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Holiday Classes & Recipes

Create a lasting and delicious impression this holiday season with our festive classes and recipes. From our bake and take, to holiday cookie workshops and Christmas pastries classes, through how to cook the entire holiday meal.

Upcoming Classes

8th Annual Bake & Take Yule Log Class

Dec 23 - Monday at 11:00am

Featured Recipes

Butterscotch Caramel Sauce

There are a few recipes one needs in their baking arsenal: Pie Dough, Blueberry Muffins, Pastry Cream and a good, creamy, perfectly sweet and salty Caramel Sauce. Once you master this one-pot wonder, you’ll have a sweet condiment ready to pour over ice cream, cake and of course, dip delicious apples.

Chef John’s Perfect Chili Recipe

John knows Southwestern cuisine like no other Minnesotan. We’ve longed for a chili recipe that had a perfect blend of depth of flavor, hint of saucy spice and just enough meat to satisfy a large group. We couldn’t love it more – except maybe with some honey and drenched cornbread!

Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread purists from the South and Midwest, don’t worry we’re not stepping on your toes! This cake-like, sweet and spicy version is just one more variation on the classic. Look for the best stone-ground cornmeal you can find. Gather your friends and neighbors and whip this together with simmering pots of chili on the stovetop!

Roxana Jullapat’s Linzer Cookies

Pastry Chef extraordinaire Roxana Jullapat's Linzer Cookies recipe is one of our absolute favorites - especially when using freshly ground cornmeal.

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At The Gourmandise School, we focus on the best techniques and use local sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Our produce is sourced twice weekly from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Our fresh seafood comes from Santa Monica Seafood. We use sustainable poultry such as Mary’s Free Range Chicken, and get our beef from Whole Foods or other sustainable providers.