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Upcoming Events & Appearances

Cake Decorating

June 22, 2019

Cattywampus Crafts

Ojai, California

Valerie Gordon of Valerie's Confections in LA is coming to Cattywampus to teach us how to decorate cake! If you've ever seen Valerie's gorgeous creations... at the farmers market, at one of her shops, or in her Sweet cookbook... then you know that they are truly special. She transforms layers of cake and frosting into treasures that are as much fun to give as they are to eat. In this cake decorating workshop, everyone will get their own 6" cake to customize, learn on, and take home. Valerie will teach you how to do fillings, frosting, crumb coating, and decorating with natural ingredients from the garden and farmers market. So plan a party for this weekend and let's make cakes together! 

Guest Chef Burger Night

June 25, 2019

Ester's Wine Shop, Santa Monica

Valerie will be be cooking up a decadent burger and bringing her legendary Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake for dessert.

Billy Harris Dinner Series

June 29, 2019

Howlin' with Harris Hot Summer BBQ

Join Culinary MC Billy Harris with Chef Johnny Ray Zone and the Howlin' Rays crew with friends from Trudy's Underground BBQ, City House from Nashville, Hog & Hominy from Memphis, chef Nyesha Arrington, Valerie Confections and a comforting treat from Milk Bar. An epic modern take on the Southern feast, featuring Nashville style hot chicken, meats, sides, and treats along with cocktails, appetizers, wine, coffee/matcha service, hosted by Billy Harris. Ticket price includes all food and beverages. Proceeds from the live auction, charity partners and The Wells Fargo Foundation, will benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Rancho La Puerta

July 6 - 12, 2019

La Cocina Que Canta

Tecate, B.C., Mexico

Set in the heart of Rancho La Puerta's  six-acre farm, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings!”) celebrates the magical results of cooking with just-picked organic ingredients. The colors, aromas, and tastes that emanate from La Cocina are nothing short of amazing.

Chef Valerie Gordon offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks.