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.
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+
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.
Angela graduated from pastry school in 2005 (L’Academie de Cuisine) and went on to cook at the Ritz before taking the job as pastry chef at Eleven Madison Park. Her work there garnered her praise and recognition nationally, including the 2011 James Beard award for best pastry chef in the country. She moved to the Bay Area in 2014 and become the pastry chef at Craftsmen and Wolves. In 2018 Angela opened Che Fico as part of Back Home Hospitality. She followed that successful venture with the launch of Theorita later the same year.