Cooking Class - Mountaintop Grilling

Learn to grill a variety of California's best meat and produce overlooking the Santa Cruz Mountains.

In this grilling class, Chef Evan will teach you a variety of preparations for the multitude of local, grass-fed meat options and beautiful produce available around his home in Santa Cruz. The menu will be decided by the seasons and guests' preferences, but will include multiple high-end meat and vegetable dishes that he will teach you to prepare from scratch in his beautiful mountain home.

A majority of Chef Evan's dishes include vegetables and fruits that come from his home garden, a bountiful mountaintop plot that has everything from corn and kale to lemongrass and kaffir lime.

Chef Evan welcomes you to bring your own wine or beer to the class, and will be happy to provide recommendations.

  • Minimum Guests 6
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels BBQ, Beginner, Fun

Reviews guests left for this experience



02 Dec 2014

Chef Evan's view alone is worth taking this class, and the incredible class on grilling and the meal make it a no-brainer. Chef Evan lives on the top of a mountain in a cool home built in the shape of three tents, with a wraparound porch giving a view onto the Santa Cruz Mountains. He gathers a ton of his ingredients from his own garden plot, and the rest of this food is locally sourced and absolutely amazing. Definitely a must try.

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04 Jan 2015

Chef Evan has the most gorgeous home with a breathtaking view. He has a beautiful garden where he grows a lot of his own produce including lime leaves, artichokes, and watermelon. I had the opportunity to harvest ingredients while gazing out into a mountainous forest. What an amazing experience.

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I've traveled the world in the pursuit of culinary inspiration, and have ended up living on 17 beautiful acres north of Santa Cruz. After living in Fiji, the Bahamas, New Orleans, and on yachts around the world, and taking cooking classes in Thailand, Morocco, India, and Italy, I create locavore California fare with international flair. I look forward to welcoming you to my beautiful home in the mountains and sharing stories about my time foraging in Fiji, cooking at Burning Man, and more.

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.
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