Octopus & Squid
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class you will:
- Know how to properly clean and work with octopus and squid
- Know how to fry, braise, and grill octopus and squid
- Know how to properly sauce and season octopus and squid
About This Class
They are the darlings of horror movies. And no wonder, with their eight arms, bird-like beaks, and color-shifting trickery. But octopus is oh so delicious! Greek, Spanish, & Portuguese fishermen, and Japanese sushi chefs have known for centuries what is now the rage of our local dining scene.
We will put the squeeze on quick appetizers, long braises, and smoky grilled dishes as we dive head first into everything you ever wanted to know about shopping for, prepping, and cooking octopus and squid. Talk about a show stopper at your next dinner party.
Ink this date on your calendar. Release the Kraken!
Chili-Crusted Fried Calamari, Octopus Salad (Ensalada de Pulpo), Calamari Lifeguard Stew with Jalapeño Pesto, Grilled Octopus Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Squid & Chickpea Tagine with Harissa and Preserved Lemons, and Char-Grilled Octopus.
- 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.