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    French Pastries

    (8)
    You don't have to pay top dollar for Parisian pastries ... Not when you can whip them up in your own home kitchen! Master the tasty arts of the French patisserie under the guidance of an experienced culinary professional. You'll work a bright, creative kitchen environment perfect for an exploration of sweet things. Pate au choux, quick puff pastry, vanilla pastry cream, chocolate-glazed eclairs, and fresh fruit tarts are all covered! When all's said and done, the eating begins! You might even end up with some tasty treats to bring home with you ... Whether or not they get shared with friends and family is another matter altogether!
    French Pastries

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to make delicious French-style pastries during a culinary workshop
    • Master pastry doughs and sweet fillings
    • Work in a creative kitchen environment alongside other students
    • Develop confidence in your culinary skills
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    8 positive reviews
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    Succulent Steaks and Dark Chocolate

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    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 and 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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    8 positive reviews
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    Artisan Bread Workshop

    (8)
    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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    8 positive reviews
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    Cooking Fabulous Fish & Seafood

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    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!
    Cooking Fabulous Fish & 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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    8 positive reviews
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    Canning: Jams, Preserves and Pickles

    (24)
    Discover the joy of canning at home! This fun class will teach you how to make your own jams, preserves and pickles. You will not need complicated equipment or recipes. Discover how jars, lids and a big pot are the essential tools you need to make your own delicious pickles or blackberry jam. Your chef instructor will teach you about seasonal fruits and vegetables that are perfect for canning. You will learn how to safely can great produce throughout the year.
    Canning: Jams, Preserves and Pickles

    395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

    • Spend four hours learning food canning skills that last for a lifetime
    • Learn how to make great jams, preserves and pickles
    • Discover how to choose your fruit for canning
    • Learn to save money by canning
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    24 positive reviews
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    Modern French Bistro

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    When it comes to culinary creations, the French just have a certain ... je ne sais quoi (translation: they make wicked good yummies). During this hands-on workshop, you'll get a taste for the French culinary arts as you work under the guidance of an experienced chef. Pick up the fundamentals of several tasty recipes, and build the confidence necessary to recreate each dish prepared in your own home kitchen. Included on the menu are: Leek, Carrot and Zucchini Soup; Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Tartines; Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto, Brie Cheese and White Wine Sauce; Homemade Pasta with Fresh Herbs; and Strawberry and Lavender Puff Pastry Tarts with Sweetened Cream. Class also takes place in a fun social kitchen setting. It's the perfect place, to not only enhance your cooking skills, but to make some new foodie friends for your next dinner party! Bon appetit (translation: nom nom nom nom)!
    Modern French Bistro

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several French recipes that will become huge hits in your home kitchen
    • 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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    8 positive reviews
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    Pizza & Flatbread Making

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    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!
    Pizza & Flatbread Making

    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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    8 positive reviews
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    Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

    (24)
    How would you like to make decadent carrot cake with roasted pistachios and cream cheese buttercream? How about making lemon chiffon cake with toasted meringue or devil's food cake with chocolate mousse frosting? In this Cakes and Cupcakes class you'll learn the recipes and preparation techniques for three cakes and two frostings. Spend four hours with a pastry chef who knows the top secrets to a good cake. You will take home a cake and cupcakes to share with your loved ones so bring boxes.
    Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

    395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

    • Spend four hours making mouthwatering cakes and cupcakes
    • Learn the best tips from a pastry chef
    • Take home a 6 inch cake and a dozen cupcakes
    • Introduce your loved ones to the joy of homemade pastry
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    24 positive reviews
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    French Macarons

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    Think your good behavior merits a sweet reward? Get your just desserts during this macaron workshop! Macarons are light, French meringue cookies that can be supplemented with a variety of yummy fillings. Demystify the essentials of each step required to prepare these delicious morsels under the guidance of a professional pastry chef. In the process, you'll learn to make a variety of classic and creative fillings. Pink macarons, yellow macarons, green macarons, buttercream frosting, and chocolate ganache are all covered! You'll even get to take home some tasty treats to share ... Assuming they make it all the way home!
    French Macarons

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to make macarons during a hands-on dessert workshop
    • Work under the guidance of an experienced pastry chef
    • Meet fellow foodies in a bright, creative culinary setting
    • Take home some tasty treats to enjoy
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    8 positive reviews
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    French Pastries Baking

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    If there's one thing France takes the gold medal for is, without a doubt, pastry making. Those delectable, flaky, buttery bits of heaven are enough to make any mouth water . . . and any wallet open. Tired of spending all of your savings to satisfy your sweet tooth? Learn the secrets to making your own French pastries at home through this introductory baking class. A professional pastry chef will guide you as you whip up tantalizing treats including cream puffs, madeleines, chocolate ganache, and napoleons. No experience? No problem. All skill levels are invited to take this adventure in French baking.
    French Pastries Baking

    10938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

    • Learn the art of French baking from an experienced pastry chef
    • Create delicious pastries including madeleines, cream puffs, and napoleons
    • Develop new baking skills in the French tradition
    • No experience necessary
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    5 positive reviews

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