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The Gourmandise School

Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California
(264 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

(264 Reviews)

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.

Jennifer S.

Attended: A Night in Marrakesh: Classic Moroccan Cuisine

May and her assistants were extremely kind and helpful. Tasty, fun and even better we went home with some left overs and no dishes to wash!

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.

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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.