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Cooking Classes

San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom video conferencing tools, accessible to people in San Francisco, California. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Thailand, and many other international locations. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night.

To participate from your location in San Francisco, California, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes Certified Tested by our team your San Francisco kitchen will be virtually transporting to Italy, Spain, Morocco or other country with the click of a button. Cooking classes are available for beginners to advanced cooks and unless otherwise noted, use standard kitchen equipment. Once you've picked a class and a date, our assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.

Below are a list of local markets and stores to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is where your kitchen mastery begins.

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Olive This Olive That

Across the street from Whole Foods Market at the intersection of Elizabeth St. and Sanchez St. lives Olive This Olive That, a speciality market focussing on local and imported olive oils. Supporting local producers, the store owner is active with the California Olive Oil Council and a member of the organization’s Sensory Panel. When you visit the store, can taste and learn about the 'liquid gold' while picking up some speciality seasonings, as well.

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Takahashi Market

Takahashi Market has been serving Northern Californians with speciality Japanese and Asian ingredients since 1906. Just outside San Francisco, located in San Matteo, you'll find this market that has a long history dedicated to to the community. They carry a variety of Asian products including various soy sauces, rice, seaweed, tofu and other Asian products.

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Molinari Delicatessen

Molinari Delicatessen is like stepping back in time. This speciality market has been serving San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood since 1896 - over 120 years. Here you'll find everything from gourmet sandwiches and pastas, to Italian specialty products like hard to find meats, cheeses and wines imported from Italy.

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Battamabang Market

Set aside time to wander the narrow isles of Battamabang Market located in the Tenderloin District. While the neighbourhood can leave a little to be desired, once you step into this 35 year old market, you'll be amazed at the sensory overload. Cambodian owned, this market carries stocked shelves from floor to ceiling filled with Asian ingredients, including kaffir lime leaves, galangal, fresh turmeric, and canned goods of all descriptions.

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Alemany Farmers Market

The Alemany Farmers’ Market was founded in San Francisco in 1943. It was the first farmers’ market in California and since then has become a loved part of the community. Open every Saturday (rain or shine), you'll find vendors selling beautiful fresh local produce, cheese, meats and much more.

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The Spanish Table

In 1985, now owners Steve and Sharon decided to plan a trip to Spain, and that trip then changed their life. They fell in love with the culture and wanted to bring Spain to the Bay area. The Spanish Table is your stop for any Spanish product you need. They carry a wide selection of Paella Pans and Spanish clayware, rice, olive oil, seasonings, imported olives and more.