Teens Take On Fall: Potatoes

Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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Zoom Video Live Stream PT
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
Member Price: 
7 slots available


Teens Take On Fall Series

Welcome to our Fall teen program, Teens Take on Fall! Each Thursday in October will have a teens only class that travels through the best flavors of the season. Participation in one session will include an invitation to participate in our Halloween brunch bash on October 31! If you sign up for all four sessions, your ticket price includes the option to pick up a thoughtfully packaged pantry kit with all the non-perishable ingredients needed to participate in each class, or a 10% refund on your ticket purchase! Email us at info@18reasons.org to confirm your purchase and pantry box or discount.

Thurs 10/8: Pumpkins

Thurs 10/15: Maple

Thurs 10/22: Spiced

Thurs 10/29: Potatoes

**When registering a student, please use an email that is frequently checked to ensure that your teen receives all the materials for class**

Teens Take On Fall: Potatoes

This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.

Let’s make dinner in one casserole dish!  We will start with yummy beef or mushrooms, and sauté it down to a deep rich sauce, bubbling with flavors and aromas....and then cover that with two kinds of mashed potatoes, both creamy white Russet mash and swirls of deep orange sweet potato mash.  Baked until steaming hot and golden brown on top, with the surprise of deeply cooked flavors beneath.  While the “pie” cooks we will build a salad out of lettuce spears and make a creamy dressing to dunk into. Dinner for the whole family!


Cottage or Forager (mushroom) Pie

Russet and Sweet Potato Mash

Romaine Spears Salad with Real Ranch Dipping Sauce


Equipment and Ingredient List for this class found here

This menu contains the following common allergens: Eggs, Dairy, Soy. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.


If you’re new to 18 Reasons online, please read this guide: How to Take an Online Class at 18 Reasons. Five calendar days before class, 18 Reasons may decide to cancel this class if not enough tickets are sold. We will notify registrants by email about cancellations.


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. Mike also returned to school for training in his new field, earning a Master’s Degree in Education. 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 reaps the benefits of his backyard garden, kept in perfect order by his Master Gardener wife.

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