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    Artisan Bread Workshop

    Tired of loafing around? Here's a class any serious bread lover "kneads" to check out! Say goodbye to packaged breads. Under the guidance of an experienced baker, you'll make deliciously aromatic and fresh breads that will become instant staples of your home kitchen. You'll learn about four different styles of dough will be featured, and professional techniques such as delayed fermentatinon. In the process, you'll handcraft braided challah, ciabatta, focaccia, and classic french baguettes! You'll even learn to make a chocolate babka. Plus, the creative kitchen setting maintained by PREP Kitchen Essentials is not only a great environment to learn in, it's also a great social setting to meet some new dough-eyed friends!
    Artisan Bread Workshop

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to handcraft and bake artisan breads during a culinary workshop
    • Master 4 different styles of dough and various professional techniques
    • Make braided challah, ciabatta, focaccia, and french baguettes
    • Work alongside fellow foodies in a creative kitchen environment
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    Surf and Turf

    Nom if by land. Nom nom if by sea. Make history in your home kitchen thanks to this surf and turf workshop! Class takes place in a social kitchen environment that's a great place to learn and meet new friends. As you work, you'll build the skills necessary to recreate each dish on your own, and the confidence to take your culinary exploits in delicious new and amphibious directions! On the menu are: Lobster bisque shooters; Shrimp and red pepper ceviche on endive spears; Beef medallions with port wine glaze; Garlic confit scalloped potatoes; and Chocolate soufflés with salted caramel sauce. This is a culinary class with some beef to it. And some shrimp!
    Surf and Turf

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master the art of the surf and turf meal during a culinary workshop
    • Work with an experienced chef to prepare each dish from scratch
    • Develop the confidence and skills to recreate each dish at home
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    How To Cook Fabulous Fish and Seafood

    Tired watching cooking shows? Sick of dreaming of delicious meals and then ordering chinese food? Stop torturing yourself and learn how to cook with the famed Chef Elizabeth Whitt. Dive into a deep sea adventure with your expert instructor as she shows you how to prepare four succulent seafood-based dishes. You will learn how to make a tuscan style oven-roasted white fish, seared scallops with mushrooms and balsamic glaze, pureed sweet potatoes, and Salmon Salad Niçoise. You don't always have to go to the coast to get a great seafood dinner -- cook it yourself at home! Stop dreaming about food you want and start eating it!
    How To Cook Fabulous Fish and Seafood

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to cook alongside Le Cordon Bleu's Chef Elizabeth Whitt
    • Dive into the essentials of how to make perfect restaurant-style fish at home by using expert methods, tools and ingredients
    • Pick up 4 recipes that are as subtle and provocative as the sea itself
    • Find your inner foodie and indulge in an educational day of cooking
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    Main Dish Salads

    Live in a world where salads serve as sidekicks? Mix things up with this culinary workshop, and you'll quickly find that a great salad has what it takes to serve your dinner table all on its own! You'll work under the guidance of a professional chef in a creative kitchen setting, where you'll learn to make several scintillating salads that won't leave you wanting for a main course. Better yet, these salads are both easy to make, and healthy! Featured salads include: Southwestern Chicken Salad with Buttermilk Herb Dressing; Vietnamese Style Salad with Shrimp and Noodles; Pasadena Salad with Chicken, Tart Apples, Mandarin Oranges, Blue Cheese, Pecans, Raisins and a Honey White Balsamic Vinaigrette; and Panzanella with Grilled Steak. This is one culinary class that's all it's chopped up to be!
    Main Dish Salads

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn the art of making salad entrees during a culinary workshop
    • Work with an experienced chef to created easy-to-make, delicious, and nutritious meals
    • Develop confidence in your cooking skills and the ability to recreate each dish on your own
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    Dinner With Friends

    Up for a little eat and greet? Add a little more flavor to your social life during this "Dinner With Friends" event! Work under the guidance of an experienced chef in a bright, creative kitchen space, while you help to prepare a number of delicious dishes alongside fellow foodies. Not only is this workshop a great way to supplement to your culinary skills, but you might just make a few new friends to invite to your next dinner party! On the menu: Chicken Piccata with White Wine Sauce, Lemon and Capers; Homemade Pasta Strips with Pressed Herbs and Garden Herb Pesto; Stuffed and Slow Roasted Portobello Mushrooms and Tomatoes; and Pear Crisp with Balsamic Pear Reduction. With friends like this, who needs five-star restaurants?
    Dinner With Friends

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Pick up some new gourmet kitchen tricks during a social culinary class
    • Work under the guidance of a professional chef to prepare each dish
    • Make acquaintances with fellow foodies while working and eating together
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of your own making
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    Pizzas and Flatbreads

    Tired watching cooking shows? Sick of dreaming of delicious meals and then ordering chinese food? Stop torturing yourself and learn how to cook with the famed Chef Elizabeth Whitt. Pizza on the brain? Chef Elizabeth will take you on a crash course to making pizza. You will start with the dough and the sauce and then move on to the most important part: toppings! You will make a Margarita Pizza, a Mushroom and Fontina Flatbread, a Four Seasons Pizza, a Southwestern Style Pizza and a Dessert Pizza with Nutella and Powdered Sugar. Bring your A-game to the next pizza party with these fabulous takes on traditional flatbreads and pizzas. Stop dreaming about food you want and start eating it!
    Pizzas and Flatbreads

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to cook alongside Le Cordon Bleu's Chef Elizabeth Whitt
    • Prepare plenty of pizzas and flat breads that will satisfy all your cravings
    • Pick up four recipes that will bring out your inner Italian
    • Find your inner foodie and indulge in an educational day cooking
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    Best of Italy and Greece

    Tired watching cooking shows? Sick of dreaming of delicious meals and then ordering chinese food? Stop torturing yourself and learn how to cook with the Food Network Star, Chef Rahm Fama. The mediterranean coast is famous for using healthy fats and whole grains to create a wide variety of delicious cuisine. Join Chef Rahm as he teaches you the basics of Italian and Greek cuisine. Learn how to prepare: warm farro salad with mushrooms and kale poached salmon with toasted couscous, bruschetta skewers with tomatoes, mozzarella, oregano and balsamic reduction, and olive oil cake with orange syrup. These heart-safe meals are delicious and nutritious. Stop dreaming about food you want and start eating it!
    Best of Italy and Greece

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to cook along Food Network Star Rahm Fama
    • Study Mediterranean diet and all the fantastic flavor combinations it can offer
    • Pick up 4 recipes bursting with the savory and sweet ingredients that are sure to awaken your palates and excite your senses
    • Find your inner foodie and indulge in an educational day of cooking
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    Handmade Pasta Workshop

    Amore yourself some Italian cuisine? Then this is one culinary workshop you won't want to "pasta" on! You'll work under the guidance of an experienced chef as you master a number of delicious pasta dishes sure to become hits in your home kitchen. As part of your instruction, you'll even learn to make each featured pasta by hand! Each class also takes place in a creative kitchen environment designed to both, inspire the mind, and offer a relaxed, social experience where you can meet fellow foodies. On the menu: Classic Beef Ragu with Fettuccine; Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage; Lasagna with Class Made Ginger Chicken Sausage; and Chopped Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. Mamma Mia! Now we're hungry.
    Handmade Pasta Workshop

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several pasta dishes and other recipes during a creative culinary workshop
    • Pick up both, preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet Italian dishes that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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    Wine Lover's Dinner

    Enjoy a good vino with your meal? Then this prospect of this wine lover's dinner event ought to give you plenty of food (and wine) for thought! You enjoy a relaxed, social kitchen environment, where you'll learn to create several gourmet-style dishes under the guidance of a professional chef. Work alongside fellow foodies to prepare each recipe, and gain the skills and confidence to recreate them for your next dinner party! Each dish is also designed to perfectly match to an assortment of delicious wines, and you'll even pick up some tips on cooking with wine! Featured menu items include: Garden Herb Goat Cheese Mousse Crostini with Caramelized Shallots and Cabernet Caramel; Grilled Salmon with Corn and Sauvignon Blanc Butter Sauce; Mushroom Risotto; and Port Poached Pears with Chantilly Cream. If the food doesn't leave you spinning, the wine certainly will!
    Wine Lover's Dinner

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to prepare several delicious dinner entrees designed to be paired with wine
    • Work with an experienced chef to prepare each dish from scratch
    • Develop the confidence and skills to recreate each dish at home
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    Delicious Chicken Dinners

    Up for a little fowl play? Get the goods on three delicious chicken dishes during this creative culinary experience! You'll master the preparation and presentation techniques to recreate each dish as you work under the guidance of an experienced chef. By the class's end, you'll have developed the confidence and knowledge to recreate each dish from your home kitchen. On the menu: Chicken Parmesan, Moroccan Chicken Tagine, Couscous with Herbs and Spices, Chicken Marsala, and Herb Roasted Potatoes You'll also work in a bright, creative kitchen space alongside fellow foodies. That makes this class not only a chance to up your culinary game, but meet a few "birds of a feather" for your next dinner party!
    Delicious Chicken Dinners

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master three chicken entrees and other recipes during a creative culinary workshop
    • Pick up both, preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet morsels that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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