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

​​​​​Thursday February 9
6:30-9p
Handmade Pasta Workshop
with Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Thomas Keller's Version Handmade Pasta Dough

Classic Linguini Carbonara With Pancetta, Egg Yolk, Parmesan, Garlic and White Wine

​Orecchietta with Pork Ragu

Pasta with Cauliflower , Pecorino and Grated Egg
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Friday February 10
6:30-9p
Cooking With Cast Iron
with 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

Caramel Pecan Skillet Brownie
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Saturday February 11
10:30a-2p
French Macarons
with Pastry 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 February 11
6:30-9p
Valentine's Dinner
with Chef Rahm Fama

$89   FULL

Grilled Steaks with Brown Butter Sauce

Gratine Dauphinois (Scalloped Potatoes)

Iceberg Wedge with Tomatoes, Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing

Vistorta Torta di Cioccolato (Flourless Chocolate Torte)  with Chantilly Whipped Cream
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Tuesday February 14
6:30-9p
Valentine's Dinner
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   FULL

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes
Grilled Steak and Chicken with Sundried Tomato Sauce
Herb Roasted Potatoes and Mushrooms

Chocolate Crème Brulee
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Wednesday February 15
6:30-9p
French Steak and California Wine Dinner
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   FULL

Classic French Steak Menu perfectly paired with great California wines.  Come and discuss wine trends, food trends while sipping on awesome wines and making great food with our native California and French trained chef, Elizabeth Whitt
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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Thursday February 16
6:30-9p
Knife Skills
with Chef 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.
Savory Asian Cabbage Salad
Hash Browns with Caramelized Onions
Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Fruit Skewers
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Friday February 17
6:30-9p
Thai Favorites
with 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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Saturday February 18
10:30a-2:30p
Artisan Bread Workshop
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$99   FULL

Home baked bread - the oven is warming the kitchen, the scent of fresh bread fills the air.  Few things are more satisfying or comforting not to mention a much healthier alternative to packaged loafs.  Join us as our instructor demonstrates for bakers of all skill levels-even how to prepare four different kinds of dough, plus variations, utilizing delayed fermentation techniques developed for easy to make, everyday breads and sweet dough. We will be making:
Braided Challah
Focaccia
Classic French Baguettes
Chocolate Babka
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Saturday February 18
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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Tuesday February 21
6:30-9p
All New Pasta Recipes
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Casarecci with bolognese ragu
Fettucelle with bagna caude
Pantacce with butternut squash and sage butter sauce
Tuscan winter slaw
Affogato
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Wednesday February 22
6:30-9p
Main Dish Salads
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Fattoush Salad with Chicken Shawarma
Cobb Salad with the works
Salmon Salad with Greens, Dried Fruit, Nuts and Fruity Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ice Cream with Balsamic Drizzle 
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Friday February 24
6:30-9p
Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate
with 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 Cream 
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Saturday February 25
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 February 25
6:30-9p
Tastes of Spain:  Tapas and Paella
with Chef Rahm Fama

$89   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 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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Sunday February 26
12n-2:30p
Kids In the Kitchen:  Cooking Italian
with PREP Staff

$65    FULL

Steak and Potato Lettuce Wraps

Oven Sweet Potato Fries

Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies 
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Tuesdays February 28, March 7 and 14
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 March 1
6:30-9p
Crepes and Souffles
with Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Gruyère and Bacon Soufflés
Chocolate Soufflé
Savory Crêpes with Chicken and Mushroom Cream Sauce

Sweet Crêpes with Bananas, Strawberries and Chocolate
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Thursday March 2
6:30-9p
Best of Italy and Greece
with Chef Rahm Fama

$89   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.
Warm Farro Salad with Mushrooms and Kale
Poached Salmon with Toasted CousCous
Bruschetta Skewers with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Oregano and Balsamic Reduction
Olive Oil Cake with Orange Syrup

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Friday March 3
6:30-9p
Surf and Turf
with Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Dining out may become a thing of the past after we show you how easy it is to make a classic surf and turf dinner at home. Using the freshest ingredients from land and sea, our chef will teach you fast and easy techniques for creating great tasting flavor combinations guaranteed to inspire.
Baked Crab Dip
Garlicky Shrimp Scampi
Steak with port wine glaze
Eggplant Parmesan
Chocolate Mousse Cake 
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Saturday March 4
10:30a-2p     DAYTIME
Cakes and Cake Decorating
with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$99   ENROLL

Make your own celebration or wedding cake?  Yes, you can.  In this mini-workshop, you will learn the fine art of celebration cake making with cake decorating ideas and cake design techniques. Let PREP's prominent celebration cake expert, Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta guide you through every layer of the process --from choosing among flavors and styles to baking, assembling, and decorating your way to a beautiful and delicious celebration cake.


Eash student will make a basic cake with decoration, and each student will decorate one pre-made cake for a finished "celebration" cake to take home.
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​Saturday March 4
6:30-9p
Dinner With Friends
with 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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Sunday March 5

12n-4p

Professional Chef - Six Week Series
with Executive Chef Dylan Regan

$599   MORE INFO 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 higher level.  We teach attendees the equipment, ingredients, techniques, skills and temperaments used by professional chefs and necessary to work in the food service industry.  >>>More info and enroll.
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Monday March 6

4-6p  
Parents and Kids Cook

with PREP Staff

$89 for a pair   ENROLL
Lasagna Rolls
Garlic Knots
Classic Caesar Salad
Fruit Tarts

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Wednesday March 8 

6:30-9p  

Classic French Steak Dinner

With Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Bacon and Goat Cheese Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette and Garlic Bread
Steak Béarnaise
Potatoes Pont Neuf
Tomatoes Provencal
Crème Brulee

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Friday March 10  

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 March 11 

10:30a-2p     DAYTIME

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.
Chocolate Croquembouches
Mango filled Cream Puffs with Spiced Mango Mojito Sauce
Strawberry Napoleons with Lemon Cream
Cappuccino Creams

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Saturday March 11

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 and Garden Herb Pesto
Stuffed and Slow Roasted Portobello Mushrooms and Tomatoes
Pear Crisp with Balsamic Pear Reduction

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Wednesday March 15    

6:30-9p
Modern French Bistro

with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Chez Papa Salad (with Prosciutto, two cheeses, Tomatoes, Fried Egg and French Vinaigrette)
Chicken with Brandy Mushroom Cream Sauce
Garlic and Parsley Smashed Potatoes
Apple Tarte Tatin with Cardamom Cream

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Thursday March 16  

6:30-9p

Dim Sum and Dumplings

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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Friday March 17   

6:30-9p

Pasta and PIzza Workshop
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL
Tagliatelli With Shrimp and a Lemon Saffron Parmesan Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce
Classic Napoli Pizza with Roast Potatoes and Pesto
Arugula Salad with Tomatoes, Bocconcini, Aged Balsamic and Olive Oil

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Saturday March 18  

10:30a-2p     DAYTIME​
Cupcakes!  Cupcakes!!  Cupcakes!!!

with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89   ENROLL
Yummmm.  Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly baked, perfectly frosted, light airy cupcake.  Let Certified Pastry Chef Flores show you the trick of the trades to making these delightful treats at home.  Sinfully delicious, they are a well deserved treat for everyone!
German Chocolate with Brandy Buttercream
Carrot with cream cheese frosting
Vanilla filled with creamy lemon curd and swiss buttercream frosting
Orange Blossom filled with raspberry bavarian cream

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Saturday March 18

3-5p

Parents and Kids Cook

with PREP Staff

$89 for Pair     ENROLL
Chinese Chicken Salad
Pork and Scallion Dim Sum Dumplings
Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Icing

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Tuesday March 21

6:30-9p

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 March 22

6:30-9p
Fabulous Fish and Seafood

with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89    ENROLL

Seafood Risotto With Mushrooms and Balsamic Drizzle
Pan Seared White Fish with Lemon Caper Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta
Oven Baked Salmon Papillotes with Asian Style Ginger and Garlic Sauce and Vegetables

Apple Crumble
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Friday March 24   

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 March 25 

10:30a-2p     DAYTIME​
Truffles, Toffee and Caramels

with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$89   ENROLL

Menu TBA

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Saturday March 25
6:30-9p
Succulent Steak 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 Cream 

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Monday March 27

4-6p

Kids In The Kitchen 

with PREP Staff

$65   ENROLL
Chinese Chicken Salad
Pork and Scallion Dim Sum Dumplings
Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemongrass Scent Icing

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Wednesday March 28  
6:30-9p  
Classic French Steak Dinner
With Le Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL
Crevettes A La Provençale ~ Shrimp 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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Wednesday March 29  

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 March 30
4-6p
Parents And Kids Cook

with PREP Staff

$89 for Pair   ENROLL
Lasagna Rolls
Garlic Knots
Classic Caesar Salad
Fruit Tarts

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Friday March 31

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. Whether you're 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 1

10a-2p     DAYTIME​

Professional Pastry Chef Cakes - 4 Week Series

with Pastry Chef Karla Flores-Ybaceta

$449   MORE INFO AND ENROLL

PREP's Pro Pastry Cakes Series is so much more than just your typical cooking class. It's an intensive immersion into the world of cakes, cake baking and cake decorating.  You'll learn to bake like a professional with the guidance of our famed Pastry Chef Ybaceta and when you're done,you may just surprise yourself with how much you've grown as a chef.    >>> more info and enroll

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Saturday April 1

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

Caramel Pecan Skillet Brownie

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Tuesday April 4    

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 April 5    

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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Friday April 7     

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 April 8
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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Monday April 10

4-6p
Parents and Kids Cook 

with PREP Staff

$89 For Pair    ENROLL

Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Garlic Cheese Bread

Grilled Steak with Butter and Fresh Herb Pistou

Tomatoes  Baked with Bread Crumbs + Parmesan

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Tuesday April 11   

6:30-9p
BBQ Favorites
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL

Apricot Chipotle BBQ Sauce
BBQ Chicken
Sweet and Creamy Coleslaw
Corn, Tomato and Rice Salad
Bananas Foster
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Wednesday April 12  

6:30-9p
Winning Chicken Dinners
with Paris Cordon Bleu Chef Elizabeth Whitt

$89   ENROLL
Chicken and Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Orange Chicken with Sautéed Vegetables

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Thursday April 13    

6:30-9p
Knife Skills

with Food Network Star Chef 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 April 14   

6:30-9p
Elegant Dinner Party
with Food Network Star Chef Rahm Fama

$89   ENROLL

Roasted Beet Chips with Scallion Goat Cheese, Arugula and Aged Balsamic

Asiago Potato Stacks

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Chicken Marsala with Mushroom Pan Sauce

Chocolate Swirl Mock Tiramisu

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Saturday April 15         

6:30-9p

Steak andDark 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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Monday April 17 thru Thursday April 20

Kids Holiday Cooking Camp

Now in our 11th Year!
The Coolest Summer Camp in Town!

with PREP Staff

11a to 1:30p
$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 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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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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Thursday April 27
4-6p
Parents and Kids Cook 
with PREP Staff

$89 For Pair   ENROLL
Chinese Chicken Salad

Pork and Scallion Dim Sum Dumplings

Vanilla Cupcakes Lemony Icing
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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. Whether you're 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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Sunday April 30
12n-4p
Professional Chef II Series  (5-week)  
with Chef Dylan Regan

For Graduates of our PRO I Series
$599.00     MORE INFO AND ENROLL  

This series is Part 2 in our exclusive Professional Chef Series program.  This 5-week extension is for students and graduates of our PRO I series 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.  >>> MORE INFO AND ENROLL 
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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   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 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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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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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.