Farmer's Market Tour and Cook Seasonal Lunch

Learn about fresh, seasonal ingredients and cook a four course meal

4 hours Class size 1 to 15     label $175
Have you been on the search for fun SF activities that satisfy your inner foodie? Join Chef James for this hands-on cooking class and farmers' market tour, where you will learn all about selecting and using fresh, seasonal ingredients in your cooking.
Are you curious to learn how a chef chooses their ingredients? Tour with Chef James through the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market and see for yourself! You'll accompany Chef James, planning your meal based on the seasonality and availability of ingredients based on your own specific food preferences.
Once your ingredients are have been purchased, we'll head back to the chef's home kitchen to prepare and cook a delicious four-course lunch.
At the end of this interactive cooking class, sit down and enjoy your meal. Chef James welcomes you to bring wine to accompany your meal and will be happy to make recommendations for pairings.
Please note: Meeting points and location details will be provided after booking.
Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Your seasonal four-course meal.
  • Meal recommendations from a professional chef based on your favorite ingredients and flavors.
  • A farmers' market walking tour with Chef James.
What to bring
  • Please wear comfortable, closed-in shoes.
  • You are invited to bring your own wine to enjoy with your meal.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea, team building activity or bachelorette party.

This would also be a fun gift for her, gift for mom or gift for couples.


1373 Masonic Ave San Francisco, CA 94117

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Cook With James
Cook With James

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James grew up on a 50 acre horse farm near the Salinas Valley. His great grandfather emigrated from Yugoslavia into the Central Valley and started an apple farm. His grandfather later moved to the very fertile Salinas Valley and started one of the first produce companies. It was called Sun Harvest. My mother raised us mostly on local fruits and vegetables though there was still the occasional cooking “out of a can” given the generation. Canned beets! The one thing we always had was a bowl of fresh fruit, cut up and put into a bowl for us before we went to bed.
James earned a masters in Spanish literature and linguistics through Middlebury College and lived in Spain for two years. He later entered into the technology business and worked at various advertising agencies in San Francisco over a 12 year period. Along the way he started cooking as "therapy" for his corporate day job. CookWithJames was created 15 years ago as an underground supper club. James would prepare multiple course regional Italian and Spanish dinners in his home for guests and friends. James staged at Quince restaurant after they opened in 2004, and has also lived and cooked in both Italy and Spain. After leaving his day job in advertising in 2009 James launched CookWithJames as a full-time business, offering private sit-down dinners as well as cooking class parties for all occasions.

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