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Beef Up Your Skills at LA Mag & Snyder Diamond's Cooking College

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Sometimes it just takes a little savvy to go from kitchen zero to hero, and if this is the summer you've pledged to get the know-how that will make your dining home nights a little more delicious, you might be interested in the upcoming classes offered as "Culinary College."Los Angeles Magazine has paired with kitchen retailer Snyder Diamond to assemble a gaggle of local pros for three courses, which will impart to the co-eds cooking techniques and food and wine pairings, along with innovative menu ideas. You'll be learning tips and tricks from from top culinary experts, Los Angeles chefs, mixologists, event planners, sommeliers, cookbook authors, and more. There's a class one Wednesday each in June, July, and August, from 7-9 p.m. at Snyder Diamond in Santa Monica.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, June 17: Patrick Healy, Executive Chef, The Buffalo Club; Ian Blackburn, LearnAboutWine; Enjoy wine tastings during the cocktail hour; Bridget Bueche, Executive Chef of Sub-Zero/Wolf West; Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers.

Wednesday, July 15: Andrew Kirschner, Executive Chef, Wilshire Restaurant

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Wednesday, August 19: Jason Travi, Executive Chef, Riva & Fraîche

Cooking College
Wednesday, June 17, July 15, and August 19. 7-9 p.m.
@Snyder Diamond 1399 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica (310) 450-1000
Tickets are $50 per class. Call (323) 801-0034 to purchase/Credit card only.