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What to Expect from a San Francisco Cooking School

October 5, 2009 Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco 0 Comments

Each San Francisco cooking school is a little different. Some are made for one-time entertainment while others focus on developing the skills need on the road to becoming a professional chef. Whether you are looking for a date idea, gift idea, or a chance to become a San Francisco chef, here is what you’ll come to expect from a reputable San Francisco cooking school.

Length of Program

Some classes are only offered on a one-time only basis, while other San Francisco cooking classes may be offered through a professional culinary program or cooking school that takes much longer to complete. In San Francisco your options are many, just be choosy. You deserve the best.

San Francisco Cooking School with a Special Purpose

Occasionally a cooking school has more behind it than just cooking. Singles cooking instead of the typical singles bar is a rising trend. “Couples cooking” is a great idea for a couple looking for date ideas. Corporate events, family outings, and professional networking functions can also be incorporated into a class from a San Francisco cooking school.

While you will learn some basic cooking fundamentals and have a chance to practice your cooking skills, the time spent here won’t lead you to a career as a San Francisco chef. It will however, allow you to learn about new foods and techniques making your at-home cooking that much more fun and let’s not forget, tasty.

In these one-time classes you will usually prepare more than one dish including an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Because time is limited the instructor or instructors may do a large percentage of the food preparation and actual cooking.

Advanced San Francisco Culinary Program

If your interest in cooking goes beyond just dinner parties, consider an education in a San Francisco culinary program. A San Francisco culinary program will allow you to study beyond the basics in an environment designed to teach you team work, large-scale food production techniques, and allow you to develop your own style as a chef.

Whether you are interested in a San Francisco culinary program or cooking school, always expect quality. Ask for testimonials of other students and compare job placement rates to other similar programs to make sure you are attending the best cooking class around. Here are a few more things to ask about before signing up:

  • Low teacher to student ratio
  • Experienced teachers who provide instruction and time for hands-on practice
  • Modern kitchen equipment in the classroom
  • A variety in course offerings including vegetarian dishes, pastries, and wine pairing
  • Externship program, job placement assistance, and an alumni association

You should expect a learning environment conducive to your creative curiosity with food. As you pursue a career as a San Francisco chef, you will want to know that you have a quality education behind you.


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