Tante Marie's Cooking School: Fundamentals for Young Cooks

San Francisco, CA

Overview

What better way to start summer break, than by learning many of the basic skills of cooking and baking?  At Tante Marie's, students (ages 12 to 16) will learn to cook the basics of fish, chicken, and meat as well as many grain and vegetable dishes. They will also learn fun and interesting desserts!

Each day, the Fundamentals for Young Cooks students (no more than 10) will cook, under the guidance of Tante Marie herself, complete meals, using seasonal and local ingredients, as well as how to plan and present meals that are healthy and fun!  

Mary Risley’s career has spanned over 40 years of teaching people to cook.  Tante Marie’s Kitchen focusses on her passion of keeping the fun in cooking.  

Mary Risley started Tante Marie’s Cooking School as a full-time School over 30 years ago. In 1997, she was honored “The Cooking Teacher of the Year” by BON APPETIT magazine. In 1998, she was awarded “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, for her efforts to help alleviate hunger in San Francisco, through the volunteer organization she directs called Food Runners. In 2008 she received the Jefferson Award in San Francisco for Food Runners.

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