Spring Break and Summer Classes, Camp, and Series Courses

The Gourmandise School believes that one of the most valuable life-lessons is learning about food, developing a culinary passion and how to safely move through a kitchen – the earlier the better! All of our hands-on cooking and baking classes are taught by expert professional chefs that focus on classic cooking techniques using locally sourced food whenever possible. Whether it be a Kids Class (ages 6 to 12) or a Teen Series Course (ages 12-16), each is specifically developed to immerse your kids into a culinary experience, build their confidence in the kitchen, and depending on the class, teach them about food safety, nutrition, knife skills, plating, how to fry, sear, bake, and so much more. Each culinary creation will be made completely from scratch.

During school breaks and in the summer, The Gourmandise School offers several different one-day or week-long classes or series courses that will be sure to peek your young chef’s interest! If you want your teen to acquire serious knife skills and cooking techniques, sign them up for a week-long Teen Pro Chef Series where they will Master World Cuisines or Learn to Cook in a Week.

Kids Classes are regularly offered almost every Saturday morning and weekdays during Spring Break (Kids Summer Schedule coming soon). Whether your little one wants to learn how to make Crepes, Sushi, Pastries, Cookies, Tacos, Roasted Chicken or create a Mother’s Day Brunch completely from scratch, they will no-doubt find a class at The Gourmandise School.

Located on the third floor of The Santa Monica Place Shopping Center (just down from the Arclight and across the from The Cheesecake Factory). Students must wear closed-toe shoes and should bring containers to class should there by leftovers.

Keep an eye on our full schedule for updates.