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We are a business focused on hands-on culinary education, fun, health, safety, nutrition and teamwork in and outside the kitchen. Our background in both culinary arts and education has lead us to having a superb track record and impressive list of clients which clearly speaks to our ability to engage students of all ages in the best cooking classes in the Bay Area! The Culinary Dude's goal is simple and meaningful: Empower our students with the kitchen skills to become self-sufficient and make healthy choices for themselves, their families and their future. We are a nut-free business and use sunflower seeds and SunButter as a nut replacement unless otherwise requested. We also offer the following services;

Cooking Classes
We are a business focused on hands-on culinary education, fun, health, safety, nutrition and teamwork in and outside the kitchen. Our background in both culinary arts and education has lead us to having a superb track record and impressive list of clients which clearly speaks to our ability to engage students of all ages in the best cooking classes & camps in the Bay Area! The Culinary Dude's goal is simple and meaningful: Empower our students with the kitchen skills to become self-sufficient and make healthy choices for themselves, their families and their future.

We are a nut-free business and use sunflower seeds and SunButter as a nut replacement unless otherwise requested.

Your children are not numbers to us! Unlike other programs who just want your money, our focus is to cater to each child individually, help them where they need improvement and cap our class numbers to keep the class intimate, so your child does not get lost in the masses and feels like they are truly a part of the whole.

We offer a variety of cooking classes and events with a wide array of themes throughout the year. We are currently teaching classes in San Francisco, Tiburon and San Rafael

Cooking Camps
Our hands-on cooking camps will enable kids to find their inner chef. The Culinary Dude has created a wonderful collection of daily menus that the kids will cook themselves. Using the fresh ingredients, fun and interactive cooking techniques, the kids will prepare meals from scratch each day as they learn kitchen and food safety, professional kitchen etiquette, measuring ratios, prep skills, and table manners. In addition to a wide variety of tactile recipes, kids will participate in additional food-related activities. All camps include lunch for all campers. We offer a variety of cooking camps throughout the year with a wide array of themes. We are a nut-free business and use sunflower seeds and SunButter as a nut replacement unless otherwise requested. Your children are not numbers to us! Unlike other programs who just want your money, our focus is to cater to each child individually, help them where they need improvement and cap our class numbers to keep the class intimate, so your child does not get lost in the masses and feels like they are truly a part of the whole.

Team Building
This is a great concept to have groups come together and challenge their skills, team work and leadership and of course to break bread with each other. We guide your event beginning to end. Rather than the participants having a secret ingredient they will break up into groups and choose from 4 recipes in 3 categories, appetizer or dessert, side dish and main course. Each group will work as a team to make their recipe choices. The goal is to have everyone work together to make the recipes they have chosen in the time frame offered. The people in the groups will enjoy working together to make this all happen in a restricted time frame. At the end, we'll set up a buffet for all to eat everything that was made and also present a plate of what they made for judging, if requested. In the case of children as the participants, it will obviously be a tie or each team will be given kudos for something specific that they made. Please note that there are unlimited variations to this concept. We can customize our classes and courses to meet your companies health benefit needs.

Our Team Building client class list is as follows:

  • Xobni
  • Mochi
  • IABC
  • Dropbox
  • Citrix
  • Trial Pay
  • MAP Pharmaceutics
  • IDEO
  • Cisco
  • Google
  • Apple

Dinner in a Blindfold
Loosely based on the successful European concept of eating a complete meal in total darkness, The Culinary Dude has substituted the darkness for a simple blindfold. This experience will challenge your senses, taking your nose and taste buds to places that they have never been, not to mention your mind. You will be offered a four course meal, which will be revealed at the end of this once in a lifetime experience. In addition, we are able to cater the meal to meet any special dietary needs as long as we have advanced notice. Finally, if during the meal you have any questions, may have to use the rest room or have any difficulties, just simply raise your hand and one of our escorts will be there to accommodate whatever is needed.

Contact: 415-242-4192
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