Teen Cooking Camp: Cuisines of the World

$995 per couple

San Francisco Cooking Camps are 5-consecutive day sessions that offer your kids access to high-quality ingredients, top-notch tools, attentive instruction, and tons of fun. This camp is ideal for kids with a demonstrated passion for food and cooking who want to spend each day rolling up their sleeves to learn some amazing new recipes

What You'll Learn

By the end of the class, you will:

  • Be able to handle a wide range of fundamental knife skills
  • Understand the core ingredients and cooking methods from a wide range of global cuisines
  • Understand general menu planning and how to prep and plan like a pro
  • Build a foundation of kitchen skills for future culinary adventures

About This Class

Does your teenager love to help out in the kitchen? Do you fear they may spend their summer only watching cooking shows? If you’ve got kids who dream of a career in food, or just want to cook with more confidence, this one-week camp is exactly what they need.

San Francisco Cooking Camp: Cuisines of the World is aimed at mature teens who are passionate in the kitchen and hungry to learn more about a variety of food. Each day will focus on core fundamentals through the lens of a different country’s cuisine. Rather than simply having them memorize recipes, we will help your teens understand more about how things work in the kitchen and, via a variety of methods and techniques, they will become more intuitive and comfortable cooking a huge collection of dishes inspired by Northern California, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Italy, and France.

The week culminates with the class turning our kitchen into a “restaurant” for friends and family, with a menu conceived and prepared by your kids. Where better to kick of a life long love of cooking than in the professional kitchen of San Francisco Cooking School?

Camp Schedule: 9 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday from June 25th – June 29th OR July 30th – August 3rd

Note: Our Cooking Camps are intensive and hands-on. We cover a lot of material and will also have a lot of fun! The environment is stellar for curious cooks but we do not offer alternate activities should your kids not be interested in the curriculum. Safety and sanitation are our top priorities and we will be diligent in enforcing the rules of the kitchen to make sure everyone is working safely.


Day 1: Northern California Cuisine and Knife Skills

Menu includes: Crostini with Ricotta and Seasonal Produce, Zuni Chicken with Bread Salad, Zucchini Roasted with Herb Salsa Verde, Peach or Berry Shortcakes

Day 2: Southeast Asia

Menu includes: Summer Rolls, Tom Kha Gai, Fish with Dill, Pad Thai, Thai Eggplant, Mango Sticky Rice

Day 3: Mexico

Menu includes: Homemade Chips with Guacamole and Salsas, Braised Poblano Pork Tacos, Jicama Salad, Mexican Rice, Black Beans and Churros

Day 4: Italy

Menu includes: Pasta Carbonara, Pizza, Caesar Salad, and Tiramisu

Day 5: France

Menu includes: Cheese Gougères, Salade Lyonnaise, Steak-Frites, Green Beans with Tarragon Butter, Crèpes with Caramelized Oranges


  • Full meal served in class
  • Work in teams
  • Five-session series
  • Ages 13-17


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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