Ojai Culinary School

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RESERVATIONS: 805.646.6635

The intimate Lavender Inn is the setting for the innovative Ojai Culinary School. The cooking school offers a wide variety of hands-on and demonstration cooking classes ranging from visiting chefs to local artisanal cooks. The emphasis on the cooking classes is to develop technique and expertise along with a sense of ease in the kitchen.

PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES: Let us cook up a celebration with you – whether it’s a birthday, a bridal shower, or just a group getting together. We can tailor your class to your group’s cooking skill level and type of desired menu. Chefs will work side by side with your group to create a memorable meal. We also have a team building class which is modeled after the HGTV show Chopped; previous participants found it very successful!   Call Beth to customize your private class: 805.646.6635

Coming Soon:   Speak, Cook, Eat Italian   l   Cooking with Culinary Essential Oils  

april_class-bestTASTE of the TROPICS

Sunday August 14th @ 1:00
with Chef April Tucker

No matter what your skill level, everything in the class is easily accessible and can be mastered in a matter of minutes. It combines specialized cooking techniques with unique flavor pairings that are light and refreshing.  Chef April Tucker has taught classes on the East and West Coast.


Sweet potato-black bean pasta summer rolls with coconut-lime tahini dipping sauce
Soba noodle salad with peaches and snow peas, tossed with ginger-peach vinaigrette
Grilled pineapple topped with 2-ingredient coconut ice cream, rum-lime glaze, and toasted coconut flakes


 Lavender Inn Class BLUE - Fall 2016Vegan Gourmet                                      Sunday August 28th @ 1:00
Chef/Author Randy Graham

Ojai author and chef Randy Graham will show you how to make (and to eat!) healthy, tasty and easy-to-prepare gourmet vegan appetizers.  A signed copy of his new Ojai Valley Vegan Cookbook is included in the cost of the class which will be held at The Lavender Inn on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 1pm to 3pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants. Call (805) 646-6635 for reservations.Ojai author and chef Randy Graham will show you how to make (and to eat!) healthy, tasty and easy-to-prepare gourmet vegan appetizers.


California Quesadillas
Salvador Curtido
India Samosas
French Socca
Class $65/person
Sunday October 16 @ 1:00
with Chef Robin Goldstein

It’s still tomato season so come and learn to create a variety of  fresh-from-the garden apps! Chef Robin is a classically trained chef who was been working professionally as a private chef since 1984, here in CA. Her years of experience and knowledge working in restaurants, her own catering company and in private homes have been a solid foundation for her personal chef business.   Her  cookbook, A Taste of Ojai, highlights a collection of small plate appetizers, condiments, spreads and homemade breads.


Spanish Style Gazpacho
Sun dried Tomato Bruschetta
Tuscan Tomato Crostini di Prosciutto
Greek Tomato Rissoles
Charred Tomato Panini with Spicy Tomato Jam

Class $75/person 

CALL 805.646.6635 for RESERVATIONS & more information on private or these public classes!