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May 2, 2010 09:49 PM

Classes in San Diego?

I'd like to take a cooking class (preferably vegetarian or pastry...definitely no seafood). Does anyone have a specific teacher or class recommendation? I took a cupcake class at Amy Malone's (fun!), and am considering Sur la Table now. I know about Great News, and the Kitchen Witch. I'm sure Sam the Cooking Guy has fun classes, but the price is too steep. Any other options?

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  1. Balboa Park Food and Wine, above The Prado restaurant. Not hands-on.

    If you are looking for economical, cost-effective classes try the continuing education classes offered by the community colleges in you area. Most offer a range of classes, though some of them do trend towards the retiree set

    Balboa Park
    1549 El Prado Ste 8, San Diego, CA 92101

    1. The classes at Sur La Table are great. They are the only full time Hands-On Classes in San Diego. Most baking classes are run on the weekend. There is a 2 Day Bread Making Workshop in May. I've seen vegetarian classes every 2 months or so.

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        1. You should check out the adult school. The cooking classes range from $30-$80. I really enjoyed the classes I took, they were all hands on. It was awhile ago, so I don't remember which adult school it was but the links below should get you started.


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          1. re: JonDough

            cooking w/ class in the san diego kitchens and bathrooms show room. Alot of demo but they are starting to do more hands on classes though.Guest Chefs from around the city.

          2. Though not for satisfying your main need, I'd highly recommend scouting Fixtures for Living's complementary events, which includes amongst other things free cooking classes. They really are a class act, though I'm not sure how long they can justify holding these complementary events.

            But then again this is a place where you'll be offered a complementary espresso drink off of their La Marzocco just for walking into the store...