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Cooking school in SF?

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Hello, long time reader, first time poster. I wanted to pick the collective chowhound brain on what would be a good place to take some cooking classes. I'm interested in the basics, like knife skills and such. Thanks!

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  1. Kitchen on Fire's supposed to be very good, in Berkeley. I'd also recommend the Sur la Table Knife Skills Class--it's once a month, and a terrific class.

    1. It's in the East Bay, but you should check out Kitchen on Fire.

      kitchenonfire.com

      Local food blogger and Chowhound poster Shuna frequently holds knife skills classes:

      http://eggbeater.typepad.com/
      http://www.kqed.org/weblog/food/2006/...

      1. Thanks, they both look really interesting, I may even venture out to Berkeley for the Kitchen on Fire class!

          1. Definitely check out Tante Marie's (www.tantemarie.com). They are really the only school in the city of SF that has hands-on cooking classes. IMO, you can't learn real skills by watching someone else do the cooking. It's fun and entertaining but, to really 'get it' you need to do it in class and this is what happens at the majority of the classes there...

            Have heard mixed things about Kitchen on Fire but I do want to check it out. Also curious about the new Cheese School on Pacific/Polk-anyone been?