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
Read about us in the news here!
The Cooking Project is a community initiative by DPG
Cooking Class Partnerships in the Works:
Our Current Private Classes Include:
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!
With fall in full swing, we’re seeing the end of tomato season. Tomatoes come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and flavors — and it is… Read more “Puttanesca Sauce with Fresh Farmers’ Market Finds”
In our first partnership class with Locol, Chef Daniel Patterson, co-founder of both Locol and The Cooking Project, taught us how to make a deceivingly simple, yet… Read more “Quick Chicken Soup + Lessons in Salad with Chef Daniel Patterson”
This July, the crisp crackling of lettuce, mint, and lime leaves filled the kitchens at the San Francisco Cooking School. Chef Rachelle introduced SFSU students to two… Read more “Wrap & Roll: Asian Flavors for Summer”
For more information, or if you’re interested in volunteering or starting a cooking project in your own community, please contact us!
Sasha Bernstein, Executive Director
By snail mail
The Cooking Project
36 Waverly Place, Suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94108