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The Gourmandise School

Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California
(277 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

(277 Reviews)

Francis c.

Attended: The Business of Food

The instructor is super knowledgable. Information is presented in a very personalized manner. Years of information given in just a few hours. I wish I could have stayed and chatted all night. I will definitely return.


Attended: The Business of Food

I can't rave about this class enough! Clemence provided such great instruction and information about all aspects of food business. I left class inspired and know I will be using Clemence as a point of reference in the future - she was so kind and accessible, and is both positive and realistic. I recommend this class to ANYONE who is even considering a food business.

Diana H.

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

Chef Clémence is a fantastic instructor. She thoroughly explains the science and history behind the making of cheese as we learn to make it. It felt like I was getting a quick college lesson as well as a cooking lesson. We made butter, crème fraîche, ricotta, goat cheese, burrata and mozzarella in pairs and there was plenty to take home!

Nicole H.

Attended: Knife Skills

Great class! Everything was amazing!

Eleanor W.

Attended: Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch

The class was great! Within a 3 hour span we accomplished so much and May, the instructor, was great and personable and very knowledgeable. Am definitely going to take another class with her.


Attended: Bread 101: Simple Breads from Scratch

Chef May was great and it was really fun. There's a lot so expect to be busy the whole time!

Jennifer W.

Attended: Couples Night: Handmade Pasta

Great educational and enjoyable class!

Jacob C.

Attended: Cookies: Sandwich Cookies and Ice Cream

The class was fun and reasonably well organized. The training felt professional rather than home cook with experience. I feel like I could make from scratch everything we made in class. The shear amount of food made was daunting. I should have taken more home and eaten less on the spot.

Jessica S.

Attended: Cookies: Sandwich Cookies and Ice Cream

This class was great! I appreciated each technique being explained to the group and then working in a team of 2 to recreate the recipe. It helped to better learn the recipe. All of the cookies we made were delicious and the cake box for taking home extras (there were many!) was very much appreciated! The only down side....we weren't able to take home the salted caramel ice cream!


Attended: Canning Workshop: Jams, Preserves and Pickles

Great class and entertaining teacher, please give her my compliments. I very much enjoyed the class.

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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.