- NEW Travel with Laguna Culinary Arts!
Looking for adventure? Make the most of your travel experience and leave the planning and logistics to us! We are offering two separate trips in 2013 – the first to Bordeaux and the Dordogne River Valley in southwest France, and the second to Tuscany! Check out our website for trip details, or call Nancy at 949-376-0262.
- New Food & Wine Pairing Classes
Join Chef Laurent for a fabulous 5-course meal of “small plates” with each course paired with wine … the new menus emphasize the fantastic flavors and textures of autumn. You will learn which wines work with the different flavors and equally important, which wines don’t! These are not cooking classes, but you are guaranteed to have fun, enjoy the fabulous food and learn a lot about pairing! See the Wine Country Cooking page for menus and dates.
- Saturday Tasting Room:Every Saturday!
1 – 4pm Saturday.
We’ve extended our Saturday Tasting events to every Saturday! Come down and taste a selection of 8 different wines. Laguna Culinary Arts is constantly looking for new and delicious wines from all over the world. We currently offer more than 350 selections, with new wines arriving each week!
$5 per person for 8 tastes
- Friday Night Happy Hour
Great food, wine tasting and a glass of wine for $20 per person! Sample 5 different wines each week. Additional glasses of wine at $6 per glass. Starts at 5pm. Come early for a good seat! (read more)
- Saturday Afternoon Wine Tasting
The last Saturday of each month, from 1-4pm. $5 buys you a taste of 8 wines chosen from our wide selection of domestic and international wines.(read more)
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California Cooking School
Welcome to Laguna Culinary Arts!
As a cooking school, we offer a unique, hands-on cooking experience for aspiring “home chefs” of all ages and a professional program for those seeking a career in the food industry. Our Gourmet Cooking Classes are designed for fun! You will do much more than watch – in our classes, everyone works together to create the meal – and you are always guaranteed to end with great food! Each class is limited to just 10 people, ensuring that no one gets lost and that everyone gets to participate in just about everything that goes on in the class. Some cooking schools conduct much larger classes but we believe in personal attention. We pride ourselves on this individual level of instruction!
We are the oldest hands-on cooking school in Orange County, California, and we bring our considerable experience and expertise to the classroom, creating an interesting and fun learning experience for all students. Our quarterly schedule is full of classes for cooks of all levels and interests. We even offer Couples Cooking Classes, as well as Team Building Cooking! The most popular classes are repeated regularly, with new classes offered each quarter featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our cooking school offers classes in two Orange County locations. The main facility is in Laguna Beach, located at 845 Laguna Canyon Road. We have recently opened another cooking school, a satellite teaching kitchen in the city of Orange. It's located at 541 West Chapman Avenue in the kitchen design showroom of Le Gourmet Kitchen. Please visit the following link for Classes in Orange.
Our cooking school kitchens are available for special events! For a truly unique and fun experience, bring your group to our teaching kitchen and have a cooking party together! Great for a team-building experience, to break the ice among colleagues, celebrate a birthday, engagement or retirement! Everyone can participate as much or as little as they want, then everyone can enjoy the meal together at the end. Contact our events coordinator at 949-376-0263 for details.
Looking for a career in the culinary field? The Laguna Culinary Arts cooking school offers an intensive Professional Chef Program, designed for people wishing to pursue a “second-career” who have a serious motivation to learn quickly and move into their new career. The Chef Program is offered as a full-time 6-month daytime program, or a part-time 12-month evening program. The curriculum, instructors, focus and methods are exactly the same in both programs – only the progression of the class differs.
Food & wine pairing is a hot topic! No culinary experience can be complete without adding the wine to enhance your menu. Our Gourmet Cheese & Wine Shop is located adjacent to our classroom kitchen in our Laguna Beach facility, and is stocked full of a dazzling array of artisan cheeses & meats, as well as an impressive selection of wine from all over the world. Join us for our weekly Wine Tasting Classes and events, or contact us about putting on a private wine & cheese tasting party for you!
We are so much more than a California cooking school. You can travel the world with Laguna Culinary Arts Adventures! Join our experienced and friendly travel team and get the most out of your vacation. We travel to the most desirable locations in France, Italy and Spain, immersing ourselves in the culture of food, wine and history. Small group sizes are guaranteed, and all food, wine, accommodations, cooking classes and other activities are included. You need only to get yourself to our meeting point, then put yourself in our capable and experienced hands! For details about our next adventure, visit out Culinary Vacations page!
We are located in Laguna Beach, convenient to both Los Angeles and San Diego, California. People come from all over the state to visit our cooking school. For any questions about our school or class schedule, please call us at 949-494-0745 or Contact Us online today!
- WSET Certified: Nancy Milby
& Laurent Brazier