by Michelle Sandoval
There’s something cooking in Santa Clarita and it’s not your average fare. Culinary Wonders Cooking School is a new business in our valley offering hands-on cooking classes to those of us who are chefs at heart, and (like myself) those who have problems boiling water.
Located on Cinema Drive, Culinary Wonders boasts a large range of classes in a warm and non-intimidating environment. Each aspiring chef will have his/her own workstation, supplies, cooking tools and tasty recipes. The instruction is in small groups and led by experienced chefs, so you don’t have to worry about setting the place on fire…unless Bananas Foster is on the menu, of course.
Do you want to introduce your little ones to the joy of cooking? Culinary Wonders will be hosting a Spring Break Kid’s Cooking Camp on March 26, 27, 28 and April 2, 3, 4. Children ages 7 to 10 will learn how to prepare anything from pasta to breakfast to pizza, and they’ll have a whole lot of fun doing it! It is only $30 per class and if you sign up for three or more you will receive $10 off. This would be a great way to teach your children some basic cooking skills without having to deal with a messy kitchen at home. It is also a great alternative to your basic camps.
Culinary Wonders offers a number of great classes for adults. Pastry, pasta, sushi, tapas, you name it! They also host team building events, wine and cocktail pairings, and have special holiday cooking menus. Easter is right around the corner — why not let Culinary Wonders teach you a few new tricks for a brunch your family won’t soon forget.
Owners Judy Gilbert and Herve Guillard met 10 years ago as instructors at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena and became fast friends. “Our goal with Culinary Wonders was to pass on our passion for cooking to people who just wanted to have some fun,” states Judy, “when people come to Culinary Wonders it is like having a party in our home. Only we have a giant kitchen family room for everyone to enjoy.”
You often hear the phrase “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Well, I don’t know about the rest of you ladies out there, but it’s also the way to mine. There’s nothing like a great plate of food to make everything all right. Luckily, the Santa Clarita Valley now has a business to help us out with that. Bon appetit!
Culinary Wonders is located at 23460 Cinema Drive in Valencia. See what’s cooking at www.culinarywonders.net or give them a call at 661-254-1234.