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:
Holiday Decor & Styling with Daniel Brady
Sunday December 8th @1 pm
This very Special class is neither ordinary or a cooking class! We are very please to have Daniel, our favorite Garden & Home Stylist, present this Holiday Decor Class. Join us Daniel shows you to design your personalized wreath, style your mantles with magical displays and decorate your entire home for the Holidays.
Bring your favorite center piece, container, soup tureen, silver punch bowl, or basket so that you can create your own center piece to take home. Don’t miss out! Daniel’s Styling Techniques will leave you feeling more talented than Martha Stewart.
This class is limited to 12 participants. $65 per person
“So You’ve Inherited a Vegetarian… Now What?”, Cookbook Signing with Chef Randy Graham
Monday, December 9th @ 4 – 6 pm
Join us at the Lavender Inn, as Chef Randy Graham will sign his new cookbook, So You’ve Inherited A Vegetarian . . . Now What? This book is an omnivore’s guide to cooking vegetarian meals for friends and family is. It was inspired by real life events when, more than 30 years ago, Randy eliminated all meat and fish from his diet.
So You’ve Inherited A Vegetarian . . . Now What? includes chapters on vegetarian diets, how to cook for vegetarians, and how to stock you kitchen in preparation for visiting vegetarians. It includes eighty-eight original, comfort-food recipes that appeal to vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
Chef Randy’s philosophy is that, “There is nothing better than fresh, home-cooked food. The recipes in this book were created with this in mind. This doesn’t mean my recipes are mundane. They are, in fact, far from it. Look for my Lasagna Azteca or my Grilled Avocados to see what I mean. Who says vegetarian food has to be ordinary?”
Chef & the Lavender Inn will be serving refreshments Wine & delicious Eggplant & Bell Pepper Terrine bites
Travel to Tuscany without Leaving Ojai – Tastes & Conversations of Italy with Clarissa Fishman January 26th
Menus will be posted soon!
*** 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)