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
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.
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.