Cooking Classes in San Rafael

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

Up to 50% Off Vegan Cooking Class

Collard Gal

Uptown

$140 $79.25

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

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

Up to 56% Off Cooking Class

Cooking with Chef Jenni

Windsor

$100 $50

Learn how to make your own pasta, duck confit, pastries, Ethnic Cuisines, and prepare Vegan and Gluten-Free dishes.

49% Off a Mozzarella-Making Class

Relish Culinary Adventures

Healdsburg

$69 $35

Learn simple methods to create fresh mozzarella in under an hour, followed by tasting with heirloom tomatoes and homemade wine

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

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At In The Kitchen (ITK) Culinary, down-to-earth restaurant chefs introduce cooks of all ages and skill levels to new techniques and cuisine. They offer a wide variety of classes, teaching everything from gourmet sauce making to cupcake decorating to knife skills. Chef Scott Davis, whom youngsters affectionately call The Culinary Dude, has degrees in both culinary arts and early-childhood education, and he created the kids' cooking program for Whole Foods. He teaches kids aged 4–14 how to follow recipes, safely cut and peel vegetables, or roll and bake patty-cakes.

Students learn how to create meals in an elegant kitchen with a flat-panel TV with surround sound, a subzero fridge and freezer, two six-burner Wolf cooktops, and two Wolf double ovens. Clients can rent out this space for private parties or private cooking classes.

300 Turney St
Sausalito,
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

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

Ramekins offers cooking classes from award-winning chefs in a beautiful, European-style villa in the heart of wine country. During each three-hour cooking class, up to 12 fledgling gourmands prepare and eat a multicourse meal under the careful tutelage of a crack team of expert chefs using essential culinary techniques, such as meat seasoning, soup simmering, and chopping thrown tomatoes cleanly in twain.

450 W Spain St
Sonoma,
CA
US