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Perfect Anniversary Treat!

My husband surprised me with this wonderful experience on our trip to Santa Barbara. Spending the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dcontino
We loved this

We signed up for Market Forays on our recent visit to Santa Barbara. It was such a fun day and we... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
amyl201747
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Market Forays offers Locavore Cooking Classes and Culinary Adventures for leisure travelers. Sustainable Team Building Events for Corporate Groups. Private Chef Services. Our classes are built around the freshest seasonal local ingredients, combined with a playful attitude that draws on my French upbringing, enriched by the cuisines of the many countries I have visited and by California's own multicultural richness. The preferences and restrictions of my guests are built into the day's lesson plan to ensure that everyone enjoys the experience. Sample menus can be viewed on the Market Forays website. Classes are hands-on, and a printed recipe guide is provided to each guest. The goal is not to impress you with my skills, it is to help you realize your own abilities. Saturday Market Forays classes begin at 8 in the morning at the harbor, continue on to the farmers market, and then we cook and share a feast. Class wraps up around 3:30 pm. Cost is $145 per person. Private classes available during the week, advance reservation is required.
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1 week ago
“Perfect Anniversary Treat!”
10 Jun 2017
“We loved this”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband surprised me with this wonderful experience on our trip to Santa Barbara. Spending the day with Laurence was loads of fun and such an education in all things FOOD. We picked out a whole johnny bass at the fisherman's docks and then had...More

1  Thank Dcontino
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We signed up for Market Forays on our recent visit to Santa Barbara. It was such a fun day and we learned so much. At the farmers market, we walked around and sampled all sorts of things, including several that I'd never tried before. We...More

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Laurence H, Owner at Market Forays, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you Amy for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you and Bryan in the class!

Reviewed 3 February 2016

Our day with Laurence was wonderful... The day started at the harbor, where we met local fishermen and sampled some of the mornings catch. Fresh caught Sea Urchin....that was a first for me and it was so delicious! We were then off to the farmers...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

A wonderful day! The day starts with meeting on the pier to shop for fresh "off the boat" seafood then off to the farmers market for some of the most beautiful fruits and vegetables. Next stop, Laurence's lovely home for prep and cooking. She is...More

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MarketForays, Owner at Market Forays, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. I look forward to cooking with you again soon!

Reviewed 23 February 2014

My son and daughter gave me an incredible gift for my birthday, a day at Market Forays. Luckily, a good friend decided to join the class which made the class extra fun. From the harbor where we purchased local rock crab and sea bass, to...More

1  Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 19 February 2014

My sisters, mother, and I spent last Saturday in Laurence's cooking class. As the other reviews have indicated, she is nothing short of amazing. She contacted us ahead of time to ask about food likes/dislikes, dietary restrictions, and if there was anything in particular we...More

2  Thank Jennifer S
MarketForays, Owner at Market Forays, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderfully descriptive review. It was a pleasure to cook with you and your family. I hope we will get to do it again. Warm regards, Laurence

Reviewed 4 February 2014

We celebrated my sister's 65th birthday by spending the day with Laurence of Market Forays. Laurence met us in the morning with delicious home-baked (and warm!) scones. We shopped for fish and then moved to the farmer's market. Laurence was incredibly knowledgeable and patient with...More

2  Thank Janice R
MarketForays, Owner at Market Forays, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

Hi Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure to cook with you and your family, and I look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Laurence

Reviewed 10 June 2013

What a fantastic day! This past Saturday I was lucky enough to participate in a corporate event in Santa Barbara that included spending a day with Laurence from Market Forays. From our initial introduction (greeted with fresh warm scones) at the local docks where we...More

1  Thank Andynoosa
Reviewed 9 June 2013

I just came back from the experience of a lifetime. I hosted a group of ten with Laurence Hauben and Market Forays where we shopped at local markets and then prepared our meal at a private kitchen. The entire experience was nothing short of outstanding....More

1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed 17 May 2013

A friend and I recently visited Santa Barbara for the weekend. The highlight of our trip was the day we spent with Laurence of Market Forays. We were greeted at the harbor by Laurence carrying a basket of warm scones, bought fish at a wonderful...More

2  Thank Ruth B
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