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395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 329, Santa Monica CA 90401
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Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2915

Fri, May. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Classic Southern Breakfasts
 

It's time you learned how to cook as well as any Southern grandmother. These recipes will soon become family favorites.

Praline Monkey Bread
Homemade Sausage with Sausage Gravy
Classic Southern Biscuits
Sweet Potato Hash
Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2999

Fri, May. 6, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Sandwich Cookie Marathon
 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3029

Fri, May. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to Fresh Pasta & Sauces (V)
 

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2940

Sat, May. 7, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
Kids Cooking: Mother's Day Treats
 

Treat your sweet mama to breakfast in bed this year- and learn it all here! Let us give your child the gift of culinary confidence so you can sit back this Mothers' Day.

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

Mini Ricotta and Tomato Quiches
Berry Special Jam Cake
Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes

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.

0 openings available

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3132

Sat, May. 7, 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

1 opening available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3019

Sun, May. 8, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2955

Mon, May. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Decadent Chocolate Desserts
 

Do you really need a reason? Join us for three hours of sinful, simple and classic chocolate desserts made with the finest chocolates on the planet.

 
Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake with Chocolate Mirrored Glaze
Deep and Dark Cocoa Brownies
Molten Chocolate Cookies
Milk Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2972

Mon, May. 9, 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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2901

Tue, May. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Cooking 101: Kitchen Basics 4-Week Series
 
Learn to master your kitchen in just four weeks. You'll discover how easy and simple homemade meals can be. Chef Jess Hilton will walk you through your shopping, meal planning and classic techniques to turn you into a seasoned home cook.
 
Week 1: Knife Skills and Basic Sauces
Vegetable Stock, Roasted Vegetable Salad, Gazpacho, Vinaigrette, Aioli, Various Dressings, Pan Sauces.

Week 2: Summer's Vegetable Bounty
Fennel Salad, Vegetable Paella, Stuffed Tomatoes, Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce, Sweet Potato Galette.

Week 3: Whole Chicken 4 Ways
Roasted Chicken Breast, Braised Legs and Thighs two ways, One Pot Chicken and Root Vegetables, Classic Chicken Soup, Housemade Dressing, Summer Greens Salad.
 
Week 4: Meats and Legumes
Pork Tenderloin, Steak au Poivre, Lamb and White Beans, French Lentil Salad.
 

CLASS IS FROM 6:30PM - 9:30PM

EVERY TUESDAY FOR 4 WEEKS


While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to bring your own tupperware to bring food home from class.

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.

4 openings available

$450.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3113

Wed, May. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2961

Wed, May. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
The Business of Food
 

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

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


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you
Commercial kitchen design
Equipment
Cost of maintenance
Start-up costs
Renting commercial kitchens
Farmer's markets and festivals
Turning recipes into formulas
How to figure out food costs
Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients
Packaging and shipping
UPC codes and nutritional labels

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2991

Thu, May. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3146

Thu, May. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2943

Fri, May. 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Candymaking
 

Bring your sweettooth- we're going to teach you how to make artisanal candy at home without any crazy equipment. You'll cook, pour, cut and wrap a variety of handmade confections.

Honeycomb

Nougat

English Toffee

Almond Roca

Fleur de Sel Caramels

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2920

Fri, May. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Sushi 101
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2930

Sat, May. 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Sticky Buns and Cinnamon Rolls
 

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

Basic Yeast Dough

Sticky Buns with Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Buns with Vanilla Bean and Cream Cheese Glaze

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3114

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

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2852

Sun, May. 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch (V)
 
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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$95.00

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

7 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3015

Sun, May. 15, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
The Business of Food
 

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

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


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you
Commercial kitchen design
Equipment
Cost of maintenance
Start-up costs
Renting commercial kitchens
Farmer's markets and festivals
Turning recipes into formulas
How to figure out food costs
Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients
Packaging and shipping
UPC codes and nutritional labels

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2864

Sun, May. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Chef May Hennemann

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2996

Mon, May. 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Modern Cake Decorating
 

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3090

Mon, May. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Beef
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3128

Tue, May. 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
1-Hour Lunch Class: Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!
 

It's Tuesday! Come down for lunch (check out the menu) and take a quick, one-hour hands-on class. You'll learn some chocolate science, make mounds of Almond Rochers and Chocolate Lollipops.

Intro to Tempering Chocolate (demo)
Custom Lollipops
Rochers

Lunch: Seasonal Greens, Pasta Salad

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2962

Wed, May. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Farmers Market Meals: Vegetarian Mediterranean (V)
 

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

Fresh Hummus and Homemade Pita Bread
Roasted Cauliflower with Fried Capers
Roasted Eggplant with Herbed Labneh
Stuffed Tomatoes
Olive Oil Cake
Garlic Confit

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2914

Wed, May. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Dinner in Charleston: The Best of Southern Cooking
 

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

Crispy Pork Belly
Hoppin' John Black Eyed Peas and Carolina Gold Rice with Homemade Butter
Fried Green Tomatoes
Boiled Peanuts
Blackberry Dumplings with Meyer Lemon Glaze

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3115

Thu, May. 19, 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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2988

Thu, May. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Classic Indian Cuisine (V)
 

Get inspired! The bounty of the farmers markets are the perfect match for Chef Kaumudi Marathe's classic techniques from her homeland. You'll learn to work with a variety of spices and flavors from the far corners of India using the best of what's in season now.

Butternut Squash-Curry Leaf Crema on Crostini
Roast Potatoes with Ghee & Cumin
Haricots Verts with Bengali Five-Spice
Basmati Pilaf with Paneer & Sweet Potato
Dessert: Semolina-Yogurt Cake with Cardamom Whipped Cream

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Kaumudi Marathe

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3143

Fri, May. 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
It's our 5 Year Anniversary! Free Demo: Summer Pies
 

Gourmandise is FIVE years old and to celebrate our birthday the EXPO line opens today! Join us for three delicious demonstrations and tastings throughout the day and evening.

BRING YOUR METRO TICKET AND SAVE 20% ON ANY ONE CLASS OR COOKWARE PURCHASE IN STORE TODAY ONLY.

Noon-1pm: Summer Pies. Learn the secrets to flaky pie crust and sweet fillings
2:30-3:30pm: The Perfect Cookie. We're making Classic Chocolate Chunk and our Famous Whole Grain Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies
5:30-7:30pm: Raised Doughnuts. from Dough to Glazes. You'll make custom doughnuts with our raised dough and loads of sprinkles.

THESE ARE DEMONSTRATION CLASSES ONLY. ALL AGES WELCOME!

Thank you for registering!  Our 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.

Classes are BYOB.

32 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3144

Fri, May. 20, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
It's our 5 Year Anniversary! Free Demo: The Perfect Cookie
 

Gourmandise is FIVE years old and to celebrate our birthday the EXPO line opens today! Join us for three delicious demonstrations and tastings throughout the day and evening.

BRING YOUR METRO TICKET AND SAVE 20% ON ANY ONE CLASS OR COOKWARE PURCHASE IN STORE TODAY ONLY.

Noon-1pm: Summer Pies. Learn the secrets to flaky pie crust and sweet fillings
2:30-3:30pm: The Perfect Cookie. We're making Classic Chocolate Chunk and our Famous Whole Grain Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies
5:30-7:30pm: Raised Doughnuts. from Dough to Glazes. You'll make custom doughnuts with our raised dough and loads of sprinkles.

THESE ARE DEMONSTRATION CLASSES ONLY. ALL AGES WELCOME!

Thank you for registering!  Our 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.

Classes are BYOB.

33 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3145

Fri, May. 20, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
It's our 5 Year Anniversary! Free Demo: Raised Donuts & Glazes
 

Gourmandise is FIVE years old and to celebrate our birthday the EXPO line opens today! Join us for three delicious demonstrations and tastings throughout the day and evening.

BRING YOUR METRO TICKET AND SAVE 20% ON ANY ONE CLASS OR COOKWARE PURCHASE IN STORE TODAY ONLY.

Noon-1pm: Summer Pies. Learn the secrets to flaky pie crust and sweet fillings
2:30-3:30pm: The Perfect Cookie. We're making Classic Chocolate Chunk and our Famous Whole Grain Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies
5:30-7:30pm: Raised Doughnuts. from Dough to Glazes. You'll make custom doughnuts with our raised dough and loads of sprinkles.

THESE ARE DEMONSTRATION CLASSES ONLY. ALL AGES WELCOME!

Thank you for registering!  Our 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.

Classes are BYOB.

29 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2931

Sat, May. 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Pie Workshop
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2905

Sat, May. 21, 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.  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.

 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

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.

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

5 openings available

$225.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2899

Sun, May. 22, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Modern Mexican Cuisine
 
Create vibrant dishes full of flavor and seasonal ingredients while uncovering the secrets of regional Mexican cuisines. Chef Carol Cotner Thompson will share her best-known culinary discoveries from her cooking adventures to our southern neighbor. These familiar dishes will be infused with modern twists in this dynamic menu.
 
Smokey polenta with Goat Cheese Roasted Poblano Chili and Soft Cooked Egg
Jicama, Melon Salad with Lime and Mint
Chicken Ting, Duck Fat Tortillas, Pickled Cabbage, Cilantro Almond Sauce
Fresh Strawberry Tres Leche Cups

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2956

Mon, May. 23, 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.

Butternut Squash Risotto
Roasted Cauliflower with Fried Capers
Roasted Eggplant with Herbed Labneh
Stuffed Onions
Celery Root Mash
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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

 

 

8 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2933

Mon, May. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Secrets of Szechuan Cuisine
 

Forget takeout- you're going to learn to create classic Chinese Szechuan dishes from home with easy-to-source ingredients. Chef May will weave stories and lore from each dish while you pick up valuable knife skills.

Ma Po Tofu
Dry Fried Long Beans
Dan Dan Noodles

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

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3121

Tue, May. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Religeuses
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3026

Wed, May. 25, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
Follow That Chef with Mixologist Matt Biancaniello
 

Have you ever wondered what all those chefs are going to make with all that fresh produce they buy at the Farmers Market?  Here's another chance to follow a chef through the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market, meet the vendors and walk back to the kitchen and learn how they put all of the ingredients together.  The Follow That Chef classes are are free of charge and require RSVP.


Join local favorite Matt Biancaniello for a look into his famous mixed drinks! You will browse the farmers market for inspiration and walk back to Gourmandise to see Matt whip up fantastic drinks with the seasonal ingredients.

Menu based on seasonal availability of fruits. Book purchase and signing to follow the demonstration.

Meet Matt and our staff at 3rd st. and Arizona, in front of Stefano’s Pizza in the middle of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market at 9am sharp.  This walk will then move on to The Gourmandise School on the third floor of Santa Monica Place for a demo and tasting.

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

Ages 21 and up.

27 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2923

Wed, May. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Chinese Dumplings
 

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

Steamed Pork Buns
Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai
Chicken and Chive Potstickers
Steamed Buns with Red Bean Paste
Stir fried Bok Choy

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.

7 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2973

Thu, May. 26, 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

Risotto

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.

9 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2907

Fri, May. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Southern Fried Chicken Picnic Lunch
 

Who doesn’t love Fried Chicken? With a crispy, crunchy outside and juicy inside enjoy this American favorite you make yourself with Chef John Pitblado. The Hollywood Bowl and Summer Concerts on the Pier are right around the corner; you'll create a full picnic basket-worthy meal with a lifetimes of favorite recipes.

 Fried Chicken
Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce
Southern Biscuits
Bacon Potato Salad
Classic Banana Pudding 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

12 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3000

Fri, May. 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Old School Favorites: Twinkies to Ho-Hos!
 

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3033

Fri, May. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Tapas
 
Take the night off from cooking and join us for a class filled with small bites, salads and delicate, custardy churros dipped in a warm chocolate sauce.

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

**Please note price is per couple

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

*Price is per couple*

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

2 openings available

$190.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3034

Sat, May. 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Brunch: Pancakes and Pork Belly
 

Who loves Brunch better than you do? We do! Join us as we make the classics even better with great do-ahead techniques and the best seasonal ingredients. Book this class with a friend- we'll have coffee and juice ready for you when you arrive.

Ricotta Pancakes with Cinnamon Apple Slaw

Pork Belly Hash

Perfectly Poached Eggs

Breakfast Potatoes and Braised Greens

Homemade Granola

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3040

Sat, May. 28, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Neapolitan Pizza (V)
 

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.  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
3116

Sat, May. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 65

0 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

0 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2957

Sun, May. 29, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$100.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3028

Mon, May. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Bake Sale 101: Cookies, Brownies & Bars
 
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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

11 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3022

Tue, May. 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
1-Hour Lunch Class: Perfect Spring Rolls
 

It's Tuesday! Come down for lunch (check out the menu) and take a quick, one-hour hands-on class. You'll learn to season and cook fish, eat lunch and bring the spoils you've made back to the office (should they be so lucky).

Thai Shrimp* Spring Rolls
Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

*Fish option is based on seasonal and sustainable availability

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

8 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3085

Wed, Jun. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Simple Sauces
 


The focus of this class is simple full flavor sauces, to delight your everyday palette. You will learn the secrets of a perfect pan sauce, as well as a variety of make-ahead sauces to enhance poultry, meat, fish and vegetables dishes.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2978

Thu, Jun. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
One-pot Breakfast Bakes
 

Turn on the oven, grab the eggs and get ready to make the house smell like heaven! These fast and furious recipes make great brunches.

Brisket for Breakfast Polenta Bake
Shakshuka (Eggs cooked in a rich tomato sauce)
Custom Cookie Sheet Granola
Jam Crumb Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3147

Thu, Jun. 2, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2929

Thu, Jun. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Dinner in Tokyo: Izakaya
 

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2903

Fri, Jun. 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3037

Fri, Jun. 3, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
French Macarons
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2900

Fri, Jun. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Dinner in Spain: Bold Flavors of Catalonia
 

Not only is Barcelona one of the most visited cities in Europe, it is in the celebrated food region of Catalonia. Chef Carol Cotner Thompson travels once a year to teach at a culinary retreat in Spain. In this regional class, Carol shares some of her favorites.

Black Squid Rice
Pork Brochette with Picada Sauce
Grilled Vegetables with Romesco Sauce
Crema Catalana

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2910

Sat, Jun. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Couples Brunch: The Diner Classics
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* Price is per couple *

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

4 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3148

Sat, Jun. 4, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3138

Sat, Jun. 4, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

0 openings available

$0.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3134

Sun, Jun. 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Santa Monica Coast Event- free Granola and Energy Bar Demo
 

It's time to coast! Join the entire city of Santa Monica for an walkable Downtown Santa Monica day. We will be offering demonstrations and tastings from 10am-3pm. No need to register- just stop on by!

DIY Custom Granola
Homemade Energy Bars

THIS IS A ONE HOUR DEMO

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3135

Sun, Jun. 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Santa Monica Coast Event- free Ice Cream Demonstration!
 

It's time to coast! Join the entire city of Santa Monica for an walkable Downtown Santa Monica day. We will be offering demonstrations and tastings from 10am-3pm. No need to register- just stop on by!

Homemade Ice Cream
Caramel Sauce
Handmade Marshmallows!

THIS IS A ONE HOUR DEMO

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3136

Sun, Jun. 5, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Santa Monica Coast Event- free SuperFood Smoothies Demo
 

It's time to coast! Join the entire city of Santa Monica for an walkable Downtown Santa Monica day. We will be offering demonstrations and tastings from 10am-3pm. No need to register- just stop on by!

Fresh Berry Smoothies
Stone Fruit Sangrias (virgin)

THIS IS A ONE HOUR DEMO

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3023

Mon, Jun. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Fresh Pasta Making (V)
 

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3117

Tue, Jun. 7, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 65

0 openings available

$0.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2989

Wed, Jun. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Indian Cuisine from the Farmers Market
 

Get inspired! The bounty of the farmers markets are the perfect match for Chef Kaumudi Marathe's classic techniques from her homeland. You'll learn to work with a variety of spices and flavors from the far corners of India using the best of what's in season now.

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 OR Cumin-Scented Chicken
Dessert: Indian Rice Pudding with Cardamom & Almonds

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Kaumudi Marathe

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2992

Wed, Jun. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Havana Nights: Cuban Dinner
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3118

Thu, Jun. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 65

0 openings available

$0.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3140

Fri, Jun. 10, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Free Demo: Quick Strawberry Preserves
 

Happy Friday! Join us for a quick, one-hour demo on the basics of preserving. We will be making and sampling our classic Strawberry Preserves

Classic Strawberry Preserves served with Housemade Sourdough Bread

THIS IS A 1 HOUR DEMO

Thank you for registering!  Our 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.

32 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3031

Fri, Jun. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Dinner with Julia Child
 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

4 openings available

$190.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2934

Sat, Jun. 11, 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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3104

Sat, Jun. 11, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Kids Cooking: How to Brunch
 

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

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

 
Perfect Blueberry Pancakes with Syrup
Classic Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze
Scones
Homemade Granola


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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3119

Sat, Jun. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

Book us for your next special event:  team building; holiday parties or birthdays.  Our 3-hour classes are perfect for your gathering of 5-30 people, and include a private chef and all the food as you select from one of our menus, or customize your own.  All private events are BYOB (no corkage fee).  For more information, email Claire@TheGourmandiseSchool.com for availability, details and options, or call the school at (310) 65

0 openings available

$0.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2926

Sun, Jun. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2959

Sun, Jun. 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
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).

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2975

Sun, Jun. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Whole Grain Baking: Quick Breads from Scratch
 

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

Whole Grain Dinner Rolls: The Softest Ever!

Whole Grain Clover Buns with Raspberry Glaze

Double Chocolate Whole Grain Banana Bread

Whole Grain Carrot Cake

Cornmeal Blueberry Muffins

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

14 openings available

$85.00

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.

8 openings available

$1650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3032

Mon, Jun. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Knife Skills
 

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!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3036

Wed, Jun. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2911

Thu, Jun. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
Join Chef John Pitblado 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 IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3016

Fri, Jun. 17, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
The Business of Food
 

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

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


Cottage Food Industry Act:  The new rules, and what it means for you
Commercial kitchen design
Equipment
Cost of maintenance
Start-up costs
Renting commercial kitchens
Farmer's markets and festivals
Turning recipes into formulas
How to figure out food costs
Finding wholesalers to purchase your ingredients
Packaging and shipping
UPC codes and nutritional labels

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2993

Sat, Jun. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Brunch in New Orleans
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2936

Sat, Jun. 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch
 
You can make homemade bread with very little work (and very savory rewards) with a few basic techniques. This entry-level bread baking class will cover the science of yeast, mastery of different wheats and flours- and a session on milling your very own.

Focaccia

Pizza Doug

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3126

Sun, Jun. 19, 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.

Elegant Mendiants
Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark
Crispy Rice Rochers
Chocolate Dipped Seasonal Fruits

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3094

Mon, Jun. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Fish
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2949

Thu, Jun. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to Sous Vide with Stefano DeLorenzo
 

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3042

Fri, Jun. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Neapolitan Pizza (V)
 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3120

Sat, Jun. 25, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Pizza and Calzones (V)
 

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.
 
 
 Pizza Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Marinara 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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2942

Sat, Jun. 25, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Chocolate Workshop: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans, Prepare Ganaches


Day 2: Enrobe Ganaches, Temper Custom Bars


THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$450.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2937

Sun, Jun. 26, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Simple, Sinful Breakfast Pastries
 

Wake up!  It's time for a breakfast treat!  Join us for three hours of deliciously easy recipes that will have your family and friends clamoring for more.  These recipes require less than 10 minutes of prep time and use ingredients you're likely to already have.  Bring a container or two with you- you'll be bringing home breakfast for the next few days!

Jam Crumble Cake
Custom Granola
Caramel Banana Bread
Cider-glazed Apple Fritters
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
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.

Profiteroles (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 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.

5 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 (V)
 

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 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.

10 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.

4 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3087

Wed, Jun. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Chicken
 

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

Zaatar Chicken breast with mint, cucumber, and tomato salad
Lemon grass chicken paillard with ginger kale slaw
Braised chicken thighs with mushrooms and shallots
Buttermilk fried crispy chicken legs

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

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 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.

6 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2971

Thu, Jun. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Whole Grain Baking from the Farmers Market
 

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

Whole Grain Focaccia

Rye Chocolate Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Our Famous Whole Grain Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Homemade Graham Crackers

Cornmeal Thumprint Cookies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

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.

7 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3020

Fri, Jul. 1, 2016 @ 1:00 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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3079

Fri, Jul. 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

7 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2902

Tue, Jul. 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Cooking 101: The Vegetable Series
 
We love vegetables! Learn the proper techniques for working with a variety of vegetables. You will make main dishes, sides and sauces to accompany summer's bounty. This series is perfect for both vegetarians and meat lovers alike.

Week 1: Roots
Potatoes, Beets, Carrots, Radishes.

Week 2: Cruciferous
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Brussel Sprouts.

Week 3: Leafy Greens
Salad Greens, Baby Greens, Dark Leafy Greens.
 
Week 4: Summer's Best
Corn, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Green Beans, Peaches.

CLASS IS FROM 6:30PM - 9:30PM

EVERY TUESDAY FOR 4 WEEKS


While we provide all ingredients, please note that it is helpful for all students to bring your own tupperware to bring food home from class.

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

$450.00

Chef Jessica Hilton

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3141

Wed, Jul. 6, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Free Demo: Quick & Easy Salad Dressings
 

Happy Farmers Market Day! Come on down for a demonstration and tasting of various salad dressings and marinades in this quick, one-hour class.

Classic Vinaigrette
Tarragon Dressing
Green Goddess Dressing
Homemade Mayonnaise

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

32 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3108

Thu, Jul. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Canning Workshop: Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3004

Fri, Jul. 8, 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

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.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2924

Fri, Jul. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Chinese Dumplings
 

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

Steamed Pork Buns
Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai
Chicken and Chive Potstickers
Steamed Buns with Red Bean Paste
Stir fried Bok Choy

**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

3 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2916

Sat, Jul. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Classic Southern Brunch
 

It's time you learned how to cook as well as any Southern grandmother. These recipes will soon become family favorites.

Praline Monkey Bread
Homemade Sausage with Sausage Gravy
Classic Southern Biscuits
Sweet Potato Hash
Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3082

Sat, Jul. 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Soba Noodle Workshop with Sonoko Sakai
 
Join Sonoko Sakai of Common Grains for a traditional Japanese soba noodle making workshop. You will learn to make and shape these buckwheat noodles from scratch and make the sauces and hot broths using the essential ingredients in the Japanese pantry. You will learn how to use dried bonito flakes, konbu seaweed, dried shitake mushrooms, and koji fermented seasonings like miso. The soba noodles will be made with a blend of Japanese milled soba grade buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. 

Soba Chips with Sea Salt

Handmade Fresh Soba Noodles  

Farmers Market Soba Salad

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

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


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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3038

Sun, Jul. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
French Macarons
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2921

Sun, Jul. 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Sushi 101
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2951

Mon, Jul. 11, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Lunch in Provence
 

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

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

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

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

11 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3073

Mon, Jul. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Kitchen Basics Series: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 4 weeks; 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 openings available

$450.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2952

Tue, Jul. 12, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces
 

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

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

Fresh Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pesto
Homemade Ricotta
Fresh Tomato Sauce

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

10 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 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.

 

 

3 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3127

Wed, Jul. 13, 2016 @ 2:30 PM
2-Day Artisanal Chocolate and Confections Workshop
 

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.

Milk Chocolate Passionfruit Truffle
Espresso Truffle
Beer and Pretzel Caramels
Seasonal Pate de Fruits (Fruit Jellies)
Rocky Road Rochers
Handmade and dipped Marshmallows

EACH CLASS IS 3.5 HOURS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$225.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3080

Fri, Jul. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Neapolitan Pizza (V)
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

7 openings available

$190.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2935

Sat, Jul. 16, 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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3110

Sat, Jul. 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
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 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.

16 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2990

Sat, Jul. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Indian Bowls
 

Get inspired! The bounty of the farmers markets are the perfect match for Chef Kaumudi Marathe's classic techniques from her homeland. You'll learn to work with a variety of spices and flavors from the far corners of India using the best of what's in season now.

Basmati Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Onions, Peanuts (or other nuts) & Mustard Seed-Turmeric Seasoning
Refreshing Chilled Yellow Lentil Soup with Green Onions, Cumin, Cucumbers & Sour Cream
Chicken & Potatoes in Coconut Milk over Spiced Jasmine Rice, served with Carrot Slaw with Curry Leaf Dressing

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Kaumudi Marathe

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2977

Sun, Jul. 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3002

Sun, Jul. 17, 2016 @ 3:00 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 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
2953

Mon, Jul. 18, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: The Brunch Class
 

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 English Muffins
Breakfast Sausage
Baked Eggs
Lemon Meringue Cups

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
2954

Tue, Jul. 19, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Kids Cooking: Breakfast Pastries
 

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

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

Classic Blueberry Muffins
Scones
Jam Crumb Cake
Whole Grain Waffles with Roasted Strawberries

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.

13 openings available

$65.00

Guest Chef

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 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.


4 openings available

$650.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3091

Wed, Jul. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Beef
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$85.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2906

Thu, Jul. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Whiskey Club: Dinner
 

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

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Southern Style Flank Steak
Honey-glazed Carrots
Chocolate Souffles

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 



16 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2908

Sat, Jul. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Southern Fried Chicken Picnic Lunch
 

Who doesn’t love Fried Chicken? With a crispy, crunchy outside and juicy inside enjoy this American favorite you make yourself with Chef John Pitblado. The Hollywood Bowl and Summer Concerts on the Pier are right around the corner; you'll create a full picnic basket-worthy meal with a lifetimes of favorite recipes.

Fried Chicken
Hot Pepper Vinegar Sauce
Southern Biscuits
Bacon Potato Salad
Classic Banana Pudding 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3081

Sat, Jul. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Fried Chicken Dinner
 

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

 Fried chicken with hot pepper vinegar sauce

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Southern style cornbread with honey butter

Long cooked mixed greens with bacon

Classic Banana Pudding

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**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

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3006

Sun, Jul. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
DIY Bagels & Pretzels
 

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

Bagels: Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything
Pretzels: Classic Soft Pretzels, Salted
Homemade Cream Cheese
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 closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3005

Sun, Jul. 24, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Baking with Olive Oil
 
Let the fruity flavors of California Olive Oil shine in these rich and decadent desserts.  It's a delicious time!
 
Pumpkin Olive Oil Spiced Loaf
Chocolate Olive Oil Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue
Chocolate and Blood Orange Olive Oil Cookies
Whole Grain Chocolate Banana Bread
Olive Oil and Rice Flour Chiffon Cakes
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3018

Mon, Jul. 25, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
Chef Gino's Italian Culinary Adventure for Kids
 

Ciao Kids! Join our favorite Italian chef Gino Campagna for a 5-day adventure into Italian cuisine. You will learn to make your own pastas, breads, cheeses and sauces and recreate these dishes at home for your family.

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

Monday: Antipasti
Tuesday: Pasta!
Wednesday: Pizza & Calzones
Thursday: Italian Desserts
Friday: Three-course Italian Dinner
EACH CLASS IS 2.5 HOURS

Thank you for registering!  Our 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.

13 openings available

$325.00

Chef Gino Campagna

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2986

Tue, Jul. 26, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
PIE Camp with Evan Kleiman and Clemence Gossett
 

 Spend 4 days making, perfecting, eating, dreaming and baking pies. You'll master crusts, decorative borders, decadent fillings, pillowy meringues and savory bits for four straight days, one pie master after the other. This four-day series includes pie tins, farmers market-fresh ingredients and all the pie knowledge you can get your hands on (just in time to start training for the Pie Contest)!


These classes will be taught by Pie Master Evan Kleiman and pie lover Clemence Gossett.


Day 1: The Science of Pie: Intro to Crust-making and Classic Fruit Pies
Learn about using different fats, from Straus butter to lard, lattice work and crimping.

Classic Blueberry Pies, Cherry Pies and Strawberry Glazed Pies


Day 2: Custard and Chiffon Pies

This class centers on baking crusts blind and making a variety of custard pies with mile-high toppings.

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie, Chocolate Custard Pie, Chiffon Pies


Day 3: Whole Grain Pies: Spelt, Sonora, Cornmeal

Mill locally grown wheat to make a variety of flaky and out-of-this-world crusts.

Lemon Buttermilk Chess Pie on Cornmeal Crust, Peach Pie with Sonora Wheat Crust, Spelt Pocket Pies


Day 4: Savory Pies!

Master the savory pie with everything that's in season. You'll make custards, fillings and meats for a spectacular savory finish.

Vegetable Pot Pies, Meat Pies, Quiches


EACH CLASS IS 3.5 HOURS

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

Ages 16 and up.

6 openings available

$450.00

Chef Evan Kleiman

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2950

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2927

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

6 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2932

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3039

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3096

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

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.

9 openings available

$450.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3086

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


The focus of this class is simple full flavor sauces, to delight your everyday palette. You will learn the secrets of a perfect pan sauce, as well as a variety of make-ahead sauces to enhance poultry, meat, fish and vegetables dishes.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3142

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

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

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

31 openings available

$0.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3105

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* Price is per couple *

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3001

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3003

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3050

Mon, Aug. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Cheesemaking
 

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

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3124

Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 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.  Note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3125

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

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

Best Flaky All-Butter Crust
Peach Pie
Chocolate Mousse Pie

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2967

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3099

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

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

Fresh Pasta Dough
Classic Marinara
Homemade Ricotta
Seasonal Sauces

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3083

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

Soba Chips with Sea Salt

Handmade Fresh Soba Noodles  

Farmers Market Soba Salad

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

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


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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2998

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2997

Sun, Aug. 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Modern Cake Decorating
 

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3095

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2994

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3098

Sat, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Night: Chinese Dumplings
 

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

Steamed Pork Buns
Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai
Chicken and Chive Potstickers
Steamed Buns with Red Bean Paste
Stir fried Bok Choy

**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

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3129

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

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3109

Mon, Aug. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Canning Workshop: Jams, Preserves and Pickles
 

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3122

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

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.

Dinner will be served!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3100

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3107

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

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

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

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

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3106

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

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

Learn the science behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild yeast culture
Sourdough starter
Sprouted Wheat

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

12 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3123

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3065

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3052

Sat, Sep. 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Couples Brunch: Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
Join us for three hours of frying, baking and syruping as we uncover the secrets of brine, crispy waffles that are oh-so-tender on the inside and perfectly fried chicken. You won't need to worry about Roscoe's closing once you learn how easily you can treat yourself to fried chicken and waffles for breakfast (or lunch. or dinner) at home.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

* Priced per couple*

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

6 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3068

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

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3071

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

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

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

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

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3045

Wed, Sep. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Chicken
 

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


Zaatar Chicken breast with mint, cucumber, and tomato salad
Lemon grass chicken paillard with ginger kale slaw
Braised chicken thighs with mushrooms and shallots
Buttermilk fried crispy chicken legs

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3062

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

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

Rye Chocolate Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Our Famous Whole Grain Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Homemade Graham Crackers

Cornmeal Thumprint Cookies

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3053

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3051

Fri, Sep. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Intro to Cheesemaking
 

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

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3054

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

**Priced per couple**

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

Ages 21 and up.  Classes are BYOB

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3076

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3055

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

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

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


THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2879

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

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

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

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

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

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

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

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

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

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

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


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

8 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3092

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2969

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

Professional Pastry Program Level 2

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

 

CLASS MEETS FROM 9AM-1PM

EVERY MONDAY FOR 10 WEEKS
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

8 openings available

$1200.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3009

Tue, Sep. 13, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
Learn to Cook Series: A 10-Week Pro Course
 

 

Take your cooking to the next level with this ten-week comprehensive cooking series. This series is technique based and will have you cooking intuitively in no time. The chef instructor will provide a comprehensive lecture and demo, followed by a hands-on cooking class. Each student will work independently to maximize the learning experience.

 

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 10 WEEKS FROM 930am to 1pm

Day 1:Knife Skills: Salads and raw vegetables.

Day 2: Stocks to Soups

Day 3: Eggs, Dairy, Cheese tasting

Day 4: Classic and Contemporary Sauces

Day 5: Cooked Vegetables

Day 6: Pasta, Potatoes and Starches

Day 7: Grains and Legumes

Day 8: Poultry 101

Day 9: Meats: Beef, Lamb & Pork

Day 10:Fish & Shellfish

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

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

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

 

 

10 openings available

$1200.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3043

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

Professional Pastry Program Level 1

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY SUNDAY

For 10 WEEKS FROM 9AM-1PM

Day 1: Introduction to Basic Techniques

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

Day 2: Muffins, Quickbreads and Poundcakes

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

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

Day 3: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

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

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

Day 4: Egg-based Desserts

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

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

Day 5:Pâte à Choux

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

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

Day 6: Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Desserts

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

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

Day 7: Cheesecakes

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

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


Day 8:Tarts

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

Pate Sucre; Lemon Shortcrust: Seasonal Fillings

Day 9: Pies

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

All Butter Pie Dough: Seasonal Fillings


Day 10: Cake Baking:

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

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


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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

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3046

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

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

Classic Strawberry Jam

Peach Preserves

Dill Pickles

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR ClASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3056

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$125.00

Chef Stefano DeLorenzo

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3057

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3069

Sat, Sep. 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
How to Brunch: Pancakes and Pork Belly
 

Who loves Brunch better than you do? We do! Join us as we make the classics even better with great do-ahead techniques and the best seasonal ingredients. Book this class with a friend- we'll have coffee and juice ready for you when you arrive.

Ricotta Pancakes with Cinnamon Apple Slaw

Pork Belly Hash

Perfectly Poached Eggs

Breakfast Potatoes and Braised Greens

Homemade Granola

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3058

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

*Price is per couple*

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3084

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

Menu

Varieties based on seasonal availability


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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Sonoko Sakai

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3047

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

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.

Dinner will be served!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3063

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3061

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

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

 Fried chicken with hot pepper vinegar sauce

Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Southern style cornbread with honey butter

Long cooked mixed greens with bacon

Classic Banana Pudding 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3059

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

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3060

Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
The Whiskey Club: Cooking and Tasting
 

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

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Southern Style Flank Steak
Honey-glazed Carrots
Chocolate Souffles

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 



16 openings available

$125.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3066

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

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

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

Fresh Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pesto
Homemade Ricotta
Fresh Tomato Sauce

THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

16 openings available

$65.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
2944

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

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans, Prepare Ganaches


Day 2: Enrobe Ganaches, Temper Custom Bars


THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$450.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3072

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

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

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

Dessert: Roasted Peaches on Ricotta with Warm Honey Drizzle

THIS IS A 1 HOUR CLASS 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$45.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3067

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

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Espresso Macarons

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Mocha Ganache

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3064

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3101

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* Price is per couple *

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

7 openings available

$190.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3044

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

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

 THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

For 4 weeks; 6:30-9:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 openings available

$450.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3097

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3111

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

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

Learn the science behind:
Wild Yeast
Fermentation
Hydration and Extraction

Make:
Wild yeast culture
Sourdough starter
Sprouted Wheat

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

10 openings available

$225.00

Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3088

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Gourmandise Technique: Chicken
 

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


Zaatar Chicken breast with mint, cucumber, and tomato salad
Lemon grass chicken paillard with ginger kale slaw
Braised chicken thighs with mushrooms and shallots
Buttermilk fried crispy chicken legs

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3048

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

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.

Lunch will be served!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3093

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3102

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3089

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


The focus of this class is simple full flavor sauces, to delight your everyday palette. You will learn the secrets of a perfect pan sauce, as well as a variety of make-ahead sauces to enhance poultry, meat, fish and vegetables dishes.

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3049

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

Hone your skills in this most important cooking class. Great for novice and frequent cooks, this class focuses on proper handling of a knife, making clean cuts, feeling confident with various knives and how to care for them.

Dinner will be served!

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef Gill Boyd

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3130

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

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

Hunter's Stew

Cassoulet

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

15 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3103

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

 Perfectly Soft Sandwich Bread
Paleo Bread
Gluten Free Bagels

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

15 openings available

$95.00

Chef Donna Barrow

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3131

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

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$225.00

Butcher Alex Jermasek

Santa Monica Place

 
 
 
Cobbler