$20 – $60

RFRS Supperclub x Sylvia Charles of Spice Mama

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San Francisco, CA 94105

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Real Food Real Stories - Connecting You to the People and Places Behind Our Food


An RFRS Supperclub is an intimate and immersive community gathering set in home environments over shared meals and around honest and authentic storytelling from changemakers in agriculture and food.

On November 9th, participate in an intimate conversation with Sylvia Charles, Founder of Spice Mama in San Francisco, which makes addictive chili sauces that combine a rich, Indian heritage with the beauty and freshness of clean California cooking. Our curated evening will take place in a high-rise home* with panoramic views of San Francisco, where we will hear Sylvia's fascinating journey from her mother and aunt's aromatic kitchen growing up, to her own creations that seek to combine authentic Indian flavors with an application outside of traditional curries.

*Exact location details and directions will be sent via email confirmation closer to the event.

Curated Meal with a Story

Join us for a beautifully-curated meal by storyteller Sylvia Charles, which will feature a few of Spice Mama's signature spice blends such as a vibrant and tangy Sweet Chili Tamarind, her rich, earthy and fiery Zinging Ginger sauce, and the exotic Sweet Heat Cilantro blend.

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Evening Itinerary

6:00-6:30pm Arrival, mingling

6:30-7:30pm Introductions, eating*

7:30-8:30pm Live-storytelling**, q&a

8:30-9:00pm Post storytelling discussions and dessert

*Vegan, GF options available
**About half of the seating is arranged on floor cushions, but chairs are available for those who need them.

About Our Storyteller - Sylvia Charles

Sylvia Charles, Founder of Spice Mama, grew up in a household where the kitchen was the center of their lives. Her immigrant mother and aunt rarely left, constantly creating aromatic curries and rice dishes every morning and overflowing the house with the sweet smells of cumin and coriander mixed with the sounds of laughter and joy.

It was here that Sylvia fell in love with the heart of Indian cooking- condiments that were gooey, sticky, sweet and spicy- stuffing herself with spicy mango chili sauce, chutneys, and even a chili pickle with dried shrimp. From there, she brought her love of Indian sauces everywhere she went- in college she would spread them on pizzas and bagels, and later, inspired by the abundance of fresh and organic local produce she was constantly surrounded by in California, she began to combine authentic Indian flavors with an application outside of traditional curries, experimenting with fresh market produce, lamb and pork, and spices her mom would bring from India.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Montgomery BART station is the closest BART stop.

SFMOMA Garage on Minna Street is the closest parking garage.

What does the ticket include?

Ticket includes the meal and event, but does not include alcoholic beverages, which are available by donation.

Anything else?

The location requires shoe removal.

Real Food Real Stories is committed to creating an inclusive experience for anyone who is interested in learning more about the people behind our food system. Our pricing is reflective of the cost to put on a gathering, but so for those who would like to attend but are financially unable to pay the full ticket price please utilize the limited farmer/student/low-income ticket.

Please note that we photograph, video and audio-record throughout the gathering, and by entering the space and joining us you are granting us permission to record you.

Refund Policy: Tickets are fully refundable until 5 days before the gathering. Tickets are transferrable until the day of the gathering.

Thank you!

The RFRS Team

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