The newly created Williams-Sonoma Cooking School in San Francisco offers a variety of classes focused on range of topics from the basics of learning to cook to mastering specific techniques or exploring a new cuisine. Classes for up to 12 people are customized to suit all experience levels, from beginner to advanced cook. In each class, small groups of students prepare and cook meals at state-of-the art mobile cooking stations in a fully outfitted professional kitchen with hands-on instruction from Williams-Sonoma resident professional chefs as well as local guest chefs.
The school also offers 5-day courses called “Learn To Cook in a Week” so students can master the essential cooking methods to become an accomplished cook, such as braising and poaching or steaming and baking. Additionally, customized private classes for up to 10 students are a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or holiday with friends and family. You choose the menu and at the end of the hands-on class the group enjoys a 3-course meal together.
Two, three, and four-hour classes are priced from $75 – $155, 5-day cooking courses are $500, Children’s Classes are $65 and Customized Classes are $1,500.