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!
HOLIDAY VEGETARIAN SOUPS, Sunday, December 9th @ 1:00 with Chef Randy. There’s just something about these four distinctly different yet tasty and easy-to-make soups that are perfect for the holidays. In this class you will learn how to make each soup (with fresh, organic, and local produce) and then to enjoy them with warm, crusty French bread for dipping and…OH…a holiday hot buttered rum drink, made with Häagen-Dazs ice cream, to keep you warm! You will leave with a smile on your face and a comfortably full belly.
Included in the $75 cost of this class is a copy of Randy’s new book, the Ojai Valley Make-Ahead Cookbook. The menu for this class is as follows:
Hearty Cannellini Bean Soup
Ravioli and Rosemary Soup
Savory Pumpkin Soup
Hot Buttered Rum Drink – yum!