WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Get cooking this summer with these local classes.
Looking to wow your honey, shock your kids or impress your in-laws? Or do you secretly daydream of some day becoming the next Food Network star. If you fall into any of these categories or just want to brush up on your culinary skills this summer, check into one of these cooking classes located in the Orange County area.
Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a rookie in the kitchen, these classes can be fun for all ages and skill levels. Not only will you get to learn some mouth-watering recipes and helpful techniques from a knowledgeable chef, but afterward you’ll get to feast on what you’ve prepared in class. Sign us up!
Sur La Table
Newport Beach, Costa Mesa; $69-$85 per person
Craving some international cuisine? No need for your passport here. A Taste of Tapas, Easy Chinese at Home, A Cook’s Tour of Spain, and Warm and Breezy Caribbean cooking classes will teach you how to make some of your favorite global dishes without leaving the county.
Corona; $45-55 per person (adult pricing)
Whether you’re single, part of a couple or are in desperate need of a girl’s night out, Cooking 101 has a class for you. Cooking 101 also has classes to keep your kids busy this summer.
A Store for Cooks
Laguna Niguel; $35 per person
The Olympics may be in London, but you can enjoy them right at home with friends and food worthy of a gold medal. Sign up for the Summer Olympics Hors d’oeuvres Party class. Other upcoming classes include Summer Main Course Salads and Dessert and Seafood on the Grill, Easy Elegant Summer Dinners and Flavors of Latin America.
Ladera Ranch (San Juan Capistrano location opening in July); $69-$79 per person
Classes available include but are not limited to Sushi 101, Authentic Thai Cuisine, Pastry and Baking Workshops, Homemade Pasta and Sauces, and Weeknight Dinners for the Family. Don’t fret if you or your loved ones have food allergies or other dietaryrestrictions. Give Tspoons advance notice and they will plan a menu to accommodate your needs.