Event

Seminar Schedule

April 26 through April 29, 2018

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

*Subject to change without notice.
 

Daily seminars presented by industry pros.
 

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Thursday, April 26

10:00am–9:00pm
Mini Workshop: Plant Artwork: $5 Supply Fee 
Level 1 – Paper Source
Make time for a craft break in your day! In this quick class you will decorate plant artwork to match your style and add a personal mantra. The finished piece will be ideal for framing and perfect for your home or office.

10:00am
South Coast Plaza Palm Collection Walking Tour 
Level 1 – Floral Centerpiece
Erin Aguiar and Carol Younger
Take a stroll with expert horticulturists from Sherman Library and Gardens to see the mature palm specimens on the grounds of South Coast Plaza.
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10:00am
American Retro Desserts: $75 per person 
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Jessica
Get hands-on practice with everything from baking a cobbler and whipping crème fraiche to making ice cream and chocolate sauce for the sundae. Add in a tangy-sweet key lime pie and get set for the scrumptious taste of nostalgia.

11:00am
Veggie Gardening with Children 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Joanne Byrd
Children love to play in the dirt! Create a vegetable garden at home, either in the ground or in containers. The Orange County Master Gardeners support school gardens and will share tips and ideas for gardening with your children.

11:00am
The Perfect Side Dishes 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef Maria
Learn the ways of the spiralizer, showcasing fresh spring veggies and corn with delicious Williams Sonoma rubs for a tasty, easy side dish.

1:00pm
Lighter Comfort Cooking: $75 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Jennifer
Love comfort food, but not all the extra calories and guilt? Lighten up! Discover techniques for everything from searing chicken and cooking couscous to roasting fish and vegetables.

1:00pm
Behind the Shield: A Look Inside the Curious World of Staghorn Ferns 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Joel Friesen
Join us as we delve into the quirks of growing staghorn ferns, covering everything from their peculiar life cycle to the varied ways that they can be creatively mounted and displayed both in the home and garden.

1:00pm
Succulent Workshop: $25 Supply Fee
Level 3 – Bridge of Gardens Patio
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instruction. Workshop includes everything needed to create an arrangement.
Sign up now.

2:00pm
Landscaping with Less Water
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Linda Genis
Cutting back on water doesn’t mean living with brown shrubs or bare gravel. Learn about low-water-use plants that bloom at different times of the year, stay green, and provide a habitat for native insects and birds.

2:00pm
Spring Baking 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef Maria
Learn fresh new and delicious recipes perfect for springtime.

4:00pm
Successful Orchid Growing in Orange County
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Tony Glinskas
Tips and techniques on the selection and care of various orchids including a demonstration of orchid re-potting and mounting.

5:00pm
Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Ty Teissere, GreyWater Action Instructor
Greywater is a great source of irrigation and can greatly reduce your outdoor water use. Learn how you can save water and keep your garden green with greywater from sinks, showers and washing machines.

6:00pm
Succulent Workshop: $25 Supply Fee
Level 3 – Bridge of Gardens Patio
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instruction. Workshop includes everything needed to create an arrangement.
Sign up now.

7:00pm
A Love for Seafood: $90 per person 
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Terri
Can’t bear another uninspired grilled salmon? Try a fresh spin on seafood with skills for everything from searing swordfish to oil-poaching tuna. And if you’ve never cooked shell-on shrimp before, prepare to be amazed.

7:00pm
Rainwater Harvesting on your Property
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Cindy Berglund
Learn the use of rain barrels as a way to conserve water on your property. Come to a seminar that covers the benefits of rain barrels, how to install them, ways you can use them without installing gutters and current rebate programs.

 

Friday, April 27

10:00am–9:00pm
Mini Workshop: Plant Artwork: $5 Supply Fee
Level 1 – Paper Source
Make time for a craft break in your day! In this quick class you will decorate plant artwork to match your style and add a personal mantra. The finished piece will be ideal for framing and perfect for your home or office.

10:00am
South Coast Plaza Palm Collection Walking Tour
Level 1 – Floral Centerpiece
Erin Aguiar and Carol Younger
Take a stroll with expert horticulturists from Sherman Library and Gardens to see the mature palm specimens on the grounds of South Coast Plaza.
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10:00am
A Love for Seafood: $90 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Terri
Can’t bear another uninspired grilled salmon? Try a fresh spin on seafood with skills for everything from searing swordfish to oil-poaching tuna. And if you’ve never cooked shell-on shrimp before, prepare to be amazed.

11:00am
Succulent Centerpieces 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Aneta Dorhout
Participants will discover the versatility of succulent design through this demonstration of planting an outdoor container, a formal arrangement in an antique glass bowl and a succulent arrangement on driftwood.

11:00am
Spiralizer 101 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef Enid
Come and learn the ways of the spiralizer, showcasing fresh spring veggies for a tasty, easy side dish.

12:30pm
Herbs from your kitchen Garden 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Chef Debbi Dubbs
Easy techniques on how to grow herbs in raised beds and containers. Explore ways to use fresh dried herbs in everyday cooking and share ideas for making herbal lip balms and healing salves.

1:00pm
Knife Skills 101: $65 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Jennifer K.
This is hands-down the most essential cooking class you’ll ever take. Learning a few basic knife skills and fundamental cuts—with plenty of hands-on practice—will boost your kitchen competence and confidence.

1:00pm
Going Native: Habitat Gardening for Birds and Butterflies 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Reginald Durant
Learn all about creating a habitat for birds and butterflies in your yard and which local native plants will attract them to your yard. Using native plants eliminates the need for pesticides, which harm beneficial insects and other animals, and reduces our exposure to toxic substances.

1:00pm
C Magazine SpringTime in Your Home
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Andrea Stanford and Pamela Salzman
Join C Magazine’s design editor Andrea Stanford, chef and cooking instructor Pamela Salzman and caterer Annie Campbell as they team up to share great recipes and decorating ideas for your next party — at home or in the garden.

1:00pm
Succulent Workshop: $25 Supply Fee
Level 3 – Bridge of Gardens Patio
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instruction. Workshop includes everything needed to create an arrangement.
Sign up now.

2:00pm
Macy’s Culinary Council Kitchen
Level 1 – MACY’S HOME STORE
Chef Amar
Join award-winning chef Amar Santana for a lively cooking demonstration and sampling of signature dishes from his highly acclaimed Vaca restaurant and soon-to-open The Hall Global Eatery at South Coast Plaza. Santana, runner-up of Bravo’s Season 13 “Top Chef,” will answer questions following the demonstration.

2:00pm
Spring Baking
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef Enid
Learn fresh new and delicious recipes perfect for springtime.

2:30pm
Successful Orchid Growing in Orange County
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Tony Glinskas
Tips and techniques on the selection and care of various orchids including a demonstration of orchid re-potting and mounting.

3:00pm
Going Native: Landscaping Sustainably with Native Plants 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Reginald Durant
Learn about landscaping with native plants. Reginald created the landscape design for the first home in Orange County to earn the Build It Green, Green Point Rated designation. Landscaping with natives conserves water and saves money.

4:00pm
Night Out: Ti Amo Tuscany: $90 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Gerrie
Discover a world that is renowned for its rustic yet refined cuisine, incorporating simple ingredients that produce incredible, authentic flavors. Learn how to grill an incredible steak, make al dente risotto and make one of the smoothest custards ever!

4:00pm
Creating Container Gardens with Japanese Maples
Level 1 – Azalea Room
PatricIa Smyth
Tips and tricks on selecting and caring for the perfect Japanese maple for your Southern California home.

5:00pm
Stars of the Summer: Tomatoes, Peppers and Squash
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Teena Spindler
Tomatoes, peppers and squash are easy to grow, highly productive and suitable for both containers and garden beds. UC Master Gardener Teena Spindler will provide tips on getting the most production, keeping them disease free, and her favorite varieties to plant.

6:00pm
Succulent Workshop: $25 Supply Fee
Level 3 – Bridge of Gardens Patio
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instruction. Workshop includes everything needed to create an arrangement.
Sign up now.

7:00pm
Night Out: Ti Amo Tuscany: $90 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Gerrie
Discover a world that is renowned for its rustic yet refined cuisine, incorporating simple ingredients that produce incredible, authentic flavors. Learn how to grill an incredible steak, make al dente risotto and make one of the smoothest custards ever!

 

Saturday, April 28

8:30am
Complimentary meditative all-level Vinyasa Flow Yoga 
Garden Terrace

Lululemon Yoga Ambassador Madison Canary
This class will introduce foundational postures and the importance of breath. Class will be appropriate for all ages and ability levels; no prior experience necessary. Participants need to bring their own yoga mat.

10:00am–8:00pm
Mini Workshop: Plant Artwork: $5 Supply Fee
Level 1 – Paper Source
Make time for a craft break in your day! In this quick class you will decorate plant artwork to match your style and add a personal mantra. The finished piece will be ideal for framing and perfect for your home or office.

10:00am
South Coast Plaza Palm Collection Walking Tour
Level 1 – Floral Centerpiece
Erin Aguiar and Carol Younger
Take a stroll with expert horticulturists from Sherman Library and Gardens to see the mature palm specimens on the grounds of South Coast Plaza.
DOWNLOAD A PRINTER FRIENDLY PALM COLLECTION WALKING TOUR BROCHURE

10:00am
Family Fun: Funfettie for the win: $55 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Jessica
Nothing says family fun quite like funfettie! Enjoy creating a trio of desserts starring colorful sprinkles. From baking and decorating cakes to churning frozen yogurt, it’s a totally sweet way to spend time together.

10:00am
How to Grow Tasty Organic Strawberries Year-Round
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Julie Bawden-Davis
Learn how to grow organic, mouthwatering strawberries. Best-selling author Julie Bawden-Davis will discuss the ideal strawberry types for Southern California, planting, fertilizing and watering. Book signing and strawberry plant sale following the presentation.

10:30am
Successful Orchid Growing in Orange County
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Tony Glinskas
Tips and techniques on the selection and care of various orchids including a demonstration of orchid re-potting and mounting.

11:00am
Succulent Workshop: $25 Supply Fee
Level 3 – Bridge of Gardens Patio
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instruction. Workshop includes everything needed to create an arrangement.
Sign up now.

12:00pm
Spring Baking 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma

Chef David
Learn fresh new and delicious recipes perfect for springtime.

12:30pm
Herbs from your kitchen Garden 
Level 1 – Azalea Room

Chef Debbi Dubbs
Easy techniques on how to grow herbs in raised beds and containers. Explore ways to use fresh dried herbs in everyday cooking and share ideas for making herbal lip balms and healing salves.

1:00pm
Macy’s Culinary Council Kitchen
Level 1 – Macy’s Home Store
Chef Ross
Chef-proprietor Ross Pangilinan opened Mix Mix Kitchen Bar in late 2016 in Downtown Santa Ana. His creative and eclectic approach to cuisine has received critical acclaim and Mix Mix was named the 2017 Restaurant of the Year by Orange Coast Magazine. Previously, Pangilinan was executive chef for seven years at Leatherby’s Café Rouge at Segerstrom Center for the Arts where he was known for his clever Broadway-themed menus.

1:00pm
Going Native: Habitat Gardening for Birds and Butterflies 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Reginald Durant
Learn about creating a habitat using native local plants that will bring birds and butterflies to your yard. Using native plants eliminates the need for pesticides, which harm beneficial insects and other animals, and reduces our exposure to toxic substances.

1:00pm
Knife skills 101 + Zwilling (includes free knife): $100 per person 
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Kristin
Great cooking isn’t about recipes — it’s about techniques. In our classes, you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

2:00pm
Spiralizer 101 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef David
Come and learn the ways of the spiralizer, showcasing fresh spring veggies for a tasty, easy side dish.

2:00pm
Bees in Your Garden 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Shaye Shayegani
Bees are in trouble today and it’s not just the honey bee but the bumble bee and many other native bees. Learn how to help them by planting nectar flowers and native plants as a food source.

2:30pm
Behind The Scenes: What goes into building a Fiesta Parade Float 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Tim Estes
Besides overseeing work on over 460 Rose Parade floats, Tim and Fiesta Floats have produced well over 300 other floats for various parades and events. Come and learn all that goes into building and assembling one of these floats!

3:30pm
Going Native: Irrigation Modification for Native Butterfly Plants 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Reginald Durant
Learn all about creating habitat for birds and butterflies in your yard. Using natives eliminates the need for pesticides, which harm beneficial insects and other animals, and reduces our exposure to toxic substances.

4:00pm
Night out: The spice market: $90 per person 
Level 1 – Sur La Table

Chef Terri
Spice up your night out with creative, modern twists on classic Middle Eastern flavors. You’ll practice easy techniques for butchering poultry: from searing and braising to cooking chickpeas and making custard.

4:00pm
Making the Most of Your Vitamix 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef Mega
Learn to make delicious and healthy smoothies, salad dressing and nut butter.

4:00pm
Succulent Workshop: $25 Supply Fee
Level 3 – Bridge of Gardens Patio
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instruction. Workshop includes everything needed to create an arrangement.
Sign up now.

4:30pm
Butterflies in Your Garden 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Chris Drees
The life cycle from egg to butterfly will be explained as well as the importance of host and nectar plants and the role each plays in butterflies’ survival. Learn steps to create a welcoming environment for local butterflies.

5:00pm
The Basics of Edible Gardening 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Tony Terusa and Emy Terusa
Learn how to grow your own edible garden in your own backyard! We will cover the basics of gardening, simplifying the process and empowering you with the information you need to get started.

6:00pm
Habitudes: Defining Your Aesthetic 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
David Bishop
This seminar will help you navigate through the twists and turns of designing your garden space.

7:00pm
Night out: The spice market: $90 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Terri
Spice up your night out with creative, modern twists on classic Middle Eastern flavors. You’ll practice easy techniques for butchering poultry, searing and braising to cooking chickpeas and making custard.

 

Sunday, April 29

10:00am
Comfort Cooking: $75 per person 
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Kristin
Love comfort food? So do we! Transform cauliflower into a cheesy gratin and create a beer brine for the juiciest roast chicken ever. Plus, indulge your sweet tooth with healthy-ish chocolate chip cookies.

11:00am–6:30pm
Mini Workshop: Plant Artwork: $5 Supply Fee
Level 1 – Paper Source
Make time for a craft break in your day! In this quick class you will decorate plant artwork to match your style and add a personal mantra. The finished piece will be ideal for framing and perfect for your home or office.

11:00am
Floral Design with a Pro 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Susan Ayala
Take fresh-cut store-bought flowers and learn how to create a lovely floral centerpiece.

11:00am
Succulent Workshop: $25 Supply Fee
Level 3 – Bridge of Gardens Patio
Fenny Kokenge
Create a beautiful succulent centerpiece for spring with step-by-step instruction. Workshop includes everything needed to create an arrangement.
Sign up now.

12:00pm
Is There Such a Thing As Too Many Tomatoes?
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Linda Genis
The soil is warm and it’s time to get tomatoes in the ground — or a container. Determinate, indeterminate, VFN-resistant, cherry, grape and beefsteak, there’s a lot to choose from. We’ll cover variety choices, planting, fertilizing and pests.

12:00pm
Spring Baking 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef David
Learn fresh new and delicious recipes perfect for springtime.

1:00pm
Homemade Pasta: $75 per person 
Level 1 – Sur La Table

Chef Terri
“Boxed noodles are better,” said no one ever. Try your hand at shaping orecchiette and learning how to roll, fill and cut ravioli.

2:00pm
Floral Design with a Pro
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Susan Ayala
Take fresh-cut store-bought flowers and learn how to create a lovely floral centerpiece.

2:00pm
Spiralizer 101 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma
Chef Enid
Come and learn the ways of the spiralizer, showcasing fresh spring veggies for a tasty, easy side dish.

2:00pm
Rainwater Harvesting on your Property
Level 3 – Begonia Room
Cindy Berglund
Learn the use of rain barrels as a way to conserve water on your property. Come to a seminar that covers the benefits of rain barrels, how to install them, ways you can use them without installing gutters and current rebate programs.

3:30pm
Selecting and Caring for Japanese Maples in Southern California 
Level 3 – Begonia Room
PatricIa Smyth
Tips and tricks on selecting and caring for the perfect Japanese maple for your Southern California home.

4:00pm
Korean Fried Chicken: $75 per person
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Gerrie
Batter-dipped fried chicken tossed in a deliciously sticky glaze — this Korean favorite will have your taste buds dancing Gangnam Style. Paired with kimchi-braised greens and not-your-grandma’s potato salad, it’s a party!

4:00pm
Culinary Herbs 
Level 1 – Azalea Room
Shelly Trainor
Herbs are great in your landscape and add flavor and character to your meals. You can easily grow many herbs at home. Come learn more about herbs; how they differ from spices; how to grow, harvest, and store them; and how to use them in your foods.

4:00pm
Making the Most of Your Vitamix 
Level 1 – Williams Sonoma

Chef Mega
Learn to make delicious and healthy smoothies, salad dressing and nut butter.

7:00pm
Korean Fried Chicken: $75 per person 
Level 1 – Sur La Table
Chef Gerrie
Batter-dipped fried chicken tossed in a deliciously sticky glaze — this Korean favorite will have your taste buds dancing Gangnam Style. Paired with kimchi-braised greens and not-your-grandma’s potato salad, it’s a party!
   

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