N Learn the dynamic history of pizza
N Make your own cheese!  
N Learn how to make the perfect marinara sauce
N Learn to make an apple pie
N Sharpen your knife skills (ha)
  Price: $125 per person 


3 Hours

Full Meal



  • Max Capacity: 15 participants (contact us for larger private groups!) 
  • Food Included: Cheese and meat plate, salad, pizza, cannolis 
  • BYOB: Participants over 21+ can bring their own beer and wine
  • Restrictions: +21 to drink, 10+ to attend, 6 participants minimum
  • Can Accommodate: Vegetarian
  • Sustainable Travel: At Stretchy Pants we try our best to be sustainable whenever we can. Please bring a reusable cup if possible. 
  • This event can be mobile! We can come to you, contact us for details.


Stuff your face like no one’s watching, It’s your night out. In this cooking class, we teach you how to make the perfect pizza. You’ll make the dough, fresh ricotta, and cook tomato sauce from scratch. You will even learn how to make a cannoli like a true Italian. We promise, you will never rely on take-out pizza again! 


  • Learn knife techniques from a trained chef 
  • Premade appetizer meat and cheese platter 
  • Small group size for hands on help 
  • Learn to make pizza dough
  • Make your own ricotta cheese 
  • Learn how to make amazing tomato sauce from scratch 
  • Class includes a full meal and dessert 
  • All the fun and none of the cleaning! 
  • Customizable for private groups
  • Everyone gets to take home their own dough! 
  • BYOB wine and beer 

We’ll start our class by learning basic cooking techniques from our chef instructor.  This is one of our more casual cooking class options. Bring your own wine and take your time. After everyone feels prepared, we’ll break into teams to make our dough. Since pizza dough is best after waiting a few hours, we work a little magic and poof you have one ready to go. 

Next it’s all about the cheese! You will learn how to make fresh ricotta from cow milk. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think. While our cheese is cooling we will get started on the perfect tomato sauce, giving you a chance to flex your new knife skills.

Next, you’ll get an opportunity to use your creative side and come up with the perfect melody of toppings to showcase on your pizza (Hawaiian pizza? We’re not here to judge). Once all of our pizza parts are ready, it’s time to pick a style! Whether it be deep dish pizza, on the grill, or some other pizza fantasy, we can give you a bit of guidance on how to make your dream pizza, all while getting a mini lesson on the origin story of the pizza pie. 

While the pizzas are cooking, we’ll start on our cannolis!  We will go through a few different ways to make the dough and cream filling and then we’ll let you go free. Once our pizzas are out of the oven, it’s time for the judges (that’s you guys) to crown the chef with the best pizza of the night. After we have completed all the cooking and cleaned up, we set the table for a family-style meal to taste our pizza masterpieces.


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  • Jess was our guide for the Chinatown food walk, and Kara was our guide for a separate tour. Both were fantastic! They're friendly and know the stomping grounds well. And most importantly (to me, at least) they led us to stellar food at places I'd never tried, even as someone who's lived in or near San Francisco for almost eight years. If you need help finding the best SF neighborhood places to eat/drink at, Stretchy Pants is the way to go.

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    Happy we did this!

    Matt Avatar

    Jessica was a wonderful host. She offered insight from a local perspective and guided our group flawlessly. There was the perfect mix of history and modern interpretation during the tour and the food was all amazing. All the restaurant staff/owners knew Jessica by name which shows her status amongst the community

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  • Delicious food and a unique experience in the best Chinatown in the US! We felt very taken care of, especially since the staff at each of the places we visited knew Kara so well. Kara and her team have really done their research, and it shows!

    Aaron Avatar

    Very personal host. Learned a lot about the area, both historical and current information.

    Cara Avatar

    This experience was so fun and so personal. I really enjoyed it! Also very educational!

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  • Fantastic experience! Great mix of culture, fun and food with a side of cardio haha. Would absolutely recommend to anybody unsure on where to start their food journey in Chinatown.

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    Glen Avatar

    Not to miss! Had a great time walking through Chinatown, learning about the area’s history, and the character of the neighborhood. Peter was a fabulous host, making everyone feel welcome and encouraging camaraderie in the group. The food was delish.

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  • This experience was really special and wonderfully put together. Our tour guide, Peter, was genuinely friendly and made sure we all had a great time. I bought this Dim Sum tour as a surprise for my husband's birthday and he loved it. My husband (who LOVES Chinatown and has been countless times) remarked that he saw things he never knew were there. We learned a lot and had some great food along the way. The reviews are right, show up hungry and you'll be fed plenty! We even had some special dietary requests for which they happily accommodated. Thanks so much Peter!!!

    Betany Avatar

    We had Kyra as our tour guide, and she was such a fountain of knowledge! I'm a San Franciscan, and I've always felt that I know the city like the back of my hand. Kyra showed me otherwise. She took us inside buildings I've walked by dozens of times but never thought to go into, and there was magic in every one. Plus, we had some of the best hole in the wall dim sum I've ever had! This tour really helped reignite the magic of SF for me.

    Lea Avatar

    Kara was incredibly flexible and adaptable for our group. Her tour was amazing and she was so knowledgeable about the both the food and the culture. We all left with smiles and full bellies and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to explore Chinatown from a local perspective!

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Closed for COVID-19Updated 6/29/20

Due to COVID-19 and San Francisco’s Shelter in Place order we are temporarily closed through August 2020. Currently, we are due to open in Phase 4. If you have an existing reservation, please contact us for rescheduling. If you would like to support us, please purchase a gift card.  For the latest updates, recipes and more please join our newsletter! We look forward to serving you again one day soon.


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