Cook, Eat, and Shoot a Farm-to-Table Meal with a Chef/Photographer

El Cerrito

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The Deal

  • $65 for one admission to a food-photography and cooking workshop with Calvin Rouse
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at an El Cerrito residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 4 purchasers in order to take place.


What You'll Do

Foodies and photogs unite in this farm-to-table dining experience with Calvin Rouse, a lead sous chef for Parties That Cook San Francisco and a San Francisco Chronicle-published photographer. Roll up your sleeves to prep a three-course meal as you get an insider’s look into eating local and the importance of sourcing foods from nearby farms. Before enjoying wine pairings and feasting on the fruits of your labor, you’ll pick up styling techniques for food photography and capture your meal on film.

  • Cook a 3-Course Meal and Sip on Wine Pairings
    Learn about local, seasonal produce as you prep a communal meal and enjoy wine pairings

  • Food Photo Basics
    Discover the techniques for expertly styling dishes and capturing stunning foodie images


Your Host

Calvin Rouse Calvin Rouse
Chef, Food Photographer

It takes a lot to make it as a cook in the culinary world, and it’s an even greater feat to find success as both a chef and a food photographer. Calvin Rouse is an example of one such talented foodie: he’s the lead sous chef for Parties That Cook San Francisco, has tested recipes for the San Francisco Chronicle, worked on the critically acclaimed cookbook, Bon Apetit Y'all by Virginia Wills, and styled food for both print and film. Through his company Everyday Chef, Calvin’s worked for greats like Alton Brown, volunteered at the Taste of the NFL, and has had his food featured in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.


In a Nutshell

Calvin Rouse teaches you how to whip up a three-course meal using seasonal produce—and how to give it a magazine-ready gloss on camera

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 12th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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