One should live to eat, not vice-versa. Cooking with Class's team of chef instructors includes Bill Sauer of The Marble Room, Christian Graves of Jsix, JohnAlonge', Chris Idso of Pacifica Del Mar, Danny Bannister of the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, Brian Malarkey of The Oceanaire Seafood Room, and more San Diego culinary celebrities.
The staff and guest chefs at Cooking 4 Life share the healthy recipes they've developed through years of resisting America's fast food lifestyle. In specialty classes, chefs demonstrate techniques to help food to retain its nutritional value without sacrificing flavor, texture, or aerodynamic properties. These techniques can be practiced on the high-grade, stainless steel Saladmaster cookware used by the school, which will not radiate harmful chemicals into food. The culinary team helps to educate clients at home with its Dinner Show, at which they host a cooking demo in clients' kitchens for up to eight guests, showing them how to make heart-healthy food that retains its nutritional value without being flavorless or bland.
Do It With Icing's expert confectioners sculpt frosting frescos and lush delicacies in their classroom kitchen, benefiting bakers-in-training with years of experience and a plethora of sweet supplies. Sugary shelves offer provisions for opulent dessert sequencing, including candy-making paraphernalia and a bevy of different chocolate molds for creating an army of cocoa droids.
In addition to catering and one-time meal services, Bent On Cooking provides private groups and solo food scholars with interactive cooking lessons under the expert tutelage of Chef Rosie Bent. With more than 13 years of experience as a personal chef and certification as a raw chef, Chef Rosie possesses the know-how and natural ease to teach any fledgling flambéist the pleasures of cooking. Relish the epicurean excitement with a two-hour cooking class for two that can take place in the privacy of your own home or on-site using Bent On Cooking's equipment. During the two-hour culinary lesson, Chef Rosie will guide you in making two to four delicious recipes while demonstrating various techniques such as the backhanded cucumber chop and the double-knot sautéing slide. Ingredients are not included for either location but a shopping list will be provided.
Avivit Erlichman honed her cake-making skills under world-renowned bakers in the Middle East and the United States, developing a baking philosophy built around beautiful presentation and using only fresh, preservative-free products. Avivit boasts a diverse culinary repertoire; she's able to whip up everything from Israeli cheesecakes, pecan pies, and lemon cakes, to savory couscous, chicken schnitzel, and stuffed peppers. As a proud mother of three, Avivit brings a wealth of experience with children to the kitchen table, helping kids of all ages unlock their creative potential during children's cake-decorating and baking courses.
Robotics, archaeology, cooking––6- to 12-year-olds enrolled at Cali Kids Club learn such unexpected skills. Clubs are classified under four different headings: culinary, engineering, geology and excavation, and arts and electives. Kids here have the opportunity to whisk up multicultural dishes in the Tastes of the World club, glimpse shimmery views in Rocks, Gems, and Fossils, and learn woodcraft skills so they can whittle a whole tree from a bigger tree.
The school offers 19 single-session (and occasionally double-session) classes at a time. Seventeen of them remain the same, and two rotate every week. After 10 weeks, a whole new set of 19 classes replaces the previous curriculum. Kids either sign up for a single session or nab a membership card that grants access to one or two each week.