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Culinary Arts Workshops are back at IFAC!
Enjoy fresh tastes of the season and discover culinary tips while perfecting gourmet recipes created by professional chefs.
All workshops are hands-on unless noted as “demo” in course title/description. Instructor(s): Christianne Winthrop,
Sharon Murphy and Mark McDonald.
To learn more about the chefs, please read their bios below.
Please click here to view all the culinary workshops and register.
$59 (IFAC Member: $51) per workshop.
> Culinary Arts Workshops for Youth & Families
> Adult Programs
> Teen Programs
> Youth Programs
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Knife Skills Learn the basics of cutting, slicing, dicing, chiffonade and many other techniques, as well as sharpening your knife. Make a simple chop salad with your goodies.
Tu May 21 6:30–9pm $59 #126604 Inst: Murphy
Moroccan Delights Travel on a culinary journey as you learn to cook with the unique flavors and tastes of exotic Morocco.
Menu includes chickpea tapenade, tagine chicken with figs and cilantro dressing, cinnamon oranges.
Tu May 28 6:30–9pm $59 #126598 Inst: Murphy
Italian Entertaining Preparing, cooking and eating is at the heart of Italian culture; it is what gathers friends and family together for love, laughter and good memories. Experience the flavors of Italy while creating a traditional menu guaranteed to impress dinner guests.
Menu includes homemade ricotta, grilled zucchini roll-ups with herbs and cheese, stuffed baked tomatoes, sweet potato gnocchi with brown butter and sage, frozen citrus creams.
Tu Jun. 4 6:30–9pm $59 #126596 Inst: Winthrop
Italian Entertaining II “Mangiare bene….stare bene!” “Eat well and be well” in this continuation of Italian entertaining. Discover even more popular Italian favorites while improving your culinary skills.
Menu includes classic Caesar salad, roasted asparagus and prosciutto bundles, braised chicken thighs with tomatoes and olives on couscous, tiramisu.
Tu Jun. 18 6:30–9pm $59 #126600 Inst: Winthrop
Outdoor Entertaining Spice up your summer entertaining with fresh, flavorful fare! Menu includes roasted potato salad, grilled tomatillo chicken fajitas, grilled corn on the cob with chili lime, grilled fruit with crème fresh.
Tu Jun. 11 6:30–9pm $59 #126599 Inst: Murphy
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More information about the instructors:
Christianne Winthrop is a Los Angeles area-based freelance food, health and parenting writer, recipe developer, culinary instructor and boutique caterer with writing credits in The Los Angeles Times, SeriousEats.com, CBS Local's "Best of LA" blog, BrainWorld magazine and more. She is a Chef Instructor for the Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories in Santa Monica, for Sur La Table in Costa Mesa, and for the Garden School Foundation - a non-profit focused on teaching children about gardening and healthy eating. Christianne has invaluable experience as Healthy Eating Educator at Whole Foods Markets in the LA Westside as she has launched and implemented the "Health Starts Here" programs for customers and employees where she has developed and lead trainings for 650+ employees on nutrition, food allergies, and dairy & sugar alternatives. She has been a Food Stylist on Good Day LA and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Sharon Murphy, formerly the lead chef instructor at Sur La Table and owner of One Fine Fig, has mastered her skills through formal culinary training and her many world travels. Her formal education includes the Culinary Institute of America, New York, as well as supplemental classes from Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Caroline Caromaya and Chef Marie/Paris. Sharon has cooked for chefs such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Thomas Keller and Ina Garten. She has served as a Sous Chef for Le Giraffe in Santa Monica as well as a Culinary Expert at Williams-Sonoma in Newport Beach for 6 years.
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