What is the Cooking Project?

The Cooking Project is a non-profit organization that teaches young people fundamental cooking skills. By focusing on delicious, inexpensive dishes from diverse cultural traditions, our community of chefs, writers, home cooks, and farmers seeks to demystify the culture of food, make good food more accessible, and equip young people to successfully take on challenges in the kitchen and out.

Who are we?

Founder, Daniel Patterson
Founder and Executive Director, Sasha Bernstein

Meet Our Full Team

Read about us in the news here!

The Cooking Project is a community initiative by DPG


Cooking Class Partnerships in the Works:

Oakland Tech High School
Youth Radio

Our Current Private Classes Include:

Quarterly Farmers’ Market Cooking Series with Oasis for Girls
Monthly Cooking Series at SF Cooking School with SF State Guardian Scholars Program

About our Private Classes:
We partner Bay Area youth organizations to teach custom cooking lessons with our own curriculum or within their existing curriculum. Please contact us to find out about how we can work with your organization.

We are infinitely grateful to the San Francisco Cooking School, for hosting our monthly classes, one of the many ways in which they support their community. However, please DO NOT call them to reserve a space, call us! The San Francisco Cooking School is a professional school that hosts our program but does not offer classes for children at this time.

Check out some of our past guest chefs and classes!

Recipes & News

Cooking Basics

cooking basics


For more information, or if you’re interested in volunteering or starting a cooking project in your own community, please contact us!

By email

Sasha Bernstein, Executive Director

By snail mail

The Cooking Project
36 Waverly Place, Suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94108