Farming Hope Pop Up Dinner Kickoff at Manny's

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3092 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Join the Farming Hope squad to celebrate our six month anniversary at Manny's in San Francisco, with our first fundraiser pop up dinner in our new home. This dinner will kickoff a series of monthly fundraiser pop up dinners featuring guest chefs, community discussion, and the chance to break bread with people from all walks of life in our city.

This May 2, we'll hear stories of inspiration from new graduates leading the fight for food justice in our city, and launch our spring fundraiser to hire six new apprentices in the upcoming cohort.

Farming Hope serves food and runs our culinary job training program at Manny's, a civic gathering space in San Francisco's Mission District. Our pop up dinners serve two goals: join our community together to talk about the issues of the day and get people outside of their social bubble; and raise funds to support our rapidly expanding programming and number of trained apprentices.

The chef of the evening will be Kevin Madrigal, Co-Founder and Culinary Director of Farming Hope, featuring a vegetable-focused take on Mexican recipes handed down from his grandmother and mother.

Chef Kevin sees food as the ultimate tool for justice, and believes in decolonizing our diet and paying tribute to how his Mexican ancestors cooked. He has staged in kitchens around the Bay Area like Californios and Chez Panisse, and loves to incorporate seasonal California produce into his Mexican influenced cuisine. Find the dinner menu below (subject to change, based on seasonality and availability).

- 4 Course Menu -


Tostada de setas marinadas con aguacate, limón, jalapeño, y aceite de olivo

Marinated oyster mushroom tostada with avocado, lime, jalapeño, and olive oil


Crema de chayote con leche de coco, chile, pepitas, y cotija

Cream of chayote soup made with coconut milk, served with chile, pepitas, and cotija cheese

Plato Fuerte

Birria de vegetales de la temporada con frijoles de la olla

Seasonal vegetable birria served with stewed beans


Buñuelo de camote en piloncillo con crema batida

Bueñuelo with caramelized sweet potato and hand whipped cream


What is the dress code for community pop up diners?

Come as you are! No dress code, we are a casual bunch.

I want to join the conversation and try the food, but can't afford a ticket right now. Can I still come?

Of course! We have free tickets available for community guests, please talk to Farming Hope staff in person or email

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Manny's is located at 3092 16th Street. Parking is difficult, particularly at night. We highly recommend taking BART if possible, as the 16th St. Mission Station is one block from Manny's. There is also a bus stop and Ford Go Bikes stand right outside Manny's front door. There is a city-operated parking garage nearby at 16th and Hoff St., entrance on Hoff St.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email We will do our best to respond in a timely manner, but please understand our time is limited in responding promptly since operating a restaurant and job-training nonprofit seven days a week.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds, a donation never hurt anyone (and it has helped).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


Do I have to be there at 6:30 pm sharp or can I come in whenever? I really hate commitment and being on time.

Dinner is served in courses, so if you're late, you'll miss some of the courses - we recommend coming early and having fun with us together throghout the evening.

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