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The Langham Huntington Announces 2010 Cooking Classes for Children and Adults
Celebrated chefs John Quinn and Loren Lawe demonstrate the culinary arts in a fun, relaxed atmosphere


PASADENA, Calif.
– January 14, 2010 – The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is pleased to announce its schedule for Cooking Classes in 2010, teaching culinary skills to both children and adults in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Children’s classes will take place on the third Saturday of each month and adult classes will be held quarterly with dates in March, June and September.

Children’s Cooking Classes
Pastry Chef John Quinn will lead the series of children’s cooking classes, teaching kids between the ages of seven and 12 to become pastry chefs for the day and explore different culinary creations. Chef Quinn will begin each class with a kitchen tour and safety lesson, and will then teach the young aspiring chefs the art of recipe preparation, baking techniques and pastry presentation.

“We want to build confidence in children who have an interest in cooking and provide encouragement for them to pursue a career in the culinary field,” said Pastry Chef John Quinn. “And, more importantly, we want children to see that cooking is a lot of fun!”

2010 Class Dates & Themes:
• February 20 – Chocolate Treats & Candies
• March 20 – Gum paste Flowers & Other Décor
• April 17 – Crème Puffs & Swans
• May 15 – Lemon Squares & Cookies
• June 19 – Summer Berry Trifle
• July – No Class Scheduled
• August – No Class Scheduled
• September 18 – Popcorn Balls & Other Treats
• October 16 – Halloween Cupcakes & “Scary” Décor
• November 20 – Gingerbread Houses

Each two-hour class is $80 per child and is limited to 10 children. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and include the day’s recipes, a Langham-branded apron and a chef’s hat.

Adult Cooking Classes
As host and instructor, Chef Loren Lawe will guide the adult class through the art of planning, preparation and presentation of a three-course meal paired with exquisite wines and other beverages. Each class will reflect Chef Lawe’s cooking philosophies, highlighting simplicity of presentation and flavor using the finest seasonal products available in the local area.

2010 Class Dates & Themes:
• March 13 - Asian inspiration
• June 12 - Beer and BBQ for Dads
• September 11 – Holiday Harvest, including Chef Lawe’s renowned Butternut Squash Soup

Each class is $125 per person, and includes two-hour kitchen instruction, a three-course meal with beverage pairing, recipes of the dishes prepared in class and a Langham-branded apron. Classes are limited to 12 people and begin at 9:30 a.m.

For more information or reservations, please call (626) 568-3900 or visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.com.


About The Langham Huntington

Capturing the grace and elegance of a bygone era, The Langham Huntington is a landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just nine miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel since 1907, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, Michelin Star dining and an award-winning spa.

The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 15 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned company of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for Langham hotels can be made at langhamhotels.com or eatonhotels.com.


About Langham Hotels International & Its Affiliates


Langham has a legendary hotel heritage dating back to 1865 when The Langham in London originally opened as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For over 140 years, this flagship hotel has been at the forefront of sophisticated and gracious hospitality. Today, all Langham Hotels worldwide inherit the same philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses creating a truly unique hotel experience.

The group is pursuing an aggressive portfolio growth strategy using its distinctive brands and affiliate – The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton. Currently 15 hotels, including affiliates, are open or in the pipeline across four continents.
Langham Hotels International is a wholly-owned company of Great Eagle Holdings (Stock Code: 0041) which was founded in 1963 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972.

Reservations for Langham hotels can be made at langhamhotels.com or eatonhotels.com.