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Join us for this very special Father’s Day Class as Chef Dave demonstrates in detail Grill Cooking, Barbecue and other outdoor cooking techniques, including Grill care and preparation, utensils & Tools, Dry Rubs, Marinades, Seasonings, Cedar Plank & Wood chip Preparation and use, Low-n-Slow, classic BBQ, Steak Grilling, Hot & Fast and perfect grilled Vegetables. If you’re serious about outdoor cooking, then this is a class you won’t want to miss. This is the perfect Sunday after the Ojai Certified Organic Farmers’ Market for Dad!
The Menu Includes: Cedar Plank Salmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze, Chipotle Grilled Tri Tip or Flank Steak with Avocado and Tomato, Cilantro Lime Chicken with Jicama Slaw, Grilled Vegetables, Salsas and Accompaniments
Bring your appetite! Everything else is provided!
This class is limited to 12 participants. $75 per person . Call The Lavender Inn for your spot! 805.646.6635
Join us at the Lavender Inn Sunday June 24th at 1:30 pm during the Ojai Lavender Festival weekend, as Diana Hall teaches you basics of Botanical Illustration. This class is geared towards beginner and intermediate level students and introduces drawing skills needed for accurately illustrating plants in graphite and color pencil. You will learn to render plant forms with conviction and clarity through drawing exercises and techniques focusing on close observation of the plant form. These exercises include contour and gesture rendering as well as linear perspective. The effects of light on basic shapes will be related back to natural forms and surfaces of plants.
Diana Hall is a graduate of the California College of Arts & Crafts and is a member of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California. She has taught at the L.A. Arboretum and the Theodore Payne Foundation.
The class will take place at Ojai’s lovely Lavender Inn where students will spend time in the Inn’s lovely garden. Suggested materials to bring:
• Drawing tablet: 11″ x 14″ or 11: x 17; smooth-finish paper (not textured)
• 2 pencils HB & 2B (any maker– Berol, Faber, Derwent)
• Conté crayon for smooth glide in quick sketch and warming up exercises.
These supplies are available at Michael’s, Ojai Creates, and Ventura Creates.
Diana will provide any other supplies that may be needed.
Handouts and limited supplies, as well as water and a snack, will be provided; you are responsible for bringing materials listed on this supply list, as well as whatever you may need for the sunny outdoors: sunscreen, hat, etc.
To reserve a seat please contact The Lavender Inn 805.646.6635 or stop by at 210 east Matilija street, Ojai. Cost $40
We love the holidays in Ojai and this year is we’re making it very special! Not only have we started to deck the halls, but we have two special events.
We are thrilled to present this exciting class with Cindy Liu, founder of LooHoo’s Asian Comfort Food! Cindy’s approach to food is to source local, organic & seasonal ingredients and create unique Asian Comfort Foods that accessible to everyone. LooHoo’s facebook page will give a great sense of the unique things she has in store for this class!
The Menu Includes: Kalbi – Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Sam, Lettuce leaves & Garlic, Kimchi Fried Rice, Banchan (Korean Side dishes) including: JapChae (Chilled Noodles), Kimchi, Pickled Cucumbers, Sweet & Sour Daikon Radish & Sweet Caramelized Potatoes, all Served with Soju Cocktails
Sun. September 11th 1 pm
This class is limited to 12 participants. $65 per person
Sunday August 28 at 1:00 pm
Join Aparna, The Mistress of Spice as she shows you Ayurvedic methods of preparing Cooling Vegetable dishes. This is the perfect way to keep cool in the heat of August! The Menu for this class is eccentric, but Aparna has a way to show you how easy it is to prepare these unique dishes.
The Menu Includes, Cooling and Rejuvenating Jamaica Hibiscus Drink, South Indian Cucumber Salad with coconut, lime and cilantro, Avial- South Indian Coconut and Vegetable Curry, Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad, Delicious Mango Mousse.
This class is limited to 12 participants. $55 per person
Farmer’s Market To Table
Tour & Cooking Class Sun. August 7th 12 pm
Join us as Suzanne Landry, author of the Passionate Vegetable, tours you through the Ojai Certified Organic Market to find the seasonal foods for the cooking class. This will be a whole experience of cooking dishes that are made of freshly picked, seasonal & local vegetables & fruits and goods. The class begins with a tour of the Farmer’s market, next door to the Culinary School and continues in the kitchen, where Suzanne will show you what amazing dishes you can make with the foods right in your back yard! It doesn’t get Fresher than this!
The Menu Includes : Stuffed Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese, Wrapped in Prosciutto, Tangerine & Roasted Beet Salad with Feta Cheese, Wild Caught Salmon Quiche with Peas, Fresh Dill & Thyme , Chilled Strawberry Rhubarb Soup
Don’t miss out on this exciting and fresh class!
We are so excited about the next class at the Ojai Culinary School! Participation is limited to 12 seats! $65 per person. Call to reserve your spot! 805.646.6635
We’ve got some great Culinary Classes coming up and we’d like to share them with you!
First on the menu is Ellen Sherwood‘s class Aromas From An Italian Terrace Sun. July 17 1pm, right after the Farmer’s Market next door. Although this class is full, a stand-by list has been started, and if enough individuals sign up, we will be hosting another class Sat. July 6th 1pm
The Menu Includes : Spicy Shrimp with Garlic & Parsley, Grilled Seasoned Skirt Steak Topped with Arugula, Tomato, Lemon Salad, Pizza featuring Ricotta, Summer Squash, Zucchini and Tomatoes, Joey’s Olive Oil Cake with Mascarpone Cream & Pistachios, Vanilla Gelato topped with Balsamic Sauce garnished with frozen Black Grapes
And coming this late Summer & Fall, we’re excited to have some more exciting classes.
August 7 Farmer’s Market to Table , which includes a tour of the Ojai Certified Organic Market next door to the Inn & cooking class with Suzanne Landry, who will be demonstrating what you can cook with fresh seasonal foods.
August 28 Aparna, The Mistress of Spice will be teaching “Cooling Vegetarian Foods”, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Her menu will include, Cooling and Rejuvenating Jamaica — a hibiscus drink, South Indian Cucumber Salad with coconut, lime and cilantro, Avial– South Indian Coconut and Vegetable Curry, Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad , Delicious Mango Mousse. Did you ever notice that the countries nearest the Equator have the Spiciest foods? As it turns out, that’s the way you can stay cool. Can’t wait to see why?
September 11 Korean BBQ made with locally sourced ingredients with Cindy Liu LooHoo’s . So excited to have Cindy teach her first class with us. “LooHoo’s® Inc, is based in Ventura County, California and is committed to supporting the local economy, and engaging in sustainable and scalable business practices.” This should prove to be a very exciting class!
October 9, Look forward to another amazing Tuscan Dinner hosted by Ellen Sherwood. These dinners have been a huge success and although 60 seats are available. They go fast!!! so sign up soon. The menu for this dinner is not yet set but you can take a look at the last Tuscan dinner we had to get some idea about how grand it is!!
Classes are limited to 12 participants so be sure to sign up soon. If you can’t, make one of our scheduled public classes, then you might consider an intimate, private class designed by you! Contact us for details, or visit our site.
Create your own Private Class! 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. See below for more on private classes.
So many more great classes coming up… stay tuned, or sign up for our newsletter to get a once a month announcement by clicking on the the “join our email“ section on the bottom left of our site.
Hope to see you there!
To Watch a short Video of Ellen doing a demonstration for HGTV, visit our Facebook page!
The Ojai Culinary School is busy teaching “Gourmet Cook Wanabes” simple techniques to make delicious dishes for family and friends. Upcoming on April 17 is “Fish Cookery“. The menu includes Dijon Chardonnay Sauce with a local fresh fish, Curried Shrimp on Toast, Basic Ceviche, and a Sushi Roll Demo. The class taught by Master Chef Dave, is attended by mother/Daughters, couples celebrating special occasions and individuals who want to learn how to prepare palate pleasing meals.
Sunday December 12 @ 1:00 pm
A Chocolate Lover’s Dream! Join Kate Dunbar of Petite Rêve Chocolates as she demonstrates how YOU can make the impossible at home … including Rich Chocolate Truffles with a Cocoa Powder, fresh crushed Peppermint and Chocolate shaving covering served with a Dark Chocolate Truffle infused Tea &/or an Espresso , Chocolate Pot de Creme, & Chocolate Brownie with dried Cherries & Port Wine Chocolate Ganache Glaze. This class is limited, so don’t miss your chance to make your dream come true! $65 per
contact the Ojai Culinary School to reserve a seat @ 805-646-6635
Join Personal Chef Wendy Wilson at the Ojai Culinary School, as she demonstrates how to make delicious Thai Cuisine with fun & ease. The Menu will include, Sauteed lemongrass chicken, also creating red and green curry paste for a homemade curry, Thai chicken coconut soup, and spicy fried rice with shrimp. For dessert, Asian spice cake with cardamom cream.
Class size is limited. Sign up soon. $55
For more on Wendy’s work, please visit her website www.amusingcuisine.com