Get Ready for Summer with SKILL EXCHANGE!

We're pleased to welcome back Skill Exchange for a day of summer essentials with local experts. Fire+Fish+Beer: Conversation and Fermentation will feature workshops plus lunch covering grilling, oyster shucking, knife care, kimchi and more.

Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 8AM. There are a handful of early bird tickets for $90, all remaining tickets are $100, and that covers the whole day of workshops plus lunch. (Sorry, kids, this event is for 21+ over only.)

To whet you're appetite, here's scoop straight from Skill Exchange founder Kate Koeppel:

If you’ve never shucked an oyster, need some expert advice on how to buy, clean and cook sustainable local seafood, or you want to learn the difference between a boning knife and a fillet knife, this event was made for you! Edible San Francisco Magazine Editor Bruce Cole will teach us how to grill, demonstrating some simple grilling basics , including how to get the right heat for your meal. Siren Fish Co founder Anna Larsen will give a talk and demonstration focusing on buying, preparing and preserving local seafood. Fermenters Club will demonstrate the joys, history and benefits of preparing kimchi at home, while Town Cutler will give a hands on lesson in knife safety and home sharpening. The day of learning, tasting and making will conclude with a grilled meal, served family style while we enjoy beer pairings and conversation with HenHouse Brewing Company.

We’ve got a few other surprises up our sleeves, so be sure to watch the schedule in the coming days as we continue to add workshops and contributors! Sponsored in part by HenHouse Brewing Company and hosted by StoreFrontLab.
One ticket will grant you access to everything- every teacher, every workshop, and the not-to-be-missed feast. We’ve put together 6 incredible workshops plus lunch for $100. We’ll put our new skills into practice as we share a meal of grilled fish and and seasonal vegetables, with beer pairings provided by HenHouse Brewing Company.
More about our instructors:

Edible San Francisco magazine | Instructor Bruce Cole

Bruce Cole is the publisher and editor of Edible San Francisco magazine. A food writer since 2001, Bruce founded one of the first food blogs:

Fermenters Club | Instructor Austin Durant 
Austin Durant is Chief Fermenting Officer of Fermenters Club, a globo-local movement dedicated to reviving the craft of traditionally preserved foods. He experiments, tastes, writes, takes pictures, and tours the world teaching people the joys and benefits of homemade fermented foods. 

HenHouse Brewing Company | Instructor Collin McDonnell
HenHouse Brewing was founded in Petaluma, California to satisfy our thirst for producing artisanal beers. We are fearless and uncompromising in our pursuit of creating fresh and innovative kinds of delicious. You can count on hand-crafted quality with each taste of our beer. We hope you enjoy the selections from our Hen House as much as we love making it!

Siren Fish Co. | Instructor Anna Barr Larsen
Anna Barr Larsen is the founder and owner of Siren Fish Co., a community supported fishery. She is also a sought-after food safety and quality control consultant for seafood processors.

Town Cutler | Instructor Galen Garretson
Galen Garretson is the owner of Town Cutler, the Bay Area’s premier purveyor of fine knives and sharpening services, at 1005 Bush Street in San Francisco’s Nob Hill district.