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Gourmandise School (The) – Santa Monica

Gourmandise School (The) – Santa Monica

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Price Range:
  • $11 - $30
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  • Cooking School - Home Cooks

The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica is best known for their highly specialized cooking courses like chocolate workshops, cheese-making, world cuisine courses and special foodie events. Located in Santa Monica Place, The Gourmandise School is best known for their highly specialized cooking courses like chocolate workshops, cheese-making, world cuisine courses and special foodie events. Offering everything from technique courses (e.g. Knife Skills, Sauces, Eggs, Beef, Chicken or Fish) to classes focused on specialty cuisine (e.g. Korean BBQ, Southern Fried Chicken Dinner), Gourmandise's courses are two to three hours - not including the four-to-ten week speciality workshops, which focus on learning processes like chocolate-bar making.

Classes are in sizes of sixteen students for a more hands-on approach, and draws in applicants from all around the world. The culinary team is led by Gourmandise's co-owner, Clémence Gossett.


Overview of the program(s):

The Gourmandise School is a recreational cooking school dedicated to developing your culinary intuition by teaching classic cooking techniques with locally sourced ingredients. You can take 3-hour technique class (Knife Skills, Sauces, Eggs, Beef, Chicken or Fish) or a specialty cuisine, such as Korean BBQ or Southern Fried Chicken Dinner. We also offer long-form workshops from Sourdough Breads to Bean to Bar chocolate making and 4 to 10-week series in baking and cooking.

How is your program unique?

Our classes are unique in that they are taught by industry professionals. All of our instructors own or work in restaurants, catering companies or as recipe developers. We source our produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Markets and meats and proteins from local operators and Santa Monica Seafood.

What types of skills are being taught?

Students learn classic knife skills and cooking techniques in every class, as well as where the dishes and ingredients they are working with are from. We weave history and science into every class.

How long is the program?

We hold two to three 3-hour classes per day. Our series courses are 3 to 4 hours long and take place once a week.

Who is your prime candidate for enrollment?

Our students come in from all over! Most of students come from the Los Angeles area, but our proximity to the beach and hotels in Santa Monica, we have students flying in from all over the world.

How do you enroll and when?

Classes can be booked online. They sell out quickly!

How many applicants do you receive? / How many spots are available?

Our classes have a maximum of 16 students in order to keep the courses hands-on. You can host up to 45 guests for a private event.

Who heads the culinary department in the school?

The culinary team at Gourmandise is led by co-owner Clémence Gossett.

What lead them to teaching instead of lead chef position in restaurant?

I [Clémence] grew up in a restaurant and operated a dessert company for five years. Teaching allows me to share what I love about crafting food every single day!

How can restaurants participate? For example, how can they help the school?

Restaurants can participate by inviting their chefs to lead farmers market tours and demonstrations. Our Follow That Chef series takes place a few Wednesdays a month and is a collaboration between the Santa Monica Farmers Market and Gourmandise. Chefs and authors lead one-hour tours of the market and walk back down to Gourmandise with the students, where they demonstrate a few dishes from their restaurant or cookbook. These events are well attended by press and bloggers.

Aug
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Chicken Caesar Salad & Wrap Returns to Farmer Boys Menu for a Limited Time Only @ Farmer Boys - Huntington Beach & All Locations
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm
Chicken Caesar Salad & Wrap Returns to Farmer Boys Menu for a Limited Time Only @ Farmer Boys - Huntington Beach & All Locations | Huntington Beach | California | United States

The Southern-California based fast casual restaurant chain known for its award-winning burgers and exceptional service is bringing back the classic Chicken Caesar Salad and Wrap for a limited-time only, across all Farmer Boys locations now through October 31st! The Chicken Caesar Salad features flame-grilled chicken breast, hickory-smoked bacon, hand-sliced avocado, croutons, and shaved, aged parmesan on a bed of  hand-chopped Romaine lettuce. The Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap will feature the same farm-fresh ingredients but will be within a classic tortilla allowing guests to enjoy the limited-time offering in handheld form. For more information, guests can visit https://www.farmerboys.com

Oct
7
Fri
T-G-I-Prime Rib Friday @ Stefano's Golden Baked Hams
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
T-G-I-Prime Rib Friday @ Stefano's Golden Baked Hams | Laguna Hills | California | United States

T-G-I-Prime Rib Friday

Visit Stefano’s Golden Baked Hams on Fridays for a delicious Prime Rib dinner served with potatoes and vegetable and your choice of soup or salad.

Don’t miss out!

For reservations call949.837.1426

Sicilian Street Food Friday – Eat This Now! @ il Barone Ristorante - Newport Beach
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sicilian Street Food Friday - Eat This Now! @ il Barone Ristorante - Newport Beach

Sicilian street food Friday

 Come in say hello to Franco and enjoy some amazing imported Italian
cheeses and wine

 20% off all Wines all day Friday

Il Barone Bottega will  take you on a gastronomic trip to Sicily today and every Friday.  Come in and enjoy authentic Sicilian street fare from delicious arancine to scaccia, as well as many more taditional Sicilian items from Franco and Donatella’s home.

The Bottega is open Fridays from 8am to 5pm. 949-536-5044

Express Lunch @ Gaucho Grill - Long Beach
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Express Lunch @ Gaucho Grill - Long Beach | Long Beach | California | United States

For the busy Long Beach executive on the run!

Gaucho Grill on Pine Avenue, in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown, is debuting Express Lunch where guests can order and enjoy a wide range of items all in 30 minutes or less.

Express Lunch is available Monday – Friday

11:30 am – 4 pm

*Most items priced at less than $12, and each entree comes with a soft drink or iced tea!

Among the entree items are:

Grilled certified Angus skirt steak served with mashed potatoes and veggies

Spinach and cheese ravioli

Grilled salmon with garlic vinaigrette rice and broccoli

Homemade gnocchi stuffed with 4 cheeses and topped in a beef Bolognese sauce

and

Grilled boneless marinated chicken breast served with rice and salad

“We are delighted to announce the introduction of our new Express Menu, which we hope will accommodate the many busy executives who visit our restaurant throughout the week,” said Amosa. “Time is money for a lot of them, so we look forward to meeting their needs. For others, who are not in a time crunch and want a more leisurely dining experience, we welcome you too.”

Amosa is widely considered the kingpin of the vibrant Latin dining scene in Long Beach.With the recent acquisition of Alegria, which is currently undergoing remodeling, the busy restaurateur now operates 3 bustling restaurants on Pine Avenue. He also owns and operates a 2ndGaucho Grill in Brentwood.

200 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

562.590.5000 or visit gauchogrillusa.com

Paella Fridays @ Fork & Knife
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Paella Fridays @ Fork & Knife | Costa Mesa | California | United States

PAELLA FRIDAYS 

The Fork & Knife restaurant is inviting you to come to their Paella Fridays that run weekly and pick up a dish to enjoy at home.

This Friday, Chef Blackford will introduce his Land + Veggies Paella, which will be offered for pick-up between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (first come, first serve while it lasts; not available for pre-order).

Paella is the ultimate comfort food and has held a place of honor and practicality in Spanish homes for centuries. It is truly a beautiful dish, with its colors, flavors, and textures.

For more information contact Fork & Knife at 949.877.0330

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