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George Geary

Certified Culinary Professional George Geary is passionate about history, cooking and conversancy. He loves to share that passion with others.
He brings humor, energy and experience to every personal appearance across the country and on luxury cruises. His lectures, classes and culinary tours are sold-out months in advance. His wit and humor make understanding culinary concepts and preservation fun and interesting.
A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company, George is a Certified Culinary Professional and best-selling cookbook author.
His latest book, L.A.s Landmark Restaurants ~ Where Angelinos Ate Drank and Played was released in January of 2023.
His other historical book L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants reflects the historical locals visited by the Hollywood set was released in 2017. George’s previous titles include: Made in California; 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes; The Cheesecake Bible; The Complete Baking Cookbook; 125 Best Food Processor Recipes; 650 Food Process Recipes, 500 Sauces, Salad Dressings and More.., 150 Best Donut Recipes and 125 Best Biscuit Mix Recipes.
Just recently George’s book The Cheesecake Bible was translated into Italian.

  • An Evening at Musso and Frank Grill, Hollywood
    Menlo Park
    Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 6:00 P.M.
    demo
    $125.00


    For over 100 years, Musso and Frank Grill has been serving stars and notables at this iconic Hollywood Blvd restaurant. Everyone from Chaplin to Mick Jagger has been seen there and most recently the restaurant was used in the Academy Award winning film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The Grill is also featured in George’s 13th book, L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants.
    Stories and a full menu will be served up in this exciting class.

    Stuffed Celery with Roquefort Mousse
    Mushrooms on Toast
    Cream of Tomato Soup
    Original Fettuccini Alfredo (As prepared for Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford)
    Fillet of Sole in White Wine Mushroom Sauce
    Steamed Asparagus with Butter Sauce
    1919 Sundae
  • Get Dressed AND Sauced....All Homemade!!
    San Mateo
    Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 6:00 P.M.
    demo
    $125.00


    Who said making sauces and dressings from scratch was difficult and time consuming? You will see how fast and easy it is to make flavorful sauces and salad dressings without fuss.
    Learn the proper way to create great sauces and dressings without all the preservatives, better flavor and lower in cost.
    All from George’s 10th book, 500 Best Sauces, Salad Dressings, Marinades and More.

    Vodka Sauce with Farfalle Pasta
    Roasted Garlic Sauce with Penne Pasta
    Tomato Basil Sauce with Ziti Pasta
    Parsley Cream Sauce with Rotelle Pasta
    Marriott's Creamy Peppercorn Dressing
    French Honey Dressing
    Lucca Vinaigrette
    English Stilton Dressing with Crust French Bread

  • Dining in theGolden Age of Hollywood
    San Mateo
    Thursday, May 11, 2023, 6:00 P.M.
    demo
    $125.00


    L.A.’s Landmark Restaurants, George’s 16th book!
    This is the continuation of his first award winning LA Restaurant book. We will travel through history and food from the Hollywood stars to the small family restaurants still going strong.

    New England Clam Chowder ~ King Cole’s Bull Pen-- 1948
    Field Greens with Roquefort Dressing ~ HMS Bounty-- 1962
    Steak Sinatra ~ The Smoke House-- 1946
    Bruschetta Pasta Salad ~ Ottos’ Pink Pig-- 1945
    Lemon Butter Cake ~ The Apple Pan-- 1947
    The Zombie Drink ~ La Conga-- 1935