Professional Development: Recipes for Success – How to Start Your Career in Recipe Development & Testing

$15 per person

Pursuing a career in food means constantly learning in order to build, grow, and evolve. Our Professional Development Series is designed to educate everyone from new entrants to seasoned industry professionals about the many aspects of being a professional in the culinary world. Led by experts in their field, these panels and interactive discussions will leave you with a fresh perspective, as well as many tips and tricks to use as a guide as you propel your own career forward.

About This Class

Developing recipes is a skill steeped in both technique and intuition.  The world of R&D and test kitchens is often a mysterious one, yet it remains wildly appealing to many people who work in the world of food.
If you’ve ever wanted to explore a career in developing and testing recipes, this panel is an outstanding way to learn more about what that would entail.  We will talk about what these jobs look like, how to land them, and how to be successful.
Join Ali Bouzari (Chief Science Officer and a Co-Founder of Pilot R&D),  Justine Kelly (Co-Founder and Executive Chef at Sun Basket), and Mandy Morris (Culinary Content Manager at June Oven) as they talk with SF Cooking School Founder, Jodi Liano, about working in the world of test kitchens.
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There will be no food served at this event but we will be offering wine.

Details

  • Wine included
  • Ages 18+

FAQ

What is the format of a typical cooking class?

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.

When should I arrive for my class?

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.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

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.

 

Do I need to eat before class?

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.

What should I wear to class?

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.

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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.
Please note: Cancellation requests made the day of class are not eligible for a refund or credit, no exceptions. 
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