Chef Joe's Culinary Salon

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

San Francisco, CA 94114

Celebrating our 14th Year!

Awarded Best Cooking School in San Francisco!

🖐All Classes Are Hands-On🖐

To assure safety, all attendees must be fully vaccinated. Thank you!


May 2022: From Andalusia to Jerusalem! Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Favorites!

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Greek Meze Favorites/ Thursday, May 5th, 6pm to 9pm *special* (110.00) per person

A savory, tantalizing variety of delicious Greek Meze (small plates), perfect for a party, team building or friends night out! Saganaki (Fried Cheese Flambéed in Brandy finished with Lemon and Crusty Bread for dipping), Soutzoukakia (Appetizer size Greek Meatballs in a Savory Tomato Sauce), Garites Psites (Greek Style-Char-Broiled Shrimp marinated in Garlic-Olive Oil and Oregano) and Kolokithokeftedes (Fried Zucchini-Green Onion Fritters w/ Herbed Yogurt Sauce)


Knife Skills Class/ Tuesday, May 10th/ 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.


Journey to Jerusalem/ Vegetarian Delight! Saturday, May 14th/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ 4 openings!

Savor the tantalizing, exotic and exuberant flavors of Middle Eastern Vegetarian cooking! In this class we’ll make a bounty of fresh, healthy and satisfying, all-vegetarian dishes, featuring: Israeli Sabih (grilled flatbread topped with eggplant, pickled mango, *hardboiled egg slices, tomato-onion-cucumber salad, yogurt sauce and Zhoug) Classic, Homemade Hummus w/ Veggies and Pita, Yemen style Zhoug (spicy herb sauce made of parsley, cilantro, peppers, and chilies) and Falafel Salad w/ Creamy Avocado-Lemon Dressing. * Omit eggs for vegetarian diet

The Aquitaine to Brittany Connection/ Private Group Class/ Tuesday, May 17th/ 6pm to 9pm/ sold out
As we take this culinary journey from the inner regions of the Aquitaine to the shores of Brittany, we’ll indulge in the sumptuous delights of creating these absolutely delicious, gourmet French bistro masterpieces! Gratin de Fruits de Mer (prawns, cod and scallops), Salade Frisée au Fromage de Chèvre, Pommes Duchesse and Pastis Gascon w/ Berry Coulis

The Paella Festival! Private Group Class/ Thursday, May19th, 6pm to 9pm (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 Rice (arroz de Valencia) and naturally gluten free!


The Athens Excursion/ Thursday, May19th/ Chef's Pick! (125.00) per person/ sold out

All aboard as we take a culinary journey, creating these mouthwatering Greek classics! Greek Salad/ Khoriátiki Saláta (Lettuces, cucumber, olives, feta, tomatoes, onion, and pepperoncini) Avgolemono Soup (Chicken-lemon–rice egg-drop soup) Moussaka (Layered eggplant casserole with ground beef and ground lamb, potatoes, béchamel sauce, parmesan cheese, tomato and spices) Revani Cake (Semolina cake drenched in honey-orange blossom syrup and topped with coconut and chopped pistachios)


The Spanish Tapas Bar/ Private Group Class/ Monday, May 23rd/ 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ sold out


The Spanish Tapas Bar/ Andalusian Nights/ Tuesday, May 24th/ 6pm to 9pm *Popular Pick* (125.) per person/ 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)


June 2022:
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The Pizza Party Class! Saturday, June 4th/ 11am to 2pm, Popular Pick! (110.) per person/ open
In this class we’ll make quality, handcrafted, scratch made pizza doughs fashioned into beautiful thin crust style pizzas w/ tomato and white sauces and an endless variety of tasty toppings: Including, Margherita Pizza, Potato-Apple-Rosemary, Roast Veggie, Cured Meats, Cheeses the Kitchen Sink and more!

The Art Gnocchi/ Wednesday, June 8th/ 6pm to 9pm (110.) per person/ 4 openings left!

In this customer favorite, we’ll learn the art and subtleties in creating these 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)


Greek Appetizer's and Small Plates/ Private Group Party/ Saturday, June 11th/ 5m to 8pm/ sold out

A savory, tantalizing variety of delicious Greek Meze (small plates), perfect for a party, team building or friends night out! Saganaki (Fried Cheese Flambéed in Brandy finished with Lemon and Crusty Bread for dipping), Soutzoukakia (Appetizer size Greek Meatballs in a Savory Tomato Sauce), Garites Psites (Greek Style-Char-Broiled Shrimp marinated in Garlic-Olive Oil and Oregano) and Kolokithokeftedes (Fried Zucchini-Green Onion Fritters w/ Herbed Yogurt Sauce)

Taco Town Tuesday! Tuesday, June 14th / 6pm to 9pm (110.) per person/ Gluten Free Menu/ open

In this class we’ll make a bounty of Fresh Handcrafted Tortillas (gluten free), griddled on a Comal and then topped with a variety of mouthwatering fillings and toppings. Featuring: Lightly battered Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Tangy Herb Dressing, Vegetarian Tacos w/ Chimichurri Sauce and Crumbled Cotija and Savory Chicken Tacos w/ fresh homemade Pico de Gallo! YUM!

New Orleans/ "The Vieux Carré" Cajun-Creole Cooking/ Thursday, June 16th / 6pm to 9pm (125.) per person/ Naturally Gluten Free Menu/ 4 openings left!

From the old French Quarter to the Garden District enjoy creating this tantalizingly delicious and jubilant Cajun-Creole feast! Featuring: Grilled Cajun Spiced Shrimp atop Butter Lettuce Watercress-Grapefruit 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!


Fun Summertime Desserts! Saturday, June 25th/ 11am to 6pm (110.) per person/ open

We’ll have a blast making these summertime or anytime mouthwatering treats! -Gooey and Chocolatey re-imagined S’mores Cookies, Luscious Strawberry Shortcake, Tangy Key Lime Bars and Financiers Cakes (almond-brown butter cakes) with various toppings: almonds, raspberry, slices plums and chocolate chunks. 😋 Great to take on a picnic, to a party or for a super fun dessert buffet!


July 2022:
Summer break June 26th through July 14th, 2022
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The Pizza Party Class! Private Group Class/ Thursday July 14th/ 6pm to 9pm/ sold out
In this class we’ll make quality, handcrafted, scratch made pizza doughs fashioned into beautiful thin crust style pizzas w/ tomato and white sauces and an endless variety of tasty toppings: Including, Margherita Pizza, Potato-Apple-Rosemary, Roast Veggie, Cured Meats, Cheeses the Kitchen Sink and more!

Chicken Cookery Class/ Wednesday, July 20th/ 6pm to 9pm *special* (110.) per person/ open

An easy approach to the essential methods and techniques of chicken cookery (braising, roasting and sautéing). In this class, you'll sure to gain an air of confidence and the most incredible, palette pleasing results! Coq au Vin (Chicken fricassee braised in a luscious red wine sauce of mushrooms, pearl onions and lardons), Poulet Rôti (The perfect, whole roasted chicken w/ fresh herbs and aromatics), Sauté de Poulet au Citron et aux Câpres (Sautéed boneless, skinless chicken breast paillards w/ lemon, caper, parsley and butter sauce) Accompanied with tomato Provençal, roasted creamer potatoes and arugula salad.

The Breakfast Club/ Saturday, July 23rd/ 11am to 2pm (110.) per person/ open

A super fun Saturday creating this scrumptiously delicious, mouthwatering, breakfast-bruncheon feast! Learn to make the perfect “do ahead” poached eggs for the eggs Benedict along with the Canadian bacon, English muffins and a fluffy buttery-lemon hollandaise sauce, the best scratch made crunchy granola, souffléed pancakes and more! Featuring: Blueberry “Souffléed” Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Home-Made Rolled Oat-Walnut-Cardamom-Currant Granola and Citrus Fruit Mélange. We'll make them all!


The Ultimate Stir Fry Class! Thursday, July 28th/ 6pm to 9pm (110.) per person/ open

Your stress-free path to delicious, quick, fresh and healthy stir fry! In this class prep is key, once completed the dishes take only minutes to cook! Great for tuning up your knife skills as well! Portobello-Veggie-Ginger Stir Fry, Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas & Red Bell Pepper, Chicken-Green Bean-Thai Basil Stir Fry.


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

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/ open

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/ open
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


Eat at Joe’s! / Tasty BBQ Summer Comfort Favorites/ Thursday, August 18th/ 6pm to 9pm *special* (110.) per person/ open

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!


September 2022:
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Gourmet Fish Cookery Class/ Thursday, September 8th/ 6pm to 9pm/ Chef's Pick! (135.) per person

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.








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