Catherine Pantsios

Catherine Pantsios

Catherine Pantsios is the founding director of the culinary arts program at San Francisco Cooking School. A 30 year veteran of the industry, Catherine was instrumental in pushing forward the farm to table movement in northern California.

Catherine developed her extensive culinary knowledge over many years in restaurant kitchens, including Zuni Café, Hayes Street Grill, the Ritz Carlton in Chicago, and the Quilted Giraffe in New York. She was also chef and co-owner of the critically acclaimed Zola’s Restaurant in San Francisco,

While Catherine retired from our teaching kitchen at the end of 2017, she remains involved in ongoing curriculum development and makes regular appearances as a valued guest instructor.