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Art Of Indian Cooking with Chef Ranjan

San Francisco, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Ranjan

3 hours
Indian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn Chef Ranjan Dey’s signature “Speed Scratch” style of Indian cooking. Tasty, healthy, quick and easy dishes with spices you can find anywhere. Ranjan’s inspiration came from wanting to create the flavorful meals he grew up with but in quick and healthy style.

Due to Covid, this is a one-to-two hour Zoom program which includes a hands-on cooking lesson that ends with a tasting and conversation with Ranjan. You'll be cooking in your own kitchen with your ingredients and will have Ranjan online via Zoom to lead the way and answer questions.
No matter where your skill levels are, I promise you will have fun and end up with something delicious!

There is a 25% discount for Zoom sessions!

A portion of all proceeds is donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe - a non-profit created to help kids across the street at the Tenderloin After School Program and kids across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. We help disadvantaged kids become citizens of the world through education and music programs. www.CompassionateChefs.org
Other things to note
Within short distance of all major public transportation including BART, Bus, MUNI, and Caltrans. Easy access from freeways, many parking garages within 1 block. ADA Access, LGBTQ+ Friendly
http://www.newdelhirestaurant.com/directions.php
Learn Chef Ranjan Dey’s signature “Speed Scratch” style of Indian cooking. Tasty, healthy, quick and easy dishes with spices you can find anywhere. Ranjan’s inspiration came from wanting to create the flavorful meals he grew up with but in quick and healthy style.

Due to Covid, this is a one-to-two hour Zoom program which includes a hands-on cooking lesson that ends with a tasting and conversation with Ranjan. You'll be cooking in your…

Ranjan's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

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    This is a one-to-two hour Zoom program which includes a live online cooking...
From $75
/ person
Mon, Feb 1
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Tue, Feb 2
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person
Wed, Feb 3
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person

Meet your host, Ranjan

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the executive chef and owner of New Delhi Restaurant. New Delhi Restaurant has been serving guests from around the world in the same location for 32 years in San Francisco. We are a Legacy business and the oldest Indian restaurant in San Francisco. I come from a large family in Calcutta where my mother and grandmother taught me how to cook. I learned to cook in the old style from them with a focus on healthy eating, and my passion for cooking was born. I love empowering people to eat better! All changes start from within and what we put in our bodies is the cornerstone of a healthy life. Over my career I worked at several hotel chains in India, Singapore and Hong Kong. I have opened and managed over 40 establishments. I graduated from the Institute of Catering Technology, Hotel Management and Applied Nutrition in Calcutta India.
I am the executive chef and owner of New Delhi Restaurant. New Delhi Restaurant has been serving guests from around the world in the same location for 32 years in San Francisco. We are a Legacy business and the oldest Indian restaurant in San Francisco. I come from a large family in Calcutta where my mother and grandmother taught me how to cook. I learned to cook in the old style from them with a focus on healthy eating, and my passion for cooking was born. I love empowering people to eat bette…
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Where you'll be

Our Experience will take place over Zoom. Ranjan will be demonstrating techniques and answering questions in his kitchen and you'll be working in yours.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Bibi
January 2021
I bought this experience as a gift for my brother and he absolutely loved it. He hugely enjoyed the experience of cooking with Ranjan who was incredibly hospitable and informative. He particularly loved the cocktail and desert! Would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to learn about Indian cooking in a friendly, informal environment. Thanks again!
I bought this experience as a gift for my brother and he absolutely loved it. He hugely enjoyed the experience of cooking with Ranjan who was incredibly hospitable and informative.…
Paul
February 2020
My wife and I booked a cooking class with Chef Ranjan for her 38th Birthday and it turned out to be a birthday she will never forget. It was an amazing experience and we had a wonderful time with Ranjan. It really was a privilege to spend three hours with him, learning how to cook Indian Cuisine, and sharing dinner together.
My wife and I booked a cooking class with Chef Ranjan for her 38th Birthday and it turned out to be a birthday she will never forget. It was an amazing experience and we had a wond…
Glen
February 2020
What a delightful surprise from the moment we entered the New Delhi Restsurant. The architecture was with its original tile floor and ornate woodwork caught our eyes immediately. Then to be welcomed by Chef Ranjan with his inviting smile set the atmosphere for a perfect experience of sharing his knowledge of India and cooking. We highly recommend this experience.
What a delightful surprise from the moment we entered the New Delhi Restsurant. The architecture was with its original tile floor and ornate woodwork caught our eyes immediately. T…
Melanie
February 2020
Ranjan was a lovely, friendly and jovial host. He showed us a way to make Indian food without being overwhelemed—we made super easy recipies that we can make on our own. I already made one of them at home!
Stephen
February 2020
The cooking experience with Chef Ranjan was great. He showed us easy to make Indian recipes and taught us some simple principles of Indian cooking, such as the holy trinities (coriander, turmeric, cumin and garlic, onion, and ginger). I loved hearing his stories about being a chef and about his family. I highly recommend the experience.
The cooking experience with Chef Ranjan was great. He showed us easy to make Indian recipes and taught us some simple principles of Indian cooking, such as the holy trinities (cori…
Jatin
December 2019
High-level class with a lot of learning and excellent communication. I thoroughly enjoyed this once a lifetime experience with Ranjan. Highly recommended if interested in this area

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Fish allergy
Pescatarian
Egg-free
Dairy-free
Tree nut allergy
Vegan
Gluten-free
Vegetarian
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Peanut allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring your enthusiasm and Appetite to explore new possibilities!