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 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.
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.