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About Kitchen on fire

Founded in 2005, Kitchen on Fire has a location located in Berkeley’s Epicurious Garden and one in Oakland.  We began as 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 delicious and good for you into your life. When we succeed, you are better equipped to gift yourself great food and a better wellbeing for the rest of your life.

We offer a warm, intimate, and unique environment where Chef Olive and professional, seasoned chef instructors share their knowledge and experience. We cover ingredient and tool instruction first and offer valuable nutritional information in a lecture before students dive into the menu for the day. Get ready for hands-on cooking classes with our chefs and assistants while learning interesting techniques and delicious, easy-to-duplicate recipes! With two locations, in Berkeley and Oakland, CA, Kitchen on Fire has the most fun cooking classes in the East Bay and San Francisco Area

 

OUR OWNERS

 
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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 chefs

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

 

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

 

About Kitchen on Fire

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Our Kitchens

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.

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.

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community outreach

Our customers continued support of Kitchen on Fire goes a long way. We thank you for contributing your culinary dollars to our school, and making it up possible to continually change our customers’ lives as well those less fortunate in our community.