Grace‑Marie’s Kitchen

The Cooking School at Bristol Farms

grace-marieJoin in on the fun as we create and share our favorite recipes for every occasion. Menus are always a surprise, but the class themes offer clues to the recipe selection. Experience tasty dishes perfect for family suppers, holiday dining, special parties, or casual gatherings. During each class, you’ll learn how to prepare each recipe and enjoy a complete meal when the cooking is done! Hope to see you in class where great food and good friends meet!

The Cooking School will be closed during December 2016 and will reopen in January 2017.  All email reservations received prior to Christmas will be confirmed no later than December 22, 2016.  If you are considering a cooking class as a holiday gift, simply purchase a Bristol Farms Gift Card at any of our stores which can be redeemed for the registration fee for our 2017 cooking classes.  Happy Holidays!

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2016 – 2017 School Classes


Lunch with Friends (12-2 pm – $25 per class)
Quick, tasty and easy! Enjoy a complete meal prepared during your lunch hour!

Jan 11 2017 A Healthy New Year
Feb 8 2017 Love & Quiches For V-Day
Mar 8 2017 Irish One-Pot Wonder!
Apr 5 2017 Easter Celebration


Dinner at Six (6-8 pm – $35 per class)
Relax and watch us cook dinner for you! Menus perfect for the season, holidays or a family dinner.

Nov 16 2016 Celebrating the Holidays
Jan 18 2017 Curry In Hurry!
Feb 15 2017 Valentine’s Day In Tuscany
Mar 15 2017 Elegant Irish Dining
Apr 19 2017 April In Paris


Afternoon Tea (12-2 pm – $30 per class)
Something savory, something sweet and of course a pot of tea! Our teas feature traditional and updated recipes to enjoy anytime!

Jan 21 2017 Ski Lodge Afternoon Tea
Feb 18 2017 Cupid’s Belated Afternoon Tea
Mar 18 2017 New Orleans Mardi Gras Afternoon Tea
Apr 22 2017 April Showers Afternoon Tea


Kids Kitchen (Grades K-8)
(11 am – 2 pm – $35 per class)

Forget about fast food and learn to cook real food in our kitchen! During these HANDS ON classes, young chefs learn to prepare delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and much more!

Nov 19 Turkey Day Cookin’
Jan 14 Superbowl Party
Feb 11 Be My Valentine!
Mar 11 Leprechauns In The Kitchen
Apr 8 Easter Brunch


Contact gmjohnston@bristolfarms.com to make a reservation(s). Please provide the selected class date(s), student name(s), home address and phone. RSVPs will be confirmed with either a return call or email. Reminder notices will not be distributed, therefore, be sure to mark your calendar!

School Location
Grace-Marie’s Kitchen is on the 2nd floor of the Bristol Farms located at 1570 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Both an elevator and steps provide access to the classroom location.

Class Fees
Registration fees (cash, check, credit card or Bristol Farms gift cards) are collected on the class date in the classroom. Parties of 4 or more will be required to prepay 50% of the total fee.

Private Parties & Homeschooling
Have your special event here! Tailor-made classes for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, corporate team building, community groups, girl scouts, YMCA and much more.
Classes are full customizable meals
Adult Demonstration – 15 min/36 max
Adult Participation – 15 min/20 max
Child Participation – 15 min/20 max
Class Fee – $45 per student

About Our Class
Classes last approximately 2 hours and are demonstration style for the adults and participation style for kids and teens. Class recipes are designed for the home cook (beginner through advanced). Menus are not published in advance as we have “mystery menus”. Recipe packets are distributed at each class. All classes are full meals, so come hungry!

Gift Cards
Bristol Farms Gift Cards can be purchased at any of our stores and later redeemed as the registration fee for our cooking classes. This allows the recipient to personally select a class which best fits their availability.

Prior to any class, students must provide a 48 hour notice of cancellation directed to gmjohnston@bristolfarms.com. Failure to provide such notice will result in an mailed invoice for payment of the class fee.

Cooking School Blog
Please visit the cooking school blog, Cook and Be Merry, written by Lynne Hemer, “a woman obsessed with food and cooking, in search of new, unusual, exotic and sublime ingredients and recipes.” Lynn does a beautiful job writing posts to accompany her beautiful food photography of class sessions held by Grace-Marie.
*Note-All photographs featured on the cooking school page are taken by Lynne Hemer.


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