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  • The Cheese School of San Francisco
    It’s okay to be cheesy at The Cheese School, since every class here revolves around the stuff. Hands-on cheese-making classes occur a couple times per month, and teach guests how to make everything from mozzarella and ricotta to feta and creme fraiche. For those who just want to kick back, the school also hosts tasting and pairing sessions.
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    2124 Folsom Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Simmer and Sear
    During Simmer and Sear’s themed cooking classes—which won fifth place in SFGate’s 2010 Best of the Bay—chef Anna Hadley unravels the secrets and steps to creating quality cuisine. By combining choice ingredients and time-tested methods, she demonstrates that proper technique and flavor balance can transform any ordinary dish into a culinary delight or beautiful fruit hat. Working out of professional kitchens a variety of locations, including her own home in Nob Hill, as well as nearby loft spaces, converted firehouses, and suburban mansions, classes can include everything from creating swordfish kebabs from Morocco, India, and France, to culinary competitions where students design their own meals from surprise ingredients. Chef Anna’s work at Simmer and Sear fulfills her decades-long search for the perfect career. After working for 10 years in the highly competitive world of fashion design, she merged her creative whims with her passion for cooking, eventually opening her own business where she helps others unleash their own culinary talents. Her fun, food-focused classes have even earned attention from the New York Times for their popularity among bachelorette parties, as well as other group events such as birthday parties and loosely interpreted square dances.
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    1451 Taylor St. Suite 12
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Chinese Culture Center
    The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco endeavors to elevate the arts and culture of one of America's first Chinatowns, which is also one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia. Since 1973, the CCC has hosted 100 exhibitions, and 33,000 visitors engaged in their programs in 2010 alone. A two-hour Chinatown Heritage Walking Tour guides visitors through the narrow, winding streets of the city's vibrant Chinatown, stopping at temples, herb and tea shops, architectural and historical sites, and the occasional red octagon. Titled "A Tale of Two Chinatowns," this tour provides history behind a variety of sites and discusses the evolution of Chinatown's culture. Most tours will visit the salient sites of Portsmouth Square, Tin How Temple, the Chinese produce markets, and the fortune cookie factory.
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    750 Kearny Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Academyx Computer Training
    Knowledgeable instructors at AcademyX help to keep students ahead of ever-changing technologies through a comprehensive listing of public courses. With sessions centered on Microsoft Office, Adobe graphic design, and web design, students acquire and develop new skills to apply toward career advancement. Classes pair students with dedicated experts and a host of accompanying learning materials. In addition, students work on dual-monitor workstations that display instructor presentations and provide ample screen space for applying new skills and writing haikus in binary.
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    601 Montgomery St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Japan Society of Northern CA
    Globe spanning and world-leader lauded, the Asia Society pollinates the earth with international goodwill, hosting culturally, scientifically, and politically enlightening seminars on topics from the deserts of Iran to the antideserts of the Pacific Islands. Members have whetted their intellectual, aesthetic, and literal appetites via some of the Northern California chapter's past events, including a celebration of the Chinese immigrant experience from the author of Water Ghosts, a talk from tongue-twisting multimedia artist Xu Bing, and Indian tradition-skewing cooking tips from culinary celebrity Madhur Jaffrey. Besides exclusive invitations to edifying events, members receive discounted admission to certain public programs. The society has imparted knowledge on new eco-developments from across the sea and kept patrons abreast of Japan's recent tragedies. Be sure to peruse upcoming events and programs that emphasize business and technology, policy, and social issues.
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    500 Washington St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Iris Reading San Francisco
    There is now more writing available on the Internet than the sum of all books ever written by millions of monkeys at millions of typewriters. Gird yourself for the coming Reading Wars with today's Groupon to Iris Reading, the speed-reading school that trains literacy samurai. With this Groupon, $60 gets you a one-day, five-hour class (a $199 value), which is ideal for breaking old reading habits across the knee with a spinning, backbreaking bookmark and replacing them with more effective techniques. The courses include strategies for reading technical material and computer-screen speed-reading techniques, making it perfect for business professionals. Iris has taught speed-reading courses to HSBC, one of Europe?s largest banks, as well as other financial and professional firms. The average person in the United States reads about one Groupon per minute. Iris's website says that most students finish the Iris Reading Program reading two to five times faster without losing comprehension. That means an exceptional student could end up reading five Groupons per minute, which equal one ? la recherche du temps perdu per week. Speed reading is great for students who have heavy reading assignments, providing an excellent alternative to hauling massive books at trucker speed, wheelbarrow speed, and crane speed. With your new speed-reading skills, you'll be able to fly through embarrassing backlogs of Twitter and Facebook updates, perhaps discovering to your surprise that your sister is married. The skills and knowledge you'll gain from lightning-fast re-readings of survival manuals and ancient Mayan religious texts will also leave you handily prepared for the galactic alignment of 2012, providing an impressive advantage over business rivals. Iris is currently working with several public schools in Chicago to help students learn more efficient reading skills, and undergrads at New York University and the University of Chicago have successfully completed Iris courses and now spend less time on textbook reading and more time on dolphin racing. Classes are held in Boston's financial district on Saturdays and Sundays; click here for dates and times. Your Groupon gets you the five-hour course, which is much more thorough and promises higher results than the one-hour free classes Iris occasionally offers. Reviews Check out Iris Reading's website to view customer testimonials. Here are a few: Students have come to the workshops a little skeptical, but they all leave raving about what they learned and how they can use it. We have presented this workshop to all students from 1st years to graduate and professional, and they have all benefited. ? Kay Robinson, Assistant Director, Ohio Union, Ohio State University Thank you very much for all your help this year. You truly had a significant impact on my productivity as well as many others in Ariel?s research department. You should feel very proud of your contributions to Ariel. Thank you again. ? Jason Tyler, Portfolio Manager, Ariel Capital Management The experience and outcome was phenomenal! The average student in the class began reading 239 words per minute and ended reading 457 words per minute ? results were nearly doubled. ? Debra Carson, Program Coordinator, Chicago Summer Business Institute
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    Classes held at: Club Quarters Conference Center
    San Francisco, CA US
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