At Raw Done Tastefully, certified raw foods chef and instructor Raquel Smith teaches students about the benefits of eating raw. Using her certifications from the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico and the Living Light Culinary Institute, Raquel leads classes that range from introductory demos to hands-on classes to multi-day healthy living seminars. Using raw and organic ingredients, she can teach students to craft cuisine in a variety of styles such as Asian fusion, Latin American, and Italian, with dishes such as chocolate mousse tart, curry-walnut pate, and tropical plantains.
From basic knife skills to holiday cookies, New School of Cooking offers a variety of fun, hands-on classes. Seasonal and local ingredients are used in all of the classes, and the school also offers pro-series classes for both serious home chefs or those pursuing a culinary career.
Located in the historic West Adams neighborhood, Cashmere Bites’ loft-style industrial kitchen stands out from its surroundings thanks to a large, cherry-red door. Inside the modern studio, stainless steel and blond-wood counters support students as they learn to craft satisfying meals during three-hour classes that use local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Sessions typically focus on specified regional cuisines or food for special occasions, such as football Sunday or tomato-fight Saturday. The instructors also host private cooking parties and travel to homes for more intimate lessons.
Learn a few more amazing tricks and tips for the kitchen at Cook LA. At Cook LA they are offering hands on cooking classes that will help you not only cook well, but eat right. They will teach you how to make gourmet healthy meals using fresh ingredients in their modern upbeat kitchen. They offer customized menu planning and budgeting for every member. If you have a specialized diet, they have no problem creating a menu suited just for you, after all you get your own cooking station and cookware! A day here will always end with friendly company, an elegant dinner and glass of wine.
For confectioners and cake-bakers, there is no better place to be than Kake Creations in Canoga Park. Featuring an array of cake-and-candy-making supplies, Kake Creations is the one-stop shop for people striving to become the next Cake Boss, or even for those that simply like to add a special touch to their homemade creations. Kake Creations also offers classes in cake decorating, candy making, and more. For everything you need to turn your kitchen into a veritable sweet shop, come down to Kake Creations and see what it has in store for you.
For anyone whose idea of cooking is opening the box of a microwavable dinner, EATZ may be right up your alley. On Le Brea in the Hancock Park area, EATZ is the perfect way to learn to make entrees, side dishes – even yummy desserts in a fun, social environment. You’ll experiment with different cooking techniques, learn about ingredients and best yet, eat the results of your hard work. Several teams of two share a cutting board and stove. Instructors are friendly and fun, sprinkling knowledge throughout each lesson. Classes are limited to 16 people to ensure you enjoy a personal lesson with your talented instructor. EATZ offers private cooking parties for groups of 14 or more for any occasion such as a bridal shower, birthday party or just for fun. Simply select the date and the menu you’d like to prepare and EATZ takes it from there. Companies use EATZ cooking lessons for great team-building events.