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!
New Class Starts Nov 1st – Register Today!


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.

New Course Details

6 Week Course
November 1st – December 3rd (no class Nov 22nd)
Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ages 5 and up

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Registration and Payment

Registration Form

Course Fee: $150

6 Week Course


 Esencia Farm Menu – Session One
 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**

 Esencia Farm Menu – Session Two
 Wk 1  Nov 1  Homemade Marinara Sauce over Penne Pasta
 Wk 2  Nov 8  Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
 Wk 3  Nov 15  Asian Beef with Sugar Snap Peas over Rice
 Nov 22  No Class
 Wk 4  Nov 29  Watermelon Radish & Arugula Salad
 Wk 5  Dec 6  Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup
 Wk 6  Dec 13  Red and Green Cabbage Coleslaw
Phone: 1.949.679.8390
15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, CA 92618
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