Best of Bay: Che Fico Desserts

$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 this class, you will…

  • Understand the critical steps in making the delicate Italian sponge cake, lady fingers.
  • Learn how to assemble and build an impressive Tiramisu, the classic Italian favorite.
  • Make fresh Italian cheese, whole milk ricotta.
  • Learn how to make the most delicate cannoli, and the lightest sweetened ricotta filling.
  • Make California citrus season last all year by learning the technique to candied citrus peel.

About This Class

Che Fico, the newest gem in the NOPA neighborhood, is the ideal destination for pastry perfection and new Italian classics. Pastry Chef Angela Pinkerton brings an award-winning pedigree that you can taste, in her seasonally changing dessert and gelato menu. Named by Bon Appetit Magazine as a Top Ten Hottest Restaurant of 2018, Che Fico is a mix of Italian technique and spirit given new breath using the San Francisco Bay’s finest local ingredients.

Join Chef Angela as she shares some of the secrets for making her signature desserts. She’ll teach you techniques and details to make perfect delicate Italian pastries and walk you through them step-by-step. This is an amazing opportunity to cook side by side with a true pro!


Classic Cannoli with Homemade Ricotta and Candied Peel, Tiramisu with Homemade Lady Fingers








  • Wine included
  • Full meal served in class
  • Work in teams
  • Ages 18+


What is the format of a typical cooking class?

The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 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.

When should I arrive for my class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 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, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.

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.


Do I need to eat before class?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.

What should I wear to class?

Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.
Please note: Cancellation requests made the day of class are not eligible for a refund or credit, no exceptions. 
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