The Art of Chinese Cuisine
South San Francisco Parks and Recreation sure found a gem when they brought Chef Terri Dien on board our local Leisure Classes. Sign ups are now underway for the three week CHINESE CUISINE COOKING CLASS. The classes, starting August 6th and completing August 20th, will be held on Wednesday start at 6:30 and ending at 9pm. The classes will be held at the Municipal Service Building (MSB 33 Arroyo Drive).
During this three week course, Chef Terri and students will explore the ingredients, flavors, and cooking methods of Chinese Cuisine. By the end of the course you will have the confidence to make your own Chinese dishes at home! Recipes that may be covered in the class include Wonton Soup, Kung Pao Chicken, Black Bean Sauce, Steamed Fish, Stir-fried veggies and more. For residents the cost of this class is only $54. A $25 class supply fee is payable directly to Chef Terri at the first class to cover ingredients for all the yummy food that will be cooked and enjoyed.
More information on the class CLICK HERE To register online for this class CLICK HERE. If you have questions regarding our Park and Recreation Classes you can call the South San Francisco Parks & Recreation office 650/ 829-3800.
For more information on Chef Terri Dien and all that she offers CLICK HERE.
More About Chef Terri Dien
Chef Terri is a chef instructor-startup entrepreneur based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently working on her own startup, Dear Martini while also serving the role of Social Media Gal for the San Mateo County Event Center. In between startup projects and event coverage, she also teaches cooking classes!
Terri was born and raised in New York City, but her family moved to San Mateo, CA when she was in high school. She studied Political Science at San Francisco State University and spent a year in Washington, D.C. as a White House Press Intern, working in the Office of the Vice President. She went on to a successful career in political consulting and campaign management, but always loved cooking, and was especially talented in baking and decorating cakes.
The tragic events of 9/11 forced her to realize her life’s dream was not toiling in an office, but in a kitchen. So she enrolled in the Culinary and Hospitality Management program at City College of San Francisco in 2003 and was hired by Draeger’s Cooking School in San Mateo, CA immediately after graduation in 2005. At Draeger’s she worked in several culinary capacities: apprenticed for a wedding cake designer, catering cook, prep cook, line cook, recipe developer and pastry chef. Since graduating from culinary school, she has taken additional classes in nutrition, food science, food safety, and she believes there is always more to learn.
In 2011, she and her Draeger’s Cooking School colleague, Mia Chambers founded Dear Martini, a media and technology startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area focusing on changing the way people learn to cook by using simple, effective, bite-sized videos. Bootstrapped and supported by generous friends and family, Dear Martini is on its way to developing a web-based application tool to help home cooks synchronize their cooking/searching/learning experience.