Hands-On Cooking Events for Families

We cater our events to your residence or to other locations by agreement. Cooking classes for all ages.

Customizable Family Menu Examples

All shown event examples take about 3 hours (except Pasta Class).

Minimum number of participants per experience is 8 persons.

For "One on One" Cooking Classes inquire within.

WORLD DESTINATION TRAVEL

Around The World in180 Minutes

 

Monterey  Bay

Pizza my art by Children & Teenagers

A creative process by young chefs, crafting photogenic hand-pizzas together for fun

 

Norway

Lakse trilogi og korn

Trilogy of salmon and grains. Home-baked bread with cold-smoked salmon, home-cured graved lax, poached salmon

 

Mexico

Frijoles negros y plátanos al estilo de Oaxaca

Oaxaca style home-grown black beans with queso fresca, and dark honey plantains

 

Japan

ミックスベイビーグリーンとレタス

Vegetable sprouts, micro-greens, and baby lettuces, tossed in rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, miso, and wasabi

 

Columbia

La Cocina de la Abuela

Empanadas of Grandmother’s recipes, with beef tenderloin, cheese & tomatoes, open pasture raised chicken, and rustic chimichurri

 

Italy

Ultra-classic Tiramisu

The way Roberto Linguanotto made it with lady fingers, mascarpone, and Espresso

(Listed countries are examples only)

FRESH PASTA MAKING CLASS

 Gluten free, Vegan, and Classic 

TAKES TWO HOURS ONLY

 

Hand-cut Fettuccine pasta from scratch

Primavera sauce

Alfredo sauce

 

Each makes their own dough and noodles

EXTRAVAGANT HORS D'OEVRES

 100 artful canapes 

Impress your guests with food art you made, with example ingredients like Sevruga caviar, truffles, snow crab, Kobe beef, and other items. 

 

We will help you make these for business meetings, your art exhibition, your book release party, and other occasions so you can "blow your guests away" with your cooking skills and artful presentation.

 1 ON 1 COOKING CLASSES

 ($150 per hour per person)

 Enjoy customizable cooking workshops and private culinary lessons, or hire Chef Martin for any other hospitality related services within 50 miles of Capitola-by-the-Sea.

 FRENCH BRUNCH AT HOME

 Capitola Garden Brunch

"Brasserie Parisienne"

Abundance platter of seafood 

Grilled organic peaches with aged Balsamic glaze and bacon wrapped beef tenderloin medallions

San Francisco crab cake eggs Benedict

with sauce Hollandaise and garlic spinach

Oven roasted baby potatoes with caramelized onions, and fresh chives crème fraiche

 

Homemade croissants, as if it's difficult to do that. Served with various preserves and butter

 

French Toast Brioche and pancakes made from scratch, with blue agave syrup, and Montreal maple sauce

LUNCH COOKING CLASS EXAMPLE

Noi abbiamo inventato la cucina

Italy Theme

 

Ultra-classic Pizza Napolitana

with fresh Roma tomatoes and basil

Butter lettuce salad with garlic croutons and a variety of dressings

Fresh hand-made Fettuccine pasta

Primavera (colorful veggies) sauce

Alfredo (Parmesan-cream) sauce

Chocolate lava cake, whipped cream, berry portrait

DIETARY FAMILY DINNER EXAMPLE

 Vegan, Type Two, Gluten-free and other stuff that actually tastes and looks delicious.

Japanese sushi, handrolls, nigiri, classic rolls

 

Healthy Minestrone vegetable soup hated by children, made delicious

Hippie risotto with glazed garden strawberries, violets, roses, and saffron

Colorful bell peppers made into Piemontese Italian antipasti 

Martin's mom's secret red cabbage recipe with tropical fruits & Indian spices

The Capitola Garden Trilogy. Cauliflower, artichokes, and sweet potatoes.

Homemade orange sorbet, fairly traded chocolate

KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTY FUN

Several themes are available

From age 3

 

Fresh pasta making, decorate cup cakes

or

California rolls, and fun candy sushi

or

Pizza from scratch and chocolate truffles

or

Mexican fajita party and cinachurros