Our cooking classes - book online or call our store at 562.430.1217 

​​​​​​​Friday April 21   
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Thai Beef with Peanut Sauce
Classic Pad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Thai Cabbage Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Yellow Mango (in season) or Bananas

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Saturday April 22
6:30-9p
Dim Sum Favorites

with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$89   ENROLL

Man Tou Buns
Char Siu Bao - Chinese Steamed Buns with BBQ Pork Filling
Sew Mai Dumplings
Pai Gwat - Garlic Spareribs
Gyoza Pot Stickers  
               

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Sunday April 23

​2-4p

Parents and Kids Cook Together

With PREP Staff

$89 For Pair   ENROLL

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

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Tuesdays April 25
11a-1:30p      DAYTIME
Cooking WIth Spices
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris

$89.00   ENROLL
Come and taste the difference a little spice makes.  Make your own spice blends and use them in  incredible dishes, both sweet and savory, with spices such as turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, coriander and many more.  This class is 100 % hands-on and great for beginners or seasoned cooks alike.
Spice Rubbed Grilled Steak and Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce
Vegetable Curry
Mediterranean Spiced Rice Pilaf
Caramelized Fruit with Spices, Ice Cream and Balsamic Drizzle

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Tuesdays April 25, May 2, May 9
6:30-9p
Learn To Cook Series  (3-part)
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris

$259.00     MORE INFO, CALENDAR 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.

In all of PREP's Learn To Cook Series Chef Whitt instructs in a highly methodical, precise manner, carefully attending to the student's skill levels and striving to provide for each student their own personal class objectives stated on the first day of class.  MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL
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Wednesday April 26
6:30-9p  
Classic French Steak Dinner
With Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL
Asparagus and Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts
Steak with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Herb Roasted Potatoes and Root Vegetables
Pear and Almond Tart with Rosemary Cream

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Friday April 28
6:30-9p 
Tastes of Spain:  Tapas and Paella
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Bite sized 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. And you'll learn 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​

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Saturday April 29
10:30a-2p
Empanadas Workshop

with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$89   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 culinary repertoire.
Spanish Picadillo
Spinach and Feta
Spicy Chicken and Potatoes
Caramelized Apple

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Saturday April 29
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.
Baked Crab Dip
Garlicky Shrimp Scampi
Steak with port wine glaze
Eggplant Parmesan
Chocolate Mousse Cake 
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Tuesday May 2    DAYTIME
11a-1:30p  

Easy One Pot Meals
With Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL
Braised Short Ribs
Shrimp Risotto
French Cassoulet

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Wednesday May 3
6:30-9p  
Mexican Grill
With Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Grilled Carne Asada Tacos
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Corn, Rice and Tomato Salad with Lime Vinaigrette and Cheese
Smoky and Spicy Chili Beans
Mexican Spiced Chocolate Tarts with Sweetened Cream

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Thursday May 4
6:30-9p

Cast Iron Cooking

with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama
$89   FULL

Pepper Crusted New York Strip Steaks with Parsley Butter Potatoes
Pan Seared Salmon with Crisp Brussels Sprouts
Cast Iron Seared Asparagus with Mint Hollandaise
Creamy Cornbread Cake
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Friday May 5

6:30-9p

Romantic Italian Dinner
with Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Imagine yourself strolling through the Venice Canals, exploring the galleries of Florence or touring the Tuscan countryside as you prepare an authentic Italian Dinner replete with ingredients, aromas and traditions of the most glorious food culture in the history of civilization.  At PREP's Romantic Italian Dinner, we'll take you there...
Flatbreads with Gorgonzola, Pear and Caramelized Onions
Grilled Bisteca with Roasted Tomato and Feta
Pan Fried Eggplant with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers
Shaved Fennel, Celery and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Mini Cannolis with Mascarpone and Shaved Chocolate

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Saturday May 6
10:30a-3p
Advanced Artisan Bread Class
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$99   ENROLL

Take your bread making skills to the next level in this advanced bread making class with Chef Flores.  Learn further strategies for mixing, fermenting, shaping, and baking and delve deeper into how various starters and fermentation techniques affect flavor and appearance.

Potato Sourdough
Whole wheat, rye and nut sourdough
Ciabatta
Seven grain Bread

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​​Wednesday May 10
6:30-9p
Fabulous Fish and Seafood
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Tuscan Style Oven Roasted White Fish
Seared Scallops with Mushrooms and Balsamic Glaze
Pureed Sweet Potatoes
Salmon Salade Niçoise

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Friday May 12         
6:30-9p
Steak and Dark Chocolate
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL
Pan Seared Rib Eye With Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce
Cauliflower Puree with Brown Butter and Sage
Broccoli With Anchovy Butter
Chopped Salad with Cilantro Pepita Dressing
Chocolate Fondue with Creme Anglaise

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​​Saturday May 13
2-4:30p

Empanadas Workshop
with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$89   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 culinary repertoire.

Spanish Picadillo
Spinach and Feta
Spicy Chicken andPpotatoes
Caramelized Apple 

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Saturday May 13
6:30-9p
Wine Lover’s Dinner
with Food Network Star 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.
Blue Cheese Crostini with Applewood Bacon-Cabernet Reduction
Roasted Beet Salad with Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese and Merlot Vinaigrette
Au Poivre Hangar Steak with Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Cabernet-Poached Pears with Cream Anglaise

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Sunday May 14
​2-4p
Parents and Kids Cook Together
With PREP Staff

$89 For Pair   ENROLL
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.
Chinese Chicken Salad

Pork and Scallion Dim Sum Dumplings

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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​Tuesday May 16 
6:30-9p
Summertime Entertaining
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   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 Chimichurri Sauce and Cheese Crumbles
Spinach and Mushroom Pasta Gratin
Peach and Berry Cobbler with Sweet Cream

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Wednesday May 17   DAYTIME
11a-1:30p
Sauces 101
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   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

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Wednesday May 17 
6:30-9p
Mediterranean: Best of Italy and Greece
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Artichoke, Feta and Tomato Tarts
Athens Orzo
Tuscan Summer Slaw
Grilled Chicken and Steak with Tuscan Marinade
Herb Garlic Sauce
Olive Oil Cake with Honey Cream

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Thursday May 18
6:30-9p 
Tastes of Spain:  Tapas and Paella
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Bite sized 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. And you'll learn 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

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Friday May 19
6:30-9p
Dinner With Friends
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   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

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Saturday  May 20   DAYTIME
10:30-2p
Cupcakes! Cupcakes!! Cupcakes!!!
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89   ENROLL

Banana-Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes
Coconut Dream Cupcakes
Key Lime delight Cupcakes

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Sunday May 21

2-4p

Kids in the Kitchen

with PREP Staff

$65  ENROLL

Handmade Pizzas with Caesar Salad
Asian Beef Stirfry with Broccoli
Apple Turnovers with Vanilla Icing

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Monday May 22
6:30-9p
Tastes of India
with Chef Dylan Regan

$89   ENROLL

Experience the rich, varied and deep flavors, 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

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Tuesday May 23     
6:30-9p  
Evening in Provence
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Fennel and Orange Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Provencal Roasted Chicken
Spinach and Artichoke Pasta
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

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Wednesday May 24
6:30-9p
Classic French Steak Dinner
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Coquilles St. Jacques A La Provençale ~ Scallops Gratineed with Wine, Garlic and Herbs
Steak au Poivre ~ Pepper Steak with Brandy Sauce
Gratin Dauphinois ~ Scalloped Potatoes

Chocolate Pots de Crème ~ Chocolate Custard Cups

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Friday May 26
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.
Baked Crab Dip
Garlicky Shrimp Scampi
Steak with port wine glaze
Eggplant Parmesan
Chocolate Mousse Cake 

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Saturday May 27    DAYTIME
10:30a-2p
French Pastries
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89   ENROLL

Learn how to create patisserie-quality French pastries macarons at home. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for making a variety of classic pastries and fillings. These delicate beauties are easier to make than you might think.
Pâte à choux 
Quick puff pastry
Vanilla pastry cream
Chocolate-glazed éclairs
Fresh Fruit Tarts

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Saturday May 27   
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Thai Beef with Peanut Sauce
Classic Pad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Thai Cabbage Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Yellow Mango (in season) or Bananas

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Tuesday May 30
6:30-9p  

Spanish Tapas, Pintxos and Sangria Party
With Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL
Roasted Escalivada
Aioli with Grilled Bread and Tomato
Grilled Pork Brochettes
Spanish Salad with Mushrooms, Olives, Cheese and Lemon Vinaigrette
Spring Sangria

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Wednesday May 31
6:30-9p  
30 Minute Meals
With Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Penne Pasta with Sausage, Corn and Creamy Tomato Sauce
Carne Asada Tacos with Salsa and Smoky Chili Beans
Grilled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Thursday June 1

Handmade Pasta Workshop
with Rahm Fama

$89     ENROLL

Fettuccine with Braised Short Rib Ragu
Linguini with Shrimp and Lemon Cream Sauce
Pasta Primavera
Chopped Kale Salad With Miso Citrus Vinaigrette

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Friday June 2
6:30-9p
Cast Iron Cooking
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Pepper Crusted New York Strip Steaks with Parsley Butter Potatoes
Pan Seared Salmon with Crisp Brussels Sprouts
Cast Iron Seared Asparagus with Mint Hollandaise
Creamy Cornbread Cake

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Saturday June 3    DAYTIME
10:30a-2p
French Macarons
with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89   ENROLL

It's all about the foot and the delicacy and crunch and the egg whites and the beating time and, well, you will get it once you take Chef Karla's class where you 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

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Saturday June 3
6:30-9p 
Cast Iron Cooking
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   FULL

Pepper Crusted New York Strip Steaks with Parsley Butter Potatoes
Pan Seared Salmon with Crisp Brussels Sprouts
Cast Iron Seared Asparagus with Mint Hollandaise
Creamy Cornbread Cake

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Tuesday June 6
6:30-9p  
Parisian Cafe
With Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

French Onion Soup with Cheesy Toasts
Pork Chops Sauce Nenette
Cauliflower Gratin
Bacon and Cabbage Salad with Burgundy Vinaigrette
Seasonal Fruit Clafoutis with Sweetened Cream

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Wednesdays June 7, 14, 21
6:30-9p
Learn To Cook Series  (3-part)
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Grand Diplôme, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris

$259.00     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.

In all of PREP's Learn To Cook Series Chef Whitt instructs in a highly methodical, precise manner, carefully attending to the student's skill levels and striving to provide for each student their own personal class objectives stated on the first day of class.  More Info and Enroll

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Thursday June 8
Pizzas and Flatbreads
with Rahm Fama

$89     ENROLL

Pizza Dough From Bianco Pizza - Top Rated Pizza Restauran in U.S.
Grilled Flatbreads with Cremini Mushrooms and Asiago Cheese
Pizza Capricciosa - Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Artichokes, Pancetta and Olives
Pizza Prociutto e Arugula
Pizza Bianco - Garlic, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Basil, Parmesan, Olive Oil
Caesar Salad

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Friday June 9         
6:30-9p
Succulent Steak and Dark Chocolate
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Pan Seared Rib Eye With Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce
Cauliflower Puree with Brown Butter and Sage
Broccoli With Anchovy Butter
Chopped Salad with Cilantro Pepita Dressing
Chocolate Fondue with Creme Anglaise

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Saturday June 10    DAYTIME
10:30a-2p
Tamales Workshop
with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89   ENROLL

In Mexico the holidays are greeted with a tradition we think your family and friends would love to follow. Everyone, young and old alike, gathers in the kitchen to enjoy each other's company and to assemble a mountain of tamales. In this class we'll show you everything you need to make these festive treats part of your own pre-wall repertoire, from making fresh masa (dough) and classic fillings to wrapping techniques and tasty sauces.
Basic Tamale Making Technique
Shredded Pork with Green-Mole Sauce
Cheese Corn and Poblano Tamales with Pasilla Cream Sauce
Pineapple, Pecan, Rum Tamales
 

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Saturday June 10         
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Thai Beef with Peanut Sauce
Classic Pad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Thai Cabbage Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Yellow Mango (in season) or Bananas

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Sunday June 11
10a-2p
Professional Chef 6-Week Series
with Executive Chef Dylan Regan

$599   MORE INFO and ENROLL


PREP's six-week Pro Chef Series is a Certificate Series designed for people interested in 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.   

Please note that this is NOT an accredited course.   >>> More info and enroll
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Sunday June 11
​2:30-4:30p
Parents and Kids Cook Together
With PREP Staff

$89 For Pair   ENROLL

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.

Beef Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Spinach Waldorf Salad
Crepes with Orange Sauce

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Monday  June 12, 19, 26
6:30-9p
Eat Smart:  Healthy Cooking and Eating Series  (3-part)
with PREP Owner Lisa Dohner

$259.00     MORE INFO, CALENDAR AND ENROLL
    
Get a great start to a New You!
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 this series we focus on basic tenants
of healthy cooking and eating:
-  Eating "Whole Foods" - Foods with only one ingredient.
-  Preparing the majority (90%+) of your own meals, from scratch.
-  Controlling what goes into your body, not leaving it up to others.
-  Eliminating the three "P"s from you diet -- Processed, Packaged and Preserved Foods.
-  Meals based on Vegetables and Fruits balanced with Healthy Proteins
>>> Learn more and enroll

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​​Tuesday June 13
6:30-9p
Fabulous Fish and Seafood
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Tuscan Style Oven Roasted White Fish
Seared Scallops with Mushrooms and Balsamic Glaze
Pureed Sweet Potatoes
Salmon Salade Niçoise

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Friday June 16
6:30-9p 
Tastes of Spain:  Tapas and Paella
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Bite sized 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. And you'll learn valuable kitchen shortcuts that make preparation a breeze.
Perfect chicken, shrimp and sausage paella
Papas Brava
Piquillo peppers stuffed with spicy salmon tartar and lemon oil
Spanish ham and potato tortilla
Catalan flatbread with tapenade​

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Saturday June 17    DAYTIME
10:30a-2p
Introduction to Baking

with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta
$89   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.
Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting
Apricot Pinwheels
Apple Rosettes

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Saturday June 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.
Baked Crab Dip
Garlicky Shrimp Scampi
Steak with port wine glaze
Eggplant Parmesan
Chocolate Mousse Cake
 
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June 19 to 22
11:30a-1p
Kids Summer Cooking Camp - Ages 5-8
Now in our 11th Year!
The Coolest Summer Camp in Town!
with PREP Staff

$299    MORE INFO AND ENROLL

Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Cooking Camps will you find the full package including:
- Child-friendly staff and environment
-  100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings...) from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned, packaged, processed  or preserved
- Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while having fun!         >>>   More Info and Enroll 

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Tuesday June 20
6:30-9p
Julia Child Made Easy: Bon Appetit!
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   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.
Pissaladière Niçoise ~ French Onion Tart
Tournedos Sauce Chasseur ~ Steaks with Mushroom and Madeira Sauce
Ratatouille ~ Eggplant, Tomato, Onion, Pepper and Zucchini Casserole
Charlottes aux Pommes et Fruits Rouges ~ Apple and Berry Charlotte

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Thursday June 22
Knife Skills
with Rahm Fama

$89     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

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Friday June 23
6:30-9p 
Steakhouse Favorites
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Grilled Steaks with Bernaise Sauce
Chopped Salad
Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Saturday June 24     DAYTIME
10:30a-2p
Croissant Workshop
with Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89   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

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Saturday June 24
6:30-9p
Wine Lover’s Dinner
with Food Network Star 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.
Blue Cheese Crostini with Applewood Bacon-Cabernet Reduction
Roasted Beet Salad with Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese and Merlot Vinaigrette
Au Poivre Hangar Steak with Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Cabernet-Poached Pears with Cream Anglaise

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June 26 to 29
11:30a-1p
Kids Summer Cooking Camp - Ages 9-13
Now in our 11th Year!
The Coolest Summer Camp in Town!
with PREP Staff

$299    MORE INFO AND ENROLL

Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Cooking Camps will you find the full package including:
- Child-friendly staff and environment
-  100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings...) from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned, packaged, processed  or preserved
- Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while having fun!         >>>   More Info and Enroll 

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Tuesday June 27     
6:30-9p  
Cocktail Party Favorites
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Join us for a fabulous party where we will create fabulous cocktails and 
​make delicious party bites.  
Cheesy Artichoke and Shrimp Toasts
Meatballs with Delicious Sauces
Brie, Raspberry and Pecan Puff Pastry Bites
Goat Cheese, Sundried tomato and Basil Savory Cakes

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Wednesday June 28  

6:30-9p
All About Herbs, Olive Oils, Salts, Vinegars

with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89   ENROLL

This great class focuses on purchasing, using and storing herbs, flavored oils, salts and vinegars and how they best enhance your meals.  We will use 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 salts and pair them all with great dishes.  
Tomato and Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Vinegar and Herbs
Salmon with Lemon Oil, Sea Salt and Herb Salad
Pasta with Olive Oil, Herbs and Sea Salt
Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Basil Ice Cream

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Thursday June 29
6:30-9p
Cast Iron Cooking
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Pepper Crusted New York Strip Steaks with Parsley Butter Potatoes
Pan Seared Salmon with Crisp Brussels Sprouts
Cast Iron Seared Asparagus with Mint Hollandaise
Creamy Cornbread Cake

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Friday June 30
6:30-9p
Dinner With Friends
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   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

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Saturday July 1       
6:30-9p
Succulent Steak and Dark Chocolate
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Pan Seared Rib Eye With Mushroom Brandy Cream Sauce
Cauliflower Puree with Brown Butter and Sage
Broccoli With Anchovy Butter
Chopped Salad with Cilantro Pepita Dressing
Chocolate Fondue with Creme Anglaise

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July 10 thru 13
11:30a-1p
Kids Summer Cooking Camp - Ages 9-13
Now in our 11th Year!
The Coolest Summer Camp in Town!
with PREP Staff

$299    MORE INFO AND ENROLL

Add "budding chef" to your brilliant progeny's repertoire.  Only at PREP's Cooking Camps will you find the full package including:
- Child-friendly staff and environment
-  100% hands-on classes, kids make everything from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings...) from whole food ingredients  -- nothing canned, packaged, processed  or preserved
- Kids learn about recipes, ingredients, food and kitchen safety, knife skills, healthy eating and teamwork, while having fun!         >>>   More Info and Enroll

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Tuesday July 11
6:30-9p
Three Great Chicken Dinners
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   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

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Wednesday July 12
6:30-9p
Pasta Workshop
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Hand Cut Spaghetti with bolognese ragu
Fettucine with bagna caude, greens and egg
Pantacce with butternut squash and sage butter sauce
Tuscan Vegetable slaw
Affogato

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Thursday July 13       
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Thai Beef with Peanut Sauce
Classic Pad Thai with Shrimp and Chicken
Thai Cabbage Salad
Red Curry Chicken
Sticky Rice With Yellow Mango (in season) or Bananas

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Friday July 14
6:30-9p
Grillin', Smokin' and Chillin'
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers with Smoky Paprika Glaze
Grilled Ribs with Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Grilled Vegetables with Miso Sabayon
Grilled Panzanilla Salad
Chocolate Swirl Tiramisu

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Saturdays July 15, 22, 29, August 5    DAYTIME
10:30a-2:30p
Professional Chef Pastry Series  (4-Week Series)
With Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$449.00    MORE INFO, CURRICULUM 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-instructor Karla Flores-Ybaceta. You'll prepare and enjoy fabulous pastries  and when you're done, you may just surprise yourself with how much you've grown as a chef.    

>>>Learn more about our 4-Week PRO PASTRY Series

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Accolades...

Hi Lisa,
I wanted to thank you so much for a great evening yesterday! Our group truly enjoyed the experience and we had such a blast.

Thanks again to you and your team for a stellar evening.
Have a great weekend!
Lori M.  Molina Healthcare

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Hi Lisa,
I wanted to follow up and let you know we had a great time last night!

Our group, even though it was a bit smaller than we anticipated (and I think it made for a better time too), had great chemistry and thoroughly enjoyed your staff!

 Chef Chris, Sung, and Bobby were the best!!  They greeted us immediately and started the evening off with a fun energy, and the evening was flawless.   The tips and ideas demonstrated by Chef Chris were just great.   Sung was so nice, efficient, and kept us moving right along.  Bobby got the music going, and the beverages, and made sure everyone was comfortable.  Great team all around!

The food was absolutely delicious, fun to prepare, and all our guests were excited to learn they would receive the recipes.

Overall, it was a positive, and valuable client event.  David is already thinking about the ‘next time’.
Best Regards, Patti
Client Associate
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

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Hi Lisa,   I just wanted to share how much we appreciate your partnership with us and the positive contribution it makes to the lives of the children we serve.  We expressed that appreciation in our email newsletter, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Check it out! 
Once again, thank you so much!  :) Sincerely, 
MAYRA MURILLO
PROGRAM MANAGER

Coach Art
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PREP,
Both classes I took this weekend were wonderful. The meal tonight was the
best that I can remember having in a very long time. The chef & staff were all so friendly and professional. It's
obvious that you all love your work.
Thank you!
Becky
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Wonderful experience the whole way through.....from enrolling in the class to the cooking to the saying our
good-byes.  We would definitely do it again!
Kim
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Love your cooking classes. Chef Whitt is GREAT! 

Amanda

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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. Small businesses and customers like you help make
America great!
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Hi Chef Karla,
My son and I were a part of the Slow Cooking class on the 21st. The boy will not shut up about your uber delicious polenta dessert.  He is very
excited to attempt to recreate some of the tasty goodness from the class.   Thank you again for all you taught us.  Jen
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Chef Karla,
Please find a picture of my chocolate souffle I created yesterday.  I also made the Coconut Macarons... one
word Yummy:)  Thank you again for your direction and professionalism.  I am glad that you are my Chef Instructor.  See you next Saturday.
Daniel
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Hello Chef Karla,
Let me start by saying that I haven't stopped singing your praises to anyone that asks how my class went this weekend.  It was great to have you and I actually learned something.  Thank you for making it a comfortable and fun environment for all of us.  Thank you again! You are a
fantastic chef and teacher.  I can't wait until the coming weekend for the next class.  Samiya
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Dear PREP,
I had the pleasure of studying with Chef Elizabeth Whitt during your Learn To Cook Series and your PRO CHEF I Series.  Not only was I introduced to new foods and techniques, but my class time has revolutionized how I cook at home.   Our family is reaping the benefits of
greater nutrition and a more confident chef in the kitchen.  I wanted to let you know that Chef Whitt is fantastic.   She is mindful of everyone's  learning styles and genuinely wants everyone to succeed. She has had a tremendous impact for me personally.  Thank you for providing
such a competent and thoughtful teacher.  

Michelle

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Hello Chef Karla
Let me start by saying that I haven't stopped singing your praises to anyone that asks how my class went this weekend. It was great to have
you and I actually learned something! Thank you for making it a comfortable
and fun environment for all of us. You are a fantastic chef and teacher. I can't wait until the coming weekend for class
Samiya
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Thank you Chef Fama for a great class on Friday night. We had fun and learned a lot and wuold definitely make this menu again.  See you in
our next class.  

Harriet

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My son attended your
Halloween baking class and absolutely loved it.  I hope you have a lot more baking classes for children.
Stacey
     *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   Took your French cooking class tonight and had the best time! I will be back.   
Norma
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Hi Chef Martin!
We all had so much fun baking (lots and lots of) bread last night at PREP Kitchen Essentials! Thank so much for
sharing your expertise, knowledge, experience, and skills with us! I am very much looking forward to baking
many loaves of bread!
Thank you!,   Stephanie
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Loved Chef Rahm's vegan class. We are also Gluten Free and Sung and he accommodated us. We learned about knife handling and so much more. Thanks again-

Diann and Walt
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Hi PREP,  Thank you for the recipe and for such a fun class! I will definitely be back for a different class in the near future! Can't wait to try
the focaccia recipe!

Bridgette
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Dear PREP

My boyfriend and I took your 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

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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

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Dear Lisa

Your Dinner With Friends class 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 (FUN and went home with some great
cheeses). And this past Friday
Attended two classes with Chef Martin 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 caramel sauce over them. Chef Martin makes the class fun and gets us all involved. THANKS Prep & Chef!
Lori
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Last night's cooking class -- Summer Superfoods with Dr. Allen Arnette -- was simply fantastic! I've never taken
a cooking class but always wanted to try one. Allen made it fun & interesting. And the food was delicious! I hope I can take his 3-wk Cleanse classes in the fall.
Sue
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Hi… I wanted to take a moment to that I had last night at Prep Essentials
with Chef Z.  My three girlfriends and I traveled in the pouring rain from the
Aliso Viejo/Ladera Ranch area in South County.  It took us over an hour to get there  in the rain and traffic, but every moment was WORTH IT!!!  Our class was fun, our chef
instructor was fun and our food recipes were amazing!   
My girlfriends and I used one of our 2 Groupon certificates and we are all looking forward to using the next
certificate for the next class!!!      *  *   *   *   *   *   *   *  
I hope you do more vegetarian or Vegan based classes.  I easily have more vegetarian and even meat
eating friends that would love to take a class.  Who could possibly turn down an opportunity to drink wine in a
class and eat great food after learning very handy cooking techniques???? Thanks for having the class and I will
be on the lookout for more!
Shervita Bibbs
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Fantastic folks at PREP -
Each of the four classes I've taken at PREP so far has been excellent, and I love the variety that you offer.  Your
Groupon offer was by far the best deal I've seen on Groupon ever as it helped me recruit some friends who I
think are now hooked like I am.  But you had me before that offer and I'll continue to take classes even though
I've used both Groupons. Thank you very much for providing these classes and for the variety of great chef
instructors you find.  I love your store!  Cheers,   Lisa
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Dear PREP,  Thank you for the
Healthy Eating  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.  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.