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 only.

Coming Spring 2020

Course Details

This is an onsite class that teaches farm-to-kitchen techniques 


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!

Our Menu is inspired by the available crops at Esencia Farm. Each week our Lil’ Chefs will learn about a crop with the Farmer, harvest it and then use it in a recipe with our Chef.  During this class, we will be using the following crops:


Phone: 1-949-679-8390
15435 Jeffrey Road, #132
Irvine, CA 92618
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