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 Summer Classes:

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

Hearty Soups for Fall with Randy Graham

Sunday October 27th @ 1:00

There’s just something about these four distinctly different yet tasty and easy-to-make soups that are perfect for Fall. 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 a 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 book, the Ojai Valley Slow Cooker Cookbook.


Savory Pumpkin Soup

Hearty Cannellini Bean Soup

Tortilla Soup

Ravioli and Rosemary Soup

Hot Buttered Rum Drink

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

Sushi Class with Thom Davis

Sunday October 6th @ 1:00

Learn how to make Sushi at home from a Sushi chef’s perspective;
Thom has over 40+ years in many local restaurants such as Juro Cho, Seafresh, Watermark, Koi in Los Angeles, and more!


In this class you will 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. You will also learn how to rinse and make sushi rice, how to form the rice for sushi and rolls and learn the cuts of fish for sashimi, sushi and rolls.
$75 per person