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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At HomeChef you will find everything you need to know about cooking, including info on kitchen appliances; food terms, methods & techniques, and classic recipes. With an array of class selections, HOMECHEF offers the novice or seasoned chef the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the kitchen.
What can a student expect in one of your classes?
...Sit back and get read for an entertaining, fun, and informative hands on experience.
We will go through step by step meal preparation together and after we finish our masterpiece, we will all sit and enjoy it together wit ha glass of wine!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
HomeChef Cooking School was established in 1970 by Judith Ets-Hokins, a passionate homechef and an expert home entertainer.
Judith followed her passion and created a chain of culinary boutiques combining retail appliance sales with hands-on cooking instruction.
What do you love most about your job?
The thing we love most about our job is all the different people that visit us...with so many different people and pallets, it never surprises us that we all share one thing in common...our passion for cooking!
Hands On Gourmet
Stephen Gibbs, the head chef and owner of Hands On Gourmet, admits that most of his students don’t walk out of his cooking classes as master chefs. That’s not the point, though. Gibbs aims for his classes to be interactive, memorable, delicious, and, above all—fun. “This is not work,” he says.
During classes, which last about three hours and accommodate anywhere from 10 to 100 people, Gibbs and his chefs help groups create custom dishes ranging from Cuban plates to Italian pasta to cupcakes. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, groups assemble the meal under the direction of staff chefs, then sit down to leisurely enjoy their creations. Hands On Gourmet hosts classes in its own kitchen, which boasts sweeping views of the Bay, as well as at wineries, restaurants, and private residences around the San Francisco area.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Pierre Coste Room.
The patio seating at Pierre Coste Room is perfect for those warm summer days.
Take a break from the office and work from Pierre Coste Room, a local restaurant with cheap wifi.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Pierre Coste Room.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Pierre Coste Room tastes like pure heaven!
At Pierre Coste Room you can find great American food at any time of the day.
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.
Nalini Mehta helms Route to India, where the world traveler and culinary expert taps into her cultural heritage and cooking experience to teach burgeoning chefs how to create their own Indian dishes. Mehta specializes in Ayurvedic cooking, an approach that focuses on the physical and spiritual benefits. In addition to teaching classes, Mehta leads parties on culinary journeys to India, where they’ll discover a bevy of spices and fortifying dishes alongside meditation and yoga sessions.