Chef Joe's Culinary Salon

The Best "Hands On" Cooking Classes In San Francisco!

Celebrating our 14th Year!

Awarded Best Cooking Teacher and Cooking Classes in San Francisco!

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🖐All Classes are Hands-On🖐


Private Group Classes are Back in Full Swing! Book your own Private group class of 6 or more and choose from any of the menus in the class archives or the classes listed below!


Scheduled Classes are Back and Available for Individual Sign Ups! Reserve your spots today!

To ensure safety all attendees must show proof of vaccination.


January 2022:

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The Pizza Party Class! Saturday, January 8th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ sold out

In this class we’ll make scratch made, handcrafted pizza doughs with “tipo 00” flour fashioned into mouthwatering thin crust style pizzas with a multitude of toppings! Including: Tomato and White sauces Margherita Pizza, Potato-Apple-Rosemary, Roast Veggie, Cured Meats, Cheeses and more!


Scandinavian Smörgåsbord Celebration/ Wednesday January 12th/ 6pm to 9pm *special* ($125.) per person

Health and Happiness in 2022! Chime in the new year with this tantalizing and festive Scandinavian Smörgåsbord! In this class we’ll make amazing quick Cured Salmon Gravlax on rye crisps w/ mustard-dill sauce, Swedish Meatballs in veloute sauce, Jansson’s Temptation (potato gratin with onion, cream and anchovy), Pickled Beet and Cucumber Salad, Norwegian Stuffed Eggs w/ Caviar and Prosecco Kir Royale.


Soufflé Class/ Sweet and Savory! Saturday, January 15th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ sold out

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 methods, techniques and tricks of the trade* Soufflé aux Crevettes* (Shrimp-chive-tarragon-parmesan soufflé with wine-tomato-shellfish sauce) * Grand Marnier Soufflés * (Light airy soufflés with cognac-orange liqueur) Soufflé au Fromage avec Herbes (Cheddar cheese-fines herbes soufflés) and * Belgium-Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflés * We'll make them all!


The Wharf/ A Night in San Francisco/ Thursday, January 20th/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ sold out

Enjoy a cozy evening creating these mouthwatering, fun to make San Francisco favorites!
Classic Caesar Salad, Fresh Seafood Cioppino, Grilled Lemon Asparagus and Chocolate Molten Lava Cake


Let’s Do Brunch-New Orleans Style! Saturday, January 22nd/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ 1 opening left!

An homage to New Orleans’ famous Commander’s Palace, Brennan’s, Café Du Monde and Antoine’s Restaurant where brunch and friends take center stage! French Press Chicory Coffee, Creamy Cheddar Grits with Cajun Spiced Shrimp, Eggs Sardou, Hollandaise Sauce and Grapefruit Brûlée!


Knife Skills Class/ Tuesday, January 25th/ 6pm to 8:30pm ($75.) per person/ open

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! We don't make a meal in this class but delicious noshes such as roast veggie and cheese flatbreads and more are included


February 2022:

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The Art of Gnocchi/ Saturday, February 5th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ open

In this customer favorite, we’ll learn the art and subtleties of creating the most delicious, handcrafted, freshly made gnocchi! Gnocchi di Patate con salsa di Pomodoro (Classic Potato Gnocchi with Tomato-Basil Sauce), Gnocchi alla Romana GF (Roman style, Polenta Gnocchi w/ melted butter-fresh herbs and parmesan) and Gnocchi di Ricotta e Spinaci GF (Spinach-Ricotta Gnocchi w/a touch of nutmeg-sage-butter sauce and tomato sauce)

Gourmet Fish Cookery Class/ Thursday, February 10th / 6pm to 9pm *special* (125.) per person/ 1 opening!

An uncomplicated approach to the methods of Fish Cookery, implementing a variety of cooking techniques (baking, steaming, pan-fry roasting and poaching) all with delicious sauces, accompaniments and the most amazing results! Wild Cod Baked in Parchment w/ julienne vegetables and herbed compound butter, Perfectly Poached Salmon w/ tarragon-parsley-lemon-caper dressing and Pan Fried/ Roasted Sea Bass w/ roast garlic-red bell pepper sauce.

A Special Greek Valentine’s Evening/ Monday, February 14th/ 6pm to 9pm (135.) per person/ open
Whether it be under the spell of Eros, Aphrodite’s, Venus or Cupid, the language of Love has no boundaries. Come join us for an extra special and cozy Greek Valentine’s Evening featuring: Saganaki (Kefalotyri Cheese Flambé), Soutzoukakia (Greek style Meatballs in a Savory Tomato Sauce) Garites Psites (Grilled-Garlic-Oregano-Shrimp) Kolokithokeftedes (Fried Zucchini Fritters w/ Yogurt Sauce) Mosaiko (“Chocolate Salami”) and Sparkling Wine Kir Bar. Space is limited so sign up today to reserve your spots!

Adventures in Egg Cookery! Brunch Class/ Saturday, February 19th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ open

A fun, palate 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, Classic French Omelette aux Fines Herbes, Eggs Shakshuka and Poached Eggs with Avocado Toast 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.

Little Italy Favorites/ Thursday, February 24th/ 6pm to 9pm *special* (110.) per person/ open
A sumptuous symphony of mouthwatering dishes, typical of your favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant! We'll make amazing
Chicken Parmigiana, a zippy Broccolini al Pepperoncini, fresh Insalata Mista and a super delicious Tiramisu!

Le Café Parisien/ Saturday, February 26th/ 11am to 2pm/ (110.) per person/ open
Enticingly delicious, fresh and easy to make French Café menu fare! Moules Marinières (steamed mussels in white wine, garlic and herb broth), Pommes Frites (crispy golden French fries), Croque Monsieur (griddled ham and gruyere with mornay sauce au gratin) and Citron Givrè (lemon cups filled with lemon sorbet).

March 2022:
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Handmade Pasta Workshop/ Saturday, March 5th/ 11am to 2pm *special* (95.) per person
Learn to make fresh, scratch made egg pasta dough, rolled out into sheets and fashioned into stuffed ravioli as well as mountains of fresh cut fettuccine all with a combination of savory sauces: Ravioli di Zucca con Salsa di Salvia (handmade ravioli with a roast butternut squash-parmesan cheese filling, finished in a brown butter-lemon-sage sauce) Fettuccine con salsa di Pomodoro e Basilico (handmade egg fettuccine with a tomato sauce and fresh basil) also included Insalata Mista

Knife Skills Class/ Tuesday, March 8th/ 6pm to 8:30pm ($75.) per person/ open
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! We don't make a meal in this class but delicious noshes such as roast veggie and cheese flatbreads and more are included.

New Orleans/The Vieux Carré/ Cajun-Creole Cooking/ Thursday, March 10th/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ open
From the old French Quarter to the Garden District enjoy creating this tantalizingly jubilant Cajun-Creole feast! Featuring: Grilled Cajun Spiced Shrimp-Butter Lettuce-Watercress Salad w/ Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette, Red Snapper-Crab Pontchartrain w/ Sauce Beurre Blanc, Jazzy Jasmine-Pecan Rice Creole…and the grand finale; Bananes Flambées au Rhum w/ Glace à la Vanille

St. Paddy’s Irish Gastro Pub Favorites! Thursday, March 17th/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person
Enjoy a safe and comfortable evening out creating this sumptuous Irish gastro pub favorites menu with refreshing libations! Dubliner Puff Pastry Cheese Straws, Irish Pub Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Ginger Stout Cake with Warm Caramel-Whiskey Sauce and Half and Half (A tasty libation made up of equal parts Stout and Pale Ale)

Southern Comfort/ Tuesday, March 22nd/ 6pm to 9pm *special* (110.) per person

Enjoy a fun time evening creating this amazing soulful down home southern menu! Mouthwatering Broccoli-Cabbage-Carrot Slaw, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Chicken with smoky homemade BB-Q sauce, Souffléed Spoon-Bread Pudding and Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie

The Paella Festival! Saturday, March 26th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ A Naturally Gluten Free Menu

Learn the skill and finesse in mastering these delightfully sumptuous Spanish Paella creations from the coastal region of Valencia and beyond! Paella Marinara (seafood), Paella con Pollo y Linguiça (chicken and linguiça sausage) and Paella Vegetariana (vegetarian). All made with authentic Bomba Rice (arroz de Valencia) and naturally gluten free!


April 2022:

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