Cooking Classes in Hayward

Master the Art of Pickling with the Founder of McVicker Pickles

Master the Art of Pickling with the Founder of McVicker Pickles

Panhandle

$60 $60

Meet the owner of McVicker Pickles, Kelly McVicker, as you learn the ins and outs of pickling before getting hands-on to create your own jar

Up to 56% Off Grilling and Smoking Class

Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School

Treasure Island

$170 $79

Students work with Weber gas grills and three different smokers to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, rib racks, brisket, and more

57% Off Catering from What's Cookin?

What's Cookin?

On Location

$700 $299

Professional chef fills events with gourmet food tailored to dietary needs by harnessing international recipes and seasonal produce

Up to 50% Off Indian Cooking Class

Route to India, Inc.

SoMa Cookloft

$150 $79

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Culinary expert teaches guests to cook traditional Indian cuisine

55% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Rachel Dunn Chocolates

Concord

$55 $25

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Renowned chocolatier with 30 years of experience personally leads chocolate-making workshops that incorporate seasonal ingredients

Cucina Bambini – Up to 61% Off Pasta-Making Classes

Cucina Bambini

Willow Glen

$45 $22

In a spacious, inviting kitchen, groups make pasta dough from scratch and form it into fettuccine and ravioli

Up to 56% Off Tamale-Making Class at Guadalajara Restaurante

Guadalajara Market & Bakery

Downtown San Jose

$67.50 $30

Professional Mexican chef teaches you how to make and roll your own tamales; savor a batch over a drink afterward

60% Off Cooking Class from Big Jim's BBQ in San Rafael

Big Jim's BBQ

Multiple Locations

$240 $95

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In five-hour classes, with supplies included, students master grill & barbecue smoking techniques before eating the fruits of their labor.

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Les Petit Chefs Academy immerses kids ages 5–16 in the world of culinary art and promotes healthy eating habits through hands-on cooking classes. Each 60- to 90-minute class of 8–10 students tosses young noggins chewy nuggets of information about kitchen terminology and etiquette while filling hands with whisks, pans, and a deep respect for fire. In Kinder Chefs classes, 5- and 6-year-olds whip up healthy grub while honing motor skills. Instructors make basic table manners fun and begin to help solve mysteries of the food pyramid, such as why a tomato is a fruit rather than a vegetable or a juicy red fish. Junior Chefs classes for children of the 7- to 10-year-old persuasion chart a course through lessons designed to help students become more nutritionally savvy, and Senior Chefs helps the 11- to 16-year-old crowd learn to independently assemble entire meals.

70 Crown Court
San Mateo,
CA
US

When pursuing a culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris isn't going to fit into your schedule, there's Sour Flour, a school dedicated solely to the preparation of one of San Francisco's most iconic foods: sourdough. Held in the Mission at La Victoria Bakery, its workshops draw aspiring home bakers fascinated by the serendipitous product of the Bay Area's ambient yeasts. Of course, Sour Flour breads also pop up in baskets at dozens of S.F. restaurants, and can be bought at most markets. But there's nothing more fulfilling than learning to bake your own delicious flatbread, then taking a starter home as a nucleus for loaves of chewy sourdough and excellent pizzas, indefinitely.

2937 24th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

CityVoters nominated Apron Strings for Best Cooking Classes in the 2010 Best of the Bay List. Nickelodeon Parents Connect featured Apron Strings, and five Yelpers give it a five-star average.

1335 Guerrero St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Parties That Cook® stages hands on cooking parties for corporate team building and private events in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Chicago and Portland.

601 Minnesota St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Casablanca Market brings its collection of leather ottomans, hand-painted tables, Berber pillows, intricate mirrors, Moroccan tea glasses and tagines as they arrive stateside straight from the hands of Moroccan artisans, many of whom learned their skills as a family tradition. Hand-painted chairs and hand-woven carpets enliven rooms with vibrant colors and boast unique designs, unlike template rugs sewn by unimaginative robots. Shoppers can further their knowledge of Moroccan culture by attending the shop's cooking classes, which feature traditional recipes and ingredients. The market follows fair-trade practices to ensure artisans receive good compensation for their work and have their pay in hand before their goods ship overseas.

793 Castro St
Mountain View,
CA
US

Both kids and adults can learn the art of cake decoration within the walls of Sugar 'n Spice. During classes, they fill bags with buttercream icing and pipe flowers, ruffles, and letters on the tops of cakes and cupcakes. Grown-ups can even learn to bake cakes and cake pops for upcoming birthdays, weddings, or mortgage closings. Those wanting to practice their skills at home can pick up the necessary accoutrements at the on-site shop.

2965 Junipero Serra Blvd
Daly City,
CA
US