Please join us for a meal and conversation to support 18 Reasons community programming, cooked by the Slanted Door's Charles Phan and Bi-Rite Market's Sam Mogannam.
Ingredients will be sourced from local farms, and paired with wines selected by Bi-Rite wine buyer Trac Le. Dinner will be served by the 18 Reasons Board of Directors.
18 Reasons has served local youth for the past two years through highly successful programs that teach vital cooking skills, encourage healthy eating habits, and provide career readiness. With the addition of the Cooking Matters program this summer, we are able to reach over 2,000 low-income families each year, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to make healthy food choices on a limited budget. Our free community programs are central to our mission, and your support makes them possible.
Charles Phan moved to San Francisco in 1977, where he attended Mission High and UC Berkeley before setting out to redefine our expectations of Vietnamese Food at his flagship restaurant, The Slanted Door. His menu focuses on seasonal, high-quality ingredients, made with traditional Vietnamese techniques and traditions. He won a James Beard award in 2004, and just released his first and much-anticipated cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking. His latest restaurant, South, opened this spring at SFJazz. We are honored to invite Charles to join us at 18 Reasons for an unforgettable meal.
Supporters who donate $10,000 to this event will receive an additional private dinner for 16 people cooked by Bi-Rite's Sam Mogannam at 18 Reasons. Please get in touch if you'd like to donate before the event. See you soon!