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 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.
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.