This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.
More than ever, people are cooking at home and for some, this means tackling the preparation of meat for the first time. Gracie Schatz is a vegetarian who became a butcher after having serious health problems. Her approach to meat cooking and purchasing is to always chose quality over quantity and take care to properly cook the meat so that you can enjoy it to its fullest potential. This is the first in a series of classes for anyone ready to learn to cook meat.
Braised Chicken Thighs with Seared Oranges, Olives and White Wine
Garlicky Kale with Caramelized Shallots
Equipment and Ingredient List for this class can be found here.
This menu contains the following common allergens: Dairy. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.
Gracie Schatz has been in the food industry for 13 years. She began her career as a baker and private chef in Eugene, Oregon. She moved to Italy to learn about farming pigs, making cheese, tending bees, and Tuscan cooking. After tasting Italian prosciutto, she became a pork fanatic which led to her to the Fatted Calf in San Francisco and eventually managed Avedano's in Bernal Heights. Her desire to partake in the full cycle of meat consumption lead her to the Sierra Foothills where she raised, slaughtered, and cured her own heritage pigs. She returned to the Bay Area to cook at Molina and Cala restaurants where she became an adept fish butcher and learned to cook in a wood-fired oven. All the while Gracie and her business partner, Alana Eckhart have run a successful pop-up restaurant, Bread and Bones Supper. Today, Gracie lives in Eugene, Oregon where she has started Heart of Willamette Cooking School, inspired by her time teaching at 18 Reasons.
Photo credit: Gracie Schatz