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
January 21
11a-1:30p
Learn To Cook Series (3-week series)
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
$235     
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
January 21
6:30-9p
Sauces 101
with Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
FULL
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 Sauce, Béchamel Sauce, Beurre Blanc Sauce, Cheese Sauce.  
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Tarragon Chicken with Beurre Blanc Sauce
Tri-Color Macaroni and Cheese with Tomato Sauce
Broccoli Cheese Gratin
Thursday
January 22
6:30-9p
Slow Cooked Meals
with Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
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 Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta
Slow Cooked Pulled Pork for Carnitas Tacos
Slow Cooked Black Beans
Turkey and White Bean Cassoulet
Friday
January 23
6:30-9p
Pizzas and Flatbreads
with Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Want to know the secrets of the real pizza parlor chefs? Want to not only feel confident with making pizza dough but
also discover the creative ways of shaping the dough into fantastic pizza pies? Then this is the class for you. We will
use all kinds of toppings, and all varieties of cheeses to create incredible Italian and American regional pizzas you will
love to recreate at home. It’s easy and fun.
Classic thin crust pizza with dough recipe from Chris Bianco of Bianco Pizza
Pizza Capricciosa - Tomato, mozzarella, artichokes, mushrooms, panchetta and olives
Pizza Prociutto e Arugula with mozarella
Pizza Blanco - garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, basil, parmesan, olive oil
Grilled Flatbreads with cremini mushrooms and tallegio cheese
Saturday
January 24
1-3:30p
French Pastries
with Christianne Winthrop
$79     ENROLL
Learn how to create patisserie-quality French pastries 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
January 24
6-8:30p
Steakhouse Favorites
with Food Network Start Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
Wanna learn how to duplicate those great steakhouse flavors and aromas in your own kitchen?  We'll show you how
beginning with selecting the meat, seasoning the meat and cooking the meat as well as perfection techniques for all
the trimmings.  
Oven Baked then Cast Iron Grill Finished Flat Iron Steak with Roquefort Chive Sauce
Potatoes Romanoff
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Gruyere Popovers
Lemon Chiffon Pie with Gingersnap Crust
Tuesdays
January 27,
February 3, 10
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 >>>
Wednesday
January 28
6:30-9p
How To Cook Fabulouse Fish and Seafood
with 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
January 29
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Food Network Star 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
January 30
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
Grilled Hangar Steak with Garlic and Rosemary and Chocolate Cabernet Reduction
Truffled Mashed Potatoes
10 Jewel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Carrots and Parsnips with Lemon and Honey
Chocolate Souffles
Saturday
January 31
2-4:30p
Parents and Kids Cook
with PREP Staff
$79 for the pair  
  FULL
Everyone is invited, parents, aunts, uncles, grandpas or anyone with a young'un or two who are excited about cooking
and learning valuable skills and great recipes.
Caesar Salad Pizzas
Asian Beef Stirfry with Broccoli
Apple Turnovers with Vanilla Icing
Thursday
February 5
6:30-9p
Best of Italy and Greece
with Rahm Fama
$79
   FULL
Often referred to as the Mediterranean Diet, these heart healthy recipes emphasize healthy fats, whole grains,
vegetables and fruits.  But we don't check the flavor at the door -- these recipes are bursting with the savory and
sweet ingredients that are sure to awaken your palates and excite your senses.
Farro Salad with Mushrooms and Kale
Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Toasted CousCous
Bruschetta Skewers with Tomatoes, Mozarella, Basil and Balsamic Reduction
Apricot Cake with Orange Syrup
Friday
February 6
6:30-9p
Dinner With Friends
with Rahm Fama
$79
   FULL
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
February 7
6-8:30p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$79     FULL
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
Wednesdays  DAYTIME
February 11, 18, 25
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  
W
eek 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 >>>
Wednesday
February 11
6:30-9p
Meat, Cheese and Wine Lover's Dinner
with Elizabeth Whitt
$89     
FULL
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)
Pork Brochettes with Lemon Garlic Sauce (pairs well with a cabernet, zinfandel or Syrah Grenache blend)
Roasted Potatoes and Mushrooms
Spiced Chocolate Pots de Crème with Whipped Cream (paired with a merlot)
Thursday
February 12
6:30-9p
Extraordinary Handmade Pastas
with Food Network Star 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 month
s.
Pasta Ribbons studded with Delicate Herbs and Fresh Tomato Sauce
Ravioli in Uovo - Egg Yolk nestled in a nest of Salmon, Spinach and Ricotta
Tagliatelle With Clams and Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
Friday
February 13
6:30-9p
Valentine's Day Dinner
with Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
Rib Eye Steak Finished in a Browned Butter Sauce
Hundred Layer Scalloped Potatoes with Truffled Bechamel Sauce
Iceberg Wedge Salade with Tomatoes, Bacon, Chives and Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Raspbery Sauce and Chantilly Cream
Saturday
February 14
6-8:30p
Valentine's Day Dinner
with Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$79     
FULL
Rib Eye Steak Finished in a Browned Butter Sauce
Hundred Layer Scalloped Potatoes with Truffled Bechamel Sauce
Iceberg Wedge Salade with Tomatoes, Bacon, Chives and Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Raspbery Sauce and Chantilly Cream
Tuesday
February 17
6:30-9p
Risotto and Gnocchi
with Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Gnocchi Parisienne with Bolognese Sauce
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
Risotto Milanese
Shrimp Risotto
Wednesdays
February 18, 25,
March 4
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
February 19
6:30-9p
Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes
with Rahm Fama
$79
   ENROLL
Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad
Lemony Brussels Sprouts Slaw
Zucchini Soup with Creme Fraiche and Cilantro
Goat Cheese or Chickpea Cakes with Rosemary and Lavender Honey
Quinoa Sliders
Friday
February 20
6:30-9p
Surf and Turf
with Rahm Fama
$89
   FULL
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 and your date fast and easy
techniques for creating great tasting flavor combinations guaranteed to inspire romance.
Lobster bisque shooters
Shrimp and red pepper ceviche on endive spears
Beef medallions with port wine glaze
Garlic confit scalloped potatoes
Chocolate soufflés with salted caramel sauce
Saturdays beginning
February 21
1-5p
Professional Chef Pastry Series  (4-week)   
With Chef Kathleen Lunetto
$375.00     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 >>>
Saturday
February 21
6-8:30p
Thai Favorites
with Food Network Star 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
Sunday
February 22
1-3:30p
Parents and Kids Cook
with PREP Staff  FULL
Everyone is invited, parents, aunts, uncles, grandpas or anyone with a young'un or two who are excited about
cooking and learning valuable skills and great recipes.
Caesar Salad Pizzas
Asian Beef Stirfry with Broccoli
Apple Turnovers with Vanilla Icing
Mondays beginning
February 23
11a-1:30p
Eat Smart:  Healthy Cooking and Eating Series (3-week series)
with Lisa Dohner
$235   
MORE INFO AND ENROLL
This 3 week Hands-On series is designed for people who want to learn a life-long approach to weight loss, weight
maintenance and healthy eating. It is not a diet or a fast or a juicing or supplement regimen, it is not a short-term or
a temporary eating plan.  It is a life-time approach to eating and looking at the food you eat as the single most
important factor in determining physical and mental health and well being.

In each class we discuss the sources of "good" foods, what to eat in abundance, what to eat in moderation and what
to cut out of your diet.  We learn the importance of "Whole Foods" and how to balance vegetables, proteins, fats and
carbohydrates.  We learn sources of high-fiber foods and high anti-oxidant foods.  We cover a multitude of recipes
that you can make for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snack options. In addition to specific recipes, we teach
you the basics of food nutrition and food categories so that you learn how to create your own healthy meals and
recipes.
Mondays beginning
February 23
6:30-9p
Professional Chef I Series  (6-week)
With Chef Katheen Lunetto
$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
February 24
6:30-9p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with 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
Thursday
February 26
6:30-9p
Knife Skills
with 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, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet and
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
Hash Browns with Caramelized Onions
Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Fruit Skewers
Friday     DAYTIME
February 27
11a-1:30p
30-Minute Gourmet Meals
with Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Kale and Bacon Pasta Carbonara
Spice Rubbed Salmon with Tomato Herb Rice Pilaf
Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushroom Pan Sauce
Lemon, Herb and Parmesan Quinoa
Friday
February 27
6:30-9p
Tastes of Spain:  Tapas and Paella
with 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
February 28
6-8:30p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Food Network Star 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
Sunday
March 1
12n-4p
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.

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.
Tuesday
March 3
6:30-9p
All About Herbs, Oils, Salts and Vinegars
with 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
Wednesday
March 4
11-1:30p
Crepes and Souffles
with Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Taught by Elizabeth Whitt, Le Cordon Bleu Paris Pastry chef, you will prepare both sweet and savory crêpes and
soufflés.  In this fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn the secrets to perfect crêpe batter, flipping and filling as
well as tips for successful soufflés and how to avoid the common mistakes.
Blue Cheese Soufflé with Herb Salad
Grand Marnier Soufflé with Orange Cream
Savory Crepes with Vegetables and Cheese
Crepes with Chocolate and Caramelized Fruit
Thursday
March 5
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 fun 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
Fridays   DAYTIME
March 6, 13, 20
11-1:30a
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
March 6
6:30-9p
Wine Lover's Dinner
with Rahm Fama
$89      
ENROLL
Preparing for a visit to wine country, remembering a delightful
one or just dreaming? It doesn’t matter, because we’ll take you on a culinary journey with a menu full of dishes
designed to match beautifully with an assortment of wines. You and your friends will learn tips on cooking with wine,
and how to create, from start to finish, an entire wine lovers’ dinner.
Garden Herb Goat Cheese Mousse Crostini with Caramelized Shallots and Cabernet Caramel
Grilled Salmon with Corn and Sauvignon Blanc Butter Sauce
Mushroom Risotto
Port Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream
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