Header
REZCLICK ONLINE RESERVATION SOFTWARE




The Gourmandise School
395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 323, Santa Monica CA 90401
310-656-8800

Powered by

Online Reservation System Software
Online Reservation Software

Search/Filter
Description:
Month:
Location:
Instructor:
 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6521

Thu, Jan. 23, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
MEAL PREP SERIES: 4 Weeks of Planning, Prep and Cooking
 

Join Chef Christianne Winthrop for four weeks of meal planning, prepping and delicious dishes. You'll learn how to shop to reduce waste and save money, how to turn yesterday's prep into tomorrow's breakfast and turn a few hours of work into a weeks' worth of meals

 

WEEK 1

Brown Butter Salmon

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Salad

Bolognese

Glazed Chicken Thighs

Winter Citrus and Mixed Green Salad

 

WEEK 2

Beef Stew with Wild Mushrooms

Roasted Garlic Potato Puree

Green Shakshuka

Sausage and Peppers with Herbed Polenta

Savory Porridge Breakfast Bowls

 

WEEK 3

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples

Roasted Root Vegetables

Pesto Pasta

Farro Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

 

WEEK 4

Dry-brined Whole Chicken

Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri

Lemon Rice

Herb Aioli

Winter Cobb Salad

Fried Rice

EACH WEEKLY CLASS MEETS FOR THREE 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 & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

0 openings available

$650.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6804

Thu, Jan. 23, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6488

Thu, Jan. 23, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

6 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6255

Fri, Jan. 24, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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

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

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

 

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS CLASS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

2 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6591

Fri, Jan. 24, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
BREAD: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
 

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

Chocolate Babka
Butter Brioche
Classic Braided Challah

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6592

Fri, Jan. 24, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
CLASSIC PIES
 
Fall into the season with pies that are pretty as they are easy to make.  You'll master an all-butter crust, rolling, crimping, lattice work and two fruit fillings as well as blind baking crusts.
 

All-butter Pie Crust

Double-Crust Apple Pies with Lattice Work

Lemon Meringue Pie

 THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

7 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6817

Fri, Jan. 24, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$105.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6479

Fri, Jan. 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6383

Sat, Jan. 25, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

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

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

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6433

Sat, Jan. 25, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Cream Puffs & Eclairs
 

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 Cream Puffs
Savory Cheese Gougeres
Pastry Cream
Chocolate Glaze
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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

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

 

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6647

Sat, Jan. 25, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding Chocolate
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

0 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6480

Sat, Jan. 25, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. 

 

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6423

Sun, Jan. 26, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
 

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


Fluffy Scramble
Perfect Omelets
Fried Eggs
Poached Eggs
Shirred and Coddled Eggs
Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

1 opening available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6249

Sun, Jan. 26, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

0 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6258

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

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

0 openings available

$525.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6584

Sun, Jan. 26, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6852

Mon, Jan. 27, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6598

Tue, Jan. 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
COOKING THE BOOKS: Cooking from Bestia
 

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

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


Blistered Snap Peas with Mint

Roasted Caulifower with Paprika Aoili

Grilled Whole Branzino with Herb Confetti

Genevieve's Little Gem Salad

Rice Pudding with Citrus Caramel and Pistachios

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

1 opening available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6707

Wed, Jan. 29, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6456

Wed, Jan. 29, 2020 @ 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 & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

9 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6528

Wed, Jan. 29, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Cecilia Leung
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Cecilia Leung

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6521

Thu, Jan. 30, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
MEAL PREP SERIES: 4 Weeks of Planning, Prep and Cooking
 

Join Chef Christianne Winthrop for four weeks of meal planning, prepping and delicious dishes. You'll learn how to shop to reduce waste and save money, how to turn yesterday's prep into tomorrow's breakfast and turn a few hours of work into a weeks' worth of meals

 

WEEK 1

Brown Butter Salmon

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Salad

Bolognese

Glazed Chicken Thighs

Winter Citrus and Mixed Green Salad

 

WEEK 2

Beef Stew with Wild Mushrooms

Roasted Garlic Potato Puree

Green Shakshuka

Sausage and Peppers with Herbed Polenta

Savory Porridge Breakfast Bowls

 

WEEK 3

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples

Roasted Root Vegetables

Pesto Pasta

Farro Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

 

WEEK 4

Dry-brined Whole Chicken

Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri

Lemon Rice

Herb Aioli

Winter Cobb Salad

Fried Rice

EACH WEEKLY CLASS MEETS FOR THREE 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 & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

0 openings available

$650.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6489

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

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

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6790

Thu, Jan. 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Handmade Fettucine with Seasonal Sauce

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto Dressing

Butterscotch Budino

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6507

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BAKING WITH CHOCOLATE
 
Did we get you with the title? Our favorite new class of the year is all about chocolate in all its splendid forms! You'll bake up some sinful cookies, cakes and puddings and learn how to work with everything from cocoa powder to dark chocolates, all from our sweet friends at Republica del Cacao.
 

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Triple Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

Chocolate Budino

Florentine Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

 

THIS CLASS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

14 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6597

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 2: Porridge Breads, Seeded and Sprouted Loaves
 

Let's take our sourdough breads to the next level! You'll master the art of the porridge loaves by first learning to shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, sprouting, soaking and work with a variety of seeds and grains for your custom loaves. You'll get to work with freshly milled flour from Pasadena's Grist & Toll, mill flour from Tehachapi Grain Project's latest harvest choose your favorites to make your own bread dough (you'll be taking that home to bake some loaves off at your leisure).

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and make some fresh cheeses with milk from our friend at Straus. Oh- can't forget the sinful homemade hazelnut spread (be sure to bring a jar for that as well).

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast & Fermentation
Sprouting and Seed Soaking
Porridges
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for a porridge bread
Dough for a seeded bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade cheese
Chocolate hazelnut spread
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

6 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6600

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
FRENCH MACARONS: The Italian Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

3 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6855

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6784

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6482

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: CHINESE DUMPLINGS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

 

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6435

Sat, Feb. 1, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS MAKE DINNER! The Italian Feast
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Mozzarella
Panzanella Salad
Profiteroles with Chocolate Glaze
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS

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

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6351

Sat, Feb. 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans

 

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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6655

Sat, Feb. 1, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
PARENT & CHILD: Fresh Pasta
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

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

CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 8 & 12 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

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

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$150.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6709

Sat, Feb. 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6243

Sun, Feb. 2, 2020 @ 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.
 

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$85.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6258

Sun, Feb. 2, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

0 openings available

$525.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6857

Tue, Feb. 4, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6821

Wed, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
FOLLOW THAT CHEF with Aliza Sokolow
 
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 a chance to follow Chef Aliza through the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market. Meet her favorite farmers and vendors and walk back to Gourmandise to watch a demonstration and sample dishes.  The Follow That Chef classes are are free of charge and require RSVP. 

Menu
How to make a gorgeous cheese board for entertaining and how to perfect your Instagram food shots from one of Los Angeles's most beloved food photographers.
 
Bio

Meet Chef 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

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

With a combined passion for history, heritage grains, and baking,

ELLEN KING

is the Co

-

Owner

and Head Baker at Hewn, a bakery located in Evanston, IL creating hand

-

forged artisan bread.

The journey to opening Hewn began after King welcomed her son Asher and moved back to

Illinois in 2009. While staying at home with Asher, King fill

ed the air of her Evanston condo with

the smell of freshly baked bread made with heritage grains. Word got out in the neighborhood

about King’s airy, light creations, prompting her to start the Underground Bread Club. She

would bake all morning, strap Ashe

r on the back of her bike, and ride around town dropping

off loaves to her members. It was through the Underground Bread Club that King met her now

business partner, Julie Matthei, and Hewn opened its doors in Evanston in June of 2013.

Recognized in The N

ew York Times, Saveur, Chicago magazine, Forbes, and other notable

publications, Hewn has also been featured as the Best Bakery in the Suburbs in 2018 by Make

It Better and as one of Time Out Chicago’s 100 Best Dishes in Chicago 2017. King has appeared

on

WGN’s nationally syndicated “Lunchbreak" segment, FOX Good Day Chicago, ABC

-

7’s

Hungry Hound with Steve Dolinsky, among others. To further the mission of revitalizing the

grain economy, King has been a guest speaker and panelist at a number of conferences,

including the Fancy Food Show, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs National Conference,

Agricultural History Society, Maine Grain Alliance's Kneading Conference, and more.

3 openings available

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6529

Wed, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GLUTEN FREE BAKING: Cakes and Pastries with Cecilia Leung
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

8 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Cecilia Leung

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6521

Thu, Feb. 6, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
MEAL PREP SERIES: 4 Weeks of Planning, Prep and Cooking
 

Join Chef Christianne Winthrop for four weeks of meal planning, prepping and delicious dishes. You'll learn how to shop to reduce waste and save money, how to turn yesterday's prep into tomorrow's breakfast and turn a few hours of work into a weeks' worth of meals

 

WEEK 1

Brown Butter Salmon

Warm Brussels Sprouts and Lentil Salad

Bolognese

Glazed Chicken Thighs

Winter Citrus and Mixed Green Salad

 

WEEK 2

Beef Stew with Wild Mushrooms

Roasted Garlic Potato Puree

Green Shakshuka

Sausage and Peppers with Herbed Polenta

Savory Porridge Breakfast Bowls

 

WEEK 3

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples

Roasted Root Vegetables

Pesto Pasta

Farro Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

 

WEEK 4

Dry-brined Whole Chicken

Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri

Lemon Rice

Herb Aioli

Winter Cobb Salad

Fried Rice

EACH WEEKLY CLASS MEETS FOR THREE 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 & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

0 openings available

$650.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6858

Thu, Feb. 6, 2020 @ 3:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6492

Thu, Feb. 6, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.
Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6559

Thu, Feb. 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of the Yucatan
 

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

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

 

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

12 openings available

$115.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6760

Fri, Feb. 7, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
WHOLE GRAIN BAKING: Breakfast Pastries with Grist & Toll Flour
 

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

Super-Flaky Biscuits
Hand Pies and Galettes
Whole Grain Muffins

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$115.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6832

Fri, Feb. 7, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
THE BUSINESS OF FOOD
 

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

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

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

 

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

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

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6484

Fri, Feb. 7, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Korean BBQ
 

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

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

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 21 and up. Classes are BYOB.

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6755

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

Chana Chaat

Chicken Curry

Coconut Daal

Peas Pullao
Naan Bread
Sheer Khurma (sweet pudding)

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6437

Sat, Feb. 8, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Valentine's Day Treats!
 

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.
 
Heart-Shaped Strawberry Scones
Chocolate-Dipped Meringue Kisses
Heart-y Brownies
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6453

Sat, Feb. 8, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: Classic Recipes from the Diner
 

Book with your BFF or sweetie for three hours of perfecting the poached egg, and marveling in homemade english muffins. Assemble for the best eggs benny you'll devour before you event start on mimosas.

Housemade English Muffins
Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce
Pan-Roasted Market Vegetables
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.

 

0 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6576

Sat, Feb. 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6508

Sun, Feb. 9, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
BAKING WITH CHOCOLATE
 
Did we get you with the title? Our favorite new class of the year is all about chocolate in all its splendid forms! You'll bake up some sinful cookies, cakes and puddings and learn how to work with everything from cocoa powder to dark chocolates, all from our sweet friends at Republica del Cacao.
 

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Triple Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

Chocolate Budino

Florentine Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

 

THIS CLASS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

2 openings available

$135.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6590

Sun, Feb. 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
KIMCHI & FERMENATION WORKSHOP
 

Join Chef Saengthong for an in-depth exploration of all things fermented! Learn how to start your own Kimchi (and leave with enough to get yourself started at home), make a variety of dishes and pick Chef's brain about the science of it all.

Kimchi
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi Pancakes
JJigae ( Kimchi Stew)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

10 openings available

$95.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6550

Sun, Feb. 9, 2020 @ 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).

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

 

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

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

This is a 3 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up.

11 openings available

$200.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6346

Tue, Feb. 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

This 4-week series is designed to teach culinary fundamentals to establish your foundational cooking skills.  You will work at your own station under the guidance of our Chef Instructor who will teach classic techniques, and give you a great series of recipes to add to your repertoire.  Bring containers to class - you'll love your next day lunches!

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

For 4 weeks from 10:00-1:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6336

Tue, Feb. 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: A Lover's Chocolate Tasting
 

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month, Gourmandise chocolate expert Ruth Kennison opens her wondrous cabinet of carefully curated bean-to-bar chocolates from around the world for thoughtful tastings and discussions. Each class features a different themes; from chocolate tastings to guest chocolate makers, confectioners or cacao bean farmers to flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind. You can expect to taste a minimum of 5 exquisite chocolates.

 

THEME:

A sensual experience for our Valentine’s tasting will push beyond mere flavor with a “Taste with Color” workshop inspired by  London-based cocoa adventurer Hazel Lee. This fun and interactive evening will have you tasting chocolate and then painting beautiful watercolors based on what you are tasting.  Along with caramel and berry notes in our chocolate sampling, we’ll look for deep reds and vibrant cool indigo and tropical canary with a color-sensory art-based exercise Single origin bars as well as confections will be on the tasting menu!

----

Cacao is grown 10-20 degrees north and south of the Equator.  Traditionally, countries that grew cacao did not produce chocolate, and there are many reasons for that, ranging from environmental factors to geopolitics. Countries that grow cacao are now, thanks to direct trade and the growth of the craft chocolate movement, producing some of the most interesting single-origin chocolate on the market. This is good news for chocolate lovers but, more importantly, for the local growers and suppliers in their respective regions.  Find out why and how delicious chocolate made in the countries they are grown in can taste!


* Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfume or scented lotions before class *

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

 

0 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6457

Wed, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Classic Sauces & Side Dishes
 

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

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

Chicken with Balsamic Port Reduction

Romesco Sauce (with Roasted Vegetables)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

8 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6523

Wed, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
SOUPS & STEWS: Cozy up to these warm and hearty recipes!
 

Let's warm up our kitchens with classic and new soups and stews! You'll learn super-quick recipes and some low and slow ones to fill your fridge and kitchens with the flavors of winter.

Spiced Turmeric Chicken Soup for the Soul
Smoky Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps
Spinach Soup with Garlic Croutons
Sweet Potato Chili
Italian Stew

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

11 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6761

Thu, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6363

Thu, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Fresh Pasta with your Love
 

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the evening with your sweet date and collaborate to create a romantic meal together. Bring your love and your appetite and let us handle the rest (the wine is up to you, the stemware is provided by us).

Fresh Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pasta Dough
Housemade Ricotta
Farmers Market Salad
Butterscotch Budino

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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

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


Ages 21 and up. 

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6362

Thu, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Bistro in Paris
 

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the evening with your sweet date and collaborate to create a romantic meal together. Bring your love and your appetite and let us handle the rest (the wine is up to you, the stemware is provided by us).

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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

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


Ages 21 and up. 

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6250

Fri, Feb. 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
VALENTINE'S DAY Doughnuts & Fritters
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

8 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6252

Fri, Feb. 14, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
VALENTINE'S DAY French Macarons: The Italian method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

Salted Caramel Cream Filling

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

6 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6361

Fri, Feb. 14, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: A Romantic Steak Dinner
 

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the evening with your sweet date and collaborate to create a romantic meal together. Bring your love and your appetite and let us handle the rest (the wine is up to you, the stemware is provided by us).

Classic New York Strip Steak
 Gnocchi with Porcini Mushroom Sauce
Frisee Salad
Chocolate Souffles

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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

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


Ages 21 and up. 

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6578

Sat, Feb. 15, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: Valentine's Day Treats!
 

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.
 
Heart-Shaped Strawberry Scones
Chocolate-Dipped Meringue Kisses
Heart-y Brownies
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6853

Sat, Feb. 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6860

Sat, Feb. 15, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6834

Sat, Feb. 15, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6364

Sat, Feb. 15, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Bistro in Paris
 

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the evening with your sweet date and collaborate to create a romantic meal together. Bring your love and your appetite and let us handle the rest (the wine is up to you, the stemware is provided by us).

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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

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


Ages 21 and up. 

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6365

Sat, Feb. 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
VALENTINE'S COUPLES NIGHT: Fresh Pasta with your Love
 

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the evening with your sweet date and collaborate to create a romantic meal together. Bring your love and your appetite and let us handle the rest (the wine is up to you, the stemware is provided by us).

Fresh Pasta Dough
Seasonal Pasta Dough
Housemade Ricotta
Farmers Market Salad
Butterscotch Budino

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

*Price is per couple*

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

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


Ages 21 and up. 

1 opening available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6427

Sun, Feb. 16, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Fish
 

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

Sear, sauté and braise:
Miso Seared Salmon

Braised Seabass Provencal
 Sautéed Branzino with Sage and White Beans

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$125.00

Chef Jeff Perlman

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6876

Sun, Feb. 16, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
SOUPS & STEWS: Cozy up to these warm and hearty recipes!
 

Let's warm up our kitchens with classic and new soups and stews! You'll learn super-quick recipes and some low and slow ones to fill your fridge and kitchens with the flavors of winter.

Spiced Turmeric Chicken Soup for the Soul
Smoky Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps
Spinach Soup with Garlic Croutons
Sweet Potato Chili
Italian Meatball Soup

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

14 openings available

$125.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6603

Sun, Feb. 16, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
HOW TO BAKE & DECORATE A BIRTHDAY CAKE
 

Learn to master the art of making a simple, beautiful birthday or special occasion cake. We will greet you with a pre-baked cake (let us know if you prefer chocolate or vanilla) and whisk you in to learn how to perfect cakes from scratch. The batter we make in class will be turned into cupcakes- ready for you to practice your piping with. Once our cupcakes are baked, we'll turn our attention to the cakes and learn to split them into perfectly even layers. You will then make frosting, crumb coat your cake and learn the basics of piping while the cakes chill in the fridge. Once the cakes are set and cupcakes are beautifully decorated, we'll return to the cakes and learn to create all-over patterns, from ombre effects to large rosettes and contiguous ruffles. Sprinkles are optional!

Classic Yellow Cake

Devil's Food Cake

Swiss Buttercream

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS  

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6403

Tue, Feb. 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The History of Chocolate
 

Join Maite Gomez-Rejon for a series of monthly discussions about agricultture, trade and how our taste for foods have changed the landscape of our world. Students are greeted with a topical appetizer and, after the conversation, participate in the hands-on cooking of a dish which uses the theme of the day as the main attraction.

 

THEME:

Chocolate is one of our very favorite subjects, and we're so lucky to be able to partner up with our very own Ruth Kennison for this special edition of our Trade Route Talks. Maite and Ruth will lead you through a fascinating tour of the history of cacao, its migration from Mesoamerica to Europe and its colonies changed the way we eat and drink this potent seed.
 
MENU:

Chocolate Tasting

 * Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfume or scented lotions before class *

 

Maite's Bio:


Maite Gomez-Rejón has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007 Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction which she teaches at museums and cultural centers across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRWs Good Food and NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, Eaten Magazine, and other publications. Her essay, "Mexico's Early Cookbooks," is forthcoming in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

9 openings available

$45.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6814

Wed, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

7 openings available

$105.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6533

Wed, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
MOROCCAN CLASSICS: Shared Plates
 

We're so excited to welcome Chef Yasmina Ksikes to the team! Join Chef for three hours of cooking, small-plates style. You'll uncover the spices, flavors and history behind the cuisine of Morocco and learn the secrets of entertaining with simple, do-ahead tricks of the trade.

Kefta Tagine 
Roasted pepper taktouka 
Fool ( fava beans )
Barba (beet salad )
Baghrir (semolina crepes)

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

7 openings available

$125.00

Chef Yasmina Ksikes

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6384

Thu, Feb. 20, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS

 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6761

Thu, Feb. 20, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6540

Thu, Feb. 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
CRAFTING COCKTAILS: The Classics with Matthew Biancaniello
 

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

The Manhattan
Old Fashioned

Classic Martini
Daquiris

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 21 and up

8 openings available

$105.00

Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6247

Fri, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
 

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

Chocolate Babka
Butter Brioche
Classic Braided Challah

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6825

Fri, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
DANISH PASTRIES: Laminated Danishes, Braids and Glazes
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

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

13 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6739

Fri, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
FRENCH TARTS
 
Master the sweet perfection of classic French tarts in this three-hour class.
 

Classic, flaky press-in tart dough

Fresh Berry French Fruit Tarts

Passionfruit Meringue Tarts

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

8 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6554

Fri, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
THE SHELLFISH CLASS
 

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

Scallop Crudo
Steamed Mussels and Fries (Moules Frites)!

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$135.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6439

Sat, Feb. 22, 2020 @ 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 for AGES 6-12

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

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

 

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6780

Sat, Feb. 22, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6648

Sat, Feb. 22, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
THE CHOCOLATE CLASS: Tempering, Dipping & Molding Chocolate
 

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

6 openings available

$125.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6486

Sat, Feb. 22, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Meze (Mediterranean Small Plates)
 
Let us whisk you away to the Mediterranean as you prepare a meal inspired by the small plates dotting the sea.

Rice Pilaf

Homemade Pita Bread

Classic Hummous

Moroccan Mint Tea

Warm Spiced Olives * Sumac-Roasted Chickpeas

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Baba Ganouj

Kefte (Lamb Meatballs) with Spiced Labneh

 

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6420

Sun, Feb. 23, 2020 @ 1:30 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 & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

10 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6719

Sun, Feb. 23, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
 

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

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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

0 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6762

Sun, Feb. 23, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6710

Mon, Feb. 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6458

Wed, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Beef
 

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


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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

12 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6563

Wed, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
REGIONAL CUISINES OF MEXICO: A Taste of Baja
 

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

Shrimp Tacos
Coconut Lime Ceviche
Aguachile
Jamaica Granita

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

 

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6761

Thu, Feb. 27, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
VEGETARIAN COOKING SERIES: 4 Weeks of World Cuisine
 

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6493

Thu, Feb. 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
FAVORITE FRENCH STOVETOP DINNERS
 

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

 

Cassoulet

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

 

Pot-au-feu

(Classic Super Savory Beef Short Rib Stew)

 

French Apple Cake

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

6 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6829

Fri, Feb. 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BAGELS & PRETZELS
 

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

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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

15 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6764

Fri, Feb. 28, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

14 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6441

Sat, Feb. 29, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS BAKING: French Macarons
 

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 Almond Macarons Shells
Dark Chocolate Ganache
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12

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

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

 

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Saengthong Douangdara

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6823

Sat, Feb. 29, 2020 @ 2:30 PM
CUSTARDS & SOUFFLES
 

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

Classic Creme Brulee
Butterscotch Budino
Chocolate Souffles
Creme Anglaise
Cheese Souffles

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

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

0 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6797

Sat, Feb. 29, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
THAI STREET FOOD
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

2 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6418

Sun, Mar. 1, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE:Knife Skills
 

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

Asian Chicken Slaw

Quinoa Taboule

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

Country Fried Potatoes

Fresh Fruit Crumble

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6601

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

Let's take our sourdough breads to the next level! You'll master the art of the porridge loaves by first learning to shape two loaves of bread using dough our chef has prepared; one boule and one pan loaf. Once nestled in proofing baskets and loaf pans to rise, we will gather to learn about the science of wild yeast, sprouting, soaking and work with a variety of seeds and grains for your custom loaves. You'll get to work with freshly milled flour from Pasadena's Grist & Toll, mill flour from Tehachapi Grain Project's latest harvest choose your favorites to make your own bread dough (you'll be taking that home to bake some loaves off at your leisure).

Following a quick break, you'll feed a sourdough starter and prepare a levain, then mix the dough you'll take home to bake your own loaves after class. Once the loaves you shaped are fully proofed, we'll learn to expertly slash and bake them and, while they're busy baking away in the ovens, we will make a batch of jam and make some fresh cheeses with milk from our friend at Straus. Oh- can't forget the sinful homemade hazelnut spread (be sure to bring a jar for that as well).

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

Learn the Science Behind:
Wild yeast & Fermentation
Sprouting and Seed Soaking
Porridges
Hydration and Extraction
Milling and history of wheat cultivation
 
Make:
Sourdough starter
Dough for a porridge bread
Dough for a seeded bread
Seasonal preserves
Homemade cheese
Chocolate hazelnut spread
 
Bake Off:
1 boule
1 pan loaf
 

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

0 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6602

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

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

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

Herb-stuffed Tomatoes

Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce

Saffron Cauliflower

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

13 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6347

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

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Day 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Day 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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

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

5 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6786

Tue, Mar. 3, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

This 4-week series is designed to teach culinary fundamentals to establish your foundational cooking skills.  You will work at your own station under the guidance of our Chef Instructor who will teach classic techniques, and give you a great series of recipes to add to your repertoire.  Bring containers to class - you'll love your next day lunches!

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 openings available

$625.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6337

Tue, Mar. 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
THE SANTA MONICA CHOCOLATE SOCIETY: The Dark Side of Chocolate
 

The Santa Monica Chocolate Society gathers every month to celebrate and savor the finest, rarest and tastiest chocolate on Earth. Once a month, Gourmandise chocolate expert Ruth Kennison opens her wondrous cabinet of carefully curated bean-to-bar chocolates from around the world for thoughtful tastings and discussions. Each class features a different themes; from chocolate tastings to guest chocolate makers, confectioners or cacao bean farmers to flavor hunters. No bonbon will be left behind. You can expect to taste a minimum of 5 exquisite chocolates.

 

THEME:

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

Cacao is grown 10-20 degrees north and south of the Equator.  Traditionally, countries that grew cacao did not produce chocolate, and there are many reasons for that, ranging from environmental factors to geopolitics. Countries that grow cacao are now, thanks to direct trade and the growth of the craft chocolate movement, producing some of the most interesting single-origin chocolate on the market. This is good news for chocolate lovers but, more importantly, for the local growers and suppliers in their respective regions.  Find out why and how delicious chocolate made in the countries they are grown in can taste!


* Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfume or scented lotions before class *

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

 

11 openings available

$45.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6761

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

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

 

Week 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Week 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Week 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Week 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

Jamaica Iced Tea

 THESE ARE EACH THREE HOUR CLASSES

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

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

10 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6552

Thu, Mar. 5, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TAPAS: Shared Plates from the Iberian Peninsula
 

Hola! We're bringing you to Spain for the evening to make a feast of small platters. Your chef will lead you through a myriad of techniques and do-ahead planning tips so you can throw an all together delicious party.

Spinach and Manchego Croquetas
Pan con Tomate and Jamon Serrano

Tortilla Espagnola with Charred Scallions and Romesco
Pork Belly with Membrillo Glaze
Little Gems Salad

Classic Flan

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

2 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6870

Fri, Mar. 6, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
INTRO TO FRENCH MACARONS: The French Method
 

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Green Tea (Matcha) Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

Salted Caramel Cream Filling

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

14 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6720

Fri, Mar. 6, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
CREAM PUFFS, ECLAIRS AND RELIGIEUSES
 

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

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

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR ClASS

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

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

13 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6859

Fri, Mar. 6, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6736

Fri, Mar. 6, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
BREADS: Brioche, Babka & Challah!
 

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

Chocolate Babka
Butter Brioche
Classic Braided Challah

This is a 4 hour class

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

11 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6443

Sat, Mar. 7, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
KIDS COOKING: Artisanal Pizza Workshop
 

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Overnight Pizza Dough
Homemade Ricotta
Tomato Sauce
Bechamel (for White Pizza)
 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS for AGES 6-12
*Must wear closed toe shoes*

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

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

 

0 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6757

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

Gajiar Char (pickled carrots)

Chana Masala (chickpea masala)

Aloo Jeera (spiced potatoes with cumin)

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

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

6 openings available

$105.00

Chef Rubina Khan

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6422

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

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

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

Chicken with Balsamic Port Reduction

Romesco Sauce (with Roasted Vegetables)

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

4 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6875

Sun, Mar. 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
DONUTS, DOUGHNUTS AND FRITTERS
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

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

0 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6877

Sun, Mar. 8, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
SPECIALTY PIZZA WORKSHOP
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.
Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB & BYOC (Bring Your Own Container!).

12 openings available

$105.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6349

Mon, Mar. 9, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
COOKING 101 SERIES: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes
 

This 4-week series is designed to teach culinary fundamentals to establish your foundational cooking skills.  You will work at your own station under the guidance of our Chef Instructor who will teach classic techniques, and give you a great series of recipes to add to your repertoire.  Bring containers to class - you'll love your next day lunches!

THIS CLASS MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 openings available

$625.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6347

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

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Day 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Day 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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

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

5 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6404

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

Join Maite Gomez-Rejon for a series of monthly discussions about agricultture, trade and how our taste for foods have changed the landscape of our world. Students are greeted with a topical appetizer and, after the conversation, participate in the hands-on cooking of a dish which uses the theme of the day as the main attraction.

 

THEME:

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

TBD

 * Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfume or scented lotions before class *

 

Maite's Bio:


Maite Gomez-Rejón has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007 Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction which she teaches at museums and cultural centers across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRWs Good Food and NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, Eaten Magazine, and other publications. Her essay, "Mexico's Early Cookbooks," is forthcoming in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up

8 openings available

$45.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6460

Wed, Mar. 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
 

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


Fluffy Scramble
Perfect Omelets
Fried Eggs
Poached Eggs
Shirred and Coddled Eggs
Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6494

Thu, Mar. 12, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
MEZE (Mediterranean Small Plates)
 
Let us whisk you away to the Mediterranean as you prepare a meal inspired by the small plates dotting the sea.

Rice Pilaf

Homemade Pita Bread

Classic Hummous

Moroccan Mint Tea

Warm Spiced Olives * Sumac-Roasted Chickpeas

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Baba Ganouj

Kefte (Lamb Meatballs) with Spiced Labneh

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

 

10 openings available

$105.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6561

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

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

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

 

10 openings available

$115.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6871

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

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

Vanilla Bean Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganaches

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

16 openings available

$95.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6503

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

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

Classic Strawberry Preserves

Blueberry Jam

Dill Pickles

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

 THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6593

Fri, Mar. 13, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
CLASSIC PIES
 
Fall into the season with pies that are pretty as they are easy to make.  You'll master an all-butter crust, rolling, crimping, lattice work and two fruit fillings as well as blind baking crusts.
 

All-butter Pie Crust

Double-Crust Apple Pies with Lattice Work

Lemon Meringue Pie

 THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

15 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6481

Fri, Mar. 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Handmade Pastas
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 21 and up. 

 

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6370

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

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

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

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

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

 

10 openings available

$75.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6824

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

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

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

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

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

9 openings available

$115.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6368

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

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 21 and up. 

PRICE IS PER COUPLE

 

 

0 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6385

Sun, Mar. 15, 2020 @ 9:30 AM
SOURDOUGH 101: Wild Yeast Breads & Jam
 

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

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

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

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

THIS IS A 6 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

3 openings available

$250.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6424

Sun, Mar. 15, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
GOURMANDISE TECHNIQUE: Eggs!
 

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


Fluffy Scramble
Perfect Omelets
Fried Eggs
Poached Eggs
Shirred and Coddled Eggs
Homemade English Muffins, Hollandaise

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

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

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

16 openings available

$95.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6581

Sun, Mar. 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
FLOURLESS CAKES
 
Tired of not knowing which gluten free cake recipes to trust and brick-like chocolate cakes?  Look no more- these cakes are delicious, easy to make and happen to be gluten free instead of reverse engineered.
 
Mousse-like Flourless Chocolate Cake
Hazelnut Marjolaine with French Buttercream
Orange Blossom Chiffon Cake

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

13 openings available

$95.00

Pastry Chef Rose Lawrence

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6367

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

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

 

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6881

Mon, Mar. 16, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
PRIVATE PARTY
 

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

$0.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6347

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

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Day 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Day 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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

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

5 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6366

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

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

 

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

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6497

Wed, Mar. 18, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

0 openings available

$105.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6541

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

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

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

THIS IS A 2 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 21 and up

9 openings available

$105.00

Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6872

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

 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

16 openings available

$105.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6476

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS  

*PRICE IS PER COUPLE*

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

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

5 openings available

$250.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6556

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

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

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

5 openings available

$115.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6878

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

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

CHILDREN MUST BE BETWEEN 8 & 12 YEARS OLD AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

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

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

6 openings available

$150.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6454

Sat, Mar. 21, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
BRUNCH: The Great British Brunch-Off
 
Join Chef John for three hours under the (not quite) tent as you mix, roll and bake your way to brunch perfection. Cheerio!
 
British Style Scones
Clotted Cream with Jam
Fried Mushrooms
Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Baked Beans on Toast
Old-Fashioned English Breakfast Sausage Patties
 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

13 openings available

$95.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6796

Sat, Mar. 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
COUPLES NIGHT: Thai Street Food
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

0 openings available

$225.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6765

Sat, Mar. 21, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
 

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

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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

16 openings available

$115.00

Chef Nigel Henderson

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6801

Sun, Mar. 22, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
FRESH PASTA WORKSHOP
 
Mangia! Spend three hours learning how to mix, knead, roll out and cut handmade pastas and pair them with seasonal sauces. We'll show you how to do it all by hand or with your choice of hand cranked or KitchenAid attachments.
 

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Puttanesca

Tortellini with Housemade Ricotta

Cacio e Pepe

Pavlovas with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Fruit

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. 

7 openings available

$105.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6426

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

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


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

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

16 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6599

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

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

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


Blistered Snap Peas with Mint

Roasted Caulifower with Paprika Aoili

Grilled Whole Branzino with Herb Confetti

Genevieve's Little Gem Salad

Rice Pudding with Citrus Caramel and Pistachios

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

3 openings available

$115.00

Chef Eve Bergazyn

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6347

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

Join us for a 4-week cooking series focused on plant-based meals. You will weave in classic cooking techniques with vast collection of recipes from around the world to give you a varied rotation of easy-to-make meals. Each week will focus on a different cuisine and how to stock your pantry accordingly.

 

Day 1: Japanese Cuisine

Congee with Shitake & Greens

Weeknight Vegetable Ramen with 6-Minute Egg

Ginger Cauliflower Gyoza

Soba Noodle Bowl with Terriyaki Carrots & Furikake

 

Day 2: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Falafel on Whole Grain Pita with Quick Pickled Veggies 

Hummus with Charred Eggplant & Preserved Lemon

Roasted Cabbage with Aleppo Yogurt 

Green Rice Bowl with Sumac Carrots

 

Day 3: Indian Cuisine

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Tikka Masala

Turmeric Rice with Jeweled Roast Root Vegetables

Creamy Vegan Saag with Three Greens

Whole Grain Samosas with Mint Chutney

Carrot & Lentil Dal with Fried Ginger

 

Day 4: Mexican Cuisine

Chard & Goat Cheese Tacos with Fresh Tortillas

Winter Vegetable Pasole with Lime Avocado Crema & Pepitas

Black Bean & Greens Tamales with Tomatillo Salsa

Mushroom Mole Enchiladas with Pickled Cabbage

 THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS THAT MEETS ONCE A WEEK

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

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

5 openings available

$525.00

Chef John Pitblado

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6352

Tue, Mar. 24, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar
 

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


Day 1: Roast, Winnow and Grind Cocoa Beans

 

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

 

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS

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

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

9 openings available

$395.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6557

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

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

Pork belly lechon porchetta

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

 

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

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

 

11 openings available

$165.00

Chef Charles Olalia

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6461

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

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

Sear, sauté and braise:
Miso Seared Salmon

Braised Seabass Provencal
 Sautéed Branzino with Sage and White Beans

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

10 openings available

$125.00

Chef May Hennemann

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6560

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

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

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

 

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS 

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

 

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

 

10 openings available

$115.00

Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6722

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

Rye Focaccia

Classic Pizza Dough

Gougeres (savory cheese puffs)

Buttery Parker House Rolls

 

THIS CLASS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

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

This is a vegetarian class.

Ages 16 and up. Classes are BYOB.

12 openings available

$85.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6740

Fri, Mar. 27, 2020 @ 1:30 PM
INTRO TO CHEESEMAKING: from Creme Fraiche to Chevre and Burrata
 

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

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

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

 

Cultured Butter

Buttermilk

Fresh Chevre

Flavored Butter

Crème Fraiche

Yogurt

Ricotta

Burrata

THIS CLASS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

14 openings available

$125.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6799

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

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

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


Blistered Snap Peas with Mint

Roasted Caulifower with Paprika Aoili

Grilled Whole Branzino with Herb Confetti

Genevieve's Little Gem Salad

Rice Pudding with Citrus Caramel and Pistachios

THIS IS A 3 HOUR CLASS

* PRICE IS PER COUPLE *

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

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

Ages 16 and up. 

5 openings available

$225.00

Guest Chef

Santa Monica Place

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
6445

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

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

These classes are hands on and for children ages 6-12. Bring containers with you to class should there by leftovers.
 
Handmade Braided Challahs
Homemade Ricotta
Seasonal Jam
Freshly Churned Butter