Cooking Classes

Phillis CareyLove Cooking Classes?
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!


Springtime Appetizers
Tuesday, March 27 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Blackberry Vodka Spritz;

French Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Cups;
Smoked Paprika Prawns with Mango Chimichurrri;
Crispy Prosciutto Cups Filled with Egg Salad;
Smoked Salmon, Dill and Caper Torta with Buttered Toasts;
Parmesan Asparagus Roll-Ups with Bacon Cream Cheese Filling.

Spring Dinners
Tuesday, April 10 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Sage and Pecan Crusted Pork Cutlets with Blackberry Drizzle and

Smoked Gouda Grits and Haricot Verts; Chicken Breasts with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes in a Boursin Cheese Sauce with Orzo;
Pepper Crusted Steaks with a Strawberry Zinfandel Sauce and Orange Mustard Aioli with Apple Spinach Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette;
Blueberry Cheesecake Galette.

Tuesday, April 24 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Caprese Zoodle Salad with Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Salami Crisps:

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Sausage Sauce and Spinach Ricotta Cheese;
Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach;
Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese with Bacon;
Cream Cheese Crepes with Strawberries, Crème Fraiche and Shaved Chocolate.

Tuesday, May 1 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Fresh Strawberry Margaritas;  Mexican Street Corn Dip with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips;

Triple Layer BBQ Chicken Quesadilla Wedges on Chopped Romaine with
Pico De Gallo and Chipotle Ranch Dressing;
Southwestern Rubbed Skirt Steak with Roasted Chilies and Tomatoes on
Cheese Grits with Black Bean Sauce;
Mayan Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream.      

MAY MASH-UPS—the art of combining two traditional dishes into one!
Tuesday, May 8 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Caprese Quesadillas with Prosciutto, Basil, Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto Topping and Parmesan Crust:

Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby with Dilly Crème Fraiche and Pickled Onions and Capers;
French Onion Soup Burger with Gruyere, Arugula and Mustard-Crusted English Muffins;
Mexican Chicken Lasagna with Pasta, Peppers, Salsa and Two Cheeses;
Carrot Cake Cheesecake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting.

Tuesday, May 15 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp with Crusty Bread;

Italian Shrimp and Grits with Pancetta, Roasted Peppers and Capers;
Greek Shrimp Saganaki with Tomatoes, Fresh Dill, Kalamata Olives and Feta;
Asian Shrimp Risotto with Snap Peas, Carrots, Baby Bok Choy and Sesame Seeds;
Strawberry Scone Shortcake with Fresh Blueberries and Cream.

Tuesday, May 22 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Orange Miso Glazed Broiled Salmon with Sesame Seeds and Scallions;

Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Basil;
Peanut Crusted Spicy Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Hunan Sauce;
Grilled Flank Steak and Onions with Ancho Chili Rub and Onion Blossom Horseradish Sauce;
Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Torte with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Tuesday, June 12 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Ras El Hanout Spiced and Grilled Chicken with Tfaya (Caramelized Onions and Raisins) on Almond Couscous;

Piri Piri Prawns with Portuguese Tomato and Bacon Rice;
Shichimi Togarashi Spiced Miso Honey Salmon with Wasabi Ginger Aioli;
Garam Masala Spiced Chana (Chickpea) Curry with Coconut Milk;
Frosted Chai-Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies.

Tuesday, June 19 at 11:30 am in La Jolla     $55
Vietnamese Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad with Cucumbers, Carrots, Bean Sprouts, Fresh Herbs and Peanut Dressing;

Southwestern Chili-Lime Rubbed Chicken Romaine Salad with Black Beans, Avocado Salsa
Dressing and Mexican Street Corn Salad;
Smoky Salmon and BLT Salad with Tomatoes, Avocado, Bacony Croutons and
Creamy Lemon Dressing;   Key Lime Pie Bars with Gingersnap Crust.