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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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    Succulent Steaks & Dark Chocolate

    Hungry for a sweet class that will really raise the “steaks” in your culinary game? Here’s one that ought to satisfy that appetite … while satisfying your *actual* appetite! This creative culinary offering is built around a steak dinner complete with a rich dark chocolate dessert, making it perfect for the serious foodie on a mission for deliciousness. You’ll work under the guidance of an experienced chef as you master each recipe presented in class. Instruction takes place in a bright, creative kitchen environment that will have you working alongside fellow foodies. This makes it a great way to not only enhance your culinary skills, but make a few new friends in the process! On the menu: Grilled Steaks with Bearnaise Sauce; Potato Zucchini Au Gratin; Chopped Kale Salad with Sunflower Seeds, Hard Boiled Egg and Citrus Vinaigrette; and Chocolate Mousse Cake. Get that fork ready, because this class is no mis-steak!
    Succulent Steaks & Dark Chocolate

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master cooking a multi-course meal that features grilled steak and chocolate mousse
    • Pick up both preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet dishes that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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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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    Tastes of Spain: Tapas & Paella

    For the serious foodie, it may seem antithetical to say that good things come in small packages. But when it comes to Spanish tapas, little means big! These tiny, flavorful bites of sheer ecstasy are served on small plates, and are designed to be shared. This makes them perfect for engaging dinner parties built around a shared culinary experience. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to craft a few delicious tapas dishes for yourself. Not only will you master preparation of fresh, seasonal recipes, but you’ll work on presentation as well -- an integral part of serving tapas. Class takes place in the bright creative kitchen space maintained by PREP Kitchen Essentials, where you’ll get your hands dirty alongside fellow classmates. This makes the workshop not only a great educational experience, but a great place to make some new foodie friends! On the menu: Perfect chicken, shrimp and chorizo paella; Papas Brava; Piquillo peppers stuffed with spicy salmon tartar and lemon oil; Spanish ham and potato tortilla; and Catalan flatbread with tapenade. They may be small dishes, but they’re a lot to chew on!
    Tastes of Spain: Tapas & Paella

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several Spanish dishes during a tapas and paella 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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    Pastry Baking

    With this class, you’ll become a pastry pro in no time! Following the instructions of a trained gourmet chef, you’ll go through the step-by-step process of creating a handful of pastry dishes that will have you fainting over their flaky goodness. 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!
    Pastry Baking

    3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa

    • Discover the fine art of pastry baking in a professionally-taught cooking class
    • Master a few delicious pastry 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
    • Learn to make the dish that will wow your friends at your next dinner party
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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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    Tapas, Paella and Sangria

    Want to add a touch of the international to your culinary repertoire? “Tapa” into the world of Spanish yummies during this hands-on kitchen workshop! (Get it, tapa/topple? Hey, we tried...) Tapas are tiny, flavorful bites of sheer ecstasy are served on small plates, intended to be shared among diners. This makes them perfect for engaging dinner parties built around a shared culinary experience. In addition to learning to craft a few tapas on your own, this kitchen experience will also teach you to make a delicious paella, the perfect accompaniment. Plus, you’ll also pick up presentation techniques that are vital to the tapas experience! The class takes place in the bright creative kitchen space maintained by PREP Kitchen Essentials, where you’ll get your hands dirty alongside fellow classmates. This makes the workshop not only a great educational experience, but a great place to make some new foodie friends. On the menu: Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Goat Cheese Toasts; White Bean and Artichoke Puree; Spanish Style Spinach Salad with Manchego; Paella with Chicken, and Shrimp and Sausage. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also learn to make a deliciously fruity sangria! You need something wash down all that yum, afterall!
    Tapas, Paella and Sangria

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several Spanish dishes during a tapas and paella 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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    Everyday Italian Cooking Series

    Looking for a simple way to prepare a delicious, 3-course Italian meal? Then look no further! In this fun and interactive class, you’ll work under the incomparable Chef Caterina to perfectly prepare a mouthwatering Italian meal. You’ll gain the knowledge to create a savory appetizer, a delicious pasta dish, as well as a scrumptious dessert. And the best part? You get to eat everything you make! After you’re done cooking, you’ll sit down with your fellow chefs to enjoy your cooking, each other’s company, and the pride that you’ve just created something delicious. “Buon appetito”!
    Everyday Italian Cooking Series

    101 Glassell St , Orange

    • Learn how to make a basic, 3-course meal from the experienced Chef Caterina, who was trained in Italy
    • Get hands-on experience in preparing an authentic Italian appetizer, pasta, and dessert
    • Sit down to enjoy your creations as well as conversation with your fellow chefs after you are done cooking
    • Gain simple yet useful skills that you’ll take home to use again and again
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    Romantic Italian Dinner

    Hungry for an Old Word experience, but no time to take a trip to the Tuscan countryside? Here’s an evening respite you can really sink your teeth into! You’ll learn to handcraft gourmet dishes just like they do in five star Italian restaurants. Work in a creative kitchen setting under the guidance of an experienced chef as you pick up the skills to create each recipe so that you can bring each into your home kitchen lineup with confidence. And once you’re done with the cooking, the great fun begins! Close your eyes and let each bite whisk you away to Venice, Florence, and the Tuscan countryside! On the menu are: Flatbreads with Gorgonzola, Pear and Caramelized Onions; Grilled Bistecca with Roasted Tomato and Feta; Pan Fried Eggplant with Balsamic Vinegar and Capers; Shaved Fennel, Celery and Arugula Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette; and Mini Cannolis with Mascarpone and Shaved Chocolate. This class is also a great way to make some new foodie friends to invite to future dinner parties and share the amore with!
    Romantic Italian Dinner

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to make a variety of authentic Italian dishes during a culinary workshop
    • Work under the guidance of a professional chef in a creative kitchen environment
    • 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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    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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