What is 18 Reasons?

18 Reasons is a nonprofit cooking school on a mission to empower our community with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day.

Our 18th Street Kitchen plays nightly host to hands-on cooking classes, cheesemaking and fermentation workshops, dinners with farmers and brewers, wine seminars… anything to help our community become more excited about cooking and eating great food.

Why they are Awesome

  • Through our free Cooking Matters program, we teach thousands of low-income adults, kids, and families each year how to cook, shop, and eat well on a tight budget.

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Make a difference by hosting your own cooking class or volunteer with 18th St. Kitchen.