$395 for a Six-Week Professional-Series Cooking Course at Prep Kitchen Essentials in Seal Beach ($900 Value)

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Instructors impart knife-proficiency, soup- & sauce-prep skills & expertise in mastering meat to students & source seasonal ingredients

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Expires Mar 6th, 2013. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. 72hr cancellation notice or $118.50 fee may apply. Not valid for other classes or merchandise. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Consuming raw fruit and vegetables grants increased health, as well as the ability to photosynthesize sunlight into David Lee Roth’s singing voice. High-kick into health with today's Groupon: for $395, you get a six-week professional-series cooking course at Prep Kitchen Essentials (a $900 value). Click here to view the schedule of class dates and times.

Prep Kitchen Essentials' skilled instructors supply culinary initiates with skills relevant both to aspiring professional chefs and casual cooks with epicurean streaks. Professional-series cooking courses include six hands-on lessons during six weeks, commencing with an introduction to kitchen etiquette and proper knife wielding when slicing veggies and battling chicken breasts to the death. Students may don optional chef jackets (a $25 additional cost) while stirring up course-supplied ingredients during week two’s stocks-and-sauces class, before diving into soups and sourcing seasonal veggies in week three. Exploration of the secret lives of vegetables continues as students incorporate potatoes and grains into recipes, then sear, roast, and braise meal-complementing meat and poultry. Courses conclude with a seafood unit, during which newly seasoned food preparers emulsify their fishy eats in butter or claw cozies.

Prep Kitchen Essentials

Award-winning chefs can be found at Prep Kitchen Essentials, sharing knowledge to small groups of students. The cooking-supply retailer and culinary school enlists world-class kitchen artists to teach its introductory cooking courses. This level of access to acclaimed chefs is a rarity in the cooking-school world, and the newcomers who populate these beginner-level classes are immediately inspired as they learn the basics of preparation and the art of elegant presentation. Prep Kitchen's curriculum attracts a diversity of students, including professional chefs-in-training. In addition to adult courses, instructors kindle the talents of budding chefs with children's cooking classes and a summer camp where campers engage in string cheese tug-of-war and tell ghost stories about over-cooked risotto.


Very clean and bright atmosphere. Our host was awesome!!!!!

sharon m., Yelp, 5/18/11

It was truly a lot of fun and everyone is very friendly, with instructors who are approachable

Kressler N., Yelp, 2/26/09


  • “Awesome, great time, great people, and so much fun for my husband and i.”

  • “Lots of fun.. was hard to choose which class to take- there is such a great variety of amazing sounding classes from appetizers, to grilling to regional dishes, to...”

    “Lots of fun.. was hard to choose which class to take- there is such a great variety of amazing sounding classes from appetizers, to grilling to regional dishes, to desserts- yum! Elizabeth was a great instructor! ”

  • “Prep Kitchen Essentials was great fun! I learned some skills that will make me a better cook AND the food we made was delicious! ”

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    Seal Beach

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd.

    Seal Beach, California 90740


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