CASA Culinary Schools in San Francisco, CA

Get a Real-World Culinary Education from the Pros at CASA Culinary and Cooking School in San Francisco, CA

If you’re looking to get your start in the exciting world of professional cooking, you can’t do better than CASA San Francisco culinary school. The city by the bay boasts more than 300 Michelin-starred restaurants and more eateries and bars per capita than any other city in the U.S., making it a favorite destination for foodies from all over the world.

If you’re serious about earning your stripes and building your career as a chef, this program gets you where you need to be to learn, build skills and make the valuable connections that lead to work in the industry.

Your Culinary Dreams Are Realized Here

Local sourcing and farm-to-table are big here. In fact, this city boasts the oldest Slow Food chapter in the nation. Access to fresh, seasonal produce and a thriving food culture draws chefs from around the world to set up shop here and take part in the eclectic culinary scene that’s been a trendsetter for close to two hundred years, bringing us Asian fusion, heirloom tomatoes and even the first Italian restaurant in the nation! Fior d’Italia located on Telegraph Hill is still a popular destination for homemade pasta, scallopini, and an excellent osso buco. 

Among the city’s chefs is, Nostra’s Chef Alexander Alioto, a fourth-generation chef whose quest to learn authentic Italian culinary techniques took him to Sicily where he woke at 3 am each morning to pick fish for the evening’s service. From there he went on to learn foraging and butchering, before moving north to Bologna which led to him working at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Italy, Germany, and ultimately back in the United States at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in Napa Valley. Fun, simplicity, and deliciousness are at the forefront of Chef Alioto’s culinary preoccupations. Among them are multiple homemade pastas including raviolo al uovo (egg-filled raviolo) and sous vide crispy pork belly huckleberry with huckleberry pork demi-glaze.



680 Folsom St Suite 125
San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 322-3166

1 Market Street Spear Tower – Suite 3600 Room 1113
San Francisco, CA 94105

(628) 222-7402


Our immersive program places you directly in the heart of the action, where you will learn from esteemed chefs who have made a name for themselves in the industry. Through hands-on experience, you will gain practical knowledge that will catapult you into a fulfilling career in the culinary world. With the mentorship and guidance of our professionals, you will build valuable connections that will benefit you for years to come.

Our Gourmet Chef Program has three core areas – Home Study, Bootcamp, and Externship. You can learn to cook like a pro with 24 hours of instruction on techniques and recipes from six professional chefs, including chef Wes Avila, a world-renowned, award-winning chef. Bootcamp is designed for hybrid learning with an at-home curriculum and a Private Chef Instructor either at the student’s home, Private Chef’s restaurant or place of business, or live online. You’ll finish with real-world experience through 100 hours of externship.

By the end of our program, you’ll feel like a culinary master. Our curriculum covers not only American cuisine but also Asian, Italian, and French, among others. You’ll have the skills to prepare more than 130 different entrees, appetizers, soups, and salads, and that’s just the start. You’ll also learn how to handle all sorts of ingredients, from beef and poultry to seafood and vegetables, as well as dry goods and dairy products.

Start your culinary journey and become the chef you’ve dreamed of!

You will be mentored by an expert chef and gain real-world experience in an actual kitchen. Professional chefs have never been in such high demand and our job placement is unmatched in the industry.

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All this for well under what most culinary schools charge in tuition we are committed to keeping you out of insurmountable debt.

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Entering the culinary arts world loaded down in debt can seriously thwart your future success. CASA’s curriculum-backed, on-the-job training is time-efficient and cost-efficient.

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