"Spice Sessions" Cooking Class


How The Classes Work:

"Spice Sessions" Cooking Classes are Private classes!

  • Classes are conducted for 1–4 students at your home or mine. 
  • This is truly a hands on experience where you learn to combine spices and spice roasting techniques, as well as creating authentic spice blends such as Garam Masala and other “curry powders.”
  • Together we will choose up to four dishes from a selection of authentic regional classics from my MENU You might opt for spicy mulligatawny soup, thakkali isso (shrimp in a coconut-tomato curry), annasi (curried pineapple with cumin and fenugreek), chicken tikka masala, deviled beef with cardamom and cloves, or fried rice with eggs and turmeric.
  • The classes start at $65 per person and Dinesh provides the selected organic food, spices and expertise.
  • Class schedule:  Monday Through Sunday. Class times to be arranged according to schedule.
    • We will cook several superb dishes and then enjoy your creation together
    • There will be plenty of spice blends leftover for you to enjoy

    Invite a few of your friends, form a class, and we will journey into the sumptuous world of spices.

    Ask about beer and wine pairings for your menu.

    Contact Dinesh, set a date, and let the culinary journey begin!

    (805) 448-7961


    • Testimonials

      Dear Mr. Dinesh Perera, My daughter-in-law and my son gave me the Spice Blending Collection for my birthday.  I absolutely love it.  And you ... — Sandy Hjortland
      Having been raised in an Italian-American household, I was always comfortable in the kitchen, whether preparing American, European or Asian meals. Howev... — Sabrina Papa, Recipe editor, food adventurer and Santa Barbara mom.

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      The Spicy Gourmet uses only GMO Free USDA Certified Organic Spices that contain no additives or preservatives of any kind. We purchase our spices from small organic farmer associations in Sri Lanka and from community farmers in India. Our Fair Trade status is vouched for by Trust Organic Small Farmers – an alliance for eco-ethical trade and goods.

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