Kitchen Tips

Dishing Out Recpies

August 1, 2019

Mixed Greens with Fresh Berries, Roasted Purple Onion and Fennel

Here in Southern California, we love using whatever is seasonal and fresh.  Right now, berries are at their peak – making this the perfect summer salad!  […]
July 31, 2019

Nectarine & Blackberry Crostata

This is an absolutely fabulous recipe and a crowd-pleaser in all of our cooking classes! Feel free to use ready-made pie dough to make it even […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

September 19, 2019

Four Reasons Why You Need to Book Your Holiday Party Today

With the holiday season around the corner, it’s time to really start thinking about the logistics of your holiday work party.  Not only do these events […]
September 11, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Google and Experian

We kicked off September with a bang – welcoming two HUGE company names into our kitchen! Jennifer Chason, Director of Cloud Enterprise at Google, was looking […]

Kitchen Tips

May 21, 2019

Six Easy Ways to Master the Grill

Memorial Day is this weekend, and there’s no better time than now to polish up on your grilling technique!  Here are some of our tips on […]
March 29, 2019

Getting Your Kitchen Spring-Ready

Spring has sprung, and the time has come to spruce up your kitchen for this new season.   Here’s how you can get your kitchen spring-ready in […]

Our Team Events

August 3, 2017

The Importance of Laughter in Relationship Building

Want to get closer to your colleagues at work? Apparently, laughter is the key to creating bonds in and outside the workplace, according to an article […]
May 18, 2017

Five Tips for Better Team Work

Successful teamwork is the foundation for creating functioning, collaborative teams.  However, it doesn’t come easy.  Attaining this level of teamwork takes work, especially since each team […]
February 1, 2017

New Spice Alert: Urfa Chiles and Black Garlic

Urfa chiles and black garlic have recently fell on Chef Jodi’s radar –  and have quickly become her go-to ingredients during her cooking classes and team […]
December 30, 2016

Chef Jodi’s New Year’s Eve Appetizer Menu

Need some food inspiration for your New Year’s Eve party?  Check out Chef Jodi’s NYE appetizer menu to get some ideas of your own! Sauteed Calamari […]
December 20, 2016

Healthy Eating Over the Holidays

More than likely, you’re headed to some kind of holiday party over the next week or so.  Here are five helpful tips to enjoy the party […]
December 15, 2016

Holiday Kitchen Tips

The holiday season is winding to a close, but there’s still a couple holidays to go.  If you plan on entertaining for any of them, not […]
December 13, 2016

Holiday Tablescapes

Nothing is more important than the tablescape when having guests over for some holiday entertaining this month.  Thankfully, we’re here to help you out!  Read on […]
November 16, 2016

Helpful Kitchen Tips for Thanksgiving

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than with some good old quality time with family and friends.  So, […]
November 15, 2016

Tablescaping 101

If you’re one of the many who will be entertaining this Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to worry about is setting the perfect table.   But […]
November 1, 2016

Four Easy Ways to Incorporate Pumpkin Into Your Diet

We’re in the middle of pumpkin season, and it seems everywhere you look a pumpkin is in sight.  But how exactly do we incorporate this seasonal […]
September 22, 2016

Fall-Friendly Tips

It’s almost October, and it’s time to get into that autumn state-of-mind!  Get your kitchen ready for fall with these helpful tips and tricks: Warm up […]