Michelle McKenzie

Michelle McKenzie is the program director and chef at 18 Reasons, a nonprofit community cooking school in San Francisco’s Mission District. She teaches cooking classes, curates the course calendar, and prepares the food for wine dinners and special events. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, Michelle has worked at some of the best restaurants in the country, and has a knack for making simple food seem special—at once healthy and hedonistic, elegant and effortless—and is full of amazing tips for making every meal both memorable and attainable. She has been featured on the Cooking Channel, and has been a contributor to publications such as Sunset Magazine.

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