Short and Sweet: Cookies for Now, Cookies for Later (Second Seating)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Zoom Video Live Stream PST
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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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.

Prepping for a virtual bake sale? Need a sweet treat to get through the work day? Together, you and Elise will recreate her mother’s irresistible blondies to devour after class, and will then use your honed baking skills to prepare cookie dough that’s ready to slice and bake for a rainy day, sunny day, or every day!


Blonde Brownies

Orange Cardamom Sables

Equipment and Shopping List can be found here - please check before signing up for the class! 

This menu contains the following common allergens: wheat, dairy, eggs. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions please e-mail us at before purchasing a ticket.

Born and raised in Colorado, Elise Hayashi grew up in a family where knowing how to use a paring knife was more important than riding a bicycle. This sparked her passion for food and cooking at an early age, and she enthusiastically relocated to the Bay Area to study nutrition science at UC Berkeley. Outside of the classroom, Elise helped implement childhood obesity and exercise research, and worked as a pastry assistant to fill her free time with galettes and mousses. She also broadened her experience with food by studying and cooking her way through the Mediterranean diet in Italy, and working on an organic farm in Japan. Now, she is excited to merge her gastronomic backgrounds to share her love of food with the 18 Reasons community. During the rare moments when she is not eating, Elise can be found trying out new sports, playing and listening to live music, or wandering the aisles of grocery stores and farmers' markets.