Charles Phan is one of the most well-known chefs in San Francisco. From Slanted Door to Wo Hing General Store, Phan has left an indelible mark on the fabric of San Francisco dining. Now, he’s bringing those recipes home for everyone.

On Thursday night, October 4, Phan will be taking part in a Commonwealth Club of California talk about his career and his new book, Vietnamese Home Cooking. The book focuses on some of the fundamental techniques Phan uses in the kitchen and ingredients native to Vietnam. It can also serve as a guide for home cooks everywhere who are looking to expand their horizons to include Vietnamese cuisine.

A networking reception begins at 5:30 with the program, moderated by journalist and on-air personality Thuy Vu scheduled for 6:00 p.m. A book signing will follow the event. Phan will also be sharing some light hors d’oeuvres from The Slanted Door Restaurant.

Tickets are $7 for students with valid ID, $12 for Commonwealth Club members and $20 for the general public.

The event will be held in the Blue Room at the Commonwealth Club, which is located at 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor.