Best of Bay: August (1) Five
$190 per person
Our Best of Bay classes bring notable, local food talents into our teaching kitchens to share their expertise in a hands-on cooking class.
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Know which spices you’ll find in the Indian pantry
- Have working knowledge of Indian cooking techniques
- Be able to balance flavors in Indian dishes
About This Class
Let August (1) Five’s Executive Chef, Manish Tyagi take you on a culinary journey through India’s 29 states. Named for the date commemorating India’s independence from British rule, the restaurant draws on the idea of liberation from outdated standards and employs elevated, modern cooking techniques and use of local Cali ingredients to present a side of Indian fare not often seen in this country.
Inspiration comes from many sources; recipes from home kitchens, street food, and fine dining are all seen on the menu. Chef Manish will demystify Indian recipes and share with you some of his signature August (1) Five recipes. Get ready to diversify your spice knowledge and bring Indian recipes to your home!
Dahi Kebab, Lamb Chops, Pepper Chicken and Mushroom Makhana
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- 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.
Born and raised in Dehradun, India, some of Manish Tyagi’s fondest childhood memories are of the aroma of spices in his mother’s kitchen and spending time by her side preparing special festival dishes. At August (1) Five, Manish shares his childhood memories of home cooked meals and festival fare with a fresh audience. Drawing on his upbringing and travels throughout the country, the chef deftly combines the wealth of culinary traditions from India’s 29 states with Northern California’s bounty of produce to create nuanced dishes that emphasize traditional flavors and seasonal ingredients