San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
**The Conference has sold out every year.**
**Online ticket sales end on Friday, August 15th at 5pm. Please buy your ticket soon!**
La Cocina's Food + Entrepreneurship Conference
Bringing home the Chicharrones: Making it in Food
Here in San Francisco, you are just as likely to find bacon on the table, as you are to find chicharrones or choila. At the heart of this city’s diverse food culture are the enterprising culinary entrepreneurs from all walks of life.
As local, small-batch, and artisanal foods trends are capturing everyone’s attention, the question remains, can you make it making great food?
Since its inception in 2009, La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship conference has looked at how we can best cultivate food entrepreneurs and thriving, inclusive communities. Join us on August 17th for a Sunday Thoughtluck alongside food entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, city officials, culinary experts, and community organizations from all over the world. Alongside thoughtful dialog and hands on workshops, there will be an Art+Food Expo, and of course, oodles of eats! The full conference program is now available, so get amped!
Your ticket will include a full day’s menu of conversations, activities and opportunities to meet people who are all working on food and entrepreneurship, as well as breakfast, lunch and happy hour. Our ticket cost is meant to keep this conference accessible but does not fully cover the cost of the event. Donations are appreciated. Buy your ticket today!
Please refer to the conference website for a detailed schedule.
We hope you’ll join us.
We are incredibly thankful to Wells Fargo for funding scholarships for attendees with financial need. These are reserved for entreprenuers demonstrating significant financial need. You can apply for a scholarship, gaining discounted entry to the conference, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Cocina's Food & Entrepreneurship Conference is part of a 3-DAY event! Don't forget to purchase tickets for:
- Friday Night Fried Chicken Family Meal: A Kick-Off Celebration of La Cocina and the San Francisco Street Food Festival
- Saturday's 6th Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival: The Last Year on Folsom Street
La Cocina’s Food & Entrepreneurship Conference is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to non-profits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund. The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events, and exhibitions, please visit www.somarts.org.
When & Where
La Cocina is a ground-breaking business incubator designed to reduce the obstacles that often prevent low-income food entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses. By providing affordable, shared, commercial kitchen space, an array of industry-specific technical assistance and services, and access to market opportunities and access to capita, La Cocina works with entrepreneurs as they launch, grow, and formalize successful food businesses. We focus primarily on women from culturally diverse communities and immigrant communities. Our vision is that our program participants will become economically self-sufficient and contribute to a vibrant and diverse economy doing what they love to do.
La Cocina es una incubadora de negocios creada para reducir los obstáculos que suelen prevenir a los empresarios de crear pequeñas compañías exitosas y sostenibles. Al proveer recursos compartidos y un gamo de servicios específicos a la industria, las incubadoras de negocios aseguran que los pequeños negocios puedan ser exitosos. La misión de La Cocina es cultivar a los empresarios mientras que formalizan y crecen sus negocios de comida dando espacio a bajo costo en una cocina comercial, asistencia técnica específica a la industria y acceso a oportunidades para vender. Nos enfocamos en mujeres de comunidades de color e inmigrantes. Nuestra visión es que los empresarios se volverán económicamente auto-suficientes y contribuirán a la economía haciendo lo que ellos aman hacer.