The intimate Lavender Inn is the setting for the innovative Ojai Culinary School. The cooking school offers a wide variety of hands-on and demonstration cooking classes ranging from visiting chefs to local artisanal cooks. The emphasis on the cooking classes is to develop technique and expertise along with a sense of ease in the kitchen.
PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES: Let us cook up a celebration for you – whether it’s a birthday, a bridal shower, or just a group getting together. We can tailor your class to your group’s cooking skill level and type of desired menu. Chefs will work side by side with your group to create a memorable meal. See below for more on private classes.
UPCOMING CLASSES & Events:
Speak – Cook – Eat
The Italian Experience with Clarissa Fishman Three day full Immersion Classes March 9th-11th
Go to Tuscany for 3 days without leaving Ojai! Join Clarissa at the Lavender Inn as she transports you to Tuscany in this full immersion series of Language & Cooking Classes. Learn conversational Italian while learning how to cook traditional Tuscan food.
Classes begin Sunday March 9th @ 1pm, with a Dinner Class, Monday 10th @ 11 am Lunch Class, Tuesday March 11th @ 9 am Breakfast Class & ends with a field trip to Regalo Olive Oil for tastings. You will learn how to cook traditional fare and basic vocabulary, as well as how to order in a restaurant. We will have fun role playing and eating the delicious food we will cook. *All ingredients for the class will be organic, fresh from the Farmer’s Market and or sustainably sourced.
The Menu includes: Sunday Dinner- Sauteed Mushroom Crostini, Tuscan Style Roast Beef, Sauteed Greens and desert. Monday Lunch – Prosciutto & Melon, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, and Arugula, Tomato & Parmesan Salad. Tuesday Breakfast- Italian Continental Breakfast
Ojai Pixie Squeeze with Rhys chef|artist|designer
Sunday, April 6 @ 1pm
Join Rhys & The Lavender Inn as we kick off Ojai Pixie month with a delicious class! Rhys’ approach to cooking, 35 year experience and cool character, will help you learn complicated dishes with ease. Come cook & taste Ojai’s Pixies in a special way.
The Menu includes: Blue cheese, pecan, and pixie segments in an endive ‘boat’ drizzled with a honey, thyme, and pixie juice reduction, Mixed greens with avocado, spiced walnuts, and pickled red onion with Pixie vinaigrette, Seared salmon with pixie tarragon cream, Pixie and honey glazed roasted vegetables with goat cheese, Pixie Cointreau Crème Brulee
This Class is limited to 10 participants. $75 per person.
For more information and reservations call the Lavender Inn at 805-646-6635.
*** a 72 hour cancellation required for a full refund.
The Lavender Inn is conveniently located behind the arcade in downtown Ojai at 210 E. Matilija. The Foodie Package is available for those who stay at the Lavender Inn while taking a class with a 10% off your room for one night per class.
MORE ON PRIVATE CLASSES
Create your own private class for 8 – 12 of your friends!
Whether it’s a Birthday, Baby shower, Family-get-together, kid’s party, company retreat, or time with friends, we can help you design an intimate class and menu around your theme. These classes are unique way to spend time with friends and enjoy delicious food.
Let us help you create the ultimate food experience and leave the work to us!
The Ojai Culinary School @ The Lavender Inn 805.646.6635
210 East Matilija street , Ojai (across from the Rainbow Bridge)