Hands-on cooking and baking classes for all levels in Los Angeles

Bake Sale 101: Cookies, Brownies and Bars

Learn the secrets behind baking the perfect chocolate chip cookies and master our famous Caramel Shortbread Brownies.

Gourmandise Technique: Beef

Sear, Saute and Braise four different cuts of beef in this must-do class.

Bean to Bar Chocolate

Roast, winnow, grind and temper chocolate from cacao beans to chocolate bars. You'll learn to make your own blends with beans from Peru to the Dominican Republic in this two-day series.

Hands-on Cooking Classes in Los Angeles

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The Gourmandise School offers hands-on cooking classes in Los Angeles, California for beginners to professionals.  We focus on teaching classic techniques and use locally sourced ingredients.  The school offers baking and cooking classes, professional series and fascinating food workshops.  Our private parties are perfect for your next birthday celebration or special event.

Our regular classes are usually 3 hours long, while specialty workshops or technique classes are a bit longer.  We also have some series courses that can be anywhere from 2 days to 10 weeks.  Prices start at $85 per class for adults ages 16 and up.  Kids classes start at $65.

The Gourmandise experience is designed to teach you how to develop your culinary intuition and create amazing meals and pastries out of locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Our classes are taught by instructors and industry professionals who specialize in their unique fields and specialties and are passionate about passing those techniques on to you.  We are proud to be recognized as one of the best cooking schools in LA by LA Weekly, and noted as a “sure bet” by Los Angeles Magazine for offering some of the best cooking classes in the city.

Classes are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings.  We are located in the Santa Monica Place Shopping Center on 4th Street between Broadway and Colorado.  We are open 7 days a week.