The Vegetarian Mediterranean Kitchen

Sunday, April 14, 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 14 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here


Our chef Gracie was first introduced to the wonders of the kitchen by a woman named Hilda Hataar who owned the Garden Restaurant in Novato, California for over twenty years. Hilda immigrated to the US from Jordan and brought with her a deep passion for sharing her culinary culture with her community. The recipes taught in this class are very much a homage to the formative cooking experiences that Gracie had in the kitchen with Hilda. 

During this four hour class students will learn to make falafel, fresh pita, an array of delectable dips, baklava and more! 



Fattoush Salad 

Fresh Pita 

Green Garlic Hummus 

Beet and Walnut Dip 

Labneh with Zaatar 


Orange Blossom Baklava 


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!