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Market Forays

Santa Barbara, CA
+1 805-259-7229
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The Best Thing To Do In Santa Barbara!

My wife and I had always heard that Santa Barbara was beautiful and that it was a great place for... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2010
Brentwood, Tennessee
A Voluptuous and Civilized Treat

My wife and I took Laurence Hauben's half-day cooking class in Santa Barbara and loved it. We... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2010
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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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Reviewed 23 March 2010

My wife and I had always heard that Santa Barbara was beautiful and that it was a great place for wine. Both are very true, but we would honestly go back if spending more time with Laurence was the only thing we did. What an...More

6  Thank bpbenda
Reviewed 7 March 2010

My wife and I took Laurence Hauben's half-day cooking class in Santa Barbara and loved it. We learned a lot, ate wonderful food, and generally enjoyed a delightful time. Laurence is very generous with her knowledge, and (god knows) her food. She's also a relaxed,...More

2  Thank Sawbilly
Reviewed 5 March 2010

Laurence is such an engaging and inviting woman. She instills confidence in the most novice of cooks. The afternoon and evening with her was an unforgettable and unique experience. I highly recommend the entire experience.

Thank leisuretour
Reviewed 20 September 2009

On a sunny morning in July we met Laurence Hauben, a professional chef, at the fish market on Santa Barbara's wharf. Plying us with fresh croissants, she then selected whole fish and crabs on which to build our midday repast. Then it was on to...More

Thank MerrySunshine45
Reviewed 23 August 2009

Laurence Hoban's Market Forays are a hidden treasure not to be missed; anyone from a kitchen novice to the aficionado is in for a culinary treat. The day begins in the early morning and ends in the late afternoon with participants feasting on the fabulous...More

Thank LAredhead
Reviewed 11 August 2009

Santa Barbara is indeed a jewel, but the glow surrounding 'wanna-be' chefs after a full day with Laurence Hauben, renowned chef and food editor, is reason enough to look into this wonderful, well-planned day. Beginning with our trip to the warf to select our own...More

Thank PaTraveler031
Reviewed 4 May 2009

A buddy and I wanted something fun and unique as a Christmas present for our respective spouses. We enjoy travel and food. I did some research and ran across the website for Laurence Hauben’s Saturday Market Forays in Santa Barbara, CA. I emailed her about...More

Thank jpDills
Reviewed 19 December 2008

I don’t remember how I found Market Foray by a French woman named Laurence Hauben, a cooking class that takes you to a local harbor for the freshest seafood, to the farmer’s market to shop for all the groceries we need for the class, to...More

1  Thank ca95125
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