Hooked On Crab
$175 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Know when and where to buy, and what to look for when shopping for live crab
- Understand how to select live crab
- Learn several of our favorite cooking methods & dishes for Dungeness crab
About This Class
Fresh Dungeness Crab is at it’s best in the fall and winter and we want to show you how to make it shine at home. From picking out the best crabs to cooking and cleaning them yourself, even cracking them to extract the most meat possible – we’ll guide you through crab from A to Z. Our thought is that crab tastes best when you don’t do too much to it, so the techniques and recipes you learn in this class will ensure it’s the crab that’s that star.
Fresh Steamed Crabs with Spicy Drawn Butter, Crab Cakes with Citrus Aïoli, Roasted Crab, Wok-Fried Crab and Noodles, and Spicy Sautéed Crab
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Ages 18+
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.
After graduating from both the California Culinary Academy and Tante Marie’s Cooking School, David spent time teaching cooking classes and working as a line cook at Zuni Cafe and Gioia in San Francisco. He has worked as a personal chef and volunteered with the Bay Area’s largest fish supplier before joining SFCS as Lead Recreational Cooking Instructor. David believes cooking is about bringing people together to have a good (and delicious) time.