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Basic Knife Skills

$55.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

Join 18 Reasons instructor Jen Nurse for a class in the basics of using your chef's knife at home. We will discuss the ins and outs of knife use, care and safety. You will walk away knowing how to maintain a sharp edge and the best way to cut vegetables and herbs. This is a great class for beginners.

Basic Knife Skills

$55.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

Join 18 Reasons instructor Jen Nurse for a class in the basics of using your chef's knife at home. We will discuss the ins and outs of knife use, care and safety. You will walk away knowing how to maintain a sharp edge and the best way to cut vegetables and herbs. This is a great class for beginners.

Flavors of Morocco

$95.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.

Join Michelle McKenzie for an exploration of the alluring flavors of Moroccan cuisine. Inspired by the traditional foods she ate during her travels, she has created contemporary dishes that will show us how to employ those special spicy, savory, and sweet ingredients at home. 

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Peruvian Desserts

$65.00

During the time of the Spanish Viceroyalty, colonial Peru was the largest consumer of sugar in the New World. So it’s no surprise that its contemporary cuisine boasts a plethora of traditional desserts that are hundreds of years old! In this fun and unique hands-on class, Nico Vera will show us how to bake, hand-roll, whip, and slow cook Lima-style. He'll share the rich history of these rich recipes and serve up his Tallarin con Pollo to balance our sweet indulgences.

Indian Breadmaking II

$65.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer.

In this three-hour breadmaking workshop, we will learn about the history, chemistry, and cultural significance of Indian bread. Led by the skilled and passionate hands of Roop Soni, Simran Singh and Stacie Dong, we will prepare the following, accompanied by traditional condiments (chutneys and raitas), pickles, masala chai and carrot halwa with Bi-Rite ice cream for dessert.  This class will focus on stuffed paranthas.

Brines, Cures, and Marinades

$65.00

A hands-on class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer.

Ever wonder what makes that cafe's pork chop so juicy?  Or how sushi chefs make magic out of raw fish? Brines, cures and marinades, that's how!  

In this course, Peter Temkin will share simple and satisfying techniques that will elevate any home dish into restaurant quality cuisine.

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Basic Knife Skills

$55.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

Join 18 Reasons instructor Jen Nurse for a class in the basics of using your chef's knife at home. We will discuss the ins and outs of knife use, care and safety. You will walk away knowing how to maintain a sharp edge and the best way to cut vegetables and herbs. This is a great class for beginners.

Old Fashioned Layer Cakes

$75.00

There’s something especially celebratory about a good old-fashioned layer cake! Yet recipes rarely share all of the tips we need to create a truly good (and good-looking) one. Luckily, pastry chef Jen Nurse is leading this hands-on course, in which she'll share practical knowledge from her years as owner of an award-winning cake bakery. We'll walk away knowing the best tools, mixing methods, and simple tricks for baking and assembling superb layer cakes.

Knife Skills 201

$95.00

A hands-on class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. This course is limited to 10 students.

Join 18 Reasons' Program Director and Chef Michelle McKenzie for a class on more advanced knife skills. Students should already have a basic understanding of knife use, care, and safety; participation in our Basic Knife Skills course is encouraged but not required before taking this class. 

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