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
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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.

Wednesday November 15    DAYTIME
11a-1:30p
Holiday Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89    ENROLL

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Blue Cheese
Caramelized Onion and Fig with Brie Puff Pastry Tarts
Tandoori Spiced Chicken Skewers with Raita Dipping Sauce
Artichoke and Tomato Provencal Toasts
Mini Chocolate Ganache Tarts with Coffee Mascarpone

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Thursday November 16
6:30-9p
Fall Soups and Stews
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt
$89    ENROLL
Turkey/Chicken Stock
Beef Stock
Vegetable Stock
Turkey and Vegetable Soup
Roasted Butternut Soup
Beef Minestrone
         
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Friday November 17
6:30-9p
Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89    ENROLL

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini

Celery Root Salad with Apples and Mint

White Bean Soup with Fennel Seed and Broccoli Rabe

Ginger Scallion Soba With Lemongrass Miso Sauce
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Saturday November 18
11a-2p
Holiday Specialty Baking
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores Ybaceta

$89    ENROLL

Yule Logs / Buche de Noel
Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Decorated Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments
Baklava       
   
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Tuesday November 21
6:30-9p
Thanksgiving Take Home Pie Class - Our 10th Annual !!
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    ENROLL

Come and learn delicious holiday pies that will take your holiday desserts to a new level and take home a fabulous dessert for your holiday meal!  This hands-on class is taught by Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduate and seasoned culinary instructor, who will share her knowledge of pastries and desserts. Every student will take home one Pumpkin Pie and will sample slices of all pies made during class.  Please bring one 9-inch pie dish to class. (we will have some available for purchase)    
Pies Taught, Made and Eaten in Class will be:
Pecan Pie
Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie
Apple Cranberry Streusel Tart

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Wednesday November 22   DAYTIME
11-2p
Thanksgiving Take Home Pie Class - Our 10th Annual !!
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    ENROLL

Come and learn delicious holiday pies that will take your holiday desserts to a new level and take home a fabulous dessert for your holiday meal!  This hands-on class is taught by Chef Elizabeth Whitt, Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduate and seasoned culinary instructor, who will share her knowledge of pastries and desserts. Every student will take home one Pumpkin Pie and will sample slices of all pies made during class.  Please bring one 9-inch pie dish to class. (we will have some available for purchase)    
Pies Taught, Made and Eaten in Class will be:

Pecan Pie
Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie
Apple Cranberry Streusel Tart

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Sunday November 26
1-3:30p
Kids Holiday Cookies
with Chef Jeanelle Krawchuk

$65    ENROLL

Kids of all ages can attend this baking and creating class where we'll make, bake and decorate lots of delicious cookies full of holiday cheer.  
Sugar Cookies Make and Decorate
Gingerbread Cookies Decorate
Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies Make   
       
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Friday December 1
6:30-9p
Dim Sum Workshop
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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Saturday December 2
11a-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 December 2
6:30-9p
Dinner With Friends
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89    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, than 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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Sunday December 3

2-4p
Parents and Kids Cook
with Chef Jeanelle Krawchuk

$89 For the Pair   ENROLL

PIzza Making

Crispy Baked Green Bens

Chopped Salad with Parmesan Herb Vinaigrette

Bobby's Famous Home Made Croutons

Peanut Butter Cup Bars
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Tuesday December 5
6:30-9p
Mediterranean Grill
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    ENROLL

Fatoush Salad with Grilled Romaine
Grilled Flatbread Swiss Chard and Feta (Serves 6)
Steak Chermoula with Potatoes (Serves 8)
Chicken Shawarma with Tzatziki Sauce
Red Wine Poached Pears and Cherries with Mascarpone and Almonds

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

$89    ENROLL

Hand Made Pasta
Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
Fettucine Alfredo
Pappardelle with Sausage and Tomato Sauce
Tuscan Flatbread with Mushrooms, Spinach, Herbs and Cheese
Affogato
        
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Thursday December 7

6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with Food Network 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 Mango (in season) or Bananas  
     
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Friday December 8
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89    ENROLL

Pan Seared, Oven Finished Steaks with Chocolate Balsamic Reduction
Chopped Kale Salad with Hard Boiled Egg and Toasted Bread Crumbs
Cheddar Cheese and Sage Potato Puffs
Roasted Broccoli with Bernaise Sauce
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Whipped Crea

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Saturday December 9
11a-2p
Holiday Cupcakes
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89    ENROLL

Menu TBD       
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Sunday December 10
11a-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 Empanadas
Spinach and Feta Empanadas
Spicy Chicken and Potatoes Empanadas
Caramelized Apple Empanadas       
 
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Tuesday December 12
6:30-9p
Holiday Feast
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    ENROLL

Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roast Turkey Breast with a Cranberry and Port Reduction Sauce 
Roast Turkey Legs with Herb Gravy
Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower with Herb Yogurt Drizzle
Moroccan Style Carrots and Root Vegetables
Spiced Chocolate Pots de Crème with Sweetened Cream

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Thursday December 14
6:30-9p
December in Paris
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    FULL

Mushroom Bisque
Prosciutto and Cheese Tartines
Grilled Steak and Chicken with Goat Cheese Sauce
Celery Root and Potato Gratin
Chocolate Ganache Tart with Raspberries and Crème Fraiche
           
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Friday December 15
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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Tuesday thru Friday     DAYTIME
December 26-29
11:30a-1p
Kids Holiday Cooking Camp
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 recipes from scratch (including pastas, sauces, salads and dressings...) 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!  

Menu TBA
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Wednesday December 27
6:30-9p
New Year's Cocktail Party Hors d'Oeuvres
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    ENROLL

Korean Style Meatball Sliders
Pickled Beets, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbreads
Balsamic Glazed Chicken with Blue Cheese Sauce
Parmesan, Artichoke and Spinach Toasts
Pear and Almond Mini Cakes with Saffron Glaze

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Thursday December 28
6:30-9p
New Year's Lucky Traditions
with Paris Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    ENROLL

Lentil Soup
Tuscan Braised Greens
Roast Pork with Pomegranate Port Sauce 
Butter Cake with Spiced Grape Compote          
     
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Check out our exciting First Quarter 2018 roster of Series Cooking Classes - where students of all levels can begin to master the art and techniques of cooking and learn cumulative skills in these excellent multi-week series:


Learn To Cook 3-Week Series with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

Professional Chef 6-Week Series with Executive Chef Dylan Regan

Professional Pastry Chef 4-Week Series with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta
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All of our cooking classes are 100% hands-on where students break into teams and make the dishes listed on the class menu.  After prep and cooking work is completed, tables are cleared and cleaned and everyone sits down together to enjoy at least one serving of each dish that was prepared.

​ALSO --- In addition to our single cooking classes listed below, check out our great roster of multi-part series classes where students learn everything from Cooking Basics to Cooking Like the Pros.  >>> Learn more.