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About US

 

Founded in 2005, Kitchen on Fire is located in Berkeley’s Epicurious Garden, an expansion and continuation of the gourmet cuisine legacy started by Alice Waters at Chez Panisse more than 30 years ago.

Our mission is to help you integrate food that is both good and good for you into your life. When we succeed, you are better equipped to gift yourself good food and health for the rest of your life.

 
 
 

OUR OWNERS

 
 

OlivIER said

Chef Olivier ("Olive") Said is the founder and co-owner of Kitchen on Fire and one of the East Bay’s most popular culinary personalities. Chef Olive teaches many of the most popular Kitchen on Fire classes, leads team-building and other events, and is also a Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant.

Lisa Michelle Miller, BS, NC

Lisa Miller is co-owner of Kitchen on Fire, a Nutrition Consultant, and member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Lisa graduated with honors and earned a certification in Nutrition Consulting from the state licensed Bauman College, College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley, California.

 

Kitchen on fire LEAD chefs

Our lead chefs are highly trained experts, with a passion for food and making cooking fun and accessible.

 

Guest Chefs

In addition to our lead chefs, we have many guest chefs who come to Kitchen on Fire to share their particular culinary expertise.

Our Kitchens

Your place or ours?

Our cooking classes take place at one of our two kitchens, but our private events and catering can take place at your house, office, or other venue. Our goal is to bring high-quality, organic-focused food and fun, memorable experiences to you no matter your location!

We have two beautiful venues, conveniently located in Berkeley and Oakland, which host our individual cooking classes and 12-week cooking series. They are also available to host your event, if you so choose!

Have questions about our kitchens? Contact us!

state of the art tools and equipment

We carefully choose all of the equipment that is used in both of our kitchens, which feature state of the art equipment. You will leave your Kitchen on Fire event or class not only having had an amazing time cooking delicious food, but also getting practical experience with high quality kitchen tools and equipment - in our kitchens, you can learn how to choose a chef's knife, what a food processor is best for, when more specialty equipment can boost your dish, and more! 

 
Join us in the Gourmet Ghetto of Berkeley, at the center of California cuisine and the farm-to-fork movement. Kitchen on Fire - Berkeley is located on the second floor of the Epicurious Garden.

Join us in the Gourmet Ghetto of Berkeley, at the center of California cuisine and the farm-to-fork movement. Kitchen on Fire - Berkeley is located on the second floor of the Epicurious Garden.

NEW: With expanded space and advanced equipment, our second kitchen can accommodate larger parties and specialty events. Kitchen on Fire - Oakland is located in the Golden Gate neighborhood of North Oakland.

NEW: With expanded space and advanced equipment, our second kitchen can accommodate larger parties and specialty events. Kitchen on Fire - Oakland is located in the Golden Gate neighborhood of North Oakland.

 

 

Come cook a meal with Kitchen on Fire using professional equipment that’s usually reserved for restaurant industry professionals!

  • Our gas burners are at least three times as powerful as conventional home stoves
  • High quality knives
  • Tons of high quality Anolon pots and pans
  • All the kitchen gadgets and utensils that you could want

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even more at our NEW Oakland location:

  • Our advanced Rational Brand smart combi oven can perform as a steamer, a convection oven, a proofing box, and can even be transformed into a smoke for barbecuing
  • Our high powered Wolf Brand gas grill will provide you with the perfect opportunity to test your grilling skills!

      Checkout the Kitchen On Fire Podcast

      Live (well, lifelike anyway) from Kitchen on Fire in the heart of Berkeley’s renowned Gourmet Ghetto comes “The Open Kitchen with Olive and James”, two guys who are used to talking with their mouths full. Chef Olivier Said and food writer James Mellgren answer some of today’s most poignant food questions – and a few of yesterday’s – in this provocative podcast that The New York Times called “…audible…” and about which the editors of The San Francisco Chronicle exclaimed “What, the kitchen’s on fire? Don’t just sit there, call 911!” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll likely begin litigation, so join us for some salivating discussions here on Food Talk.