Bagels and Bialys
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Bake our bagels and bialys on the hearth, Montreal style
- Learn pro techniques for how to mix, proof, shape, boil, and bake
- Learn to make cream cheese and schmears
About This Class
What’s the difference between a bagel and a bialy? If you want to find out, this is the class for you.
We’ll boil, garnish, and bake our creations on the hearth, Montreal style, for that perfect chewy texture. Next, we’ll slather our creations with house-made cream cheese schmears and top them off with slow roasted salmon pavé creating the perfect brunch spread.
Bagels and Bialys, Housemade Cream Cheese and Schmears, Quick Pickled Vegetables, Slow Roasted Salmon, and Smoked Trout Spread
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Suitable for vegans
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our cooking classes is 4 hours, and they are broken down into three segments: Introductory lecture or demo, hands-on cooking, and eating.
The class will begin with a short discussion or demo from your instructor. After, you can expect to work either on a team or individually to prepare the class menu. As a group, your class will prepare the selected menu in its entirety. In most classes, not every student will make every dish.
Learning happens throughout the class, and your instructor will often call out key techniques as they happen in each recipe.
Most classes conclude by sitting down as a group to eat what you’ve prepared, followed by a discussion of each recipe. You will leave with a copy of the recipe packet and a working knowledge of every dish that was made so you can recreate them at home.
Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.
You do not need to bring anything with you to class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped and aprons, recipes, equipment, food and wine are all provided for you.
In most classes, you will be sitting down to eat a complete meal that you have prepared along with your classmates. Since this typically occurs towards the end of the class period, an appetizer or small plate is usually prepared early on in class. However, you’re welcome to additionally have a snack before you arrive or bring one with you.
Please note, for our Baking & Pastry classes, a light meal will be provided for you.
We suggest wearing casual clothing you can easily move around in, and highly recommend wearing comfortable closed-toe shoes. Long hair should be pulled back.
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Jessica Sullivan got her start cooking professionally with Paul Kliste at his Restaurante Fratelli in Portland, Oregon. After relocating to San Francisco in 2004, she worked as executive pastry chef at Nancy Oakes’ Boulevard Restaurant, and later at Prospect. In 2012, she accepted the position of executive pastry chef for Craig Stoll’s Delfina Restaurant Group. Today, she is a full-time Pastry Arts instructor at San Francisco Cooking School and serves on the board of non-profit Sprouts Cooking Club.