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Cooking Classes & Other Fun Programs

Migliore Gourmet Foods in Riverside, California, also offers a variety of classes for our customers to take part in. From cooking demonstrations to an educational course on olive oil, our classes give customers the chance to learn and try new things, as well as have fun with others.

Cooking Demonstrations

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Chef Robert

Robert Baradaran is an award-winning chef who has shared his love of outstanding cuisine with chefs and students in this country.  Chef Robert has been a proud member of the American Culinary Federation for over 30 years.  He is a Certified Executive Chef and a Certified Culinary Educator. Chef Robert has a Masters of Art Degree in Education and Vocational Studies from California State University, Long Beach. For the majority of his life, Chef Baradaran has worked in free standing restaurants, hotels, and catering operations. Although most of his training has been classical French and Italian cuisine, he enjoys studying and teaching International Cuisine. After graduating from St. Louis Community College Culinary Program, he did his apprenticeship at Tony’s Restaurant, and Café de France. He has worked as an Executive Chef, and has been a proud member of his own establishment. After having taught at the Los Angeles Community College District for many years, he accepted the position as an instructor at Riverside City College Culinary Academy in 2004. Chef Baradaran says “I always had a deep passion for food and a deeper love for teaching and educating the younger generation of chefs in our country”.

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Chef Christian

Motivated and inspired through out his life around the kitchen at home, Chef Christian Quiroz knew from a young age that the sizzle and the crackle that came from his mothers stove top was music to his ears. Not only does his mother's food sound like a prominent symphony orchestra, her food creates memories that last a lifetime. That's exactly what Chef Christian Quiroz wanted to pursue. In 2007, He graduated from Riverside, Ca Culinary art school. The time and passion that can go into making a simple dish never left his heart and mind. "From hand made tortillas, pinto beans in the crock pot, to braised veal on a bed of smoked gouda risotto with bone marrow with sautéed spinach and shiitake mushrooms, i always use the best ingredients my mentors used, my mother and my senior Chef instructor Chef Robert Baradaran, love. Its the best ingredient any chef or an everyday cook can use behind the fire." He now runs his own catering business on the weekends where his passion and love for cooking still burns.

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Desiree's Art Parties

Paint a beautiful painting to display in your home or office at one of our art parties. Paint supplies and dinner will be provided. You may bring your own adult beverage. Reach out to us by phone or email to purchase seats.

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Chef Brad

Olive Oil 101 - Tasting Event

Book a group event at our store and learn about the many health benefits of olive oil. Between 6-20 people can join. A date will be selected based on our mutual availability. We will provide water flavored with one of our balsamic vinegars, plus additional foods prepared with our ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar, seasonings, and jams. You may bring your own drinks during after-hours.

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Staff will be available for olive oil and balsamic vinegar pairings. For additional information or to schedule an event, please reach out to us by phone or email.

Daytime Tasting Event - $15.00 per Person
Evening/Night Event - $20.00 per Person


» Learn to Taste Like a Pro » Supplier Background
» Olive Oil 101 (Harvest, Process, Testing, & Best Practices) » Tasting & Discussion

*Each person will be given a 60 ml bottle of his or her choice.

Gift Basket Design                                   

Learn how to build your own gift basket! Simply pick a base, place and secure the gift items, finish with shred material, and then wrap with cellophane and a bow. The class lasts for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

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