San Francisco, California
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La Cocina's 4th Annual Gala
Monday, May 9, 2016
Reimagining The Future Of Cities
You are cordially invited to La Cocina's 4th Annual Gala! We look forward to celebrating with you as we honor the hard work of our talented La Cocina's entrepreneurs and as we thank all of our supporters who have contributed to the success of our organization and our businesses! And as our fine city of San Francisco faces many changes, we'd like to take the time to honor what the city has offered our organization and the opportunities it has provided for our entrepreneurs. Join us in toasting what we hope the city can become as we strive for a more vibrant and inclusive economy.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception & Program at The SeaGlass Restaurant
Cocktail Reception will feature appetizers by Chefs Sophina Uong of Calavera, David Bazirgan of Dirty Habit SF, Meadowood, Thomas McNaughton of flour + water and more, inspired by the cuisine and stories of La Cocina’s entrepreneurs. Open Bar hosted by Jon Gasparini of Rye on the Road with spirits by Campari and beer by CaliCraft Brewing Co. Program Celebration hosted by Liam Mayclem, KCBS's Foodie Chap! Music by talented and local East-bay and Mexico-born artist, Diana Gameros.
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dinner at The Explorarium's Observatory Room & Terrace
The Dinner, curated by James Beard Award Winning Chef and La Cocina Board Member, Traci Des Jardins of Jardiniere, will be a 3-course meal prepared by James Beard Award Winning Guest Chef Baraba Lynch with the support of Chef Loretta Keller of SeaGlass Restaurant. Service executed by Board Member, Alison Arth of SaltnRoe, author of Open Table's e-book “How to launch a restaurant”. Guest Experience provided by La Fleuriste and Alison Events, a San Francisco boutique event planning company named as Vogue's 2016 Best Wedding Planners.
* For Directions and Parking at the SF Exploratorium, click HERE.
Stay tuned for more information on our online auction, going live on May 1st!
You will get a chance to have sneak peek pre-bidding access for top notch dinner packages, sports tickets, cooking classes, workshops, wine lots, and more!
Special Thanks To Our Supporting Sponsors, Partners and Board Members:
Chef Barbara Lynch
Chef Loretta Keller and Clay Reyolds, SeaGlass Restaurant
Jon Gasparini and Greg Lindgren, Rye on the Road
CaliCraft Brewing Co.
Chef Sophina Uong, Calavera
Chef Dave Bazirgan, Dirty Habit SF
Chef Thomas McNaughton, Flour + Water
Liam Mayclem, KCBS’s Foodie Chap
San Francisco Magazine
PRESENTING SPONSOR - Jim N Nick's
4Terra-Amir Massih, Sarah Wigglesworth, Laura Ambroseno,
Alec Hughes, Jane Segal, Hanson & Bridgett, DZH Phillips, Wells Fargo,
Forest City, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Levi Strauss Foundation, VISA, Zigas Family,
Landa Family, LA & SF Specialty Catering, Equity Office CUESA, Delfina Pizzeria,
PG&E, Katie Colendich
HOST COMMITTEE & SPONSORING PARTNERS
Alison Arth, Salt n Roe & Gala Board Chair
Traci Des Jardins, Jardiniere & Board Member
Alison Rinderknecht and Jesse Tombs, Alison Events
Lidia Sadoun, La Fleuriste
Bonnie Ross, Honorary La Cocina Member
Xelina Leyba, Commonwealth
Jasmine Hirsch, Hirsch Vineyards
Casey Burke, Meadowood
Kelly Cowden, Event Management Volunteer
Katie Truitt, Traci Des Jardins, Amir Massih
Sarah Wigglesworth, Laura Ambroseno, Alison Arth
Alec Hughes, Dara Zanandel, Seema Patel
Jaghada Sivan, Joel Lacayo, Marta Sanchez, Surina Khan
Interested in Volunteering, sign up HERE.
For sponsorship inquiries, email Jessica Mataka Jessica@lacocinasf.org
For other sponsor opportunities in La Cocina's 2016 Programming, click HERE.
To donate an auction item, please fill in this Auction Donor Form.
FOR MORE ON LA COCINA'S 2016 PROGRAM
Thursday, April 7th | F&B: Voices From the Kitchen on Labor
TBD Thursday, September 22nd | F&B: Voices from the Kitchen on Brains
Coming in the Fall | Food + Entrepreneurship Conference
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.