$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Master a successful Italian meringue
- Understand how to shape, and bake, macaron shells precisely
- Learn the technique of “macaronage”
About This Class
If you are obsessed with the stunning French-style macarons you see at bakeries, why not learn to make them at home?
Preparing this delicate cookie means perfecting the crisp shell, making light, sweet fillings, and sandwiching them together for gorgeous results. In this class, you’ll learn the basics of aging egg whites and beating them to exactly the right consistency, piping and sizing perfect circles, how to tell when they’re done, and which fillings work best. There will be a variety of flavor combinations so you can mix and match what you like. You’ll walk away with the confidence to make French macaron in your own home kitchen for years to come.
Chocolate macarons, salted caramel macarons, raspberry macarons, coffee macarons, pistachio macarons, and more
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Suitable for gluten-free
- Ages 18+
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.
Lori’s impressive career as a pastry chef began in the teaching kitchens of Johnson & Wales University, where she earned a degree in Pastry Arts. Upon moving to San Francisco, Lori cut her teeth in some of the city’s top restaurants, including Postrio, Bix, Gordon’s House of Fine Eats, Fifth Floor, and Home Restaurant. She then taught for two years at the CA Culinary Academy. Lori may be best known for the beloved Baker & Banker restaurant, which fed hungry San Franciscans for five years beginning in 2009, and its adjacent bakery, which specialized in American desserts and breakfast pastries.
A Pastry program graduate, Robin Rodriguez is a seasoned professional with over 22 years of experience in bakeries, restaurants, and high-end catering. Teaching is a life-long passion for Robin and she is dedicated to sharing her skills with students so they can confidently pursue their own career paths.