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!

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2017 School Classes


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

May 10 Spring Garden Fondue
Jun 7 Asian-Inspired Salad Days
Jul 12 Route 66 Summer Vacation
Aug 2 Summertime Slow-cooker


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

May 17 Spring Fiesta
Jun 14 Italian Summer Travels
Jul 19 Postcards from Provence
Aug 23 Tropical Summer Breezes


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

May 20 Spring Garden Party Tea
Jun 17 Summer Symphony Tea
Jul 22 English Rose Tea
Aug 26 Southern Comforts Tea


Kids Kitchen (Grades K-8)
(11 am – 2 pm – $35/Student)

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!

May 13 Mom’s Day Supper
Jun 10 Dad’s Day BBQ
Jul 15 Summer Family Picnic
Aug 5 All Around the Campfire


Special  YMCA  Cooking  Camps  at  the  Bristol  Farms  Cooking  School

(5 days Each Week per Camp, Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm, Children Grades 1-6)

Contact the Torrance South-Bay YMCA at (310) 325-5886 for Registration and More Details

Jun 26-30 Baking Magic – How Sweet it is!
Aug 7-11 Kids Kitchen – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & More!
Aug 14-18 Kids Kitchen – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & More!

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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