The San Francisco Cooking School space, under construction. Photo courtesy San Francisco Cooking School.
The San Francisco Cooking School has announced plans to open January 2013, and they are currently accepting applications for full- and part-time students. In the meantime, they will be hosting a variety of events, demonstrations, and classes for the recreational public, most of which sound pretty freakin’ cool. At the helm are Jodi Liano and Catherine Pantsios, both formerly of Tante Marie’s Cooking School. The deans of the school are Daniel Patterson (The Daniel Patterson Group), Bill Corbett (The Absinthe Group), and Craig Stoll (Delfina, Pizzeria Delfina, Locanda), and advisers include Stuart Brioza (State Bird Provisions), Ryan Farr (4505 Meats), Belinda Leong (b. patisserie), Mourad Lahlou (Aziza), Melissa Perello (Frances), and Staffan Terje (Perbacco, barbacco). Yeah, not too shabby.
The school will enroll only 14 students at a time, in 6- or 10-month programs. In fall 2013 they will be rolling out (ha!) a pastry program as well. For more information or to apply, head on over to the website. The school is located in the former home of Naan ‘N’ Curry and Speedo 690 at 690 Van Ness Ave. at Turk.