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The Gourmandise School

Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California
(261 Reviews)

The Gourmandise School is a hands-on culinary school with a focus on teaching classic techniques using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The school offers pastry and cooking classes, professional courses and fascinating food workshops.

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Reviews of The Gourmandise School

(261 Reviews)

Maryam B.

Attended: Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Religieuses

I really enjoyed the class.

Peter Z.

Attended: Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar

Ruth really knows what she is doing and how to teach. I took this class knowing a little or as they say enough to be dangerous. With that being said I learned a lot and picked up some great techniques and helped get a better understanding on tempering. Over all a lot of great info and the class was really fun. I believe there was not one person in this class that thought any different than I did. Nice school great instructor. I signed up for another class taught by Ruth. I live about 1.5 hours away it is worth the drive and more. Peter Z P.S. the staff is also very helpful and knowledgeable

Ericka S.

Attended: How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate

I love the class, I learned so much.Theteacher was

Mary Laurel C.

Attended: Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch

This class was AMAZING! Very well organized, full of information on technique, history, ingredient structure and science, the instructor and her assistant had thought of everything! 4 breads in 3 hours with tons of take-home treats, I would recommend this course to absolutely everyone.

Feliciana R.

Attended: Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters

It was a great class, great instructor, great cooking environment at a beautiful and clean commercial kitchen in Santa Monica. I learned everything I needed to know about making delicious donuts! Thank you!


Attended: Intro to Cheesemaking:Creme Fraiche,Chevre & Burrata

Great Class! So much fun and informative. Made cheesemaking easy and can't wait to take what I learned in class and try at home!

Mersaydes S.

Attended: Kids Cooking: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces

The instructor made the class above expectations. Kept the attention of kids of all ages.

Alin M.

Attended: Posole

great variety and organization to accomplish a lot in relatively short time John did a terrific job of explaining and supporting our efforts Would definitely recommend the experience to others


Attended: Modern Cake Decorating

I loved the class. It was fun, informative and a wonderful experience. It wasn't my first time trying to do any of the things we did in class but it was very helpful to have someone tell you the right/easy way vs wrong way.


Attended: Thanksgiving 101: The Whole Meal

It was a great class. I love Chef Evan’s recipe full of ideas, which enriched my knowledge of arranging our Thanksgiving table. Thank you.

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395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, California 90401
The Gourmandise School
Santa Monica
395 Santa Monica Place
Btwn Broadway & Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, California 90401

Enter Garage 7 off Broadway at 3rd street. We are located on the third floor.

Classes at The Gourmandise School

Creative Cakes Korean BBQ Handmade Pastas and Fresh Spring Sauces Spring Pies The Business of Food Make Craft Chocolates from Bean to Bar Spanish Tapas Night Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch Canning Workshop: Jams, Preserves and Pickles Gourmandise Technique: Fish Flourless Cakes Knife Skills Chinese Takeout 101 Tuscan Under the California Sun Intro to Cheesemaking:Creme Fraiche,Chevre & Burrata Southern Fried Chicken Dinner Specialty Pizza Workshop Gourmandise Technique: Chicken Mastering Ravioli Brioche & Babka Gnocchi 101 Butchering Workshop: Pig The Business of Urban Farming Gourmandise Technique: Eggs Lunch in Paris: Bistro Artisanal Chocolate Workshop: Dipped Confections How to Melt, Temper, Dip and Mold Chocolate Brunch in New Orleans Summer Dining: Grilled Tri Tip Dinner Intro to French Macarons: The French Method Rustic French Desserts Poke Bowls Pie Camp Kids Baking: Rustic French Desserts Kids Baking: Sticky Buns & Cinnamon Kids Cooking: The Brunch Class Kids Cooking: Pizza Donuts, Doughnuts and Fritters Couples Night: Sushi 101 Croissant to Kouign Amann: A 3-Day Series Classic Latin American Desserts Couples Night: Thai Street Food Cream Puffs, Eclairs and Religieuses Handmade Pastas and Fresh Summer Sauces Teen Baking Bootcamp: I Want to Build A Bakery Whiskey Club: Dinner and Pairings Classic Southern Brunch Chinese Dumplings Modern Cake Decorating Couples Night: Argentine Steakhouse Artisanal Bread and Cheesemaking Series Kids Cooking: The Taco Truck Kitchen Basics Series: 4 Weeks of Techniques & Recipes Kids Cooking: Lunch in Provence Kids Cooking: Handmade Pasta and Fresh Sauces Healthy & Delicious Summer Salads Night on the Town: Thai Street Food Couples Night: Korean BBQ Brunch: Fried Chicken and Waffles Kids Baking: Cream Puffs and Eclairs Healthy & Delicious Summer Grain Bowls Kids Baking: The Bake Sale Kids Baking: Perfect Pies Meringue Cakes Couples Night: Spanish Tapas Rustic Breads: Boules, Loaves and Preserves Al Fresco Lunch Summer Pies How to Bake and Decorate a Birthday Cake French Macarons: The Italian Method Couples Night: Specialty Pizza Workshop Gourmandise Technique: Beef Argentine Steakhouse Couples Night: Southern Fried Chicken Dinner Angeli's Best Dishes Couples Night: Handmade Pasta
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