Category: Cooking Class

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  • Kidvasion at locations throughout San Diego  

  • Solar Decathlon at The Great Park  

  • Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC 

  • Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store 

  • Insect Fair at Cal Poly Pomona  

  • Drop In and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity 

  • Halloween Celebration in the Garden at Coastkeeper Garden 

  • Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad  

  • Kids Club Crafts at Michaels Nationwide 

  • Tustin Art Walk at Old Town Tustin 

  • Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center 

  • FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Centers  

  • Oktoberfest at Oak Canyon Nature Center  

  • Star Party at Griffith Park  

  • 7th Annual Bat Night at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Boo at the Zoo at Santa Ana Zoo

  • Halloween Bootique at Rogers Gardens

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Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chef Classes

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Gather the kids and take them to Williams-Sonoma for a FREE and fun class that will show them how fun and easy cooking can be. They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.

  • For specific times and more details, find your local store>
  • Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
  • Class size is limited – call your local store to register.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 – We’re celebrating Chuck Williams’s 100th birthday! Join us as we cook some of his favorite recipes, including a butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette and a juicy roast chicken, plus chocolate mousse for dessert. You’ll love making these for your family at home. Suitable for ages 8–13.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Pumpkins aren’t just for carving jack-o’-lanterns. There are also varieties (with fun names like Sugar Pie and Baby Bear) that are wonderful for eating! In this class we’ll have fun making waffles, cupcakes and other tasty pumpkin treats. Suitable for ages 8–13.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 – Join us and learn how to make some delicious breakfast dishes with American Girl™. From pancakes and eggs to muffins and fruit salad, these recipes are perfect for autumn mornings. Suitable for ages 8–13. Class cost: $30.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 – Calling all ghosts and goblins! Let’s throw a party and serve some bewitching treats. We’ll make cheesy crackers, popcorn balls and Halloween cookies that you can decorate as you please. Suitable for ages 5–13.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 – Want to join in the fun of preparing the Thanksgiving feast? Learn to prepare a delicious fall soup and then we’ll make some fun miniature pumpkin tarts! Suitable for ages 8-13.

Images courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.com

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Seasoned Chef’s Culinary Workshop

The Great Park and Chef Sharon Murphy of One Fine Fig, will present cool and savory soup and salad summer classics at next Seasoned Chef Culinary Workshop:

  • Clear Virgin Marys

  • White Grape Gazpacho

  • Grilled Panzanella Salad

The Seasoned Chef series brings some of the best chefs in Orange County to present local seasonal gourmet dishes, techniques and preservation methods. Eating seasonal and local foods is nutritionally rich and environmentally friendly.

  • Grape GazpachoWhen: Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where: Great Park – Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free; Ages 16+

 

Future Seasoned Chefs Culinary Workshop Schedule:

  • Saturday, November 21: Fresh Thanksgiving Sides

  • Saturday, December 12: Winter Wonders

For additional information, please email: urbanagriculture@ci.irvine.ca.us

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Whole Kids Cooking Class

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Whole Foods in Tustin’s Chef Cintia will be whipping up some kid friendly recipes that are easy, fun and delicious.

Bring your kids to this hands-on cooking class and help your picking eater to try something new by getting them involved. They’ll talk about why it’s important to color your plate with healthy foods as they prepare their dish.

The next Whole Foods – Whole Kids Cooking Class is sure to be a hit with even the pickiest of eaters as the kids will make Kiddy Ice Cream.

  • When: Friday, July 17, 2015 from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

  • Where: Whole Foods, 2847 Park Ave., Tustin, CA (map)

  • Cost: $5.00 per child

RSVP’s are Required. Email: cintia.madrid@wholefoods.com

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Seasoned Chef Culinary Workshop

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The FREE Seasoned Chefs Culinary Workshop at the Orange County Great Park  is bringing some of the best chefs in Orange County to present local seasonal gourmet dishes, techniques and preservation methods. Eating seasonal and local foods is nutritionally rich and environmentally friendly.

On Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm,
grilled figsChef Sharon Murphy of One Fine Fig, will present healthy renditions of these zesty Italian summer classics:

  • Eggplant Meatballs
  • Zucchini Pasta
  • Grilled Figs with Mascarpone

 

The Seasoned Chef Culinary Series takes place at at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions .

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Junior Chef Classes

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Williams-Sonoma has a new menu in store for the July Junior Chef classes. These FREE classes for kids show them how fun and easy cooking can be. They’ll to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.

For specific times and more details, find your local store
• Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
• Class size is limited – call your local store to register.Image from Williams-Sonoma.com

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Saturday, July 4, 2105 – Join us to make a lattice-crusted blueberry pie and a berry fruit crisp! Kids will learn how to roll out pastry dough, cut a lattice crust, and use seasonal fruit to create delicious filling for their favorite desserts. Suitable for ages 5-13.

July_Jr_chef1Saturday, July 11, 2015 – Salt is an amazing way to bring out the flavors in everything you cook. We’ll teach you how to cook on a salt plate, from Chicken and Corn Quesadillas to Chocolate Chip Cookies! Then we’ll teach you how to use different flavored salts on your favorite foods, from popcorn to veggies skewers. Suitable for ages 8-13.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 – Looking for fun snacks to make in the Vitamix? This class is for you! You’ll learn how to make the perfect hummus, sorbet, a purple smoothie, and more! Suitable for ages 8-13.

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Saturday, July 25, 2105 – This summer, impress your friends by whipping up ice cream sandwiches from scratch! We’ll show you how to make the outside layer-our delicious brownies and cookies-and then the delicious ice cream filling and toppings. Suitable for ages 5-13.

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Seasoned Chef Culinary Workshop

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Come to the Seasoned Chefs Culinary Workshop at the Great Park on Saturday, June 27th when thai nectarineThe best chefs in Orange County will present local seasonal gourmet dishes, techniques and preservation methods. Eating seasonal and local foods is nutritionally rich and environmentally friendly.

This month: One Fine Fig will brighten your summer cuisine with a new twist on summer favorites

  • Thai Nectarine Avocado rolls with Almond Sauce
  • Stuffed Kale Leaves +
  • Cucumber Salad with Salt Slab Shrimp

Eating seasonal and local foods is nutritionally rich and environmentally friendly. This series is best suited for ages 16+. For additional information email, Urbanagriculture@ci.irvine.ca.us

  • When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 am -11:00 am
  • Where: Great Park :Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
  • Cost: FREE
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Whole Kids Cooking Class

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The next Whole Foods – Whole Kids Cooking Class is tomorrow. Chef Cinita will show kids how to prepare Kabobs.  The classes are always have hands-on, kid friendly recipes that are easy, fun and delicious.

Bring your kids to this hands-on cooking class and help your picking eater to try something new by getting them involved. They’ll talk about why it’s important to color your plate with healthy foods as they prepare their dish.

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  • When: Friday, June 5, 2015 from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

  • Where: Whole Foods, 2847 Park Ave., Tustin, CA (map)

  • Cost: $5.00 per child

RSVP’s are Required. Email: cintia.madrid@wholefoods.com

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June Junior Chef Classes

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June brings a new calender and new menus to the Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef classes. These FREE classes for kids show them how fun and easy cooking can be. They’ll to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.

For specific times and more details, find your local store
• Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
• Class size is limited – call your local store to register.Image from Williams-Sonoma.com  June_Jr_Chef_1a

June 6, 2015: Eating outside is so much fun in the summer. We’ll show you how to make some tasty side dishes that you can prepare for your family’s next outdoor party. Mom and Dad will love having a helper in the kitchen! Suitable for ages 9–13.

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June13, 2105: Join us for some frosty Zoku fun! The amazing Zoku products turn out everything from quick and easy pops to slushies and ice cream. If you’d like, you can preorder your choice of a Zoku pop maker, slushie maker or ice cream maker. We’ll have it frozen and ready for you to create a cool work of art. Suitable for ages 5–13.

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June 20, 2015: Discover some great gift ideas for Dad on Father’s Day! You’ll learn how to use everything from the latest kitchen gadgets to our favorite ice cream maker, which turns out awesome frozen desserts. Then you can create a delicious treat that Dad and the rest of the family will enjoy. Suitable for ages 5–13.

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June 27, 2015: Join Williams-Sonoma and American Girl® for a hands-on baking class inspired by Grace™—the 2015 Girl of the Year™! Each student will learn Grace’s favorite French Madeleine recipe, then finish the pastries with dark chocolate, white chocolate, and a few other toppings. We’ll also make and decorate sugar cookies from scratch. Each child will take home a special American Girl® goodie bag! $30 per child • Suitable for ages 8–12 • Call your local Williams-Sonoma store to sign up. Class size is limited to 12 students.

 

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Whole Kids Cooking Class

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 My kids love going to Whole Foods in Tustin for the Whole Kids Cooking Class. Chef Cinita will show kids some kid friendly recipes that are easy, fun and delicious.

Bring your kids to this hands-on cooking class and help your picking eater to try something new by getting them involved. They’ll tallk about why it’s important to color your plate with healthy foods as they prepre their dish. The next class is sure to get your kids excited as they’ll be learing how to make DIY Cookies! 

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  • When: Friday, May 29, 2015 from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

  • Where: Whole Foods, 2847 Park Ave., Tustin, CA (map)

  • Cost: $5.00 per child

RSVP’s are Required. Email: cintia.madrid@wholefoods.com

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