Flavors of Korea: Chimaek and Late Night Bites

Friday, April 12, 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. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here.


Chimaek represents, arguably, the best end-of-week food and drink: fried chicken and a crisp beer. Chimaek (치맥) is already Korean slang for the two words, Chikin (치킨: chicken) and Maekju (맥주: beer) so the word itself even highlights the perfect marriage between the two. 

Get ready to turn up the heat and end your week with a cold beer in hand, washing down the crispy bites of our Korean style fried chicken wings. Elise will also guide you through cooking even more spicy and flavorful dishes to complete your late night table. We’ll cook chewy and spicy rice cakes, rich and flavorful stir-fried kimchi with tofu, and melty corn cheese. This menu would not be complete without some sweet and tangy radish pickles, whose crunch will joyfully cleanse your palate as we eat and drink the night away. 


Tteokbokki - Spicy simmered rice cakes

Dubu Kimchi - Stir Fried Kimchi with Pork and Tofu

Soy Sauce Glazed Fried Chicken Wings

Corn Cheese

Pickled Radish


This menu contains the following common allergens: Shellfish, Wheat, 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.

Let’s Cook Together! 


Born and raised in Colorado, Elise Hayashi grew up in a family where knowing how to use a paring knife was more important than riding a bicycle. This sparked her passion for food and cooking at an early age, and she enthusiastically relocated to the Bay Area to study nutrition science at UC Berkeley. Outside of the classroom, Elise helped implement childhood obesity and exercise research, and worked as a pastry assistant to fill her free time with galettes and mousses. She also broadened her experience with food by studying and cooking her way through the Mediterranean diet in Italy, and working on an organic farm in Japan. Now, she is excited to merge her gastronomic backgrounds, and lean into her Japanese and Korean heratige to share her love of food with the 18 Reasons community. During the rare moments when she is not eating, Elise can be found trying out new sports, playing and listening to live music, or wandering the aisles of grocery stores and farmers' markets.