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+
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.
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 instructs virtual and in person classes from his company, Mealticketsf.