Whole Lamb Butchery

Sunday, March 17, 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.


Join our head chef and butcher, Gracie Schatz, for a fully immersive whole animal butchery experience. Students will be processing a whole lamb, sourced locally from Emigh Ranch. During this course, students will learn to work with butchery tools - boning knives, scimitars, cleavers, mallets, butchering twine and meat saws. A bountiful lamb filled lunch will be served and each student will get to take additional lamb to cook at home. 



Spice Rubbed Lamb Chops with Harissa Yogurt Sauce 

Lamb Tartare with Castelvetrano Olives and Preserved Lemon 


Seasonal Salad with Fresh Herbs and Meyer Lemon Dressing


This menu contains the following common allergens: Gluten and Dairy. We can easily omit these items from the menu if given advanced notice. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org 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!