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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

CLASSIC HOLIDAY SIDE DISHES

Nov 17 - Sunday at 4:00 P.M.

Kids Cooking: The Whole Holiday Meal

Nov 23 - Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

Cooking the Whole Holiday Meal

Nov 23 - Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP

Nov 24 - Sunday at 9:30 A.M.

A Vegetarian Holiday Menu

Nov 24 - Sunday at 2:00 P.M.

8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS

Nov 27 - Wednesday at 9:30 A.M.

8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS

Nov 27 - Wednesday at 2:00 P.M.

BLACK FRIDAY DEMOS!

Nov 29 - BLACK FRIDAY Starting at 9:30 A.M.

Holiday Cookie Workshop

Nov 30 - Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

Tamales!

Dec 1 - Sunday at 11:00 A.M.

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Dec 1 - Sunday at 2:30 P.M.

Holiday Cookie Workshop

Dec 6 - Friday, Dec 6th at 2pm

A Holiday Vegetarian Menu

Dec 7 - Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

Holiday Entertaining:The Plated Dinner

Dec 8 - Sunday at 2:30 P.M.

Holiday Cookie Workshop

Dec 14 - Saturday at 9:30 A.M.

Holiday Side Dishes

Dec 14 - Saturday at 2:00 P.M.

Tamales!

Dec 15 - Sunday, Dec 15th at 2pm

PARENT & CHILD HOLIDAY COOKIES

Dec 15 - Sunday at 11:00 A.M.

PARENT & CHILD HOLIDAY COOKIES

Dec 15 - Sunday at 3:00 P.M.

Holiday Entertaining: Shared Plates

Dec 16 - Monday at 6:30 P.M.

Holiday Entertaining: Shared Plates

Dec 20 - Friday at 10:00 A.M.

8th Annual Bake & Take Yule Log Class

Dec 21 - Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

8th Annual Bake & Take Yule Log Class

Dec 22 - Sunday at 10:00 A.M.

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Dec 22 - Sunday at 3:00 P.M.

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.