"The cool grey city of love." — George Sterling
11 Lexus Hotel Partner chefs from around the country create specialty dishes for this weekend culinary celebration, complemented by premier wines from 20 Napa, Sonoma and Marin vintners. Also, enjoy wine tastings presented by a Master Sommelier. more
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I can barely toast a slice of bread – am I still qualified to attend a class?
Absolutely. We encourage and celebrate all skill levels.
Is there an age requirement in the kitchen?
Minimum age is 8 years old accompanied by an adult.
Will there be a knife safety lesson in each class?
Yes, we review knife safety and knife skills prior to the beginning of each class.
How many students are in each class?
Depends on the type of class; typically, a minimum of 6 for an interactive demonstration class and a maximum of 20 for a hands-on class.
Can I sign up for a class online?
What should I wear to a cooking class?
Comfortable clothing and slip resistant closed toe shoes.
I want to have my next party at The Cooking School! Is this possible?
Yes, please call us directly at 415.339.4799
How many instructors are there in each class?
Varies by type of class, anywhere from 1–4 chef assistants.
Will there be enough food served to constitute an entire meal?
Depends on the type of class; for the most part, we really like to cook, so you won’t go away hungry. But be sure to check the class descriptions; food service will be noted.
What beverages will be served?
The four-hour hands-on class features two glasses of wine and two-hour classes feature one glass of wine per person. We also have still water and iced tea.
What if I want to make a night of it and stay at the hotel, can I receive a special rate?
Yes, there is a special room rate associated with the Cooking School. Contact lodge reservations at 888.651.2003.
I have food allergies – can I still attend all classes?
Our classes typically feature a fairly diversified menu and food items. Please make us aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions when making your reservation and we'll make every effort within reason to accommodate you.