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.
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 three different formats. First, 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 second option is a Pizza Making/Interactive class with Chef Randy Graham. This class has proven to be fun yet bonding while creating your own pizzas (gluten-free as well). The third format of our Team Building classes 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!
Join us for our Winter Classes:
Raw Foods with Chef Bianca February 24th 1PM
In this class Bianca will be sharing ways to include more wholesome raw and sprouted foods into our diets. You don’t need to be a “raw foodist” to enjoy the wonderful health benefits of nutrient dense fresh organic food! We will be going over some basics like sprouting and dehydrating, making non dairy milks and then move into making veggie chips, dips, easy, quick raw food meal ideas and more!
Raw Hemp milk
Mung bean and lentil sprouts
Dehydrated kale chips
Sprouted Buckwheat herb crackers
Sprouted sunflower pate and collard leaf wrap
Cilantro pesto with zucchini noodles
Raw berry cheese cake with pecan date crust
(all menu items are vegan and gluten-free)$75 a person
Cooking Around the Mediterranean with Chef Robin Goldstein March 3rd 1PMDiscover new recipes, develop your skills and practice timesaving techniques.
Hands on participation.Everyone will be making some of the following:Feta Cheese Filo Parcels with pistachio and honeyHandmade Potato Gnocchiwith shrimp and scallops and herb pestoTorta CapreseA traditional cake of the beautiful island of Capri from Italy. A dense, moist flourless chocolate-almond cake.$85 a person
Asian Flavors with Chef Gill Boyd- March 10th 1pm
Coconut Soup Thailand
Spice Beef Soup Korea