Culinary Center of Monterey
Culinary Center of Monterey 
Team Building 

Culinary Center of Monterey 

Chef Mary Pagan
Executive Chef/Owner

Culinary Center and School

California Culinary School
Class Instruction




Located On Historic Cannery Row

Located on historic Cannery Row overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay, CCM has become a very popular destination for Corporate Events and Team building.

The warm atmosphere of the rustic décor, the fireplace, the beautiful granite bar, and the friendly and well trained staff, this is the place for a very enjoyable and memorable event for your group.

The Vocational School at the Culinary Center of Monterey is chef owned and operated. The Vocational School at the Culinary Center of Monterey uses a reality-based curriculum where students learn the trade through practical applications using the daily operations and extra curricular activities of the Culinary Center as a training ground that prepares students for success in the industry making them sought after employees.

Provides the perfect setting for a Company Team Building class! Overlooking Monterey Bay and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, we provide the perfect venue for your fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-tech offices of today.Our ultra dream kitchens offer YOUR TEAM the ultimate food and wine experience while enhancing their skills in - Communication, Cooperation, and Cohesiveness.


The Culinary Center of Monterey offers an exciting opportunity to experience "hands-on" cooking classes taught by our resident chefs, as well as guest instructors and celebrity chefs.

Each 550 square-foot dream kitchen provides a wok station, open-flame grills, and plenty of fire power!
Additional new, fun, and innovative classes are always being announced.

Learn how to use special ingredients in one of the Culinary Center of Monterey's cooking classes where culinary chefs demonstrate the use of alternative ingredients for health and
nutritional puposes. for you or your group.




17 Mile Drive

Perhaps one of the best-known things to do along the Monterey Peninsula is the 17-Mile Drive. A winding road that leads through an exclusive neighborhood and past scenic coastal views to the famed Pebble Beach, the 17-Mile Drive forms many visitors' favorite memories.

17 Mile Drive winds through a forested area and along the oceanfront, passing three golf courses, two luxury hotels and the famed Lone Cypress tree. The guide map you get at the gate will give a brief description of each point of interest. You'll pay a fee (per car) to drive on it. The drive from the Highway 1 Gate to the Carmel Gate is approximately 17 miles.

Once you get inside, you'll find signs and red-painted dashed lines on the pavement to help you follow the 17-Mile Drive route.

If you want to picnic along the 17-Mile Drive, stop at the Safeway store at the intersection of Highway 1 and Rio Road to pick up supplies or try the 5th Avenue Deli (between San Carlos & Dolores) in downtown Carmel. You can also buy picnic goodies along the drive at the Pebble Beach Market next to The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Best picnic spots are between Point Joe and Seal Rock and you'll find picnic tables at many stops. Local seagulls roost on the tables when no one is around, so you may want to bring something to spread over the table before you eat.

The 17-Mile Drive is nice, but the Pebble Beach Company doesn't have a monopoly on Monterey Peninsula scenery. If you want to see the Lone Cypress or Pebble Beach, pay up and enjoy yourself, but if you're just looking for great scenery, follow Ocean View Boulevard and Sunset Drive along the water's edge from the Monterey Bay Aquarium past Asilomar State Beach to Highway 68 (which will take you to Highway One).

For a less expensive golf course with views that rival Pebble Beach, try the Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course where non-residents can play a round for less than $50.