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 for 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.
TEAM BUILDING classes: The Ojai Culinary School is the perfect place to host your corporate team building class offered in two different formats. Our Italian Instructor Clarissa Fishman (and Innkeeper) offers an interactive approach where employees get to know each other in an environment that is ideal for building strong relations in a fun, hands-on way while eating delicious food. You have a choice of Italian or California/Italian Fusion classes. The other format for the Team Building class is similar to the TV Show “Chopped” where two teams compete to create the best recipe/food items with a preplanned set of ingredients. “Contestants” work together to plan and execute a dish to win a ‘prize’. Call Beth at 805-646-6635 for more information!
For Ojai Culinary School’s upcoming CLASSES August-December, see the bottom of the page.
MEDITERRANEAN SEAFOOD Sunday October 22 with Clarissa Fishman. Menu to follow or call 805-646-6635 for more information
FARMERS’ MARKET TOUR COOKING CLASS Sunday November 5th @ 12:00 with Suzanne Landry author of the Passionate Vegetable, and Fresh Food Matters. Suzanne has taught healthy cooking classes at Ojai Culinary School for over 8 years and is returning from Oregon to teach this class!! Meet at the Lavender Inn at noon to walk next door for an enlightening, educational tour of Ojai’s Farmers’ Market to learn more than you can imagine about seasonal produce. Select items to take back to cook at the Lavender Inn. This is not a hands-on class; Suzanne demonstrates how to cook the menu while lecturing on nutrition. A can’t miss class if you’re looking to improve your health!!!
MENU: Buttercup Squash, Sage and Leek Pie, Herb Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower, Grapefruit, Kale and Avocado salad with pomegranate, Blackberry & Plum Galette with Lavender Whipped Cream
Coming soon with menus:
August 27 Sushi with Bianca
September 10 Speak Cook Eat Italian with Clarissa
September 24 Cooking with Cast Iron
October 22 Mediterranean Seafood
November 5 Farmer’s Market with Suzanne
November 11 Private (Italian with Clarissa)
December 3 Make-ahead Holiday Brunch with Vanessa
December 10 Gingerbread House with Eva