Summer School Saturday Cooking Fundamentals: Roast

Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PST
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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2 slots available


This is a live, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. This is an interactive experience; if online learning is new to you, please read this guide on How to Take an Online Class at 18 Reasons.

Registered students should take at least 30 min before class begins to do the following: download and set up Zoom, test audio and video, wash and prep ingredients, and bring out equipment in the kitchen, per the list linked below. 18 Reasons staff will e-mail registrants one message containing class recipes and a Zoom meeting link; check your junk/spam/event folder in case you do not see the e-mail. Search for any email from 18 Reasons, looking for a subject line containing the full title of the class. 

Celebrate the beginning of summer with delicious, simple, and impressive food.  No sweating over sauces reducing on the stove, no clouds of steam or kitchen-heating stews.  We will take the oft-maligned chicken breast and turn it into the centerpiece of a dramatic plate, covered in a herb scented lemon pan sauce.  Dressed up corn on the cob coated in Parmesan butter, and a dramatic finish of flambeed peaches in bourbon will round off an perfect Saturday meal.

  • Perfect chicken breast cookery
  • Pan Sauces
  • Roasting vegetables and fruit
  • Flambe


Roasted Rosemary Chicken Breast with Lemon Pan Jus

Garlic Parmesan Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Simple Smashed Potatoes

Roasted Peaches with Bourbon Flambe

Equipment and Shopping List for the class please click here.

This menu contains the following common allergens: dairy. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please e-mail us at before purchasing a ticket.


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.

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