Specialty Cuisines

Our specialty cuisine hands-on cooking and baking classes are typically 3 hours long and are limited to 16 students to ensure you get proper attention and experience. These classes typically range from $85 -$125, and are offered 7 days a week, mornings, afternoons or evenings. You will prepare each item on the menu and then sit down and enjoy what you have made at the end. You can even bring your own wine or beer.
See our full class calendar to see when we may offer the following classes, and to read their full descriptions.

Cooking Classes

Our cooking classes are for any level and allow you to learn basic techniques or improve your existing skills so that you become more intuitive in the kitchen. Gourmandise Signature classes incorporate teaching our Gourmandise techniques as you learn to create full course themed-meals inspired from regions around the world.


  • Diner Classics
  • Dinner in Charleston
  • Hawaiian Surf & Turf
  • Jamabalaya
  • Night at the Gastropub
  • Southern Brunch
  • Southern Fried Chicken Dinner
  • Specialty Pizza
  • Whiskey Club Dinner

South American

  • Argentine Steakhouse
  • Cook from the Taco Truck
  • The Cuban Class


  • Chinese Dumplings
  • Indian
  • Izakaya
  • Korean BBQ
  • Soba Noodle
  • Thai Street Food


  • Favorite French Stovetop Dinners
  • Lunch in Provence
  • Lunch in the Loire
  • Neapolitan Pizza
  • Spanish Tapas
  • Tuscan Feast

Couples Night

Pair up with someone special for a marvelous evening.

Baking & Pastry Classes

You’ll learn the science behind baking as we at Gourmandise specialize in educating you about the grain and chocolate movements, providing a more meaningful background on these two areas and how they impact taste, nutrition and our world.
  • Bread 101
  • Brioche and Babka
  • Cake Decorating
  • Cookies
  • Creative Cakes
  • Croissants
  • Doughnuts & Fritters
  • Flourless Cakes
  • Macarons: Italian and French Methods
  • Meringue Cakes
  • Pies
  • Rustic French Desserts
  • …and more….
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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.