Chili Crab

Sunday, January 28, 2024 4:00pm to 8:00pm
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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. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here.


We’re kicking off the Bay Area crab season with our annual Chili Crab feast! Chef Linda's Chili Crab has become an annual ritual at 18 Reasons, and nothing says crab season like a few crustaceans smothered in chili, ginger, garlic and herbs. This year is especially exciting because Linda will be teaching TWO crab recipes! You’ll not only make the quintessential smothered chili crab, but also an equally flavorful Thai style curry crab, and a couple vegetable side dishes to round out the meal. Join us for a finger-licking good time!



Tauhu Sumbat - Tofu Stuffed with Cucumber, Bean Spouts and Jicama with Peanut Sauce

Salted Egg Yolk Kabocha Fritters

Thai Curry Crab 

Chili Crab 

Fresh Steamed Rice

This menu contains the following common allergens: Shellfish, Egg, Soy, Peanuts, Wheat. 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!



Linda Tay Esposito is a teaching chef whose food represents a tribute and a commitment to the authenticity of the cuisines of the Pacific Rim. For the last two decades, Linda has shared her passion and knowledge of East and Southeast Asian cuisines by teaching at many notable cooking schools in the Bay Area. An all around food professional, Linda works on placemaking projects by building equitable food systems through the intersectional lens of food, sustainability and equity. She led the development of La Cocina’s municipal marketplace as well as the food program at the Presidio Tunnel Tops. She currently works on ground floor activation initiatives at several affordable housing projects in San Francisco. Linda's specialties include Malaysian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and various Southeast Asian cuisines. She teaches both public and private cooking classes and hosts pop-up dinners at 18 Reasons.

Photo by Linda Tay Esposito