From the Field to the Kitchen

Cooking Basics and Fundamentals

This class is located in Rancho Mission Viejo at Esencia Farm
79 Esencia Drive, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

This class is for residents and their friends only

Session 1 Registration Has Begun!

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!

Course Details

Session 1: 6 Week Course $150
Mondays,  August 27th to October 8th
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Class Dates
August 27, Sept 10, Sept 17, Sept 24, Oct 1 and Oct 8

Wk 1 8/27  Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
9/3   Labor Day-No Class
Wk 2 9/11   The Best Ever Tomato Soup
Wk 3 9/18   Eggplant Caviar
Wk 4  9/25   Honey Garlic Green Beans
Wk 5 10/1    English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches
Wk 6 10/8   Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

We will be using:

  • Peppers (Green Bell, Jalapeno, Lunchbox, Shisito)
  • Tomatoes (Large and Medium Red, Sungold, yellow Pear)
  • Eggplant (Purple)
  • Greenbeans
  • Squash (Winter: Delicata, Summer: Zuchinni, Patty Pan, Yellow)
  • Cucumbers(seedless)
  • MAYBE (Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Pumpkin, Popcorn, Acorn Squash, Sweet Corn)

From the FARM!

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