A hands-on, collaborative cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with a glass of wine and beer.
Everybody’s favorite Tuesday meal, embelished with the taco truck twists of the urban food scene. We are going to celebrate with all kinds of tacos, an abundance of sauces and salsas, and plenty of napkins! We will crack open cold beer or pour you a friendly wine as you wind your way through our own scene, inside our 18th Street classroom-turned-global-taco-stand for the day!
Korean Kalbi Short Rib and Kimchi Taco
Vegetarian Sweet Potato Taco
Rosarita Beach Fish Taco
Vindaloo-Style Pork, Cilantro Chutney and Yogurt Taco on Mini-Naan Bread
Born in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, Mike Weller grew up in suburbs of San Jose, where he discovered cooking as his first profession and lifetime passion. After wandering through typical teenage jobs at pizza joints and ice cream parlors, Mike’s first “restaurant” job was with Sambo’s Coffee Shops, slinging hash and cooking eggs for the bar rush and Sunday breakfast crowds. He moved on to help open several restaurants, attend the California Culinary Academy, and study under European chefs with Michelin backgrounds. Later, Mike served as an executive chef for catering companies, wineries and country clubs. When his son was born, Mike transitioned his career into teaching, returning to the CCA where he eventually became the Executive Chef and Director of Academics. Having taught for Le Cordon Bleu North America in both online and brick and mortar schools, Mike is thrilled to return to teaching in a neighborhood-based community. When he is not teaching he tends to his backyard garden, helps his wife to can and preserve food, and loves to cook for his friends and family.