SURFAS: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Skip delivery, make great pizzas at home!  Join our Chef Instructor as we learn techniques for creating and shaping pizza dough from scratch, developing both a tomato and a creamy parmesan sauce, and exploring several baking methods for the perfect “pie." You will also learn tips for using 00 pizza flour, the do’s and don’ts […]

SURFAS: Seasonal Dinner Table

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Celebrate a seasonal dinner table even in winter.  Join us and we explore winter’s harvest of fruits and vegetables in a delicious, gourmet meal. You Chef Instructor will share tips on grilling fruit, poaching fish, and creating a creamy risotto.  You will also learn how to make a flaky pie crust and tips for choosing […]

SURFAS: Cozy French Bistro

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Enjoy an evening of bold flavors inspired by cozy French bistro cooking. Our Chef Instructor will teach you tips and techniques for cooking with lentils, creating a vinaigrette from scratch, frying delicate shallots, and the secrets behind creamy rice pudding. This cold weather menu will be a comforting family favorite when it’s chilly outside. Create […]

SURFAS: Winter Weeknight Dinners

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Looking for a way to spice up your weeknight dinners? Join us for four comforting meals perfect for the family yet delicious enough for company. Our Chef Instructor will teach you how to cook pasta perfectly, create a rich bean stew, and how to batter and fry chiles. You will also learn how to make […]

SURFAS: Gastropub Grub

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Gastropub grub has turned typical bar food into gourmet delights. Join us as our Chef Instructor shares tips for creating this delicious trend at home. You will learn how to make a twist on aioli and tzatziki sauce, bake flavorful wings, and broil dates. You will also learn entertaining tips for serving these favorites at […]

SURFAS: Decadent Donuts

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Whether they are baked or fired, yeast or cake… homemade donuts are delicious! In this class our Chef Instructor will share techniques on creating yeast doughs, flavorful cake doughnuts, and frying both.  You will also learn tips on creating a perfect pate a choux and versatile glazes. Join us for 3 1/2 hours of sinful […]

SURFAS: Perfecting Gnocchi

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Roll, shape, and cook gnocchi to perfection! Our Chef Instructor will share tips and techniques for perfecting potato and ricotta style gnocchi.  You will also learn how to make a rich, San Marzano tomato sauce, a savory butter sauce, and a light pesto. After perfectly pairing your gnocchi with the sauces, you’ll taste and enjoy […]

SURFAS: Vanilla Table Cookbook Signing and Demo

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Natasha MacAller to our Test Kitchen.  Chef Natasha’s book,  Vanilla Table, will convince chefs and cooks alike that vanilla is anything but plain. With over 100 dishes including starters, mains, brunch, desserts and more, you will never think of vanilla the same way again! Chef Natasha’s book also includes collaborations […]

SURFAS: Parisian Steakhouse

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Join us for a Parisian Steakhouse experience complete with delicious, yet simple, classic French recipes. Your Chef Instructor will guide you through a variety of classic techniques including creating a vinaigrette and a creamy custard. You will also learn the secret to crispy pommes anna, how to make delicious pan sauce, and tips for searing […]

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SURFAS: Professional 5-Week Cooking Series

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Join Surfas in welcoming Chef Dominque Fournier to our popular professional series, hands-on cooking class. Chef Fournier will guide you through both basic and advance recipes which are essential to a great cook. Through the 5 weeks students will learn knife skills, the basics of sauces and soups, and how to garnish and finish each […]

Surfas: Holiday Favorites Baking Camp for Ages 7 to 11

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Bring in your little chefs for a fun-filled day of holiday baking! In this hands-on class our instructor will teach your little ones how to create holiday favorites like Chocolate Peppermint Bars and Gingerbread Cookie Trees. They will learn the basics behind royal icing, yeast dough, and making pretzels from scratch. They will also lean […]

Surfas: 2-Day Holiday Favorites Cooking Camp for Ages 12 to 17 [Day 1]

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Monday, 12/28 and Tuesday, 12/29 Bring in your future chefs for 2 fun-filled days of holiday cooking! In this hands-on class our Chef Instructor will teach your teens how to create some of our favorite holiday dishes. They will learn how to split, truss, roast, and slice a turkey breast. They will also make apple […]

Surfas: Parisian Steakhouse

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Join us for a Parisian Steakhouse experience complete with delicious, yet simple, classic French recipes. Your Chef Instructor will guide you through a variety of classic techniques including creating a vinaigrette and a creamy custard. You will also learn the secret to crispy pommes anna, how to make delicious pan sauce, and tips for searing […]

Surfas: Baking with Kids: Cookies for Santa

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Celebrate the holiday season with Surfas! Bring your big and little ones and decorate cookies side-by-side just in time for Santa’s sleigh ride. Join Surfas in the holiday spirit as we deck delicious Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting and Gingerbread Families with Royal Icing and Holiday Candies. At the end of the class […]

Surfas: Bûche de Noël: Make, Bake, and Take

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Join Surfas as we create together, and you take home, a beautiful Bûche de Noël cake. Also know as a Yule Log, the Bûche de Noël is a beautiful and traditional French holiday cake. Our Chef Instructor will show you how to make a classic genoise, meringue mushrooms, and fluffy buttercream. You will also learn […]

Surfas: Holiday Cookie Workshop

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Who doesn’t love fresh cookies from the oven? Join Surfas as we roll, scoop, and bake several types of cookies. Your Chef Instructor will show you how to cream dough, double bake biscotti, and make royal icing from scratch. You will also learn how to correctly temperature and pour sugar. Perfect for gift giving to […]

SURFAS: Easy & Elegant Holiday Appetizers with Chef Jamie Gwen

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Perfect for holiday parties and special occasions, Chef Jamie Gwen is sharing super-simple snacks that are easy to make but full of pizzazz. Wow your family, friends and guests at your holiday celebration; you only need a few top-notch ingredients to create these festive and delicious sweet and savory holiday bites! Jamie Gwen is a […]

Surfas: Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Create holiday memories with Surfas’ Gingerbread House Decorating Party! In this hands-on event you will customize and decorate a freshly made gingerbread house, enjoy Surfas Café pizza and treats, and have a memorable time with friends and family. Our Chef Instructor will also share decorating tips and ideas for your creation plus, we will clean […]

Surfas: Merry Macarons

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Pair your favorite holiday flavors with Parisian macaron cookies! Join Surfas as we discover why this French sandwich cookie has taken the culinary world by storm. Our Chef Instructor will share professional techniques for coloring your cookies, piping with precision, and even achieving the perfect pied (foot). You will also learn how to make a […]

Surfas: Italian Holiday Desserts

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

From creating the perfect cannoli to a creamy panna cotta, our Chef Instructor will help you create authentic Italian delicacies just in time for the holidays. This hands-on cooking class is designed to make you a master of Italy's best desserts sure to end any meal perfectly. Join us and develop timeless techniques for making […]

Surfas: Prime Rib Dinner

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Join Surfas for a superb prime rib dinner guaranteed to impress. In this hands-on cooking class, our Chef Instructor will show you how to cook prime rib to perfection. You will also learn how to create a bordelaise, caramel, and creamy mustard sauce. Enjoy good food while creating a baked custard and practicing your blanching […]

Surfas: Christmas Candy, Chocolate & Confections

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Whether you love Christmas candies or delighting others with home-made gifts, this is the class for you. Informative and fun, making sweets is simple and tastes better when from your kitchen. With the help of our Chef Instructor, we'll take the mystery out of marshmallows, share the secrets of boiling sugar, and give tips on […]

Surfas: Hearty Stews and Soups

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Combat the cold with several warm and comforting recipes! Join us and learn how to develop rich flavors in many types of soups and stews. You will also learn how to create a nutty pistou, spicy chipotle cream, and cornbread in a cast iron skillet. This class is full of techniques and flavors that will […]

Surfas: Festive Hors d’oeuvre

Surfas 3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Join us for festive appetizers and hors d’oeuvres perfect for any soiree. These elegant starters are as easy as they are impressive. Your Chef Instructor will share plenty of do-ahead tips and stress-free advice to help you enjoy your own party. You will also learn techniques for making your own aioli and cheese sauce, creating […]