Plating Workshop

$165 per person

What You'll Learn

By the end of the class, you will:

  • Understand why the shape, color, and size of serving ware is important when plating food
  • Know how to keep food looking fresh and vibrant on the plate

About This Class

When we eat, we taste with all 5 senses – studies have proven that when food looks better it tastes better! Regardless of your skill level in the kitchen, having what it takes to plate dishes like a pro can take your cooking to new heights.

Christine Gallary, an editor and food stylist for The Kitchn, will show you the tricks of the trade for creating beautiful food. From individually plated meals to party platters, you will learn the knife techniques, tips, and fundamentals for creating jaw-dropping dishes. After an introduction to plating principles, you’ll work to plate three separate courses. We’ve ensured that each course is very different, which will allow you to try your hand at a variety of different plating options.

We’ll take care of the cooking so you can spend your time playing with your food. Come master the art of beautiful plating.

NOTE: Pork is the main protein prepared in this class.  Please notify us if you have a dietary restriction you’ll need us to accommodate.


  • Wine included
  • Light meal served in class
  • Ages 18+


What is the format of a typical cooking class?

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.

When should I arrive for my class?

Doors open 15 minutes before the class start time.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

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. 

Do I need to eat before class?

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.

What should I wear to class?

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.

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Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation up to two weeks prior to your class start date will be refunded 100%. Cancellations up to 5 days before your class start date will qualify for an online credit to be applied to another class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 5 days before your class start date, however, you may always send a friend in your place if you’re unable to attend.

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