Bay Area (Haight-Ashbury)
4.8
(349 reviews)

Chef James

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Chef James
Verified chef
349 Reviews
Chef James' true passion in life is cooking. There's almost nothing he loves more than throwing dinner parties and curating wonderful and creative dishes completely from scratch. He offers a variety of cooking and catering services, including cooking class parties, private dinners and catered events, and features Italian and Spanish-inspired dishes of the highest quality, using locally grown and artisan ingredients.
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Cooking Classes WITH Chef James

Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Vegetarian Italian 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Vegetarian Italian 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Vegetarian Italian 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Vegetarian Italian 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Vegetarian Italian 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Vegetarian Italian 6 slide
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Rustic Vegetarian Italian

$135
Cooking Class
$135
Create a delectable vegetarian Italian meal with Chef James. Learn how to make a rustic, vegetarian four-course Italian meal in this dynamic hands-on cooking class. The class begins with an antipasti course comprised of a seasonal appetizer such as “pimientos del Padron” (seasonal May through October),...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 12:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Cooking Class + Market Tour: 4-Course Seasonal Lunch 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class + Market Tour: 4-Course Seasonal Lunch 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class + Market Tour: 4-Course Seasonal Lunch 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class + Market Tour: 4-Course Seasonal Lunch 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class + Market Tour: 4-Course Seasonal Lunch 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class + Market Tour: 4-Course Seasonal Lunch 6 slide
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4-Course Seasonal Lunch

$175
Cooking Class + Market Tour
$175
Accompany Chef James on a farmers' market tour, then prepare and enjoy a four-course lunch in his home. Are you curious to learn about how a chef goes about choosing their ingredients? This is a great opportunity to shop with Chef James at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, plan your meal and ultimately prepare a...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 12:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Cooking Class: Neapolitan-Style Pizza 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Neapolitan-Style Pizza 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Neapolitan-Style Pizza 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Neapolitan-Style Pizza 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Neapolitan-Style Pizza 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Neapolitan-Style Pizza 6 slide
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Neapolitan-Style Pizza

$129
Cooking Class
$129
Join Chef James for an authentic pizza-making class using fresh ingredients. In this hands-on pizza-making class, Chef James will teach you how to make classic Neapolitan pizza completely from scratch. You'll learn how to make homemade pizza dough, and stretch and shape it into rounds, then top it with the flavors...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 12:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Cooking Class: A Night in Spain 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: A Night in Spain 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: A Night in Spain 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: A Night in Spain 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: A Night in Spain 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: A Night in Spain 6 slide
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A Night in Spain

$135
Cooking Class
$135
Journey to España with Chef James! Gather your friends and head over to Chef James' house for one of his most exciting and popular cooking class dinners: Paella. This experience will include a series of Spanish tapas, a beautiful paella, fresh salad and dessert. This class is interactive and Chef James is happy...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 6:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Cooking Class: Sardinian Gnocchi 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Sardinian Gnocchi 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Sardinian Gnocchi 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Sardinian Gnocchi 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Sardinian Gnocchi 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Sardinian Gnocchi 6 slide
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Sardinian Gnocchi

$135
Cooking Class
$135
Create a signature gnocchi recipe from Sardinia with Chef James. If you are already familiar with Italian gnocchi, then you will love Chef James’ gnocchetti sardi. Unlike conventional gnocchi, Sardinian gnocchetti contains no potato, and is made with semolina flour. Chef James’ passion for cooking is well-paired...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 6:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Italian Meatball Supper 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Italian Meatball Supper 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Italian Meatball Supper 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Italian Meatball Supper 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Italian Meatball Supper 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Rustic Italian Meatball Supper 6 slide
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Rustic Italian Meatball Supper

$129
Cooking Class
$129
Learn Chef James’ secrets to creating polpettini fit for dinner at Nonna’s. This hands-on cooking class will teach you Chef James’ flawless method for creating perfect meatballs and a phenomenal multi-course meal to accompany it. Chef James is passionate and enthusiastic with a love for Italian cuisine and an...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 6:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Cooking Class: Saffron-Infused Gulf Prawn Risotto 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Saffron-Infused Gulf Prawn Risotto 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Saffron-Infused Gulf Prawn Risotto 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Saffron-Infused Gulf Prawn Risotto 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Saffron-Infused Gulf Prawn Risotto 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Saffron-Infused Gulf Prawn Risotto 6 slide
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Saffron-Infused Gulf Prawn Risotto

$135
Cooking Class
$135
Join Chef James as he teaches you his masterful methods to creating the perfect risotto. Learn how to handcraft one of Italy’s most famous dishes: classic risotto. Chef James is a master of Italian cooking with years of experience that he’s ready to pass on to you for use in your own kitchen. A selection of...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 6:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Cooking Class: Classic Provence Bouillabaisse 1 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Classic Provence Bouillabaisse 2 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Classic Provence Bouillabaisse 3 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Classic Provence Bouillabaisse 4 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Classic Provence Bouillabaisse 5 slide Bay Area Cooking Class: Classic Provence Bouillabaisse 6 slide
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Classic Provence Bouillabaisse

$135
Cooking Class
$135
Learn the art of creating the ultimate traditional French bouillabaisse with Chef James. If there is one dish that represents the South of France it’s bouillabaisse, and in this class you will learn the method behind making it yourself. Chef James has years of experience and is ready to share his trade secrets with...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 6:00PM & other times
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Food Tours WITH Chef James

Bay Area Market Tour + Cooking Class: Artisan Pasta Creation 1 slide Bay Area Market Tour + Cooking Class: Artisan Pasta Creation 2 slide Bay Area Market Tour + Cooking Class: Artisan Pasta Creation 3 slide Bay Area Market Tour + Cooking Class: Artisan Pasta Creation 4 slide Bay Area Market Tour + Cooking Class: Artisan Pasta Creation 5 slide Bay Area Market Tour + Cooking Class: Artisan Pasta Creation 6 slide

Artisan Pasta Creation

$145
Market Tour + Cooking Class
$145
Tour an artisan grocer then create brilliant dishes inspired by the season's best produce. Chef James will utilize his impressive culinary expertise to provide a fun and enlightening tour of an artisan grocer followed by an incredible cooking experience that is sure to wow your senses. After selecting the best...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Fri, Jun 21st at 12:00PM & other times
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Team Building Activities WITH Chef James

Bay Area Team Building Activity: Cooking and Conversation Over Spanish Fare 1 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: Cooking and Conversation Over Spanish Fare 2 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: Cooking and Conversation Over Spanish Fare 3 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: Cooking and Conversation Over Spanish Fare 4 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: Cooking and Conversation Over Spanish Fare 5 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: Cooking and Conversation Over Spanish Fare 6 slide
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Team Building Activity

Cooking and Conversation Over Spanish Fare

$145
Team Building Activity
$145
Take a (culinary) trip to Spain with your co-workers! Bond over Spanish cuisine in this hands-on, paella-making team building experience hosted by Chef James, a professional chef who focuses on locally grown and artisan ingredients. After enjoying an antipasto plate with Spanish olives, artisan cheese and more,...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 12:00PM & other times
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Bay Area Team Building Activity: An Italian Experience 1 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: An Italian Experience 2 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: An Italian Experience 3 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: An Italian Experience 4 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: An Italian Experience 5 slide Bay Area Team Building Activity: An Italian Experience 6 slide
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Team Building Activity

An Italian Experience

$149
Team Building Activity
$149
Explore the culinary delights of Italy and the Mediterranean with your colleagues. In this Italian team building class, you’ll work alongside your colleagues to prepare unique and satisfying dishes from Italy and Spain, from antipasta to handmade pasta and slow-cooked beef to a sweet, decadent dessert. Chef...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
San Francisco (Haight-Ashbury)
Next Date: Thu, Jun 20th at 12:00PM & other times
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Online Cooking Classes WITH Chef James

Online Cooking Class: Pantry Paella 1 slide Online Cooking Class: Pantry Paella 2 slide Online Cooking Class: Pantry Paella 3 slide Online Cooking Class: Pantry Paella 4 slide Online Cooking Class: Pantry Paella 5 slide
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Pantry Paella

$39/Person
Online Cooking Class
$39/Person
Chef James will show you how to make a versatile paella using common pantry items. Spanish paella is a versatile dish that often features seafood, chicken, sausage and seasonal produce. In this live and interactive online cooking class, Chef James will walk you through making authentic paella and garlic aioli using...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
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Online Cooking Class: The Perfect Skillet Steak 1 slide Online Cooking Class: The Perfect Skillet Steak 2 slide Online Cooking Class: The Perfect Skillet Steak 3 slide Online Cooking Class: The Perfect Skillet Steak 4 slide Online Cooking Class: The Perfect Skillet Steak 5 slide
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The Perfect Skillet Steak

$29/Person
Online Cooking Class
$29/Person
Learn how to perfectly pan-sear steak at home with a gorgeous crust and juicy center. During this live and interactive virtual cooking class with Chef James, you'll learn how to prepare different cuts of steak using whatever pans you happen to have in your pantry, as well as a twice-baked potatoes and asparagus a la...
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
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Online Cooking Class: Gnocchi 101 1 slide Online Cooking Class: Gnocchi 101 2 slide Online Cooking Class: Gnocchi 101 3 slide Online Cooking Class: Gnocchi 101 4 slide Online Cooking Class: Gnocchi 101 5 slide
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Gnocchi 101

$29/Person
Online Cooking Class
$29/Person
Learn how to make pillowy authentic Italian gnocchi at home in this interactive online cooking class. During this live and interactive virtual cooking class with Chef James, you will learn the trade secrets to preparing authentic Italian gnocchi at home, including how to add those hallmark ridges to catch the sauce....
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Chef James
4.8
349 Reviews
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Chef James's Overall Rating

4.8 / 5

Based on 349 reviews

Reviews guests left for Chef James

Kimiko S.

Kimiko

05/21/24
Wow! Such a nice food tour with Guide Shawn!
05/21/24
Erlun Lian .

Erlun Lian

05/18/24
great experience. nice house!
05/18/24
Dave B.

Dave

05/11/24
Chef James share a lot of his knowledge about Spain and Spanish food while also preparing, with our assistance, a wonderful meal. I highly recommend this experience.
05/11/24