Hands On Gourmet (we like to call ourselves HOG) is a learning kitchen located in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.

We host team building and private events in our beautiful space overlooking the old dry docks and the bay, as well as satellite events throughout the Bay Area. We are an instant, easy and fun solution for companies looking to create memorable team building excursions that transport co-workers out of their roles and goals and into the one of the most rewarding experiences people can have, preparing and sharing amazing food together.

Stephen Gibbs: Executive Chef

“Who knew thirteen years ago when we started HOG out of our garage the business would become what it is today. I feel very grateful to have had the support from everyone who has helped us along the way from extraordinary dish crews, incredibly talented chefs to our attentive office team. I’ve cooked at a bunch of great restaurants, had amazing mentors and have never looked back. I love what we do in a way that keeps me constantly inspired and challenged.

 Happiness: Sunrise, the smell of fresh cut wood, roasted coffee and honey suckle. Bare feet, fire flies, crickets, the ocean, book stores, air hockey and genuine people.”

Molly Fuller: President

“We set the bar high for what people expect when they bring a group to visit with us, that they will learn, be entertained and connect with one another; these interactions go beyond the cuisine in front of them. At our events, I see smiles, hear laughter, and watch people dialogue with our chefs in ways that, in my heart of hearts, I believe improves our world.”

Lin Lin Yang: Operations

“Operations Professional/Chef. Daughter. Paper cut survivor. Hula hooper. Loving mother to 20 virtual cats. Holistic fire-cupper. Aspiring muffin-top model. Lin Lin doesn’t ask questions. Lin Lin understands.”

Aka. Linsanity, Lemon, Lilian, Linda, LL Cool Y, Potsticker, Linster.

Samantha Blackburn: Events

“After spending years as a baker and coach, Samantha knew a desk job was calling her name. Director of Events, aka Client Liaison Extraordinaire, at HOG gave her a perfect platform to exercise her knowledge in administration and food! If you’re lucky you can catch her frying up delicious donuts at our events!”

HOG Chef Team

Hands On Gourmet works with over 30 chefs who are also involved with local restaurants, food companies, culinary schools and personal chef companies. Our diverse group has an enormous range of culinary experience and varied expertise. One common thread is their passion for high quality, fresh, authentic food and a desire to share their passion for cooking.