School Is in Session: Some Cool Upcoming Classes


Housemade Calabrese salumi. Photo: ©


Learn all about cocoa beans with Dandelion. Photo courtesy Dandelion Chocolate.

Have you always dreamed about preparing beautiful charcuterie? Learn how at a salumi-making class at ~KULETO’S~ on Saturday March 16th. Chef Bob Helstrom will lead students in traditional preparation of the meats, followed by a tasting and wine pairing at the restaurant. You’ll go home with pre-cured samples too. The class begins at 10:30am and runs for about two hours; $75 per person. Reservations can be made by email. 221 Powell St. at O’Farrell, 415-397-7720.

If your interests run more in the chocolate vein, check out the upcoming Chocolate 101 classes from ~DANDELION CHOCOLATE~. You’ll learn about chocolate making, the ingredients used in chocolate, and taste each of Dandelion’s single-origin bars for comparison. The class is from 7pm-9pm on Tuesday March 26th, and another session will take place Tuesday April 30th. The class costs $50 per person, and tickets can be purchased here. 740 Valencia St. at 18th St., 415-349-0942.