Falafel & Pita
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class you will:
- Prepare homemade falafel and pita
- Know how to properly season and fry falafel
- Know how to dice vegetables for the traditional Israeli salad
About This Class
If you’re like the rest of us, you’re on the constant search for killer falafel and fresh pita in San Francisco. Enter Sababa, a new-to-the-scene restaurant preparing falafel and pita from scratch, using the best ingredients around. They’re coming to our kitchen to share their secrets with you.
Starting with homemade pita, you’ll build all the elements of a falafel sandwich. You’ll grind your own falafel mixture (twice, mind you!) and make all the accouterments to finish those sandwiches off.
Homemade Falafel, Homemade Pita Bread, Tahini Sauce, Israeli Salad, and Cabbage Slaw
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Suitable for vegans
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guy Eshel is an Israeli-born graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. While at culinary school, Guy worked as the lead cook for the wildly popular Aba’s Falafel at the Rhinebeck and Woodstock farmers market’s in New York. After graduation, Guy worked in several top San Francisco kitchens including One Market Restaurant and AQ Restaurant & Bar. His passion for the vibrant street cuisine of the Middle East has led him to develop Sababa, a pita bar restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District.