Our cooking classes

Please note that menus and chefs
are subject to change without notice.
In addition to our full schedule of single hands-on cooking classes listed below, we offer a great roster of multi-part series classes where
students learn everything from Cooking Basics to Cooking Like the Pros.   
>>> Learn more.
Cooking Classes
Dear PREP,
I greatly enjoyed Chef Rahm's Red
Meat Class and placed a review on
Yelp.  Bought a Shun knife and am
working my way through a 10-pound
bag of potatoes.  Joy
Our response to Joy -  Thanks so
much Joy, glad to hear.  We love to
see and hear people build small
business up on Yelp rather than tear
them down.  Small businesses and
customers like you help make
America great!
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Hi Chef Karla,
My son and I were a part of the Slow
Cooking class on the 21st. The boy
will not shut up about your uber
delicious polenta dessert.  He is very
excited to attempt to recreate some
of the tasty goodness from the class.  
Thank you again for all you taught
us.  Jen
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Chef Karla,
Please find a picture of my chocolate
souffle I created yesterday.  I also
made the Coconut Macarons... one
word Yummy:)  Thank you again for
your direction and professionalism.  I
am glad that you are my Chef
Instructor.  See you next Saturday.
Daniel
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Hello Chef Karla,
Let me start by saying that I haven't
stopped singing your praises to
anyone that asks how my class went
this weekend.  It was great to have
you and I actually learned
something.  Thank you for making it a
comfortable and fun environment for
all of us.  Thank you again! You are a
fantastic chef and teacher.  I can't
wait until the coming weekend for the
next class.  Samiya
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Dear PREP,
I had the pleasure of studying with
Chef Elizabeth Whitt during your
Learn To Cook Series and your PRO
CHEF I Series.  Not only was I
introduced to new foods and
techniques, but my class time has
revolutionized how I cook at home.  
Our family is reaping the benefits of
greater nutrition and a more confident
chef in the kitchen.  I wanted to let
you know that Chef Whitt is fantastic.  
She is mindful of everyone's learning
styles and genuinely wants everyone
to succeed.  She has had a
tremendous impact for me
personally.  Thank you for providing
such a competent and thoughtful
teacher.  Michelle
Hello Chef Karla
Let me start by saying that I haven't
stopped singing your praises to
anyone that asks how my class went
this weekend. It was great to have
you and I actually learned something!
Thank you for making it a comfortable
and fun environment for all of us. You
are a fantastic chef and teacher. I
can't wait until the coming weekend
for class
Samiya
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Thank you Chef Fama for a great
class on Friday night.  We had fun and
learned a lot and wuold definitely
make this menu again.  See you in
our next class.  Harriet
My son attended your
halloweenbaking class and absolutely
loved it.  I hope you have a lot more
baking classes for children.
Stacey
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Took you French cooking class tonight
andhad the best time! I will be back.   
Norma
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Hi Chef Martin!
We all had so much fun baking (lots
and lots of) bread last night at PREP
Kitchen Essentials! Thank so much for
sharing your expertise, knowledge,
experience, and skills with us! I am
very much looking forward to baking
many loaves of bread!
Thank you!,   Stephanie
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Loved Chef Rahm's vegan class. We
are also Gluten Free and Sung and he
accommodated us. We learned about
knife handling and so much more.
Thanks again- Diann and Walt
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Hi PREP,  Thank you for the recipe
and for such a fun class! I will
definitely be back for a different class
in the near future! Can't wait to try
the focaccia recipe!    Bridgette
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Thank you Chef Fama for a great
class on Friday night Sept. 26, 2014.  
We had fun and learned a lot and
would definitely make this menu
again!  See you in our next class.
Harriet
My wife and I attended your cooking
class on February 11th in Seal beach.  
We just wanted to let you know how
much we enjoyed the class.  Susie
was just outstanding.  We are still
talking about how much we enjoyed
the class and how much we learned.  
It was just great.  We are
recommending the class to everyone
we talk to about cooking.  Once again,
thank you for a very enjoyable
evening.
Fred and Sheila Schultz
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Hello Karla,
I just wanted to Thank You. I am
inspired again.  Your passion for food
and creating great delights equals all
of ours.  It was a very pleasant
surprise.  
You are a very talented Chef, and
Teacher your recommendations and
techniques were easy  to grasp, and
apply.  I look forward Thank you for
your time and consideration,  Naomi
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Attended two classes with Chef Martin
recently - the Cheese Making class
(FUN and went home with some great
cheeses). And this past Friday
enjoyed the Tamale class. OMG best
tamales I've ever eaten. It took me
an hour and 15 minutes to get to Prep
from Santa Ana (torture!) however,
the class was amazing - we made
over 200 tamales in 3 hours. It was
SO worth the drive. And, again, we
took home a plate full of the most
delicious tamales ever. The chocolate
tamales were a surprise, and I loved
the carmel sauce over them. Chef
Martin makes the class fun and gets
us all involved. THANKS Prep & Chef!
Lori
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Last night's cooking class -- Summer
Superfoods with Dr. Allen Arnette --
was simply fantastic! I've never taken
a cooking class but always wanted to
try one. Allen made it fun &
interesting. And the food was
delicious! I hope I can take his 3-wk
Cleanse classes in the fall.
Sue
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Hi… I wanted to take a moment to
that I had last night at Prep Essentials
with Chef Z.  My three girlfriends and
I traveled in the pouring rain from the
Aliso Viejo/Ladera Ranch area in
South County.  It took us over an
hour to get there  in the rain and
traffic, but every moment was WORTH
IT!!!  Our class was fun, our chef
instructor was fun and our food
recipes were amazing!   
My girlfriends and I used one of our 2
Groupon certificates and we are all
looking forward to using the next
certificate for the next class!!!  
I hope you do more vegetarian or
Vegan based classes.  I easily have
more vegetarian and even meat
eating friends that would love to take
a class.  Who could possibly turn
down an opportunity to drink wine in a
class and eat great food after learning
very handy cooking techniques????
Thanks for having the class and I will
be on the lookout for more!
Shervita Bibbs
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Fantastic folks at PREP -
Each of the four classes I've taken at
PREP so far has been excellent, and I
love the variety that you offer.  Your
Groupon offer was by far the best
deal I've seen on Groupon ever as it
helped me recruit some friends who I
think are now hooked like I am.  But
you had me before that offer and I'll
continue to take classes even though
I've used both Groupons.  Thank you
very much for providing these classes
and for the variety of great chef
instructors you find.  I love your
store!  Cheers,   Lisa
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Dear PREP,  Thank you for the
recipes!  I had a great time with the
class and learned a lot.  I can't wait to
try these recipes at home!  Mary
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Thank you Chef Fama for a great
class on Friday night Sept. 26, 2014.  
We had fun and learned a lot and
would definitely make this menu
again!  See you in our next class.  
When will the new schedule be out?  
Harriet
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Loved Chef Rahm's vegan class. We
are also Gluten Free and Sung and he
accommodated us. We learned about
knife handling and so much more.  
Please add us to your email list.  Diann
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Chef Karla
My husband and I took your steak
class a week ago Saturday. We sat at
the table closest to the kitchen with
another couple and a gal and her
mother.

Anyway, we truly enjoyed your class
and your personality. It all went so
well together - much like the meal.

We will be taking your Peruvian
cooking class next month and can
hardly wait. One of my dearest
friends married a Peruvian man and
they just recently returned from 1 1/2
years of living there (for work). Her
husband is from Chiclayo (not sure if
I spelled that correctly) and they got
us in to Peruvian cuisine. Can't wait to
cook for them after this class!

Thanks so much Karla. Looking
forward to enjoying more culinary
adventures with you.  Molly
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Chef Karla,
Good morning.  Please find a picture
of my chocolate soufflé I created
yesterday attached herein.

It was a lot of fun making them and
friends and family who tried them said
they were amazing.
I also wanted to show you that I
made Coconut Macaroons drizzled in
homemade chocolate ganache.
One word.....Yummy :)

Thank you again for your direction
and professionalism.  I am so glad
that you are my Chef instructor.
Daniel
See you next Saturday.
ph.  562.430.1217
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Monday thru
Thursday
July 20 -23
11a-1:30p
PREP Summer Cooking Camp For Kids - Ages 5-8
with PREP Staff
$299      
MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Summer Cooking Camps will you find the full
package including:
  • Child-friendly staff and environment
  • Camps run 4 days, Monday thru Thursday, 2 1/2 hours, include full meal
  • 100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings, BBQs,
stir frys, crepes, sushi, and much more...)
  • Dynamic and interesting menus (no "baby" recipes), all made from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned,
    packaged or preserved
  • Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while
    having fun!
Wednesday
July 22
6:30-9p
Fabulous Fish and Seafood
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
ENROLL
Pan Seared Salmon with Ponzu Sauce
Almond Rice Pilaf
Grilled Garlic Shrimp with Pasta
Papillote of White Fish Putanesca with Fettuccine
Thursday
July 23
6:30-9p
Tastes of Spain: Tapas and Paella
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Tiny flavor-packed morsels served on small plates, Spanish tapas are meant to be shared and are ideal for easy
entertaining. Join us as we share classic recipes, full of fresh ingredients and seasonal flavors. Whether you're
serving these small plates as part of the meal or hosting a tapas party, we'll show you presentation ideas and
valuable kitchen shortcuts that make preparation a breeze.
Perfect chicken shrimp and chorizo paella
Papas Brava
Piquillo peppers stuffed with spicy salmon tartar and lemon oil
Spanish ham and potato tortilla
Catalan flatbread with tapenade
Friday
July 24
6:30-9p
Dim Sum Workshop
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
The name means "Heart's Desire" and in practice this fun and delicious food - Dim Sum- is a style of Cantonese
food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on
small plates. Chef Rahm will teach you these easy and finger licking dim sum recipes that you can eat and eat until
your Heart's Desire is truly satisfied.
Man Tou - Steamed Bunns
Char Siu Bao - BBQ Pork in Buns
Siu Mai Dumplings - Pork, Shrimp and Vegetarian
Pai Gwat - Garlic Hoisin and Honey Spare Ribs
Yaki Gyoza - Pan Fried and Steamed Dumplings
Saturday
July 25
6-8:30p
Romantic Italy
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Discover a world that is renowned for its rustic yet refined cuisine, incorporating simple ingredients that produce
incredible, authentic flavors. Savor the abundant Italian flavors and create a sumptuous, romantic menu. Our
instructor will teach you and your special someone the techniques behind these satisfying recipes and relay a few
tips on how to make preparation a breeze.
Polpettine Meatballs
Pan Seared Scallops with Orange Gremolata
Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad with Arugula and Mint
Individual Almond Cakes with Rosemary Sauce
Monday thru
Thursday
July 27 - 30
11a-1:30p
PREP Summer Cooking Camp For Kids - Ages 9-13
with PREP Staff
$299      
MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Summer Cooking Camps will you find the full
package including:
  • Child-friendly staff and environment
  • Camps run 4 days, Monday thru Thursday, 2 1/2 hours, include full meal
  • 100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings, BBQs,
stir frys, crepes, sushi, and much more...)
  • Dynamic and interesting menus (no "baby" recipes), all made from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned,
    packaged or preserved
  • Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while
    having fun!
Tuesday
July 28
6:30-9p
Summertime in Provence Wine Dinner
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
ENROLL
Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Grilled Garlic Bread
Grilled Ratatouille
Grilled Steak with Provencal Tomato Sauce
Chocolate Crème Brulee
Wednesday
July 29
6:30-9p
Mexican Grill
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Carne Asada Tacos
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Corn, Rice and Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette and Cheese
Smoky and Spicy Chili Beans
Mexican Spiced Chocolate Tarts with Sweetened Cream
Thursday
July 30
6:30-9p
Flavors of the Mediterranean: Italy and Greece
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Farro Salad with Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms and Chopped Kale
Olive OIl Poached Salmon with Toasted CousCous
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad with Balsamic Reduction
Olive Oil Cake with Orange Syrup
Friday
July 31
6:30-9p
Fun Night Out Dinner and Wine Party
with Chef Rahm Fama
$89     
ENROLL
Join us for and end-of-the-month cooking party where we pull out all the stops for fun.  This is a great social
evening withChef Rahm Fama when you can connect with old friends and make new ones.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Flatbreads with Caramelized Onions, Gorogonzola and Pears
Handmade Tortellini With Bolognese Ragu
Tres Leche Cake with Toasted Coconut
Saturday
August 1
6-8:30p
Steakhouse Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Cast Iron Grilled Flat Iron Steaks with Roquefort Chive Sauce
Broccoli Croquettes Stuffed with Fontina Cheese and Red Pepper Aioli
Braised Leeks With Caramelized Shallots
Chocolcate Hazelnut Torte with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
Sunday
August 2
11a-1:30p
Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes
with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL
Yummmm.  Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly baked, perfectly frosted, light airy cupcake.  Let
Certified Pasty Chef Flores show you the trick of the trades to making these delightful treats at home.  Sinfully
delicious, they are a well deserved treat for everyone!
German Chocolate with Brandy Buttercream
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Vanilla filled with Creamy Lemon Curd and Swiss Buttercream Frosting
Orange Blossom filled with Raspberry Bavarian Cream
Monday thru Thursday
August 3-6
11a-1:30p
PREP Summer Cooking Camp For Kids - TEENS- Special Teens Menu and Class modelled after our
Professional Chef Series
with PREP Staff
$299      
MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Summer Cooking Camps will you find the full
package including:
  • Child-friendly staff and environment
  • Camps run 4 days, Monday thru Thursday, 2 1/2 hours, include full meal
  • 100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings, BBQs,
stir frys, crepes, sushi, and much more...)
  • Dynamic and interesting menus (no "baby" recipes), all made from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned,
    packaged or preserved
  • Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while
    having fun!
Tuesday
August 4
6:30-9p
Summertime in Paris Wine Dinner
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
ENROLL
Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Tartines
Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto, Brie Cheese and White Wine Sauce
Homemade Pasta with Fresh Herbs, Leek and Zucchini
Summer Fruit Philo Dough Napoleons with Sweetened Cream
Wednesday
August 5
6:30-9p
The Tuscan Grill
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Bruschetta with Burrata
Grilled Steak with Basil Salsa Verde
Tuscan Summer Slaw Salad
Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Peach, Blueberry and Rosemary Crumb Crostata
Thurday
August 6
6:30-9p
Flavors of the Southwest and New Mexico
with Food Network Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
New Mexico Red Chili & Coffee Crust Tri-Tip
Creamy Corn Blue Cheese Polenta
Tequila-Lime Corn and Jicama Slaw
Sopapilla with Honey and Confectioner's Sugar
Friday     DAYTIME
August 7
6:30-9p
Learn To Cook Series  (3-week series)
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
$235.00     
MORE INFO AND ENROLL    
Our most popular class!
We designed the Learn to Cook Series for beginners who want to learn the basics and for seasoned cooks looking
to refine their culinary skills. In each of the three classes you'll master fundamental cooking techniques, learn
about a wide range of ingredients, and understand how to use equipment that will make you a more confident,
capable cook.  
Learn more >>>
Friday
August 7
6:30-9p
Surf and Turf
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$89
   ENROLL
Dining out may become a thing of the past after we show you how easy it is to make a classic surf and turf dinner
at home. Using the freshest ingredients from land and sea, our chef will teach you fast and easy techniques for
creating great tasting flavor combinations guaranteed to inspire romance.
Lobster bisque shooters
Shrimp and red pepper ceviche on Cucumbers
Beef medallions with port wine glaze
Garlic confit scalloped potatoes
Chocolate soufflés with salted caramel sauce
Sunday
August 9
6:30-9p
Professional Chef II Series  (5-week)  
with Chef Dylan Regan
For Graduates of our PRO I Series
$600.00     
MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL  
This series is Part 2 in our exclusive Professional Chef Series program.  This 5-week extension is for students who
want to go beyond the basics and then beyond again to learn advanced recipes and  techniques used by the
professional chefs who are calling the shots in restaurant kitchens.  You will build upon what you learned in the Pro
Chef I Series to become an even more confident and accomplished cook.  Tution covers all equipment and
ingredients.   
>>>more
Monday thru Thursday
August 10-13
11a-1:30p
PREP Summer Cooking Camp For Kids - 9-13
with PREP Staff
$299      
MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Summer Cooking Camps will you find the
full package including:
  • Child-friendly staff and environment
  • Camps run 4 days, Monday thru Thursday, 2 1/2 hours, include full meal
  • 100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings, BBQs,
stir frys, crepes, sushi, and much more...)
  • Dynamic and interesting menus (no "baby" recipes), all made from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned,
    packaged or preserved
  • Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while
    having fun!
Tuesday
August 11
6:30-9p
Pies and Tarts
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Join Le Cordon Bleu Paris Trained Pastry Chef Elizabeth Whitt and create delicious and easy pies and tarts.  This
class is 100 % hands-on and great for beginners or seasoned cooks alike.
Chocolate Cream Pie
Fresh Fruit Tart with Shortbread Crust
Key Lime Pie
Wednesday
August 12
6:30-9p
Learn To Cook Series  (3-week series)
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
$235.00     
MORE INFO AND ENROLL    
Our most popular class!
We designed the Learn to Cook Series for beginners who want to learn the basics and for seasoned cooks looking
to refine their culinary skills. In each of the three classes you'll master fundamental cooking techniques, learn
about a wide range of ingredients, and understand how to use equipment that will make you a more confident,
capable cook.  
Learn more >>>
Thursday
August 13
6:30-9p
Farm to Table:  Farmer's Market Dinners
with Food Network Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Ten Jewel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil and Burrata
Homemade Pasta with English Peas and Asparagus Pesto
Beef Bisteca with Figs, Gorgonzola and Fig Balsamic Reduction
Plum and Cardamom Tart
Friday
August 14
6:30-9p
Cheesemaking Workshop
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$89     
ENROLL
Among the most popular items on any menu, cheeses are surprisingly easy to prepare at home with our help. We’ll
teach you how to make several basic varieties that you can then embellish as you see fit. You’ll see that store-
bought cheese can’t hold a candle to making them fresh. Sign up early, this class always sells out.  You will learn
to make:
Fresh mozzarella
Ricotta
Crème fraiche
Homemade butter
Mascarpone
Fresh burrata mozzarella
Saturday
August 15
12n-4p
French Macarons
with Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL
It's all about the foot and the delicacy and crunch and the egg whites and the beating time and, well, you'll get it
once you take Chef Winthrop's class where you will learn how to create patisserie-quality French macarons at
home. Our certified Pastry Instructor will walk you through techniques for making these classic pastries and a
variety of  fillings. Despite the rumors, these delicate beauties are easier to make than you might think.
Pink Macarons
Yellow Macarons
Green Macarons
Buttercream Frosting
Chocolate Ganache
Saturday
August 15
6-8:30p
Succulent Steak and Dark Chocolate
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$79
   ENROLL
Pan Seared, Oven Finished Steaks with Chocolate Balsamic Reduction
Chopped Kale Salad with Hard Boiled Egg and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Cheddar Cheese and Sage Potato Puffs
Roasted Broccoli with Umami Butter
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Chantilly Whipped Cream
Thursday
July 9
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Thai Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Classic Phad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Green Papaya Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Mango
Friday
July 10
6:30-9p
Grillin', Smokin' and Chillin'
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
Hang and chill with  Food Network Star Rahm Fama as he grills some of his favorite recipes from his hit cookbook
"Meat and Potatoes".  There will be plenty of book copies for chef signing and plenty of down home good food to
eat at this summertime extravaganza.
Red Chili and Coffee Crusted Tri-Tip
Grilled Sweet Corn with Lime and Paprika Butter
Smoked Ribs with Chipotle Maple Sauce
Grilled Peach and Cherry Tart
Saturday
July 11
1-4p
Professional Chef Pastry Series  (4 Week Series)
With Karla Flores-Ybaceta
MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL  
If learning to bake like a Professional Pastry Chef sounds like the cooking opportunity you've been dreaming of, you've
just found it in our Professional Chef Pastry Series.

More Than a Cooking Class—An Experience: PREP's Pro Pastry Series is so much more than just your typical cooking
class. It's an intensive immersion
into the world of baking, pastries, breads and cakes. You'll learn to  bake like a professional with the guidance of our
famed chef-instructors. You'll prepare and enjoy fabulous dishes  and when you're done, you may just surprise
yourself with how much you've grown as a chef.

Top-quality ingredients, professional instruction, and a spirited community of chefs...they're all waiting for you at Prep
Kitchen Essentials.

Learn more about our PRO PASTRY Series >>>
Monday thru
Thursday
July 13 - 16
11a-1:30p
PREP Summer Cooking Camp For Kids - Ages 9-13
with PREP Staff
$299      
MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Summer Cooking Camps will you find
the full package including:
  • Child-friendly staff and environment
  • Camps run 4 days, Monday thru Thursday, 2 1/2 hours, include full meal
  • 100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings,
    BBQs,
stir frys, crepes, sushi, and much more...)
  • Dynamic and interesting menus (no "baby" recipes), all made from whole food ingredients  -- nothing
    canned, packaged or preserved
  • Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork,
    while having fun!
Wednesday
July 15
6:30-9p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Lemon and Garlic Chicken
Za’atar Rice Pilaf
Chicken and Vegetable Thai Green Curry
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Tomato, Corn and Basil Sauce and Pasta
Flambéed Summer Fruit with Ice Cream and Balsamic Drizzle
Thursday
July 16
6:30-9p
Surf and Turf
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$89
   ENROLL
Dining out may become a thing of the past after we show you how easy it is to make a classic surf and turf dinner
at home. Using the freshest ingredients from land and sea, our chef will teach you fast and easy techniques for
creating great tasting flavor combinations guaranteed to inspire romance.
Lobster bisque shooters
Shrimp and red pepper ceviche on Cucumbers
Beef medallions with port wine glaze
Garlic confit scalloped potatoes
Chocolate soufflés with salted caramel sauce
Friday      DAYTIME
July 17
11a-1:30p
Learn To Cook INTERNATIONAL Series:  3-week series
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
$235.00  
   MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Week 1 - Learn To Cook France, Week 2 - Learn To Cook Italy, Week 3 - Learn to Cook Asia
We designed the Learn to Cook Series for beginners who want to learn the basics of International cooking and for
seasoned cooks looking to refine their culinary skills. In each of the three classes you'll master fundamental cooking
techniques, learn about a wide range of ingredients, and understand how to use equipment that will make you a
more
confident, capable and cook.  
Learn more >>>
Friday
July 17
6:30-9p
Succulent Steak and Dark Chocolate
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$79
   ENROLL
Pan Seared, Oven Finished Steaks with Chocolate Balsamic Reduction
Chopped Kale Salad with Hard Boiled Egg and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Cheddar Cheese and Sage Potato Puffs
Roasted Broccoli with Umami Butter
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Chantilly Whipped Cream
Saturday
July 18
6-8:30p
Dinner With Friends
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Here's a great reason to get out of the house, mingle and meet new people and have a fabulous time socializing in
the kitchen while whipping up an awesome meal.  And really, what is better, we ask, then preparing and sharing a
great meal with friends, old and new.  
Chicken Piccata with White Wine Sauce, Lemon and Capers
Homemade Pasta Strips with Pressed Herbs and an Garden Herb Pesto
Stuffed and Slow Roasted Portobello Mushrooms and Tomatoes
Pear Crisp with Balsamic Pear Reduction
Monday thru Thursday
August 17-20
11a-1:30p
with PREP Staff
$299      
MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Summer Cooking Camps will you find the full
package including:
  • Child-friendly staff and environment
  • Camps run 4 days, Monday thru Thursday, 2 1/2 hours, include full meal
  • 100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings, BBQs,
stir frys, crepes, sushi, and much more...)
  • Dynamic and interesting menus (no "baby" recipes), all made from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned,
    packaged or preserved
  • Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while
    having fun!
Monday
August 17
6:30-9p
Salsas and Sauces
with Chef Dylan Regan
$79     
ENROLL
Chilito Quemado - Burnt Chipotle Salsa
Fire Roasted Salsa Gardena
Tomatillo, Poblano, Avocado Salsa
Salsa Fresca ala Molcjete
Black Bean, Mango, Cucumber, Avocado, Pico de Gallo
Salsa Oaxaca
Citron Ceviche de Camaron (Shrimp)
Three Citrus Achiote Mojo with Pollo and Carna Asada
Arroz Fresco - Herbed Rice
Hand Made Tortilla de Maiz - Corn Tortilla
Tuesday
August 18
6:30-9p
Dinners from my Travels in Provence
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Figs, Prosciutto and Feta Cheese with Balsamic and Greens
Grilled Rosemary and Garlic Bread
Grilled Spice Rubbed Steak with Tomato and Herb Sauce
Provencal Zucchini and Eggplant
Phyllo Dough Tartlettes with Summer Berries and Mascarpone
Thursday
August 20
6:30-9p
Tastes of Spain: Tapas and Paella
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Tiny flavor-packed morsels served on small plates, Spanish tapas are meant to be shared and are ideal for easy
entertaining. Join us as we share classic recipes, full of fresh ingredients and seasonal flavors. Whether you're
serving these small plates as part of the meal or hosting a tapas party, we'll show you presentation ideas and
valuable kitchen shortcuts that make preparation a breeze.
Perfect chicken shrimp and chorizo paella
Papas Brava
Piquillo peppers stuffed with spicy salmon tartar and lemon oil
Spanish ham and potato tortilla
Catalan flatbread with tapenade
Friday
August 21
6:30-9p
Southern Comforts
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL Take a trip down south with this down home comfort menu. Enjoy making classics and putting new
twists on old favorites from this region rich with culinary treasures. Chef Rahm will have you speaking and cooking
with a southern drawl by the end of class!
Shrimp & Grits
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Sausage Mac n Cheese with Apples and Sage
Slow Braised Mustard Greens
Banana and Dark Rum Pudding
Saturday
August 22
12n-4p
French Pastries
with Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL
Learn how to create patisserie-quality French pastries macarons at home. Our instructor will walk you through
techniques for making a variety of classic pastries and fillings. These delicate beauties are easier to make than
you might think.
Pate au choux
Quick puff pastry
Vanilla pastry cream
Chocolate-glazed éclairs
Fresh Fruit Tarts
Saturday
August 22
6-8:30p
Handmade Pasta Workshop
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
Let Chef Rahm Fama show you the ins and outs of making perfect pasta every time from the salting of the water
to al dente cooking to proper saucing and plating.  And then there's the homemade noodles and sauce. Chef Rahm
will show you how to pull it all together to make the most delicious and satisfying pastas imaginable.  And it's much
easier than it may seem!!!
Thomas Keller's Basic Pasta Dough
Gemelli with Lemon Chile Pesto and Egg
BLT Bucatini - Bacon, Spinach and Tomato
Spaghetti Fra Diavolo - with Shrimp, Feta and Red Pepper
PAsta Fritta alka Siciliana - Sweet Sicilian Fried Pasta
Tuesday
August 25
6:30-9p
Knife Skills
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Come and learn knife skills from Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduate and seasoned culinary
instructor.  We will discuss knives, cutting boards, knife skills, handling, keeping your knives sharp, and all sort of
knife cuts.  You will practice while making delicious recipes sure to please.  Whether you are a seasoned home
chef or a beginner making your foray into cooking, this class is a must.
Farmers’ Market Salad
Grilled Steak Tacos with Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salsa
Chicken with Mango Corn Salad
Caramelized Fruit with Vanilla Ice Cream and Balsamic Drizzle
Wednesday  DAYTIME
August 26
11a-1:30p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL Grilled Lemon and Garlic Chicken
Za’atar Rice Pilaf
Chicken and Vegetable Thai Green Curry
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Tomato, Corn and Basil Sauce and Pasta
Flambéed Summer Fruit with Ice Cream and Balsamic Drizzle
Thursday
August 27
6:30-9p
Grillin', Smokin' and Chillin'
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Hang and chill with  Food Network Star Rahm Fama as he grills some of his favorite recipes from his hit cookbook
"Meat and Potatoes".  There will be plenty of book copies for chef signing and plenty of down home good food to
eat at this summertime extravaganza.
Red Chili and Coffee Crusted Tri-Tip
Grilled Sweet Corn with Lime and Paprika Butter
Smoked Ribs with Chipotle Maple Sauce
Grilled Peach and Cherry Tart
Friday
August 28
6:30-9p
Dinner With Friends
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Here's a great reason to get out of the house, mingle and meet new people and have a fabulous time socializing in
the kitchen while whipping up an awesome meal.  And really, what is better, we ask, then preparing and sharing a
great meal with friends, old and new.  
Chicken Piccata with White Wine Sauce, Lemon and Capers
Homemade Pasta Strips with Pressed Herbs and an Garden Herb Pesto
Stuffed and Slow Roasted Portobello Mushrooms and Tomatoes
Pear Crisp with Balsamic Pear Reduction
Saturday
August 29
12n-4p
Tamales Workshop
with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL
In Mexico special occasions are greeted with a tradition we think your family and friends would love to follow.
Everyone, young and old alike, gathers in the kitchen to enjoy each other's company and to assemble a mountain
of tamales. In this class we'll show you everything you need to make these treats part of your own culinary
repertoire, from making fresh masa (dough) and classic fillings to wrapping techniques and tasty sauces.
Basic Tamale Making Technique
Shredded Pork with Green-Mole Sauce
Cheese Corn and Poblano Tamales with Pasilla Cream Sauce
Chocolate Tamales
Saturday
August 29
6-8:30p
Thai Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Thai Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Classic Phad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Green Papaya Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Mango
Wednesdays starting
September
9
6:30-10p
Learn To Cook INTERNATIONAL Series:  3-week series
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
$235.00  
   MORE INFO AND ENROLL
Week 1 - Learn To Cook France, Week 2 - Learn To Cook Italy, Week 3 - Learn to Cook Asia
We designed the Learn to Cook Series for beginners who want to learn the basics of International cooking and for
seasoned cooks looking to refine their culinary skills. In each of the three classes you'll master fundamental
cooking
techniques, learn about a wide range of ingredients, and understand how to use equipment that will make you a
more
confident, capable and cook.  
Learn more >>>
Mondays starting
September 14
6:30-10p
Professional Chef I Series  (6-week)
$900.00     MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL  
with Christianne Wihnthrop
Our Professional Chef Series are designed for people
interested in careers as chefs, cooks, caterers or other positions
in the food service industry as well as for home cooks who want to
take their cooking to a professional level.  We teach attendees the equipment, ingredients, techniques, skills and
temperaments used by professional chefs and necessary to work in the food service industry.

Our affordable yet comprehensive courses are perfect for students who,
due to time, scheduling or financial constraints, are not able to attend
full-time culinary school. Because our program is part-time, the cost is significantly less than a full-time culinary
institute.  Tuition covers all equipment and ingredients used in the class.

Learn more about our PRO I Series >>>
Sundays starting
September 14
12noon-4p
Professional Chef I Series  (6-week)
$900.00     MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL  
with Dylan Regan
Our Professional Chef Series are designed for people
interested in careers as chefs, cooks, caterers or other positions
in the food service industry as well as for home cooks who want to
take their cooking to a professional level.  We teach attendees the equipment, ingredients, techniques, skills and
temperaments used by professional chefs and necessary to work in the food service industry.

Our affordable yet comprehensive courses are perfect for students who,
due to time, scheduling or financial constraints, are not able to attend
full-time culinary school. Because our program is part-time, the cost is significantly less than a full-time culinary
institute.  Tuition covers all equipment and ingredients used in the class.

Learn more about our PRO I Series >>>
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