Cooking with Cast Iron

Wednesday, March 6, 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


Do you have a cast iron pan? You should have a cast iron pan. They are versatile, affordable and virtually indestructible. You can bequeath them to your great-grandchildren. This isn’t something the common non-stick pan can boast. 

Yet, cast iron can be intimidating. People may worry about the maintenance. Or they may only feel comfortable doing simple sautes in them. 

Time to broaden your repertoire! In this class Marie will show you how to take care of the pans, how to season them and considerations when using acidic foods. 

Bonus: every recipe will be made using both cast iron AND a different pan. This will allow you to really see the difference the cooking vessel makes.



Loaded Nachos

Grilled Romaine with Miso Caesar Dressing

Buttermilk Soda Scones

Shortbread Two Ways: Preserved Lemon & Chocolate Walnut Rye

This menu contains the following common allergens: Egg, Soy, Tree Nuts, Dairy, Wheat. 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