Learn to Cook Like a Chef
Got apron anxiety? San Diego restaurants and local chefs have debuted new classes that will make you (look like) a cooking pro.
Sweet Petite Confections
Learn to make: Chocolate
The confectionery whips up bonbons, meltaways, salted caramels, and more for The Lodge at Torrey Pines and other five-star clients. Now owner Michelle Lomelin is sharing her skills during monthly hands-on chocolate making classes in her Clairemont shop. The next session is April 9, when Lomelin will prove that the joy of chocolate isn’t just in eating it.
Learn to make: Pizza and salad dressing
Germany-based retailer Vom Fass, which debuted in Hillcrest last May, is known for their gourmet oils, vinegars, and spirits. On April 16, they’ll host Pizza 101, where attendees can make and eat their own pizzas. To balance out the carbs and the cheese, sign up for Salad Dressing 101 on April 23, where you’ll learn the art of making a classic vinaigrette.
$20 each, hillcrest.vomfassusa.com
Hotel del Coronado
Learn to make: Healthy pastries
The iconic hotel recently launched a series of cooking classes that range from cookie baking to cheese making. On May 1, Del Pastry Chef Daphne Higa will show you how to make baked goods with a healthy twist (think nut flours and low-glycemic sugars) in her Healthy Baking class.
$65, includes Hotel del Coronado apron, spatula, recipes, tastings, and beverages, hoteldel.com