Sauce is Boss: Flavors to Enliven Your Meals

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here.


Having a few stellar sauce options in your back pocket can save a meal and a cook’s sanity. By preparing a few condiments, dressings and marinades at the start of the week, you are ensuring ease in the kitchen and pleasure at the dining table. 

In this class you will learn 5 very different sauces that you will return to again and again. Marie will also discuss and share ideas on how to maximize each one's reach. From enhancing soups, to slowly braising a pot of humble beans, to roasting vegetables that were forgotten in the crisper, these sauces are boss!

Please note that while the focus of the class is the sauces, we will make time for both a seasonal salad and roasting a few vegetables that will serve as vehicles for our class creations. 



Secret Weapon Tomato Sauce

Salsa Verde

Shio Koji Vinaigrette 

Miso Bagna Cauda

Classic Aioli


This menu contains the following common allergens: Soy, Eggs. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together! 



Marie Brennan is a vegetable enthusiast, keen fermenter and an avid traveler. Her explorations are fueled by the desire to find her next pantry staple and learn yet another way to use onions. Her culinary focus is vegetarian, Californian cuisine that is imbued with global flavors. Her classes are known for their healthyish and punchy flavors as well as her non-dogmatic and enthusiastic approach to food. 

Marie graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Dietetics and in 2014 moved to the Bay Area to attend culinary arts school. She stayed for the produce and the sunshine. Marie lives in Berkeley California and works as an educator, consultant, private chef and recipe developer. You can learn more about Marie at


Photo credit: Marie Brennan