Gift Cards & Gift Memberships

Gift cards make great presents - delight your friends and family with the gift of home cooking when you give them an 18 Reasons Gift Card or Gift Membership! The suggested denominations below allow you to purchase with a culinary experience in mind. 

Gift Cards

Choose from these pre-set amounts and buy your holiday gift today:

$36 gift card. Ideal for a "Date Night for Two" at one of our monthly Community Dinners.

$95 gift card. Purchase one of our Basic Knife Skills classes with this gift card; it’s one of our most popular classes and great for beginners. This gift card amount is also good for online classes. One ticket allows for one device to login to Zoom, so a family or household can participate together.

$165 gift card. This is a common ticket price for many of our mid-week cooking classes, ranging from cooking fundamentals to cuisines around the world.

$175 gift card. Cooks who love to learn will appreciate using this gift card to buy one ticket to our 4-hour sessions on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.


The class ideas listed above are suggestions. For example, you do not have to spend $36 gift card toward Community Dinner, rather you can spend the $36 gift card toward any event posted on our calendar. We do not currently have the option for guests to buy a custom amount besides the denominations listed above (though it is something we hope to have in the future).

Any gift card can be used toward purchasing any 18th St. Kitchen ticket sold on, for both online and in-person events. 

Gift card revenue and membership dues both help fund 18 Reasons' community program, Cooking Matters, a grocery donation program paired with healthy cooking classes for low-income families throughout the Bay Area. Your support keeps this program free for families in need.

Gift card refund policy: All 18 Reasons gift card purchases are non-refundable as of 3 business days after purchase. If you have purchased a gift card and are unable to use it, consider gifting it to a friend or converting your gift card purchase into a donation. Donations to 18 Reasons are tax-deductible. Contact for next steps to convert your gift card purchase into a donation or requesting a refund. If a refund request is sent within 3 business days of purchase, we can offer a refund, less a nonrefundable 4% payment processing fee. (You can see all our registration policies here).

Gift Memberships

Give your loved one a one-year membership to our nonprofit cooking school. Our members are our 18th Street Kitchen insiders, and they enjoy $10 off of most 18 Reasons events, advance notice of ticket sales, access to our cookbook lending library, and discounts from our neighborhood businesses.