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395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 323, Santa Monica CA 90401
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Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8676

Sun, Sep. 11, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
to
Sun, Oct. 2, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
COOKING 101
 

Our most popular series is back in person! Join us as we take your cooking skills from a 1 to 10 in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

Intro to knife skills: you’ll learn how to select, hone and sharpen your knives, perfect dicing, mincing and chopping as you make three of our most-beloved salads and soups.

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

Never, ever have a boring chicken dish again! These simple dishes take under and hour to make and might quickly become your go-tos for lunch or dinner.

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

We’ll cover marinades and pan sauces along with how to select and store your favorite red meats.

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

Nothing fishy here; just a couple of hours of learning how to cook fish with confidence!

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 10:30am - 1:00pm
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Sun, Sep. 11, 2022.

$625.00

Chef Christianne Winthrop

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8609

Tue, Sep. 13, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
to
Tue, Oct. 4, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
COOKING 101
 

Our most popular series is back in person! Join us as we take your cooking skills from a 1 to 10 in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

Intro to knife skills: you’ll learn how to select, hone and sharpen your knives, perfect dicing, mincing and chopping as you make three of our most-beloved salads and soups.

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

Never, ever have a boring chicken dish again! These simple dishes take under and hour to make and might quickly become your go-tos for lunch or dinner.

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

We’ll cover marinades and pan sauces along with how to select and store your favorite red meats.

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

Nothing fishy here; just a couple of hours of learning how to cook fish with confidence!

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:00pm - 8:30pm
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Tue, Sep. 13, 2022.

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8681

Wed, Sep. 14, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
to
Wed, Oct. 5, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
VEGETARIAN SERIES
 

 Join us as we learn to elevate your veggie-forward dishes in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef, and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: SAUTÉ

 

Ginger tofu fried rice

Chickpea coconut curry

Cauliflower tacos with cashew chili lime crema

 

WEEK 2: GRILL

 

Grilled halloumi with charred eggplant

Chimichurri skewers with smokey black beans & greens

Grilled romaine hearts with beluga lentils & green goddess  

 

WEEK 3: BRAISE

 

Mushroom fricassee

Garlicky Greek white beans w/ feta

Braised cabbage with pine nut butter

 

 

WEEK 4: ROAST

 

Faro w/ roasted winter squash, pepitas & sage

Cauliflower pot roast with salsa verde

Roasted tomatoes with sumac lebneh, roasted garlic hummus & lemon garlic slaw

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:30pm - 9:00pm
AGES 16+

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Wed, Sep. 14, 2022.

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8776

Sun, Sep. 18, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
to
Sun, Oct. 9, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
4-WEEK BAKING FUNDAMENTALS
 

Learn to bake with our Basics course! Our 4-week series is designed to teach you the hows and whys and science of it all so you can decode recipes, learn to how and when to make substitutions and develop techniques for more professional-looking and tasting results every time you bake.

 

Week 1: BREAKFAST PASTRIES

Scones, Muffins, Coffee Cake

 

Week 2: THE COOKIE JAR!

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Cut-Out cookies

 

Week 3: INTRO TO BREAD

Milk Bread, Focaccia, Cinnamon Rolls

 

Week 4: CLASSIC DESSERTS

Single-Layer Cakes, Cobblers, Crisps

THIS IS A 4 HOUR CLASS, FROM 10:00am - 1:30pm

 
AGES 16+

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

It's too late to register for this series. The cutoff date was Sun, Sep. 18, 2022.

$625.00

Chef Clémence Gossett

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8796

Tue, Oct. 4, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
to
Tue, Nov. 8, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
6-WEEK AUTUMN BAKING SERIES
 

Come learn to bake with all the delicious flavors of autumn in Southern California! Chef Carol will lead you through 6 weeks of baking amazing pastries. Novice or experienced bakers are welcome in this course where we'll be focusing on classic techniques highlighting fall flavors.  

 

WEEK 1: QUICK BREADS

Pear ginger scones, apple streusel muffins 

 

WEEK 2: CUSTARDS

Butterscotch pudding, basque style cheesecake

 

WEEK 3: PIES

Double crust apple pie, pumpkin meringue 

 

WEEK 4: TARTS

Pear raspberries frangipane, chocolate pecan minis  

 

WEEK 5: CAKES

Vanilla sponge, carrot cake

 

WEEK 6: COOKIES

Big fat chocolate chip, Italian iced, Linzer  

 

THIS IS A 3.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:00pm - 9:30pm

 
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. With the exception of Adult Series courses, all students will work in pairs to complete their dishes.

6 openings available

$750.00

Chef Carol Cotner Thompson

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8709

Sat, Oct. 8, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
to
Sun, Oct. 9, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS
 

CROISSANTS 
PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
BRIOCHE
LAMINATING, SHAPING, AND PROOFING

 

Class Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

7 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8900

Tue, Oct. 11, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
to
Tue, Nov. 1, 2022 @ 6:00 PM
VEGETARIAN SERIES
 

 Join us as we learn to elevate your veggie-forward dishes in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef, and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: SAUTÉ

 

Ginger tofu fried rice

Chickpea coconut curry

Cauliflower tacos with cashew chili lime crema

 

WEEK 2: GRILL

 

Grilled halloumi with charred eggplant

Chimichurri skewers with smokey black beans & greens

Grilled romaine hearts with beluga lentils & green goddess  

 

WEEK 3: BRAISE

 

Mushroom fricassee

Garlicky Greek white beans w/ feta

Braised cabbage with pine nut butter

 

 

WEEK 4: ROAST

 

Faro w/ roasted winter squash, pepitas & sage

Cauliflower pot roast with salsa verde

Roasted tomatoes with sumac lebneh, roasted garlic hummus & lemon garlic slaw

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:00pm - 8:30pm
AGES 16+

All students will be working at individual stations and be required to wear masks through the duration of class except when actively eating or drinking. Students will be asked to wash their hands at the beginning and throughout class. There will also be sanitation stations located in the classroom and students will be encouraged to use these as often as necessary.  If in person classes are cancelled due to government regulations relating to COVID-19, you will receive a credit in your account for the amount you paid that will be valid for any in person or virtual class. Class size is limited to 12 students. 

10 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8899

Wed, Oct. 12, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
to
Wed, Nov. 2, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING 101
 

Our most popular series is back in person! Join us as we take your cooking skills from a 1 to 10 in four comprehensive classes. You’ll learn how to cook from the hip, follow techniques over recipes and feel like a more accomplished shopper, chef and discerning diner.

 

WEEK 1: KNIFE SKILLS & SALADS

Intro to knife skills: you’ll learn how to select, hone and sharpen your knives, perfect dicing, mincing and chopping as you make three of our most-beloved salads and soups.

 

Mixed greens with radishes, cucumbers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette

Asian kale salad

Tuscan vegetable soup

 

WEEK 2: POULTRY

Never, ever have a boring chicken dish again! These simple dishes take under and hour to make and might quickly become your go-tos for lunch or dinner.

 

Roasted chicken breasts with breadcrumbs

Turkey meatballs with yogurt cucumber sauce

Moroccan braised chicken thighs

 

WEEK 3: MEATS

We’ll cover marinades and pan sauces along with how to select and store your favorite red meats.

 

Grilled hoisin skirt steak

Roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary and fennel

Polenta and caramelized onions

 

 

WEEK 4: FISH

Nothing fishy here; just a couple of hours of learning how to cook fish with confidence!

 

Pecan-crusted salmon with apple slaw

Grilled albacore with Greek orzo salad

Fish tacos with cilantro sauce

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 6:30pm - 9:00pm
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

0 openings available

$625.00

Chef May Hennemann

Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8915

Sat, Oct. 22, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
to
Sun, Oct. 23, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Craft Chocolates from the Bean to the 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

 

DAY 1: FROM 9:30AM-12:30PM PST

DAY 2: FROM 1:00PM-5:00PM PST
 
 
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. With the exception of Adult Series courses, all students will work in pairs to complete their dishes.

8 openings available

$475.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8873

Mon, Nov. 21, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
to
Tue, Nov. 22, 2022 @ 9:30 AM
2 DAY CROISSANT CLASS
 

CROISSANTS 
PAIN AU CHOCOLAT
BRIOCHE
LAMINATING, SHAPING, AND PROOFING

 

Class Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm PST

CLASSES ARE FOR AGES 16+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL CLASSES ARE BYOB. 

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. 

7 openings available

$475.00

Pastry Chef Clémence Gossett

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8908

Mon, Dec. 19, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
to
Thu, Dec. 22, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
TEEN CAMP: HOLIDAY BAKING
 

What better way to spend the holidays than baking the most delicious treats for your family? Join Pastry Chef Clemence Gossett for four days of Holiday baking! You'll whisk, fold, and learn essential techniques used for baking a variety of treat that you'll get to spoil your family with all week long!

DAY 1 - HOLIDAY COOKIES

Linzers, Gingerbread Cookies

 

DAY 2 – HOLIDAY BREADS

Challah, Star Bread

 

DAY 3 – CHOCOLATE SOUFFLES

Chocolate Soufflés, Créme Anglaise

 

DAY 4 – YULE LOGS!

 

 

 
THIS IS A 2.5 HOUR CLASS, FROM 10:00am - 1:00pm
AGES 12-16 years old

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. With the exception of Adult Series courses, all students will work in pairs to complete their dishes.

15 openings available

$625.00

Chef Clémence Gossett

 
Class/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
8957

Sat, Jan. 14, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
to
Sun, Jan. 15, 2023 @ 9:30 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: Craft Chocolates from the Bean to the 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

 

DAY 1: FROM 9:30AM-12:30PM PST

DAY 2: FROM 1:00PM-5:00PM PST
 
 
AGES 16+

Masks are optional. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign a waiver and check in with the receptionist. 48 hour cancellation policy: To receive a full account credit in the amount paid for the class, please cancel your reservation 48 hours or more prior to your class. Cancellations within 48 hours of class will not receive account credit. With the exception of Adult Series courses, all students will work in pairs to complete their dishes.

12 openings available

$475.00

Chocolatier Ruth Kennison

 
 
 
Cobbler