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Chinese Cooking Class (CCC)

About Our Class

The Chinese Cooking Class (CCC) is an 18-week intensive training program focusing on the general study of cooking and related culinary arts to prepare individuals for a variety of jobs with the food service industry. Coursework is centered upon current food and beverage industry standards of food preparation, cooking and plating techniques, equipment operations and maintenance, sanitation and safety, communication skills, applicable regulations, and principles of food service management.


Students enrolled in the Chinese Cooking Class are required to enroll in ESLV 3814 - ESL for Chinese Cooking at the City College of San Francisco or submit proof of English proficiency.


Training course content includes

  • Ingredient preparation of meats, seafood, vegetables, and dry foods

  • Proper handling, measurement and usage of various spices and sauces

  • Knife cutting skills and techniques for cooking and presentation

  • Preparation of soups, stocks, hot and cold sauces

  • Cooking methods such as deep-frying, stir-frying, braising, scalding, and steaming

  • Knowledge of proper hygiene, food safety standards, and kitchen safety and sanitation

Students who have completed our program currently work at M.Y. China, ChinaLive, Sodexo, Sheng Kee Bakery, Burma Superstar, Harborview Restaurant, Lee’s Deli, and other local restaurants and establishments. Looking to hire our students? Let us know here!

Program Details

Upcoming Start Date: TBD

Program Length: 18 Weeks

Class Times: Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 2:00PM

ESL Course: 8:00AM to 9:50AM

CCC Program: 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Language of Instruction: Chinese


To be eligible for the Chinese Cooking Class, you must be:

  • A legal U.S. resident with authority to work in the U.S. (i.e. valid Social Security Card)

  • 18+ years or older

  • Looking to change professions or find employment

Fees & Funding

The total charge for the CCC program is $5,500. This amount covers the full period of attendance (18 weeks).


Qualified students can have their tuition and fees subsidized by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). Students who do not qualify for subsidies but are otherwise eligible to enroll in our programs may do so if the total charge is paid in full by the first day of the program session.

Full Amount
Subsidized Amount

How to Apply

To apply for our upcoming Chinese Cooking Class, please visit our office at 747 Commercial Street to complete an enrollment application. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to call us at 415-989-8224 or email us at

Charity Cultural Services Center

747 Commercial Street

San Francisco, CA 94108


Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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