Cooking Classes

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Check out one of our Chef’s Fabulous menus below!
Current Resident Chefs include Phillis Carey and Maribel Otal.

See class schedules below…

Phillis Carey has been teaching cooking classes throughout Southern California for more than thirty years. Her classes cover a wide range of topics, from basic techniques to holiday feasts, from quick ways with chicken to vegetarian cooking, international and regional cuisines. Her focus is on easy-yet-elegant menus for entertaining with a gourmet accent and a minimum of fuss. Her students remark that she is easy to follow and her recipes are “home-cook” friendly. As a free-lance food writer, Phillis’ articles have appeared in Cook’s Illustrated and Cooking Pleasures magazines. She has also written cover stories for the food section of the San Diego Union-Tribune and has self-published four cookbooks, including her currently available book, Fast And Fabulous Chicken Breasts. A native of California, she resides in Carlsbad…read more.
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To register for classes, email or call (760) 942-1756. Payment is due at the class!


“No Cook” Warm Weather Sauces for Grilled Entrees
Tuesday, July 10 at 11:30 am in La Jolla            $55
Gazpacho Salsa on Reverse-Grilled Top Sirloin with a Smoked Paprika Rub; Moroccan-Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts with Green Harissa; Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce with Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Basil, Kalamata Olives and Feta; Grilled Salmon Fillets with Sweet Mustard Sauce on Sautéed Spicy Spinach; Fresh Raspberry Panna Cotta.

Summery Low Carb Cooking
Tuesday, July 24 at 6 pm in La Jolla                $55
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries with Lemon-Pepper Ranch Dressing; Tequila Marinated Skirt Steak Carne Asada Tacos with Cheese Wafer “Tortillas”; Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto, Chicken, Black Olives and Heirloom Tomatoes With Cheesy Garlic Flatbread; Lemon Butter-Basted Salmon with Dill Beurre Blanc; Addictive Chocolate Chip Walnut Meringue Cookies.

Summer Chicken Hot Off the Grill
Tuesday, July 31 at 11:30 am in La Jolla            $55
Strawberry, Bacon and Grilled Chicken Salad with a Ginger-Orange Dressing, Pecans and Goat Cheese; Grilled Salsa Verde Chicken Breasts with Creamy Black Beans; Indian-Spiced Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Raita; Buffalo-Style Grilled Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Sauce and Cooling Watermelon and Jicama Salad with a Citrus Dressing; Fresh Raspberry Ricotta Cake.

Fresh Summer Cooking
Tuesday, August 7 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Parmesan with Fresh Basil and Fontina; Bacon and Fresh Tomato Tart with Cheddar Topping and a Buttery Crust; Lemony Brined Chicken Breasts with Fresh Tarragon Blackberry Relish; Cowboy Shrimp, Pinto Beans and Bacon on Fresh Corn Grits; Cinnamon Sugar Cheesecake Quesadillas with Strawberry Sauce.

Labor Day Party Time
Tuesday, August 14 at 6 pm in La Jolla            $55
Watermelon Sangria with Blueberry Float; Cheesy Shrimp Garlic Bread; Greek Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak with Garlic Yogurt Sauce; BLT Salad with Grilled Corn and Buttermilk Parmesan Dressing; Grilled Potato Salad with Red Onion-Parsley Vinaigrette Topped with Salt and Vinegar Chips; Coconut Cream Chocolate Ice Box Cake with Almonds.

Country Cooking Around the USA
Tuesday, August 21 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Tex-Mex Rubbed Flank Steak with Chili Lime Cowboy Caviar and Crunchy Fritos; Grilled Chicken Breasts with Alabama White BBQ Sauce; Maine Blueberry Pinot Noir BBQ Sauced Pork Tenderloin; Kansas City Baby Back Ribs with a Brown Sugar Rub and Smoky BBQ Sauce; St. Louis Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake.

Autumn in Wine Country
Tuesday, September 11 at 11:30 am in La Jolla            $55
Sparkling Amaretto Sours; Puff Pastries with Seared Pears, Prosciutto, Arugula and Blue Cheese; Filet Mignon with Buttery Horseradish Mustard Sauce with Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms; Fennel Crusted Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce with Goat Cheese Potato Mash; Toasted Almond Torte with Fresh Plum Compote.

Fast Everynight Fall Cooking
Tuesday, September 18 at 11:30 am in La Jolla            $55
Caprese Baked Fanfare Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze; Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon with Roasted Corn and Arugula Toss with Honey Mustard Dressing; Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Apricot-Soy Glaze and Roasted Sesame Baby Broccoli; Tortillas Crusted Southwestern Salsa Chicken with Lime and Hot Pepper Cheese; Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Quick Meals Using Rotisserie Chicken
Tuesday, September 25 at 11:30 am in La Jolla            $55
Green Goddess Panzanella Chicken Salad with Celery, Roasted Red Peppers and Olives; Quick Mole Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream, Scallions and Cotija Cheese; BBQ Chicken Calzone with Smoked Gouda, Red Onions and Cilantro; Quick Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Stew with Frito and Crema Toppings; Carrot Cake Blondies with Cheesecake Swirl.

Cruising the Mediterranean
Tuesday, October 2 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Spanish Shrimp with Garlic, Sherry and Crusty Bread; Quick Sausage Cassoulet with White Beans and Herbes de Provence; Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken with Chermoula Sauce and Warm Lentil Salad with Grapes, Pistachio Nuts and Mint; Sicilian Steak with Salmoriglio Sauce/Marinade and Orange and Red Onion Spinach Salad with Castevetrano Olives; Caprese Chocolate Almond Torta with Almond-Scented Cream.