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
CAN WE HELP YOU?
Please Call Us at
562/430-1217
or
Sign Up Online
FAQ

Comments or feedback
about our classes?  Email us at
classes@prepkitchenessentials.com

PREP Videologs:

>>PREP:  Cook an egg in a stainless
steel pan, no sticking

>>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!
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
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
* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
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
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
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
Tuesday
February 24
6:30-9p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
FULL
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 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, 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 Chef 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 Chef Rahm Fama
$79    
FULL
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     
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
Sunday
March 1
1
p-5p
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 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
Wednesday
March 4
11-1:30p
Crepes and Souffles
with Chef 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 Chef Rahm Fama
$89      
FULL
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
Wednesday   DAYTIME
March 11
11a-1:30p
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
Wednesday
March 11
6:30-9p
Cooking For 1 or 2
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Join us for these great recipes perfect for one or two people!  Chef Elizabeth Whitt will also give you lots of tips,
tricks and ideas for successful cooking for one or two.  This class is 100% hands-on and great for beginners or
seasoned cooks alike.  
White Wine Braised Chicken and Vegetables
Quick Beef Stroganoff
Herbed Rice Pilaf
Pad Thai
Thursday
March 12
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Thai Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce
Classic Phad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Green Papaya Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Mango
Friday
March 13
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Chef Rahm Fama
$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
Sunday
March 15
11-1:30p
Dacor Appliances - Use and Care Seminar
with Dacor Representatives   FREE
A light lunch will be served.
Tuesday
March 17
6:30-9p
Gastro Pub Favorites :  The Ultimate in Gourmet Comfort Food
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Come and join us for some delicious and Irish themed comfort food!
Potato Soup with Bacon
Crunchy Cabbage Salad
Meatloaf Sliders
Bread Pudding with Chocolate, Nuts and Irish Whisky Sauce
Wednesday
March 18
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
March 19
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
March 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
Saturday
March 21
1-3:30p
Kids In The Kitchen
with PREP Staff
$59   
ENROLL
Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
Garlic Cheese Twists
Grilled Steak with Butter and Fresh Herb Pistou
Strawberry Cupcakes
Tuesday
March 24
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  DAYTIME
March 25
11a-1:30p
Stocks and Soups
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
Thursday
March 26
6:30-9p
Pizzas and Flatbreads
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Great pizzas start with great dough and after 10 years of testing, practicing, trying and tasting we have found the
ultimate pizza dough almost in our own back yard.  All of our pizzas and flatbreads start with the amazing dough
from Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, AZ - a spectacular pizza parlor known the world over.  Look no further -- we have
found the best dough to build your best pizzas!
Pizza Wiseguy - Roasted Onion, House Smoked Mozzarella, Leeks, Sausage
Pizza Verde - Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan Ricotta, Arugula
Pizza Love - Sunchokes, Sauteed Fennel, Pancetta, Romano
Flatbreads - Caramelized Shallots, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Chovies
Friday
March 27
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
FULL
10 Jewel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
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
March 28
6-8:30p
Steakhouse Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Rib Eye Steak Finished in a Browned Butter Sauce
Hundred Layer Scalloped Potatoes with Truffled Bechamel Sauce
Iceberg Wedge Salad with Tomatoes, Bacon, Chives and Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Orange Balsamic nd Chantilly Cream
Tuesday
March 31
6:30-9p
Meat, Cheese and Wine Lover's Dinner
with 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
April 2
6:30-9p
Best of Italy and Greece
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
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.
Swiss Chard and Feta Tart
Flatbreads with Fig, Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onions
Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Toasted CousCous
Vasilopita - Greek Butter Cake
Friday
April 3
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
April 4
6-8:30p
Wine Lover's Dinner
with Chef 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 with White Wine and Tarragon
Port Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream
Monday   DAYTIME
April 6
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.
Tuesday thru Friday
April 7 thru April 10
11a-1:30p
PREP SPRING BREAK COOKING CAMP FOR KIDS
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, B
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!
>>>>more info and enroll
Tuesday
April 7
6:30-9p
Learn To Cook International Series  (3-week series)
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
$235.00     
MORE INFO AND ENROLL    
Our most popular class!
Join us for an culinary tour learning the techniques behind your favorite international dishes.  This 3 week Hands-On
series focuses on the classic dishes of France, Asia and Italy and the key techniques essential to good cooking.  

In each class we cover the fundamentals of cooking techniques, ingredients and equipment that will help make you
a more confident, capable cook.  We will cover all of the delicious elements of these delicious International cuisines
such as ingredients, techniques, and most importantly how to bring the delicious cuisines of the world into your own
home kitchen.  
Learn more >>>
Wednesday
April 8
6:30-9p
Dinners From My Travels through 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
Thursday
April 9
6:30-9p
Extraordinary Handmade Pastas
with Food Network Star 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, Wilted Arugula and Pan Fried Eggplant
Friday
April 10
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
April 11
6-8:30p
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
Sunday
April 12
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 >>>
Wednesday  DAYTIME
April 15
11a-1:30p
Modern French Bistro
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup with Garlic and Herb Cheese Toasts
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Feta and Herbs and a White Wine Pan Sauce
Shallot, Kale and Bacon Risotto
Mini Cheesecakes with Lavender Berry Coulis
Wednesday
April 15
6:30-9p
Julia Child Made Easy:  Bon Appetit!
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Seared Saumon Sauce Beurre Blanc ~ Salmon with White Wine and Butter Sauce
Oeufs en Cocotte aux herbes~Baked Eggs with Herbs
Salade Verte ~ Green Salad with Classic Dijon Vinaigrette
Légumes Glacées ~ Glazed Vegetables with Herbs
Crème Brulée
Thursday
April 16
6:30-9p
Cheesemaking Workshop
with 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
Queso Blanco
Friday   DAYTIME
April 17
11a-1:30p
Delicious Chicken Dinners
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$79     
ENROLL
Chicken, its 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
Friday
April 17
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 Hand Whipped Sweet Cream
Saturday
April 18
1-4p
French Macarons
with Pastry 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
April 18
6-8:30p
Thai Favorites
with Chef Rahm Fama
$79     
ENROLL
Thai Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce
Classic Phad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Green Papaya Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Mango
Monday
April 20
6:30-9:30p
Professional Chef I Series  (6-week)
With Chef Christianne Winthrop
$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 >>>
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 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
Friday
April 24
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
April 25
1-5p
Artisan Bread Workshop
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores Ybaceta
$99     
ENROLL
Join us as our instructor demonstrates for bakers of all skill levels-even beginners-how to prepare four different
kinds of dough, plus 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     
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
Arugula Salad with Mint, Apple and Fennel
Crack Pie - So good, you won't be able to stop eating it!
Tuesday
April 28
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)
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     
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 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
6:30-9:30p
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
6:30-9:30p
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
6:30-9:30p
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
6:30-9:30p
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
Friday
May 8
6:30-9:30p
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
May 9
1-3:30p
Kids In The Kitchen
with Ollie Cigliano
$59   
ENROLL
Chopped Italian Salad
Lasagna Rolls with Marinara Sauce
Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Return to Top