Chef Joe's Culinary Salon
16 B Sanchez Street
San Francisco

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Chef Joe's Culinary Salon
The Best "Hands On" Cooking Classes In San Francisco!
Celebrating our 13th Year!
Awarded Best Cooking Teacher and Cooking Classes in San Francisco!

STARTING JUNE 2021-PRIVATE GROUP CLASSES ARE AVAILBLE TO SCHEDULE! Book a Private group class of 6 to 8 attendees, choose from any class posted below or from the archives! BOOK today to reserve your date!

DUE to COVID 19 protocol, Individual class sign ups won't be available but private group bookings are available. Hopefully we can resume open class scheduling by Aug-Sept 2021. Thank you all so much, we are really looking forward to seeing you soon! Best for now, Chef Joe

🖐All Classes are Hands-On🖐

May 2021: not available due to Covid
Knife Skills Class/ Thursday, May 20th/ 6pm to 8:30pm (75.) per person N/A
An essential for home cooks, chefs, novices and culinary wizards alike. Learn to hone, sharpen, position, slice, dice, chiffonade, mince, julienne and more... just like a pro! 
Adventures in Egg Cookery! Saturday, May 22nd/ 11am to 2pm (95.) per person N/A
A fun, palette pleasing adventure through the techniques and versatility of egg cookery! In this class we’ll create an incredible repertoire of delicious egg cookery dishes including: Breakfast Egg Strata, Sublime French Omelette aux Fines Herbes, Spicy Eggs in Purgatory and Poached Eggs on Avocado-Multi Grain Toast, Chives and Green Onions…yum! These versatile egg dishes are great for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner! Plus, tips and recipes on soft and hardboiled eggs.
Le Café ParisienThursday, May 27th/ 6pm to 9pm/ *special* (95.) per person N/A
Delicious, fresh and fun to make, authentic Parisian Café menu favorites! Moules Marinières (Steamed Mussels), Pommes Frites, Croque Monsieur and Citron Givrè. 

Pierogi and Pirozhki Fest! Saturday, May 29th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person N/A

In this fun interactive class, we'll create a bounty of handmade Polish style Pierogi and Russian style Pirozhki, both styles are absolutely delicious! The Polish Pierogis are made with a dumpling type dough, filled with potato, cheddar and chives, poached, then fried in butter and onions. The Russian style Pirozhki are made with a yeast dough, filled with seasoned ground beef and aromatic vegetables and baked off to a golden brown. We'll also make jam and fruit filled Pirozhki, baked off and dusted with powdered sugar! YUM!!! 

June 2021: click on class title for details

Barcelona Nights/ Spanish Cuisine Menu/ Thursday, June 3rd/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ pending status of Covid

Enjoy an enchanting evening creating this awe-inspiring, mouthwatering Spanish Cuisine Menu! Pollo a la Española (braised chicken with bell peppers, tomatoes, lardons, garlic, paprika and onions) Acelgas con Pasas y Piñones (sautéed red chard with pine nuts, cinnamon and raisins) Ensaladilla (salad with new potatoes, artichoke hearts, green beans, olives, cornichon, peas and garlic alioli dressing) and “Gypsy’s Arm Cake” (flourless dark chocolate-mocha roulade cake, drizzled with sherry wine and rolled up with whipped cream)

The Breakfast Club/ Saturday, June 5th/ 11am to 2pm (95.) per person/ pending status of Covid

A fun filled Saturday creating this scrumptiously delicious breakfast-bruncheon feast! Learn to make the perfect poached eggs Florentine w/ creamed spinach in béchamel sauce, topped off w/ delicious buttery-lemony hollandaise sauce, The best scratch made crunchy granola, Souffléed blueberry-buttermilk pancakes and more! Blueberry “Souffléed” Pancakes, Eggs Florentine, Home-Made Rolled Oat-Walnut-Cardamom-Currant Granola and Citrus Fruit Mélange

The Spanish Tapas Bar/ Andalusian Nights/ Tuesday, June 8th/ 6pm to 9pm *Chef's Pick* (110.) per person/ pending status of Covid

Submerge yourself in an evening of delight and wonder, creating this splendid array of delectable Spanish tapas dishes! Buñuelos (manchego cheese puffs), Espárragos con salsa Romesco (char-griddled asparagus w/ romesco sauce), Tortillitas de Gambas (shrimp fritters), Piquillos Rellenos con Queso de Cabra (piquillo peppers stuffed w/ herbed goat cheese) Mejillones

al Vapor (steamed mussels with ginger, garlic, turmeric and white wine)  

The Great Wraps of Asia/ Saturday, June 12th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ pending status of Covid

In this class we’ll create an alluring array of the most delicious, freshly made Asian    binspired wraps and dumplings. Chinese Pot Stickers (Jiǎozi) with soy-ginger dipping sauce, Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps with lemon grass, Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves, Filipino Lumpia with sweet chili sauce and Vietnamese Spring Rolls with peanut sauce. These are an absolute hit at cocktail parties, luncheons and dinner parties! Really fun to make!

Pasta Sauce Class/ Tuesday, June 15th/ 6pm to 9pm/ (95.) per person/ pending status of Covid

In this class we’ll create a sumptuous bounty of delicious, homemade Italian pasta sauces that will sure to be your go to favorites. Great for stocking up the freezer, pantry or in the fridge to enjoy now and for days to come. We’ll use quality, Durum wheat-semolina dried pastas which will be cooked to order to accompany our freshly made sauces: Spaghetti Carbonara, Penne alla Puttanesca Sauce, Pasta w/ Basil-Spinach-Garlic-Walnut-Pesto sauce and Rigatoni w/ Bolognese Sauce

A Touch of India/ Thursday, June 17th/ 6pm to 9pm/ (110.) per person/ pending status of Covid

Fresh, flavorful, healthy and delicious Indian cooking! A beautiful combination of enticing vegetarian dishes and an amazing chicken dish-rounded off with handcrafted flatbreads and raita sauce. Roti/Chapati/ Phulkas (puffed whole wheat Indian flatbreads, handmade in class), Curried Cauliflower-Sweet Potato-Chickpea Stew, Chicken Tikka Masala with Raita and Madras Curried Root Vegetable-Ginger Stew

The French Chef “A Tribute To Julia” Thursday, June 24th/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ pending status of Covid

In the spirit of the late-great Julia Child and Auguste Escoffier we’ll create this amazing French Burgundian feast, implementing classic and modern French techniques and methods of cooking. Céleri Root Rémoulade, Bœuf Bourguignon, Haricots Verts with Shallots, Pommes de Terre au Four and Mixed Berry Clafoutis. This class is approachable to all learning levels!
French Macarons/ Saturday, June 26th/ 11am to 2pm (95.) per person/ pending status of Covid

In this class we'll create a tempting array of these light, airy, sublime and slightly crisp meringue-cookies with a delightful tender chew on the inside, sandwiched together with a  variety of mouthwatering fillings such as: chocolate ganache, jams, flavored buttercreams, pistachio cream, peppermint, raspberry, lemon curd and more. In class we’ll make a variety of at least 4 different flavors!

Knife Skills Class/ Tuesday, June 29th/ 6pm to 8:30 pm (75.) per person/ pending status of Covid
An essential for home cooks, chefs, novices and culinary wizards alike. Learn to hone, sharpen, position, slice, dice, chiffonade, mince, julienne and more... just like a pro!  

July 2021: click on class title for details 

Southern ComfortTuesday, July 6th/ 6pm to 9pm/ *summer special*  (110.) per person

Delicious, soulful and robustly flavorful down-home southern cooking with market fresh ingredients ! Sweetbriar Summer Slaw, Bourbon-Whiskey-BBQ Chicken with an amazing homemade Tangy, Smokey-Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Fried Green Tomatoes and Strawberry Shortcake with scratch made buttermilk biscuits and piles of whipped cream.
Essentials in Chicken Cookery/ Saturday, July 10th/ 11am to 2pm  (110.) per person
An absolute must for novices, home cooks and chef’s alike. Implement the essential techniques and methods of chicken cookery that will empower you to create the most delicious “go to” chicken dishes each and every time! In this class we’ll make a Succulent Whole Roasted Free-Range Chicken (with herb bundle and fresh lemon), Chicken Jardinière (braised chicken leg and thigh with pancetta, garden vegetables, mushrooms, white wine and herbs) and Sautéed Chicken Breast Paillards Provençal (with tomatoes, white wine, garlic, oregano, basil and olives)

Taco Town Locale/ Thursday, July 15th/ 6pm to 9pm (110.) per person
A bounty of fresh homemade, hand pressed corn tortillas with a delicious variety of savory fillings, jazzy toppings and zingy salsas. Skirt Steak Fajita Tacos, Savory Braised Chicken Tacos, Oaxacan Roast Veggie Tacos, Pico de Gallo, Chimichurri Sauce, Tangy Yogurt-Herb-Mayo Sauce and more!

Tomato Harvest Fest/ Saturday, July 17th/ 11am to 2pm *special* (95.) per person

Celebrate  the summer season with these imaginative, mouthwatering, market fresh tomato creations! Sunburst Tomato-Cheddar Biscuit Cobbler, Insalata di Pomodoro e Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato Puff Pastry Tarts and an amazing Tomato-Avocado Fattoush Salad
The Casablanca to Marrakesh Connection/ Thursday, July 22nd/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person
Embark on an amazing culinary adventure creating these enticingly delicious Moroccan masterpieces! Orange-Radish-Mint Salad (Shlada Litchine Wa ’L’ Fegel), Fish Tagine w/ Layers of Firm White Fish, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Lemons, Spices, Chermoula Sauce, Olives and Dried Figs (Hout Tungera), Chermoula SauceChar-grilled Eggplant with Spicy Caramelized Onions (Mezghaldi B’Besla Bil Boudenjal) and Almond Macaroon Biscuit Cookies (Ghoriba B’ Looz)

Le Petit French Café/ Saturday, July 24th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person

Delicious, upscale comfort foods typical of your favorite little neighborhood French Café: Learn to make the flakiest pie crusts along with the "blind bake" technique, create awesome mouthwatering Savory Quiches, a sublime Tomato-Basil Soup, Salade Mâche with the perfect French vinaigrette dressing and the show stopping dessert finale Café Liégeois

Knife Skills Class/ Tuesday, July 27th/ 6pm to 8:30pm (75.) per person
An essential for home cooks, chefs, novices and culinary wizards alike. Learn to hone, sharpen, position, slice, dice, chiffonade, mince, julienne and more... just like a pro! wizards alike. Learn to hone, sharpen, position, slice, dice, chiffonade, mince, julienne and more... just like a pro!  
Soufflé Class/ Dessert and Savory Soufflés! Thursday, July 29th/ 6pm to 9pm (110.) per person

Master the artistry and sublime elegance in creating these delectable, light and airy sweet and savory soufflés! Fun and easy to make once you know the techniques and tips of the trade * Shrimp-Chive-Tarragon-Parmesan Soufflés * Skillet-Lemon Soufflé w/ Berry Coulis  * Cheddar Cheese-Fines Herbes Soufflés  and * Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflés * We'll make them all!

August 2021: click on class title for details 
Pub Night Favorites/ Thursday, August 5th/ 6pm to 9pm (110.) per person
Crisp and golden Beer Battered Fish, hand cut golden-brown French Fries, Pub Salad with blue cheese dressing and Sticky Toffee Pudding

Dates are available for Private Group Classes and Team Buildings!

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