Kids Cooking Experience
$995 per person
San Francisco Cooking Camps are 5-consecutive day sessions that offer your kids access to high-quality ingredients, top-notch tools, attentive instruction, and tons of fun. This camp is ideal for kids with a demonstrated passion for food and cooking who want to spend each day rolling up their sleeves to learn some amazing new recipes
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Be comfortable and safe with basic knife work
- Know how to work with a variety of fresh ingredients and make them taste delicious
- Understand how to work clean & organized when cooking
- Learn a variety of new recipes you can make, and adapt, often at home
About This Class
Calling all kid cooks, amateur food whizzes, and interested beginners! Step away from the cooking shows and create your own kitchen magic. San Francisco Cooking School’s Kids Experiences have all the right ingredients for a perfect summer week.
Our Kids Cooking Experience is aimed at mature kids, ages 10-14, who are passionate in the kitchen and hungry to learn more about all aspects of cuisines of the world. The experience is designed to make sure your kids learn the basics through a completely hands-on experience. We will work through a variety of skills and techniques with your kids, supporting them as they become more comfortable cooking a huge collection of dishes inspired by Northern California and beyond. Each day the class will prepare a multi-course menu centered around learning a variety of new skills.
The week culminates in a lunch created by the students for their friends and family, the perfect way to show off their new kitchen skills. What better way to learn the basics of making delicious food than in the gorgeous professional kitchen at San Francisco Cooking School?
Each five-hour day has a specific focus, covering topics such as Knife Skills, Homemade Stock (and soups), Vegetarian (so good you won’t miss the meat), Steak and Chicken, and even a different dessert each day!
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Five-session series
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.
A 2014 graduate of San Francisco Cooking School’s culinary program, Harriet is the owner/chef instructor of Harriet’s Taste Adventures, offering group, private and in-school cooking classes to kids, teens and adults. When she’s not teaching, she develops and tests recipes. You can find her recipes featured in GFF Magazine.
Harriet’s mission is to empower children and adults to see food, taste and flavor as an adventure, encouraging them to try new things, appreciate the complexities and vast varieties of tastes that cultures around the world have to offer, and enrich their understanding of where our food comes from and what it takes to get to our tables
After earning a professional culinary certificate from San Francisco Cooking School, Margie founded Local Flavor, a personal chef company providing small event catering services, in-home cooking classes, and recipe testing & development. When she is not in the kitchen cooking, she can be found with local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman learning about their craft and products or cultivating her backyard vegetable and fruit garden. In addition to teaching cooking classes, Margie also helps in the vegetable garden at the local homeless shelter.