Blue Chair Fruit’s classes offer you a complete introduction to jam and marmalade making with our very own expert, Rachel Saunders! Class gift certificates are the perfect present for your kitchen-loving family and friends, allowing your recipients to choose the class date that works best for them.

Jam 101 Class
Blue Chair Fruit Company Kitchens, Oakland
Sunday 6/8, 5-9pm

In this 4-hour introductory class, Rachel takes you through the jam-making process from start to finish, with a special focus on seasonal fruits. We will cook four different jams, including at least one multiple-fruit jam. Our focus will be on identifying the physical properties of different fruits and understanding how these properties affect both the cooking process and the end result. We will examine key topics such as the role of sugar, the importance of lemon juice and how to add it, the states of cooking, and how to test accurately for doneness. This class starts with an hour-long jam tasting and discussion, then proceeds to the cooking process.

Make marmalade this winter!

Home classes are limited to 15 students and class fees are nonrefundable. Students must be at least 18 years of age. We will send you an informational e-mail a few days prior to your class date. We will have all Blue Chair Fruit jam and marmalade flavors available to purchase during class.

Taught by Blue Chair Fruit owner and cookbook author Rachel Saunders, our national classes range from introductory demos to advanced four-hour classes, each tailored to the season and location in which the class is being held.

Check back soon for winter marmalade classes!

Learn to make jam and marmalade at home! We’ve teamed up with Craftsy to offer an online course teaching you the Blue Chair Fruit method. To learn more, please visit Jam and Marmalade the Blue Chair Fruit Way! Rachel teaches regularly at The Pantry at Delancey, Book Larder, and 21 Acres in the Seattle area, Stone Barns in the New York area, and Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, MA, in addition to her SF Bay Area classes at BCF’s kitchen, State Bird Provisions, Draegers San Mateo, and elsewhere.

Would you like Rachel Saunders to teach a jam- or marmalade-making class in your city or town? Email and we’ll do our best to make it happen!