Chicken Butchery and Cookery

Thursday, January 4, 2024 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. Chef knives will be provided to students for in-class use. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here


Mastering cooking a whole chicken is a fundamental skill in the kitchen. Join Chef Gracie Schatz to strengthen your chicken knowledge! Students will become confident and adept at butchering a chicken and utilizing every single part to create a delicious menu. Students will learn three meat cooking techniques (poaching, braising and roasting), sanitary meat handling practices, and an introduction to the wonders of offal.  



Chicken Liver Crostini with Seasonal Fruit, Pickled Shallot, and Mustard Seeds

Crispy Chicken Wings with Calabrian Chili and Honey Sauce

Little Gem Salad with Poached Chicken Breast, Crispy Chicken Skin, Seasonal Fruit, Almonds, Goat Cheese, and Fines Herbs

Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine, Rosemary, Charred Citrus and Olives served with Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh 

Smoked BBQ Lollipop Drummettes

This menu contains the following common allergens: Dairy, Wheat, Tree Nuts. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together!



Gracie Schatz has been in the food industry for over fifteen years. In her career, Gracie has worked in a variety of places: as a baker and private chef in Eugene, OR, farming and cooking in Italy, raising pigs in the Sierra Foothills, butchering at the Fatted Calf in San Francisco, managing Avedano’s in Bernal Heights, cooking at Bay Area restaurants Molina and Cala and her own pop-up restaurant, Bread and Bones Supper. In Eugene, she started her own food justice nonprofit, Marigold Cooking Collective. After working with 18 Reasons as a guest instructor for the past 7 years, Gracie has decided to move from Eugene to San Francisco and join us as our head Chef. Her dream is to never stop learning about delicious food, to never stop exploring the many nuanced ways that food brings us joy, connection to culture, identity, seasons and community. 18 Reasons feels like the perfect place to explore this dream and she is so excited to be here!