Chef’s Kiss: Long Beach Cooking Classes

If there’s one thing better than eating great food, it’s eating the great food you’ve made yourself. Long Beach offers a wide menu of cooking classes, everything from the proper use of a knife to the proper reading of a wine list. Classes are fun, educational and–just sayin’–can make for a great date. Here’s what’s cooking.


Locali Seasoned (456 Elm Ave) offers curated cooking classes led by some of the city’s best chefs–its tamal making class is led by Arcelia Reynoso, 2022, 2023 winner of the Long Beach International Tamales Festival. Located at Partake Collective, Locali Seasoned classes are open to the public in a state-of–the-art industrial kitchen. It’s great for dates, birthdays and corporate team building. Classes are followed with a relaxing dinner party around a communal dining table providing you a full culinary experience.



Buvons (1147 Loma Ave) wine bar and bottle shop is a bright, soothing space with a homey interior filled with rows of smartly arranged bottles that give you a feel you’re sipping in a friend’s kitchen. The congeniality makes it a great place to learn and Buvons regularly offers classes on a wide range of subjects, usually wine related. Recent classes have included an introduction to natural wine and how to read a wine list. Classes are accompanied by tastings and snacks.


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