Regional Asian Menus

$835 per person

What You'll Learn

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About This Class

If you love Asian flavors as much as we do, this class will be your virtual vacation to some of the best food you can imagine. Chef Alex will introduce you to a huge variety of produce, pantry items, cooking methods, and techniques, some unique to specific cuisines while others cross borders and get used again and again.

You’ll spend each week focusing on a specific cuisine, starting the day exploring the ingredients and recipes, then diving in to cook a variety of dishes with Chef Alex by your side. You’ll sit down to eat what you’ve made, and do the same thing again the next week as you “travel” to a new country.

Having spent much of his life living in Asia, and cooking some of San Francisco’s most notable Asian food, Chef Alex is an incredible guide for this culinary journey.

Menu

Week 1: India

Roti Pratha with Curried Lentil Dhaal, Chicken Tikka Masala, Biryani Rice

 

Week 2: Thailand

Issan Pork Sausage, Green Curry Fish, Green Papaya Salad

 

Week 3: Malaysia & Singapore

Hainan Chicken Rice, Chili Crab, Teh Tarik (Malaysian Pulled Tea)
Week 4: Vietnam

Shaking Beef, Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Rice Crepe), Caramelized Claypot Pork
Week 5: China

Tea-smoked Duck Breast with Scallion Bread, Hunan Dry-Fried Chicken Wings

 

Week 6: Japan

Scallop Tartare with Citrus Ponzu, Beef, Chicken and Seafood Yakitori Skewers with Tare Glaze, Mochi with Palm Sugar and Coconut

Details

  • Wine included
  • Full meal served in class
  • Work in teams
  • Six-session series

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.

What happens if I can’t make it to one of the classes in a series?

If you can’t make it to a class in a three, five or six-week series, you are welcome to send a friend in your place. Please notify us if a friend will be taking your spot.
Unfortunately, due to the small size of our classes, we do not offer make-up classes for missed sessions in a series.

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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. 
View our full cancellation policy