Young Urban Modern Chefs offers cooking programs for children and adults alike. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, Y.U.M. Chefs is a project of Open Mind, a non-profit dedicated to the development of children.
Classes range from everyday approachable recipes to DIY projects. We are committed to making your cooking experience fun, engaging, and delicious! The recurring theme for all classes is that we use local ingredients so our food is fresh and sustainable.
What's the kitchen like?
The kitchen where all the cooking classes take place is located at 1335 Guerrero Street in San Francisco, inside the Katherine Michiels School. The kitchen is equipped with Viking Professional equipment including a six burner stove, three convection ovens, and ample workspace atop a central large wooden countertop. The space is welcoming and can accommodate large cooking gatherings as well as intimate sized groups. Specialized equipment like pasta machines, woks, and cake decorating equipment make the kitchen a versatile place to learn a variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.
Y.U.M. Chefs is led by Cooking Program Director Katy Jane Tull and Assistant Program Director Andi Davis.
Y.U.M. Chefs is committed to teaching eaters of all ages about cooking nutritious foods in the local community. Beginning January 2013, YUM Chefs offers weekly cooking classes for local San Francisco organizations serving low income families, including the Hamilton Family Centers, St Joseph's Family Center, and the Mission Neighborhood Center’s after-school program.
Since starting in April of 2012, Y.U.M. Chefs has had a number of events and programs for children and adults alike. Look out for more coming soon!