Holiday Classes and Recipes

Create a lasting and delicious impression this Holiday Season with our very 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.

Dinner

Spatchcock Turkey

Hands-on cooking and baking classes are offered 7 days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings.

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Gravy

Hands-on cooking and baking classes are offered 7 days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings.

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Holiday Stuffing

Stuffing

Hands-on cooking and baking classes are offered 7 days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings.

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Cranberry Sauce

Hands-on cooking and baking classes are offered 7 days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings.

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HOLIDAY DESSERTS

Master Pie Dough recipe

This is our go-to dough for making all pies, from Apple to Quiche and Cheery Cherry. We mix it up at times, adding wheat flour and a touch more water for an earthier crust, or subbing out a couple of ounces of butter with lard for extra flaky tenderness.

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

It’s pretty straightforward, pumpkin pie should be silky, smooth and all together custardy. We’ve updated this classic with a trick to bring out the butterscotch notes in the brown sugar.

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apple-pie-recipe

Mile High Apple Pie

There are thousands of apple pie recipes on the internet and most are perfectly delicious. Everyone’s got their own spin on the classic, and we’re no exception.

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gourmandise hazelnut tart recipe

Hazelnut Tart

The buttery, cookie-like crust of a tart is less finicky than its flaky pie cousin. You can use any tart crust you like, but this one has the added bonus of doubling as sugar cookie dough.

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Classes

HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP

It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

December 15
Sat, Dec. 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM View Menu

HOLIDAY COOKIE WORKSHOP

It is now officially time to crown yourself Kings and Queens of the baking block. You're going to learn our secrets to baking and packaging the most amazing baked treats your friends and family have ever tasted (no pressure). We're going to teach you what you can make ahead, how to make it all easily from scratch (there's no unwrapping and melting caramels squares at this school) and how to package everything up like a pro. Let's go!

December 16
Sun, Dec. 16, 2018 @ 2:00 PM View Menu

HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING

Watch out, Martha- these cookies are going to be too pretty to eat! Join local baker Jacqui De Borja as she teaches you the tricks to her trade, from organizing yourself to make dozens of decorated cookies without breaking a sweat to the little secrets that all cookie decoraters keep in their back pocket. You will master piping, flooding, patterns and swirls as you assemble a collection of delicious artwork. You will learn to make the perfect dough for flat, buttery sugar cookies (and work with our ready-baked cookies, leaving you plenty of dough to take home) and make 5 different holiday shaped and decorated wonders.

December 2
Sun, Dec. 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM View Menu

HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING

Watch out, Martha- these cookies are going to be too pretty to eat! Join local baker Jacqui De Borja as she teaches you the tricks to her trade, from organizing yourself to make dozens of decorated cookies without breaking a sweat to the little secrets that all cookie decoraters keep in their back pocket. You will master piping, flooding, patterns and swirls as you assemble a collection of delicious artwork. You will learn to make the perfect dough for flat, buttery sugar cookies (and work with our ready-baked cookies, leaving you plenty of dough to take home) and make 5 different holiday shaped and decorated wonders.

December 8
Sat, Dec. 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM View Menu

HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING

Watch out, Martha- these cookies are going to be too pretty to eat! Join local baker Jacqui De Borja as she teaches you the tricks to her trade, from organizing yourself to make dozens of decorated cookies without breaking a sweat to the little secrets that all cookie decoraters keep in their back pocket. You will master piping, flooding, patterns and swirls as you assemble a collection of delicious artwork. You will learn to make the perfect dough for flat, buttery sugar cookies (and work with our ready-baked cookies, leaving you plenty of dough to take home) and make 5 different holiday shaped and decorated wonders.

December 9
Sun, Dec. 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM View Menu

7TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log! Spend the morning with Chef Clemence learning the mysteries of a proper genoise cake, the wonders of buttercream frosting, and the magical decorating powers of mushroom-shaped meringues. Your lovely log will be ready to transport to your freezer, ready to serve on Christmas Eve.

December 23
Sun, Dec. 23, 2018 @ 10:00 AM View Menu

7TH ANNUAL YULE LOG BAKE & TAKE CLASS!

It's time to celebrate the holidays with a cake shaped like a yule log! Spend the morning with Chef Clemence learning the mysteries of a proper genoise cake, the wonders of buttercream frosting, and the magical decorating powers of mushroom-shaped meringues. Your lovely log will be ready to transport to your freezer, ready to serve on Christmas Eve.

December 23
Sun, Dec. 23, 2018 @ 2:30 PM View Menu

7TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS

oin us for one of our favorite traditions! You will come in and bake two full-sized pies, ready to wow your guests at the center of your Thanksgiving table.

November 21
Wed, Nov. 21, 2018 @ 9:30 AM View Menu

7TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS

Join us for one of our favorite traditions! You will come in and bake two full-sized pies, ready to wow your guests at the center of your Thanksgiving table.

November 21
Wed, Nov. 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM View Menu

7TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BAKE & TAKE PIE CLASS

Join us for one of our favorite traditions! You will come in and bake two full-sized pies, ready to wow your guests at the center of your Thanksgiving table.

November 21
Wed, Nov. 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM View Menu

PARENT & CHILD CLASS: The Whole Holiday Meal

Hey Kids! Grab your parents and learn how to pull together the perfect holiday meal. This class is for a parent and one child ages 8-12.

November 18
Sun, Nov. 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM View Menu

PARENT & CHILD CLASS: The Whole Holiday Meal

Hey Kids! Grab your parents and learn how to pull together the perfect holiday meal. This class is for a parent and a child between the ages of 8 and 12.

December 16
Sun, Dec. 16, 2018 @ 9:30 AM View Menu

CLASSIC HOLIDAY PIES

Let's make pies together and infuse them with our favorite holiday flavors! You'll make your own pie crust, fillings and fun toppings for stunningly delicious pies. Each student will make four 4" pies to take home (unless you scarf them all down in class)!

November 20
Tue, Nov. 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM View Menu

GIFT CERTIFICATES

The perfect gift for any occasion! You can purchase gift certificates worth any amount, and they may be used towards any of our cooking or baking classes. The best part is they never expire!
Order online or call us at (310) 656-8800.

gourmandise gift certificatesBy Mail

Our certificates in any amount can be mailed anywhere.  Informational brochure on The Gourmandise School included.

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gourmandise gift certificatesLocal SAME DAY Delivery

We work with The Concierge at Santa Monica Place to have your gift certificate, and any retail items if desired, delivered the same day for $12 within a 10-mile radius. Your order must be placed before 4pm to be delivered the same day.  Call (310) 656-8800 to purchase and arrange delivery.

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