"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
To receive our monthly e-newsletter with class listings, special offers and more, enter your email address:
Here's what guests say about the popular cooking classes at the Cavallo Point Cooking School:
"Thank you for SUCH a great party. I really had a lot of fun, and my parents are still raving about it! You are the best!!!" – I. Lund
"Just wanted to say a huge ‘thanks’ for hosting YuMe at Cavallo Point last month – I had such a great time and really learned a lot of tips for cooking!" – F. Fenili
"I recently had the pleasure of attending your cooking class with my colleagues. I loved the dishes prepared (ratatouille, roasted corn, apple/jalapeno tart, and seared albacore tuna). I can hardly remember what I had for breakfast this morning, but I recall all of the amazing flavors from our event. Thank you again for a wonderful experience!" – J. Hardy
"I want to thank Jayne and her entire staff for putting together a wonderful birthday evening! Everyone had fun and commented positively on the quality, creativity and professionalism of the menu and the school." – H. Rosenbluth
"My grandson, Ozzie, has asked me when we are going cooking again at Cavallo Point. Your class was a great success!" – N. Hopkinson
"A big ‘thank you’ again for giving us such a fantastic experience! It truly was one of the best team building activities any of us have experienced. Your team was terrific to work with, and I appreciate your assistance in preparing for the day. We’ll be back!" – Clay J., Workday Recruiting
"Thanks so much for making such a memorable experience for our colleagues from all around the world. They were so energized and excited to be at your Cooking School and had the extra thrill of being next to the Golden Gate Bridge." – Sue A.
"The Cooking School experience at Cavallo Point was the perfect birthday party – everything was so thoughtfully done... and the end result was an incredible meal shared with family and friends who have known each other for many years. It does not get better than that! Thank you, thank you!" – Ann G.
"Thank you so very much for the wonderful gift of a cooking class for 8 of us women, who were absolutely delighted with you and your class on salads! We were charmed with you, and we all learned so much while having a pile of FUN! You taught us so many tricks … and it was a joy to watch you prepare all that gorgeous fresh and healthy produce; all with insightful anecdotes and knowledge of food preparation. The quality of your cooking and your approach are superb. And all of your work was a donation to the Sausalito Woman’s Club Scholarship Recognition Fund." – Betsy S.
"Our team had an amazing time, and our teachers were phenomenal! We are still talking about what we learned and how much fun we had." – Katey A.
"We had a positively BRILLIANT time! I cannot even begin to thank you enough. I had really high expectations, and your team exceeded every single one. I'm still blissed out from the evening!" – Pam S., The Curious Company
"We had a wonderful time at our cooking event! The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. I'm still thinking about the delicious food. I couldn't believe I can cook like that and the food tasted so good." – Jennifer T.
"Jayne – it was amazing. Casey and the team were beyond outstanding; and boy, did we have fun! And the meal? Fantastic. A huge shout out of appreciation as your offering and staff were first class. I look forward to returning to the Cooking School for more lessons and tips." – Shannan, Aricent
"Thank you so much for all your hard work putting together the Joseph Phelps Vineyards dinner... All the pairings were fabulous, and we couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere and group." – Will, Joseph Phelps Vineyards
"Thank you so much for helping me to secure the facility for [our] team meeting. A good time was had by all, the mystery basket was great! … your staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, and kept us all involved." – Deborah, Genentech
"What a fun night! Thank you so much, it was a blast. At the farmers' market right now and took your advice... Asking farmers tips on storing, etc. Already learned some new things, and I've only been to 2 stands!" – Kiki, Full Circle Fund
"The event was ah-mazing! My team really enjoyed it. We are hoping to plan another event at your venue soon!" – Kim B., Yahoo!
"This is the BEST cooking class I have ever taken! The food and staff are phenomenal; and the menu was perfect." – Jane L., Executive Assistant, PayPal
"The culinary experience ... is outstanding. From the display of bountiful gorgeous fruits and vegetables upon entering the Cooking School, to Jayne's poetic presentation of her relationship with farmers and fishermen to the description of preparing the meals, to the superb hospitality and efficiency that the chefs demonstrated... it was a once in a lifetime experience. The education about the properties of foods in combination with cooking methods was in-depth and fascinating. [ Jayne ] and [ her ] chefs are dynamic in personalities, care and teaching abilities." – Mira Kanter, RD / Mind Body Wellness Dietitian
"Everyone had such a nice time... It was just the right mix of participation, watching and chatting. The menu was delicious – wow! I've already had requests for recipes. I think you'll see everyone back at some point! Many thanks again to you and your team – it was a really special evening." – Jennifer U.
"I want to thank you and your team for a wonderful experience and FANTASTIC FOOD!!!! I have heard such great feedback from my team. They are all looking forward to doing another event with you in the near future." – Nicki P., Executive Assistant, Equinix
"Thank you and your great support chefs for the wonderful time we had... Everything was done expertly and the product was scrumptious." – Sue R.
"I loved the cooking class with Jayne and her fellow chefs. The cooking was fun and the eating was exquisite! Thank you!" – Laurie T.
"My husband and I really enjoyed the class and have told several people about [it] already. When I started telling everyone what we had, they all asked when I was going to cook them dinner. [We] walked away with a new knowledge of how to prep and cook and we truly enjoyed your class." – Cindy and Mike T.
"Thank you again for our Benefit dinner last week, [Jayne]. You and your team were so knowledgeable and helpful. The feedback was that it was an amazing evening. Everyone including myself learned some new tricks and yummy recipes. We all had a great time preparing and enjoying the delicious food." – Sylvia B., Regional Sales Manager, Benefit Cosmetics
"Thanks so much Chef [Reichert]! ...Was great to re-create at home some of the great meal we all made!" – Julie K.
"Thanks... You all did a great, great job." – Joanne Weir
"Everyone had such a great time... They said it was the best food we ate all week!" – Kathy L.
"I participated in Cooking from the Farmers' Market: Celebrating Mom... I have always wanted to take a cooking class, and I don't think I could have chosen a better one to go to – I had a blast! Thanks for a great experience!" – Chris P.
"Thanks for a wonderful and delicious class... Loved all the food and will definitely cook everything again and share with friends and family. Thanks for all you and your staff do to make these events possible – we love them!" – Chris S.
"Thank you [Jayne, Susan, Dave, Rhea and Jennifer] for orchestrating my most memorable birthday celebration last weekend! Cavallo Point Cooking School was a blast and we even learned some new tricks. I'm still trying to figure out who arranged for the lovely vegetarian meal for me – heartfelt thanks all around for the terrific evening!" – Mary M.
"We can't tell you how much we enjoyed that afternoon... We've spoken so much about you [Jayne], your kindess and that afternoon. Thank you so much! ... maybe we'll see you next year for tomato sorbet!" – Mr. and Mrs. Chad & Mandy N.
"Wow! What a wonderful cooking experience we enjoyed! Such a fun evening with amazing food! Thank you for sharing your energy and passion." – Marissa N.
"Thank you so very much for such a wonderful class... My team could not stop talking about how much fun it was and the food being one of the most spectacular meals ever. So thank you and look forward to the next time!" – Cristina K.
"I want to thank Jayne for a WONDERFUL class... I had a great time and have been telling all my friends and coworkers about it. Look forward to coming back to a future class!" – Vanessa R.
"I learned a lot from the class and was happy to have the lovely small group we did. I will definitely be coming back! If you have a chance to take a class from Jayne at Cavallo Point in Sausalito – do it!" – Patricia K.
"What an amazing time we had... I am still salivating over the dinner and plan to make it at home!" – Lisa S.
"I took my mom here for a shellfish-themed cooking class for her birthday, and we had an absolute blast! The class was taught by Jayne, who had clearly spent the entire day exploring the greater North Bay to get exactly the right ingredients for the class. She was assisted by Chef Jen and Chef Rosalyn... who were incredibly patient and generous in sharing their knowledge.
The school itself is an amazing room, with a huge island in the middle with HD cameras and screens set up so you get a birds-eye view of what the chefs are doing. We began with a quick review of the recipes (printed out for you to take home)... and [then] split into groups to prepare different dishes for the evening, with a chef from the Cooking School leading each group. As you prepare each dish you learn some of the basic techniques, from how to properly hold a knife to cooking stock.
...everyone was so friendly and jovial; it made for a fun atmosphere, and by the end, we were all friends. They even sang happy birthday to my mom, who has since said it was her best birthday ever.
This would be a great thing to do as a girls' weekend, a romantic away-from-the-kids anniversary gift, or even as a corporate retreat." – Pumpkin K., Santa Cruz, CA
"We have been to two cooking classes taught by Jayne... [and] both times were very instructive, hands-on and a lot of fun! It is truly a great value; we made things that we were able to replicate at home time and again. Jayne throws out tons of tips... her Backyard BBQ class was well worth the cost of the class! After taking cooking classes there with Jayne at Cavallo Point, we chose to get married there! We will take more classes in the future as well... a great gift to give someone!" – Sandra U., San Francisco, CA
"...great fun, wonderful team-building, and completely delicious and delightful!" – David S., San Francisco, CA
"[Our] team had such a great time... and the food was wonderful! ...Cavallo Point is a gem!" – Cara M., Project Manager, Microsoft Corporation
"We had so much fun... it was a great class, and [Jayne] and Rosalyn did a fantastic job! We met all sorts of neat people. John often doesn't do well in public; he's a bit shy because of his size. He said he had a wonderful time and felt like people accepted him the way he was – I think that is a pretty big deal." – Tom S.
"... how much we all enjoyed [Jayne's] cooking class. I know a few of us are using knives differently and are much better at slicing and dicing. We loved [the] class... thank you!" – Stephanie R., San Francisco