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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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    Knife Skills

    Looking to sharpen your culinary skills? Get the edge you need to succeed in the kitchen during this "Knife Skills" workshop! Anybody who's ever gotten a cut knows that the knife can be an intimidating implement to work with. That said, it also ranks as one of a serious chef's most important tools. This class is designed to help you build confidence in your knife skills by mastering safe, effective practices for slicing and dicing. You'll use actual foods to accomplish this, as you work techniques on both veggies and meats. You also learn how to select the right knife for each job. Of course, all those "pointers" will probably work up quite an appetite. So, in the process of learning, you'll also prepare a delicious meal! On the menu: Matchstick Vegetable Salad; Hash Browns with Caramelized Onions; Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce; and Grilled Fruit Skewers. Looking sharp!
    Knife Skills

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Enhance your kitchen knife skills during a hands-on culinary workshop
    • Master safe and effective techniques while cutting vegetables and meats
    • Prepare a delicious meal to enjoy at the class's conclusion
    • Socialize with fellow foodies in a creative learning environment
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    Paleo Recipes

    Want to get back to the basics in your culinary routine? Like way, way back? Go paleolithic during this hands-on workshop! Just in case you've been living in a cave somewhere, the paleo diet is an approach to nutrition that emphasizes only eating the foods that were once available to our prehistoric ancestors. During this workshop, you'll learn to follow the fundamental precepts of the paleo diet without actually having to sharpen your own spears and hunt your own game, or get your hands all dirty foraging for edible roots and plants. The class instructor will cover both shopping and recipe preparation. In the process, you'll work alongside fellow foodies in creative kitchen environment as you create a delicious meal that will make pre-history! On the menu: Kale, Radish and Hard Boiled Egg Salad with Toasted Seeds and Citrus Vinaigrette; Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Fennel, Herbs and Lemon Infused Olive Oil; Orange Cashew Chicken; and Eggplant with Lamb or Beef, Mint, Pine Nuts and Tomatoes. Who knew cavemen had five star restaurants?
    Paleo Recipes

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several delicious recipes that adhere to a paleolithic diet approach
    • Work with an experienced chef to prepare 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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    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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    All About Sauces Cooking

    In this class, it's definitely okay to get a little saucy! Following the instructions of a trained gourmet chef, you'll go through the step-by-step process of creating smooth, flavorful sauces that will put the perfect finishing touches on your culinary masterpieces. You'll use provided state-of-the-art cookware and an array of fresh ingredients to learn the precise movements and measurements that will make you a kitchen star. Each class also features a rotating menu of delectable dishes, meaning you'll not only get a surprise as to what you'll be preparing but you can aso be assured that you'll be preparing something interesting and delicious. Bon appetit!
    All About Sauces Cooking

    3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa

    • Discover the art of skillful sauce making in a professionally-taught cooking class
    • Master a variety of sauces chosen by the chef to be prepared in class with provided equipment and ingredients
    • Gain confidence in your culinary skills as you pick up professional tips and tricks
    • Impress your friends and their stomachs at your next dinner party
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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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    Italian Cooking

    The true meaning of "amore" is fresh, homemade Italian food! Following the instructions of a trained gourmet chef, you'll go through the step-by-step process of creating a few authentic Italian dishes that will have your heart and tastebuds singing. You'll use provided state-of-the-art cookware and an array of fresh ingredients to learn the precise movements and measurements that will make you a kitchen star. Each class also features a rotating menu of delectable dishes, meaning you'll not only get a surprise as to what you'll be preparing but you can aso be assured that you'll be preparing something interesting and delicious. Bellies up!
    Italian Cooking

    3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa

    • Discover the art of authentic Italian cooking in a professionally-taught cooking class
    • Master a few true Italian dishes as chosen by the chef to be prepared in class with provided equipment and ingredients
    • Gain confidence in your culinary skills as you pick up professional tips and tricks
    • Give takeout menus a break by learning to make your own tasty treats
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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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    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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    Fish & Seafood Cooking

    There's nothing "fishy" about this class! Following the instructions of a trained gourmet chef, you'll go through the step-by-step process of creating a handful of dishes featuring fish and seafood that will have your tastebuds swimming in delicious flavor. You'll use provided state-of-the-art cookware and an array of fresh ingredients to learn the precise movements and measurements that will make you a kitchen star. Each class also features a rotating menu of delectable dishes, meaning you'll not only get a surprise as to what you'll be preparing but you can aso be assured that you'll be preparing something interesting and delicious. After this class, don't be surprised if you "sea" food in a whole different way!
    Fish & Seafood Cooking

    3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa

    • Discover the art of authentic Italian cooking in a professionally-taught cooking class
    • Master a few seafood dishes as chosen by the chef to be prepared in class with provided equipment and ingredients
    • Gain confidence in your culinary skills as you pick up professional tips and tricks
    • Give takeout menus a break by learning to make your own tasty treats
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