From the Field to the Kitchen

Cooking Basics and Fundamentals

This class is located in the community of Rancho Mission Viejo at Esencia Farm or 79 Esencia Drive, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694.
This class is for residents only and their friends!


This is a hands-on cooking class that explores different types of cuisines using the basic fundamentals of cooking! Lil’ Chefs will learn how to harvest various seasonal fruits and vegetables, clean them and learn how to apply them in a recipe.

Lil’ Chef School teaches children of all ages the joy of cooking in a kid-friendly and safe environment.  Each chef will learn the basics of cooking, while participating in the preparation of real recipes they get to taste at the end of each class.  Students also learn kitchen safety, etiquette, knife skills, math and science! See our menu below.

Course Details

6 Week Course
September 13th – October 18th
Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ages 5 and up

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Registration and Payment

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Course Fee: $150



 Esencia Farm Menu
 Wk 1  Sept 13  Butternut Squash Soup
 Wk 2  Sept 20  Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
 Wk 3  Sept 27  Ratatouille over Pasta
 Wk 4  Oct 4  Cheese and Pesto Soufflé
 Wk 5  Oct 11  Bruschetta
 Wk 6  Oct 18  Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

**Alternate recipe that we can use: Roasted Marinara Sauce**

Phone: 1.949.679.8390
15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, CA 92618
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