$175 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Be able to identify different cuts of steak and know their flavor and tenderness profiles
- Know how to tell when a steak is cooked exactly to your liking
- Master a homemade steakhouse sauce
- Perfect a classic pan sauce
About This Class
Cooking the perfect steak is something every home cook should master. Techniques vary, as do cuts, so we’ll cover them both in this hands-on class. We’ll talk about selecting the best steaks for any budget and clear up any confusion about beef labels and grades. Different steaks lend themselves to different preparations, cooking times and finishes – we’ll teach you how to cook each type of steak flawlessly and in rapid-fire succession, so you’re sure to walk away confident in your technique for achieving your perfect steak every time.
- 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.
Mark Lusardi has been part of some of the best restaurants in New York and San Francisco over the past two decades, including Aqua, Rubicon, Vertigo and Mustards Grill. Mark was most recently the Director for Market Hall Caterers in Oakland and has previously been Executive Chef of eleven restaurants. His culinary passions are for rustic Italian and French, Southeast Asian, Japanese, and of course, California cooking, emphasizing pure, vibrant flavors, sustainable seafood and local organic produce.
A native Californian with a Midwest upbringing, Eric spent several years as creative director for a premier event/catering company in Detroit and a manager for a Michelin-starred restaurant and specialty food shop in Manhattan. A graduate of San Francisco Cooking School and Francophile who knows how recipes work, Eric is a freelance recipe tester, developer, and food stylist. He’s also a consultant for local food businesses, personal/event chef, and culinary instructor who makes a great drink and throws remarkable dinner parties. When his apron’s off, you can find him cooking, hiking, biking, eating out, entertaining, and exploring great food and wine regions around the globe.
After spending almost 20 years leading travelers all over the world and exploring delicious and exotic cuisines, Patty decided to pursue her passion for cooking. She enrolled and graduated from the Professional Culinary Program at San Francisco Cooking School. Patty trained at the highly rated Italian restaurant, Perbacco, in San Francisco where she learned first-hand the intricacies and complexities of food preparation, presentation, and service. Today, Patty works as a private chef, teaches cooking classes, and still makes time to travel.