To inspire and empower children to have a positive relationship with food. By cooking together, we develop a common language, create lasting memories, and set our young cooks on a lifetime path of health and fun in the kitchen. We cook wholesome and multicultural recipes that expose kids to new flavors, develop motor skills, incorporate various cultures, and ultimately, celebrate our time together around the table.
We are happy to teach kids of all ages through school programs, field trips, birthday parties and specialized classes. Feel free to reach out with special inquiries.
We typically host Plate Dates -a family class at our SF studio- once per month on Sundays. Check here to see if we have one coming up!
Please call (415) 735-5234 and our Education Team will get back to you as soon as possible. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For sure! If you can dream it up, we can help you make it a reality. Whether you want to have a cooking show themed culinary contest, a whodunit mystery series, or dive into STEM concepts with your homeschool group, we are happy to help you make your ideas come to life! Please email email@example.com.
Yes, we are open to creating custom themes with you. Please include your ideas in the booking inquiry form, and we’ll get brainstorming! Please note, custom themes may be at an additional price.
Main Activity with 1 Main Course Menu Item: $850 per 10 kids, $70 for each additional child.
Choose from Fresh Pasta • Sushi • Pizza • Ramen • Tacos • Dumplings • Mini-Cake Baking.
Optional Second Activity with 1 Second Course Menu Item: $200 per 10 kids, $20 for each additional child.
Choose from Cupcake Decorating • Fruit Kebabs & Dipping Sauces • Ice-cream Sundae Bar • Caprese Skewers.
Cooking Competition: $950 per 10 kids, $75 for each additional child.
Optional Party Favors:
Kids Aprons ($22/apron)
Make Your Own Party Favor: choose from lip balm, lip scrub, calming face mist, natural hand sanitizer ($22/child + additional 30 minutes of party time required)
Cooking Toolkit with child sized & child-friendly gear: apron, knife, whisk, spatula & pastry brush ($39.50/child).
Club Artistas Signature Cooking Subscription Box filled with a superstar recipe, sidekick recipe, grocery list, STEAM activity, compostable transforming box toy, and all the dry ingredients needed for a home cooking adventure! ($39/child)
Front Lounge for Adults: $180 for up to 30 adults. Includes Sofas • Tables • Chairs • Water • Ice • Set-Up & Clean-Up • BYO food, drink & alcohol.
Front Lounge + Outdoor Parklet for Adults:
$300 for up to 30 adults. Includes all Front Lounge Items (see above) plus 2 Cafe Tables • 8 Chairs • Beautiful Views of the Bay.
Add an Additional Party Hour: $195 per hour
Yes! We can accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice of at least 1 week.
When the kids arrive, they will settle in for a few minutes. Next we will circle up, review kitchen rules, put on our aprons, and wash our hands (about 15 mins). The kids will then come together in the kitchen and learn how to create the recipe(s) chosen (about 1hr - 1 hr + 15 mins). We will have a team of chefs making sure the kids don’t feel lost. The kids will then gather at the table and eat their delicious creation, cut the cake if you bring one, and say farewells (about 30-45 minutes).
Only 1 activity from the Main Activity menu is required, but you are more than welcome to add a second activity and/or party gift as well.
Parents can stay for the fun, but you will need to rent out the front lounge OR front lounge/parklet. This space is perfect for adults to eat and mingle. You can even bring your own food and drinks! If you would prefer a drop-off party, the parents of the birthday child may stay free of charge.
1 week prior to the party.
We will take care of everything the kids need to cook and eat the food they’ve made! If you choose to bring a birthday cake, please bring disposable/compostable plates, forks and napkins for them to eat. You may also choose to bring decorations (ie: balloons, banners). If you choose to host the parents in the front lounge, please be sure to bring food, beverages, plates, glassware, and silverware to host the adults.
Absolutely! Our staff and other campers are a fantastic influence for kids who are still learning to try new foods. We gently nurture and encourage kids to try the creations they’ve made without ever forcing or pressuring.
851 Beach Street, San Francisco CA 94109
(On the street level of Ghirardelli Square, between Polk Street & Larkin Street facing the water.)
*Note, please type the direct address into Google Maps, rather than typing “Culinary Artistas.”
staff. Pick up and drop-off notes will be sent out prior to each week's camp.
Camp is 9am - 3pm on weekdays. Below is an overview of what each day of camp will look like. Our team of educators have worked hard over the years to perfect the balance of structure and surprise to allow kids to be comfortable, yet always engaged and learning.
9:00am - Drop-Off
9:00-9:30 am - Arrivals & Centers
9:30-10:00 am - Morning Circle & Stretching
10:00-11:00 am - Cooking Activity & Brunch
11:00-12:00 pm - Story Time & Art Project
12:00-1:00 pm - Second Cooking Activity
1:00-1:30 pm - Lunch & Quiet Time
1:30-2:30 pm - Outdoor Play
2:30-2:45 pm - Afternoon Snack
2:45 - 3:00 pm - Closing Circle & Pick-Up
Our lead staff are certified in adult, child and infant First Aid & CPR.
We will make brunch, lunch and dessert with the kids at camp. We encourage kids to eat what they’ve cooked, and have alternate snacks available as needed. If you are concerned your child will not eat the food they cooked, we recommend packing a nut-free snack for your child as backup.
Based on the CDC guidelines and recommendations, all staff will be required to be fully vaccinated (and have their booster) in order to serve children at camp.
Camp Registration Deadline: camp registration will close either three days prior to that camp commencing OR when it sells out.
Cancellation Deadline: 14 days prior to the first day of camp for a full care.com credit.
Please allow 15 minutes for both drop-off and pick-up.
There is metered street parking on the street outside of Culinary Artistas, and Ghirardelli Parking Garage next door. There is also free 4 hour parking at the end of the cul-de-sac in front of the Maritime Museum. Unfortunately, we do not have access to parking validations.
Our school programs happen at partner school sites. Our team brings all cooking tools and ingredients needed to teach fun and engaging classes for preschool-8th grade. We are adaptable and can work with almost any space constraints. Often schools combine age groups (i.e. k-2, 3-5) and offer more than one class. Our instructors are available to teach during the school day and also offer after-school culinary programs at your school. We’re also happy to welcome homeschool students into our space for programming!
Wonderful, thank you for your interest! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to connect.
We have a program called Artistas Everywhere that is on mission to make food education accessible to all kids and teens. If you’re interested in donating to make this happen, email email@example.com.
We’re glad you’re interested! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with more info about your child’s school and we’d be happy to discuss further.
To start a new program we require a minimum of 10 students. For students in preschool through grade 2, we can comfortably accommodate up to 12 students per class. For 3rd grade and up, class sizes can expand to 15 students.
Culinary classes are approximately 1 hour in length, which includes time at the end for students to enjoy their culinary creations. Instructors need approximately 30 minutes before and after class to set up and break down.
Depending on the length of your aftercare program, we can host back-to-back culinary classes. Typically those classes are shortened to 45 minutes (as needed) and include a 15 minute reset period between classes for the instructor to prepare for the next group. If this timing doesn't work, we offer the option to run classes simultaneously with additional teachers.
We strive to take each school’s unique budget and needs into account when pricing our programs. For class series, there is a per child cost for instruction and a small activity fee to cover grocery costs. This allows us to provide local, organic groceries whenever possible and pay our staff a living wage. Schools have the option to rent or buy equipment from us at the start of the program for an additional fee.
At Culinary Artistas, we design our curriculum around the following skills and topics: safety & knife skills; basic nutrition; the intersection between geography and cuisine; the science behind cooking; exploration of tastes; and fun! We run our curriculum in 3 week cycles, cooking an appetizer, entree, and dessert with a unifying theme, based on seasonality and/or regions of the world.
Nope! All of our cooking classes are no-heat required. We do ask that the school has a dedicated area for our instructors to prep and also store equipment between classes. We do not need a full kitchen but do require a sink large enough to wash dishes afterwards.
Absolutely. This is very important to us and special care will be taken to honor all allergens. Before beginning a school program, we ask for the roster of students and allergies for everyone enrolled. This enables us to make substitutions in advance so that all students can safely participate no matter the recipe. Our recipes are always nut free.
We can cater to your school’s after school program dates. Most schools offer enrollment each semester or trimester, and programs run in 10-12 week cycles. We are happy to customize a program that works with your school.
Yes! We are happy to offer a preview class for your school if you are interested in starting a program but unsure about interest. We also offer enhanced STEM classes and special programs during the school day as well as customized field trips at our cooking studio in Ghirardelli Square.
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