Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a cooking class at Prep Kitchen Essentials in Seal Beach (a $75 value).
Prep Kitchen Essentials' impressive faculty of professional chefs guides the culinary inclined masses through hands-on classes that cover a wide variety of cuisines. Kitchen apprentices can choose from any of the 2.5-hour course offerings, which include sessions on gourmet pizzas and flatbreads, workshops on rolling sushi, and a Tastes of Spain class, wherein students concoct a shrimp dish spicy enough to make a dragon weep tears of buffalo sauce. Participatory lessons include a cupcake seminar taught by Susie Millis, who teaches students to bake pumpkin cupcakes with salted caramel, root-beer-float cupcakes, and chocolate soufflé cupcakes with chocolate mint cream. Gain respect from disobedient vegetable patches by participating in a knife-skills class with Martin Gilligan. Seasoned home cooks and those befuddled by boiling water can benefit from the individual attention bestowed on each student. Call ahead to reserve a stove.
It was truly a lot of fun and everyone is very friendly, with instructors who are approachable - I would feel comfortable asking them any cooking question.Kressler N., Yelp, 2/26/09
I thought the class was great. They had a good variety of recipes and taught everyone the basics of cooking, which is what I was looking for.Desiree G., Yelp, 3/9/10
98% of 577 customers recommend
“Don't second guess - just go! It's been an amazing experience thus far. ”
“We learned alot about cooking in general and had a great time. They do soft sell some related products like books, cutting boards and knifes but they were not pushy...”
“We learned alot about cooking in general and had a great time. They do soft sell some related products like books, cutting boards and knifes but they were not pushy about it. Bring some wine from home or you can buy it there at reasonable prices. We'll definitlely go back.”
“I love this place! I'm taking the pro series 1, and have learned so much already. Chef Dylan Regan is the best!!”
12207 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, California 90740