Ojai Culinary School
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.
Team Building Classes
Join us for our Winter Classes:
In The Orchard with Chef Robin Goldstein
Sunday March 22nd @ 1:00
A Taste of Ojai Cookbook – Flavors of the Valley
Citrus Salad with Fennel, Crushed Pistachio & Citrus Vinaigrette
Olive, Fig, and Tangerine Chicken
Citrus-Almond Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Candied Tangerines
French Crepes with Chef Keith Maxwell
Sunday May 3rd @ 1:00
Having experience in all phases of restaurant work since the 1970’s, from busboy to management, his resume includes Ah Fong’s of Beverly Hills, Yesterday’s of Westwood Village, and the Century West Club of Los Angeles, among others.
He apprenticed under a Cordon Bleu-trained Chef De Cuisine at Bon Appétit in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, CA.
He has performed as chef in several restaurants in Mammoth Lakes, CA, a popular ski resort destination, including The Comstock Lode, Comstock II, and The Bus Stop Café.
Cooking is among one of Keith’s utmost passions. He is continually researching and creating new and exciting recipes to share with friends and family. Keith is currently offering private chef services.
• Crostini Baguette Rounds with Balsamic Bruschetta with wine and champagne pairing.
Savory Crepes – (2) Versions –
• Petit Filet of Salmon (wild caught) with steamed asparagus and
mild salsa wine reduction cream sauce nappé.
• Vegetarian – Mushroom, wild rice, and tarragon with Béchamel Gruyere sauce.
Dessert Crepe –
• “Pink Moment” Crepes – Ojai Pixie Tangerine and Pomegranate Marscapone Filled Crepe with Tangerine Pomegranate Reduction Sauce.
NOTE: All ingredients will be sourced organic as available.