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.   
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PREP Videologs:

>>PREP:  Cook an egg in a stainless
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>>Learn To Cook with Chef Elizabeth
Whitt

>>Fabricating a Chicken Chef Martin
Gilligan

>>Trussing a Chicken Chef Martin
Gilligan

>>Dim Sum
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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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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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
share feedback on the AMAZING
class 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
Contact Us / About Us
Wednesday  DAYTIME
April 22
11a-1:30p
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 >>>
Wednesday
April 22
6:30-9p
Sauces 101
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Boost your culinary repertoire with this great class where you will make classic and versatile sauces.  Bring all of
your questions to this hands-on class where Chef Elizabeth Whitt will guide you through the recipes, including:
Hollandaise Sauce
Tomato Bolognese Sauce
Béchamel Sauce
Beurre Blanc Sauce
Cheese Sauce
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Tarragon Chicken with Beurre Blanc Sauce
Spaghetti Bolognese
Broccoli Cheese Gratin
Thursday
April 23
6:30-9p
Meat and Potatoes - Class and Book Signing
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$79    ENROLL
Join us for a night of gourmet and glamour as Celebrity Chef Rahm Fama will be here in person to sign his new book
"Meat and Potatoes".  Chef Fama will stick around to teach all the lucky students some of his personal favorite
recipes from the book, including:
Roast Fingerling Potato and Arugula Salad
New Mexico Red Chili Coffee Crusted Tri Tip
Brick Chicken with Goat Cheese Potato Briquettes
Creamy Corn Blue Cheese Polenta with Caramelized Cippolini Onions
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Savory Bread Pudding Muffins
Friday
April 24
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Iceberg Wedge Salad with, Blue Cheese, Tomato and Bacon
Grilled Steaks with Chocolate Port Reduction
Patricia Wells' Oven Baked Frites with Herbs and Garlic
Chocolate Pots de Crème with Salted Caramel and Spiced Whipped Cream
Saturday
April 25
1-5p
Artisan Bread Workshop
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores Ybaceta
$99     
ENROLL
Join us as everybody's favorite pastry demigod, Chef Karla, teaches bakers of all skill levels how to prepare four
different kinds of dough with many variations.  We will be making:
Braided challah
Focaccia
Classic French baguettes
Chocolate Babka
Saturday
April 25
6-8:30p
Date Night:  Romantic Italy
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
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
Arugula Salad with Mint, Apple and Fennel
Crack Pie - So good, you won't be able to stop eating it!
Wednesday
April 29
6:30-9p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Looking for delicious new ideas for great chicken dinners? Come learn great new recipes to add delicious variety
and excellent revues to your everyday dinners as well as your entertaining repertoire.
Tuscan Chicken en Papillote
Chicken Paillards with Lemon Caper Sauce
Chicken Fajitas
 
Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables with olives
Thursday
April 30
6:30-9p
Slow Cooked Meals
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
Slow cooking but not in a crock pot!. We'll show you how to get the most intense flavor from basic cuts of meat and
how to make the most delicious, delectable, succulent, caramelized vegetables to stand on their own or accompany
any meat. It's all about the layering of flavors and maximizing the culinary potential of separate ingredients.  
Slow Cooked Root Vegetables
Slow Cooked Beef with Creamy Polenta
Slow Cooked Pulled Pork for Carnitas Tacos
Turkey and White Bean Cassoulet
Friday    DAYTIME
May 1
11a-1:30p
All About Herbs, Oils, Salts and Vinegars
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
This great class will focus on using, storing and purchasing herbs, flavored oils, salts and vinegars and how they
best enhance your meals.  We will use herbs like tarragon, dill, parsley, cilantro, basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme,
rosemary and chives.  We will prep all of our herbs for storage to get the most out of them.  We will also taste and
use many olive oils and vinegars and then pair them up with great dishes.  
Tomato and Cheese Toasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Herbs
Salmon with Lemon Oil, Sea Salt and Herb Salad
Farmer’s Market Grilled Vegetable Pasta with Olive Oil, Herbs and Sea Salt
Fresh Fruit with Balsamic Vinegar and Ice Cream
Friday
May 1
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
Saturday
May 2
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
Tuesday
May 5
6:30-9p
30 Minute Italian Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs
Creamy Tomato and Pasta with Basil and Vegetables
Prosciutto and Pea Pasta
Chicken and Zuchinni with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Wednesday
May 6
6:30-9p
Farmer's Market Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Seasonal Fruit Chutney with Bacon and Goat Cheese Toasts
Spice Rubbed Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Balsamic Drizzle
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with Pasta
Chocolate Cherry Tart
Thursday
May 7
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
Thai Beef Salad
Classic Phad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Green Papaya Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Mango
Friday
May 8
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Garlic and Rosemary and Chocolate Cabernet Reduction
Zucchini Au Gratin
Onion and Cheese Mashed Potato Puffs
Soft Center Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Tuesday
May 12
6:30-9p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL

Chicken, is what’s for dinner, but why not spice up your usual repertoire with these great recipes.  Chef Elizabeth
Whitt, a Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduate and seasoned instructor, will introduce you to easy chicken recipes sure to
become your new favorites.  This class is 100% hands-on and great for beginners or seasoned cooks alike.
Chicken Parmesan
Moroccan Chicken Tagine
Couscous with Herbs and Spices
Chicken Marsala
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Wednesday
May 13
6:30-9p
How To Cook Fabulous Fish and Seafood
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
ENROLL
Tuscan Style Oven Roasted White Fish
Seared Scallops with Mushrooms and Balsamic Glaze and Pureed Sweet Potatoes
Salmon Salade Niçoise
Thursday
May 14
6:30-9p
Tastes of Spain: Tapas and Paella
with 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    DAYTIME
May 15
11a-1:30p
Soups and Stocks
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Plan ahead and make those cold winter evenings warm and welcoming with homemade soups and stocks.  
Surprise your family with easy, make-ahead stocks and soups that are sure to cheer them and you.
3 homemade stocks:
Chicken Stock,
Vegetable Stock
Beef Stock
3 homemade soups:
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
French Onion Soup
Friday
May 15
6:30-9p
Steakhouse Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Oven Baked Cast Iron Finished 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
Saturday   DAYTIME
May 16
1-4p
Empanadas Workshop
with Chef Karla Flores Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL
Come and learn the art of these satisfying hand pies from Chef Flores, often referred to as the Empanada Master.  
You'll learn the origins and the myriad different stuffings that make these Latin favorites a standout at any occasion.  
From savory to sweet, to dinner or dessert, empanadas are a great addition to your cuilinary repetoire.
Spanish Picadillo
Spinach and Feta
Spicy Chicken and potatoes
Caramelized Apples
Saturday
May 16
6-8:30p
Wine Lover's Dinner
with Chef Rahm Fama
$89     
ENROLL
Wine is served with each course
Blue Cheese and Bacon Crostini with Cabernet Caramelized Onions
Chopped Kale, Fennel, Radish and Hard Boiled Egg Salad with Toasted Breadcumbs and Champagne Vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon with Corn and Sauvignon Blanc Butter Sauce
Chocolate Cabernet Molten Lava Cakes
Tuesday
May 19
6:30-9p
Summertime Entertaining
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Join Chef Elizabeth Whitt for this great class for those who like to entertain but want to enjoy their own party.  The
sauces, sides, salads and dessert will all be make-ahead so the only thing you will need to do the day of the party is
grill the steak with your friends outside.  
Farmer’s Market Vegetable Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Grilled Steak and Chicken with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Blue Cheese Crumbles
Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Gratin
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cognac Crème Anglaise
Wednesday   DAYTIME
May 20
11a-1:30p
Sauces 101
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Spiced Boost your culinary repertoire with this great class where you will make classic and versatile sauces.  Bring
all of your questions to this hands-on class where Chef Elizabeth Whitt will guide you through the recipes, including:
Hollandaise Sauce
Tomato Bolognese Sauce
Béchamel Sauce
Beurre Blanc Sauce
Cheese Sauce
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Tarragon Chicken with Beurre Blanc Sauce
Spaghetti Bolognese
Broccoli Cheese Gratin
Wednesday
May 20
6:30-9p
Meat, Cheese and Wine Lover's Dinner
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
ENROLL
Join us for this unique opportunity to create a gourmet meal with Le Cordon Bleu Paris Instructor Chef Elizabeth
Whitt.  Learn how to expertly prepare delicious meats and all the trimmings and don't forget to savor some wine
perfectly paired by Chef Whitt for these recipes.
Bacon and Blue Cheese Wedge Salad (paired with a Chardonnay)
Grilled Steaks and Chicken with Sundried Tomato and Herb Sauce and Cheese Crumbles (pairs well with a cabernet,
zinfandel or merlot)
Roasted Potatoes and Mushrooms
Spiced Chocolate Pots de Crème with Whipped Cream (paired with a merlot)
Thursday
May 21
6:30-9p
Slow Cooked Meals
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Slow Braised Vegetables
Slow Cooked Short Ribs with Creamy Rosemary Cheddar Polenta
Slow cooked Pulled Pork for Carnitas Tacos
Turkey and White Bean Cassoulet
Friday
May 22
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   DAYTIME
May 23
1-4p
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 with cream cheese frosting
Vanilla filled with creamy lemon curd and swiss buttercream frosting
Orange Blossom filled with raspberry bavarian cream
Tuesday
May 26
6:30-9p
Dinners From My Travels in Provence
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Fig and Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Tart
Provencal Garlic, Herb and Olive Toasts
Classic Dijon Vinagrette Salad
Cassoulet (French Meat and Bean One-Pot Meal)
Cherry Clafoutis with Sweetened Cream
Wednesday
May 27
6:30-9p
30 Minute Bistro Favorites
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Red Wine Pan Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Salmon with Remoulade Sauce
Herbed Rice Pilaf        
Grilled Steak with Tomato and Blue Cheese Crumbles
Thursday
May 28
6:30-9p
Pizzas and Flatbreads
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Flatbreads with Sausage, Cremini Mushrooms and Asiago Cheese
Pizza Capricciosa - Tomato, Mozzarella, Artichokes, Pancetta and Olives
Pizza Prosciutto e Arugula
Pizza Blanco with Garlic, Mozzarella, Parmesan and Olive OIl
Classic Pizza Sauce
Friday    DAYTIME
May 29
11a-1:30p
Tuscan Feast
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Bruschetta
Fennel and Orange Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Risotto
Porchetta Style Pork Roast
Tiramisu
Friday
May 29
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Garlic and Rosemary and Chocolate Cabernet Reduction
Zucchini Au Gratin
Onion and Cheese Mashed Potato Puffs
Soft Center Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Saturday    DAYTIME
May 30
1-4p
French Pastries
with Chef Karla Flores Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL
Paris-Brest
Mini Eclairs
Pralines
Mini Cream Puffs
Choux Floresntines
Saturday
May 30
6-8:30p
Thai Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Thai Beef Salad
Classic Phad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Green Papaya Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Mango
Tuesday
June 2
6:30-9p
Steak, Chocolate and Wine Paring
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
ENROLL
Wine served with each course
Spinach Strawberry Salad with Chèvre
Steak au Poivre
Leek and Potato Gratin Dauphinois
Chocolate Crème Brulée
Wednesday    DAYTIME
June 3
11a-1:30p
Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Roasted Potatoes with Chipotle Aioli
Parmesan, Artichoke and Jalapeno Tartines
Beef Satay
Goat Cheese and Strawberry Toasts
Grilled Bruschetta
Wednesday
June 3
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
June 4
6:30-9p
Best of the Mediterranean, Italy and Greece
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Often referred to as the Mediterranean Diet, these heart healthy recipes emphasize lean proteins, vegetables and
whole grains. But we don't check the flavor at the door with recipes sure to excite you palate and awaken your
sense of adventure.
Farro Salad with Sauteed 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
June 5
6:30-9p
Surf and Turf
with 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 Hand Whipped Sweet Cream
Saturday    DAYTIME
June 6
1-4p
French Macarons
with Chef 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 Karla'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
June 6
6-8:30p
Cuisine of India
with Chef Dylan Regan
$79     
ENROLL
Experience the rich, varied and deep flavours, aromas and spices of India in this special appearance class with Chef
Dylan Regan.  Chef Regan is a true master of Indian spices and creates the most tantalizing, complex yet simple,
fragrant, light yet complicated Indian dishes we've ever experienced.  
Tandoori Chicken
Lamb Korma
Gobi Mutter Paneer
Mint, Cilantro Chutney
Cucumber Raita
Spiced Basmati Rice with Garlic Ghee
Tuesday
June 9
6:30-9p
Crepes and Souffles
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Souffles
Rasberry Souffle
Ham and Cheese Crepes
Mushroom and Cheese Crepes
Sweet Crepes with Fresh Fruit and Sweet Cream
Thursday
June 11
6:30-9p
Pasta Workshop
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
We're stepping it up a notch this class with some of the most spectacular pasta dishes and techniques we've
encountered over the months.
Pappardelle with Short Ribs
Gemelli Pasta e Ceci - Spiral Pasta with Chickpeas, Spinach and Browned Butter
Spaghetti With Anchovie Butter,  and Pan Fried Tomatoes and Eggplant
Ravioli en Uovo - Salmon mousse filled ravioli with nested egg yolk
Friday     DAYTIME
June 12
11a-1:30p
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
June 12
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Grilled Rib-Eye Bone In Steaks with Garlic and Rosemary Chocolate Cabernet Reduction
Zucchini Au Gratin
Caramelized Onion and Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs
Soft Center Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Saturday    DAYTIME
June 13
1-4p
Summer Pies and Tarts
with Chef Karla Flores Ybacets
$79     
ENROLL
What better way to enjoy the sumptuous local fruits of summer than baking them up in fresh pies and tarts.  Chef
Flores will teach you not only how to make great tasting tarts but show you tricks and techniques for the best
looking tarts on your block.
Peach Sour Cream Pie
Creamy Lemon Meringue Pie
Fruit Tart
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Saturday
June 13
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
Sunday    DAYTIME
June 14
12n-4p
Professional Chef I Series  (6-week)
With Chef Dylan Regan
$900.00     
MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL  

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 >>>
Monday thru
Thursday     
DAYTIME
June 15-18
11a-1:30
PREP Summer Cooking Camp For Kids - Ages 9 through 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!
Monday
June 15
6:30-10p
Professional Chef I Series  (6-week)
With Chef Dylan Regan
$900.00     
MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL  

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 >>>
Tuesday
June 16
6:30-9p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL  
Looking for delicious new ideas for great chicken dinners? Come learn great new recipes to add delicious variety
and excellent revues to your everyday dinners as well as your entertaining repertoire.
Tuscan Chicken en Papillote
Chicken Paillards with Lemon Caper Sauce
Oven Roasted Chicken and Vegetables with olives
Chicken Fajitas
Thursday
June 18
6:30-9p
Knife Skills
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
In this knife basics workshop, we'll show you the ins and outs of what many consider to be a chef's most important
tool.  You'll master basic knife skills and the fundamental cuts for vegetables - mince, chop, dice, brunoise, julienne,
as well as a few advanced techniques.  We'll even show you how to select the right knife for any job and share tips
for keeping all of your knives sharp and well maintained at home.
Matchstick Vegetable Salad
Has Browns With CaramelizedOnins
Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Fruit Skewers
Friday
June 19
6:30-9p
Tastes of Spain: Tapas and Paella
with 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
Saturday   DAYTIME
June 20
1-4p
Introduction To Baking
with Chef Karla Flores Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL While baking is a science, you don't have to be a scientist to be able make baked goods of stellar
quality.  Baking is fun and Chef Flores takes the fear out of baking and puts the fun in. You'll learn simple, basic
recipes and techniques that you can use to experiment with, perfect and move to the next level.
Cherry Voul-au-Vents
Apricot Pinwheels
Apple Rosettes
Saturday
June 20
6-8:30p
Steakhouse Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Oven Baked Cast Iron Finished 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
Monday thru
Thursday
June 22 - 25
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!
Tuesday
June 23
6:30-9p
Julia Child: Bon Apetit
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL  
Join us for this great class celebrating the simplicity of delicious French food.  Le Cordon Bleu Paris Chef Elizabeth
Whitt brings the best of France and Julia Childs and helps translate it into a meal you will enjoy making for your
most favorite guests.
Petit Chaussons aux Roquefort ~ Pastry Turnovers with Roquefort Cheese
Homard Thermidor ~ Lobster Thermador
Épinards à la Crème ~ Creamed Spinach
Rice Pilaf with Almonds
Tarte aux Fraises ~ Fresh Strawberry Tart with Pastry Cream
Wednesday
June 24
6:30-9p
Tapas, Paella and Sangria
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
ENROLL  
Tapas, a great culinary tradition from Spain, are perfect for American entertaining! Come learn delicious dishes
great for your next party.  The tapas and sangria are best when made ahead of time and the Paella is the perfect
one-pot meal that requires very little attention.   
Caramelized Onion and Fig Tarts
Paella with Chicken, Shrimp and Sausage
Manchego, Mushroom, Tomato and Walnut Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
Almond Cakes with Spiced Cream (Pastas de Almedra con Crema)
Sangria with Fresh Fruit
Thursday
June 25
6:30-9p
Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Millet Sliders with Feta, Spinach and Golden Raisins
Zucchini, Potato and Leek Soup
Lemony Brussels Sprout Slaw
Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Farro Salad
Friday
June 26
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Tomato and Bacon
Grilled Steaks with Chocolate Port Reduction
Patricia Wells' Oven Baked Frites with Herbs and Garlic
Chocolate Pots de Crème with Salted Caramel and Spiced Whipped Cream
Saturday   DAYTIME
June 27
1-4p
Croissant Workshop
with Chef Karla Flores Ybaceta
$79     
ENROLL
Crisp on the outside, spongy within and amazingly buttery throughout, the classic croissant appeals wonderfully to
all the senses. And, believe it or not, you don’t need special ingredients or fancy equipment to make your own.
Take on the perfect technique in this workshop where you’ll learn the simple step-by-step basics. Finally, you’ll
customize your croissant dough into delicious, sweet and tempting pastries.
Plain
Chocolate
Hazelnut Nut
Saturday
June 27
6-8:30p
Wine Lovers Dinner
with Chef Rahm Fama
$89     
ENROLL
Wine served with each course
Garden Herb Goat Cheese Mousse Crostini with Caramelized Onions and Aged Balsamic
Pan Seared Salmon with Corn and Sauvignon Blanc Butter Sauce
Mushroom Risotto with Pinot Grigio Essence
Red Wine and Cinnamon Poached Pears with Creme Anglaise
Monday thru
Thursday
June 29 - July 2
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
June 30
6:30-9p
Summertime Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Roasted Potatoes with Chipotle Aioli
Parmesan, Artichoke and Jalapeno Tartines
Beef Satay
Goat Cheese and Strawberry Toasts
Grilled Bruschetta
Wednesday
July 1
6:30-9p
All About Herbs, Oils, Salts and Vinegars
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
This great class will focus on using, storing and purchasing herbs, flavored oils, salts and vinegars and how they
best enhance your meals.  We will use herbs like tarragon, dill, parsley, cilantro, basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme,
rosemary and chives.  We will prep all of our herbs for storage to get the most out of them.  We will also taste and
use many olive oils and vinegars and then pair them up with great dishes.  
Tomato and Cheese Toasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Herbs
Salmon with Lemon Oil, Sea Salt and Herb Salad
Farmer’s Market Grilled Vegetable Pasta with Olive Oil, Herbs and Sea Salt
Fresh Fruit with Balsamic Vinegar and Ice Cream
Thursday
July 9
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Thai Beef Salad
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     
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
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!
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!
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!
Monday thru
Thursday
August 3-6
11a-1:30p
PREP Summer Cooking Camp For Kids - Ages Teens
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 thru
Thursday
August 10-13
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!
Monday thru
Thursday
August 17-20
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!

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