Improper use of ingredients and seasonings can lead to such culinary catastrophes as Herbal Essences tea and, worse, meatloaf marinated in Old Spice. Enlist in Flavor Country's police academy with today's deal: for $35, you get a cooking class (a $75 value) from PREP Kitchen Essentials in Seal Beach. Though this Groupon is only valid for classes worth $75 or less, you can apply its value toward more-expensive classes and simply pay the difference.
PREP Kitchen Essentials believes that improving the quality of your food correlates with improving the quality of your life, just as consuming processed foods can inhibit your ability to play the game of Life. A diverse range of classes simmers on PREP's schedule, tempting tutorees with the likes of DIY seafood, ribs, and French fare. Some past courses have incorporated regional cuisine, and others center on ingredient-themed meals. The cooking classes are 100% participatory, with all students partaking in the chopping, mixing, and peer-pressuring of recipe components. Aspiring master chefs will break into teams to make all of the recipes on the menu for a particular class. Everyone then sits down for civilized consumption of the resulting deliciousness. The classes are casual with an emphasis on conviviality, while delivering the finest culinary instruction straight into eager knowledge receptacles.
Class sizes are limited to 16 students, so each student can receive personal attention from one of PREP's highly trained chefs. The 800-square-foot class kitchen gives students plenty of room to chop, squeeze, and sneak handfuls of cookie dough without bumping elbows. PREP is refreshingly freezer-less, guaranteeing that all ingredients are selected for freshness. All students receive printed recipes of the dishes they have prepared and a coupon for 10% off on store merchandise (excluding appliances) good on the day of their class. Classes generally run from 2.5 to 3 hours; call ahead to reserve your spot.
Reservation required. Not valid toward private, professional, or series classes.
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.
12207 Seal Beach Blvd.
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