Consistently touted as one of the best cooking schools in Southern California, we offer hands-on recreational cooking and baking class for beginners to professionals, now exclusively online … until further notice!  You learn classic techniques from our instructor in your very own home.  There are no more than 12 people to a class ensuring close attention on you!  


  • Classes are conducted via Zoom
  • Most classes are 90 minutes to 2 hours long
  • We send you: recipes, equipment needs and shopping lists
  • No more than 12 people in your class

See our FULL CALENDAR OF CLASSES to register.
All class times are Pacific Standard Time zone for those out of state.


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Hands-on Cooking Classes in Los Angeles

Consistently touted as having some of the best cooking classes in Los Angeles by Los Angeles MagazineLA Weekly and CBS, among others, The Gourmandise School offers hands-on recreational cooking classes in Los Angeles, California for beginners to professionals.  Located on the third floor of The Santa Monica Place Shopping Center (just down from the Arclight and across the from The Cheesecake Factory), The Gourmandise School is open 7 days a week offering baking and cooking classes, professional series and fascinating food workshops.

Focusing on teaching classic techniques and using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, the Gourmandise experience is designed to develop a student’s culinary intuition while create amazing meals and desserts. Classes are taught by instructors and industry professionals who specialize in their unique fields and are passionate about passing those techniques on to their students.

Baking and Cooking Specialty Classes are available 7 days a week for adults (ages 16 and up), as well as for kids and teens – which are typically held on Saturdays, with Camps and Series Courses offered during the summer and school breaks. One day classes are usually 3 hours long, however Specialty Workshops and Technique Classes can be longer. Cooking and Baking Series Courses can be anywhere from 2 days to 10 weeks.  Prices start at $85 per class.

Host an interactive cooking experience for your next event at The Gourmandise School. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday (kids & adults), looking for fun twist on corporate team-building or a group of friends wanting a delicious culinary journey, the Gourmandise Private Event’s team will create an experience they’ll soon not forget.

We are proud to be recognized as having the Best Cooking Classes in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, as well as touted as “The Sure Bet!” by Los Angeles Magazine for offering some of the best cooking classes in the city.

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