Bay Area cooking schools are booming: Here are 6 of our favorites.
Build a community while improving your cooking skills at these SF schools.

As the great Julia Child once advised: “Learn how to cook. Try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and, above all, have fun.” It may have taken a global pandemic and year-long lockdown, but people are finally putting down their smartphones, picking up whisks, and heeding Child’s advice. While the rise in cooking at home was born during early shelter-in-place mandates (we all remember the sourdough baking craze), our appetite to learn new techniques has grown stronger over the past three years. As a result, cooking classes across the Bay Area are selling out weeks, and sometimes months, in advance. As we approach the third anniversary of COVID, it's a timely moment to highlight the most innovative Bay Area cooking classes that are building community and teaching us to sauté, flambé, braise, and share the love.

Marisa Churchill and Valerie Demicheva
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