Gingerbread House Workshop
$175 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of this workshop, you will learn:
- How to make a simple template for your house
- Bake off a sturdy and delicious gingerbread
- Make royal icing to hold your house together and to decorate with
- Discover all the fun treats you can use to create your own magical edible gingerbread house.
About This Class
Come and learn how to make and construct your very own gingerbread house. This “grown-up” baking class will start with making gingerbread dough and cutting out your design. You’ll then focus on construction as well as a variety of techniques for decorating. You will go home with your class creation plus gingerbread dough and a template to recreate more houses with your friends and family.
NOTE: Each adult who purchases a spot in class may bring one child, between ages 10-17, to help construct and decorate. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate kids under the age of 10.
A unique gingerbread house to take home!
- Wine included
- Light meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Suitable for vegans
- 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.
Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.
Jessica Sullivan got her start cooking professionally with Paul Kliste at his Restaurante Fratelli in Portland, Oregon. After relocating to San Francisco in 2004, she worked as executive pastry chef at Nancy Oakes’ Boulevard Restaurant, and later at Prospect. In 2012, she accepted the position of executive pastry chef for Craig Stoll’s Delfina Restaurant Group. Today, she is a full-time Pastry Arts instructor at San Francisco Cooking School and serves on the board of non-profit Sprouts Cooking Club.