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 to Ecole de Cuisine Los Angeles in two Glendale locations. Choose from the following options:
- For $60, you get a consumer-cooking class (a $130 value).
- For $195, you get a three-part pro-chef-techniques course for home cooks (a $390 value).
- For $390, you get a six-part pro-chef-techniques course for home cooks (a $780 value).
At Ecole de Cuisine Los Angeles, culinary apprentices learn to slice, dice, and spice under the tutelage of an experienced, international instructing staff. In each class, gastro gurus teach with hands-on methods as well as demonstrations, guiding pupils as they create a bounty of foodstuffs to enjoy later at home or while sprinting to catch the bus. A consumer course, designed for cooking neophytes and advanced home cooks alike, covers the gamut, from tapas and paella workshops to an essential knife-skills course that includes maintenance, sharpening, and creating an airtight alibi. Consumer-cooking classes are held Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at 2 p.m. and lasting three to four hours. Check the schedule for exact class dates.
With a three-class pro-chef-techniques course for home cooks, pupils learn to create either saccharine treats or artisan bread, leaving a tasty impression on in-laws and outlaws with custards, tarts, pastries, braided egg bread, and more. During a six-class pro-chef techniques course, apprentices whip up a multicourse meal, commencing with sauces and soups and culminating in the preparation of a three- to five-course meal based on techniques mastered in class and biases against Cheetos. The schedule holds pro-chef-techniques courses for home cooks on Friday nights, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting three to four hours.