Cooking Matters

Our Cooking Matters program offers free cooking and nutrition classes to adults, children and families. We are always looking for volunteer chefs, nutritionists, and food lovers. Learn more about Cooking Matters here or click here to volunteer!

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Whether you are planning an elegant cocktail party, intimate birthday dinner, bridal shower, cooking class, or an off-site business meeting, 18 Reasons may be the perfect venue for your next event! We are located in the heart of the Mission District, and our gallery space, with long raw-edge wooden tables, iron and wood bar, cooking library, and a rotating art exhibition, offers a beautiful setting for your party or gathering. We can accommodate up to 25 people for seated dinners and 45 people for cocktail parties. We can connect you with a private chef or catering services.

Please read through our rental services and pricing before filling out the Rental Request Form BELOW.

Your rental includes our space with a private restroom, two staff members, tables, benches, dishes, silverware, glassware, cloth napkins, vases, votive candles, and access to our projector and sounds system. Our alcohol license allows beer and wine to be served.

Before selecting a date, please review our public calendar.

Private Chef Dinners

Let us take care of you from start to finish. One of our private chefs will work with you to design and prepare the perfect menu for your occasion. Prices include the rental of our 18th Street space, serveware, private chef, 18 Reasons staff to serve the meal, and all food. Up to 30 guests. Alcohol and gratuity not included. Price: $2,200.

Private Cooking Classes

Class offerings are contingent on teacher availability. The maximum number of participants varies per class, but generally the maximum is 20 people. Prices include the rental of our 18th Street space, serveware, 18 Reasons staff, all food, and instructor’s choice of alcoholic beverage. Gratuity not included. Please see the calendar on our home page to learn more about the types of classes we can offer. Price: $1,800.

Parties, Meetings & Retreats

Prices include the rental of our 18th Street space, serveware rental, and 18 Reasons staff to set up, serve, and clean up. Please note the legal fire limit for our space is 49 people.

We are best suited for small events (e.g., staff retreats, bridal showers, dinners, birthday parties, etc.) and larger cocktail parties with rolling attendance over the course of the event. The price of food is not included in the rate below. You may order catering through Bi Rite Market, or arrange for outside food.

Rates:

Businesses

8AM-4PM: $1,000 (includes one staff member)

7PM-10PM: $800 (includes two staff members)

additional hours: $170 each

Individuals/Non-Profits

8AM-4PM: $800 (includes one staff member)

7PM-10PM: $700 (includes two staff members)

additional hours: $150 each

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