Chicks With Knives, Too Hot Tamales & Retro Desserts: Local Cooking Classes Worth Your Dough

When: Saturday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.
How Much: $110/guest

Chicks with Knives will teach an intensive hands-on knife skills class at Surfas in Culver City. Guests are asked to please bring your own chef's knife. Handling a knife with dexterity and skill is the most basic building block of cooking, giving you greater consistency and confidence in the kitchen. The class starts with a quick lesson on proper posture (positioning your body, grasping the knife and holding food that's being chopped) and then moves on to slicing and dicing. You'll start with basic vegetable cuts, progress to julienne, chiffonade and other advanced skills. Instruction on knife identification, sharpening and care will also be discussed. While you slice and dice, the Chicks will prepare an early dinner of flank steak & roasted vegetable sandwiches on focaccia, marinated cucumber salad, and creme fraiche mashed potatoes. You'll also go home with a Chicks with Knives gift bag and a Surfas discount coupon for shopping on the day of the class. Reserve your seat on Eventbee.

8777 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 559-4770

What: RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen's “Foods from Saigon” Cooking Class & Lunch
When: Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
How Much: $100/guest

Rock Sugar's Executive Chef Mohan will teach you how to prepare dishes such as grilled lemongrass pork skewers; crab and shrimp spring rolls; claypot caramel halibut; shaking beef; and pandan chiffon cake. As you learn (and feast), sip on a Mekong Delta cocktail; a Vietnamese coffee drink with vanilla-infused vodka and a condensed milk foam. I can speak from personal experience at Chef Mohan's recent "Foods From Bangkok" class, it's a great time with a ton of delicious food. Recipes, refreshments and up-close seating with an unobstructed view included. Reservations required; call 310.552.9988 to make yours.

Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-9988

When: Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sur La Table, The Original Farmers Market
How Much: $69/guest (ages 18 and older only)

Remember your first whoopie pie? Nothing brings back memories or creates new ones like a really delicious sweet treat. In this class you'll learn how to make an assortment of treasured favorites from the past like chocolate and salted caramel whoopie pies, lemon and strawberry-filled ice cream sandwiches, bacon and maple bar doughnuts, and cherry-filled pocket pies. Reserve your spot at Sur La Table's website.

Sur La Table
The Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 954-9190

When: Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. --OR-- 2 p.m.
How Much: $75/guest

Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger teach you how to cook like Top Chef Masters in true Too Hot Tamales style at this exclusive Border Grill cooking class.Join them at on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. for a demonstration-style cooking class at Border Grill Downtown LA, including a multi-course lunch, signature cocktails, and a recipe booklet, all for $75. Classes fill up fast (the June 11 class is already sold out) so call 213.486.5171 to make your reservations.

Border Grill Downtown L.A.
445 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 486-5171


  1. the 2 Top Chef Masters + 2 Too Hot Tamales Cooking Class has the wrong date .... it's for July

  2. Anonymous - Thanks for the correction! It's been edited.


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