Chef Joe's Culinary Salon

The Best Little Cooking Classes In San Francisco!
16-B Sanchez Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

Celebrating 15 Amazing Years!

Awarded Best Cooking School in San Francisco!

🖐All Classes Are Hands-On🖐


August 2022:
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Knife Skills Class/ Tuesday, August 2nd/ 6pm to 9pm/ Essential (95.) per person/ sold out

An essential for home cooks, chefs, novices and culinary wizards alike. Learn to hone, sharpen, position, slice, dice, chiffonade, mince and julienne just like a pro! Plus, a whole chicken breakdown demonstration at the end of class. Also included delicious noshes such as veggie/meat/cheese flatbreads and our class made salsa with chips.


Fisherman's Wharf/ An Evening in San Francisco/ Thursday, August 4th/ 6pm to 9pm/ Customer Favorite! (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-Pepper Asparagus and Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. YUM!

Pasta Sauce Class/ Spaghetti Western! Tuesday, August 9th/ 6pm to 9pm (110.) per person/ sold out
In this class we’ll create a sumptuous bounty of delicious homemade Italian pasta sauces that will sure to be your go to weeknight or anytime favorites! All of these delicious sauces will be paired and cooked to order with high quality Durum wheat-semolina pastas.
Spaghetti Carbonara, Penne w/ Zesty Puttanesca Sauce, Fusilli w/ Kale-Basil-Spinach-Pesto and Rigatoni Rigate w/ Rich and Meaty Bolognese Sauce


Café Ma Maison/ French Cafe/ Saturday, August 13th/ 11am to 2pm *special* (110.) per person/ 1 opening left!

Sublimely delicious, fun to make, French café comfort food favorites! Onion Soup Gratin, Salade Niçoise, Champignons au Beurre d'Ail and Biscuits au Citron


Summer Comfort Favorites/ BB-Q and Company / Thursday, August 18th/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ sold out/ available for private group class on a date of your choosing

What a blast we’ll have creating this delicious, down home, summer comfort menu! We’ll make an amazing homemade Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauced Roasted Chicken, Yellow and Green Wax Bean Salad with Arugula-Mint Pesto, Roasted Yukon Golds with Grainy Mustard Sauce and mouthwatering Blackberry Buckle topped with Vanilla ice cream. This menu is perfect for both indoor and outdoor BBQ!


London Calling! Pub Night Favorites/ Thursday, August 25th/ 6pm to 9pm Chef's Pick! (110.) per person/ sold out/ available for private group class on a date of your choosing

Perfect-Golden-Crisp, Beer Battered Fish Filets, French Fries (chips), Pub Salad w/ Stilton Blue Cheese Dressing and Sticky Toffee Pudding topped with Vanilla Ice Cream


September 2022:
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Fresh Handmade Pasta Workshop/ Saturday, September 10th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ *new date* Saturday, November 12th @11am

Learn to make fresh, scratch made egg pasta dough, rolled out into sheets, and fashioned into stuffed, handcrafted 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, parmesan cheese and fresh basil) also included Insalata Mista


Knife Skills Class/ Tuesday, September 13th/ 6pm to 9pm/ Essential (95.) per person/ Canceled due to Covid protocol *new date*Thursday, November 3rd @ 6pm

An essential for home cooks, chefs, novices and culinary wizards alike. Learn to hone, sharpen, position, slice, dice, chiffonade, mince and julienne just like a pro! Plus, a whole chicken breakdown demonstration at the end of class. Also included delicious noshes such as veggie/meat/cheese flatbreads and our class made salsa with chips.


Andalucian Nights/ Tapas Bar/ Saturday, September 17th/ 1pm to 4pm/ private group class/ sold out

Submerge yourself in the tantalizing delights of creating this deluxe Spanish Tapas Bar extravaganza! Buñuelos (manchego cheese puffs), Espárragos con salsa Romesco (char-griddled asparagus w/ romesco sauce), Tortillitas de Gambas (prawn 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 Paella Festival! Tuesday, September 20th, 6pm to 9pm/ Gluten Free! Customer Favorite (110.00) per person/ sold out

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 or Arroz de Valencia and naturally gluten free!

The PARIS Bistro/ Le Marais/ Thursday, September 22nd/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ sold out

A tantalizing array of deliciously fun French Bistro favorites. Lots of great tips and techniques to enable you to easily recreate these amazing dishes in your home kitchen! Creamed Spinach au Gratin, Grilled Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauce Béarnaise, Frites au four (crisp-baked oven fries) and Citron Givrè (chilled lemon cups filled with lemon sorbet)


October 2022:
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Gourmet Fish Cookery Class/ Thursday, October 6th/ 6pm to 9pm/ Chef's Pick! (135.) per person/ sold out

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 and charred broccolini.


The Flavors of Tuscany/ Saturday, October 8th/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ private group class/ sold out

Enjoy the simple elegance and fresh authentic flavors of the Cucina Toscana: Panzanella Salad, Farfalle con Piselli, Arista alla Fiorentina and Crostata di Frutta Fresca


Spanish Tapas Bar/ An Evening in Madrid/ Wednesday, October 12th / 6pm to 9pm/ Customer Favorite (110.) per person/ open

Indulge in this sumptuous bounty of these tantalizingly delicious Spanish Tapas! Buñuelos (Manchego Cheese Choux Puffs) Albóndigas en Salsa Chipotle Quemado (Meatballs in a Chipotle-Tomato Sauce) Croquetas de Calabacín (Zucchini- Green Onion-Chive Croquettes) Pimientos Rojos Asados (Char-Roasted, Marinated Bell Peppers and Olives with Rustic French Bread)


Soufflé Class/ Sweet and Savory! Saturday, October 15th/ 11am to 2pm/ Popular Pick! (110.) per person/ 6 openings

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 Italian Trattoria/ Thursday, October 20th/ 6pm to 9pm/ Italian Favorites! (125.) per person/ 4 openings

Enjoy an evening creating these amazingly delicious Italian Trattoria favorites! Bocconcini di Pollo (Chicken Roulade with Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese), Conchiglione Farcite (Stuffed Pasta Shells with Ricotta Cheese, Herbs and Tomato Sauce), Asparagi e Peperoni Rossi (Asparagus and Bell Pepper Salad) and Tiramisu (Espresso-Soaked Ladyfingers, Layered with Mascarpone, Whipped Cream and Zabaglione)!

Lighthouse Bay Café/ Local Seafood Favorites! Thursday, October 27th/ 6pm to 9pm/ Chef's Pick! (125.) per person/ sold out

What an awesome time we’ll have creating this flavor packed, mouthwateringly delicious “Lighthouse Bay Café” Menu sensation! Hearty homemade Monterey Bay Clam Chowder, Baked Stuffed Jumbo Prawns, Wedge Salad w/ Thousand Island Dressing and Eureka Lemon Skillet Soufflé w/ Mixed Berry Coulis! Yum!

Scrummy Halloween Treats! Saturday, October 29th/ 11am to 2pm/ Saturday Fun! (110.) per person/ open

We’ll have spooktacularly delicious time creating these fangtastic treats just like our ol’ friend Ghoulia Child! Bat Cookies w/ Scary Icing, Pumpkin Ginger Spice Cupcakes, Chocolatey Tombstone Brownies and Spooky Goblin Fingers! 🎃


November 2022:
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Knife Skills Class/ Thursday, November 3rd/ 6pm to 9pm/ Essential (95.) per person/ 2 openings

An essential for home cooks, chefs, novices and culinary wizards alike. Learn to hone, sharpen, position, slice, dice, chiffonade, mince and julienne just like a pro! Plus, a whole chicken breakdown demonstration at the end of class. Also included delicious noshes such as veggie/meat/cheese flatbreads and our class made salsa with chips.

Spanish Tapas Party! Sunday, November 6th/ 4pm to 7pm (110.0) per person/ private group class/ sold out
Pinchitos Morunos (Grilled, skewered marinated pork tenderloin pieces with Moroccan spices), Empanadas de Espinaca (Empanadas with spinach,

cheese, currants and pine nuts), Patatas Bravas (Fried and roasted potatoes in a spicy Chipotle-Guajillo-chili-tomato sauce), Piquillos Rellenos con Queso de Cabra (Piquillo peppers stuffed w/ herbed goat cheese).


Fresh Handmade Pasta Workshop/ Saturday, November 12th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ new date! open

Learn to make fresh, scratch made egg pasta dough, rolled out into sheets, and fashioned into stuffed, handcrafted 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 pumpkin-sweet potato filling, finished in a brown butter-lemon-sage sauce)

Fettuccine con salsa di Pomodoro e Basilico (handmade egg fettuccine with a tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and fresh basil) also included Insalata Mista


Thanksgiving Italiano! Giorno del Ringraziamento/ Thursday, November 17th/ 6pm to 9pm/ Chef's Pick! (125.) per person/ open

Celebrate the fall and holiday seasons with this sumptuous-mouth-watering Northern Italian-Lombardian feast! In this class we'll create an amazing menu featuring: Polenta Casseruola al Forno (Layered Polenta Casserole w/ Fontina, Taleggio and Parmesan Cheeses), Carciofi Bolliti con Vinaigrette (Boiled Globe Artichokes w/ Caper-Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette) Tacchino Brasato ai Funghi e Rosmarino (Braised Turkey Thighs in a Luscious Red Wine Sauce with Porcini Mushrooms, Pancetta, Onions and Rosemary) and Granita di Melograno (Refreshing, Icy Pomegranate-Rose Water and Lime Juice Granita) Buon Appetito!










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