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The Gourmandise School
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica CA 90401
310-656-8800

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Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2664

Thu, Feb. 11, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Private Event
 

The Gourmandise School can host private events for groups including birthday parties, corporate team building, private customized cooking or baking classes, and more.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and are inclusive of kitchen rental, private chef, and food.  You don't have to bring a thing!  For more information or to book your private event, contact our Head of Special Events, Claire Soley at Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com or call the school at (310) 656-8800 for dates, details and options.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2758

Thu, Feb. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Tapas!
 

Book this one with a friend- it's a muy delicioso time. You'll master the art of entertaining with small plates, small effort and fantastic results.

Asparagus Tip Salad

Jamon Iberico Croquetas

Gambas al Aillo (Shrimp)

Olive Oil 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. Ages 16 and up.

4 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2665

Fri, Feb. 12, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Private Event
 

The Gourmandise School can host private events for groups including birthday parties, corporate team building, private customized cooking or baking classes, and more.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and are inclusive of kitchen rental, private chef, and food.  You don't have to bring a thing!  For more information or to book your private event, contact our Head of Special Events, Claire Soley at Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com or call the school at (310) 656-8800 for dates, details and options.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2829

Fri, Feb. 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

The Gourmandise School can host private events for groups including birthday parties, corporate team building, private customized cooking or baking classes, and more.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and are inclusive of kitchen rental, private chef, and food.  You don't have to bring a thing!  For more information or to book your private event, contact our Head of Special Events, Claire Soley at Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com or call the school at (310) 656-8800 for dates, details and options.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2693

Fri, Feb. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Whiskey Club Dinner
 

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

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Lamb Shanks with Roasted Vegetables
Parsnip Puree
Roasted Pears and Mascarpone

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

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2705

Sat, Feb. 13, 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.  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.

 

0 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2753

Sat, Feb. 13, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Ramen Making Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a SoCal ramen making workshop. You will learn to make and shape these easy ramen noodles from scratch and make the dashi broth and all the accompaniments for your bowls. You will round out this delicious meal with a Sunomono Salad and Agar Agar Fruit Dessert.
 

Menu

Sunomono Salad (cucumber)
Easy Ramen Noodles with Chicken Dashi Soup
Chicken Shiitake Balls
Ramen Egg, Ginger and Scallion
Agar Agar Fruit Dessert
 

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

 

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.

1 opening available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2776

Sat, Feb. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Lobster Lovin'
 

Join Chef John Pitblado for a romantic evening as you learn the secrets of these classic romantic dishes. This class, like all our classes, is BYOB- champagne is availanle next door at Venokado (we supply the stemware).

Roasted Asparagus Spears
Steamed Lobsters with Parker House Rolls
Wilted Salad with Prosciutto
Celery Root Puree
Pistachio Ice Cream and Roasted Strawberries


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 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2722

Sun, Feb. 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
French Macarons: The Valentine's Day Edition
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies and master different shapes- from hearts to ovals!

Vanilla Bean Macarons; Chocolate Macarons, Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache, Mocha Ganache, Raspberry White Chocolate 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. Ages 16 and up.

0 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2819

Sun, Feb. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

The Gourmandise School can host private events for groups including birthday parties, corporate team building, private customized cooking or baking classes, and more.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and are inclusive of kitchen rental, private chef, and food.  You don't have to bring a thing!  For more information or to book your private event, contact our Head of Special Events, Claire Soley at Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com or call the school at (310) 656-8800 for dates, details and options.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2813

Mon, Feb. 15, 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! 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.

0 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2728

Wed, Feb. 17, 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.  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

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2703

Wed, Feb. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Ravioli Workshop with Stefano DeLorenzo
 

Join Chef Stefano for an evening of fresh pasta making, rolling and filling.

 

Cassunziei all’Ampezzana (Beet and Ricotta Mezzaluna)
Tortelli di patate e fichi in fonduta di parmigiano (Potato and Fig Tortelli),
Ravioli di formaggio di capra con vegetali del mercato locale (Goat Cheese Ravioli)

 

THIS 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. We are so excited to bring you his culinary expertise with one of a kind classes and Pro Chef 2 Series. 

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.


0 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2831

Thu, Feb. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

 The Gourmandise School can host private events for groups including birthday parties, corporate team building, private customized cooking or baking classes, and more.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and are inclusive of kitchen rental, private chef, and food.  You don't have to bring a thing!  For more information or to book your private event, contact our Head of Special Events, Claire Soley at Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com or call the school at (310) 656-8800 for dates, details and options.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2733

Thu, Feb. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
Join Chef Clemence for three hours of frying, baking and syruping as we uncover the secrets of brine, crispy waffles that are oh-so-tender on the inside, and perfectly fried chicken.
 
Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Waffles
Braised Greens
Honey Butter
Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2737

Fri, Feb. 19, 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

Pot-au-feu

Lasagne

Clafoutis


 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.

5 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2880

Fri, Feb. 19, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

The Gourmandise School can host private events for groups including birthday parties, corporate team building, private customized cooking or baking classes, and more.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and are inclusive of kitchen rental, private chef, and food.  You don't have to bring a thing!  For more information or to book your private event, contact our Head of Special Events, Claire Soley at Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com or call the school at (310) 656-8800 for dates, details and options.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2791

Fri, Feb. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Chinese New Year Dinner with Chef Katie Chin
 

Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year with the nation's favorite Chinese cuisine expert.  Chef Katie Chin will lead you through a hands-on class and teach you her traditional recipes with her rich stories.

Potstickers

Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger & Scallions

Long Life Noodles

Raspberry-Chocolate Wontons

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.

11 openings available

$125.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2857

Sat, Feb. 20, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2747

Sat, Feb. 20, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Private Event
 

The Gourmandise School can host private events for groups including birthday parties, corporate team building, private customized cooking or baking classes, and more.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and are inclusive of kitchen rental, private chef, and food.  You don't have to bring a thing!  For more information or to book your private event, contact our Head of Special Events, Claire Soley at Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com or call the school at (310) 656-8800 for dates, details and options.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2832

Sat, Feb. 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

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.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2726

Sun, Feb. 21, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
Don't be Chicken: 5 Meals in Minutes
 

Break this poultry down and learn how to work with breasts, wings, legs and drumsticks. We will braise, roast and fry to create delicious meals for the week with little time, little waste and loads of flavor. Bring containers to class- we'll also be building your pantry with savory condiments.

MENU
Braised Legs, Chicken Soup, Quick-brined Pan-Cooked Chicken Breasts, Whole Roasted Chicken, Fried Chicken Drumsticks,

Chicken Stock, Garlic Confit, Preserved Lemons, Aioli

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

2 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2763

Sun, Feb. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Knife Skills 101
 

This 3-hour class will focus on the uses and techniques of working with specific knives.  You’ll discover the correct uses of a boning knife, chef’s knife, paring knife and slicer while breaking down the tool’s anatomy.  

Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!


Vegetable orzo soup, Broccoli and Potato gratin, Turkey Meatballs with Pasta and Braised Leeks

 

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.

3 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2731

Mon, Feb. 22, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Flourless Cakes
 
Tired of not knowing which Gluten Free cake recipes to trust and brick-like chocolate cakes? Look no more- these cakes are delicious, easy to make and happen to be gluten free instead of reverse engineered.
 
Mousse-like Flourless Chocolate Cake, Hazelnut Marjolaine with French Buttercream, Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake

THIS IS A 3 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.  Ages 16 and up.

7 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2858

Mon, Feb. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2859

Tue, Feb. 23, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2723

Wed, Feb. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Handmade Pastas and Winter Sauces
 

Mangia!  Fresh pastas and handmade sauces are incomparable.  We’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure. You'll love the savory flavors paired with your favorite store-bought dried pasta and try your hand at making them from scratch.

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

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.

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2711

Wed, Feb. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Bowled Over: Thai and Vietnamese Bowls
 
Bowl your family over with the hearty, healthy and delicious bowls inspired by the seasons and the city's best restaurant menus. This class will feature two types of noodles, three types of broths, seasonal vegetables and spicy kicks of sauces for bold flavors.
 
Chicken Pho, Green Thai Curry with Butternut Squash, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Bowl

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

4 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2876

Thu, Feb. 25, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
1-hour Lunchbreak Class: The Perfect Pancake
 

Hey now! Break out of your cubicle for an hour and we'll promise to teach you, feed you and send you back in time for a status meeting.

Classic Buttermilk Pancake; Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes; Brown Sugar Syrup;

Fried and Poached Eggs; Salad of Seasonal Greens

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.  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

$45.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2750

Thu, Feb. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Pot Pies
 

Pot Pies are back!  Perfect your flaky crust and biscuit toppings and make a creamy veloute while chicken and vegetables are roasting.  You'll be bringing home a variety of pies, so bring a container if you can!

 
Roasted Chicken Pot Pie in a Flaky Crust
Vegetable Pot Pie with Asiago Biscuit Top

As always we can provide you with baking tins and pans for class, but to ensure that your pies make it home safely please bring some of your own.


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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2720

Fri, Feb. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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. Ages 16 and up.

1 opening available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2762

Fri, Feb. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Beef Wellington 101
 

Chef Gill will walk you through the four elements of a classic Beef Wellington, from crust, to crepes, duxelles to rolling with prosciutto. You'll round out the menu with a classic roasted beet salad and sinful butterscotch pumpkin custards.

Classic Crepes, Mushroom Duxelles, Wellington with Prosciutto, Roasted Beet Salad, Pumkin Pot de Creme

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

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2833

Sat, Feb. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

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.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2761

Sat, Feb. 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Cooking with Wine
 
Join Chef Gill for an evening of cooking with wine! Learn how to choose your wine, pair it with dinner and make a great meal with simple, seasonal ingredients. Wines will be sourced from our neighboring store Venokado.

Mushroom and Leek Crostini * Coq au Vin * Braised Potato and Root Vegetables * Poached Pears and Sabayon

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.

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2860

Sat, Feb. 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2734

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Perfecting Pies: Classic Apple and Lemon Buttermilk
 

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; Brown Butter Apple, Lemon Buttermilk

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.

2 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2807

Sun, Feb. 28, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Seafood Skills
 
Join Chef Gill for an evening of unlocking the secrets of cooking with seafood!  This broad menu will cover shellfish, marinating, frying and finish with a rich and creamy lemon posset.
 

Poached Shrimp with Lime Ginger Sauce

Sauteed Trout Filet with Dill and Parsley

Roast Salmon with Lemon Butter, New Potatoes and Chard

Creamy Lemon Possett

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.

6 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2810

Mon, Feb. 29, 2016 @ 2:00 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, Religieuse

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2844

Tue, Mar. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
The Elemental Egg (aka: How to Boil an Egg)
 
It's time to get down to basics and learn how to cook the perfect egg. You'll learn a variety of fundamental cooking skills to use for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Chef John Pitblado.
 
Fried, scrambled, sunnyside up, poached
Boursin Filled French style Omelet
Shirred Eggs
DIY Sous Vide Egg
Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash
Cream & Herb Biscuits

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

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2727

Wed, Mar. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Meals in Minutes from the Farmers Market: Vegetarian Dinners
 

Pack a protein punch with these great techniques that will carry you from season to season.

MENU
Butternut Squash Risotto, Roasted Cauliflower with Fried Capers, Roasted Eggplant with Herbed Labneh,

Stuffed Onions, Celery Root Mash, Lentils with Braised Vegetables, Roasted Berry Shortcakes

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2732

Wed, Mar. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Cakes and Cupcakes
 
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 Roasted Pistachios and Cream Cheese Buttercream, Lemon Chiffon Cake with Toasted Meringue,
Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

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.  Ages 16 and up.

7 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2825

Thu, Mar. 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to 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 you with a freshly baked cake and plenty of real buttercream to flavor any way you wish.

- How to cut cake layers
- Filling Layers

- The Perfect crumb coat
- Filling a Piping Bag
- Learning piping tips
- How to properly use a turn table
- How to pipe borders


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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2792

Thu, Mar. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Paella!
 

Join Chef Jessica Hilton to learn the secrets of perfect Paella dishes, from pleasing a large crowd to uncovering the flavors of Andalucia.

Traditional Andalusian Gazpacho
Chicken, Chorizo, and Shrimp Paella
Churros with Dark Chocolate Dipping Sauce

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2749

Fri, Mar. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Classic Cookie Sandwiches
 
Bake, fill and eat your favorite sandwich cookies! Learn to make your childhood favorites with a gourmet twist.
 
 
Peanut butter Toffee with Salted Caramels and Peanut Butter Buttercream; Chocolate shortbread with Chocolate Fudge Filling;
Housemade Oreos with Vanilla Buttercream
 

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.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2759

Fri, Mar. 4, 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.

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. Ages 16 and up.

7 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2715

Sat, Mar. 5, 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.  

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

Fresh Pasta Dough, Whole Grain Pasta, Pesto, Housemade Ricotta, Fettucini, Tortellini, Brown Butter 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.

8 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2812

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Chocolate Making: 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.


 EACH CLASS IS 4 HOURS

 

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. Ages 16 and up.

5 openings available

$450.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2787

Sat, Mar. 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Neapolitan Pizza
 

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.

Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

0 openings available

$190.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2834

Sun, Mar. 6, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

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.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2885

Mon, Mar. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Proteins & Pan Sauces
 

Bring on the one-pot meals; Chef Gill Boyd will take you through his trade secrets into a world of perfectly cooked proteins and their velvety sauces. This is a great technique class for anyone who wants to up their dinner game.

Salmon and Beurre blanc

Chicken Breasts with Marsala sauce

Beef Sirloin with Burgundy 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 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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2823

Tue, Mar. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Baking 101: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
 

Are you looking for the perfect, never-fail, please-bring-those-to-the-party cookies and bars? Our favorite recipes will become yours as we mix, scoop, bake and expertly cut your bake sale bests.

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Caramel Shortbread Brownies, Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies, Homemade Toffee & Almond Roca


 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.

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2865

Tue, Mar. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Pizza in Naples
 

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

 

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.

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2736

Wed, Mar. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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; Blueberry Jam; Bread and Butter 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. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2777

Thu, Mar. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Knife Skills 101
 

This 3-hour class will focus on the uses and techniques of working with specific knives.  You’ll discover the correct uses of a boning knife, chef’s knife, paring knife and slicer while breaking down the tool’s anatomy.  

Watch, learn and practice your new found skills by putting together a delicious dinner menu!

 

Potato, Leek and Root Vegetable Soup, Winter Citrus, Avocado and Radish Salad, Chicken Braised in Tomato & Saffron
 

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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2881

Thu, Mar. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

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.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2798

Fri, Mar. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2861

Fri, Mar. 11, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2738

Fri, Mar. 11, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Donuts 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.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and Up.

1 opening available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2836

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Eggs Benedict 101
 

Join Chef John Pitblado for a walk down Brunch lane! You'll learn to perfect the poached egg, the fried heuvo and soft and pillowy English muffins. 

Housemade English Muffins, Classic Eggs Benedict, Zucchini Fritter Benedict, Green Shakshouka, Crabcake Benedict,

Roasted Citrus and Fennel Salad, Blueberry Orange Blossom Jam

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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


14 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2751

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 @ 1:30 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. 
 

Menu

Soba chips with sea salt

Hand made fresh soba noodles  

Farmers Market Soba Salad

Hot soba with chicken, shitake mushrooms, scallions, ginger, citrus rind

Quick koji turnip and apricot pickles, with konbu seaweed and lemon

Seasonal fruit agar jelly with Okinawa brown sugar  syrup  


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

 

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.

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2752

Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Japanese Seafood Supper with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a traditional Japanese take on preparing seafood and building a Japanese pantry. As with all of our classes, you are welcome to bring in wine - our neighbors at Venokado are happy to pair Sake with this menu for you.
 

Menu

Warm Egg Custard, Chawanmushi with Shrimp, Shitake Mushrooms and Herbs
Hearty Cod Donabe with Winter Vegetables, Ponzu Sauce
Porridge
Koji Pickles
Seasonal fruit with Agar Jelly

Traditional Miso Soup


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

 

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.

13 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2721

Sun, Mar. 13, 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 intense 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. Ages 16 and up.

1 opening available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2814

Sun, Mar. 13, 2016 @ 5:00 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! Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2826

Mon, Mar. 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Babkas, Rolls and Star-Shaped Breads
 

Take your sweet loaves a step further with simple to make, stunning to serve decorating breads (did we mentioned DELICIOUS)?! You'll make three breads in unique shapes, learn to braid and cut and create your own custom flavors.

Chocolate Babka; Star-shaped Nutella Brioche, Classic Cinnamon Morning Buns

 

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 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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2837

Mon, Mar. 14, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Chocolate 101: Tasting, Tempering, Rochers and Chocolate Confections
 

You will learn a brief history of chocolate as well as get a better understanding of the “bean to bar” process (chocolate tasting will be a requirement for this portion of class)! You will learn the basics of tempering and make some basic chocolates. This class will prepare you making delicious chocolates with Ruth in her series or just get you started with making chocolate at home.

Includes tempering basics and some chocolate dipping, as well as homemade marshmallows!

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.

12 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2840

Tue, Mar. 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Caramels and Truffles
 

Are you obsessed with caramel? Join us as we master the basics of makingcaramels, from killer sauce to the now ubiquitous fleur de sel variety.  You will also learn how to infuse your caramels with different flavors and add in some creative ingredients.

Apple Cider Caramels, Fleur de Sel Caramels, Classic Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Custom Truffles

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2729

Wed, Mar. 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.

Focaccia, Pizza Dough, Gougeres (savory cheese puffs), Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

 

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2875

Wed, Mar. 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Quiches and Savory Tarts
 

Infuse your home with the savory smells of freshly baked tarts using the season's best produce.  We'll be using farmers' market fresh ingredients to bring the taste of fall in these classic dishes that work for any meal.

Pate Brisee (Savory Crust)

Caramelized Tomato Tart

Quiche Lorraine

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
2882

Wed, Mar. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

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.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2862

Thu, Mar. 17, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2835

Thu, Mar. 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

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.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2724

Fri, Mar. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Fresh Pasta and Spring Sauces
 

Mangia! It's time to celebrate Spring; we’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure. You'll love the savory flavors paired with your favorite store-bought dried pasta, and try your hand at making it from scratch while mastering sauces for fresh and dried pastas.

Fresh Fettucine, Spring Pea Ragu, Caramelle with Brown Butter and Meyer Lemon

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
2854

Fri, Mar. 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Spring Pies
 

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust; Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pies; Classic 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.  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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2785

Fri, Mar. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Dinner with Julia
 

Looking for a fun date with your sweetie? Come enjoy a couples night class with us. You will learn to make a three course meal and then down to enjoy the fruits of your labor(and a little wine) at the end of the night!

Mixed Green Salad with Classic Vinaigrette
French Onion Soup
Sole Meuniere
Flourless Chocolate Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price 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.

5 openings available

$190.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2786

Sat, Mar. 19, 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.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

 

7 openings available

$190.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2748

Sat, Mar. 19, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Private Event
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

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.

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2718

Sun, Mar. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Cheesemaking 101: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Burrata, Chevre
 

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).

 

Kefir; 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.  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.

0 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2725

Sun, Mar. 20, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Beefing up Dinner: 5 One-pot Dishes
 

It's time to get some new savory dishes under your belt and learn to make dinner for every night of the week with just minutes of prep and a few kitchen staples to jazz up your pantry.

MENU
Braised Short Ribs, Grilled Skirt Steak,  Steak Salad, Tacos and Handmade Tortillas,

Three-Bean Chili, Creamy Polenta, Rosemary Anchovy Rub, Caramelized Onions & Roasted Garlic

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

3 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2781

Mon, Mar. 21, 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.  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

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2887

Mon, Mar. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Baked, Not Fried
 

Curious to know how to get that perfect, crisp French Fry or Chicken without the fryer? Chef and caterer Gill Boyd will teach you simple techniques to get juicy proteins and sides right out of the oven.

Cornmeal Catfish
Breaded Chicken legs
Spicy Potato wedges
Corn bread
Seasonal Slaw
Remoulade 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 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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2883

Tue, Mar. 22, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

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.

$100.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2824

Thu, Mar. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Light as Air Chiffon Cakes
 
Are you searching for the perfect cake to layer and roll? A cake that's soft and light and not too sweet? Join us as we stack and roll with lovely Chiffon cake batters.
 
 Alice Medrich's Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake, Chocolate Chiffon Roll-up Cake with Sinful Milk Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Glaze,
Pistachio-Lemon Chiffon Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd and Toasted Meringue

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 close-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
2799

Thu, Mar. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gastropub with John Pitblado
 

Pull up a stool and hang out at the bar- you're going to learn how to make the best bar food this side of NYC.

Beef Cheek Poutine; Grilled Raddicchio Salad; Mushroom Polenta Chowder; Tin Roof Sundaes

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2802

Fri, Mar. 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Lunch at the Bistro
 

Break away from your office for the morning and learn to make these classics with Chef John Pitblado. 

Nicoise Market Salad with Poached Salmon, Haystack Fries, Gougeres,

Saffron and Tomato Chicken Soup, Profiteroles with Housemade Ice Cream

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2868

Fri, Mar. 25, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Meals in Minutes from the Farmers Market: Vegetarian Dinners
 

Pack a protein punch with these great techniques that will carry you from season to season.

MENU
Roasted Cauliflower with Fried Capers, Roasted Eggplant with Herbed Labneh, Roasted Chickpea Salad,

Stuffed Onions, White Bean Soup, Sweet Potato Salad, Roasted Berry Shortcakes

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2716

Sat, Mar. 26, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: The Ice Cream Parlor from Scratch
 

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.  

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

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Base, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Salted Caramel, Homemade Waffle Cones

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.

12 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2809

Sat, Mar. 26, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Beef Wellington 101
 

Chef Gill will walk you through the four elements of a classic Beef Wellington, from crust, to crepes, duxelles to rolling with prosciutto. You'll round out the menu with a classic roasted beet salad and sinful butterscotch pumpkin custards.

Classic Crepes, Mushroom Duxelles, Wellington with Prosciutto, Roasted Beet Salad, Pumkin Pot de Creme

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.

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2788

Sat, Mar. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Indian Vegetarian
 

Book with your BFF or sweetie and join Un-Curry's Chef Kaumudi Marathe for three hours of introduction to the basics of Indian Cuisine, from spices to classic techniques. 

Grandma's Romaine Salad with Lime, Peanut (or cashew) & Coconut Dressing
Seasonal Greens Stir Fry with Mustard Seed & Turmeric
Basmati Pilaf with Fresh Peas & Bay Leaf
Mung Lentils with Garlic & Red Chilies
Indian Rice Pudding with Cardamom & Almonds

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

** Price is per couple **

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

Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef Kaumudi Marathe

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2821

Mon, Mar. 28, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Fresh Pasta and Spring Sauces
 

Mangia! It's time to celebrate Spring; we’ve paired up our favorite pasta recipes and lined up our saucepans for an Italian culinary adventure. You'll love the savory flavors paired with your favorite store-bought dried pasta, and try your hand at making it from scratch while mastering sauces for fresh and dried pastas.

Fresh Fettucine, Spring Pea Ragu, Caramelle with Brown Butter and Meyer Lemon

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
2778

Mon, Mar. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Mastering 5 Sauces: from Bisque to Bechamel
 
Make the classic French mother sauces and learn how to use them both by themselves and as "daughter" sauces. We'll turn them into scrumptious everyday dishes.
 
Hollandaise with Oven-Roasted Asparagus; Bechamel used to make Classic Macaroni & Cheese;
Veloute with Herb Roasted Chicken;
Tomato Sauce used to make Tomato - Basil Bisque

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2806

Wed, Mar. 30, 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, Lamb Shanks with Roasted Vegetables, Parsnip Puree, Roasted Pears and Mascarpone

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.

15 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2855

Thu, Mar. 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
French Tarts
 

Tarts are the best way to feature the summer’s bounty.  Eaten warm or chilled, these sweet, hand-held gems are sure to please. We're so excited about the new arrivals from the farmer's markets and all the sweet possibilites...

Vanilla Bean Tart Crust * Chocolate Tart Crust * Vanilla Pastry Cream * Fresh Berries and Apricot Glaze * Honey Almond Tarts

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 close-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
2888

Thu, Mar. 31, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Shellfish 101
 

Shell out for this class- you'll come away a lifetimes of great recipes and professional tips from Chef Gill Boyd.

 Oysters Rockefeller
Fried Shrimp
Steamed Mussels
Sauteed Asparagus
Seared Bread with Garlic Thyme Rub
Lemon Posset

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 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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2867

Fri, Apr. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Bagels, Pretzesls, Dips & Schmears
 

Let's be honest, we all need a good bagel sometimes! You will make, shape, boil and bake bagels from scratch and then top with homemade cream cheese. Top these with luscious seasonal fruit perserves. You'll also learn to mix, knead, twist, dunk and bake the best pretzels you've ever had.

Classic Bagels; Cinnamon Raisin Bagels; Everything Bagels; Soft Pretzels; Homemade Cream Cheese, Caramel Dipping Sauce; Seasonal Jam

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 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.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2877

Fri, Apr. 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Italian Desserts
 

Join us as the explore the sweeter side of Italian cuisine. You'll learn to make your own Cannoli shells, cheese and ganache and layer a perfect Tiramisu with homemade Ladyfingers.

Housemade Ladyfingers, Tiramisu, Cannolis, Profiteroles

 

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2804

Fri, Apr. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Argentine Steakhouse
 

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

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


THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.
Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

3 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2789

Sat, Apr. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Easy Gluten (and Grain) Free Desserts
 
Join Chef Donna Barrow as you navigate baking without wheat with ease! You'll explore the science behind baking with healthful alternative flours.

 Gluten Free Pie Crust, Apple Pie, Carrot Cake Cupcakes, Blondies

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.

15 openings available

$85.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2793

Sat, Apr. 2, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Paella!
 

Join Chef Jessica Hilton to learn the secrets of perfect Paella dishes, from pleasing a large crowd to uncovering the flavors of Andalucia.

Traditional Andalusian Gazpacho
Chicken, Chorizo, and Shrimp Paella
Churros with Dark Chocolate Dipping Sauce

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2808

Sat, Apr. 2, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Seafood Skills
 
Join Chef Gill for an evening of unlocking the secrets of cooking with seafood!  This broad menu will cover shellfish, marinating, frying and finish with a rich and creamy lemon posset.
 

Poached Shrimp with Lime Ginger Sauce

Sauteed Trout Filet with Dill and Parsley

Roast Salmon with Lemon Butter, New Potatoes and Chard

Creamy Lemon Possett

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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2869

Mon, Apr. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Flatbreads: Tortillas, Naan, Pita and Pizza
 
Join the bread revolution as we learn to make the simplest of breads, without pans or special equipment! You'll make the best corn tortillas, Naan bread and thin, crisp flatbread pizzas. While our bread dough rises, we'll make toppings and dippings galore.

Fresh Corn Tortillas, Naan Bread, Pita Bread, Housemade Hummus, Labneh, Roasted Vegetable Toppings, Infused Oils

 

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.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2870

Mon, Apr. 4, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
I Won The Bake Sale
 
It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

Caramel Shortbread Brownies, Chocolate-glaze Filled Laceys, Whole Grain Chocolate Chunk Cookies (also known as the best cookie on the planet),

Eat-like-a-meal Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Homemade Almond Roca

 

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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2849

Tue, Apr. 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2794

Thu, Apr. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Cooking with Herbs: Ravioli, Roasted Chicken and Herbed Salads
 
Join Chef Jessica Hilton to learn how to pick, buy, grow and season with the freshest herbs. You'll learn how to dry your own herbs, create custom blends and know when to cook with which herbs, which are best for seasoning and finishing and how to store them for best results.
 
Corn Ravioli with Marjoram Cream Sauce, Herb Roasted Chicken with Salsa Verde, Fresh Herb Salad

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2822

Fri, Apr. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Canning 101: 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; Blueberry Jam; Bread and Butter 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. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2863

Sat, Apr. 9, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2805

Sat, Apr. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: A Cuban Affair
 

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.
Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2783

Sun, Apr. 10, 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.  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

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2856

Mon, Apr. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
French Tarts
 

Tarts are the best way to feature the summer’s bounty.  Eaten warm or chilled, these sweet, hand-held gems are sure to please. We're so excited about the new arrivals from the farmer's markets and all the sweet possibilites...

Vanilla Bean Tart Crust * Chocolate Tart Crust * Vanilla Pastry Cream * Fresh Berries and Apricot Glaze * Honey Almond Tarts

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 close-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
2873

Mon, Apr. 11, 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 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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2847

Wed, Apr. 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters
 

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

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.  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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2800

Thu, Apr. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Appetizers from the Gastropub
 

Learn to make the best finger foods in the bar! You'll roast, fry, sautee and blend a menu of appetizers to make your favorite barkeeper blush.

Lamb Meatballs with Green Papaya Slaw, Pan-roasted Crispy Chickpeas, Cauliflower Poppers, Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips

Coffee Roasted Beets, Stout Floats with Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Chocolate Magic

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

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2866

Fri, Apr. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Pizza in Naples
 

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

 

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

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2884

Sat, Apr. 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
The BBQ Class: Smoking, Basting and Custom Rubs
 

Let's take it low and slow this weekend! Join Chef Gill Boyd as he takes you from marinatde to rubs and smoking to indoor grilling. Custom spice rub will be made for all the meats- so be sure to bring containers withyou!

Menu TBA

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2872

Sun, Apr. 17, 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.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2874

Sun, Apr. 17, 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!
 
Market Fish en Papillotte with Capers and Brown Butter; Cauliflower Gratin;
Housemade Hummus and Pita Bread; Cilantro-cumin Yogurt Dip; Pan-roasted Chickpea Salad;
Grilled Romain Salad with Seasonal Vegetables; Strawberry Rhubarb 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 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.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2801

Sat, Apr. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Couples Brunch: Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
Join Clemence for three hours of frying, baking and syruping as we uncover the secrets of brine, crispy waffles that are oh-so-tender on the inside and perfectly fried chicken.
 
Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Waffles
Thick-cut Bacon
Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Chess Pies

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.
Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

5 openings available

$170.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2838

Sat, Apr. 23, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Chocolate 101: Tasting, Tempering, Rochers and Chocolate Confections
 

You will learn a brief history of chocolate as well as get a better understanding of the “bean to bar” process (chocolate tasting will be a requirement for this portion of class)! You will learn the basics of tempering and make some basic chocolates. This class will prepare you making delicious chocolates with Ruth in her series or just get you started with making chocolate at home.

Includes tempering basics and some chocolate dipping, as well as homemade marshmallows!

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.

11 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2845

Sun, Apr. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Baking 101: Muffins, Scones and Quickbreads
 

Break out your whisks and bowls- we're going to cover techniques to make your breakfasts sing. This is a great intro to baking class- we will cover the science and chemistry of butter, baking soda and baking powder, how to make buttermilk and great techniques to make you a confident baker.


Classic Blueberry Muffins (with perfectly crunchy muffin tops), Currant Cream Scones, Flaky Biscuits, Quick Carrot Loaf Bread

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

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2886

Thu, Apr. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Proteins & Pan Sauces
 

Bring on the one-pot meals; Chef Gill Boyd will take you through his trade secrets into a world of perfectly cooked proteins and their velvety sauces. This is a great technique class for anyone who wants to up their dinner game.

Salmon and Beurre blanc

Chicken Breasts with Marsala sauce

Beef Sirloin with Burgundy 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 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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2811

Fri, Apr. 29, 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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2846

Sun, May. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Cakes and Cupcakes
 
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 Roasted Pistachios and Cream Cheese Buttercream, Lemon Chiffon Cake with Toasted Meringue,
Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting

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.  Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2850

Sun, May. 1, 2016 @ 2:30 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. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2803

Wed, May. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Lunch at the Bistro
 

Break away from your office for the morning and learn to make these classics with Chef John Pitblado. 

Nicoise Market Salad with Poached Salmon, Haystack Fries, Gougeres,

Saffron and Tomato Chicken Soup, Profiteroles with Housemade Ice Cream

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

15 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2841

Sat, May. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Caramels and Truffles
 

Are you obsessed with caramel? Join us as we master the basics of makingcaramels, from killer sauce to the now ubiquitous fleur de sel variety.  You will also learn how to infuse your caramels with different flavors and add in some creative ingredients.

Apple Cider Caramels, Fleur de Sel Caramels, Classic Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles, Custom Truffles

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please. Ages 16 and up.

12 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2871

Thu, May. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
I Won The Bake Sale
 
It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

Caramel Shortbread Brownies, Chocolate-glaze Filled Laceys, Whole Grain Chocolate Chunk Cookies (also known as the best cookie on the planet),

Eat-like-a-meal Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Homemade Almond Roca

 

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2864

Sat, May. 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next Team Building, Holiday Party or Birthday! Our 3-hour classes are perfect for you gathering of 5-30 people. All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee) and include everything from wine glasses to a choice of 10 menus. Email Claire@thegourmandiseschool.com for dates, details and options.

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2852

Sun, May. 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.

Focaccia, Pizza Dough, Gougeres (savory cheese puffs), Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2853

Sun, May. 15, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Spring Pies
 

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust; Mile-High Lemon Meringue 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.  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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2878

Mon, May. 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Italian Desserts
 

Join us as the explore the sweeter side of Italian cuisine. You'll learn to make your own Cannoli shells, cheese and ganache and layer a perfect Tiramisu with homemade Ladyfingers.

Housemade Ladyfingers, Tiramisu, Cannolis, Profiteroles

 

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2839

Sun, May. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Artisanal Chocolate Workshop: Dipped Confections, Bon Bons and Truffles
 

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

MENU
Milk Chocolate Butter Ganache Truffle, Perfect Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle, Fleur de Sel Caramels,

Chocolate Pecan Turtles, Rochers, Mendiants,

Handmade and dipped Marshmallows

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 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

$225.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2848

Sun, May. 29, 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.  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.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2851

Sun, May. 29, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
French Macarons: The Italian Method
 

Join us as we take a bite out of the myths of making these delicate Parisian cookies and master different shapes- from hearts to ovals! You will master the Italian method of making macarons with a hot sugar syrup and fill them with decadent ganaches.

Vanilla Bean Macarons; Chocolate Macarons, Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache, Mocha Ganache, Raspberry White Chocolate 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. Ages 16 and up.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2782

Mon, Jun. 13, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry Summer Intensive (Pro Pastry 1 & 2)
 

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


This 2 week intensive a condensed version of Pro Pastry Level 1 and Pro Pastry Level 2

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques and Cookies, Brownies and Bars
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.

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

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 Poundcake; Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Day 3: Egg-based Desserts
Learn how eggs coagulate, expand and thicken to create a variety of desserts and textures.

Creme Brulee, Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Chocolate Mousse, Cheese Souffle

Day 4: Pate a 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 5: Seasonal Fruit Desserts and Cheesecakes
You’ll learn proper techniques for mascerating, reducing and pureeing to make a quick Coulis and seasonal desserts. 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.

Cobblers, Upside Down Cake;Homemade Graham; Classic Cream Cheese Cheesecake.

Day 6: Tarts
Perfect the buttery crispness of a tender tart crust and pair it with a smooth, classic pastry cream and seasonal favorites.

Tart crust, Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream, Meyer Lemon Curd, Brunt Meringue, Fresh Berry Tarts.

Day 7: Pies
Tackle the flaky wonder of pies! You’ll make a variety of seasonal fruit pies.

Flaky Pie Crust, Crumble Topping, Seasonal Fruit Pies, Lattice and Pie Decorative Work.

Day 8: Petit Fours
Small bites make big impressions, and attention to finishing details are key.

Orange Blossom Madeleines, Classic Petit Fours with a Chocolate Mirrored Glaze, Lacey Tuile Cookies and Brown Butter Financiers.

Day 9: Cake Baking
Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes made in class will be reserved for decorating the following day.

Classic Yellow Cake, Devil’s Food, Genoise, Italian Buttercream.

Day 10: Cake Decorating
Learn the difference between High-Ratio and Sponge cakes. Cakes will be baked, cut, filled and frosted in class. Cutting even layers, masking cakes, piping, decorating.

THIS CLASS IS 5 HOURS A DAY

MEETS MONDAY-FRIDAY FOR 2 WEEKS

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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 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 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.

11 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2889

Mon, Jun. 27, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Rustic French Desserts
 

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.

Profiterole (cream puffs), Homemade French Custard Ice Cream, Chocolate Glaze, Chocolate Mousse, Seasonal Fruit Galette

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2890

Tue, Jun. 28, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Neapolitan Pizza
 

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

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

Thin-crust Pizza Dough, Classic Marinara Sauce, Homemade Ricotta, Pesto

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2891

Wed, Jun. 29, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Sticky Buns & Cinnamon
 

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.

Sticky Buns, Cinnamon Rolls, Cream Cheese Glaze

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2892

Thu, Jun. 30, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: The Taco Truck
 

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

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

Homemade Tortillas, Carne Asada, Grilled Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Churros

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2893

Fri, Jul. 1, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Bake Sale Bests
 

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

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

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies; Whole Wheat Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies, Homemade Oreos, Cocoa Brownies

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 close-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2815

Wed, Jul. 13, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
Croissants to Kouign Amann: Laminated Doughs: 3-Day Series
 

Learn the secrets of homemade Croissants, Brioche, Puff Pastry and Kouign Amann in this intensive, 3-day series. You will discover the secrets of butter and yeast, work by hand and with professional equipment (rolling pins and a laminating machine) and create an impressive array of patisseries using Straus butter and local flours.


Day 1: Preferments and Mother Doughs, Brioche, Sticky Buns


Day 2: Laminating, Puff Pastry, Chausson aux Pommes, Palmiers, Kouign Amann


Day 3: Croissants: Pain au Chocolat, Pain aux Raisins, Ham and Gruyere, Almond Croissant


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastrySummer10% at checkout to save 10%.

 

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS

 

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. Ages 16 and up.

8 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2816

Wed, Jul. 20, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
Bread Camp: Wild Yeast Breads, Jams and Cheesemaking
 

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

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


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

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

Preserves: Classic Strawberry, Nectarine and Lemon Verbena, Peach, Blueberry Orange Blossom

EACH CLASS IS 5 HOURS


Should you book all 4 of this summer's Series, please use code ProPastrySummer10% at checkout to save 10%.

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

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

Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and 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.


9 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

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.

16 openings available

$450.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2879

Sun, Sep. 11, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Pro Pastry 1: 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 MONDAY

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.

10 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place