Best of Bay: Uma Casa
$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.
About This Class
When Uma Casa opened this year, the staff at SFCS was quick to plan a dinner and we weren’t disappointed. For most of us, this was an introduction into one of the world’s most underrated cuisines. With influences from many parts of the Mediterranean, the cuisine of Portugal is hearty and seafood-driven. Bring it to California and you’ve got the benefit of fantastic produce. The end result is Uma Casa, serving some of the most outstanding food in San Francisco right now.
Chef Telmo will walk you through some of his favorite dishes from the restaurant and show you how you bring the flavors of Portugal into your own kitchen.
Classic Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup), Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Pork and Clam Stew), Pasteis de Bacalhau (salt cod fritters) and more Uma Casa favorites
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Ages 18+
All students must show proof of vaccine before entering school and will be required to wear a mask unless eating/drinking.
We understand and respect that lifestyle decisions during Covid are an individual choice. If you test positive for Covid while the class is in session, you will be asked to send a friend in your place until you have a negative test. Classes will not be rescheduled, credited or cancelled. Once the class session starts the class is non-refundable. This was our policy pre-Covid and continues to be our policy today. We hope you find this policy acceptable and understand that this policy is required for a small school like SFCS to operate and open our kitchens for great food experiences.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 4 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback. Most of the time you’ll be working with a partner or small group on a few different recipes.
Doors will open 10 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school to have their vaccine cards checked the first week of class (these will only need to be checked once).
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. New, disposable masks are available should you need to replace yours while in class.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
You will sit down with your classmates to eat what you’ve all prepared, along with some wine. We do suggest you have a small snack before class as dinner does happen towards the end of each session.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks are required while in the building.
Telmo is the son of Portuguese immigrants. He spent the early part of his childhood on the island of Faial in the Azores, Portugal, where his father operated two restaurants. He then moved to San Jose, California, where he grew up in a Latino neighborhood eating well. Telmo was the executive chef at La Salette in Sonoma, Tropisueño in San Francisco, and most recently, the city’s beloved Tacolicious Restaurants. His Portuguese restaurant, Uma Casa, opened in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood in January 2017.