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18 Reasons: Comfort Foods for Sheltering: Family Cooking

May 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Zoom Video Live Stream PST San Francisco, CA 94110 United States Price: $45.00 Member Price: $35.00 This is a live, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. Class is limited to 12 students to create an interactive, dynamic experience. The Instructor will be assisted by a remote 18 Reasons staffer who will facilitate conversation during class and ensure all students are attended to. We will be recording the class and we hope to make the recording available to students after an editing process to protect the privacy of our students’ homes. Registered students should take 30 min before class begins to do the following: download and set up Zoom, test audio and video, wash and prep ingredients, and bring out equipment in the kitchen, per the list linked below. 18 Reasons staff will e-mail registrants one message containing class recipes and a Zoom meeting link; check your junk/spam/event folder in case you do not see the e-mail. Search for any email from 18 Reasons, looking for a subject line containing the full title of the class. Have you noticed that all the extra pillows are out and your favorite blanket is always within reach? We need all the hugs we can get, and that includes food hugs. Join Chef Mike online to make warm and uplifting food, and bring the whole family into the kitchen to cook! These dishes use basic ingredients and are perfect for leftovers – because you get hungry at all hours curled up in your home. Chicken and dumplings will fill your kitchen with the aromas of almost forgotten childhood meals, and any kids in the house can jump in and help make the dumplings. And what could be better than a jiggingly perfect, deep, rich, and bittersweet chocolate pudding for dessert? MENU Chicken and Dumplings Chocolate Pudding For the Equipment List and Shopping Guide please click here. This menu contains the following common allergens: dairy, eggs, and wheat. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please e-mail us at info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket. Born in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, Mike Weller grew up in suburbs of San Jose, where he discovered cooking as his first profession and lifetime passion. After wandering through typical teenage jobs at pizza joints and ice cream parlors, Mike’s first “restaurant” job was with Sambo’s Coffee Shops, slinging hash and cooking eggs for the bar rush and Sunday breakfast crowds. He moved on to help open several restaurants, attend the California Culinary Academy, and study under European chefs with Michelin backgrounds. Later, Mike served as an executive chef for catering companies, wineries and country clubs. When his son was born, Mike transitioned his career into teaching, returning to the CCA where he eventually became the Executive Chef and Director of Academics. Having taught for Le Cordon Bleu North America in both online and brick and mortar schools, Mike is thrilled to return to teaching in a neighborhood-based community. When he is not teaching he tends to his backyard garden, helps his wife to can and preserve food, and loves to cook for his friends and family.


May 24, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


18 Reasons
3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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(415) 568-2710