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.

Culinary School in Ojai, CA/Lavender Inn, bed and breakfast

Private 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 (limited to 8 people) to create a memorable meal. One popular class is our seasonal Cooking with Lavender class taught by cookbook author and Chef Robin Goldstein. Plan a weekday class and get $10 off per room.. Call Beth at 805.646.6635 to reserve your group experience.

Team Building Classes

The Ojai Culinary School is the perfect place to host your team building class.. We offer an interactive approach where participants 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. For example our Pizza Making/Interactive class with Chef Randy Graham has proven to be fun yet bonding while creating your own pizzas (gluten-free as well). Call Beth at 805.646.6635 for more information!

Join us for our Winter Classes:

Chef Robin of Ojai, CA/Lavender Inn, bed and breakfast

Pizza Party with Chef Randy Graham

Sunday March 1st @ 1:00

In this hands-on class, private chef and author Randy Graham will show you how to make restaurant quality pizza at home using pizza stones and traditional ingredients. In addition, there will be a pizza surprise so come hungry! Recipes and copies of his most recent cookbook are included in the $75 cost of the class. Class size is limited to 8 participants so call (805) 646-6635 today to secure your reservation. This class will fill up quickly.


$75 per person
Chef Robin of Ojai, CA/Lavender Inn, bed and breakfast

Sushi with Chef Thom

Sunday March 8th @ 1:00

Sushi at home from a Sushi chef’s perspective. Thom has over 40+ years in many local restaurants such as Juro Cho, Seafresh, Watermark, and Koi in Los Angeles.
Learn the basics of making sushi at home. Preparation of rice, cutting of fish and ingredients for making nigiri sushi, sashimi and rolls.


Learn the story behind the iconic Tempura Jorge Roll (George’s Roll) from Juro Cho in Ventura and watch how to make it from start to finish. Learn how to rinse and make sushi rice., and how to form the rice for sushi and rolls. Learn the cuts of fish for sashimi, sushi and rolls.
$75 per person
Chef Robin of Ojai, CA/Lavender Inn, bed and breakfast

In The Orchard with Chef Robin Goldstein

Sunday March 22nd @ 1:00

More info to come!


Recipes celebrate the Pixie with an Ojai Pixie Spritz cocktail; a Citrus Salad with fennel and crushed pistachio with a bright citrus vinaigrette; Olive, Fig, and Tangerine Chicken; and Candied Pixies that grace a Citrus-Almond Olive Oil Loaf Cake that each guest will make in class
$85 per person