Hey, Good Cooking; The Civic Kitchen Opens in the Mission

Hey, Good Cooking; The Civic Kitchen Opens in the Mission

Back away from your Postmates app and learn to cook, already. This is the year, now is the time. You don’t have to do it alone, either. The Mission District’s new cooking school is open for business, so belly up to some truly good food.

The brainchild of Jen Nurse and Chris Bonomo, The Civic Kitchen is a recreational cooking school that opened its doors earlier this January, aiming to bring quality classes and a sense of community to the Mission and all of San Francisco.

The school offers hands-on courses in an inclusive environment, perfect for diving into the culinary world. Additionally, the Civic Kitchen has promised to host a variety of events featuring writers, artists, farmers, and other leaders of the industry, sparking conversation and engagement. Our photo contributor, Brianna Genier, got a firsthand demo of what goes into their full bodied classes. The class of the night was Indian-inspired dishes with a twist.

With a wine and beer license to boot, the school is sure to be a hit with avid chefs and culinary beginners alike. Have a party in mind? You can full book out this kitchen for private moments with all your Bay Area bae's. Of course, aprons provided.

// 2961 Mission Street, Mission; Classes range from $25-145; learn more at civickitchensf.com. Photography by Brianna Genier.


Isabella Welch is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in history. Her writing has been featured in history journals, travel blogs, arts & culture magazines, and more. Director of Editorial & Creative Development at Bob Cut Mag, lover of stories and tinto de verano, she’s usually found wandering the Headlands.


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