San Francisco Cooking School is the anchored institution for culinary and pastry arts education in San Francisco.

At the core, SFCS offers career-training Certificate Programs, in Culinary or Pastry & Baking Arts, designed to prepare aspiring food professionals to jump-start their new careers after six intense months (or twelve if enrolled part-time). Our programs are contemporary, relevant and driven by an eclectic and evolving lens relevant to what’s happening in restaurants and bakeries right now across the globe.In addition, SFCS also offers home cooks the largest program of recreational cooking classes on the West Coast for cooks at all levels

Jodi Liano

Founder of San Francisco Cooking School

As a former recruiting executive, Jodi made a
career-switch into food and is thrilled to be
realizing her dream of operating a cooking school
in San Francisco

Deans and Advisors

From Left: Bill Corbett, Executive Chef, Salesforce. Craig Stoll, Chef-Owner, Delfina. Daniel Patterson, Chef-Owner, Daniel Patterson Group

Board of Advisors

Stuart Brioza
Chef-Owner State Bird Provisions & the Progress

Lincoln Carson Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Mina Group
Sara Deseran
Editor-at-Large, San Francisco Magazine
Matthew Dolan
Chef, 25 Lusk
Ryan Farr
Chef-Owner, 4505 Meats
Brandon Jew
Chef-Owner, Mr. Jiu’s
Laurence Jossel
Chef-Owner, Nopa
Melissa Perello
Chef-Owner, Frances & Octavia
Belinda Leong
Patry Chef-Owner, B. Patisserie
William Werner
Chef-Owner, Craftsman and Wolves
Annie Stoll
CO-Owner, Delfina

Mourad Lahlou
Chef-owner, Mourad

Harold McGee
Kitchen Science Writer

Staffan Terje
Chef-Owner, Perbacc


San Francisoco cooking school is centrally located in the Civic center neighborhood of San Francisco

San Francisco Cooking School
690 Van Ness Avenue (@Turk Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Six Blocks from Bart (Civic Center Station)
  • Multiple Bus Line (2,3,5,19,21,47,49)
  • Easy Street Parking & Two Garages Available

Now Accepting Applications

Fill out the form to request admissions information about our professional certificate programs.
If you're looking to take classes for fun, visit our Cooking Classes page.