“Let’s move beyond recipe robots and train cooks who get it – cooks who can correct seasoning and understand why they’re doing what they’re doing”

Daniel Patterson, Chef/Owner Coi Restaurant
Founding Dean, SFCS

Daniel Patterson, Chef/Owner Coi Restaurant
Founding Dean, SFCS.

Who We Are

We offer a food experience unlike any other. Our programs are 100% hands-on and here, San Francisco is your campus. We bring in guest chefs and students go on field trips – connecting them to the Bay Area food community.

Who attends San Francisco Cooking School?

Passionate, talented, curious individuals who pursue a variety of different food careers. Here’s a small sampling of what some San Francisco Cooking School Alumni are doing after graduation.


You’ll find our students (and alumni) in these kitchens across the Bay Area

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