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Daniel Duane Sep 19, 2011 02:34 PM

this is for a friend, a guy who's already a great home cook. He's been making great Italian-influenced home meals for years, but yearns to learn some French technique. Anybody have a thought? A clue? I'm thinking private lessons, in his home. I do realize this won't be cheap ...

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    Claudette Sep 21, 2011 03:35 PM

    Have you contacted the cooking schools for recs? They might have an instructor who'd be willing to moonlight:

    CIA at Greystone, French Culinary Academy in Campbell, Calif Culinary Academy in SF, etc. (and several other smaller ones like Tante Marie in SF and Ramekins in Sonoma). Hope this helps.

    Greystone Restaurant
    2555 Main St St, Helena, CA

    300 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530

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      rebeccakinney Sep 23, 2011 03:11 PM

      As well as Culinary Arts program at City College of San Francisco. http://www.ccsf.edu/Departments/Hotel...

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      rebeccakinney Sep 23, 2011 03:12 PM

      You might consider reaching out to La Cocina. It's an incubator program but it's also a commercial kitchen where people give cooking classes. http://www.lacocinasf.org/

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        sundeck sue Sep 26, 2011 10:09 AM

        Your friend may already be set. But I have a friend, Linda Carucci, who has a pedigree a mile long/wide re teaching cooking--with awards for same--and might well be interested in doing some private lessons in classical technique. If she were able to fit it into everything else she does these days, your friend would score, big time. He should check w/ her directly: 510-482-6461.

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