Crema.

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

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

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

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

12 openings available

$450.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3097

Wed, Oct. 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Fish
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3168

Thu, Oct. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic French Desserts
 

Take a moment to be transported back to Provence as we use locally source ingredients to create these time-honored desserts.

Apple Tarte Tatin
Chocolate Mousse with Candied Almonds
Profiteroles with Caramel Ice Cream and Silky Ganache

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.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3111

Fri, Oct. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

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

Learn the science behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild yeast culture
Sourdough starter
Sprouted Wheat

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3088

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 @ 2:00 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.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3185

Wed, Oct. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Eggs!
 

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


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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3211

Fri, Oct. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Specialty Pizza Workshop
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3048

Sat, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Kitchen Fundamentals: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. 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.

Lunch will be served!

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.

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3167

Sun, Oct. 16, 2016 @ 2:00 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).


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you
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. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3093

Wed, Oct. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Beef
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3192

Thu, Oct. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
DIY Halloween Candy: Marshmallow Ghosts to Peanut Butter Cups
 

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

Pumpkin Oreos

Spooky Chocolate Ginger Cookie Ghosts

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Caramel Apples

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3173

Thu, Oct. 20, 2016 @ 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 Shortrib Stew)

Clafoutis (Seasonal Stone Fruit Custard Dessert)

 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. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3226

Thu, Oct. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Modern Taco Night
 

Forget the food truck and learn the secrets of classic Mexican techniques from our well-traveled expert Carol Cotner Thompson

Corn Tortillas
Chicken Tinga with Charred Pineapple and Pumpkin Seed Mole
Classic Baja Tacos with Salsa Fresca, Cabbage and Lime Crema
Ginger Pork Belly with Garlic Chili Peanuts and Salsa Roja
Seasonal Agus Frescas

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3186

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Southern Fried Chicken Lunch
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3102

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Gluten Free Goodness: Pies!
 
Let's get together and learn the science behind alternative flours without using gums as binders! You'll work with a variety of flours and alternative sugars and discover techniques to create delicious pastries without gluten.

 Flaky Pie Crust
Classic Apple Lattice Pie
Late-Summer Peach Pies
Blueberry Hand Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3089

Sun, Oct. 23, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Simple Sauces
 


The focus of this class is simple full flavor sauces, to delight your everyday palette. You will 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.

Romesco Sauce with Grilled Shrimp
Aioli with Roasted Potatoes
Tapenade Toasts
Chicken with Balsamic Port Reduction Sauce
Salsa Verde with Polenta

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.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3194

Thu, Oct. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
French Macarons: The French Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies.  This class will focus on the technique of making macarons and how to create enticing flavor combinations.

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

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.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3181

Thu, Oct. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Day of the Dead: The Mole Class
 

Celebrate the rich traditions of the Day of the Dead with Chef John Pitblado's Mole Menu.

Queso Fundido
Turkey Mole
Jicama Salad
Yellow Rice
Pan del Muerto
Mexican Hot Chocolate

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.

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
3227

Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Spanish Tapas
 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for a class filled with small bites, salads and delicate, custardy churros dipped in a warm chocolate sauce.

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

**Please note price is per couple

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 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

6 openings available

$190.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3049

Wed, Nov. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Kitchen Fundamentals: Knife Skills
 

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. 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.

Dinner will be served!

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3193

Thu, Nov. 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Sticky Buns and Cinnamon Rolls
 

Start with a basic Yeast Dough, and create enough pastries to fill a morning bakery!  We will mix, knead, roll and shape our way to the most delicious quick-rise yeast breads you've ever had.

Basic Yeast Dough

Sticky Buns with Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Buns with Vanilla Bean and Cream Cheese Glaze

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3223

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Fall into Pie
 

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Apple Pies
Graham-Cracker Crust Pumpkin Pies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3180

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Fall Side Dishes
 

We're jazzing up your holiday menus with these easy, do-ahead dishes.

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Farro Squash Salad
Southern Style Sweet Potato Casserole
Savory Bread Pudding with Wild Mushrooms and Green Beans
Roasted Pear Crumble

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.

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
3130

Wed, Nov. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Butchering Workshop: Fowl and Game
 

Join butcher ___ for a six-hour foray into the world of butchery. This workshop will focus on breaking down chicken, rabbit and duck. You will learn about animal welfare, husbandry and sustainable practices.

Hunter's Stew

Cassoulet

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3195

Thu, Nov. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
French Macarons: The Italian Method
 

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

Chocolate Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Passionfruit Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS 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

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3205

Thu, Nov. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Jambalaya!
 

Join Chef John Pitblado for a three hour culinary excursion through Louisana. You'll . Our classes are BYOB- bring the bottle, we've got wine glasses!

 
Jambalaya

Dirty Rice

Braised Greens

Celery Root Remoulade

Bananas Foster

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3229

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Lunch in the Loire
 

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

Pork Rilettes with Pickled Red Onions and Pear Conserve
Chicken and Mushroom Fricasse
Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad
Individual Tarte Tatin

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3182

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Date in Havana
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

*Price is per couple*

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

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

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3103

Sat, Nov. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Gluten Free Goodness: Homemade Breads
 
Let's get together and learn the science behind alternative flours! You'll work with a variety of flours and alternative sugars and discover techniques to create delicious pastries without gluten. Xantham gum will be used in this class.

 Perfectly Soft Sandwich Bread
Paleo Bread
Gluten Free Bagels

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

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3165

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to Cheesemaking: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3228

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving 101: The Whole Meal
 
Welcome to the holiday training class that will last you a lifetime. You'll master hosting techniques that will make the holidays easier and more deliious.

Oven Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey
All the Fixins

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$125.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3203

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Gastropub
 

Pull up a stool and grab a spot- we're cooking up the best bar food this side of NYC.

Short Rib Poutine
French Fries, Cheese Curds and Gravy
Grilled Raddicchio Salad
Tin Roof Sundae with Chocolate Sauce and Salted, Candied Peanuts

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 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3174

Sun, Nov. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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 Shortrib Stew)

Clafoutis (Seasonal Stone Fruit Custard Dessert)

 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. Ages 16 and up.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3196

Wed, Nov. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
5th Annual Bake & Take Thanksgiving Pies! Apple Pie & Blueberry Pie
 

Break out the pie tins and join us to learn how to make (and take) two full-sized pies for your Thanksgiving table. You can bring your own ceramic, glass or metal tin (let us know if you need a disposable tin, we'll have it for you) to class and leave with your holiday dessert covered (with a little extra crust to take home and practice with).

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Classic Apple Pie
Blueberry Lattice Pie

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3197

Wed, Nov. 23, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
5th Annual Bake & Take Thanksgiving Pies! Apple Pie & Lemon Meringue
 

Break out the pie tins and join us to learn how to make (and take) two full-sized pies for your Thanksgiving table. You can bring your own ceramic, glass or metal tin (let us know if you need a disposable tin, we'll have it for you) to class and leave with your holiday dessert covered (with a little extra crust to take home and practice with).

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Classic Apple Pie
Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3200

Sat, Nov. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves
 

Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves

 
 

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

Learn the science behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild yeast culture
Sourdough starter
Sprouted Wheat

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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.

16 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3190

Sun, Nov. 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Rustic French Desserts
 

Take a moment to be transported back to Provence as we use locally source ingredients to create these time-honored desserts.

Apple Tarte Tatin
Chocolate Mousse with Candied Almonds
Profiteroles with Caramel Ice Cream and Silky Ganache

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.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3183

Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
The Cuban Class
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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!).

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3131

Sun, Feb. 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Butchering Workshop: Pig
 

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
 
 
Cobbler