Cooking Classes in San Francisco/Bay Area
I have some girlfriends flying in to visit and I wanted to plan cooking classes as part of their visit. Their visit will be short, so we were hoping to stay in the San Francisco area for the cooking classes. It would be ideal if I could find California style cooking and using local produce/ingredients, etc.
I have checked Cavallo Point and they don't have anything available for the weekend that I am looking at. Any thoughts/ideas would be greatly appreciated!
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA
I realize that you did say the San Francisco area but some great classes are available at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena. I have taken the 5 day Basic Training Boot Camp as well as a Saturday Soup For All Seasons class. I took both of these classes at their San Antonio campus. The instructor was a Certified Master Chef. The instructor understood that the classes were comprised of enthusiasts and adjusted his presentations (down to our skill levels) to make it fun for all of us. He had a lot of great stories to tell.
The Saturday course was a 5 hour hands on course where each participant made his/her own soup from the CIA's course material on soups. I made a surprisingly clear chicken consumme...something I probably would not have accomplished on my own.
Check out this url for the classes:
Breakfast in the Napa/Sonoma Valley, a cooking class and an afternoon of wine and cheese tasting would be a great way to spend a fall afternoon.
You might try Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto: http://kitchenonfire.com/
Hippish guys, great reviews.
Quote from their site:
From Thai to French cuisine, knife skills to cake baking, dinner parties to cocktail soirees, meals for the family or cooking for one
We have got a class for you!