Private Events

Host a hands-on cooking event with The Gourmandise School

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Events Menus, Pricing & Details

How It Works

  • Pick a date for your event.  We’re open 7 days a week!
  • Decide on an in-person in our kitchens OR virtual event from your guests home.
  • Pick a cooking or baking menu from the selection below.
  • Your fully interactive event experience will be led by your Chef instructor.
  • Guests will cook everything on your menu from start to finish, and then sit down and enjoy their creations!

Contact us with any questions, and to book your event.
[email protected]
(310) 656-8800

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AT THE GOURMANDISE SCHOOL

GOURMANDISE STAFF

Our staff is here to make your experience the best it can be and maintain a safe and clean workspace for all guests.

  • All staff must wash hands with soap and warm water before every shift, after eating or drinking, after using the restroom, and often throughout their shift.
  • Masks are optional.
  • No eating or drinking by the staff is allowed while in the kitchens.

GOURMANDISE KITCHENS

Our state-of-the-art commercial style kitchens are cleaned diligently by our staff and kept to health code standards. The open floorplan makes for a well-ventilated environment with ample room for social distancing.

  • Surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant throughout the day when kitchens are in use.
  • Dishes and utensils are washed with antibacterial soap and sanitized after each use.
  • Kitchens are sanitized between each event with minimum 1 hour between groups.
  • Where applicable, we are following the LA County protocols for safety and sanitation for COVID-19.

GOURMANDISE GUESTS

  • Masks are optional.
  • Events have a maximum guest count of 24 people per kitchen (48 total)
  • In your event, guests will work in groups of 4
  • If guests are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, we ask you to please stay home.
  • Guests will be asked to sign a waiver prior upon arrival at the school.
  • Upon arrival to the kitchen you will be guided to wash your hands and sanitize before putting on your freshly laundered apron at your station.

PRICING

* All pricing is dependent on number in party and menu selection.

  • Private events start at $1200 for up to 10 guests. Each additional person is an additional $95 with a maximum of 48 guests.
  • For over 24 guests, a second chef is required. There is a $450 fee for an additional chef.
  • A non-refundable 50% deposit of the minimum cost is due at booking. Final headcount and balance are due 48 hours prior to your event.
  • For parties over 20 people, an 18% gratuity is added. Otherwise, gratuity is not included, and is at your discretion. Typical gratuities range from 10-20% and are divided up among the kitchen staff and instructor evenly unless otherwise directed.

Have your kids party with us!

Our drop off parties are great for birthdays, holiday parties, or school get togethers. The kids will cook their dishes all from scratch, then either eat the meal they have prepared or have lots of treats to take home if you select a baking only menu. Pricing is $1200 for up to 10 kids with each additional person at $95pp. Maximum of 24 children under age 12.

  SAVORY MENUS  SWEET MENUS  
Kids Pasta
Fresh Pasta Dough
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Vanilla cupcakes & frosting
Kids Bake Sale Bests
Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Cocoa Brownies  
Kids Pizza Party
Pizza Dough
Classic Marinara Sauce
Chocolate pudding with vanilla
whipped cream
Kids Cupcakes
Devil’s Food (Chocolate) Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcakes American Buttercream
Modern Decorating Techniques  
Kids Taco Truck
Homemade Tortillas
Carne Asada
Grilled Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
Churros and Chocolate dipping Sauce
French Macarons
Classic Almond Shells
Chocolate Ganache Filling  

COOKING MENUS

PASTA
Pasta Dough
Rustic Tomato Sauce
Arugula Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette
Berry Vanilla Pana Cotta

GNOCCHI
Handmade Potato Gnocchi
Pesto
Salad with Dill Vinaigrette
Butterscotch Budino

THAI 
Red Curry Long Beans
Grilled Skewers with Chili Lime Dipping Sauce
**Choose ahead: chicken or pork for skewers

Vegetable Pad Thai
Nun Bananas in Coconut Milk 

FRENCH BISTRO
Steak au Poivre
Potato Gratin
Butter Lettuce Salad
Vanilla Pot De Creme

CHINESE DUMPLINGS
Chicken & Chive Potstickers
Pork Shu Mai
Soy Vinegar Dipping Sauce
Veggie Stir Fry
Classic Almond Cookies

ITALIAN TRATTORIA
White Bean Bruschetta
Arugula Salad w/ Pesto Vinaigrette
PROTEIN – CHOOSE AHEAD:
Chicken Scalopini
OR Tuscan Tri Tip
Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce
Grand Marnier Olive Oil Cake

BAKING MENUS

COOKIES & BROWNIES
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Linzer Cookies
Brown Sugar Brownies 

FRENCH MACARONS
Classic Almond Shells
Colorful Shells
Chocolate Ganache

SOUFFLES
Chocolate Soufflés
Crème Anglaise

Give your guests a night they’ll never forget + a special gift to take home to use often! View our selection here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BEER and WINE

Guests are welcome to bring their own beer or wine or grab a glass or bottle from our neighbors The Curious Palate. If you would like to have wine delivered to the school prior to your event we are happy to coordinate the delivery with you. All glassware and wine keys are provided.

GRATUITY

ALL PARTIES OVER 20 GUESTS INCUR A $150 GRATUITY.

Parties Under 20 Guests: Gratuity is not required and is at your discretion. Our instructors and kitchen assistants work extra hard to ensure your event flows smoothly and all your needs are taken care of. We suggest $20 gratuity for each assistant and dishwasher helping your event.

GIFT BAGS

Make your event extra delicious by choosing from one of our custom culinary Gift Bags for our assortment of cookware available in the store. Please let us know if you would like us to create a custom gift bag for your group.

SECURING YOUR RESERVATION

Your event date must be reserved with a 50% non-refundable deposit, with the balance due 48 hours prior to your event. Payments can be made over the phone with a credit card.

PARKING

Parking for The Gourmandise School is available in Garages 7 & 8 at the Santa Monica Place Shopping Center. The first 90 minutes are free; $1 for the next hour and $2 for each additional 30 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. Valet parking is available on 2nd Street between Colorado & Broadway.

REFUNDS

We do not offer refunds. A final headcount is required 48 hours prior to all private events. After initial booking, a change of date is subject to a $100 change fee.

MENU SELECTION

Please select menu within 10 days of booking. If you book event less than 10 days out, menu selection must be done 5 days in advance.

www.TheGourmandiseSchool.com
310.656.8800
rev April 2021

TIMING AND DELAYS

Each 30 minutes the class is delayed by no fault of The Gourmandise School, there will be an additional charge of $100. Evening events cannot stay later than 1 hour after their scheduled end time.

Please let us know any questions you have. We look forward to hosting a memorable event for you!

The Gourmandise School

VIRTUAL PRIVATE EVENT PRICING

Private events start at $500 for up to 15 zoom accounts. Each additional zoom account is an additional $20 per account. Ingredients are not supplied. Ingredient lists and recipes are emailed to the organizer of the event once the event menu is chosen. For cooking menus, if you would like dessert included there is a $50 flat fee added. Ingredient lists and recipes are emailed to the organizer of the event once the event menu is chosen.

For cooking menus, if you would like dessert included there is a $50 flat fee added.* Ingredient boxes and optional delivery are available for each menu.  See pricing below each menu. Box pickup is free. For local delivery (within 15 miles of the school), there is a $20 charge per box. For shipping dry (shelf stable) ingredients only, charge is $30 per box.

COOKING MENUS

For cooking menus, if you would like dessert included there is a $50 flat fee added. Ingredient lists and recipes are emailed to the organizer of the event once the event menu is chosen.

PASTA
Pasta Dough
Rustic Tomato Sauce
Arugula Fennel Citrus Salad
Berry Vanilla Pana Cotta*

INGREDIENT BOX: $40 ($45 with dessert)

GNOCCHI
Handmade Potato Gnocchi
Brown Butter & Sage Sauce
Salad with Dill Vinaigrette
Olive Oil Cake*

INGREDIENT BOX: $40 ($45 with dessert)

FRENCH BISTRO
Steak Au Poivre
Potato Gratin
Endive and Radish Salad
French Apple Cake* 

INGREDIENT BOX: $55 ($60 with dessert)

THAI 
Long Beans with Red Curry Paste
Grilled Skewers with Chili Lime Dipping Sauce
Vegetable Pad Thai

INGREDIENT BOX: $45

CHINESE TAKEOUT
Chicken & Chive Potstickers
Soy Vinegar Dipping Sauce
Veggie Stir Fry
Classic Almond Cookies*

INGREDIENT BOX: $45 ($50 with dessert)

HOLIDAY MENUS

Available October – February

HOLIDAY PORK CHOPS
Glazed Pork Chops with Apple Compote
Roast Squash with Sage
Arugula Fennel Salad
Apple Crisp*

INGREDIENT BOX: $45 ($50 with dessert)

HOLIDAY SEAFOOD DINNER
Crispy Skinned Salmon with Thyme and Brown Butter
Smashed Yukon Potatoes
Lemon Shallot Brussels Sprouts
Vanilla Panna Cotta*

INGREDIENT BOX: $45 ($50 with dessert)

HOLIDAY VEGETARIAN
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans
Pear and Pomegranate Crisp*

INGREDIENT BOX: $40 ($45 with dessert)

BAKING MENUS

COOKIES & BROWNIES
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Linzer Cookies
Brown Sugar Brownies!

INGREDIENT BOX: $40

FRENCH MACARONS
Classic Almond Shells
Colorful Shells
Chocolate Ganache

INGREDIENT BOX: $40

SOUFFLES
Chocolate Souffles
Créme Anglaise 

INGREDIENT BOX: $40

Please note, gift certificates, coupon codes, and account credits are not valid towards private events.


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