Award-winning chefs can be found at Prep Kitchen Essentials, sharing knowledge such as how to pair cheeses with merlot 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.
The certified trainers at 6 Degree Fitness believe that the best motivation for keeping up a gym routine is measurable results. Working to make their gym a welcoming, accessible place for everyone, regardless of fitness level, the professional staffers here offer intense personal training and group fitness sessions such as boot camp. Nutritional counseling is also available, helping members boost their metabolisms while they're shredding calories. The fitness center features a full array of weight-training and cardio machines—everything clients need to succeed along their path to better health.
RestoredHealth draws its inspiration from Dr. Weston Price, an early 1900s-era dentist who traversed the globe in search of natural ways to promote health. He found that people who adhere to primitive diets high in proteins, vegetables, and soaked grains live healthier and remain stronger than those who consume lots of manmade products, such as white sugar and refined vegetable oils. It is with this knowledge that RestoredHealth approaches its product line, infusing it with minerals, vitamins, and natural enzymes to help restore the health of its clients.
Established in 1954, Acapulco Cafe's kitchen has housed generations of cooks, who introduced generations of Americans to classic Mexican cooking. The menu contains many familiar items?nachos, tacos, and burritos?all crafted from treasured family recipes. More recently, the kitchen staff invented the Party burrito, a giant-sized roll-up capable of feeding a dozen hungry folks or one giant who skipped breakfast and lunch.
Namastey India looks like a small grocery store from the outside, but once inside, you’ll catch a delightful whiff of the OC Weekly's Best Indian Restaurant. According to the Los Angeles Times, owner, chef, and New Delhi transplant Ashish Pal grinds his own spices and bakes every batch of bread to order because he "wanted to do it authentic, do it right, do it the way it should be." Pal churns out regional fare such as channa batura, a spicy chickpea dish, as well as Indian staples, including samosas as perfectly crispy golden as if they were dipped in Midas’s fryer.